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BC-IN--Indiana News Digest 1:30 pm, IN

July 29, 2018

Here’s a look at AP’s Indiana news coverage at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. Tom Davies is on the desk. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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GOSHEN, Ind. — When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, a county that backed Donald Trump for president seemed like a natural fit. But in a community where immigrants play important roles, a proposal to build a 1,200-bed facility put families, businesses and decision-makers on a tightrope. More than 7,000 packed an Elkhart County school gym in May to cheer Trump, and many support his hard-line approach to immigration. But the county seat of Goshen — dotted with multilingual yard signs proclaiming “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” — is home to a large Latino population, and many immigrants help fill out the workforce of a booming recreational vehicle industry. The proposal for a detention center would jab at those complexities. “It didn’t go as planned,” one local politician said. “Maybe that was because I was naive.” By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT IN ADVANCE: 2,700 words, with an abridged version of 900 words. AP Photos by Charlie Arbogast. Available for publication beginning at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Monday, July 30


WASHINGTON — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. Robert Miller, president and CEO of NLMK USA, said objections raised by U.S. Steel and Nucor to his bid for a waiver are “literal untruths.” He said his company, which imports huge slabs of steel from Russia, has already paid $80 million in duties and will be forced out of business if it isn’t excused from the 25 percent tariff. U.S. Steel and Nucor are two of the country’s largest steel producers. “They ought to be ashamed of themselves,” said Miller, who employs more than 1,100 people at mills in Pennsylvania and Indiana. By Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.



TERRE HAUTE — Indiana’s school districts are bracing for big changes approved by lawmakers that will alter how they handle their budgets and school funds. Lawmakers passed the changes last year with the goal of giving school districts greater flexibility in spending and to clarify how much is spent on student instruction versus operations and administration costs. The changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2019. SENT: 300 words.


SOUTH BEND — Children’s classics like “Goodnight Moon,” ″The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Where the Wild Things Are,” aren’t going to be the books found after walking through the doors of the new Brain Lair bookstore. Instead, children and young adults will find “Goodbye Brings Hello,” ″Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Boy” and ”#Not Your Princess” — books featuring diversity that spark imagination and foster empathy — all part of owner Kathy Burnette’s mission. “It’s hard for people to have empathy for others if they don’t know anything about them,” Burnette said. “The best way to reach kids and families is through literature.” By Allie Kirkman. South Bend Tribune. SENT: 900 words, photos.


ANDERSON — When couple Chuck Pease and Christine Davies moved to Anderson a little over a year ago, they considered starting a small garden in their backyard. Their landlord gave them permission to use the whole yard, so they did. Behind their home off 14th Street in Anderson is a full-blown, self-plowed garden. Free Folk Farm, named by Davies, looks out of place in the otherwise-urban neighborhood. Pease said he took inspiration from another city that was abandoned by auto plants and left in economic turmoil. By Laura Arwood. The Herald Bulletin. SENT: 450 words, photo.


— SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM: Police are searching for whoever spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue. Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in Carmel says the vandalism was done early Saturday to the bricks making up a shed for the synagogue’s garbage container.

— BLOOMINGTON LATE-NIGHT BUSES: A late-night bus service in Bloomington is being discontinued nine years after it started running during Indiana University’s fall and spring semesters.

— GEOTHERMAL UTILITY BILL: The city of Evansville is suing the owners of an upscale apartment building, seeking more than $800,000 in unpaid sewer bills.



WESTFIELD — Andrew Luck says he felt tired and sore after throwing the first two days at the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp but felt no pain in his surgically repaired right shoulder. Luck is scheduled to resume his throwing routine Sunday night when the Colts are expected to work out in full pads. He did not throw Saturday, as scheduled, though Luck did work on footwork and handoffs before leaving the field. By Michael Marot. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words.


LEXINGTON, Ohio — Josef Newgarden will try to repeat as winner of the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. By Craig Merz. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Race starts at 3 p.m. et


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