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January 4, 2010

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Two village goats and an ADT soldier

Cultivating Afghanistan — Half a Year of Progress?

WFIU begins begin a second installment of our series “Cultivating Afghanistan” with update on the ADT’s progress a in a Taliban-controlled district.

January 7, 2010

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Snowy Traffic

Snow Snarls Streets; Stores Still Stocked

Today’s winter weather has boosted local business, but worries those plowing the roads.

January 8, 2010

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An employee uses a snow blower to clear the parking area near the Union building on campus.

Property Tax Caps to Blame for Added Snow Difficulties?

The first significant snowfall this winter in south-central Indiana sent snowplows scrambling to clear the roads and officials scrambling to pay for it.

January 8, 2010

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Bloomfield Business Filling Niche to Supply Crane

A Bloomfield company is creating jobs along with its foam and metal packing materials.

January 11, 2010

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A photo of villagers building a check dam

Cultivating Afghanistan: Turning Dams Into Walls

Despite the best-laid plans of the Agribusiness Development Team, sometimes there are still walls built -- literally -- between villagers and the military.

January 13, 2010

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The Hoagy Carmichael statue covered in snow.

A Selection of Winter Photos

WTIU Videographer Bill Shaw showcases some winter scenes from around Bloomington, Ind. and Leonard Springs Nature Park.

January 13, 2010

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Census Center Opens in Columbus

Mayor Fred Armstrong officially opened the Census Center in Columbus on Tuesday. The Census Center will lead most of the Census efforts in South Central Ind.

January 14, 2010

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Haiti

Devastating Earthquake Prompts Local Efforts to Help Haiti

A graduate student at IU is using Facebook and Twitter to contact friends in his troubled homeland of Haiti.

January 15, 2010

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Kokomo City Hall

With Judge’s Ruling, Kokomo Faces New Obstacles in Remonstration

A Tipton County Judge has ruled property waivers signed by residents on Kokomo’s west side are invalid, creating a hurdle for the city’s annexation plans.

January 19, 2010

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Cultivating Afghanistan: Feeding an Army

In this segment of his series “Cultivating Afghanistan,” Reporter Doug Wissing chews on the matter of feeding an army…

January 20, 2010

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IU Men’s Basketball Mid-season Update

WTIU's Dave Leno talks with The Herald-Times' Dustin Dopirak about the team's positives and negatives at this point in the season.

January 20, 2010

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Media Inventory Turns Up Missing Discs of 50′s Radio Program

A media survey on the IU campus turned up around half a million items, most cared for and stored properly for future generations until an unusual discovery.

January 20, 2010

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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Speaks in Bloomington on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Members of the Bloomington community gathered Monday to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22, 2010

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Full Moon, Assiniboine

Preserving a Dying Language in its Final Stages

Indiana University anthropologists aim to preserve a Native American language only spoken by fewer than 40 mostly elderly people.

January 23, 2010

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A picture of Stan's cat Riley inspecting his suitcase

Auschwitz Trip: An Unusual Birthday

From now on, when people ask me what I did for my birthday in 2010, I know what I'm going to say.

January 24, 2010

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A photo of a monument to workers from the Plaszow camp

Auschwitz Trip: Peculiar Trees and Oskar Schindler’s Factory

It took me about 19.5 hours to get from Bloomington to the baggage claim at Pope John Paul II Airport in Krakow. Of those, I estimate I slept about two.

January 25, 2010

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A photo of Khost Province from the air

Cultivating Afghanistan: ADT Medical Care

The Indiana National Guard Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has been lucky to suffer few serious injuries during its tenure in Afghanistan.

January 25, 2010

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Employment and Budget Concerns Dominate Legislative Breakfast

The 2010 Legislative Breakfast was held Friday morning on Indiana University Bloomington's campus to discuss various concerns of Hoosiers.

January 25, 2010

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Haiti Relief

Haiti Relief Efforts Aided by IU’s Creole Dictionary

U.S. aid workers making their way to Haiti are packing a must-have item in their knap sacks that comes almost exclusively from Indiana University.

January 25, 2010

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Hawkeyes Top Hoosiers by 15

Last season the IU men's basketball team won its only Big Ten game against Iowa. But this go-around, the Hawkeyes got some revenge at Assembly Hall.

January 26, 2010

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Crematorium Furnace

Auschwitz Trip: Photos from Auschwitz and Birkenau

On Monday and Tuesday, the group got its first look at the companion concentration camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.

January 26, 2010

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Richard Behney

Republicans See Bayh as Vulnerable, Even Without Pence Candidacy

In Evan Bayh’s five statewide races so far, he’s crushed opponents. And until recently Bayh’s seat was considered safe yet again in this November’s elections.

January 26, 2010

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Mike Sodrel

Sodrel Looks to Tie Hill to Obama, Use Twitter

Ninth District Republican candidates Mike Sodrel and Todd Young appeared together on the campaign trail for the first time Monday night in Bloomington.

