Archive for April 2012

April 2, 2012

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taxes

State Offers Free Online Tax Filing

The deadline to file federal and state taxes is April 17.

April 2, 2012

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test

ACT/SAT Tests Add Photo ID Requirement

The photo ID requirement is intended to stop cheating on the tests.

April 2, 2012

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supreme court

Massa Sworn In Today In Private Ceremony

Massa begins his work today as the state’s 107th Supreme Court justice.

April 2, 2012

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soccer

Kids Under 14 Can No Longer Referee Soccer

The Department of Labor made the Soccer Referee Committee change its policy on the age of referees.

April 2, 2012

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TEacher in class

Some Upset Over Special Education Teacher Licensing Rules

College graduates are taking more alternative tracks into teaching that don’t involve going back to school for another four years.

April 2, 2012

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Henryville tornado

Henryville Students Return To School After Tornado

Henryville students are attending a makeshift school at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg.

April 2, 2012

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Pressler

Queen of Spain Honors IU Music Professor

Menahem Pressler will be the 9th recipient of the Yehudi Menuhin Prize.

April 2, 2012

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Tax forms

Tax-Related Identity Theft Claims Rise In Indiana

The Indiana Attorney General says the rise in claims is because of better detection methods.

April 2, 2012

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Joe donnelly

Democratic Senate Candidate Announces Jobs Plan

Joe Donnelly says he will invest more in education funding for areas that spur job growth.

April 2, 2012

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Justice Sullivan

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Sullivan Is Retiring

Frank Sullivan is the third justice to step down during Gov. Mitch Daniels' tenure.

April 2, 2012

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Monroe County Courthouse

Richland Township Employees Sued For Misappropriated Funds

Two Richland Township employees were paid for what should have been unpaid leave.

April 3, 2012

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Brown county roads

Brown County Funds Run Short for Updating Roads

Brown County is being forced to put off paving some of its gravel roads because of a funding shortage.

April 3, 2012

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coal

Activist Group Urges IU Officials To Reduce Coal Use

University officials say the IU coal plant is ahead of EPA regulations.

April 3, 2012

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IBM Headquarters

Closing Arguments Today In IBM Suit

After five weeks of testimony, the lawsuit between the state and IBM is drawing to a close.

April 3, 2012

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basketball court

Martinsville Schools Evaluating Staff Conduct Policies

The Martinsville School Board is investigating whether inappropriate conduct between the school's basketball coach and a student was an isolated event.

April 3, 2012

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Center for national policy

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight Joins Washington Think Tank

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will join the Center for National Policy.

April 3, 2012

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Doctor's office

Study Ranks Indiana Counties Based On Overall Health

The report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked all of Indiana's 92 counties.

April 3, 2012

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IBM

Judge Hears Closing Arguments In IBM v. Indiana

Attorneys made their closing arguments in court regarding the dispute between the state and IBM, which was hired to remodel Indiana's welfare system.

April 3, 2012

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Tivoli Theater

Cook Group Funds Renovation Of Spencer’s Tivoli Theatre

Cook Group is funding the restoration of the Tivoli Theatre as a part of Indiana Landmarks.

April 4, 2012

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Henryville tornado

Weather Service Testing New Tornado Warning System

The system is designed to reach people in a more concise way allowing them more time to respond to potentially deadly storms.

April 4, 2012

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St. Mary

Audit Says College Wasn’t Eligible For $42 Million In Grants

The audit says some courses at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College were improperly classified, making students taking those classes ineligible for federal grants.

April 4, 2012

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Spped Bumps

Bloomington Council Could Vote On W. 3rd Speed Bumps

The Bloomington City Council meeting begins tonight at 7:30.

April 4, 2012

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Goodbody Hall

IU Police Investigating Possible Hate Crime

Someone vandalized a Jewish Studies poster on the Indiana University campus.

April 4, 2012

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Grant Phillips

How Indiana Took Sides In A Debate Over Deaf Schools

A bill that passed the Indiana legislature moves the Indiana School for the Deaf’s outreach services to a new center for deaf and hard of hearing education.

April 4, 2012

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Lauren Spierer

Illinois’ Skeletal Remains not Lauren Spierer

Bloomington police said he inquiry into Illinois remains were routine procedure.

