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Jimmy Jenkins

Jimmy Jenkins is a multimedia journalist for WFIU and WTIU news. A native of Terre Haute, he is a masters student at the Indiana University School of Journalism and is proud to be a part of the public broadcasting stations he listened to and watched since he was a child. Follow him on Twitter @newsjunkyjimmy.

Recent Posts by Jimmy Jenkins

May 6, 2014

 

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Monroe County Counts All Votes Shortly After Polls Close

Monroe County counted all its votes only three hours after polls closed, which is much quicker than previous years.

May 2, 2014

 

Gibson power plant

Unregulated Coal Ash Ponds Pose Environmental Threat

There are 74 ponds that contain coal ash, a byproduct of coal fired power plants in Indiana, which is more than any other state in the country.

May 1, 2014

 

Vigo County Community Corrections

Indiana To Begin Treating Low Level Offenders At Local Level

Changes made to the Indiana Criminal code set to take effect this summer will place a renewed emphasis on Community Corrections.

April 24, 2014

 

david camm

David Camm Speaking Out Against Wrongful Convictions

David Camm, a former Indiana state trooper, was convicted twice of killing his family, but later acquitted. He spoke to ISU criminology students Wednesday.

April 17, 2014

 

deer

Bloomington Mayor Vetoes Deer Sharpshooter Ordinance

Mayor Mark Kruzan says he fears the emotional consequences of allowing any hunting within city limits.

April 9, 2014

 

BENNETT

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Duke Bennett

Mayor Bennett talks about the effects of new legislation ending certain TIF districts and Terre Haute's move to embrace the Wabash River.

April 3, 2014

 

todd young

House Passes Rep. Young’s Bill Redefining Full-Time Workers

Young's legislation would allow companies to hire part-time employees that work up to 39 hours per week without providing them health care coverage.

April 1, 2014

 

Gov. Mike Pence

Casey’s General Stores To Open Terre Haute Distribution Site

The new distribution center is expected to be open by November 2015 and create 185 jobs by 2019.

March 27, 2014

 

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

Energizing Indiana Program Dies As Gov. Refuses To Sign Bill

Indiana state law says a bill becomes law if left unsigned by the governor for seven days.

March 27, 2014

 

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Army Finance Changes Could Cost Indiana Thousands Of Jobs

A proposed Army pilot program regarding the military's finances would eliminate thousands of jobs in Lawrence, Ind.

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