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October 1, 2014

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Study: Bats Mistake Wind Turbines For Trees Leading To Death

Videos using infrared imaging show bats attempting to roost on wind turbines much like they would a tree.

October 1, 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.

October 1, 2014

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Lacking storage space and transportation may further hold down prices Hoosier farmers will get for their crops.

Lacking Storage And Transportation May Harm Farmers’ Profits

Agricultural economists say corn farmers could see a 12-percent drop in their revenue from last year.

October 1, 2014

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President Obama To Visit Indiana Steel Mill Friday

Obama is scheduled to visit Millennium Steel in Princeton, Ind.

October 1, 2014

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Batchelor Middle School Media Specialist Jaime Burkhart helps social studies teacher Becky Boyle plan a lesson for her students on the American Revolution.

How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing

Today’s librarians have a slightly different role than in the past, as they’ve had to adapt to survive technological advances and budget cuts.

October 1, 2014

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lauren Spierer Lawsuit

The lawsuit surrounding the disappearance of Lauren Spierer has been dismissed by a federal judge.

October 1, 2014

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Angie’s List Hires Bankers, May Be Looking To Sell Company

Reports say Indianapolis-based Angies List may be looking for a buyer.

October 1, 2014

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Amtrak Introduces Wi-Fi In Effort To Retain Funding

Funding for the Hoosier State Line runs out January 1, when another company is set to take over operations from Amtrak.

October 1, 2014

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First Lady Asks For Phones For Domestic Violence Victims

Indiana's first lady Karen Pence is supporting Verizon’s HopeLine program, which distributes refurbished cell phones to domestic violence victims.

October 1, 2014

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Indiana Senators Acknowledge Secret Service Needs Change

Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats say the Secret Service needs to make adjustments to avoid another intruder from entering the White House.

October 2, 2014

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A math teacher leads a lesson on mathematic inequalities at Charter School of the Dunes in Gary. On average, kids in charter schools outperform their traditional public school counterparts in both math and reading.

Here’s Why Indiana’s Charter Schools Are #7 In The Nation

Indiana’s public charter school system is considered one of the best, anchored by a charter school law ranked second in the nation.

October 2, 2014

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Soldiers pay tribute to US veterans.

Homeless Indiana Veterans Receive $600,000 For Housing

Homeless veterans are receiving federal funds to help them find housing.

October 2, 2014

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INDOT Concerned About Toll Road Plaza Conditions

The ITRCC says it will take over the bathroom cleaning duties, after complaints from consumers.

October 2, 2014

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Deer Advocates Propose Ban On Bow Hunting In City Limits

The group BANIDS has proposed an ordinance that would ban bow hunting within the city limits and place a two year delay on the deer sharpshoot at Griffy Lake.

October 2, 2014

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Coming Up Friday at 6 p.m. On “Indiana Newsdesk”

The latest in the investigation of the Columbus Marathon train debacle and why the new farm bill offers financial incentives for farmers to preserve their land.

October 2, 2014

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ISHAA Tables Class Basketball Proposal

The proposal seeks to restructure the state's high school basketball classes.

October 2, 2014

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First-Time Offenders To Be Housed Separately In Prison

The state's program will also pair first-time offenders with mentors in hopes of keeping them from returning to prison after they are released.

October 2, 2014

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Governor Pence speaks before the start of the 10th Annual Governor's Ride to benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

Gov. Pence Asks Obama To Meet On Health Care Expansion

The governor has asked to meet with the president to discuss health care expansion.

October 3, 2014

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Unexpected Train Puts Marathon Runners At Risk

Runners had to get creative when a train crossed through a marathon course.

October 3, 2014

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President Obama To Look At Economic Development In Princeton

President Obama will visit a Gibson County steel mill today, and Princeton Mayor Bob Hurst expects him to examine the area's economic development.

October 3, 2014

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Indiana is the fifth largest pork producer in the United States.

USDA Report Indicates Higher Availability Of Pork

A new report shows pork production levels are higher than expected following a pig virus feared to take a heavy toll.

October 3, 2014

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Agreement Approved Between State And Toll Road Operator

A bankruptcy judge approved an agreement that reaffirms the Indiana Finance Authority's power as the Toll Road operator's Chapter 11 case moves forward.

