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August 1, 2014

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Students at a Jump Start program in Seymour work with their teacher on learning the alphabet.

Little People, Big Plans: Pre-K Preparations In Jackson Co.

Since the state Jackson County for its pre-k pilot program, education leaders there have been getting ready for the program’s launch next summer.

August 1, 2014

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Indiana State Fair Kicks Off With Hot Air Balloons

The Indiana State Fair kicked off Friday morning with a hot air balloon launch. The fair runs August 1-17.

August 1, 2014

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VA

Sen. Coats Votes for Improvements to VA Services

Sen. Dan Coats voted for legislation that would bring improvements to the embattled Department of Veteran's Affairs.

August 1, 2014

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Indiana Best In Nation For Attracting Tourists

When it comes to dollars and cents, no state does a better job attracting visitors than Indiana.

August 1, 2014

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INDOT Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Inspector’s Report

Troy Woodruff resigned Thursday, a day before the state's Inspector General released a report clearing him of all wrongdoing on conflict of interest charges.

August 1, 2014

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Josh Minkler as Acting US District Attorney

Acting US District Attorney Named After Hogsett Resignation

First Assistant Josh Minkler will serve as the Acting U.S. District Attorney after Hogsett's resignation.

August 1, 2014

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Osgood Man Finds Home For Used School Gym Floor

An Osgood Resident uses court floor from Lawrenceburg High School gym to create a court of his own.

August 1, 2014

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Unemployment rose to 6.2 percent in July.

Economist: Jobs Report Signals ‘Sluggish’ Movement

The nation‘s economy added 209,000 new jobs in July, down from 298,000 in June.

August 1, 2014

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West Nile Virus

West Nile Found in Marion County Mosquitos

Marion county becomes the 16th in the state to report the virus in 2014. So far, no human cases have been found.

August 1, 2014

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College students attend a lecture. Only three in ten undergraduate students in Indiana finish with a degree in four years.

Campaign To Encourage On-Time Graduation Raises Concern

Indiana's Commission for Higher Ed launched a new campaign this week to help more students graduate on time by encouraging them to take 15 credits per semester.

August 1, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” August 1, 2014

A new campaign pushes students to take at least 15 credit hours a semester and a vaccine could slow a disease that killed an estimated 8 million pigs.

August 2, 2014

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Indiana Joins Lawsuit To Stop EPA Carbon Regulations

Pence says the state is determined to use every option to prevent the EPA from what he calls a proposal that disregards the rule of law by bypassing Congress.

August 2, 2014

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Locally-Based Company Plans $3.84 Million Expansion

Grocery delivery service Green BEAN Delivery plans to move and expand headquarters in Indianapolis.

August 2, 2014

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IU Medical School Graduate With Ebola Returns To U.S.

The IU graduate was working at a hospital in Liberia treating patients for Ebola.

August 4, 2014

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Interactive Map: 2014 ISTEP+ Results By Individual School

Results for the 2014 statewide ISTEP+ test are out . How did your school perform?

August 4, 2014

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Hogsett Says Office Will Remain Focused On Public Corruption

Hogsett says when he took office in 2010 the office of U.S. Attorney for Indiana’s Southern District hadn’t prosecuted a public corruption case in 20 years.

August 4, 2014

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Dr. Frank Edmondson

IU Program Identified 119 New Asteroids Over 28 Years

Indiana Newsdesk takes a look back at what was making the news in our "History Through Headlines" segment.

August 4, 2014

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Mom Fights To Keep Pet Chickens For Autistic Son

A Brownsburg resident says the chickens at her home are theraputic for her 10-year-old son, who has autism.

August 4, 2014

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Dr. Kent Brantly

IU Medical School Grad With Ebola Is Improving

Kent Brantly, who is a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2009.

August 4, 2014

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Pence, Feds Still Have Differences On Health Care Expansion

After meeting with the U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, Gov. Mike Pence says there are still key issues that have not been resolved.

August 4, 2014

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IU Football Touts Major Improvements Going Into Preseason

Indiana University football coaches and team members say they have high expectations for the upcoming season.