April 4, 2012

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office of women's affairs

IU Could Close Office Of Women’s Affairs

IU officials have not revealed why they might close the Office of Women's Affairs, but a committee is gathering to discuss the possibility April 11.

April 4, 2012

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Goodbody Hall

IUPD To Interview Juveniles For Anti-Semitic Act

The Indiana University Police Department was able to identify the juveniles based on security camera footage.

April 4, 2012

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Columbus City Hall

Columbus Mayor Disagrees With Decision To Keep City Loan

Mayor Kristin Brown says she accepts the city council's decision to keep the loan taken for a sports complex but does not agree with the decision.

April 5, 2012

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Martin Luther King

Women Leaders Honored at Indianapolis MLK Commemoration

Six honorees, including the Gary Mayor and Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, were celebrated at a ceremony commemorating the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

April 5, 2012

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Mourdock speaking to voers

Longtime GOP Sen. Lugar Faces Stiff Tea Party Fight

Six-term Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana is facing his first primary challenge since winning the job in the 1970s.

April 5, 2012

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New speed bumps will be installed along West Third Street in the Prospect Hill Neighborhood.

Bloomington City Council Approves 3rd Street Speed Bumps

Bloomington’s City Council voted last night in favor of installing speed cushions to slow traffic along West 3rd street in the Prospect Hill Neighborhood.

April 5, 2012

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Tony Bennett

State Accuses IPS Of Disrupting School Takeovers

The state says IPS has created a series of obstacles, from not turning over student records to removing computer monitors and food-service equipment.

April 5, 2012

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tax

State Error Keeps Millions In Taxes From Indiana Counties

The Indiana Department of Revenue's error caused more than $200 million to be withheld from counties across the state.

April 5, 2012

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Statehouse Flag

Agency Gives Indiana A- For Government Transparency

The Sunshine Review gave Indiana an A- for government transparency, but an earlier report gave it an F for public access to information.

April 5, 2012

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Monroe County

Local Governments Receive Millions In Lost Tax Dollars

The state announced recently that it had not distributed more than $205 million in Local Option Income Tax funds.

April 6, 2012

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Indiana Statehouse

State Receives Nearly $1 Million In Healthcare Settlement

WellCare Health Plans Inc.has reached a deal with nine states and the federal government over fraud allegations.

April 6, 2012

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IU Football stadium

Join A Live Discussion With IU’s Athletics Director

Join a radio program and live chat with Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass at noon on Friday.

April 6, 2012

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airport

Airports Could Serve As Solar Farms

A USDA study shows there is ample land at Indiana airports for solar farms, wind turbines or biofuel crops.

April 6, 2012

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Corn

Farm Property Tax Expected To Jump In The Next Few Years

The base rate for an acre of farmland is supposed to reach $2,000 by 2015. It was $500 in 2000.

April 6, 2012

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Brown county roads

Money From Budget Error Could Pave Roads In Brown County

Brown County has been forced to put off some of its plans to pave gravel roads because of budget constraints.

April 6, 2012

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A cave in the Hoosier National Forest

Drilling Fees Fund Hoosier National Forest Land Purchase

The Hoosier National Forest has received funding through a national fund, which receives its money from offshore drilling fees.

April 6, 2012

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Indianapolis

Indiana’s Population Growth On The Decline

More than half of Indiana counties lost residents in 2011.

April 6, 2012

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basketball

IU Basketball Among Top Three Most Valuable Programs

A recent study published by The Wall Street Journal ranked Indiana Men’s basketball the third most valuable program

April 7, 2012

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Students getting off a bus

MCCSC Ready For Expanded Full Day Kindergarten

Previously, MCCSC only had enough funding for half-day kindergarten, so parents wanting to enroll their children for the full day had to pay the difference.

April 7, 2012

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Miller with players

IU Hopes Women’s Basketball Coach Will Stay Long-Term

IU athletics director Fred Glass says he wants to hire coaches on long-term contracts because it brings stability to their programs.

April 7, 2012

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Thomas Buhls

Bloomington Residents Protest Against White Supremacist

Bloomington residents gathered on the town square to protest against a white supremacist.

April 8, 2012

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houses under construction

Central Indiana Sees Housing Construction Boom

Johnson County and other nearby counties are reporting the fastest start to housing construction in several years.

April 9, 2012

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People cleaning wreckage

Tornado Recovery Efforts Focus On Rebuilding

Most of the tornado debris has been picked up and now rebuilding is starting in Southern Indiana.