January 26, 2010

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Listening to the tour guide

Auschwitz Trip: Teens Look at a History of Horror

A group of students participating in Batchelor Middle School's "BTV" program have made the trip to witness the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 27, 2010

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Birkenau Press Room

Auschwitz Trip: Morning of the Ceremony

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has arrived at the ceremony commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 28, 2010

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Barbed Wire at Auschwitz

Auschwitz Trip: Remembering Not to Forget

WFIU's Stan Jastrzebski has spent the last week touring concentration camps in Poland in advance of the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

January 29, 2010

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Polish Crest

Auschwitz Trip: Pride in the Homeland

It's our final day in Poland and I'm glad I'll end the trip here with one of the most overwhelming senses of pride I've ever felt.

January 29, 2010

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Duke Bennett Talks with Krakow Leaders

Terre Haute Mayor Seeks New Strategies From Krakow Officials

On Friday, Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett met with one of four Deputy Mayors of Krakow, Poland to learn how that city has turned its image around.

January 29, 2010

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Poverty Simulation at Banneker Center Raises Awareness

The Community and Family Resources Commission and the Monroe County Circles Initiative hosts "A Poverty Simulation" at the Banneker Community Center.

February 2, 2010

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Black History Month Kicks Off with Read-In

Black history month kicked off yesterday with the Indiana University School of Education’s 8th Annual African American Read-In.

February 3, 2010

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Hoosiers for Higher Education Rally at the Statehouse

"Tell your story" was the theme of Tuesday's Hoosiers for Higher Education rally at the Statehouse.

February 3, 2010

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Hoosier Environmental Council President Jesse Kharbanda

Hoosier Households Not Held to Same Standards as Industry

Although industry is subject to regulations and the focus of an ongoing debate over those regulations, Hoosier households aren’t held to the same standards.

February 3, 2010

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New Drug Court Principles Could Be Next Standard

Some offenders seek traditional court, and opt out of the drug court program. Monroe County officials state the drug court system could be the new norm.

February 5, 2010

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Todd Rokita in Bloomington

Rokita Talks Redistricting, Jabs Democrats

Speaking in Bloomington Thursday, newly minted congressional candidate Todd Rokita continued his push for redistricting reform in the state.

February 5, 2010

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Tani District Elders

Cultivating Afghanistan: Battling Afghan Corruption

In this segment of WFIU’s ongoing series “Cultivating Afghanistan”, reporter Douglas Wissing reports on the team’s efforts to combat Afghan corruption.

February 5, 2010

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IU Loses Heartbreaker to Boilers

It was an old fashioned Indiana barn-burner Thursday night when the #7 Purdue Boilermakers defeated the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall, 78 to 75.

February 6, 2010

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Off-season IU Football Update

Indiana Public Broadcasting's Dave Leno talks with Ken Bikoff, the editor-in-chief of Inside Indiana magazine, about signing day and 2010 expectations.

February 8, 2010

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Gym Touts Hula Hoop-Based Fitness

Some may consider the hula-hoop a child’s toy, but the Hudsucker Posse will tell you otherwise.

February 9, 2010

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An employee uses a snow blower to clear the parking area near the Union building on campus.

Winter Storm Prompts Delays and Closings

A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 PM Wednesday.

February 9, 2010

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Vern Tincher

Tincher Steps Away From Statehouse, Commits to Groom Replacement

District 46 State Representative Vern Tincher announced today he will forgo running for re-election this fall.

February 10, 2010

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Former Township Assessors' Office

Three Township Government Proposals, Few Solutions

Several bills filed this legislative session focus on reforming or eliminating government at the township level.

February 11, 2010

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Bartholomew County Government Offices

With Republicans Running Unopposed, Dems Recruit to Beat Deadline

Few Bartholomew County Democrats are running for seats up for grabs this November. This has inspired a special recruitment committee to field Dem. candidates.

February 15, 2010

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Tamyra D'Ippolito

Bayh Opts Out, D’Ippolito Says Campaign “Thwarted” By State Dems

Senator Evan Bayh's announcement that he will not seek re-election leaves just a single Democrat, Bloomington restaurant owner Tamyra D'Ippolito, in the race.

February 16, 2010

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Zipcar

Through Car-Sharing, IU Wants Students to Leave Wheels at Home

By offering four cars for rent, the goal is to encourage IU students to lessen the clog near campus by sharing vehicles instead of driving their own.

February 16, 2010

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Tamyra d'Ippolito

D’Ippolito Says She’ll Go to Court To Prove Candidacy

Tamyra d'Ippolito says she did not need to file 4,500 signatures since she’s the only candidate that has filed papers seeking the Democratic nomination.

February 17, 2010

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Brad Ellsworth

Ellsworth Nears Decision on Senate Run

Eighth District Representative Brad Ellsworth will decide within the next day or two if he will throw his hat in the ring to replace Senator Evan Bayh.