August 4, 2014

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Joe Hogsett To Form Mayoral Exploratory Committee

Former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is forming a committee to test the viability of a run for mayor of Indianapolis.

August 5, 2014

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Substance Abuse Program to End After Federal Funding Cuts

Access to Recovery, a program that's helped Hoosiers in recovery since 2010, will be ending when federal funding dries up at the end of the year.

August 5, 2014

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Group Against Sexual Assault Closes Because Of Unpaid Taxes

The Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault has closed due to outstanding taxes owed dating back to 2012.

August 5, 2014

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Owen County Courthouse

Former Monroe County Auditor’s Plea Deal Rejected

An Owen County judge rejected a plea agreement in which former Monroe County Auditor Amy Gerstman would have plead guilty to misuse of funds.

August 5, 2014

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Sen. Donnelly Supports Faster Processing Of Migrant Children

Sen. Joe Donnelly says he is supportive of a bill in Congress to speed up the processing of illegal immigrants.

August 5, 2014

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Andre Carson and Joe Donnelly

Groups, State Leaders Seek To Help Seniors Avoid Scams

The AARP and state officials are working to help empower senior citizens to identify financial predators.

August 5, 2014

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An ISTEP+ Math Lesson With StateImpact

Now that the Indiana Department of Education has released results for the 2014 ISTEP+ test, our StateImpact education team takes a closer look at the numbers.

August 5, 2014

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Indiana Reports Economic Development Record For 2014

A total of 173 companies have promised so far this year to create 17,000 jobs in Indiana.

August 5, 2014

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Seymour Residents Receive KKK Invitations

Someone left invitations to join the Ku Klux Klan on several Seymour residents' doorsteps this week.

August 6, 2014

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Ask The Mayor: Greencastle’s Sue Murray

This time we talk with Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.

August 6, 2014

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Indy Bikeshare Program Passes 50,000 Rides

The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare Program has had more than 50,000 riders in three months.

August 6, 2014

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Monroe County Courthouse

Forbes Ranks Bloomington As Town With Best Work-Life Balance

Forbes ranked Bloomington number one on a list looking at where cities are able to provide a healthy work and life balance.

August 6, 2014

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Health

Increased Healthcare Enrollments Costing Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are facing higher costs after increased enrollments have led to more hospital visits for treatment.

August 6, 2014

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Liberia Ebola Outbreak Elevates IU Collaboration

The University of Liberia president is in Bloomington with Indiana University officials to collaborate on ways to help control Liberia’s Ebola outbreak.

August 6, 2014

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State Board of Education members Dan Elsener (left), Cari Whicker and Brad Oliver listen to updates on the state's settlement with CTB/McGraw-Hill.

Testing Company To Pay State $3 Million For 2013 Glitches

Superintendent Glenda Ritz announced Wednesday a $3 million settlement her agency reached with testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill.

August 6, 2014

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Rush Named Indiana’s First Female Supreme Court Chief

Loretta Rush will become the state's first female Supreme Court chief justice after Brent Dickson steps down from his post.

August 6, 2014

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Students Convert Trash To Lumber For Houses In Haiti

Eight engineering students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology have found a way to convert plastic into lumber.

August 7, 2014

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State Fair Unveils This Year’s Cheese Sculpture

Indiana dairy farmers unveiled this year's State Fair cheese sculpture, which will be recycled into biofuel for the second year in a row.

August 7, 2014

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Recycling

Indy Board of Public Works Approves $45 Million Covanta Deal

The Indianapolis Board of Public Works approved a $45 million contract with Covanta, making it the city's top recycling provider for the next 14 years.

August 7, 2014

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IDOE Director of Assessment Michelle Walker addressed the State Board of Education Wednesday.

Office of Assessment, Test Provider On The Future of ISTEP+

At Wednesday's State Board of Education meeting, assessment officials discussed how Indiana's state standardized test will change next year.

August 7, 2014

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Case Regarding Who Can Solemnize Marriage Still Unresolved

If the order stands, Indiana will be the first state to allow secular groups to perform marriages.

