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Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

Recent Posts by Brandon Smith

August 24, 2015

 

A hit of black tar heroin confiscated from a user by the Hamilton/Boone county drug task force

Attorneys Group Calls For Increased Drug Penalties

Indiana’s criminal code reform was aimed largely at reducing penalties for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses in an effort to reduce recidivism.

August 24, 2015

 

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20 Percent Of Indiana Counties Setting Up Needle Exchanges

Health officials are calling for strong communication and increased public health funding to improve needle exchange programs.

August 20, 2015

 

richard lugar

Former GOP Sen. Lugar Endorses Iran Deal

The former U.S. Senator from Indiana says a 15-year delay of weapons development is vital.

August 19, 2015

 

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Study Outlines Barriers To Addressing Sexual Assault

The study was commissioned in response to another report showing Indiana had the second worst rate of rape among high school girls in the nation.

August 18, 2015

 

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Should The Police Take DNA Samples Of Felony Arrestees?

In Indiana, police input an offender’s DNA for comparison in a national database only after conviction of a felony.

August 17, 2015

 

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Indiana Grown Program Using State Fair To Educate Hoosiers

The state’s new Indiana Grown program has added around 100 members in its first month, yet educating the public about the initiative remains a challenge.

August 15, 2015

 

John Dickerson

Dickerson Announces Candidacy For Coats’ Senate Seat

The longtime advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities announced Saturday he will join the Democratic primary.

August 14, 2015

 

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Court E-Filing Rolls Out In First Indiana County

The first pilot program is in Hamilton County. The next step for e-filing is to implement it in the state’s appellate courts.

August 13, 2015

 

Governor Pence and DCS Director Marybeth Bonaventura

Pence Calls For Hiring Of 113 Additional DCS Caseworkers

Pence cited a 26 percent increase in the number of DCS caseloads over the last year as a motivating factor in the hiring of these new employees.

August 12, 2015

 

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Corn Harvest Expected To Drop 20 Percent From Last Year

The decline could hurt farmers, but high yields in other parts of the country mean grocery prices likely won't be impacted.

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