February 17, 2010

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West Huddleston, CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Justice Officials Eye Expansion of Drug Court System: Part II

For two decades the drug court system has allowed substance abuse victims to plead guilty to the majority of crimes committed.

February 18, 2010

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Tamyra D'Ippolito

D’Ippolito Coy on Lawyers, Kruzan Calls Campaign a “Distraction”

Bloomington restaurant owner Tamyra D'Ippolito is refusing to say much about her legal plans to become the Democratic nominee for state's open Senate seat.

February 18, 2010

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Vi Simpson

Vi Simpson Decides Against Senate Candidacy Despite Support

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he’d pick a local candidate to fill Evan Bayh's seat, if given the choice.

February 18, 2010

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MCCSC Superintendent J.T. Coopman

Meeting Participants Decry Effects of Proposed MCCSC Cuts

Parents and politicians alike were given a chance Wednesday to air their displeasure with an MCCSC proposal which would cut 75 jobs.

February 19, 2010

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Tutoring Returning Soldiers

Cultivating Afghanistan: Battling Polytrauma

As the Indiana National Guard 119th Agribusiness Development Team returns home, some members face medical issues.

February 19, 2010

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Base Howitzer

Cultivating Afghanistan: Attack on FOB Salerno

Though Forward Operating Base Salerno has seen relatively few casualties, there are still insurgent attacks on the base where the team is stationed.

February 19, 2010

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Bloomington Blades Find Passion for Hockey in Basketball State

We take you to the Frank Southern Ice Arena to learn more about Bloomington's high school hockey team the Bloomington Blades.

February 19, 2010

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Brad Ellsworth (D-8th)

Ellsworth Announces for Bayh’s Seat, GOP Leaders Unimpressed

8th District Congressman Brad Ellsworth announced in an e-mail Friday that he plans to run for the U-S Senate seat soon to be vacated by Evan Bayh.

February 19, 2010

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Light and Sound Check for Jesus Christ Superstar

Bringing Broadway to Bloomington

WTIU was granted access to the set-up of the North American tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" to find out how Broadway comes to Bloomington.

February 22, 2010

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Monroe County Community School Corporation Cuts Budget

Following a Tuesday meeting of the MCCSC's board, parents and politicians alike were given a chance to speak on Wednesday. WTIU's Austen Williams has the story.

February 22, 2010

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Pork Belly Pastrami Sandwich

Hog Heaven Event Delivers Taste With a Side of Sustainability

The Bloomington Eats Green conference came to IU at the end January, and the tastiest event was Hog Heaven, featuring a local pig prepared by local chefs.

February 22, 2010

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District 61 Race to Focus on Property Tax Caps, I-69

Military contractor Kevin Suddeth says he plans to focus on education spending and I-69 in his attempt to unseat State Representative Matt Pierce.

February 22, 2010

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Businesses Look for Interns Willing to Work from the Ground Up

More than 45 companies participated in an Intern Fair at Alumni Hall.

February 22, 2010

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Cram the Container for Haiti

Find out what Indiana University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the School of HPER are doing to contribute to the relief effort in Haiti.

February 23, 2010

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IU President Michael McRobbie

New Committee Could Create, Restructure Academic Units at IU

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie Tuesday announced the creation of a committee charged with considering new academic programs.

February 23, 2010

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IU President Michael McRobbie

State of University Speech Zeros in on Financial Way Forward

In his first State of University address since 2008, McRobbie spoke of the many things that have changed in Bloomington and the country in the past 16 months.

March 1, 2010

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Brian Vargus

State Dems Ponder Next Step Following Evan Bayh’s Departure

Following Evan Bayh's retirement, the state’s Democratic party is forced to replace the man who’s been its most visible figure for the last two decades.

March 2, 2010

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Classroom at PS 145

Study Finds Racial Education Gap Growing (Part 1 of 2)

It’s been almost ten years since passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, but experts say test results show the law has failed to close the education gap.

March 3, 2010

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Thomas Atkins & Herman B. Wells

IU Group Heads to NY to Honor Founder, Close Gap (Part 2 of 2)

A group of IU students headed to New York earlier this year to help mentor kids at a public school with a 90% minority population.

March 4, 2010

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Monroe County Councilwoman Julie Thomas

Monroe County Health Clinic Proposed, Officials Argue Cost Savings

Monroe County officials say they’ve come up with a way to save about $60,000 a year by starting a health clinic.

March 5, 2010

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Sara Wright and Catherine Lobbestael

Cultivating Afghanistan: Married to the Military

Counselors often tell soldiers the price is freedom is high—very high. Not just for the soldiers, but also for their families.

March 9, 2010

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119th and 219th Shura

Cultivating Afghanistan: Replacing the 119th

As the first Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, finishes up its deployment, the second ADT organizes to replace them.

