Government and Politics

I-69 bridge meeting at Bosse HS Wednesday evening

Feb 7, 2018

You have another opportunity to learn about the preliminary options for a new bridge linking Evansville and Henderson. 

I-69 Ohio River Crossing – or I-69 ORX – conducted an open house Tuesday evening in Henderson and will conduct another Wednesday evening in Evansville.

The event is from 4:30 to 7:30 at Bosse High School on Washington Avenue.

The open house will include project presentations at 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Weinzapfel decides not to run for congress

Feb 2, 2018

Former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has decided to stay out of the 8th District congressional race. 

The Ivy Tech chancellor released a statement Wednesday evening in which he said “after much soul searching and deep discussions with family and friends, it is clear to me that the time is not right for me to re-enter the political arena.” 

Weinzapfel said like many Hoosiers, he’s watched Congress become more polarized, move divisive and more partisan, and unable to get much done. 

Hatfield happy to see progress on Sunday sales

Jan 25, 2018

An Indiana State Representative from Evansville says the House vote to approve Sunday alcohol sales moves the state into the 21st Century.

Democrat Ryan Hatfield says in a news release that he was happy to endorse the bill that he says will be good for convenience stores, business revenue, and Indiana citizens…

Indiana is one of just a dozen states that prohibits carryout alcohol sales on Sundays, and Hatfield said dropping the ban will be a “positive change.”

He said lawmakers are “finally ready to follow the public’s wishes on this issue.”

Weinzapfel considering run for Congress

Jan 8, 2018

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says he’s considering a run for the 8th District Congressional seat. 

WNIN News asked the former Evansville mayor and state representative if he was thinking about a run for the seat held by Republican Larry Bucshon…

("Obviously, I've had a lot of people approach me about that and it's something I'm giving some consideration to.")

A Scar on the System- the 29 cases

Oct 8, 2017
Steve Burger

The year-long WNIN and Side Effects investigation uncovered a list of cases for which Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink is suspected of possibly falsifying mental evaluations. Local courts have closed the case against Fink. However, after we contacted them, officials with the state's highest court have reached out to the defendants in the suspected cases.