August 7, 2014

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Coming Up Friday At 6 PM On “Indiana Newsdesk”

A new law is forcing schools to change their security policies and how the “most sexualized juvenile facility in the nation” is trying to change their culture.

August 7, 2014

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NCAA Gives Colleges More Authority Over Athlete Benefits

Schools in the five biggest athletic conferences will have more power to make their own rules under the new Division I structure.

August 7, 2014

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812 Area Code Transition Period Extended Indefinitely

Medical and law enforcement officials have raised concerns about the transition 10-digit dialing in southern Indiana.

August 7, 2014

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Mayor Calls On Congress To Fund Local Conservation Efforts

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is scheduled to expire at the end of 2015.

August 7, 2014

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What A Loretta Rush-Led Supreme Court Will Look Like

Loretta Rush's 32 years in the judicial system will likely shape how she leads the court when she takes over as chief justice later this month.

August 8, 2014

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District Utilizes School Bus To Deliver Summer Meals

Wayne Township created a mobile cafeteria on an old school bus this summer to provide students who rely on free and reduced price lunches consistent meals.

August 8, 2014

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Safety Officials Warn Of Possible Cyber-Terrorism Attacks

Public safety officials say cyber-terrorists have made attempts to hack Indianapolis' $73 million communications platform.

August 8, 2014

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New Gun Law Forces Schools To Adjust Security Policies

New law goes into effect that permits concealed guns to be present on school property in locked vehicles.

August 8, 2014

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Dr. Kent Brantly

IU Medical School Grad With Ebola Growing Stronger

An Indiana University Medical School graduate who is being treated for Ebola released a statement about his recovery Friday.

August 8, 2014

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Thousands Visit Beer And Wine Garden At Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair officials say they hope selling alcohol provides fair-goers a chance to learn about the state's craft breweries and wineries.

August 8, 2014

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Why Indiana Will Not Meet Standards To Reduce Prison Rape

The state will perform its own internal auditing, forfeiting about $350,000 in federal grant money annually.

August 8, 2014

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Report: Indiana Faces Serious Water Supply Challenges

A report released Friday claims Indiana faces serious water resource challenges if state officials don't take action.

August 8, 2014

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Bloomington Police Increase Patrols On B-Line Trail

Bloomington police say the move is in response to recently reported incidents.

August 9, 2014

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Children Scavenge for Valuables in Garbage Dump in Haiti

Engineering Students Use Trash To Build Houses In Haiti

The process melts down plastic into a material that serves as a replacement for lumber.

August 9, 2014

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How Indiana Tests For Algal Blooms

State officials regularly monitor Indiana's recreational areas for high concentrations of blue-green algae.

August 11, 2014

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New Area Code Overlay Won’t Affect Long-Distance Rates

Customers won't have to pay long-distance rates to dial the new 930 area code, as long as it's within their local area.

August 11, 2014

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IU Hires Teri Moren As Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Teri Moren, a native of Seymour, Indiana and a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, is the new Women's Basketball Head Coach at Indiana University.

August 11, 2014

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Environmental Groups Call For Testing Near Coal Ash Ponds

The Hoosier Environmental Council and other organizations say the byproduct of coal burning is a serious threat to the public's health.

August 11, 2014

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Indiana Cyber Charter School offers virtual instruction to students enrolled around the state.

National Education Contractor Sues Indiana Charter School

Indiana Cyber Charter School has been sued by its former management company for non-payment of almost $600,000 in service fees.

August 11, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” August 8, 2014

A new law is forcing schools to change their security policies and how the “most sexualized juvenile facility in the nation” is trying to change their culture.

August 11, 2014

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Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're on our way to visit with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show.

August 11, 2014

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700,000 Records Marked In State’s Voter Roll Cleanup

The Secretary of State is in the middle of an effort to clean up the state's voter rolls.

August 11, 2014

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INDOT Will Not Pursue I-69 Lawsuit Against Monroe County

The Indiana Department of Transportation filed a motion today to dismiss a lawsuit it had filed against Monroe County because of a noise ordinance.

