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Special report: Nation of arms
Recent high-profile incidents involving firearms have thrown the meaning and wisdom of the maxims of the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights into controversy. The Herald Bulletin examines the issue as both sides grapple with a fundamental question: Should all guns be as accessible as they are?
NRA support crosses political lines | Groups want 'common-sense' laws | Photos: Nation of arms | Special section
Pence: 'Manufacturing is back'
Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence spoke this morning at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new, 150,000-square-foot facility housing Greenville Technology, Inc., a major Honda plastic components manufacturer. “We are very fortunate to partner with the city of Anderson,” GTI president Sho Kurita said.
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Four more years for Obama
President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and prevailing despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. After the costliest — and arguably the nastiest — campaign in history, divided government seemed alive and well.
Brooks tops Reske | Richwine, Hardin re-elected | Video: Madison County votes | Photos | Results | More coverage
Special report: Ending the cycle of violence
The elimination of abuse in relationships — with time, cooperation and commitment — is possible, said Colleen Yeakle, coordinator of the Indiana Coalition of Domestic Violence’s (ICADV) prevention initiative. In the final installment of our five-part series, we examine solutions, including legislative initiatives, and profile one man whose career choice was profoundly impacted by the abuse he endured in his childhood.
MORE COVERAGE: Legislation aids response | Children affected by abuse, too | Video: Domestic violence forum | Special section
Company bringing jobs to Anderson
In a formal announcement Tuesday, an industrial filtration products manufacturer said it expects to add over 100 jobs in Anderson. Hy-Pro, which had previously operated out of a two-building complex in Fishers, said it expects to add 107 jobs in Anderson when it moves to a 17-acre plot just north of Nestle USA’s facility next year.
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Special report: Justice for victims
Madison County Magistrate Court Judge Stephen Clase issues about 1,300 protective orders each year. The Herald Bulletin's five-part Sunday series examining the area's domestic violence problem continues with a look at protective orders, which are important pieces of the legal puzzle that domestic violence victims have to solve. But Clase stresses to each victim that they are, after all, “just a piece of paper.” “They won’t stop a knife or a bullet,” he said.
PROFILES: Daniel Clark | Oralia Contreas | Gloria Llanas | Swann Sawyer | Special section
Special report: Strike, and we 'shall arrest'
Less than 10 years ago, the domestic violence arrest rate for Madison County law enforcement officers was 29 percent — arrests were made in less than 30 percent of the times they were called to respond. Through September of this year, those same agencies now have a domestic violence arrest rate of 73 percent, well above the statewide average. In the third installment of our five-part Sunday series, we examine how local agencies have changed their approach to confronting domestic violence incidents.
PROFILES: Joshua Delph | Robynn Delph | Fredericka Smith | Brittany Stout | Special section
Special report: The cycle of domestic violence
The Herald Bulletin is exploring the epidemic of domestic violence in Madison County with a five-part series continuing each Sunday during October. This week, we look at the cycle of domestic violence. For the abuser, it's about gaining — and keeping — power and control. For the abused, the fear of the unknown can be greater than the fear faced by staying at home.
PROFILES: Cindy Achenbach | Tina Alvey-Davis | Kristina Thompson | Sandi Martin-Frizzell | Special section
Special report: Faces of domestic violence
Beginning today, The Herald Bulletin will publish a five-part series to examine domestic violence’s causes and results and to address the painful questions that punctuate the issue: Why here? Why now? Why us? The series will continue each Sunday through October. Our hope is the telling of these stories — and the exploration of the local epidemic — will help make the national “No More” campaign against domestic violence a reality in Madison County.
PROFILES: Debra Aynes | Amanda Brinker | Megan Rider | Neal Shull | Amanda Wiles | Special section
Shooting shocks Pendleton
Twelve hours before police say Kenneth Bailey Jr. went on a shooting rampage in which an innocent passer-by was killed, his estranged wife, Claudia, sought and was granted a temporary protective order. It’s unclear if Bailey knew about the protective order as he was driving down East Water Street about 11 p.m. on Thursday night.
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