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May 1, 2016

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WATCH: Nation Looking To Indiana Ahead Of Tuesday’s Primary

Candidates are aggressively campaigning in Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary.

May 1, 2016

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Hunting Morel Mushrooms: Q&A With Annie Corrigan

Annie says morels are easy to identify but hard to spot in the woods. Here are her tips for finding them.

May 1, 2016

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Election Preview: U.S. House Districts 4 & 5

This week we're previewing races for the May 3 Indiana primary election.

May 1, 2016

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Clinton Tells Hoosiers She Would Promote Unity As President

Clinton sought to distinguish herself from Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

May 1, 2016

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Election Preview: U.S. House District 6

This week we’re previewing races for the May 3 Indiana primary election.

May 1, 2016

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Trump Talks Jobs, Economy, Defense At Fort Wayne Rally

He also touched on Carrier’s decision to move its headquarters from Indiana to Mexico, offering his own solution as president.

May 1, 2016

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Bernie Sanders Addresses Opioid Epidemic At South Bend Rally

Bernie Sanders asked Hoosiers to create a record-breaking turnout at the polls Tuesday.

May 2, 2016

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What You Need To Know: 5 Primary Election Questions Answered

Experts say the Hoosier state will be critical in the presidential primary. Are you prepared for election day?

May 2, 2016

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Pharmakon Woes Point To Shifting Trends In Pharm Regulations

Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals has come under fire after the FDA announced it uncovered unsanitary and unsterile conditions at a Noblesville facility.

May 2, 2016

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Daybook: Final Full Day Of Campaigning

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump will hold campaign events in Indiana today.

May 2, 2016

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Ask The Mayor Special: Four Mayors Talk Tuesday’s Election

The mayors of Columbus, Terre Haute, Bloomington and Kokomo advise voters to make informed choices at the polls, and to look at local races as well as national.

May 2, 2016

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Election Preview: U.S. House Districts 7 & 8

This week we're previewing races for the May 3 Indiana primary election.

May 2, 2016

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Scott Co. Public Health Emergency, Needle Exchange Extended

Since February of 2015, 191 people have tested positive for HIV in Scott County.

May 2, 2016

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Indiana’s Delegate Process Explained

Indiana has 57 Republican delegates and 92 Democratic delegates up for grabs

May 2, 2016

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Election Preview: U.S. House District 9

This week we're previewing races for the May 3 Indiana primary election.

May 2, 2016

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Senator Ted Cruz Visits Bloomington’s Wagon Wheel Market

A crowd of people gathered to meet the GOP presidential candidate.

May 2, 2016

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Sanders Talks Trade Policy At IPFW

Thousands of people gathered at the Hillard Gates Sports Complex to hear Bernie Sanders speak at IPFW Monday.

May 2, 2016

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Cruz Campaigns With Gov. Pence, Glenn Beck On Eve Of Primary

Cruz focused on jobs, security and what his priorities would be as president.

May 2, 2016

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Trump Campaigns In South Bend On Eve Of Primary

Trump says if he wins Indiana he can focus his efforts on defeating Hillary Clinton.

May 3, 2016

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Cook Recalls Over 4 Million Catheters

Over 4 million products are affected by the recall.

May 3, 2016

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4 Things To Watch In Today’s Primary

There's a lot on the line in today's primary. The politics team at NPR came up with a list of things to watch for.

May 3, 2016

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Daybook: Statewide Coverage Of The Indiana Primary

Our station is partnering with others around the state to provide statewide coverage throughout the day.

May 3, 2016

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Your Guide To The 10 School Referenda On Tuesday’s Ballot

It's primary day in Indiana, and 10 school districts around the state are posing ballot referenda asking voters to raise property taxes to help fund schools.

May 3, 2016

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Officials Expect Increased Primary Turnout This Year

This year's turnout for the Indiana primary could be record-setting.

May 3, 2016

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Rokita Defends Congressional Seat In Republican Primary

Indiana's 4th District has decided between incumbent Todd Rokita and Kevin Grant.

May 3, 2016

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Jim Banks Secures GOP Nomination In U.S. 3rd District

Six Republican candidates vied for Indiana's 3rd District based in Fort Wayne, covering the northeastern corner of Indiana from Steuben County to Jay County.

May 3, 2016

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Incumbent Buschon Pulls Out Win For U.S. House Seat

Indiana's 8th District has selected the Republican candidate for U.S. representative.

May 3, 2016

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Trump Beats Cruz In Indiana Primary

Both candidates traveled the state trying to win over voters ahead of the primary.

May 3, 2016

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Bernie Sanders Wins Indiana Democratic Presidential Primary

Clinton maintains a strong lead over Sanders despite losing the Indiana primary.

May 3, 2016

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Election Updates From The 9th District

Shelli Yoder has won the Democratic race, and Trey Hollingsworth is leading the polls for Republicans.

May 3, 2016

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Listen: Cruz Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Ted Cruz drops out of presidential primary after early defeat by Donald Trump.

May 3, 2016

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Jeff Ellington Wins 62nd District Race

Ellington won 60 percent of the vote while Sawyers took home 40 percent.

May 3, 2016

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Update: Yoder Wins Democratic Congressional Primary

The 9th District contains much of south-central Indiana, including Brown, Lawrence, Johnson and Monroe counties.

May 3, 2016

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Greg Zoeller Drops Out Of Race, Hollingsworth Declared

Attorney General Greg Zoeller dropped out of the race for the 9th U.S. Congressional District.

May 3, 2016

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Hollingsworth Wins GOP 9th District Primary

The 9th District has selected the Republican candidate for U.S. Rep. Todd Young's vacated seat.

May 3, 2016

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Interactive: Indiana Primary Election Results

Click here for Indiana Primary Election results, news reports and more.

May 4, 2016

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Indianapolis Zoo Names Baby Orangutan

The Indianapolis Zoo asked the public to help choose a name by weighing in on its Facebook page.

