Poverty Rate Up in Central Indiana; Mayor Pete raises $24.8 million in Q2; and Senator Melton makes pitch for governor

Poverty Rate Up in Central Indiana; Mayor Pete raises $24.8 million in Q2; and Senator Melton makes pitch for governor

Poverty Rate Up in Central Indiana, Says New Report
The report, called “Changing Landscape of Poverty,” says 14 percent of residents lived below the poverty line in 2017, compared to 9 percent in 1970. The largest increases came in older suburbs, or “interstate neighborhoods” built in the 1960s and 70s, which account for one-third of all people in poverty in central Indiana. (WIBC)

Senator Melton makes first pitch for governor
State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, and Rep. Karlee Macer, D-Indianapolis, both were attending the Tri-State Cornfield Conference, an event for northeast Indiana Democrats offering training and guidance for community organizing ahead of the 2020 election year. (The Herald Republican)

Mayor Pete raises $24.8 million from more than 294,000 donors in Q2
Mayor Pete Buttigieg reported raising nearly $25 million dollars in the second quarter from nearly 300,000 individual donors. The average donation came in at $47.42 and came from all 57 states and territories. (Indiana Talks Network)

People On HIP Need To Start Logging Hours To Comply Work Requirements
An estimated 70,000 to 80,000 people on HIP, Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program, may have to comply with work requirements if they don’t meet certain exemptions. (Indiana Public Media)

Donald Trump Stumped By Terms ‘Busing’ And Western ‘Liberalism’ At News Conference
The president says busing is “certainly a primary method of getting people to schools,” and blows off any mention of desegregation. (HuffPost)

Being Hungry In America Is Hard Work. Food Banks Need Your Help
The first thing you learn when you rely on the food bank to feed your family is that you can’t rely on the food bank to feed your family. Not entirely, anyway. The truth is, many families struggle with hunger despite regular visits to their local food pantry. (NPR)

Being someone’s daughter’ not a ‘qualification’: Ocasio-Cortez slams Ivanka Trump’s diplomatic role
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sharply criticized Ivanka Trump’s suitability as a U.S. diplomatic representative at last week’s G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, saying on social media that simply being the president’s daughter does not make her qualified for the role. (USA Today)

Pride events held across nation to promote equality
Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn. (Journal Gazette)

Stricker dominates field to claim U.S. Senior Open championship at Notre Dame
Steve Stricker birdied his first hole Sunday and never was threatened on his way to a 1-under-par final round of 69 to capture the 40th U.S. Senior Open at Notre Dame by a six-stroke margin, his second runaway senior major victory of the season. (South Bend Tribune)

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