October 3, 2014

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Lilly Joins Push For Pre-K With $22.5 Million In Grants

There is plenty of energy behind the push for preschool in Indiana, and now one of the state's major organizations has provided some financial fuel.

October 3, 2014

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Historic Indiana Theater In Washington To Reopen

With renovations underway, the Indiana Theater plans to reopen November 6.

October 3, 2014

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Farm Bill Encourages Preservation Of Dwindling Farmland

The Farm Bill that went into effect this week includes millions of dollars to restore farmland, wetlands and grasslands.

October 3, 2014

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Obama Touts Revival Of Manufacturing At Indiana Plant

During a speech at a steel plant in Indiana, President Obama emphasized the importance of manufacturing to the recovery of the nation's economy.

October 3, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” October 3, 2014

The latest in the investigation of the Columbus Marathon train debacle and why the new farm bill offers financial incentives for farmers to preserve their land.

October 3, 2014

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Indiana Veteran Shown In Latest Islamic State Video

An Indiana man may be the next victim of the Islamic State.

October 4, 2014

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The Monastery is 21,000 square-feet and sits on 128 acres of land.

New Buddhist Monastery To Open In Bloomington

The monastery is an expansion of an existing Buddhist monastery in Bloomington.

October 4, 2014

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Indiana Teenager Part Of International Computer Hacking Ring

The charges include conspiracies to commit computer fraud, copyright infringement, wire fraud, mail fraud, identity theft and theft of trade secrets.

October 4, 2014

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Video: Historic Kincaid House Moves Locations

A historic home in Fishers moved to a new location Saturday.

October 4, 2014

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Parents Of ISIS Hostage Release Video Asking For Mercy

Peter Kassig's parents released a video today imploring their son's captures to show mercy and release him so he can continue his humanitarian work.

October 5, 2014

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Indiana Marine Considered First Casualty Of ISIS Operations

Cpl. Jordan Spears of Memphis, Ind., was lost at sea last week after the aircraft he was on began to lose power.

October 6, 2014

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Parents Of ISIS Captive Release Part Of A Letter Sent Home

In the letter from Abdul Rahman Kassig, formerly Peter Kassig, he says he takes comfort in knowing he was helping others when taken captive.

October 6, 2014

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Senator Coats Reacts To Polls Showing GOP Could Take Senate

Polls show the GOP could retake the Senate, and Coats says if true it won’t only be the president’s responsibility to get Washington working again.

October 6, 2014

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New Data On Payments To Doctors By Drug And Device Companies

A survey indicates that physicians who were paid for consulting with the medical industry would be viewed positively, regardless of how much they were paid.

October 6, 2014

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Governor Pence speaks before the start of the 10th Annual Governor's Ride to benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

Gov. Pence Meets With Feds On Health Care Expansion

Gov. Pence is negotiating with the federal government over expanding the Healthy Indiana Plan.

October 6, 2014

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Indianapolis Adult Bookstore Ordinance Appeal Denied

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the city's appeal of a case involving adult bookstores.

October 6, 2014

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Gay Marriage Legal In Indiana, Supreme Court Denies Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected cases banning same-sex marriage, including a case from Indiana.

October 6, 2014

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The legislation's interim study committee on education has defined ten key items to focus on in discussions of early childhood education.

10 Key Questions From Indiana’s Study Committee On Education

The Indiana General Assembly is taking a close look at early childhood education this session, focusing on finding the answers to these ten key questions.

October 6, 2014

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27 Gallons Of Date Rape Chemical Seized At Indy Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized $35,000 worth of a date rape chemical at Indianapolis International Airport in September.

October 7, 2014

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Parents Of Zeller Brothers Writing A Book On Parenting

Steve and Lorri Zeller are finishing their book now, which they say is full of stories and lessons they learned raising three successful basketball players.

October 7, 2014

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IUPUI Professor Says U.S. Drug Demand Fuels Violence Abroad

An Indiana-based anthropologist says the U.S. immigration issue is intertwined with American demand for illegal drugs and the Central American drug trade.

October 7, 2014

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Vigil Planned In Honor Of ISIS Captive

A vigil is planned for an Indianapolis native who's being held captive by ISIS.

October 7, 2014

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A Breakdown Of Monday’s Same-Sex Marriage News

Couples, government officials and opponents were left to determine what the Supreme Court's inaction meant for the state.

October 7, 2014

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State Police will get more that $500,000 to combat methamphetamine.