March 10, 2010

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Presidential DJ

McRobbie Spins his Favorite Tunes

IU President Guest-hosts WFIU's "Just You and Me."

March 11, 2010

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Jim Whitlatch

City to Purchase Waldron, Help BAAC Emerge From Debt

In order to help the Bloomington Area Arts Council's debt obligation, the city of Bloomington has agreed to temporarily purchase the John Waldron Arts Center.

March 12, 2010

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Families with Flags

Cultivating Afghanistan: The Homecoming

The Indiana National Guard's 119th Agribusiness Development Team, or ADT, has finished its mission to Afghanistan.

March 16, 2010

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Coal Entrenched at Indiana University

Student groups are calling on IU to transition away from burning coal – the top source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – in the middle of campus.

March 17, 2010

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John Waldron Arts Center

City to Address WFHB Concerns With Waldron Sale Monday

Bloomington's mayor is vowing to work on radio station WFHB's behalf with the John Waldron Arts Center's next owner.

March 18, 2010

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Coal Free IU

Activism Focuses on Snuffing Out Coal at IU

Last fall, the Sierra Club began pressuring a handful of college campuses to end their use of coal. Indiana University, with its heating Plant, was targeted.

March 21, 2010

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Biz Markie

Is Climate Neutrality in Indiana University’s Future?

IU can’t begin to think about joining the climate neutrality club without a significant change in its stance toward burning coal on campus.

March 22, 2010

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Hill Says Health Care Vote Won’t Be A Campaign Focal Point

At least one state Democrat says he's not planning on making his health care vote the driving force behind his re-election campaign this fall.

March 23, 2010

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IU Central Heating Plant Usage Chart

IU “Working Toward” Carbon Neutrality Without Clear Roadmap

The Campus Master Plan calls for a move toward carbon, and by extension climate, neutrality. But that idea is an abstract notion at this point.

March 24, 2010

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Greg Goodnight

Goodnight on Redistricting: Out With the Old, Back In With the Old

Kokomo's mayor says he hopes when the state redistricts, the map will look much the same as it does now.

March 25, 2010

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Algae

IU’s Energy Future That of Uncertainty, Plans and Hopeful Thinking

Currently, algae can do no more than inch IU forward in its long path toward eliminating its carbon emissions.

March 26, 2010

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COMU: Why are We Quiet Event Poses Questions

COMU event addresses concerns of discrimination in the community.

March 26, 2010

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Bball CookHall Locker

New IU Basketball Center Nears Completion

IU Athletics is putting finishing touches on their next major capital campaign project, the Basketball Development Center.

March 26, 2010

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana Cheers Reform Bill

Despite Debate, PPIN Officials Encouraged By Health Reform Bill

Despite abortion funding becoming a focus of debate before the health care bill’s passing, Planned Parenthood officials say they’re pleased with the outcome.

March 29, 2010

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IU Law Professor and DeBois Institute Founding Committee Co-Chair

Hoosier Students Sent to an African Boarding School? Maybe.

A group of IU professors attempting to build a boarding school for inner city school children in Ghana has filed a charter school application.

March 31, 2010

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IU Step Team

IU Step Team’s Belated Award Raises Questions of Race and Culture

When a step team from Arkansas University beat IU’s in a national step competition earlier this year, voices inside step community voiced displeasure.

April 1, 2010

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IU Study Tries to Define What It Means to “Have Sex”

Researchers from Indiana University find the definition of what it means to "have sex" changes depending on what demographic is answering the question.

April 1, 2010

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

Joining Largely-Republican Lawsuit, Indiana’s AG Faces Questions

Earlier this week, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joined a lawsuit seeking to declare new health insurance laws unconstitutional.

April 2, 2010

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Tibetan Leader Arjia Rinpoche Promotes New Book

An esteemed Tibetan leader returns home to Bloomington's Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center to promote his new book.

April 2, 2010

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Eddie Deckard

With Dust Settling, Hoosiers Size Up New Health Care Laws

Following passage of national health care reform legislation, Hoosiers have begun to assess what the new laws will mean for them.

April 2, 2010

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YMCA

Grant Provides Collaboration For A Healthier Community

Community leaders are celebrating a new grant that encourages healthy living.

April 7, 2010

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Terre Haute City Truck

Amendment Seeks to Clarify Terre Haute Resale Shop Ordinance

A proposal to amend an ordinance requiring some Terre Haute second-hand stores to electronically report their transactions will come to a vote Thursday.

April 8, 2010

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A Collaboration Of Art And The Environment

Brown County community members and junior high school students used art to give homage to the Native American heritage.

April 12, 2010

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Electronic Spring Cleaning At IU E-waste Collection Days

IU and Apple are teaming up to collect and recycle the electronics we no longer use before they end up in a landfill.

April 12, 2010

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Rick Dietz

Bloomington Google Bid Straightforward But Causes IU to Pick Sides

Bloomington is one of more than 1,200 communities nationwide to apply for a competition run by internet giant Google.