August 11, 2014

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A turnaround operator has run Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy in Gary since the state intervened in 2012. Is a similar fate in store for other Gary schools?

State Officials To Discuss Future Of Gary School District

State education officials will host a community forum for Gary Community School Corporation families staff tonight to discuss district improvement options.

August 12, 2014

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Senator Joe Donnelly Supports New Farm Bill

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, is talking to Hoosier farmers this week about a new version of the Farm Bill.

August 12, 2014

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Group Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign In Indiana

The initiative will provide anti-bullying education to 30,800 students in Central Indiana.

August 12, 2014

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Indiana’s Rate Of Uninsured Now Above Neighboring States

Indiana's uninsured rate fell slightly from last year, but the rates in other states fell more sharply as the Affordable Care Act went into effect.

August 12, 2014

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A new charter school in Dugger will now occupy the former Dugger Elementary school building, as well as the Union Junior/Senior High School.

Old Dugger School Buildings To House New Community Charter

Community members in Dugger gained possession of their old public school buildings, which will now house a new charter school for neighborhood kids.

August 12, 2014

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Good Crop Predictions Could Lower Grocery Prices

Agriculture economists are predicting a second straight record year for the state's corn production.

August 12, 2014

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Monroe Hospital Files For Bankruptcy, Looks For Buyer

Monroe Hospital filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to sell off its assets.

August 12, 2014

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IU Launches Initiative To Combat Sexual Assault

Indiana University hopes to reduce sexual assault on its campuses through a new Student Welfare Initiative.

August 12, 2014

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Bloomington’s Comedy Scene Mourns Loss Of Robin Williams

Robin Williams died Monday in an apparent suicide.

August 12, 2014

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Indiana's state public schools reported more than 9,400 bullying incidents last year.

Indiana Releases First Statewide Report On School Bullying

Indiana has one of the highest rates of bullying incidents in the country - a new Department of Education report recently put a number on that statistic.

August 13, 2014

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Substance Abuse Support Funding Running Out

More than 3,000 Hoosiers may struggle to pay for addiction treatment after a federal grant runs out at the end of the year.

August 13, 2014

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Mayor Duke Bennett

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Duke Bennett

This time we talk with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.

August 13, 2014

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Student Newspaper Sues Purdue Over Police Incident

The Exponent wants video footage of an incident between a photographer and police to be made public.

August 13, 2014

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Indiana Begins Fiscal Year Below Projected Tax Revenue

Tax revenues for Indiana were $5 million below expectations in July, the first month of the fiscal year.

August 13, 2014

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Schools’ Health Care Lawsuit Allowed To Move Forward

School districts in Indiana can continue to sue the IRS and other federal agencies over the Affordable Care Act.

August 13, 2014

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Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

As New School Year Begins, Teachers Cope With Changes

Teachers around the state are trying to adjust to new standards and anticipate the unknown assessment students will take this spring.

August 13, 2014

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Purdue, Amazon Partner To Reduce Costs Of Student Textbooks

Amazon is establishing a physical presence on the Purdue University campus in an attempt to reduce textbook prices.

August 13, 2014

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Advocates Hail New Adoption Subsidy As A Major Success

Gov. Mike Pence announced late Tuesday that the state would resume a subsidy for parents who adopt special needs children from foster care.

August 14, 2014

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Power Provider Seeks Funds To Expand Electric Car Sharing

Indianapolis Power & Light Company is exploring the possibility of increasing rates to fund a new electric car sharing program in the city.

August 14, 2014

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Indianapolis Church Sues Bank Over Mismanaged Trust Funds

Christ Church Cathedral claims that JP Morgan Chase mismanaged $13 million in church trusts.

August 14, 2014

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Video: Tips For Teachers Navigating An Uncharted School Year

StateImpact Indiana's Claire McInerny talked with national standards consultant Schauna Findlay Relue to get some tips for teachers for the new school year.

August 14, 2014

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Huntingburg, Wabash Chosen As 2014 Stellar Communities

The two cities will receive state grants to complete community development projects.

