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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

March 20, 2014

 

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Groups Petition Pence To Veto Bill Killing Energy Program

Legislation that made its way to Governor Pence’s desk would halt a state-run energy conservation program.

March 19, 2014

 

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Attorney General Praises Expansion Of Lifeline Law

Legislation passed this sessions builds upon a law created in 2012.

March 12, 2014

 

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Donnelly Backs Legislation To Tighten Child Care Regulations

A bill is currently in the Senate that would require all child care staff in facilities that accept block grant vouchers to undergo a criminal background check.

March 6, 2014

 

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Legislation Mandates Meth Lab Disclosure On Property Sales

The bill would also create a new database run by the state police to track meth labs that have not been decontaminated.

February 28, 2014

 

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New Area Code Will Affect How Hoosiers Communicate

The additional area code will be added using an "overlay" method which will require everyone in the 812 area to start dialing 10 digit phone numbers.

February 21, 2014

 

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Indiana Convenience Stores Suing State Over Cold Beer Law

Indiana convenience store association challenges law limiting cold beer sales to liquor stores.

February 13, 2014

 

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Indiana University Says Student Loan Borrowing Is Down

The university cites increased financial literacy for the shift.

February 11, 2014

 

Instead of forced consolidation, the bill now requires collaboration.

State Discusses Probation And Community Corrections Merger

Legislators face the tough task of paying for new local programming without any additional funding allocated from the Department of Corrections.

February 6, 2014

 

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Terre Haute Plans To Seek Blight Elimination Funding

The state has set aside $75 million to help communities tear down abandoned homes they otherwise could not afford to deal with.

February 5, 2014

 

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Bloomington Council To Consider New Conservation District

Residents of Matlock Heights asked the City Council to help them establish their neighborhood as a conservation district to maintain the integrity of the area.

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