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  Gun reform advocate reacts to Indianapolis mass shooting, pushes for Senate action

14 News anchor Randy Moore spoke with Kris Brown, a lawyer who helped write the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, often known as the Brady Bill.

  Teachers organize rally to advocate for fair funding in public schools

  No-knock warrants now limited in Kentucky

  Health officials voice concerns about Indiana bill that aims to restrict mandates

  Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff voices support for Indiana H.B. 1097

  Ky. Gov. Beshear signs voting laws

  School choice bill to give parents options in Kentucky

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Ind. Sen. Jim Tomes announces re-election bid

  O’Brien sworn in as new State Rep. for House District 78

  Indiana lawmakers require civics education for middle school students in new bill

  Gov. Beshear signs bill that adds jobs at Glenmore Distillery

  Kentucky House, Senate passes broadband internet bill

  Child tax credit changes on the horizon due to COVID-19 relief package

  Major Jason Ashworth announces run for Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff

Major Ashworth says it’s regarding an important announcement about the upcoming election for Vanderburgh County Sheriff.

  Ky. House passes measure allowing to-go alcoholic drinks permanently

Take-home alcoholic drinks would become a permanent feature in Kentucky under a bill that has won final approval.

Indiana Sen. Young announces 2022 reelection campaign

Republican U.S. Sen. Todd Young has announced that he’s seeking reelection to his Indiana seat.

  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.

  Gov. Pritzker signs police and criminal justice reform bill into law

  Union Co. couple released on bond after being arrested in connection to Capitol riot

  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

Kentucky lawmakers are hoping to make historical horse racing legal again in the state.

  Masonville votes in favor of alcohol sales

The petitioner for this Election is Pinakin Patel, owner of Masonville Food Center.

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

The honorary holiday would fall on Flag Day.

  Tri-State group fed troops at inauguration

The Brewco Marketing Group from Central City says they partnered with McDonald’s to play an important role in the event.

  Rand Paul talks with 14 News about Trump impeachment trial

Earlier this week, the senate tabled an effort by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to force a vote on the constitutionality of Trump’s impeachment trial.

  Chief Deputy Robinson announces run for Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff

Current Sheriff Dave Wedding’s second term will expire after December 31, 2022.

Will there be relief for private student loan borrowers?

Private student loans represent about 8% of total education debt.

Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy returns home after hospital visit

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont was taken to the hospital for observation “out of an abundance of caution” after being examined by Congress’ attending physician.

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

About 6 in 10 older Americans don’t know when or where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, study finds.

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

History was made on Inauguration Day 2021.

  Evansville women excited to see first female US vice president

As Kamala Harris becomes the first woman to hold office as the nation's vice president, Tri-State women were thrilled to see what the future holds.

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

The all-clear has been given after the U.S. Supreme Court received a bomb threat on Inauguration Day.

  One-on-one with KY Representative Brett Guthrie

On Monday, 14 News’ Samantha Johnson sat down with Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie, who voted against the impeachment, saying he felt the process was rushed.

  Rep. Comer votes against Trump impeachment

Kentucky Congressman James Comer voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday. 14 News Anchor Dan Katz spoke him about his decision.

  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.