May 4, 2016

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Eight Of Ten School Referenda Pass On Indiana Primary Ballot

Schools in Fort Wayne, New Prairie, Argos, Brown County, Hamilton Southeastern, SW Allen County, Noblesville, Speedway and S. Wells had successful referenda.

May 4, 2016

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Cummins Reorganization Won’t Affect Hoosier Jobs

The engine manufacturer's predicts its 2016 earnings will be down 5 to 9 percent.

May 4, 2016

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Daybook: Election Results & Blood Donations

Election results are still coming in, but all major races have been called and the increasing threat of the zika virus has impacted blood donations in Indiana.

May 4, 2016

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Navy Seal And Former IU Student Dies In Iraq

Keating was a former IU student-athlete who ran track and field and cross country from 2004 to 2006.

May 4, 2016

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LISTEN: Young Tops Stutzman In GOP U.S. Senate Primary

The current 9th District Indiana congressman moves on to face former 9th District Rep. Baron Hill.

May 4, 2016

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Drake Leads Orentlicher By 61 Votes In U.S. District 8

Drake says he is waiting to officially declare victory until he knows whether Orentlicher plans to call for a recount.

May 4, 2016

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FDA Zika Restrictions Impacting Indiana Blood Supply

The FDA recommends people who travel to a country where Zika has been transmitted delay donating blood for at least 28 days after their return.

May 4, 2016

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Final Dubois Co. Quarantine Lifted After Avian Flu Outbreak

The lifting of the quarantine means Dubois County has been avian-flu free for 90 days.

May 4, 2016

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Bernie Sanders Campaign Challenges Poll Hours In Court

The campaign claims the polling place opened late, costing Sanders some votes.

May 4, 2016

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Can IN GOP Unite After Young, Stutzman U.S. Senate Campaign?

For some Stutzman loyalists, throwing their support behind Todd Young won’t be easy.

May 5, 2016

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Daybook: E-Cigarette Regulations & 21st Century Scholars

The FDA has announced regulations for e-cigarettes and Gov. Mike Pence will make an announcement this afternoon regarding the 21st Century Scholars Program.

May 5, 2016

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Evansville Delegate Refuses To Back Trump At GOP Convention

As an at-large GOP delegate, Claybourn would have been required to support Trump on the first ballot because he won highest percentage in Indiana.

May 5, 2016

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School Civil Rights Complaints Reach An All-Time High

About one in five grievances alleged discrimination based on race, color or national origin.

May 5, 2016

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FDA Releases First-Ever E-Cigarette Regulations

The rules mean electronic cigarettes will be regulated in the same way as traditional tobacco products.

May 5, 2016

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Strawberry Shortcake Festival Goes On Despite Berry Shortage

Berry supplies in some parts of the country took a hit because of the spring’s unpredictable weather.

May 5, 2016

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Indiana Network Helps Prevent 3rd Leading Cause Of Death

New findings list medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. An information exchange in Indiana aims to prevent these mistakes.

May 5, 2016

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Indiana Employer Wants To Ban Chinese Steel From U.S. Market

One of Northwest Indiana's biggest employers, U.S. Steel, says Chinese imports are hurting jobs in places like Indiana.

May 5, 2016

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Bloomington Water Tests Show Improved Quality

The City of Bloomington Utilities plans to continue testing water monthly and adjusting the treatment process as needed.

May 6, 2016

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Listen: Political Junkie On Strange Primary History Moments

Ken Rudin, host of the Political Junkie Podcast and former NPR political editor, spoke with WBOI’s Katy Anderson.

May 6, 2016

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Daybook: School Referenda & Rose-Hulman

Today on Noon Edition we're talking to experts about school referenda & Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will have a record number of women this fall.

May 6, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

More on the Indiana Primary and November’s contests, a look at Indiana's prison education program and visit an exhibit celebrating the state’s bicentennial.

May 6, 2016

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Noon Edition: All But Two Indiana School Referenda Pass

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss school referenda.

May 6, 2016

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Rose-Hulman Breaks Record For Number Of Female Students

Of the 565 new students, 172 are women, an increase of 40 students over last year.

May 6, 2016

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Man Arrested For Selling Heroin Cut With Fentanyl

Police arrested Michael Pinner Wednesday during a “Buy-bust” at the Martinsville Walmart.

May 6, 2016

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Early Campaign Ads Could Increase Voter Turnout In November

Experts say the intensified exposure to political issues and candidates could impact what happens in November.

May 6, 2016

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Judge Sets Hearing Date For Indiana Abortion Law Challenge

Known as House Enrolled Act 1337, the law bans abortions because of a fetus's gender, race or genetic disability, such as Down syndrome.

May 6, 2016

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Lilly Library To Digitize Rare Orson Welles Recordings

Some of the recordings have been previously available as low-quality copies, but others haven’t been heard in several decades.

May 6, 2016

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Proposed Indiana Wind Farm Draws Opposition From Residents

The proposed Big Blue River Wind Farm would include the townships of Greensboro, Jefferson, Harrison and Prairie.

May 6, 2016

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Wanted: Voters To Be Guests On Noon Edition

We’re looking for voters to be guests on our program to talk about their perspectives on the voting process.

May 7, 2016

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Art Museum Celebrates Indiana Bicentennial With Mini Golf

Each hole is an original work of art that is playable.

May 8, 2016

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Pilot Program Could Give Prisoners Access To College Degree

The program allows universities to partner with prisons to help inmates work toward a college degree.

May 9, 2016

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Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In More Than Two Decades

The Indianapolis 500 sold out on Friday, 23 days before the race.

May 9, 2016

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Officer Returns To Work After Shooting That Killed Partner

Sgt. Jordan Buckley was injured in the same March shooting that took the life of Deputy Carl Koontz when the two were trying to serve a warrant.

May 9, 2016

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Candidate Plans To Challenge State’s Election Laws

Gerard Arthus won the Republican and Libertarian nomination. He is threatening to sue if he is forced to give up one of the nominations.

