Indiana first at the worst (Justin Oakley, Just Let Me Teach) in teacher pay; Surge in green jobs; and Republicans worried over Trump’s DHS purge

Indiana first at the worst (Justin Oakley, Just Let Me Teach) in teacher pay; Surge in green jobs; and Republicans worried over Trump’s DHS purge

Indiana ranks last for teacher salary raises, teachers say it’s time to start walking
“We’re trying this walk-in as a proactive, positive movement,” Williams said. “To show the support and solidarity for public education so legislators know that Indiana students deserve better.” (Indystar)

Elkhart mayoral candidate profile: Rod Roberson
After we sat down for an interview, it was obvious, no one is a stranger to Roberson. Our interview was interrupted a couple times as people walked into the restaurant and said hello to Roberson. You could hear his phone alerts in the background. (WSBT)

Michelle Chambers Discusses Economic Development
In her first Weekly Radio Address Podcast, Michelle Chambers, Democratic candidate for Fort Wayne City Council At Large, discusses her plans for comprehensive economic development when elected. (Indiana Talks Network)

Peru mayor touts projects, lower crime during final State of the City before election
Peru Mayor Gabe Greer touted lower crime statistics and progress on major projects like the new YMCA facility during his last State of the City address before facing off against a Republican candidate in the November election. (Kokomo Tribune)

State has job surge in clean energy
The number of clean energy jobs increased by 4.7% in Indiana last year, tied for the highest growth rate among a dozen Midwest states, clean energy advocates reported Tuesday. (Journal Gazette)

Early voting hours reduced in Warsaw
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announces early voting in Indiana started on April 9th, but not in Warsaw Indiana. (Kosciusko​ News)

Ted Lieu plays previous Hitler comments to Candace Owens during white nationalism hearing
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) played a clip of conservative commentator Candace Owens speaking about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Tuesday during a congressional hearing where she was testifying about white nationalism. (The Hill)

Ilhan Omar calls Stephen Miller ‘a white nationalist’
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called White House senior adviser Stephen Miller a “white nationalist” for pushing the Trump administration toward harsher enforcement of border and immigration policy. (Yahoo News)

Trump is wrong to say we’re ‘full.’ Across Iowa and rural America, we need immigrants.
If President Trump closes our borders due to a misguided belief that our nation is full, it will limit our economy and devastate my beloved heartland. (USA Today)

Rural America Needs Medicare for All, and Fast
Rural hospitals are closing or teetering on the brink of closure at an alarming rate. More than a hundred have closed since 2005 and hundreds more are on life support. Long-term care facilities are vanishing across rural America or being bought up by large corporations who care about profit, not the care of our loved ones. (Common Dreams)

Trump’s DHS purge floors Republicans
President Donald Trump’s congressional allies are alarmed by his purge at the Department of Homeland Security — urging him not to fire more top officials and warning him how hard it will be to solve twin crises at the border and the federal agencies overseeing immigration policy. (Politico)

Karen Pence responds to Buttigieg: ‘You shouldn’t be attacked’ for your religious beliefs
Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Pence, said Tuesday that people “shouldn’t be attacked for what your religious beliefs are,” responding to recent comments from South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. (The Hill)

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