Politics

  Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman denied that law enforcement failed to take seriously warnings of violence before the Jan. 6 insurrection.

  14 News interviews White House economic advisor on COVID-19 relief bill

  Kentucky House passes bill aiming to legalize historical horse racing machines

  14 News speaks with Rep. Comer about impeachment trial

  Biden’s dilemma in virus aid fight: Go big or go bipartisan

  Bill aiming to legalize historical horse racing in Kentucky passes committee

  Masonville votes in favor of alcohol sales

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Report: Ohio lawmakers to introduce bill creating “President Donald J. Trump Day”

  Tri-State group fed troops at inauguration

  Rand Paul talks with 14 News about Trump impeachment trial

  Chief Deputy Robinson announces run for Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff

Will there be relief for private student loan borrowers?

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

First Biden-Putin call shows both cautious on big concerns

President Joe Biden has looked to establish a sharp break from the warm rhetoric often displayed toward Vladimir Putin by his predecessor, Donald Trump.

Biden orders end of federally run private prisons

Throughout his campaign and transition, President Joe Biden promised that his administration would keep issues of equity in the shaping of all policy considerations.

  President Biden continues signing executive orders

President Joe Biden continues signing several executive orders in the first few days of his administration.

Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

FBI Director Chris Wray has said that, over the last year, the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia-types.

  6 in 10 older Americans don’t know how to get vaccine

  Young girls inspired as Kamala Harris takes historic oath as vice president

  Evansville women excited to see first female US vice president

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

  One-on-one with KY Representative Brett Guthrie

  Rep. Comer votes against Trump impeachment

  Senator Mike Braun stays quiet following Capitol riot

After reversing his decision to object to the results of the 2020 presidential election, Indiana Senator Mike Braun has ignored all attempts to contact him.

  Councilman Weaver switches to Republican Party

Evansville City Council at-large member Jonathan Weaver confirms he’s switching from Democrat to Republican.

Kentucky’s Electoral College representatives officially cast votes

Kentucky’s eight electors are officially voting for the president and vice president Monday.

  Schwinghamer sworn in as Huntingburg Mayor

New Huntingburg Mayor Steve Schwinghamer was officially sworn into office.

  Warrick Co. board verifies election results

The Warrick County Election Board met Friday to review provisional ballots and verify the official results of the election.

  Evansville NAACP responds to Kamala Harris’s vice-presidential election victory

Reverend Gerald Arnold, the president of the Evansville NAACP, has lived through several moments he says he will never forget, with Kamala Harris’s vice-presidential election now being one of them.

  Tri-State reacts to Joe Biden winning 2020 presidential election

After former Vice-President Joe Biden was announced to be the president-elect this weekend, divided reactions emerged among the community in Evansville.

  ‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

There have been no reports of anyone getting shot, and the laws in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan allow people to openly carry firearms in public.

IU political experts weigh in on election lawsuits

The margins are narrowing, but President Donald Trump continues suing to stop the count in states where he’s ahead, while questioning legal votes in states where he’s behind.

  Election volunteers reflect on experience

“Every ballot was touched by both a Democrat and a Republican. So it was very bipartisan. We didn’t really talk about politics while we were opening them."

  Vanderburgh Co. finishes counting ballots

25 bipartisan teams in Vanderburgh County were able to get through 40,000 ballots on Wednesday, checking them to make sure each one had everything it needed before being counted. Workers eventually finished counting by 3:15 p.m. on Thursday.

  Some voters feeling ‘anxious, nervous' awaiting Presidential results

More than 24 hours after polling places closed, we are moving closer to finding out who the next U.S. President will be.

  Election results can cause anxiety for many across the nation

As election results continue to come back, many across the country are feeling election anxiety.

  Reactions from winners of Owensboro City Commissioner race

In Owensboro, four candidates have won a slot on the city’s commission.

  Bipartisan teams work together to count ballots on day 2

In order to get those end results in this presidential election, it takes people from both sides of the fence coming together to make sure every ballot is checked and counted.

  Sen. Mitch McConnell wins re-election

The Republican senator defeated Democratic nominee Amy McGrath in the closely watched senate race.

  Vanderburgh County GOP gathers to support city commissioner candidate

Some of the Vanderburgh County GOP members got together at Evansville Country Club on Tuesday evening.

  Counting continues at clerk’s office in Vanderburgh Co.

On Tuesday, 25 teams were at the Old National Events Plaza opening ballots this morning, and at each table sat a Republican and Democrat.

  Results show voters chose ‘yes’ for Marsy’s Law in Kentucky

The results now report that people voted in favor of Marsy’s Law, which involves rights for crime victims.

  Unofficial voting totals counted in Henderson Co.

Election officials say they have had plenty of in-person voters in Henderson, but not many voters waited in line because so many voted early.

  Bucshon wins reelection to U.S. House in Indiana’s 8th Congressional District

Republican Larry Bucshon wins reelection for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District.

  Several races called in Decision 2020 election; Find results here

Find results and live updates here.

Todd Rokita wins race for Indiana attorney general

Former Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita wins the race for Indiana Attorney General.