August 14, 2014

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Indiana Again Cuts College Budgets Amid Lagging Tax Revenue

The 2 percent cut totals about $27 million for the state's colleges and universities.

August 14, 2014

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Mt. Baldy From the Shore

Geologists Head To Mt. Baldy To Solve Dunes Mystery

Scientists are trying to discover why a sand dune collapsed last year, swallowing a six-year-old boy.

August 14, 2014

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Experts worry despite high rankings in a Clean Water Act Permit inspection study, Indiana still needs better measures to enhance water quality.

Coming Up Friday at 6 P.M. On “Indiana Newsdesk”

The gap between the rich and poor is having a ripple effect on Indiana's economy and is economic growth sustainable without a water management strategy.

August 15, 2014

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Bloomington Residents Join Vigil Against Police Brutality

National Moment of Silence 2014 is a movement inspired on social media to honor victims of police brutality.

August 15, 2014

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Brown County Residents Mull Three Options For Courthouse

Residents of Brown County gathered for a third 'Community Conversation' to discuss renovating the existing courthouse or building a new one.

August 15, 2014

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Joe Hogsett Forms Exploratory Committee For Indy Mayor

Hogsett formed an exploratory committee yesterday to run for Indianapolis mayor, while brushing aside recent accusations.

August 15, 2014

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Indiana applied for an extension to its No Child Left Behind waiver at the end of June.

Indiana Continues To Wait As States Get NCLB Extensions

18 of the 31 states that applied for a No Child Left Behind waiver extension received it, but Indiana continues to wait for news on its extension.

August 15, 2014

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Why Indiana’s Wage Gap Is Increasing

Fewer people are making what's considered "middle income" wages in Indiana, as the face of the manufacturing industry changes.

August 15, 2014

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Why Business Leaders Say Indiana Needs A Water Plan

Chamber officials says if legislation doesn't make water supply a priority, Indiana could lose business.

August 15, 2014

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Howard County Ditches Plan For New Wind Farm

The Howard County Board of Commissioners has terminated an agreement with energy company E.On, citing market changes and dissent from residents.

August 15, 2014

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IPL Plans To Phase Out Coal At Harding St. Power Plant

Indiana Power And Light Company says its dependence on coal will fall to 44 percent by 2017 as it switches to natural gas.

August 15, 2014

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IU Officials: Students Won’t Feel Impact Of Budget Cuts

Indiana University officials say students shouldn’t feel the weight of state budget cuts this school year.

August 15, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” August 15, 2014

The gap between the rich and poor is having a ripple effect on Indiana's economy and is economic growth sustainable without a water management strategy.

August 18, 2014

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New Bloomington Transit Center Opens Today

The new Bloomington Transit Center opens today, and includes a larger waiting area and more amenities than the old facility.

August 18, 2014

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Indiana’s First Female Chief Justice To Be Sworn In

Justice Loretta Rush is being sworn in as the head of the state's Supreme Court this afternoon.

August 18, 2014

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Report Shows Indiana Hunger At Crisis Levels

More than 260,000 Hoosiers receive emergency food each year, according to a joint report from Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Feeding America.

August 18, 2014

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White River Valley Hosts First Greene County HS Soccer Team

A co-ed soccer team at White River Valley High School is the first school soccer team in Greene County.

August 18, 2014

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Indiana Adds Jobs, But Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

As the state creates more jobs, more people are entering the labor force, keeping the unemployment rate just below 6 percent.

August 18, 2014

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Justice Loretta Rush takes oath of office

Loretta Rush Sworn In As New Chief Justice

Loretta Rush took the oath of office today, becoming the states first female Supreme Court chief justice.

August 18, 2014

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Indiana state fair goers

More Than 950,000 People Attend Indiana State Fair

This year's Indiana State Fair attendance was the third highest on record.

August 18, 2014

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A turnaround operator has run Theodore Roosevelt College & Career Academy in Gary since the state intervened in 2012. Many schools in Gary are at risk of this.

IDOE Appoints Staffer To Help Low-Performing Schools In Gary

A member of the Indiana Department of Education staff will work full time with the Gary Community School Corp. this year.