April 12, 2010

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WFHB Gifts

Ivy Tech To Buy Waldron Arts Center

The City of Bloomington has found a buyer for the John Waldron Arts Center.

April 13, 2010

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IU School of Education Assistant Dean for Education Jill Shedd

New Teacher Licensing Rules Change Little, Educators Say

The governor and state superintendent hope REPA raises test scores, but some educators say a reduced emphasis on teaching methods could hurt Hoosier students.

April 15, 2010

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Templeton Elementary

Elementary Play Takes Aim at State Education Cuts

Students at Templeton will stage a play they wrote about the state budget cuts, called “The Case of the Missing Librarian.”

April 15, 2010

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Baron Hill

A Conversation with Congressman Baron Hill

Baron Hill talks about his 'yea' vote for health insurance reform and his recent trip to Afghanistan

April 16, 2010

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IU’s R-House Studies Human-Robot Interaction in Close Quarters

An offshoot of Indiana University's School of Informatics has created a home which could one day see humans and robots living and working side by side.

April 16, 2010

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Evan Bayh

Indiana State Names Education School After Bayh Family

Senator Evan Bayh returned to his boyhood home Friday to join ISU officials in dedicating the university’s college of education to the Bayh family.

April 21, 2010

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Urban Deer

Bloomington Mayor Kruzan Opposes Anti-Deer Sharpshooters

Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan says he's opposed to at least one idea for limiting the city of Bloomington's deer population.

April 22, 2010

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Big Belly Solar Compactors Crunch Downtown Trash

Bloomington used federal stimulus funds to buy 10 new solar compactors for the downtown area. The machines will save the money fuel costs for trash trucks.

April 26, 2010

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9th District Candidates

Regardless of Outcome, 9th District Race Full of Storylines

The race for Indiana's 9th District seat could be a repeat of the four most recent elections, or, feature a GOP challenger new to the district-wide scene.

April 26, 2010

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WFIU First Place Plaques

WFIU/WTIU News Bureau Wins 38 SPJ Awards

The WFIU/WTIU news bureau has won 38 awards from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

April 26, 2010

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Bball CookHall Locker

IU’s Cook Hall Formally Dedicated Sunday

The newest facility from the IU athletics capital campaign is complete and formally dedicated.

April 27, 2010

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GM

Bedford GM Plant to Add 245 Jobs, But Local Hires Uncertain

General Motors announced Tuesday the company will invest more than $110 million in its Bedford Powertrain facility.

May 3, 2010

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Hoosier Honor Flight Veterans

Hoosier Veterans Honored During Last Honor Flight

The Hoosier Honor Flight took World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C. for a day trip. Greg Parker has the story for WTIU.

May 5, 2010

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Peggy Welch and Eric Turner

Welch to Face Hogan in Dist. 60 in November

For the first time in three election cycles, Bloomington State Representative Peggy Welch will have an opponent in November's general election.

May 5, 2010

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Young Accepts Phone Call from Hankins

Young Wins Tight GOP Primary in 9th District

Republican Todd Young will face off against Baron Hill in Indiana’s 9th congressional district in November, after winning Tuesday’s Republican primary.

May 5, 2010

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Honor Flight

For Last Time, Honor Flight Jets Vets to Washington

With less than ten percent of WW II veterans still alive and more passing away each day, a group from Indiana has flown as many as they can to Washington, D.C.

May 7, 2010

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Law Allowing Chickens in City Neighborhoods Producing Good Results

It's been about three and a half years since the Bloomington city chicken ordinance went into effect. Here's an update to how that law is working out.

May 10, 2010

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The Hash House Harriers traverse Bloomington's pathways

Mixing Beer and Fitness, Bloomington Runners Chase Glory

A Bloomington group continues a British tradition mixing beer and the schoolboy's game "hare and hounds."

May 10, 2010

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Senior Expo Finds New Home This Year

The annual Bloomington Senior Expo found a new home this year.

May 12, 2010

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Steve Fabian

Hoosier Shrimp Fans Could See Oil Spill Effects Soon

Bloomington could soon feel the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast as seafood providers contemplate fewer trips to Indiana to peddle their wares.

May 12, 2010

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Ann Rogers

Boxing Gym Tries to Punch Out Parkinson’s

A gym in Indianapolis is encouraging Parkinson's sufferers to take the fight to their disease.

May 12, 2010

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Dalai Lama’s Arrival to Bloomington

Dalai Lama visits Bloomington and arrives at Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Center.

May 13, 2010

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Terre Haute Airport Auctions Airplanes on eBay

Officials at the Terre Haute International Airport will auction eight airplanes on eBay to raise revenue to offset declining enrollment in their flight school.

May 13, 2010

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Educators in the Area Get RIF’ed

Educators in the MCCSC are losing their jobs, find out what one educator has to say.