State Police Receive Federal Funds To Combat Meth

State Police are receiving federal money to fight the drug.

October 7, 2014

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Foreign Investment Increasing In Indiana

A new report indicates an 8 percent increase in workers employed by foreign companies.

October 7, 2014

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Two Indiana school districts will pursue referenda during this November's elections.

Districts Pursue Referenda For Construction And Pre-K

Two Indiana school corporations will pursue referenda this election cycle, joining the push for pre-k as well as seeking to build a new school facility.

October 7, 2014

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Two Indiana school districts will pursue referenda during this November's elections.

Education Referenda: Construction And (What Else) Pre-K

Two Indiana school corporations will pursue referenda this election cycle, joining the push for pre-k as well as seeking to build a new school facility.

October 7, 2014

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Duke Energy Misreported Thousands Of Payments As ‘Late’

Duke Energy says it took immediate action to correct a payment reporting error.

October 7, 2014

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Indianaâs high-fenced deer hunting industry has been in the midst of a lawsuit for nearly a decade.

Study Committee Wants Decision On High-Fenced Deer Hunting

The Agriculture and Natural Resources study committee says the General Assembly needs to weigh in on the issue of high-fenced deer hunting preserves..

October 7, 2014

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Bloomingfoods Workers Voice Concerns To Co-Op Board

As Bloomingfoods workers take steps to unionize, member-owners are also pushing for additional transparency in how the company operates.

October 8, 2014

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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.

October 8, 2014

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Slideshow: Firefighter Turns 750 Lbs Of Guns Into A Dove

Indianapolis firefighter Ryan Feeney was commissioned by the Marion County Sheriff to make the peace sculpture out of a pile of confiscated weapons.

October 8, 2014

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Indiana's Supreme Court ruled causes of death are public records.

Causes Of Death Are Public Records, Indiana Court Says

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled that causes of death must be available to those seeking the public records.

October 8, 2014

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We’re Close To A New A-F System, But How Is It Different?

After more than a year of meeting, the A-F panel presented a plan for a new A-F accountability system to the State Board of Education.

October 8, 2014

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BMV Sends Out Tax Refund Notifications

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles overcharged more than 5 million Hoosiers for their vehicle registrations.

October 8, 2014

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Indy Sees Jump In Population With Limited English Skills

A report shows smaller metropolitan areas like Indianapolis experienced the fastest growth in their LEP populations between 2000 and 2012.

October 8, 2014

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Legislative Committee Debates New Casino Rules

Lawmakers are debating whether to allow casinos on land and live table games at racinos.

October 8, 2014

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CEO Deborah Hearn Smith led a discussion with local Girl Scout leaders about the well-being of Indiana's girls.

Indiana Girl Scouts CEO Says Report Findings Are Eye-Opening

The CEO is making stops through the state to discuss findings of a recent study on girls' well-being.

October 8, 2014

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Hundreds Pray For ISIS Captive During Vigil

Butler's Muslim Student Association hosted a vigil for Abdul-Rahman Kassig Wednesday night.

October 9, 2014

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Mother of ISIS Hostage Reaches Out To Son’s Captors

The mother of ISIS captive Abdul-Rahman Kassig reached out to his captors on social media Wednesday night.

October 9, 2014

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Villwock says that renewable farming methods benefit Indiana's farmers.

Farm Bureau Says Renewable Energy Delivering Benefits

The Indiana Farm Bureau president says ethanol now accounts for 40 percent of the state's corn production.

October 9, 2014

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State Board of Education members Sarah O'Brien, left, and Tony Walker sit on the board's school turnaround committee, along with Dan Elsener. The group has been gathering input from various turnaround operators, most recently in Indianapolis.

Future Of Arlington High School Still Up In The Air

State Board of Education members heard suggestions for the future of Arlington High School, a takeover school in Indianapolis, at a meeting Wednesday.

October 9, 2014

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Incidents of sexual harassment among farmworkers in Indiana are high.

High Percentage Of Female Farmworkers Report Harrassment

Up to 90 percent of female farmworkers report they've been sexually harassed while on the job.

October 9, 2014

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IU Archaeologist Unveils Columbus-Era Cannons

Two new Columbus-era wrought iron artillery cannons found along early trades routes established by Christopher Columbus are on display at the Children's Museum.

October 9, 2014

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One piece of public art sits outside Columbus City Hall.