August 18, 2014

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Report: Wind Energy Contributes Millions To Indiana Economy

Environmental groups are touting the economic impact of wind energy in Indiana as the state creates its 20-year energy plan.

August 18, 2014

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Submit Your Questions For Bloomington’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're on our way to visit with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan for Wednesday's show.

August 19, 2014

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Gov. Pence speaks at a podium at a press conference.

Gov. Pence Continues Push For High State Reserve

As Gov. Mike Pence creates a new spending plan, he pushes to defend against recession by maintaining the maximum reserve allowed by law.

August 19, 2014

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General Umbarger

Proposal Would Create Financial Safeguards For Military

Zoeller’s proposed bill builds on protection provided by the federal Service Member’s Civil Relief Act.

August 19, 2014

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Jim Irsay

Irsay’s Operating While Intoxicated Trial Could Be Delayed

Jim Irsay was scheduled to stand trial later this month.

August 19, 2014

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Federal Money Could Help State’s Preschool Initiatives

State superintendent Glenda Ritz says the state intends to apply for a new federal grant to build an infrastructure for preschool programs.

August 19, 2014

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Lawmakers Question Whether Deer Preserves Should Be Allowed

The battle over whether high fence deer preserves should be allowed to operate in Indiana has been going on since the mid-2000s.

August 19, 2014

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IU Neurologist Takes ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ For ALS Patients

The 'ice bucket challenge' asks people to donate $100 to support ALS research or have a bucket of ice poured on their heads.

August 19, 2014

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Report: Former Energy Efficiency Program Was Cost Effective

Energizing Indiana provided about $3 in savings for every one dollar spent, before it was eliminated earlier this year.

August 20, 2014

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Mark Kruzan

This time we talk with Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.

August 20, 2014

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Judge Issues Another Ruling Favoring Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states, but a stay was issued until an appeal is heard.

August 20, 2014

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The number of teachers' aides on public school staffs has increased by 130 percent since the year 1970.

Non-Teaching Personnel Now Make Up Half Of District Staffs

Nationwide, the number of non-teaching personnel on school staffs has increased over the last half century, at a faster rate than that of teachers and students.

August 20, 2014

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Hoosier Lottery Sets Record Revenue, Falls Short Of Goal

The Hoosier Lottery generated $250 million in surplus revenue for Indiana during the 2014 budget year.

August 20, 2014

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INDOT Extends Amtrak Contract For Passenger Rail

The extended contract runs through January, when the state hopes to hire a new company to operate the line from Indianapolis to Chicago.

August 20, 2014

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IU Freshman Class Larger, More Diverse And Have Higher GPAs

Indiana University's freshman class is expected to total more than 7,700 students.

August 21, 2014

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Indiana High School ACT Scores Increase After Drop Last Year

A new report from ACT says the composite average for Indiana students was 21.9 out of a maximum score of 36 this year.

August 21, 2014

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Bloomington 911 Dispatch Center Doubles Operator Stations

Bloomington’s new transit center is also home to a 911 dispatch center.

August 21, 2014

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Indiana offers complete Medicaid coverage for tobacco cessation treatments , but the state still has the seventh highest smoking rate in the country.

Health Report Says Indiana Needs Higher Tobacco Tax

The American Cancer Society says Indiana's smoking ban isn't comprehensive enough, and the group is pushing for a tobacco tax increase.

August 21, 2014

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Indianapolis Charter Closes Amid ISTEP Cheating Allegations

Flanner House Elementary Charter School in Indianapolis will close, effective September 11, following allegations of cheating on ISTEP+ tests.

August 21, 2014

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Cody Cousins, 23, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Purdue University student Andrew Boldt.

Accused Purdue University Shooter Pleads Guilty

Cody Cousins pleaded guilty to the murder of fellow student Andrew Boldt today.

August 21, 2014

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Dr. Kent Brantly

IU Medical School Grad With Ebola Released From Hospital

An IU Medical School graduate who contracted Ebola while working in Africa was released from the hospital today.

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