FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, supporters of Arkansas' law banning same sex marriage, top, hold a rally as a protestor waves a rainbow flag at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Americans are slightly more likely to favor than oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to legally marry, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds, but most believe wedding-related businesses should be allowed to deny service to same-sex couples for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Auburn council refuses LGBT protections

The council’s lone Democratic councilman motioned to include protections for LGBT people in the city’s nondiscrimination policy, but the Republican-heavy body offered no support.

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Legislative panel focuses on e-cigarette regulation

Public health advocates told an Indiana legislative committee there’s no scientific consensus on whether electronic cigarettes pose any health risks even as a growing number of youths are trying them.

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Carmel passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

The Carmel City Council has passed an ordinance banning discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, narrowly defeating efforts by social conservatives to defeat the measure in the affluent Indianapolis suburb.

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Commission lists 10 ways to stop Indiana teacher shortage

Members of a commission trying to find a solution to Indiana’s teacher shortage met Monday to address the fact Indiana had 21 percent fewer initial teacher license issued during the 2014-2015 school year compared with the previous year.

The National Register of Historic Places has denied the state’s request to relocate Bowling Green, Indiana's two-span steel truss bridge, seen in an Aug. 5, 2015 photo, to Brown County, saying the move "would destroy the historic integrity of the (bridge) and render it ineligible for the National Register of Historic Places." (AP Photo/Tribune-Star, Joseph C. Garza)

National Register denies Indiana’s plans to move bridge

The Indiana Department of Transportation had sought permission to move the western Indiana bridge’s two sections to separate locations on the Salt Creek Trail, a walking trail that will eventually link Brown County State Park to Nashville’s town limits.

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Rolls-Royce plans $600M upgrade of Indianapolis plant

The British company said Monday that its modernization of the plant on the city’s south side will reduce its costs by replacing outdated infrastructure and equipment dating back to World War II.