May 13, 2010

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Dalai Lama Press

Dalai Lama Addresses Press; Tibetan Bazaar Showcases Culture

On his last day in Bloomington, the Dalai Lama addressed the press. Outside, visitors browsed the traditional Tibetan items for sale at the bazaar.

May 14, 2010

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Dalai Lama

For First Time Since Brother’s Death, Dalai Lama Visits Indiana

The Dalai Lama returned to Bloomington this week for the first time since his brother’s death to share what he calls “a message of compassion.”

May 14, 2010

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Ellettsville House of Prayer

Ellettsvile Church Full of Holy Rollers, er, Riders

Ellettsville is like many rural Midwestern communities: churches almost outnumber houses. But in this town, there’s one that's a little different.

May 14, 2010

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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

In Visit to Indiana, Sebelius Announces Hospital Stimulus Funding

Sebelius announced Indiana University would be receiving about $8.5 million from the federal stimulus package, to renovate a floor of the Clarian Hospital.

May 17, 2010

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The Camarilla

Bloomington Vampire Group Contributes to National Game

Long before there was Twilight or TrueBlood, there were vampires in Bloomington.

May 17, 2010

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Dalai Lama’s Final Teaching and Lasting Message

The Dalai Lama gave his final teaching Thursday morning to a sold out crowd at the IU Auditorium.

May 18, 2010

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Indiana 3rd District Representative Mark Souder

3rd District Representative Mark Souder Resigning

3rd District Representative Mark Souder is stepping down after admitting to an affair with a staffer.

May 20, 2010

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Lotto Loot Lost, Winner Wiser for Next Windfall

A former lottery winner who's lost most of her cash says she knows what she'll do with the money the next time it comes her way.

May 20, 2010

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Study Says 1.3 Million Hoosiers Have Preexisting Health Conditions

A new report shows at least 1.3 million people in Indiana have preexisting conditions which currently bar many of them from obtaining health insurance.

May 21, 2010

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Don't Worry Be Hoppy

Brewpubs, Wineries Change Little to Prepare for Sunday Competition

WFIU’s Christopher Ayers has the story of what, if anything, wineries and breweries are doing to prepare for added competition this summer.

May 24, 2010

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Falls and Schweizer

No Kissing? No Problem Until Marriage of IU Purity Couple

Despite statistics showing most people have had sex by the time they’re through with college, a small group at IU has banded together to buck that trend.

May 24, 2010

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9th District Candidates

Romney PAC Endorses, Funds Young and 4 Other Republicans

A political action committee headed by former Massachusetts Governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney has offered its endorsement to Todd Young.

May 25, 2010

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Owen Johnson discusses Ernie Pyle with his students

Historic Hoosier’s Stories Still Resonate With Seniors

An IU professor adapts his undergraduate course about a famous Hoosier journalist for non-traditional students who lived through the subject matter.

May 26, 2010

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Bypass Congestion

Road to Letting of 45/46 Bypass Bids Full of Twists and Turns

Indiana Department of Transportation officials have opened bids for the 45/46 bypass expansion. But the road to the highway’s improvement has been a bumpy one.

May 26, 2010

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Kokomo City Fire Department

Goodnight Hopes Commitee Support Leads to Government Consolidation

A committee tasked with addressing the consolidation of Howard County and Kokomo government has endorsed a proposal set down by Kokomo's mayor.

May 27, 2010

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Splash Pad Features New Technology for Summer Fun

Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department staff are preparing their latest water feature in time for Saturday's opening.

May 28, 2010

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How is 45/46 Bypass Contract Millions Lower Than Nearest Bidder?

Milestone Contractors, which moved into a Bloomington office about a year and a half ago, submitted a bid for about $22 million.

June 2, 2010

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SPEA Paper Says Federal Mortgage Relief Programs Ineffective

An IU professor says efforts undertaken by the Obama Administration to help struggling homeowners have failed to stem a tide of mortgage defaults.

June 2, 2010

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Sewers, Terre Haute Backed Up With $130 Million Overhaul

In the first of two-part series, WFIU’s Daniel Robison explores how Terre Haute became saddled with its combined sewer overflow issue.

June 2, 2010

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MCCSC Contract Agreement Passes

Thanks to a temporary funding fix, some laid off educators in Monroe county will be coming back to work next year.

June 3, 2010

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Indiana DNR Seeking Public Input On Forest Management Plans

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s opinion on how to manage Indiana’s state-owned forests.

June 3, 2010

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IU Professor Receives Grant To Study Empathy

A grant has been awarded to a team of Indiana University researchers to study empathy.

June 3, 2010

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Fairview Students Hope Chimney Swifts Find New Home

This year a new school isn’t the only addition to Fairview elementary, the students also welcomed a new tower for the school’s summer residents.

June 4, 2010

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Terre Haute Wastewater Utility

Terre Haute Prepares Mammoth Plan to Keep Sewage from Wabash

Some Terre Hautians think the city’s CSO fix stinks – literally. They argue an open pond containing sewage will only add to the city’s already infamous odor.

