February 14, 2017
January 16, 2017
The freezing rain before sunrise Monday did nothing to extinguish the spirits of those who marched to the Hammond Civic Center, even if it extinguished the candles.
The City of Hammond's annual march and ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, "Dream With a Purpose," brought young talent from all over the city and residents seeking a renewed sense of self.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, asked the crowd to recommit itself to King's legacy and start peacefully protesting as he did with marches and other nonviolent dissent. He pointed out that one of the big victories of the Civil Rights Movement – the Voting Rights Act, in which U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., played a big role – has been gutted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
January 14, 2017
With a new administration and Republican control in the House of Representatives and the Senate, promises to defund Planned Parenthood because of concerns over abortion are closer to a reality, proponents and opponents say.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, as well as a local legislator and a public health professional are vehement in their opposition.
January 12, 2017
January 8, 2017