April 9, 2012

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voting

Voter Registration Deadline Today

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the May 8 primary election.

April 9, 2012

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prescription medicine

USDA Approves Alzheimer’s Drug

Eli Lilly manufactures the new Alzheimer's drug.

April 9, 2012

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Kokomo Poised To Amend Dog Ordinance

Kokomo officials are making the final changes to an ordinance that update on the city’s rules for dog owners.

April 9, 2012

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Large Turnout Expected As Early Voting Begins Monday

Early voting began throughout Indiana on Monday, and Monroe County is expecting a large turnout.

April 9, 2012

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Kindergarten

Vigo County Expects Increased Kindergarten Enrollment

Vigo County says it expects increased enrollment in its full-day kindergarten program this year.

April 9, 2012

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Sony logo

Too Early To Tell Impact Of Sony Layoffs On Terre Haute

Sony has not announced which of its plants will be included in its plans to lay off 10,000 employees worldwide.

April 9, 2012

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Ohio River

Indiana Ranks Worst For Chemicals Released Into Waterways

Environment America says Indiana releases 27 million pounds of toxic chemicals into its waterways in 2010.

April 10, 2012

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statehouse

Legislators Want Enforcement On Bath Salts Law

Law enforcement and legislators are getting the word out so shop owners know what’s on their shelves.

April 10, 2012

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Virtual School

Virtual Indiana Charter School Growing In Enrollment

The school anticipates significant growth this year and they hope about 2,500 students will enroll before next school year.

April 10, 2012

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Indianapolis

Officials Estimate Super Bowl Cost Indiana $3 Million

Super Bowl officials had originally thought the event would cost $4 million, but estimates now show it cost $3 million.

April 10, 2012

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Doctor's office

Report: GOP Budget Could Cost Indiana $54 Billion In Funding

The budget passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would take away some of the state's funding for Medicaid and Medicare.

April 10, 2012

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CELL STORAGE

Cook Group Acquires Indianapolis Cell Storage Company

General BioTechnology is one of the most comprehensive cell storage companies in the nation.

April 10, 2012

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Martinsville downtown

Martinsville Elementary Teacher Put On Administrative Leave

The school board began an investigation into faculty and staff misconduct several weeks ago.

April 11, 2012

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Zoeller

Kokomo Police Warn Of Phone Scam

The caller claims to be from a credit union and requests bank information.

April 11, 2012

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Indiana basketball

Zeller And Watford Will Remain With IU

Indiana has been chosen the number-one team in the nation for the upcoming season in several preseason polls.

April 11, 2012

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stage collapse

Stage Collapse Investigation Findings Released Thursday

The Indiana State Fair Commission will receive the reports during their monthly meeting Thursday.

April 11, 2012

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Students getting off a bus

MCCSC Will Keep Longer School Day

A committee recommended at last night’s board meeting that the district keep the current schedule and maintain the current length of the school day.

April 11, 2012

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Fine Arts Building

IU Students Occupy Fine Arts Building

A group of about a dozen protestors occupied the IU Fine Arts building Tuesday night.

April 11, 2012

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Join The Lugar-Mourdock Debate Live Wednesday

WFIU will be live streaming the Lugar-Mourdock debate on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m.

April 11, 2012

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HIV Testing

Group Says Indiana’s HIV Law Creates Dilemma

A social work group from Indiana University says they have mixed feeling on the state law.

April 11, 2012

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Bloomington Showers Building

State Error Could Help Monroe County Balance Its Budget

The state Department of Revenue found out about a programming error earlier this month, giving millions back to counties this year.

April 11, 2012

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helicopeter

Oliver Winery Uses Helicopter To Fight Off Frost

Oliver Winery brought in a helicopter to its Creekbend Vineyard to keep its grapes from freezing in Wednesday morning's frost.

April 11, 2012

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Veteran in hospital

9th District Democratic Candidates Agree On Healthcare Needs

Hoosiers For A Commonsense Health Plan hosted a debate Wednesday for 9th District Democratic candidates.

April 12, 2012

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doctor's tools

9th District Democratic Candidates Discuss Health Care

Most of the candidates, in one way or another, advocated for a universal healthcare system.

April 12, 2012

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pence

Seven Primary Candidates Fight for Pence’s Seat

One candidate has withdrawn leaving seven on the primary ballot.

