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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

August 8, 2014


Why Indiana Will Not Meet Standards To Reduce Prison Rape

The state will perform its own internal auditing, forfeiting about $350,000 in federal grant money annually.

June 20, 2014


Soccer Popularity Goes Up As World Cup Fever Hits Hoosiers

With Americans buying over 200,000 tickets to the World Cup this year, soccer in Indiana is gaining more and more fans.

June 18, 2014


Gambill Replaces Battles As District 45 State Representative

Bionca Gambill takes over for Kreg Battles, who resigned 10 days after winning an uncontested primary election.

May 29, 2014


Terre Haute Mayor Responds To Allegation Of Misused Taxes

The Mayor of Terre Haute says pooling tax money into a cash account is a common way to pay the city's bills.

May 22, 2014


Terre Haute Mayor, Department Head At Odds Over Budget

Department of Redevelopment Director Cliff Lambert claims the mayor’s office is inappropriately moving funds that are set aside for special projects.

May 22, 2014


Census Data Show Large Growth In Indiana Metropolitan Areas

Recent Census data show Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne, Evansville and South Bend all showed large population shifts.

May 22, 2014


Experts: Indiana Could Do More To Curb Water Pollutants

Indiana recently ranked best for inspecting Clean Water Act Permits, but experts say more needs to be done to deal with water pollution.

May 16, 2014


Rep. Battles Resigns From Indiana House Of Representatives

Rep. Kreg Battles, D-Vincennes, was recently nominated for a fifth term in this month's primary.

May 15, 2014


Governor Unveils Plans To Expand Healthy Indiana Plan

Gov. Mike Pence is proposing an expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to Medicaid expansion.

May 9, 2014


Contamination From Coal Ash Puts Drinking Water At Risk

One of the main byproducts of burning coal, power companies usually store coal ash on site in largely unregulated ponds and pits.

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