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Regionally Speaking, Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Today:  We speak with Dyer resident and U.S. Army veteran Chris McClanathan who – like many veterans – is doing his best to get an Afghan, who was an interpreter with him while on-duty in northern Afghanistan in 2011, out of the country (along with his family) as the Taliban take over the country.  We have another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso University, with another viewpoint on the city of Gary.  And we also talk with Gary attorney Tracy Coleman, and two of her clients, about a federal court lawsuit filed against the state of Indiana and a local election board.  They want state control of Gary Community School Corporation removed, and return it to local -- elected official -- control.   The 18-page lawsuit claims the district’s 2020 successful 72.1 million dollar, eight-year referendum violated the state’s constitution.