Columbus Public Art Contracts Raise Concern

Disagreement over the location of three sculptures could result in large costs to move them.

October 9, 2014

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Coming Up Friday at 6 p.m. On “Indiana Newsdesk”

Hoosiers gather to pray as an Indiana family pleads with the Islamic State to release their son and same-sex marriage is legal again in Indiana.

October 10, 2014

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How Marriage Equality Could Affect The Next Generation

The impact the Supreme Court's decision has on same-sex couples is immediate, but the effect on children is more nuanced.

October 10, 2014

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Community Rallies Around ISIS Captive’s Family

As the Kassig family waits for word of their son, the community is praying for Abdul-Rahman's safe return.

October 10, 2014

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Health Officials: Indiana Is Prepared To Handle Ebola

State health officials are ensuring the public they are taking the necessary steps to handle any cases of Ebola that could arise in Indiana.

October 10, 2014

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State tax revenues are down for the third consecutive month.

State Tax Revenues Miss The Mark For Third Month In A Row

The state is about $39 million below its projected revenue levels for this fiscal year.

October 10, 2014

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Local Meetings Test Feasibility Of Regional Food Hubs

Agriculture experts are trying to determine whether regional food hubs, like an online farmers market, would be feasible in Indiana.

October 10, 2014

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Kokomo Apartments, Parking Garage Almost Complete

The building, which includes 39 apartment and a 280-car parking garage is on track to be complete next month.

October 10, 2014

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Slideshow: IU Installs Ernie Pyle Statue

The statue of Ernie Pyle is located outside of Franklin Hall on Indiana University's Bloomington campus.

October 10, 2014

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Energy Efficiency Recommendations Do Not Include Mandates

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has provided Gov. Pence recommendations for a framework lawmakers can use to develop an energy efficiency program.

October 10, 2014

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Weekly Railway Reports To Come After Farmers’ Request

The Surface Transportation Board will release weekly reports about rail service issues amid requests from farmers eager to transport high grain yields.

October 10, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” October 10, 2014

Hoosiers gather to pray as an Indiana family pleads with the Islamic State to release their son and same-sex marriage is legal again in Indiana.

October 10, 2014

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Video: Mother Of ISIS Captive Speaks During Prayer Service

Paula Kassig spoke out during a prayer service for her son Friday.

October 11, 2014

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Community Attends Anti-Drug Rally After Spate Of Overdoses

Members of the Connersville community attended an anti-drug rally Saturday after there were 20 overdoses in 20 days in the town of 13,000.

October 13, 2014

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As Ebola Spreads, Experts Discuss Possible Mutations

The first case of Ebola transmission has occurred in the U.S., and experts are debating the plausibility of the virus learning to travel through the air.

October 13, 2014

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Parents of ISIS Captive Speak Out On National Television

The parents of ISIS captive Abdul-Rahman Kassig pleaded for his release on national television.

October 13, 2014

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Glenda Ritz and members of the Indiana State Board of Education will meet on October 15.

What To Watch For At Wednesday’s State Board Meeting

The State Board of Education will discuss a range of topics at their meeting Wednesday, from school turnaround to everybody's favorite, A-F school grades.

October 13, 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. Submit your questions now!

October 13, 2014

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The Hoosier Lottery sold its first ticket on this day in 1989.

Hoosier Lottery Marks 25 Years

The Hoosier Lottery is celebrating the 25th year of the game.

October 14, 2014

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Old-Fashioned Corn Maze Returns To Danville

Many farmers are turning to GPS systems to help them create corn mazes this year, but there are at least a few who stick with more traditional methods.

October 14, 2014

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IU Doctor Recalls Seeing First Ebola Patient In Liberia

Joshua Mugele is an American emergency room doctor who was working in Liberia when that hospitals' first Ebola patient showed up.

October 14, 2014

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The low revenue numbers are giving state lawmakers pause as they debate tax reform issues.

Indy City-County Council Approves $1 Billion Budget

The Indianapolis City-County Council last night approved the $1 billion 2015 budget for the city of Indianapolis and Marion County.

October 14, 2014

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Pre-k is an important issue in Indiana this year. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is just one of the state's policymakers who is attempting to make moves for the city's youngest students.