June 7, 2010

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Employees Praise Higher Health Care Deductibles at Relish

One small business in Bloomington has found a creative way to guarantee affordable health care for its employees until reforms kick in four years from now.

June 8, 2010

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Attorney General

Indiana Comes Out Ahead Doling Unclaimed Property

While Indiana AG's office spends heavily to promote its database of $350 million of unclaimed assets, the state actually makes money from the enterprise.

June 10, 2010

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From left to right: Attorney John Boren with client Dr. John Reynolds leaving the Morgan County Courthouse.

Trial Date Set For Morgan County Health Officer

A Morgan County judge set a trial date Wednesday during an initial hearing for county Health Officer Dr. John Reynolds.

June 10, 2010

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Summer Jamboree Kicks off Summer at Twin Lakes

The Twin Lakes Recreation Center welcomed the summer with both physical fitness and fun.

June 14, 2010

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Jerry Lucas

3rd Party Candidate, Write-In Hoping to Change 9th District Race

There are two other men running insurgent campaigns in Indiana's 9th congressional district who are not Republican or Democrat.

June 16, 2010

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Kruzan Won’t Back Down on Arizona Boycott

Bloomington's mayor says he will not consider rescinding his position on an Arizona boycott, despite a call to do so from the Chamber of Commerce.

June 22, 2010

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Highest Flood Levels Since May 2009 Ruptures Dam

A dam failure on the Indian Head Dam on the Whitelick Creek near Avon has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings.

June 22, 2010

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Cheetah Exhibit Opens at Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo Opens a New Exhibit Featuring Cheetahs

June 22, 2010

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Community Kitchen of Monroe County is Expanding

Community Kitchen of Monroe County is beginning to expand its services as well as its facility.

June 22, 2010

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Bedford Teenager Attending World Cup Tournament

A Bedford teenager has won a contest, and will attend the World Cup Tournament.

June 22, 2010

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MCCSC Referendum Meetings Engage Bloomington Community

Monroe County Community School Corporation hosted meetings allowing community members to voice concerns regarding a possible referendum to raise revenues.

June 22, 2010

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Race Across America Passes Through Bloomington

One of the worlds most respected endurance races passes through Bloomington.

June 23, 2010

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Older Workers Struggle Disproportionately Through Recession

With millions of aging Baby Boomers entering their senior years over the next two decades, competition among older workers is expected to grow.

June 23, 2010

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Fake Train Robbery Nets Money for Indiana Railway Museum

Train robberies have a long standing tradition in Indiana, according to state historians

June 23, 2010

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What Happens When You Call 911?

Bloomington Hospital spokeswoman Amanda Roach said the EMT’s there do not necessarily have EMD training, nor are they required to receive it.

June 23, 2010

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Kokomo Mayor Sees Economic Tipping Point For City

Following a jump in home sales and the creation of an economic recovery zone in Howard County, Kokomo's Mayor says he sees his city at an economic crossroads.

June 24, 2010

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Officials Dedicate Middle Way House and Food Works Business

Early last night, the old Coca-Cola building, in downtown Bloomington, officially opened its doors for the dedication of the new Middle Way House.

June 30, 2010

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Questions School Referendum Sustainability

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks about a law which could help save educators' jobs and about the future of school referendums in a down economy.

June 30, 2010

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Proposed MCCSC Levy: $0.14 For Every $100 In Home Assessment

A referendum approved Tuesday by the Monroe County School Corporation Board of Trustees would raise property taxes about $0.14 per every $100 in home value.

July 1, 2010

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MCCSC Comptroller: Tax Calculation Based on Multiple Deductions

Following acceptance of a referendum by the Monroe County Community School Corporation, homeowners are calculating how much their property taxes might rise.

July 1, 2010

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Kids Get Help Bringing Bikes Back to Life

Thursday and Friday evening Park District employees volunteered time to help children repair their bicycles outside of Mills Pool on Bloomington's west side.

July 2, 2010

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Rex Pitcher Alex Sachs mid-throw during an evening game against the Danville Dans.

New Baseball Team Equals Home Run For Terre Haute Economy

As many communities are struggling to climb out of the recession, Terre Haute’s economy is getting a little boost from its new baseball team.

July 6, 2010

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Terre Haute Regional Hospital Website

Hospital Tracks ER Wait Times on Billboards

In an effort to be more predictable, one Terre Haute hospital is taking a stopwatch to the emergency room waiting game.

July 7, 2010

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Columbus Mayor Blames Newspaper for Road Discussion Overflow

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is happy to have finally attracted a crowd to a city council meeting -- even if it's at the expense of the city's street plan.

July 7, 2010

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Faith Sherrill, Super Student-Athlete

Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year Faith Sherrill shares the secret to her academic success.

July 7, 2010

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Barnes and Noble Book Fair Benefits Children’s Village

Barnes & Noble in Bloomington hosted a fun-filled book fair for the benefit of Children's Village.

