U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s provision to confront the threat posed by North Korea has been signed into law by President Trump as part of the annual national defense bill. The Administration now has 90 days to bring to Congress its strategy to confront the threat.
U.S. Rep. Luke Messer is urging members of the tax cut bill Conference Committee to repeal the Obamacare individual mandate as part of the final bill. The U.S. Senate included the individual mandate repeal in its plan, but it was not part of the House-passed version.
Today, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will announce his choice to replace Sen. Al Franken. Franken announced last week he would be resigning in the coming weeks, after multiple allegations of inappropriate contact with women.
The Youth Opportunity Center recently hired two new staff members: Elizabeth Kester as Director of Customers Relations, and Paul Ward as Spiritual Life Coordinator. Kester, of Ft. Wayne, joins the team with several years of experience in customer relations. Ward, of New Castle has more than ten years of experience in ministry, graduating from Indiana Wesleyan in 2007.
A former official at Muncie Community Schools has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the district’s superintendent regularly made sexist, racist and intimidating remarks. The Star Press reports the lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of the former human resources director for MCS. It cites more than two dozen instances of alleged “inappropriate” behavior. The district says it had investigated the allegations and found them to be unsubstantiated.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s provision requiring a comprehensive strategy from the White House to confront the threat posed by North Korea was signed into law today by President Trump as part of the annual national defense bill. Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, “North Korea and the Kim regime pose a serious threat to our national security. Now that the defense bill has been signed into law, the Administration has 90 days to bring to Congress its strategy to confront this threat.
Jay County Civic Theatre’s 40th anniversary year celebration concludes this weekend with four performances of “Miracle on 34th Street” the musical. Shows happen at 7pm. Thursday, the 14th, Friday the 15th and Saturday the 17th, plus at 2pm on Sunday. The Theatre is located at 131 E. Walnut St.in Portland. Tickets: $7 for students and $10 for adults.
A former human resources director is suing Muncie Community Schools, claiming that Superintendent Steven Baule regularly made sexist, racist and intimidating remarks. Kathy Ray’s federal lawsuit cites inappropriate, severely offensive and intimidating conduct. MCS says when Ray’s complaint was brought to their attention; they investigated and found the charges to be unsubstantiated.
Anderson fire crews kept busy Monday afternoon after a fire broke out at a home in the 4600 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard. The southbound lanes of MLK were closed to allow crews to work the fire. Initial reports claimed significant damage to the interior of the structure. No one was home at the time.
A Muncie man is facing battery charges. Police say Frederick Allen was brought to the South Council Street residence by a female resident. A younger occupant of the home told Allen he had to leave and that’s when Allen pulled a knife and attacked. Allen was being held in the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.