Funding Still A Roadblock For Ballard’s Pre-K Plan

The Indianapolis City-County Council approved $1.7 million for Mayor Ballard's pre-k initiative Monday, but the plan still has not reached its funding goals.

October 14, 2014

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The Indiana Charter School Board decides Tuesday whether or not to add a classical charter school to Monroe County schools.

Charter Board Denies Bloomington Classical School Charter

The Indiana Charter School Board has denied a charter to the Seven Oaks Classical School in Monroe County.

October 14, 2014

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Angie's List is expanding its headquarters.

Angie’s List To Expand Headquarters

The company will expand its headquarters and plans to add hundreds of new jobs by 2019.

October 14, 2014

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Indiana University president Michael McRobbie says the strategic plan is intended to set the university

IU President Announces Five-Year Strategic Plan

IU President Michael McRobbie outlined his five year plan for Indiana University campuses during his State of the University Tuesday.

October 14, 2014

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Indiana University hosted a panel discussion on Ebola in Liberia.

Containing Ebola A Matter Of Public Health, Experts Say

Medical experts say the U.S. is not at risk for a large outbreak.

October 14, 2014

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Mother Of ISIS Captive Makes Another Plea On Twitter

The mother of Abdul-Rahman is using social media to try and reach members of ISIS who are holding her son captive.

October 14, 2014

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ISIS Hostage In 2012 E-mail: “I Have Found My Calling”

The family of Abdul-Rahman released an e-mail he sent to friends, family and teachers in March 2012, when he decided to stay in the Middle East.

October 14, 2014

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Monroe County Opens Mental Health Court

The mental health court deals specifically with offenders who have mental illnesses.

October 14, 2014

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House GOP Aims To Boost Education Funding, Public Safety

The House Republicans say they plan to increase funding to public education and boost public safety while maintaining a balanced budget.

October 15, 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.

October 15, 2014

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

Gov. Pence Discusses Two-Year Spending Plan

The governor says he'll roll out his legislative agenda sometime between Election Day and New Year's.

October 15, 2014

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Northern Indiana Residents Will Appeal DNR Dam Repair Order

Residents of Hidden Hills in Miami County say the DNR's repair order would cost millions.

October 15, 2014

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Validity Of Some Same-Sex Marriages In Question

Same-sex couples who got married in June may not have valid marriages, the attorney general's office says.

October 15, 2014

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State Board Holds Off On Release Of 2014 A-F School Grades

The Indiana State Board of Education voted Wednesday to hold off on releasing 2014 A-F school accountability grades until their November meeting.

October 15, 2014

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A Look At Indiana’s New ISTEP+ Questions

The new version of this year's ISTEP+ will push students into explaining their thinking.

October 15, 2014

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Experts are urging Indiana residents to use free tools on their taxes.

Indiana House Speaker: ‘Take A Breath’ On Tax Changes

Indiana's House Speaker thinks it’s time to let the tax system settle.

October 15, 2014

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A judge is considering whether the BMV has been withholding information relating to overcharging Hoosiers millions of dollars in license and other fees.

Judge Considers Whether BMV Is Withholding Info

Attorneys appeared in court today to argue whether the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is concealing information about overcharging customers for licenses.

October 15, 2014

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Dean Of Indiana University’s School Of Education Retires

Dean of the IU School of Education Gerardo Gonzalez is set to retire after 15 years of leadership at the university.

October 16, 2014

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IU Prof. Says Redistricting Issues Tied To Racial Diversity

Professor Marjorie Hershey says redistricting problems are largely connected with issues of diversity, and an independent commission wouldn't solve the problem.

October 16, 2014

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For A U.S. Hostage Facing Death, Syria Meant A New Life

Alison Meuse met Abdul-Rahman Kassig in Beirut in the summer of 2012, when the young American was still known as Peter.

October 16, 2014

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EPA Approves New Weed Killer For GMO Crops

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday gave the green light to an herbicide designed for use with new genetically modified corn and soybeans.

October 16, 2014

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The Gary Community School Corporation owes its busing company more than $2 million to keep services running. The company gave the school district until Nov. 10 to provide payment.

Gary Schools Get Nov. 10 Deadline To Pay Bus Company

The Gary Community School Corporation owes almost $3 million to its bus company, which has given the district a Nov. 10 deadline to make the payment.

October 16, 2014

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Coming Up Friday at 6 p.m. On “Indiana Newsdesk”

An Indiana doctor back from Liberia explains his experience of the Ebola outbreak. Can the market support the number of craft breweries throughout the state?

