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Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Buttigieg is reportedly a contender for China ambassador. What to know about his stances.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is considering former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the next U.S. ambassador to China, Axios reported Wednesday. → Read More

Stutzman resigns from Indiana House, blames governor's coronavirus restrictions

State Rep. Christy Stutzman said Gov. Eric Holcomb's response to the coronavirus pandemic has hurt her business. → Read More

A record 3 million Hoosiers voted in the 2020 election

Sixty-five percent of the state's 4.7 million voters wanted a say in the race between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Bide → Read More

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb postpones inauguration amid coronavirus pandemic

GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer announced Friday in a news release the traditional swearing-in ceremony will be postponed until circumstances allow. → Read More

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb names state's first diversity officer

Gov. Eric Holcomb fulfilled a campaign pledge Thursday by appointing Karrah A. Herring as the state's first diversity czar. → Read More

Faith-based coalitions condemn Indiana lawmaker's Facebook posts

Two faith-based coalitions have condemned ant-Catholic and anti-Muslim Facebook posts a newly elected Indiana state lawmaker made a few years ago. → Read More

Here's why Gov. Holcomb's mask order excludes lawmakers

Indiana's Republican lawmakers voted down a requirement legislators wear mask when on official business at the Statehouse. → Read More

Amid surging coronavirus, lawmakers reconvene, refuse to require masks

The Indiana House voted along party lines Tuesday, the ceremonial first day of the session, against requiring lawmakers to wear masks. → Read More

Indiana senator: If you exclude California — nation’s most populous state — Biden and Trump are tied

Indiana GOP Sen. Mike Braun in a conference call Tuesday declined to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 presidential election. → Read More

Braun says Trump and Biden are tied on the popular vote ... without California

Sen. Mike Braun joined many fellow Republicans in declining to acknowledge that Joe Biden won the Nov. 3 presidential election. → Read More

Taylor becomes first Black legislative caucus leader in Indiana Statehouse

The Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus selects as minority leader Greg Taylor, who becomes the first Black Hoosier to lead a caucus at the Statehouse. → Read More

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody won't seek new term

Democratic Party State Chairman John Zody announced Friday in a news conference that he will leave his position in March when his term ends. → Read More

Qaddoura becomes first Muslim elected to Indiana Statehouse as Dems pick up one Senate set

Fady Qaddoura defeated Republican state Sen. John Ruckelshaus for Senate District 30. → Read More

Here's why Indiana's election results website often lags media reports

By state law, county clerks have 14 days to submit any results at all to the secretary of state. → Read More

'We sent a message': Donald Rainwater doesn't win, sets Indiana Libertarian record

Early vote totals show the Indiana gubernatorial candidate collecting more than 12% of the vote. → Read More

Governor Eric Holcomb wins reelection in Indiana, AP says

Gov. Eric Holcomb was seeking a second term Tuesday. → Read More

Long lines in Marion County should come as no surprise

Marion County voters have fewer places to cast ballots per voter than in any of the surrounding counties, an IndyStar analysis found. → Read More

Indiana Statehouse candidate accused of making anti-Catholic, anti-Muslim comments

Democratic and Republican leaders are calling on John Jacob to denounce the Facebook posts. → Read More

Poll shows Holcomb with comfortable lead in Indiana governor race

Gov. Eric Holcomb has a comfortable lead heading into the Nov. 3 election, according to a poll released Tuesday from Washington, D.C.-based Cygnal. → Read More

Two teens shot BB gun near Congressional candidate Jeannine Lake, Muncie police say

Muncie police have arrested two juveniles in connection with a shooting reported Thursday by 6th District Congressional candidate Jeannine Lake. → Read More