April 12, 2012

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Lugar and Mourdock

Both Candidates Say They’re Pleased With Debate Performance

Republican Senate candidates Richard Lugar and Richard Mourdock kept it positive Wednesday in their only scheduled debate.

April 12, 2012

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stage collapse

Reports Could Provide Answers About Stage Collapse

The reports from two investigations into the state fair stage collapse will be released today.

April 12, 2012

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Tornado damage

Report: Indiana Should Be Included In ‘Tornado Alley’

A report shows the number of tornadoes in Indiana merits the state's inclusion in "tornado alley."

April 12, 2012

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daniels

Daniels Ranked Among Most Popular Governors

Governor Daniels ranks third in the nation in popularity.

April 12, 2012

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Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart, Columbus Mayor To Attend White House Reception

Tony Stewart and Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown are attending a reception hosted by President Barack Obama this month.

April 12, 2012

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statehouse

State Budget Committee To Meet Over Dept. Of Revenue Error

The Indiana Budget Committee is meeting Friday to discuss the Department of Revenue's programming error.

April 12, 2012

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I-69 Construction

INDOT Giving Public First Look At Next Phase Of I-69

A formal presentation will be presented, followed by a question and answer session. INDOT will then take public feedback on the plans.

April 12, 2012

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stage collapse

Investigators Say State Fair Not Prepared For Emergency

More than one hundred witnesses were questioned…though employees of the company that built the stage declined.

April 12, 2012

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A protestor sits on the floor of the Frangipani Room at the IMU during a break in the meeting of the Indiana University Board of Trustees.

Protestors ‘Occupy’ IU Trustees Meeting

Concerned about increasing tuition, roughly two dozen protestors — mostly students — ‘occupied’ a meeting of the Indiana University Board of Trustees.

April 13, 2012

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Postal Workers Protest Bill That Would Reduce Service

The bill would end six-day mail delivery, close post offices and begin to phase out door-to-door delivery entirely.

April 13, 2012

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Tony Bennett

Indiana Working To Increase Number Of AP Courses

State Superintendent Tony Bennett announced Indiana would participate in the National Math and Science Initiative that seeks to boost AP course participation.

April 13, 2012

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Participate In Spring Gardening Conversation

Call in with your questions or join the live chat at WFIU.org/NoonEdition

April 13, 2012

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honeybee

Research: Genetic Diversity Makes Bee Colonies Healthier

Genetic diversity in honeybee colonies has been shown to increase the amount of good bacteria.

April 13, 2012

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An illustration of one page of the 2011 state letter grade ratings for Indiana schools.

Should More Indiana Students Be Taking Advanced Classes?

The Indiana Department of Education has put increased focus on increasing students’ participation in college-level courses in high school. Is that a good thing?

April 13, 2012

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100 dollar bills

Indiana’s State Budget Committee Calls For External Audit

The State Budget Committee has called for an audit to look into a programming error that withheld $206 million from county governments.

April 13, 2012

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Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank Executive To Head Department Of Revenue

Mitch Daniels has named Mike Alley the Department of Revenue Commissioner.

April 14, 2012

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cars

Sales Of Used Cars Rises With Tight Budgets

Car salesmen in Bloomington say their sales of used cars have increased since last year.

April 14, 2012

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State Fair Wreckage

Reports Support Need For Stage Equipment Regulations

A summer study committee will look into recommendations for stage construction requirements.

April 16, 2012

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MPO

Congress Seeks Compromise On Bill That Could Affect MPOs

A version of the federal transportation bill that would eliminate MPOs has passed the Senate.

April 16, 2012

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Rick Santorum

Indiana No Longer A Factor In Presidential Primary

Since Romney has all but won the Republican presidential nomination, Indiana is no longer a factor in the presidential primary.

April 16, 2012

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I-69

INDOT To Reveal Plans For New Section Of I-69

INDOT is holding a meeting Monday evening to present its plans for the next section of I-69 to the public.

April 16, 2012

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Mike Pence

Bartholomew County Coroner Drops Out Of Congressional Race

Six candidates are running for the 6th district after two dropped out last week.

April 16, 2012

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Vigo County Courthouse

Vigo County Commission To Decide On Oil Drilling Issue

A Vigo County resident is seeking to have his land rezoned so he can drill for oil.