October 16, 2014

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Amazon.com plans to expand its Indiana operations later this year.

Amazon To Bring Seasonal Work To Indiana

The online retailer will hire 80,000 seasonal employees around the country.

October 16, 2014

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Gov. Mike Pence signs legislation creating a state-funded preschool pilot program.

Pence Halts Federal Pre-K Grant Application

Governor Mike Pence removed Indiana's participation in a federal preschool grant application process that could have given the state at least $80 million.

October 16, 2014

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A victim of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Prevention Advocates Face Funding Setback

Domestic violence prevention advocates say funding issues are interfering with progress.

October 16, 2014

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John Pistole and President Obama

Retiring TSA Director To Head Anderson University

John Pistole announced his retirement today after four years as TSA administrator

October 16, 2014

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Civil Rights Leader on Hand to Launch Living-Learning Center

Civil rights leader and former NAACP chairman Julian Bond spoke at the dedication of the IU School of Education's Inspire Living-Learning Center Thursday.

October 16, 2014

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Health Department: Lafayette Patient Does Not Have Ebola

A person exhibiting 'Ebola-like' symptoms was taken to a Lafayette hospital Thursday.

October 16, 2014

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Bloomingfoods Board Announces Neutrality On Unionization

Bloomingfoods general manager George Huntington announced that after discussions with UFWC Local 700, the co-op will be neutral as workers attempt to unionize.

October 16, 2014

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Jackson County Approves 4,000-Hog Operation

The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals is allowing Kyle Broshears to move forward in creating a 4,000-hog feeding operation.

October 17, 2014

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IU Experts Say Fears Of Ebola Outbreak In U.S. Are Overblown

Two Indiana University medical experts say the United States won't experience an Ebola epidemic.

October 17, 2014

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Annual Symposium Today On Opioid Drug Abuse

Finding ways to curb prescription drug abuse is the focus of the attorney general‘s annual symposium today.

October 17, 2014

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Indy Prayer Service Today For Islamic State Hostage

Another prayer service will be held today for Abdul-Rahman Kassig, formerly known as Peter Kassig.

October 17, 2014

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President Obama met with White House departments before naming an Ebola response coordinator.

President Obama Names Indianapolis Native Ebola ‘Czar’

President Obama is selecting Ron Klain to lead the United States' fight against Ebola.

October 17, 2014

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Growth Of Indiana’s Craft Beer Scene Not Slowing Down

Indiana is home to more than 90 craft breweries, and that number continues to grow.

October 17, 2014

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Indiana Health Care Firm To Expand, Add Jobs

An Indiana-based health care provider will expand its operations with help from the state.

October 17, 2014

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Governor Pence Explains Choice To Not Apply For Pre-K Grant

Governor Mike Pence says Indiana needs to develop its own pre-K program without federal intrusion.

October 17, 2014

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Marion County Receives Grant To Open Veteran’s Court

Marion County received a grant from the Department of Justice to set up a veteran's court starting in January 2015.

October 17, 2014

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Lawmakers Consider Alterations To Ballot Deadlines

Replacing candidates on the ballot might become simpler if the legislature takes up the issue next session.

October 17, 2014

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Feds To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Couples In Indiana

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today said benefits will be given to same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Nevada, Virginia, Utah, and Colorado.

October 17, 2014

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Indiana University Inaugurates New Media School

The Media School was inaugurated today in a special ceremony at Franklin Hall, featuring the dedication of the Ernie Pyle statue.

October 17, 2014

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Video: Watch “Indiana Newsdesk” October 17, 2014

An Indiana doctor back from Liberia explains his experience of the Ebola outbreak. Can the market support the number of craft breweries throughout the state?

October 18, 2014

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70 World War II Veterans To Take Honor Flight to DC

The Indy Honor Flight, a non-profit that takes World War II veterans to Washington D.C., will take 70 veterans to the nation’s capital Saturday.

October 18, 2014

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Emergency Equipment Sales Skyrocket Amid Ebola Concerns

Most of the increased demand at a Fishers-based equipment supplier is for "personal protective garments."

October 19, 2014

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IU Journalism Building Named After Ernie Pyle 60 Years Ago

In our “History Through Headlines” segment, we take a look back at what was making headlines.