May 9, 2016

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Daybook: Indiana Corn & Indiana Supreme Court Justice

Indiana corn farmers are ahead of schedule despite wet weather and Gov. Mike Pence will choose a replacement for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson.

May 9, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 6, 2016

More on the Indiana Primary and November’s contests, a look at Indiana's prison education program and visit an exhibit celebrating the state’s bicentennial.

May 9, 2016

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Submit Your Questions For Terre Haute’s ‘Ask The Mayor’

We're getting ready to visit with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

May 9, 2016

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Public Viewings Of Mercury Transit Cancelled

The next Mercury transit will not be until November 11, 2019.

May 9, 2016

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IU Lecturer Terminated After Sexual Assault Allegations

The school reports an IU student reported Wang sexually assaulted them at an on-campus location.

May 9, 2016

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Fewer Indiana High School Graduates Need College Remediation

Since 2011, the amount of students entering college directly from high school who need remediation in math or English has fallen from 31 percent to 18 percent.

May 9, 2016

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Hep C Increases In Indiana, Deaths Lag Behind U.S. Average

State health department officials say reasons for that increase could include more testing, an increase in test accuracy and a rise in injection drug use.

May 9, 2016

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Pence Appoints Geoffrey Slaughter To State Supreme Court

Slaughter worked as special counsel to the Attorney General of Indiana from 1995 to 2001.

May 10, 2016

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Wabash One Of Two Cities In National Contest For $500,000

Wabash, Indiana beat thousands of other cities around the country and is now competing against just one other city-- Silverton, Oregon-- for the top prize.

May 10, 2016

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AP Incentives Continue Even Without Federal Funding

A program that incentivizes students who enroll in AP classes is trying to continue without federal funding. The program has a solid track record in Indiana.

May 10, 2016

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Daybook: Declining Home Ownership & Ask The Mayor

We head to Terre Haute for Ask The Mayor and what's behind declining home ownership numbers.

May 10, 2016

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White County CAFO Rule Would Be First Of Its Kind In Indiana

The rule would be the first in the state to designate a mandatory distance between confined animal feeding operations and waterways.

May 10, 2016

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Homeownership Rates Down Across U.S., Indiana

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, homeownership rates in Indiana dropped 1.6 percent over the past ten years.

May 10, 2016

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Northwest Allen County Schools Could Eliminate Bus Service

The district’s school board voted Tuesday to eliminate bus service by 2018 if the city moves forward with its annexation plan.

May 10, 2016

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Corn Production Ahead Of Schedule Despite Increased Rain

Hoosier farmers didn't make much progress planting corn in the past week, after a strong early start.

May 11, 2016

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Hepatitis C Epidemic Highlights State’s Drug Use Problem

Overdose deaths have also increased with acute hepatitis cases.

May 11, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute’s Bennett Talks Trump, City Pool

Mayor Bennett says the city hopes to open Deming Park Pool sometime this year or next after repairs have been made.

May 11, 2016

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Watch The Trailer For The Upcoming USS Indianapolis Movie

A feature length film about the USS Indianapolis tragedy stars Nicolas Cage and is set to premiere Memorial Day weekend.

May 11, 2016

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Update: Ft. Wayne Annexation Plan Dead After Public Outcry

Ft. Wayne's mayor was proposing an annexation plan, but schools and government offices argued the cost of the mayor's plan would have been crippling.

May 11, 2016

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Daybook: Messel Trial & Pence, Holcomb Campaign Begins

A pre-conference hearing will be held today at 10:00 a.m. in the Daniel Messel trial and Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb will begin campaigning.

May 11, 2016

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IU Art Museum Receives $15 Million From Eskenazis

The money will be used for renovation and gallery enhancements.

May 11, 2016

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Former Lt. Gov. Named Finalist For Ivy Tech Presidency

Sue Ellspermann, a Republican, resigned as lieutenant governor in March saying she would seek the Ivy Tech job.

May 11, 2016

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Gov. Pence, Holcomb Kick Off Campaign For Reelection

The governor spoke some about his plans if reelected, including expanding preschool funding and combating drug abuse.

May 11, 2016

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Judge Grants Third Delay In Daniel Messel Trial

The new date will be discussed in a phone conference Thursday afternoon.

May 11, 2016

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T-Storm Watch In Effect; Strong Storms In Forecast Tonight

A slight risk for severe storms continues through the evening across southwestern Indiana with damaging winds and large hail the main threats.

May 12, 2016

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Hoosiers To Donnelly: Vote To Prevent Environmental Hazards

Senator Joe Donnelly will be voting on a number of measures that concern air and water pollution in the coming months.

May 12, 2016

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Dept. Of Education Receives $5 Million To Attract Teachers

The Department of Education is moving forward with efforts to help with teacher recruitment and retention thanks to a $5 million grant.

May 12, 2016

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Railroad Co. Settles, Pays Fire Damages At Indiana Dunes

Two Indiana Harbor Belt Co. locomotives started a series of wildfires at Indiana Dunes in 2012.

May 12, 2016

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Daybook: Swaddling & Medicaid Waiver Challenge

Recent research shows swaddling a baby may increase risk for SIDS and a judge has ruled in favor of the ACLU in challenging Indiana's Medicaid waiver program.

May 12, 2016

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Controversial Ball State Professor Is Tenured

In 2013, Eric Hedin, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, was told intelligent design wasn't an appropriate subject for a science class.

May 12, 2016

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Ft. Wayne Berm Aims To Keep Carp From Entering Lake Erie

The nearly two mile, $4.4 million earthen berm acts as a physical barrier, preventing Asian carp from jumping out into the Great Lakes Basin.

May 12, 2016

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Indiana Sues To Retain Silver Bars Tied To Criminal Activity

The 458 silver bars are valued at $220,000. They were seized from a northern Delaware County property last November.

May 12, 2016

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White County CAFO Rule Would Join Patchwork Of Regulations

A patchwork of rules regulates concentrated animal feeding operations throughout the state. But in White County, they're working to protect their waterways.

