Louisville news: U.S. Census Bureau shows Indiana's getting gay, with kids, edition [News]

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  • "The federal government is spending $13 million and wants to spend another $10 million on projects to improve and update the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center — even as plans proceed to replace it with a new VA hospital." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The removal hearings for Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green will be from 12:30 until about 8 p.m. on Sept. 12-14." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures show that Indiana's households run by same-sex couples jumped 61 percent during the past decade, with about a quarter of those couples raising children." [Courier-Journal]
  • "So many families lined up Thursday to pick up backpacks full of school supplies at the Backpack Angels giveaway, organizers ran out and had to take down more than 100 names to deliver more backpacks at a later date. The project by the nonprofit Service for Peace, which is in its seventh year, gives needy children in elementary, middle and high school backpacks filled with things like notebooks, pencils, markers, crayons and rulers. At the giveaway at the Neighborhood Place at Shawnee Academy, 1,000 backpacks were handed out, doubling last year’s total." [Courier-Journal]

 

 

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About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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