October 20, 2014

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Report Shows Art Schools Focusing On Business Skills

A new report shows art schools have changed their curricula to focus less on artistic technique, and more on skills that could be applied to other careers.

October 20, 2014

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I-69 Summit To Invite Discussion On The Project’s Impact

The conference aims to bring together state and business leaders so they can discuss economic opportunities along the Texas-to-Michigan interstate.

October 20, 2014

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Seven Bodies Found In NW Indiana Over The Weekend

Police found the bodies of several women in Gary and Hammond over the weekend.

October 20, 2014

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To Reduce Dropout Rate Among Latinos, Elkhart Has A Plan

Elkhart Community Schools got more involved with students to improve the graduation rate among Latino students.

October 20, 2014

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Greg Goodnight

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

We're on our way to visit with Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

October 20, 2014

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Indiana To Set Limits On Food Stamps

Indiana will begin limiting the amount of benefits individuals can collect.

October 20, 2014

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Lawmakers Aim To Align State, Federal Sexual Assault Laws

College, state and federal leaders say there needs to be more uniformity among state and federal laws to help reduce sexual assault among college students.

October 20, 2014

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Daviess County I-69 Bridge Dedicated

An I-69 bridge was dedicated to David Graham and the late James Newland, two men who played instrumental roles in making the interstate a reality.

October 20, 2014

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Lifeline Law Advocates Use Social Media To Ease Confusion

The author of the law says the measure is still misunderstood among students and parents.

October 20, 2014

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Kokomo Names New Baseball Team The Jackrabbits

The Kokomo Jackrabbits will play in Kokomo's new $9 million, 4,000-seat stadium.

October 21, 2014

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Gary Mayor Links Murder Case With Blight Issues

Police also say the slayings likely happened recently, but that the suspect indicated there could be additional victims going back 20 years.

October 21, 2014

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The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether school districts can charge transportation fees.

Indiana Supreme Court Will Look At Bus Fees For Parents

The Indiana Supreme Court plans to hear a case about whether a school district can charge parents a transportation fee to bus kids to and from school.

October 21, 2014

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Employment Report Shows Private Sector Job Loss

Indiana's unemployment rate remains below the national average.

October 21, 2014

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Farmers Take Precautions Against Expected Rise In Pig Virus

PEDv thrives in cold weather and has killed an estimated 8 million pigs since last year.

October 21, 2014

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Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, asks a question during the 2009 Joint Senior Leadership Conference.

Indiana National Guard’s Umbarger Will Retire Next Year

Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger announced Tuesday morning that he will retire next year, after 45 years of service at the Indiana National Guard.

October 21, 2014

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is urging Governor Mike Pence to reconsider applying for federal money to support pre-k.

Deadline Extension Reopens Debate Over Federal Pre-K Grant

With the announcement of an extended deadline, State Superintendent Glenda Ritz is calling on Governor Pence to reconsider applying for a federal pre-k grant.

October 21, 2014

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Money was the primary focus of this yearâs I-69 regional summit.

Officials Consider I-69 Funding At Regional Summit

Getting the interstate to reach Indianapolis will require a different approach.

October 22, 2014

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight

Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Greg Goodnight

This time we talk with Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight, in our weekly 'Ask The Mayor' segment.

October 22, 2014

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Hearing Rescheduled For Alleged Gary, Ind. Serial Killer

Police say the suspected serial killer could face more charges.

October 22, 2014

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February Trial Set For Quadruple Murder Suspect

The man accused of shooting and killing four people last year will go to trial in February.

October 22, 2014

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IU Says Twitter Study Does Not Aim To Limit Free Speech

A U.S. House committee plans to investigate a grant that funded an Indiana University project called Truthy.

October 22, 2014

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Educators at participating providers will administer part of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment directly to their students. The other part will be based on their observations of the child in their environment.

Q&A: Indiana’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

A member of the Early Learning Advisory Committee joins StateImpact to discuss the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, part of the state's pre-k pilot program.

October 22, 2014

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Pence said the reason for refusing the funding was so the state can focus on Indiana's new pre-k pilot program and make it successful before expanding it:

Governor Pence Rejects Pre-K Funding, Again

After the U.S. Department of Education extended the application deadline for a federal preschool grant, Gov. Mike Pence says he still won't apply.

