INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A federal judge has taken Governor Mike Pence to task. Judge Richard Young says Pence told the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban and then ordered executive agencies to do so following court rulings. The judge ruled yesterday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue.
GARY, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is pledging to use federal clout to help revitalize the city of Gary. Castro also says the city's vacant Sheraton Hotel has become a symbol of blight and must come down. Castro visited Gary today, two days after he was ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A former top education official's role in the sale of $1.7 million of equipment to Indiana is raising new questions about the strength of the state's ethics laws. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show state Representative Todd Huston (HOO'-stun) worked closely with the Indiana Department of Education and contractor Cisco from 2008-2012. A spokesman for Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz filed an ethics complaint last month alleging the sale violated state contracting rules.
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) - Friends of a central Indiana teenager who died in a Pacific Ocean plane crash honored him at his high school soccer team's first home game. Dozens of people wearing T-shirts bearing Haris Suleman's soccer jersey number 14 filled the stands at Plainfield High School for last night's game. The 17-year-old and his father were killed in the July 22nd crash.
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