Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star

Chris Sikich

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Systemic bias has kept African Americans and women from the highest offices in Indiana

Qualified candidates say they faced systemic challenges, from the creation of Unigov, to partisan gerrymandering, to biased party nominating processes. → Read More

Indiana Labor commissioner resigns following federal investigation of Amazon death

The governor's office announced today that Commissioner of Labor Rick Ruble will resign → Read More

Here's what's happening at the Indiana Democratic state convention

Democrats will have their state convention all digitally on Saturday, a first of its kind. → Read More

Indiana state revenues fall $233.3 million in May, drop $1.2B for the year

While the economy has begun to reopen, state revenues continued to declined amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Hogsett, Buttigieg, Myers to speak at Democratic kickoff today

Some of Indiana's highest profile Democrats will speak at 5:30 p.m. tonight as a preview to the 2020 State Convention. → Read More

Tuesday's largely mail-in primary in Indiana is shaping up to be unique

It's a good bet more than half of voters will have cast ballots by the time the polls open. → Read More

Unprecedented half a million Hoosiers to vote by mail

Roughly half a million Hoosiers requested absentee ballots ahead of the June 2 primary before the application deadline passed Thursday. → Read More

Today is last day to request absentee ballot in Indiana for June 2 primary

May 21 is the last day for a county election board to receive a request for an absentee ballot for Indiana's June 2 primary. → Read More

Former GOP congressman Todd Rokita to challenge Curtis Hill for AG nomination

Former Congressman Todd Rokita will challenge embattled Attorney General Curtis Hill for the Republican nomination at the June 18 state convention. → Read More

Nearly 400,000 Hoosiers have requested ballots — but what do you do if they haven't arrived

An unprecedented 400,000 Hoosiers — and counting — have requested absentee ballots ahead of the June 2 primary. → Read More

Speaker sanctions lawmaker who posted image of black kids celebrating 'free money'

House Speaker Todd Huston has removed Rep. Jim Lucas from two committees and demoted him in another. → Read More

Indiana election officials have message for Hoosiers — please, please, please vote by mail

So far an unprecedented 312,000 Hoosiers — and climbing — plan to vote by mail during the upcoming primary election, more than five times as voted by mail during the primary four years ago. → Read More

Holcomb asks Supreme Court to clarify whether AG Hill will be removed from office

Gov. Holcomb wants to know whether Attorney General Curtis Hill will be removed from office. → Read More

Indiana lawmaker accused of racism after posting meme of black kids celebrating free money

Rep. Jim Lucas is defending himself against accusations of racism — again → Read More

Indiana state revenues plunge $1 billion in April amid coronavirus shutdown

State income plunged 46 percent, or more than $1 billion, in April year over year. → Read More

Myers says it's unsafe to reopen the economy as coronavirus continues to spread

Woody Myers, the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor, thinks Gov. Eric Holcomb is making a big mistake in how he's reopening the economy. → Read More

Pence — wearing face mask — heaps praise on workers while touring Kokomo facility

Vice President Mike Pence toured a GM facility making hospital ventilators for about an hour Thursday. → Read More

Gov. Holcomb supports Hogsett's decision to extend Indy stay-at-home order

Holcomb and Hogsett say they are on the same page. → Read More

Indiana Churches unite for message of hope during coronavirus pandemic

Local churches are hoping to brighten up social media during this time of crises. → Read More

As Holcomb considers reopening the economy, his popularity gets a boost from TV briefings

Gov. Eric Holcomb finds himself in an enviable position politically as he navigates difficult decisions about how and when to reopen the economy. → Read More