May 12, 2016

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Lorenzo Arredondo First Democrat To Run For Attorney General

Arredondo says his background as a judge helps prepare him for the statutory duty of defending laws passed by the legislature.

May 12, 2016

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Indiana Rep. Passes Federal Bill To Fight Opioid Epidemic

The bill establishes a task force to identify best practices for fighting the country’s opioid epidemic.

May 12, 2016

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Indiana Man Charged With Threatening Donald Trump Online

Richard L. Deville Jr. of Clarksville is accused of posting an explicit threat against Trump on YouTube describing how and when the threat would be carried out.

May 13, 2016

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ACLU Wins Appeal Challenging Indiana Medicaid Waiver Program

The waivers cover the costs of some services, but changes the state made to requirements meant some beneficiaries received less money for such services.

May 13, 2016

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Does Swaddling Increase The Risk Of SIDS?

A study in the American Academy of Pediatrics determined that swaddling in combination with sleep position may increase SIDS.

May 13, 2016

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Educators On New ISTEP Panel Want Equity And Consistency

The new ISTEP+ panel tasked with re-writing the state assessment is established and will meet for the first time May 24.

May 13, 2016

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Daybook: Bathroom Guidelines & Voter Perspectives

The Obama administration is expected to release school bathroom guidelines and

May 13, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

Why executions are so expensive and how those costs are influencing the justice system and what the e-cigarette industry is doing to fight new FDA regulations.

May 13, 2016

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Noon Edition: The Election In Voter’s Voices

Next week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss your perspectives on the primary.

May 13, 2016

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Tax Revenue Falls Short For Second Consecutive Month

Both sales and individual income taxes fell short of the mark, with corporate income taxes the lone bright spot for the month.

May 13, 2016

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Wabash Wins $500,000 In National Competition

The $500,000 award will be split evenly between downtown development, like new signs and landscaping, and marketing for small businesses.

May 13, 2016

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Indiana Lawsuit Seeks Destruction Of Newborn Blood Samples

The lawsuit seeks the destruction of all blood samples taken from newborns for disease screening.

May 13, 2016

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Who Pays For Indiana’s Death Penalty Cases?

Pursuing a death penalty sentence isn't cheap, but some argue you can't put a price on justice.

May 13, 2016

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Terre Haute Council Votes No For Student Apartment Abatement

Bennett says Terre Haute needs more residential and commercial growth and hopes the project will move forward without the abatement.

May 13, 2016

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White House Releases Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Use

The Obama administration say laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, include gender identity. But views differ across the state.

May 13, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 6, 2016

Why executions are so expensive and how those costs are influencing the justice system and what the e-cigarette industry is doing to fight new FDA regulations.

May 14, 2016

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Upland Brewing Co. Hosts 9th Annual Home Brewing Competition

The winner of the competition will be entered in the national competition at the Great American Beer Festival in October.

May 14, 2016

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Indiana Bee Deaths Down Since 2015

The Honey Bee Colony Loss Survey reports this year’s first quarter loss is 12-percent, compared to 22-percent last year.

May 15, 2016

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Indiana Vape Shop Owners Say FDA Rules Will Shut Them Down

The FDA says the rules are aimed at improving public safety and curbing teen use, but vape shops say they'll kill the industry.

May 15, 2016

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Vincennes University Students Collaborating On Bison Design

At Vincennes University, students and faculty have spent the week decorating their bison.

May 16, 2016

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Criminal Code Study Provides Lessons For Indiana

The study looked at crime rates in the three years after California passed criminal code reforms similar to those in Indiana.

May 16, 2016

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Purdue Agronomists On Panel To Examine Food Security

The panel will examine ways to improve food access and security.

May 16, 2016

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Elkhart Co. Benefiting From Marion Co. Jail Overcrowding

Elkhart County is taking some of the inmates from the overcrowded Marion County Jail. Elkhart gets $40 per inmate per day.

May 16, 2016

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Republicans Seeking State Supt. Nod Cite Differences

Yorktown superintendent Jennifer McCormick and IPFW instructor Dawn Wooten both criticize state superintendent Glenda Ritz. Ritz is seeking a second term.

May 16, 2016

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Daybook: Subaru Ends Overtime & I-69 Bicycle Bridge

The Subaru plant in Lafayette is cutting overtime pay & a public meeting will discuss creating a bike and pedestrian bridge over I-69.

May 16, 2016

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Anti-Abortion Activists Protest Biden, Boehner Joint Award

The University of Notre Dame presented the Laetare Medal to Biden and Boehner at the school's commencement Sunday.

May 16, 2016

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Bloomington Nursery Sells Exclusively Native Plants, Trees

Eco Logic's owners owners say it is southern Indiana's first nursery that exclusively sells plants and trees native to the state.

May 16, 2016

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Indiana Sees Third Largest Decrease In Coal Use Since 2007

Indiana used 37-percent less coal for electricity generation between 2007 and 2015. Only Ohio and Pennsylvania saw a larger decrease.

May 16, 2016

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Why Free School Lunches Might Be Harder To Get Soon

The bill, introduced by Todd Rokita of Indiana’s 4th district, would decrease the number of schools that can provide free meals to needy students.

May 16, 2016

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Lafayette Subaru Temporarily Cuts Back Production, Overtime

The car-maker has to fix a steering problem in more than 50,000 new Legacies and Outbacks made in Lafayette.

May 16, 2016

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Judge Will Question Up To 30 Test Jurors For Messel Trial

Brown Circuit Judge Judith Stewart and lawyers agreed Monday to question each test juror individually June 1 rather than in a group.

May 16, 2016

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

We're getting ready to visit with Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton for Wednesday's show. Submit your questions now!

May 16, 2016

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Indiana Health Centers Get Over $7 Million In Federal Funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding the Indiana healthcare centers federal money to help upgrade facilities and operations.

