Members of the House of Representatives removed Kevin McCarthy from his position as speaker Tuesday by a vote of 216-210. The motion’s sponsor Rep. Matt Gaetz along with 7 other Republicans and 212 Democrats voted to remove the speaker. This was the first time in history that a speaker of the house has been removed from office.
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The Indiana University Police Department received reports of three burglaries Sept. 29, all in Eigenmann Hall, according to an IU crime notice. The incidents reportedly occurred between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday.
The Monroe County Health Department released its August 2023 food inspection report, with 28 locations receiving critical violations. According to Monroe County’s website, critical violations are defined as violations likely to directly contribute to foodborne disease.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car accident that killed an 81-year-old individual Tuesday. The crash occurred at the intersection of North Curry Pike and West Vernal Pike, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
The Biden administration will resume its free at-home COVID-19 test delivery program starting Monday, it announced Sept. 20. The administration also announced it will invest $600 million in 12 domestic test manufacturers to bolster production.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed a complaint Monday against Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, alleging misconduct in the case against IU Health OB-GYN Dr. Caitlin Bernard. The complaint contains three charges surrounding statements Rokita made during his investigation of Bernard.
Bloomington will inventory and plant hundreds of trees between 2023-24, it announced Aug. 31. The inventory, conducted by the Davey Resource group, will cover 5,033 of the city’s trees, designating each tree’s location, species and size, as well as newly added maintenance and planting site information.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita filed a lawsuit Friday against IU Health and IU Healthcare Associates. The lawsuit claims they violated patient privacy and state law after a doctor shared the story of a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio who had traveled to Indiana for an abortion.
The Indiana University Police Department received a report of sexual assault Tuesday, according to an IU Crime Notice. The incident reportedly occurred around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Forest Quadrangle residence hall.
IU announced Monday that IU President Pamela Whitten approved the university’s climate action plan in an IU Today press release. The plan, based on the recommendations of IU’s Climate Action Planning Committee, will lead IU on a path to carbon neutrality by 2040.
The National Institute of Health awarded assistant IU biology professor and evolutionary biologist Ryan Bracewell nearly $2 million to study chromosome evolution and rapid Y chromosome degeneration.
Solar manufacturing startup Bila Solar announced Aug. 29 it will establish both its U.S. headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Indianapolis. In the announcement the company said it will invest $35 million into its new facility, creating more than 240 new jobs. Refurbishment of the former Eli Lilly facility Bila Solar acquired will begin this year.
IU earth and atmospheric sciences professor, Juergen Schieber, and his research team have discovered evidence of wet-dry cycling, a geological process advantageous to the formation of life, on the surface of Mars. In a paper released Aug. 9, 2023, in the scientific journal, “Nature,” Schieber and his team examined Martian rock dating to around 3.6 billion years old to better understand the red planet’s geological history.
The Monroe County Health Department released its July 2023 food inspection report, naming 25 locations with critical violations. Critical violations are more likely to result in food contamination, environmental hazards or illness.
The Citizens Action Coalition, a consumer advocacy group, has accused energy company AES Indiana of presenting deceptive information to consumers on how much their energy bills will increase in 2024.
Beginning in 2024, Americans traveling to Europe will be required to submit additional authorization through the European Travel Information and Authorization System. The authorization will cost $8 and will be valid for three years after submission.
The Inflation Reduction Act, an $891 billion bill passed by the Biden administration on Aug. 16, 2022, has invested $369 billion into energy security and fighting climate change, along with tax reforms and incentives. The effects of this investment are starting to show in Indiana.
Two citizen and energy advocacy groups have filed a formal petition requesting the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) investigate utility company AES Indiana’s procedures for restoring power. Long-term power outages can cause food and medicine to spoil, air conditioning to go out and vulnerable small businesses to close.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Leqembi, an injection-based drug to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, on July 6. It is the first drug approved by the FDA to decelerate the symptoms of Alzheimer's, including memory loss, confusion, problems with speaking or writing and changes in mood.
The City of Bloomington Utilities released its annual drinking water quality report June 28, detecting 13 contaminants during the year at levels within the Environmental Protection Agency’s standards. 70 contaminants were not detected throughout Bloomington’s drinking water.