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A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond
People's Press Indy
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond
People's Press
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond

Diana of the Dunes: Indiana’s Most Enduring Ghost Story

By Jeff Turner The sightings are largely similar, with little variation. They started as early as 1915. That was when local fishermen and others in the area now known as Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore reported seeing a naked woman swimming in Lake Michigan, sometimes running along the beach afterwards to dry off. She eventually caught […]

Indiana KKK Chapter to Rally in Dayton, Protest Planned

By Jeff Turner The Honorable Sacred Knights, a branch of the Ku Klux Klan from Madison, Indiana, will be holding a rally in Dayton, Ohio Saturday May 25th, one that has prompted activist groups from Indiana and Ohio to hold a protest. The same Klan group held a “Kookout” in Madison last September. That rally […]

The Alabama Abortion Law: Hoosiers Weigh In

By Jeff Turner The Alabama Legislature passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country this week. The bill is the latest move in an attempt by Republican-led Statehouses across the country to prompt a Supreme Court challenge to Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the U.S. The new […]

Technical Difficulties Abound for New Digital Voting System

By Jeff Turner Tuesday’s Municipal Primary election in Indianapolis saw the debut of a new digital voting system, one that allowed voters to cast their ballots at any polling location in Marion County. The process was designed to be more streamlined and to reduce wait times. However, the system proved to be wrought with problems, […]

Hundreds Gather at Statehouse to Honor Birch Bayh

By Jeff Turner More than three hundred people, most of them Hoosiers, gathered in the South Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse Wednesday afternoon to attend a memorial service for the late former Senator Birch Bayh. Bayh died on March 14th at the age of ninety-one. He is best known for his role in authoring “Title […]

Hoosiers Protest NRA Convention at the Statehouse

By Jeff Turner The NRA held its annual convention in Indianapolis over the weekend, prompting progressive Hoosier activists to hold a two day protest at the Indiana Statehouse. The event was sponsored by Refuse Fascism Indiana. A few dozen were in attendance on Friday and Saturday, namely on Friday when President Donald Trump delivered a […]

The Confederate Flag in Indiana: Southern Pride or Blatant Racism?

By Jeff Turner I was driving through Thorntown, Indiana with a friend earlier this month. A small town in northwestern Boone County with a relatively small population (about 1,500), the town stands out little among the dozens of others like it (interestingly enough, it does bear a rather striking resemblance to Kirklin, Indiana, a town […]

Perspective: The New Civil Rights Movement

This has proved to be a difficult article to write, namely because it’s such a hot button topic. I remember being in the waiting room at my doctor’s office, in 2008 I believe, and saw an issue of Time Magazine on a table. The cover featured an African-American transgender woman, the caption reading “The Next […]

Special Counsel Mueller Submits Report; A.G. Releases Summary of Findings

By Jeff Turner Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two year long investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 election campaign and the Russian government in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election has concluded. Mueller’s final report was delivered to the office of Attorney General William Barr on Friday. […]

H. H. Holmes’ Indiana Connection

By Jeff Turner Herman Webster Mudgett, better known by the name “H. H. Holmes,” was America’s first documented serial killer. Active during the last two decades of the nineteenth century, Holmes is primarily known for the atrocious crimes that took place in his Chicago Hotel, where he lured hapless victims to their deaths, robbing them […]