May 16, 2016

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Bloomington Bicycle Club Pushes For I-69 Pedestrian Bridge

A group of Bloomington residents wants to see a pedestrian bridge go up over I-69 between Second and Third streets.

May 17, 2016

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How Pfizer’s Ban On Drug Use For Executions Affects Indiana

Lethal injection is the only execution method allowed by Indiana law.

May 17, 2016

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Teen Who Took Oxycodone To Party Will Serve Jail Time

Kyle Treber brought the prescription painkiller Oxycodone to a June 2015 party in Granger. Two brothers were found dead the next day.

May 17, 2016

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Daybook: Harm Reduction & Syringe Exchange

Some Indiana officials are in favor of safe injection sites for drug addicts, and Allen County is the most recent to approve a syringe exchange program.

May 17, 2016

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Corn Farmers Could Choose Soybeans If Rain Delays Persist

Indiana's soybeans are only 15 percent planted as of this week, less than half their normal progress despite a recent surge in prices.

May 17, 2016

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College Class Inside Prison Aims To Bring Students Together

The class is part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a program that brings college students and incarcerated people together with one goal: learning.

May 17, 2016

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Democrat John Gregg To Announce Running Mate Soon

Both parties have nominated a woman for Lt. Gov. in every election since 2004. Republicans will break that streak this year with Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb.

May 17, 2016

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Allen County Becomes Eighth To Approve Needle Exchange

The public showed overwhelming support for the syringe exchange proposal at a public meeting, prompting the commissioners to take an unplanned vote.

May 17, 2016

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Orentlicher Files For Recount In District 8 Primary

Drake now leads Orentlicher by just 53 votes out of close to 60,000 total votes cast.

May 17, 2016

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Bloomington Receives Twelve Broadband Initiative Responses

Hamilton says if one response stands out among the others, they could begin the process of seeing what it takes to move forward.

May 17, 2016

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National Scholarship Targets Undocumented Indiana Students

Indiana is one of many states that charge undocumented student out of state tuition, no matter how long they have lived in a state.

May 18, 2016

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Five Years Later, Spierer Disappearance Not A “Cold Case”

IU student Lauren Spierer went missing in June 2011 after a night out partying with friends.

May 18, 2016

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Judge Dismisses Federal Lawsuit Against Terre Haute

Highland TH and Overseas Lease Group claim Terre Haute agreed to pay 240 monthly payments of over $700,000 for sludge-drying purposes.

May 18, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton Talks Trades District

Hamilton says developers Flaherty and Collins and local company Envisage are still interested in the Trades District despite changes in the project.

May 18, 2016

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Health Officials Encourage Precautions Against Mosquitoes

The Zika virus is unlikely to pose a major threat in Indiana, but West Nile is still a problem.

May 18, 2016

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Daybook: Ivy Tech Presidency & Improving Status Of Children

Ivy Tech Community College will name a new president today and the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana will meet at 10:00 a.m.

May 18, 2016

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Hoosier Energy Plans Three Solar Farms For Johnson County

The latest of 10 solar farms that Hoosier Energy is developing is planned for 10 acres along Indiana 135 near the Johnson County town of Trafalgar.

May 18, 2016

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Skyline Tower First To Receive NW Regional Cities Funding

Northeast Indiana was awarded $42 million last December for its Road to One Million project, which aims to grow the region’s population to one million by 2031.

May 18, 2016

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Former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann Named Ivy Tech President

Her candidacy was supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who appoints all members of the Ivy Tech board.

May 18, 2016

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Commission On Child Welfare Develops New Strategic Plan

The commission was formed by the General Assembly in 2013 and received a progress report from a national child welfare consultant group.

May 18, 2016

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Federal Bill Aims To Increase Military Access To Health Care

The bill would create a small pilot program that would train physician assistants in psychiatric treatment through a state-sponsored fellowship.

May 19, 2016

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Donnelly Reproves Carrier, Advises Penalties For Moving Jobs

Among those recommendations – not allowing companies to deduct costs of moving jobs overseas from their federal taxes.

May 19, 2016

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Ellspermann: Ready To Take On Challenges At Ivy Tech

The trustees of Ivy Tech Community College unanimously voted Wednesday to hire former Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann as the college’s ninth president.

May 19, 2016

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Change Of Plans: Terre Haute Pool Will Reopen This Summer

Terre Haute officials had decided earlier this year not to reopen the Deming Park pool which is in need of repairs.

May 19, 2016

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Former Congressman Urges Caution With Classified 9/11 Report

Former congressman Lee Hamilton weighs in on whether classified documents detailing possible Saudi involvement in 9/11 should be released.

May 19, 2016

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Daybook: New Nature Preserve & Delays on S.R. 37 South

Avoid S.R. 37 southbound between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. between Martinsville and Bloomington and a new nature preserve protects some of the state's oldest trees.

May 19, 2016

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Southbound Lane Closures Today On State Road 37

Police say drivers should avoid the southbound lanes of State Road 37 between Martinsville and Bloomington between noon and 3:30 p.m.

May 19, 2016

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Black Students More Likely Seen As Gifted By Black Teachers

A new study says a teacher's race influences whether black students are placed in gifted programs, like honors classes.

May 19, 2016

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Advocacy Groups To Court: Reconsider Public Records Ruling

The groups filed a lawsuit last year to gain access to emails between a House Republican lawmaker and utility companies.

May 19, 2016

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New EPA Regulations Good News For Indiana Farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing the amount of biofuel in gas, meaning more Indiana-produced ethanol will find it’s way into cars.

May 19, 2016

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How Will New Federal Overtime Rules Impact Hoosier Workers?

Businesses in Indiana and nationwide now have until December to figure out which of their workers can start earning overtime -- and how to pay for it.

May 19, 2016

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New Nature Preserve One Of Few Old Growth Forests In State

With the addition of Meltzer Forest, Indiana has 50,000 acres of old growth forest in the nature preserve system.