  Polls close, ballots now being counted in Vanderburgh Co.

Workers just wrapped up separating early voting ballots at the Old National Events Plaza. They will return Wednesday morning at 7 a.m.

  Watson declared unofficial winner in Owensboro mayoral race

Election officials say that Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson has unofficially won re-election, but 800 more ballots still need to be counted.

Eric Holcomb wins re-election as Indiana Governor

The Associated Press reports that Republican Eric Holcomb has won re-election as Indiana governor.

  14 News interviews guest political expert, Dr. Hanka

14 News will have guest political expert, Dr. Matthew Hanka, in the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscast.

  Voters head to polls in Illinois

The line moved smoothly at the fairgrounds in Carmi.

Indiana AG candidate Todd Rokita tests positive for COVID-19

Indiana Republican Attorney General candidate and former congressman Todd Rokita has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be attending election night events.

Several Tri-State counties set to vote on school boards

Voters in several counties are going to the polls to choose candidates to serve on local school boards.

  Election Day underway in Indiana

The most important aspect of this year’s Election Day is staying safe in this pandemic.

  Evansville City Councilman Alex Burton hosts ‘I Voted Party’

Evansville Fourth Ward City Councilman Alex Burton will be hosting an “I Voted Party” on Election Day from noon to 5 p.m.

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin seeks 5th term

Incumbent Democratic Senator Dick Durbin is facing challengers Republican Mark Curran and Libertarian Danny Malouf.

  Owensboro Mayoral Race: Candidate Larry Conder sits down with 14 News

In an exclusive series, 14 News reporter, Katie Tercek sat down with each 2020 Owensboro mayoral candidate.

  Owensboro Mayoral Race: Candidate Pam Wright-Smith sits down with 14 News

In an exclusive series, 14 News reporter Katie Tercek sat down with each 2020 Owensboro mayoral candidate.

  Owensboro Mayoral Race: Candidate Dracin Williams sits down with 14 News

In an exclusive series, 14 News reporter, Katie Tercek sat down with each 2020 Owensboro mayoral candidate.

  Owensboro Mayoral Race: Incumbent Tom Watson sits down with 14 News

In an exclusive series, 14 News reporter, Katie Tercek sat down with each 2020 Owensboro mayoral candidate.

  Early voting ends in Dubois Co.

Monday was another busy day for early voting in Dubois County.

  IN Gov. Holcomb makes campaign stop in Evansville ahead of Election Day

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be making campaign stops throughout southern Indiana Monday

  Election officials urge voters to be prepared for lines Tuesday despite high early voter turnout

Those who have tested positive for coronavirus can vote through the traveling board.

  Last day for early voting in Vanderburgh Co.

Early voting closes Monday at noon in Vanderburgh County.

  Kentucky sees large early voter turnout

Early voting polls in Daviess County will be open until 4 Monday afternoon.

  Over 37,000 ballots already cast for 2020 election in Daviess Co.

According to the Daviess County Clerk’s Office, 48% of all eligible voters have submitted their ballots so far in this year's election.

  Poll workers train for Election Day

“Well because its a big day, it’s a busy day. You’re going to have voters coming in at 6:00 in the morning, and for people, it’s good for them to know what they’re doing."

  KY Senate candidates make final push for votes in Western Kentucky

Sen. McConnell was in Owensboro Friday morning at Castlen Steel while Amy McGrath made a stop at an early voting rally in Henderson Friday afternoon.

Watch: Amy McGrath stops in Henderson

Kentucky’s Democratic candidate for US Senate stopped in Henderson Friday.

  Senator McConnell stops in Owensboro to campaign

Senator Mitch McConnell will be stopping in Daviess County Friday morning to campaign for the upcoming election.

  Evansville’s NAACP voter education & training ends Friday

Friday is the last day Evansville’s NAACP is offering voter education and training.

  Voters expected to take longer route to cast ballots at Towne Square Mall on Election Day

COVID-19 precautions at Towne Square Mall in Owensboro are making the route to and from the parking lot longer for voters.

  Election officials set up voting machines in Daviess Co.

As Election Day draws closer, preparations continue across the Tri-State.

  One on one: Greta Van Susteren talks with 14 News

When “Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren” airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. on 14 News, Election Day will only be two days away. We had a chance to get a preview with Van Susteren on Wednesday afternoon.

Indiana governor won’t back mandatory COVID-19 vaccine

Candidates will go head-to-head in the final debate in the race for Indiana governor Tuesday night.

  Over 11k people participated in early voting in Henderson Co.

Henderson County election officials tell 14 News they’ve received more than 11,000 early votes so far.

How the presidential election will impact your wallet

Social Security and taxes are big topics ahead of the election.

  Volunteers prepare for Election Day in Warrick Co.

We are officially one week away from Election Day, and the Warrick County Election Office is making sure all of their volunteers are ready to help voters have a smooth and safe voting process.

Watch Live: Owensboro City Commission holding forum

Those running for Owensboro City Commission will hold a forum Tuesday night.

  More than 30k have voted early in Vanderburgh County

There are more than 130,000 registered voters in Vanderburgh County, and 30,000 have already exercised their right to vote.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.