April 16, 2012

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The Columbus airport

Columbus Municipal Airport Charged Additional Property Tax

While aviation-related property is usually tax exempt, land the Columbus airport leases to developers is taxable, according to the Bartholomew County assessor.

April 16, 2012

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I-69 construction

Ground Breaking For Section 4 Of I-69 Scheduled For Tuesday

The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. about 16 miles southwest of Bloomington.

April 16, 2012

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Indiana state fair

Indiana State Fair to Use Electronic Ticket Devices

Fair workers will use new electronic scanners to admit attendees.

April 16, 2012

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math book

Reports Identify Ways To Improve College Readiness

The information is meant to help schools learn more about how well-prepared students are as they leave high school.

April 16, 2012

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Polls

Early Satellite Voting for Primary Opens in Monroe County

As early voting for the May primary begins, Monroe County election officials say voting is going smoothly in new locations around the county.

April 17, 2012

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Richland-Bean Blossom School Board Lays-Off 13 Personnel

The cuts saved $878,715 from a budget that was $800,000 in the red.

April 17, 2012

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Cigarette pack in Indianapolis bar

Indianapolis City-County Council Passes Smoking Ban

The proposal now goes to Mayor Ballard's desk for approval.

April 17, 2012

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Voting Literature

Handwriting Samples Requested For Alleged Forged Signatures

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor wants handwriting samples from four people charged with forging signatures in 2008.

April 17, 2012

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I69

INDOT Breaks Ground On Section 4 Of I-69

Officials from INDOT broke ground on the section of Interstate 69 that will connect NSA-Crane with Monroe County just south of Bloomington.

April 17, 2012

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Women’s Wage Gap In Indiana One Of Worst In Nation

A new report from the National Women’s Law Center, a women’s advocacy organization, shows that women in the US earn 77 cents to every dollar men earn.

April 17, 2012

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Farm Donates 43,000 Eggs To Monroe County Food Bank

Monroe County's Hoosier Hills Food Bank receives a large donation.

April 18, 2012

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Public Weighing In On Single Class Basketball

The IHSAA is taking a straw poll at each meeting and will release the results of those votes.

April 18, 2012

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Attorney General Says Political Calls Not From His Office

Zoeller says an investigation is underway and that impersonating a government agency to make political calls could result in serious legal consequences.

April 18, 2012

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Senate

Republican Pete Miller Sworn In To Fill Senate Vacancy

Republican Pete Miller fills the vacancy left by Senator Connie Lawson, who is now secretary of state.

April 18, 2012

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Flags

IU Students Weigh Benefits of Summer Break Vs. Tuition Break

Indiana University is offering a discount on its summer courses this year.

April 18, 2012

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South Bend

Counties Reveal Consequences Of State Budget Error

The state budget error withheld millions from counties around the state, and county officials say that caused some major changes.

April 18, 2012

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Daniels

Governor Daniels Endorses Mitt Romney For President

Governor Mitch Daniels endorsed Romney but says the he will not be chosen as a vice presidential candidate.

April 18, 2012

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Columbus trash bin

Elimination Of Trash Fees Take Effect Next Month In Columbus

The Columbus City Council voted unanimously to eliminate the trash fees in the city.

April 18, 2012

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Basketball

Martinsville Names Bloomington Man New Basketball Coach

Martinsville has been searching for a new high school boys basketball coach.

April 18, 2012

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Nashville Little Opry

Little Nashville Opry Gets One Bidder During Tax Sale

Martinsville Business owner Scott Wayman is bidding for the Opry.

April 19, 2012

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The Columbus Area Arts Council provided seventy-three thousand dollars in state funding to fourteen arts organizations in its region.

Columbus Arts Council Says Art Makes Economic Impact

The Columbus Area Arts Council held their annual meeting Wednesday.

April 19, 2012

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A grant for Griffy Lake in Monroe County will fund a sediment removal project.

Indiana Lakes and Rivers Will Benefit from DNR Grant

Griffy Lake in Monroe County and Salt Creek in Brown County will benefit from the grants.

April 19, 2012

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Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police Crack Down On Seat Belt Use

ISP is increasing patrols in Owen and Green Counties beginning April 20.

April 19, 2012

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The 2009 Nobel Prize winner in economics is a political science professor at IU who is best known for studying economic governance and the commons.

IU Prof. Elinor Ostrom Named in Time’s 100 Most Influential

Ostrom will appear in the Time 100 list released in an April 30th issue of the magazine.