May 19, 2016

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Crews Work To Fix Erosion Violations Along I-69 Construction

INDOT says rain has prevented crews from fixing erosion issues along I-69.

May 20, 2016

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Indy 500 Revives Tradition Of Track Poet

Henze will perform his poem, "For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things" this weekend during qualifications for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

May 20, 2016

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IU Installing New Turf At Memorial Stadium

The previous turf at Memorial Stadium was in use for about 8 years.

May 20, 2016

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Newborn Blood Sample Case Appealed To Indiana’s High Court

An Indiana couple wants the state supreme court to weigh in on whether newborn blood samples can be destroyed.

May 20, 2016

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Officials Prepare For More Human Trafficking Around Indy 500

Officials say Indiana is a “hub” for human sex trafficking because of the large sporting events it often hosts.

May 20, 2016

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Indiana Lawmakers Differ Over Federal Transgender Guidelines

Some lawmakers are pushing back against the federal guidance that public schools allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.

May 20, 2016

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Noon Edition: How Invasive Plants Affect IN Environment

This week on Noon Edition, we'll discuss invasive plants.

May 20, 2016

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Daybook: Invasive Plants & Kids Enrolled In Medicaid

Experts join us live to talk about invasive species of plants and new numbers for Medicaid enrollment of children have been released.

May 20, 2016

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In Elkhart, Post-Recession RV Sales Boom Strains Workforce

Eighty percent of all RVs sold are made in Elkhart, Indiana. And the industry needs more workers than it's been able to find.

May 20, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

The lengths RV companies are going to to find workers, Lee Hamilton on the controversial documents about Saudi Arabia and 9-11 and Purdue's pet therapy program.

May 20, 2016

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Terre Haute, Kokomo Lose Population As Indy, Ft. Wayne Grow

A new study of 2015 census data from the Indiana Business Research Center say Indy-area communities dominate a list of the state’s fastest-growing places.

May 20, 2016

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Job Growth Up, But Unemployment Highest In More Than A Year

The increase in the unemployment rate – while the state added 12,000 jobs at the same time – is explained by a surge in labor force participation.

May 20, 2016

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Trump Profited From Carrier Parent Company Despite Criticism

Trump confirms that the received interest income from Carrier's parent company, United Technologies, on a bond he owned.

May 20, 2016

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Indiana Primary: Second Highest Voter Turnout In Two Decades

May’s primary drew 38-percent of registered Indiana voters, just short of 2008’s high water mark of 40-percent.

May 20, 2016

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Report: TPP Would Benefit U.S. Agriculture Most

The TPP is President Obama's big trade deal to reduce tariffs and open new markets with Pacific Rim countries.

May 20, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 20, 2016

The lengths RV companies are going to to find workers, Lee Hamilton on the controversial documents about Saudi Arabia and 9-11 and Purdue's pet therapy program.

May 21, 2016

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American Fitness Index Ranks Indy Last In Nation

Indianapolis had an 11 percent drop in people who walk or bike to work and a decrease in the percentage of people who are in excellent health.

May 22, 2016

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Water Treadmill Therapy Helps Injured Dogs Recover

Purdue University's Small Animal Hospital uses a water treadmill to help dogs with physical therapy and weight loss.

May 23, 2016

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IU Astronomers: Small Blue Galaxy Could Illuminate Big Bang

Leoncino is relatively tiny, with a diameter about 100 times smaller than our own Milky Way.

May 23, 2016

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Fantasy Sports Sites Have Until Aug 1 To Apply For Licensure

In March, Indiana became the second state to formally affirm daily fantasy games are legal -- four states have followed since.

May 23, 2016

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State Legislators Hope To Fight Food Deserts

Food deserts are areas where fresh food accounts for less than 10 percent of accessible and available food.

May 23, 2016

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Daybook: Steel Tariff & Indiana Dunes State Park

Gov. Mike Pence says a new steel tariff isn't enough for Indiana producers and the Indiana Dunes State Park has reported break-ins and other incidents.

May 23, 2016

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Gary Community Schools Still Faces Budget Woes

Gary Community Schools continue to struggle financially to pay teachers and keep buildings open.

May 23, 2016

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Medicaid Expansion May Boost Coverage For Low-Income Kids

Approximately 87-percent of Medicaid-eligible Hoosier kids had health insurance coverage in 2014.

May 23, 2016

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ACLU Supports IU Attempt To Join Abortion Lawsuit

The Attorney General’s office contends there are two distinct legal issues being argued by the two parties that should be in separate cases.

May 23, 2016

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Indiana Dunes Implements Changes To Curb Break-Ins

Park officials say those opposed to ongoing development at the Dunes Pavillion could be responsible for the incidents.

May 23, 2016

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Pence, U.S. Steel Call For Chinese Steel Investigation

U.S. Steel asked the U.S. International Trade Commission for a total ban on Chinese steel imports, saying practices overseas have cost thousands of jobs.

May 23, 2016

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Indiana Court Hears Woman’s Appeal Of Feticide Conviction

An appeals court questioned an attorney for the state on whether there was evidence that a woman knew she had delivered a live child in a self-induced abortion.

May 24, 2016

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Pence To FCC: Grant Autonomy In Ending Prison Cellphones

Cellphones that inmates have illegally in prison are universally seen as a security threat, but states need FCC permission to block cell signals.

May 24, 2016

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Daybook: ISTEP+ Panel Meeting & Knickerbocker Saloon

The new panel to rewrite the ISTEP+ exam meets for the first time today and the oldest bar in Indiana has barred smoking from the facility.

May 24, 2016

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Valparaiso Approves LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Opponents maintain the ordinance isn't justified, saying discrimination isn't happening.

May 24, 2016

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Purdue To Re-Open Room Where Student Was Killed In 2014

Purdue this summer will start renovations on the basement, including the room where 21-year-old Andrew Boldt was fatally shot and stabbed by a fellow student.