October 22, 2014

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Beth White

Secretary Of State Candidate Alleges Voter Intimidation

The Democratic candidate says Indiana inappropriately labeled some voters' registrations as "inactive" during a cleanup of the state's voter rolls.

October 22, 2014

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Notre Dame To Hold ‘Gay In Christ’ Conference

The conference aims to explore how Catholic teachings can be more inclusive of the LGBT community.

October 22, 2014

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ISIS Supporters Tweet Deadline Looming For U.S. Captive

A tweet from an ISIS supporter says time is running out for Abdul-Rahman Kassig.

October 23, 2014

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Kokomo Recycling

Kokomo Begins Curbside Recycling Without Trash Fees

After almost 14 years, Kokomo is getting curbside recycling again. The city’s mayor says the service shouldn’t cost residents anything.

October 23, 2014

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Human Remains Found In Bloomington Mobile Home Park

Bloomington Police Department detectives found the remains to be two to three months old, in an advance state of decomposition.

October 23, 2014

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BMV Prepares For Moped Registrations

Hoosiers must register their mopeds with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles beginning January 2nd.

October 23, 2014

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State Board Praises Evansville Schools On Turnaround Efforts

State officials toured failing schools in Evansville yesterday and say they are excited about the academic improvement they saw.

October 23, 2014

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Coming Up Friday at 6 p.m. On “Indiana Newsdesk”

With no funding to finish I-69, what options are on the table? The state eliminated its energy efficiency program, what’s being considered now.

October 23, 2014

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Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program Won’t Impact Indiana

State Police don't think a neighboring state's medical marijuana program will cause increased trafficking in Indiana.

October 23, 2014

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State And Genealogy Website To Digitize Hoosier Records

Ancestry.com will digitize more 13 million state records with no cost to the state.

October 23, 2014

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Kassig Parents To ISIS: ‘Tell Us What More We Can Do’

The parents of Abdul-Rahman continue to make desperate pleas to his captors on Twitter.

October 23, 2014

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Purdue’s New Nutrition Center Will Work To Reduce Obesity

A new research center at Purdue University hopes to decrease obesity rates in impoverished areas.

October 23, 2014

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How State Officials Plan To Finish Building I-69

Sections one through five of I-69 have funding, but state officials have not decided how to pay for the section from Martinsville to Indianapolis.

October 23, 2014

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Custom Shoes Honor Columbus Native Chuck Taylor’s Hometown

The limited-edition design of Converse Chuck Taylors features Columbus High School colors and logos.

October 23, 2014

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Work Requirement For SNAP Benefits To Be Reinstated

Starting in March, able-bodied Hoosiers without dependents will need to be employed or attend a job training program to continue receiving SNAP benefits.

October 24, 2014

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Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing In 812 Code Area Starts February

The change is meant to help customers transition to the addition of the 930 area code in southern Indiana.

October 24, 2014

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What’s Likely To Replace Indiana’s Energy Efficiency Program

Indiana's energy efficiency program is being eliminated, so lawmakers need to decide on an alternative next year.

October 24, 2014

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Ball State to open new Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Ball State To Open Indiana’s Largest Planetarium

Ball State plans to open Indiana's largest planetarium, taking the University of Notre Dame's spot.

October 24, 2014

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Study: Voluntary School Donations Are Widening Funding Gap

An IU study shows rich school districts are raising more money through non-profit organizations like PTA, which widens the gap between rich and poor schools.

October 24, 2014

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Two Dozen Indiana Red Cross Workers Losing Jobs

The American Red Cross is eliminating positions in Indiana as part of nationwide budget cuts.

October 24, 2014

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Pseudoephedrine Becomes Focus Of Terre Haute’s Meth Problem

Mayor Duke Bennett wants to lobby for prescription-only Sudafed.

October 24, 2014

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Memorial Stadium Prepares To Host Popular Italian Opera

The Jacob School of Music's second production of the season "La Boheme" starts at 8 p.m.

October 24, 2014

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Some Indianapolis residents can get alcohol delivered right to their doors by a few taps of their fingers and a five dollar delivery fee.

Big Red Liquors Launches Delivery App

Big Red Liquors and tech company Drizly bring alcohol delivery to consumers in the Indianapolis area.

October 24, 2014

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Send Photos: What Is Your Child Going To Be For Halloween?

Send us photos of your children dressed up in their Halloween costumes to news@indianapublicmedia.org.

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