April 19, 2012

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department of education

Indiana DOE Announces Grants To Retain Effective Teachers

The grants are meant to provide an incentive to implement new evaluation standards required by state law.

April 19, 2012

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Computer Error Costs Indiana Millions In Education Grants

Indiana missed the deadline to apply for aid from the federal program GEAR-UP.

April 19, 2012

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Griffy lake

Griffy Lake To Be Drained This Summer For Two Projects

Griffy Lake will be part of a sediment removal project, funded by a grant from the Department of Natural Resources.

April 20, 2012

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Police encourage students to stay safe

Police Patrol For Underage Drinkers During Little 500

ISP increases efforts to stop underage drinking around select college campuses across Indiana

April 20, 2012

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Wind Turbine

Indiana Announces Nearly 3,000 Clean Energy Jobs This Year

Indiana is 4th on the list of clean energy jobs in the U.S.

April 20, 2012

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Indianapolis Mayor Signs City-wide Smoking Ban

The Indianapolis smoking ban exempts some specialized businesses.

April 20, 2012

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Indiana Schools Fighting A Decrease In Teacher Collaboration

In a recent survey, 36 percent of U.S. teachers reported seeing time for collaboration with their peers decrease over the past year.

April 20, 2012

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology president Matt Branam died Friday morning after an unspecified

Rose-Hulman President Branam Dies After ‘Medical Emergency’

President Matt Branam — a Terre Haute native — died after suffering an unspecified "medical emergency" in his office on Friday morning. He was 58.

April 20, 2012

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Indiana’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 8.2 Percent

The unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in March.

April 20, 2012

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Food stamps

Indiana Congressman Supports Food Stamp Cuts

Indiana's third District Congressman is supporting a measure that would decrease the amount of people who qualify for food stamps.

April 20, 2012

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Mitchell

Former School Treasurer Arrested

Kathy Kirk is accused of misappropriating more than $85,000 of school funds from Mitchell Community Schools.

April 20, 2012

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Little 500

IUPD To Use Remote Jail Booking Program This Weekend

IUPD officers are preparing for the Little 500 weekend with a remote jail booking program.

April 21, 2012

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IU Administrators Dialogue With Students After Protests

IU administrators say they will host another meeting with students early next week.

April 21, 2012

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family with child who has autism

Parents Seem More Aware Of Autism In Young Children

A recent report from the Center for Disease Control says one in 88 children has autism. Doctors say this could be the result of more diagnoses.

April 21, 2012

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USDA’s Use Of Biofuels Could Benefit Indiana

Indiana produces a significant amount of biofuels that could potentially be used in commercial and military airplanes.

April 21, 2012

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Ribbon cutting of solar panel

Monroe County Government Celebrates Solar Panel Installation

Monroe County celebrated the completion of its project to install solar panels on the Showers Building where the county's government offices are housed.

April 22, 2012

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Police Issue Record Number Of Tickets During Little 500

Police issued 258 tickets during Little 500 weekend in Bloomington, a record number.

April 22, 2012

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Indiana University student Linden Whitt, 20, died Saturday of injuries she suffered in a fall from the second-story balcony of an apartment building.

IU Sophomore Dies In Fall From Apartment Balcony

Indiana University sophomore Linden Whitt, 20, fell eight feet from an apartment balcony early Friday morning. She died of neck injuries Saturday afternoon.

April 23, 2012

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology president Matt Branam died Friday morning after an unspecified

Funeral Service Today For Late Rose-Hulman President

A service for the campus community will be held Saturday.

April 23, 2012

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Students getting off a bus

School Corporations Respond To Choice Program With Ads

Education Leaders say they are more concerned about keeping current students than recruiting new ones from other schools.

April 23, 2012

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Casino Aztar

Suit Filed In Response To Evansville Smoking Ban

Bingo parlors and other institutions which offer gaming say the single exemption is unfair.

April 23, 2012

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Slideshow: Delta Tau Delta Takes 2012 Little 500 Title

Bloomington's Little 500 again drew crowds as teams battled for the title.

April 23, 2012

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Terre Haute

Terre Haute Automotive Company To Add 120 Jobs By 2013

ThyssenKrupp Presta Terre Haute, LLC says it plans to hire 120 new employees by next year.