May 24, 2016

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Local Opposition Blocks Bartholomew County Solar Farm

About 20 people who live near the proposed project pleaded with board members to consider the effect on their lives if the panels were erected.

May 24, 2016

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Five Ways To Celebrate 100 Years Of Indiana State Parks

Visit every state park in Indiana with WFIU and WTIU!

May 24, 2016

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ISTEP Panel Worried About Short Deadline For Re-Writing Test

The committee faces a tight deadline to come up with a replacement for the exam. The ISTEP+ will be repealed in July 2017.

May 24, 2016

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IU Cannot Join Abortion Lawsuit, Plans To File Separately

Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch denied IU's bid to intervene in the complaint filed by Planned Parenthood. Lynch says IU can file its own lawsuit.

May 24, 2016

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Columbus Hospital To Open Expanded ER After Flood Damage

Flash flooding in 2008 caused nearly $180 million in damage at Columbus Regional Hospital.

May 24, 2016

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President Obama To Visit Elkhart Next Week

President Obama will participate in a town hall meeting on June 1. It will be Obama's third trip to Elkhart County since becoming president.

May 25, 2016

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Republican Blocks Proposed Voting Center On ISU Campus

The two Democrats on the Vigo County Election Board voted in favor of the plan, but the decision has to be unanimous.

May 25, 2016

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John Gregg Announces Rep. Christina Hale As Running Mate

Gregg says naming Hale as his running mate was a governing decision, not a political one, and that her gender wasn’t a factor.

May 25, 2016

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Ask The Mayor: Kokomo’s Goodnight Talks KokoMantis

Goodnight says Kokomo debuted their soccer team the Kokomo Mantis in front of more than 500 fans at Municipal Stadium Friday night.

May 25, 2016

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Bill Approved In The House Aims To Reduce VA Wait Times

Indiana Congresswoman Jackie Walorski wants to do away with bonuses for VA supervisors.

May 25, 2016

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Daybook: John Gregg Running Mate & 3-D Digital Statues

John Gregg has announced his running mate and IU is partnering with a museum in Italy to made 3-D digitizations of their statues.

May 25, 2016

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Indiana’s Oldest Bar Snuffs Out Its Last Cigarette

Although research is still new, a growing number of scientists say there are environmental dangers that linger even after people put cigarettes out.

May 25, 2016

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First Ever Indy 500 Sellout Prompts End Of TV Blackout

This year's 100th running may become the highest attended single-day sporting event in history.

May 25, 2016

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Lawmakers Will Study LGBT Civil Rights This Summer

Senate Republicans said they hoped to study LGBT issues further after last session’s failed legislation.

May 25, 2016

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Summer Study Topics For Indiana Lawmakers

Eighteen study committees will study dozens of issues this summer and fall, including education

May 25, 2016

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Indiana University Sues State To Block New Abortion Law

A federal judge invited the university to file its own lawsuit over the law Tuesday when she denied its bid to join an existing lawsuit.

May 25, 2016

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Illegal Immigration Study Committee Looks At Cost To State

A state Senate fiscal analysis estimates illegal immigration costs the state up to $130 million a year.

May 26, 2016

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New Bartholomew County CAFO Restrictions Seen As Compromise

The new CAFO restrictions limit where the farms that can house thousands of animals are built.

May 26, 2016

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Security Force 20% Bigger For This Year’s Indy 500

Speedway officials say fans coming to this year's race will have to practice patience.

May 26, 2016

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Daybook: Election Recount & Historic Church Steeple

The Indiana recount commission meets to discuss primary election races & a historic church is getting a new steeple 100 years after the original was destroyed.

May 26, 2016

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Rescued Bobcat Kitten Released Back Into Wild

The kitten was hit by a car in November as she followed her mother and a sibling across a highway in Bloomington.

May 26, 2016

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Frankfort’s English Learner Teachers Scramble For Resources

While most schools struggle to meet the needs of students who don’t speak English, rural school districts face decreasing enrollment and tight resources.

May 26, 2016

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Study: Electrical Barriers Don’t Keep Asian Carp Out

The study found strong currents from barges can pull Asian carp through electrical barriers designed to keep them out of the Great Lakes.

May 26, 2016

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State To Recount Two Races For First Time In Five Years

Secretary of State Connie Lawson says the recounts will begin as soon as possible, but she can’t say how long the process will take.

May 26, 2016

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Mumps Cases Continue Rising, Especially In Monroe Co.

Indiana has seen 132 mumps cases so far this year, compared to 39 during the five year period between 2010 and 2014.

May 26, 2016

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IU To 3-D Map Greek, Roman Art At Italian Museum

IU and Florence Italy’s Uffizi Gallery Museum will create 3-D digital collections online of over 1,000 classical sculptures dating back to the 15th century.

May 26, 2016

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Underground Railroad Landmark Restored After 100 Years

Second Baptist Church received a new steeple 101 years after the original, a symbol of hope for runaway slaves in the Civil War era, was destroyed in a storm.

May 27, 2016

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Indianapolis Children’s Museum Plans Sports Pavilion

The sports complex would include mini golf, street hockey and soccer.

May 27, 2016

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Survey: Transgender Bathroom Access In Schools

Some schools have decided to change their policies, but others are resisting. Take our survey: what should Indiana schools do?

May 27, 2016

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Daybook: Addiction Summit & Plug-In Cars As Road Funding

Att. Gen. Greg Zoeller is hosting a summit on mental health and addiction and a new study shows one proposed option for road funding is no real option at all.

May 27, 2016

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How To Avoid Traffic Memorial Day Weekend

Low fuel prices, a sold-out Indy 500 and warm temperatures could make Memorial Day weekend the busiest in years in Indiana.

May 27, 2016

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Singer Pulls Out Of Memorial Day Concert To Protest Pence

Bisexual singer Kate Hamilton cancelled her appearance at the 16th annual SALUTE! concert in Columbus to protest the participation of Gov. Mike Pence.

