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Wednesday Rundown: Monroe County covered bridge, Hate crime law, Local film finds new angle on queer cinema, IUWBB loses again

Monroe County to have first covered bridge in 40 years

A school bus drives through the Smith Covered Bridge in Rush County, Indiana, after its reopening in 1996. The reconstructed covered bridge coming to Monroe County will look much like the Smith Covered Bridge when finished.  Courtesy Photo

Indiana is home to 91 historic covered bridges, including two in nearby Brown County, Indiana. With more than $800,000 in government grants and other funds, Monroe County will be reconstructing an old covered bridge to join that number, and that bridge will be the first in Monroe County for more than 40 years. Read more here.

Indiana residents attend rally to urge passage of hate crime law

Jacob deCastro

Indiana is one of five states without laws addressing hate crimes or bias-based crimes. Supporters of such legislation gathered in the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday to say enough is enough. For information on specific hate crimes read more here. 

Local film "Hoosier" looks to find new angle on queer cinema

Carl, a tan 90s Buick who belongs to sophomore Meghan Halaburda, will be in an upcoming film called "Hoosier" made by local filmmakers. Halaburda found a note on her car, which she thought was a parking ticket, asking her about using her car in the LGBT-themed film.  Mallory Smith

Upcoming local queer film, “Hoosier,” looks to cover a topic more nuanced than coming out with a character who has already come to terms with their sexuality. Read more here.

Deja Vu for women's basketball in loss to No. 14 Maryland

Freshman guard Jaelynn Penn brings the ball up the court against Louisville on Nov. 30 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU lost Tuesday night at No. 14 Maryland. Bobby Goddin

Women’s basketball reporter Dylan Wallace breaks down the Hoosiers’ 74-70 loss at No. 14 Maryland on Tuesday night in College Park. Read more here.

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