April 23, 2012

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Richard Mourdock

Mourdock Criticizes Lugar On Judicial Appointments

Senate candidates Richard Mourdock criticized Senator Richard Lugar in a forum Monday for his stance on judicial nominees.

April 23, 2012

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Bonnie Carr

U.S. Marshals Partner With Sheriffs To Catch Sex Offenders

U.S. Marshalls say they are trying to locate unregistered sex offenders by partnering with Indiana sheriffs.

April 23, 2012

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Honda

Greensburg Honda Plant Begins Production On Acura Hybrid

The Honda manufacturing plant in Greensburg began producing the Acura ILX hybrid.

April 23, 2012

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Park

Alliance Meets In Indiana To Establish Stage Safety Measures

The Event Alliance gathered in Indiana to establish standards to be used on outdoor stages throughout the U.S.

April 23, 2012

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Hogsett

U.S. Attorney Announces Public Corruption Group

The U.S. Attorney says he is teaming up with other federal agencies to tackle public corruption.

April 24, 2012

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I-69

INDOT Taking Input On I-69 Details

At a meeting tonight, INDOT will review initial designs of the section of I-69 that will pass through Bloomington/Monroe County.

April 24, 2012

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Sheriffs Ask For Consistency With Sex Offender Registry

Indiana's Sex Offender Registry is maintained by individual counties and sheriffs are asking for it to be standardized.

April 24, 2012

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Charlene Spierer

Spierers Don’t Believe Their Daughter Is Alive

The parents of missing IU student Lauren Spierer say they will continue to search for their daughter even though they don't think she's alive.

April 24, 2012

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Cummins engine

Cummins To Add 290 Jobs In Seymour

Cummins officials say they will invest $219 million in the Seymour expansion.

April 24, 2012

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martinsville courthouse

Special Prosecutor Takes Over In Martinsville School Case

Johnson County Deputy Prosecutor Doug Cummins has been named the special prosecutor in the case.

April 24, 2012

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white chapel at Rose-Hulman

Rose-Hulman Chooses Institute’s VP As Interim President

Rose-Hulman has appointed Vice President Rob Coons to serve as interim president.

April 24, 2012

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Firewood

DNR Places New Restrictions On Firewood

The new regulations apply to wood coming from all counties in the state. Old regulations affected only firewood from certain counties.

April 24, 2012

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Gubernatorial Candidates Focus On Abortion Issues

John Gregg is pushing Republican candidate to explain his views on abortion.

April 24, 2012

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Lawmakers Meet To Discuss State’s School Grading Scale

State Superintendent Tony Bennett met with the Select Commission on Education for the first of five meetings.

April 24, 2012

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Home Sales Are On The Rise In Indiana

Home sales are up in Indiana, according to the Indiana Association of Realtors.

April 25, 2012

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Candidates in 9th District Debate

9th District Debate Focuses On Job Creation

Five Democrats will vie on May 8 for the right to face off against incumbent Republican Todd Young.

April 25, 2012

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I69

INDOT Meeting Previews I-69 From Bloomington To Martinsville

Section 5 of I-69 includes a number of options for interchanges along a route which mostly follows the existing State Road 37.

April 25, 2012

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MCCSC Officials: No Staff Layoffs This Summer

Monroe County Community School Corporation officials say they'll be able to avoid the layoffs that other corporations are forecasting for this year.

April 25, 2012

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Yellow Cards Not Required At Monroe County Polls

Yellow cards that contain polling information are not required to cast a ballot.

April 25, 2012

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Researcher Warns Against Misleading Online Political Trends

One researcher says that people are using fake tweets to give the appearance that a candidate is more popular than he/she really is in the social media world.

April 25, 2012

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Schools Say Voucher Reimbursement Doesn’t Make Up For Cuts

Indiana is redistributing millions of dollars that were leftover from the money set aside for school vouchers.

April 25, 2012

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Cummins Announces Creation Of Education Coalition In Seymour

Cummins says it plans to create an organization similar to the one the Community Education Coalition in Columbus, Ind.

April 25, 2012

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Henryville High School Set To Re-open By August

Their school was almost completely destroyed by an EF-4 tornado on March 2.

April 25, 2012

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Candidate John Gregg Proposes Eliminating Gas Tax

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate says Indiana should eliminate the state tax on gasoline.

April 25, 2012

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NSA Crane Expo Displays Green Technology

NSA Crane has produced several technologies such as solar panels and electric vehicles.

