Q&A: Comments at public meetings

Submitted by the Francesville Tribune: Q: Is there a law or ordinance at the state or local level that forbids a reporter from asking questions about an item on the agenda during open meetings of...

Q&A: Detention center names

Submitted by the Hendricks County Flyer (Avon): Q: The Plainfield Police Department held a press conference yesterday to announce they had made arrests in a series of bank robberies. They announced...

Q&A: College president search

Submitted by The Indianapolis Star: Q: I’m covering Ivy Tech’s presidential search. In an executive session, the university’s presidential search committee created a list of 10 finalists for the...

Q&A: Accident reports

Submitted by the Churubusco News: Q: The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department refuses to make available its traffic accident report. The sheriff says they can be purchased at www.buycrash.com. I...

Q&A: Ordinance passed on first reading

Submitted by The Standard (Boonville): Q: I attended a public meeting last night. An ordinance was introduced and discussed. It was never read by title and number or in its entirety. The governing...

Q&A: Public notice in color

Submitted by The Hamilton News: Q: I have a question on a public notice ad. I have it set up to run in an 8-point font, three column format, and I turned the tables into jpegs so I could slide those...

Q&A: Charter school board meeting notice

Submitted by The Herald-Times (Bloomington): Q: Seven Oaks Classical School is a charter school that just got authorized by Grace College. The school is authorized to open in the fall of 2016. I...

Q&A: Council votes on action after the fact

From The Herald (Jasper): Q: The city of Jasper is working with a developer to rehab a couple of abandoned factory buildings and turn them into rental housing. The city is contributing $410,000 to...