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Mike Pence set to announce 2024 presidential bid on June 7

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Washington, D.C., in March 2023.

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Washington, D.C., in March 2023. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Former Vice President Mike Pence is expected to announce his 2024 presidential campaign on June 7, per a person familiar with his plans, setting up a direct challenge to his onetime boss, former President Trump.

Driving the news: Pence would join Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and others who are vying for the Republican nomination, or actively exploring a run.

James Briggs
12 hours ago - News

Police blame juvenile behavior for recent Broad Ripple violence

Illustrated collage of a person’s silhouette with an ambulance and caution tape.

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Broad Ripple's streak of violence can be chalked up to juvenile behavior enabled by late-night establishments, police say.

Why it matters: Broad Ripple is arguably the city's most popular neighborhood, so it attracts outsized attention when shootings happen — and there have been at least three in May.

James Briggs
May 30, 2023 - News

Gas prices are way down

Data: GasBuddy; Note: Price as of the 1st of each month; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: GasBuddy; Note: Price as of the 1st of each month; Chart: Axios Visuals

School is out, we've had our first three-day weekend and you know what that means: It's unofficially, officially summer vacation season.

Why it matters: Time to go road trippin'!

James Briggs
May 30, 2023 - News

The Indy 500 renaissance is real

Look at the size of that crowd. Photo: Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Josef Newgarden's thrilling victory Sunday adorned an already special Indianapolis 500 for his boss.

Driving the news: Newgarden delivered the 19th win for Roger Penske and the first since Penske acquired Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2019.

Indiana board fines doctor who treated 10-year-old rape victim

Caitlin Bernard in Indianapolis in September. Photo: Kaiti Sullivan for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Indiana's medical board ruled this week that a doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old girl from Ohio who was raped violated state and federal privacy laws by speaking to a reporter about the case.

Why it matters: The case sparked national attention last year in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, serving as a high-profile example of the ways state laws could stop abortion care even in extreme cases.

Arika Herron
May 26, 2023 - News

The casual fan's guide to the Indy 500

Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios; Photos: Justin Casterline, Greg Doherty, James Gilbert and Chris Graythen/Getty Images

You don't have to be an IndyCar expert to enjoy the Indianapolis 500.

  • Here's a casual fan's guide to some of the sport's biggest names and those to watch on Sunday.

Race day tips, from Axios Indianapolis readers

Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios; Photo: Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images

Let's set you up for success at the track.

Details: The gates at IMS open at 6am Sunday, but the green flag doesn't wave until 12:45pm.

Best concession food at the Indy 500

A veggie burger in a bun laying on a wrapper and a paper basket of chicken tenders and fries.

Your classic concession stand food items. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

Here's a look at some of your food options at the track for those of you who aren't rolling in a cooler full of snacks.

Driving the news: I went to Quals last weekend with my boyfriend and several friends to test drive some of the food.