April 26, 2012

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City Council Still Divided On Volan’s New Committee Proposal

This is the second time the proposal has been introduced, but the new version has fewer mandates than the first.

April 26, 2012

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5th District Debate Chides Absent McIntosh About Residency

With David McIntosh away, some of his opponents seized the chance to criticize his residency.

April 26, 2012

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IU Study: Students Talk About College But Don’t Prepare

The study shows students may not be as bound for college success as they believe they are.

April 26, 2012

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Grant Expedites Construction Of Kokomo Soccer Complex

Kokomo received a $50,000 grant to help fund the construction of the Wildcat Creek Soccer Complex.

April 26, 2012

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Indiana Seeks To Lower Mortality Rate In Black Men

The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males is trying to increase the awareness of health issues in African American men.

April 26, 2012

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Bloomington Residents Give Suggestions For Switchyard Park

Ideas for improving the Switchyard Park range from creating an open field to putting in a dog park or a small scale train.

April 27, 2012

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Kokomo Chrysler Plant Moves To Four-Day Work Week

Chrysler plans to move to a four-day work week with longer hours each day.

April 27, 2012

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Charlie White

Former Secretary Of State White Stripped Of Law License

The former Secretary of State is appealing his criminal convictions.

April 27, 2012

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Monroe County Employee Health Clinic

Studies: Economy, Health Forcing More Baby Boomers To Retire

Studies show the decision when to retire may not be entirely in the hands of the baby boomers making it.

April 27, 2012

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Andrew Luck

Colts Draft Andrew Luck As Number One Pick

The Colts drafted Andrew Luck as their new quarterback to begin the NFL draft.

April 27, 2012

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Indianapolis Public Safety Director Resigns

Frank Straub clashed with the Fraternal Order of Police over his blunt call for reform in a department he says has a long history of lackadaisical standards.

April 27, 2012

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Secretary LaHood Pushing For Safer Routes To School

The Safe Routes to School Program is a national initiative aimed at making it easier for children to walk to school.

April 27, 2012

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Monroe County Electronic Equipment Running Smoothly

Monroe County says the electronic voting equipment it recently purchased is working well.

April 28, 2012

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Jill Bolte-Taylor

Brain Extravaganza Kicks Off City-Wide Art Project

Jill Bolte Taylor has helped construct twenty-two brains to be placed around Bloomington.

April 28, 2012

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IU Conserves Water, Electricity In Energy Saving Competition

Indiana University participated in a national collegiate competition to save electricity and water.

April 28, 2012

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Auditor’s Office Overpays 58 Counties In Excise Tax

The state gave 58 counties a $500,000 that should have gone to other counties because of a mistake from the auditor's office.

April 28, 2012

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Brains On Parade Around Bloomington

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's Brain Extravaganza will continue through the fall.

April 30, 2012

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Kristen Brown

Most Columbus City Vehicles To Be Left At Work Following Ban

Police officers and firefighters will be exempted from the ban.

April 30, 2012

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Harmony Way Bridge

Indiana Landmarks Updates List Of Endangered Structures

A non-profit organization that preserves Indiana’s historic landmarks has added several new structures to its most endangered sites list this year.

April 30, 2012

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New Outdoor Stage Regulations Expected This Week

A commission will likely approve new regulations this week on temporary outdoor stage equipment.

April 30, 2012

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Shelli Yoder

Student Interest Rates To Double If Congress Doesn’t Act

College debt is on the rise. One 9th District Congressional Candidates says politicians and educators need to work together to keep costs low.

April 30, 2012

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Governor Daniels Remembers Hoosier Workers Who Have Passed

One hundred fifteen workers died in Indiana on the job in 2010.

April 30, 2012

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Richard Mourdock

Term Limits America Supports Richard Mourdock For Senate

Term Limits America says the six-term Senator Richard Lugar has been in office too long.

April 30, 2012

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Department Of Education Says ISTEP Glitches Should Be Fixed

The testing vendor CTB/ McGraw-Hill has updated the testing software and server that is used for the test.

April 30, 2012

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Hoosier Energy Looks To Build New Facility In Owen County

Hoosier Energy says it is looking to open a new facility in Owen County.

April 30, 2012

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New Law Moves Deaf Services Out Of School

The move has stirred a debate about the message the state should provide to parents of deaf children.

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