May 27, 2016

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Lake Michigan Water Level Highest In 16 Years

The level currently sits a foot higher than its long-term average of 578.8 feet. Officials say the cause is higher than average rain and snow levels.

May 27, 2016

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Noon Edition: High School Graduates Reflect, Look Forward

Every year on Noon Edition, we speak with graduating high school seniors.

May 27, 2016

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Land Donation Allows Expansion Of Indiana Dunes

The donated land will be developed into a hiking and playing area.

May 27, 2016

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How Much Would You Pay To Rent A Yard Or Couch For Indy 500?

Hotels in Indy for this weekend have been booked for months, but for $1,200 a night you can stay in someone's spare room with two bunk beds.

May 27, 2016

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HIP 2.0 Is Now State Law, But Could Pose Restrictions

The move to codify HIP 2.0 in state law helps solidify the initiative but it may also pose restrictions.

May 27, 2016

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Tonight At 6 On ‘Indiana Newsdesk’

How new federal overtime rules could affect your workplace, why the fate of abortion rights hinges on a court’s decision and looking back at the Indy 500.

May 27, 2016

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IUPUI Study: Electric Car Fees Won’t Solve Road Funding

Electric vehicles don’t pay into road funding the same way traditional vehicles do because they don’t pay fuel taxes.

May 27, 2016

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Meet Us & A Baby Bison At Ouabache State Park Saturday

Ouabache State Park naturalists will lead a bison hiking starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.

May 27, 2016

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Beaches At Lake Monroe Open For Memorial Day Weekend

Two beaches at Lake Monroe were closed for much of the summer because of higher-than-normal water levels.

May 27, 2016

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Q&A: Purvi Patel’s Feticide Conviction Appeal

This is the first time in the nation a woman has been convicted using a feticide statute for ending her own pregnancy.

May 27, 2016

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Trade Commission To Investigate Chinese Steel Producers

A major Northwest Indiana employer claims China broke the law to corner the international steel market.

May 27, 2016

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Video: Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk’ May 27, 2016

How new federal overtime rules could affect your workplace, why the fate of abortion rights hinges on a court’s decision and looking back at the Indy 500.

May 28, 2016

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Local Businesses Face Impending Federal Overtime Regulations

President Obama unveiled new rules last week that govern exempt positions for overtime pay, meaning more employees are eligible for overtime pay.

May 28, 2016

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Study Reveals LGBT Singles’ Attitudes Toward Relationships

The study looks at how LGBT singles view marriage, coming out and dating.

May 29, 2016

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Cold Front Could Trigger Strong Storms Today

Daytime highs are expected to reach 85 degrees Sunday.

May 29, 2016

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First Indy 500 Race Actually Took Place 105 Years Ago

Indiana Newsdesk takes a look back at the Indy 500 during our "History Through Headlines" segment.

May 30, 2016

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24-Year-Old Rookie Wins Indy 500

Rossi stretched his fuel to win the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and take the checkered flag.

May 30, 2016

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Hiring Summit Aims To Address Veteran Unemployment

The summit will help connect veterans to jobs that align with their unique skills.

May 30, 2016

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Argos School Officials Say They Will Seek Second Referendum

Argos Community School officials say they plan to present a ballot referendum in a May 2017 special election.

May 30, 2016

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Daybook: Memorial Day Events

Ceremonies and parades around the state for Memorial Day 2016.

May 30, 2016

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Purdue Works With Amish Dog Breeders To Improve Standards

Purdue's researchers have started a pilot program to review how facilities are operated and whether dogs' health can be made better through certain changes.

May 30, 2016

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Rose-Hulman: Largest Graduating Class, $25 Million Expansion

The engineering college graduated 540 students Saturday and broke ground on an expansion of the student union.

May 30, 2016

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Police Arrested 7, Cited 188 During Indy 500 Weekend

State Excise Police say they cited 188 people over the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. They say 130 of those were minors and 20 were juveniles.

May 30, 2016

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Indiana Opioid Prescriptions Drop For First Time Ever

From 2014 to 2015 Indiana saw a 7.5 percent decrease in prescriptions, making it the 11th highest in the U.S. and slightly above the national average.

May 30, 2016

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Indiana Sees Budget Cuts To Homeless Transitional Housing

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development's "housing-first" approach has left homeless programs in Clark and Floyd counties with nearly $550,000 in cuts.

May 30, 2016

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Tickets To See Obama In Elkhart Available Tuesday Morning

A limited number of tickets will be distributed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Concord Community High School's McCuen Gym in Elkhart.

May 31, 2016

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Study: What’s The Best Way To Transport A Snake Or Turtle?

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding research on ways to move "nuisance animals" more safely.

May 31, 2016

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Hoosier Teens Lag In Medicaid Coverage

Medicaid-eligible Indiana teenagers enroll at a rate of five percent less than eligible younger kids.

May 31, 2016

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Woman Dies While Swimming At Cataract Falls

Signs prohibiting swimming are posted in the area where the incident took place.

May 31, 2016

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Daybook: Park Dedication & War Memorial Repairs

An Indianapolis park will be named after Hoosier author Dan Wakefield and a war memorial in Owen County is being repaired for the first time.

May 31, 2016

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Active Servicemember Mental Health Care Bill Likely To Pass

Sen. Donnelly says the shortage of mental health providers in the military is an ongoing issue.

May 31, 2016

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Indy 500 Cash Prize Visualized

The Indy 500 cash prize is one of the largest in sports. How does it compare to previous races and other major sporting events?

May 31, 2016

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FDA Approves New Implanted Medication For Opioid Addiction

Probuphine will be added to the short list of opioid fighting medications.

May 31, 2016

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Appeals Court Ruling Could Undercut Mandatory Arbitration

A federal court said a Wisconsin tech company cannot stop employees from filing group labor lawsuits -- and that could have effects in Indiana.

May 31, 2016

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Owen County War Memorial Undergoes $39,000 Repairs

The monument honors local military veterans, with bricks purchased by the families of nearly 1,190 veterans.

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