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Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”
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Interchurch Community — “The Politics of Hummus: Jewish Voice For Peace and Allies Create Alternative Interfaith Spaces”

“We took that back to the committee, and we looked at it and agreed [it was problematic],” says Wiles. The JCRC and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana also concurred that the suggested film was problematic, and a different film was chosen.

Sierra Club — “Indiana Has ‘A Lot To Lose’ With Poor Ohio River Quality”
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Sierra Club — “Indiana Has ‘A Lot To Lose’ With Poor Ohio River Quality”

Water quality along Indiana’s southern border could be impacted by a long-awaited vote expected this week.

Overdose Lifeline — “Indy coffee shop is the newest place to offer life-saving drug naloxone”
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Overdose Lifeline — “Indy coffee shop is the newest place to offer life-saving drug naloxone”

“Our buddy, Justin Phillips over at Overdose Lifeline, lost her son Aaron Sims to an opioid overdose, and wrote this really, awesome piece of legislation that made it so everyone in the state of Indiana can access naloxone”

CHIP — “Indy counts its homeless population every year. 2019’s happened during a polar vortex”
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CHIP — “Indy counts its homeless population every year. 2019’s happened during a polar vortex”

“I can also tell you that some of the teams that went to the more established camps across the city did find people unsheltered that were hunkered down that night and did not go in,” Haring-Cozzi said. “So, even as frigid as it was, there were individuals found unsheltered that remained so on Wednesday night.”

CHIP — “IBJ Podcast: Deaths are increasing among Indy’s homeless population. What can be done?”
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CHIP — “IBJ Podcast: Deaths are increasing among Indy’s homeless population. What can be done?”

That was the largest number of deaths recorded by CHIP since it started tracking figures more than a decade ago, and it represented a 20 percent increase from 2017. Illness, injury, homicides and drug overdoses contributed to the number.

CHIP — “CICF, Hogsett seek $4M fund to provide wraparound services to formerly homeless”
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CHIP — “CICF, Hogsett seek $4M fund to provide wraparound services to formerly homeless”

Hayleigh Colombo, Indianapolis Business Journal, January 31 2019 The Central Indiana Community Foundation on Thursday announced that it will seek to raise $4 million for a fund to provide supportive services to…

Women4Change, Earth Charter — Statehouse Update: Redistricting
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Women4Change, Earth Charter — Statehouse Update: Redistricting

This session, several bills have been introduced in an attempt to introduce some measure of independence from the political whims of the party in the power in choosing their own voters.

CHIP — “Here’s how you can help an unsheltered homeless person during extreme cold”
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CHIP — “Here’s how you can help an unsheltered homeless person during extreme cold”

There were about 1,700 homeless individuals living in Indianapolis at the beginning of 2018, according to an annual point-in-time count conducted by the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.

CHIP — “Trying to answer ‘How many homeless people live in Indianapolis?'”
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CHIP — “Trying to answer ‘How many homeless people live in Indianapolis?'”

Members of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and the Professional Blended Street Outreach will try to identify the number of homeless people in Marion County. The count will include people who are unsheltered or sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing or safe havens.

This bill could revise a controversial Indiana solar power law
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This bill could revise a controversial Indiana solar power law

A local legislator is backing an Indiana senate bill to require utilities to pay homeowners and others full retail price for solar energy uploaded to the grid.