July 9, 2010

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Genesis Church Opens Doors to Homeless

Since the closing of Winter Homeless Shelters in the Bloomington Community, Genesis Church has been giving homeless residents a new shelter for the summer.

July 9, 2010

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New IU Study Examines Impact of Referendums

A new IU study examines how Indiana districts are using or not using the referendum process.

July 12, 2010

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Education Experts: Referenda May Be At Odds With Tax Cap Measure

Two public referenda on November's ballot are not -- on their surface -- conflicting, but education experts say they're more closely linked than it appears.

July 13, 2010

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Property Tax Caps Dominate Local Funding Forum

Officials from the Association of Indiana Counties were careful to say putting property tax caps in the state constitution would have varying effects.

July 13, 2010

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IU Gets Stimulus Money For Nationwide Educational Computer Network

IU is partnering with groups across the country to create a nationwide computer network aimed at expanding information sharing and access.

July 14, 2010

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Terre Haute Mayor: Layoffs Few So Far But Still Possible

Terre Haute officials have begun to find efficiencies in craft the coming year's budget but the city's mayor says layoffs may be necessary to make ends meet.

July 15, 2010

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Karen Kingsbury Delights Fans With Books and Bloomington

Christian author Karen Kingsbury uses Bloomington as a setting in her best-selling books, so she decided to bring her fans here too.

July 15, 2010

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Hoosier Baseballer Alex Dickerson Named to Team USA

For just the third time in team history, a member of the Indiana Hoosiers baseball squad has been named to Team USA.

July 15, 2010

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Monroe Lake Goose Banding Tracks Migration Patterns

Boasting 11,000 acres of water and 13,000 acres of wildlife habitat, Monroe Lake is more than a place for recreation. It's a natural habitat for wildlife.

July 16, 2010

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IU Employees Wear Black in Solidarity

Indiana University Faculty and staff have organized to raise awareness about the lack of pay increases on campus.

July 16, 2010

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Griffy Lake Area Improving, But Still Needs Work

The Griffy Lake Nature Preserve in Bloomington is the perfect place to escape. But the area still needs a lot of work to attain a healthy environment.

July 16, 2010

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Local Group Seeks Innovative Ways To Protect Indiana Watersheds

Local groups are popping all over the state addressing the state's water quality- specifically watershed management.

July 16, 2010

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A make-shift warning sign is posted in a window at the Monroe County Airport following the theft of a plane.

With Alleged Plane Thief In Custody, Airport Steps Up Security

Following the recent theft of an aircraft, The Monroe County Airport is stepping up security even though the accused thief is now in custody.

July 19, 2010

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A Conversation With Democratic Treasurer Candidate Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg, a former Rhodes Scholar and energy industry analyst, is running to unseat incumbent Treasurer Richard Mourdock in November.

July 20, 2010

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Foundation Organizes Ice Cream Social for MCCSC Extracurriculars

Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools seeks community donations to ensure survival of extra curricular activities.

July 20, 2010

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Bloomington Budget to Increase 2.4%, Employee Pay Hikes Included

The Bloomington City Council has given initial approval to budget proposals from eight municipal departments.

July 21, 2010

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Survey: High Indiana Ed. Standards Don’t Equal Better Achievement

A new study an Ohio-based education think tank ranks Indiana as having better education standards than even the national standard the Institute recommends.

July 21, 2010

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Bloomington YMCA Offers People a Program Diabetes Prevention

The Monroe County YMCA is introducing a program funded by the CDC to prevent type II diabetes.

July 21, 2010

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“Scrambling for ECAs” Monroe County Fundraiser

The latest fundraiser for schools is a golf outing and auction courtesy of Bloomington Country Club. IU coaches Bill Lynch and Tom Crean join in the fun.

July 27, 2010

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Unofficial Counts Show Terre Haute Residents Break World Record

Terre Haute residents vied for a world record Monday night while attempting to bring awareness to child safety issues.

July 27, 2010

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Cops Cycling 13 Days for Fallen Officers

A 13 day and nearly 1-thousand mile bicycle ride in memory of fallen police officers made it's way through Bloomington.

July 27, 2010

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Young Says Hill Campaign Should Respond Soon On Debate Schedule

Representatives from Baron Hill's campaign say they are in the process of deciding whether to accept Todd Young's offer to hold as many as seven debates.

July 27, 2010

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

Conversation With Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

In the second of a series of talks with Indiana politicians this in, an election year, Stan Jastrzebski talks with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

July 27, 2010

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5th District Representative Dan Burton speaks at a Tea Party Rally in Tipton Indiana last winter.

Two Indiana Representatives Join Congressional Tea Party Caucus

Indiana Representatives Mike Pence and Dan Burton have become charter members of the new Congressional Tea Party Caucus.

July 27, 2010

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Monroe County fair rides draw a crowd.

Fair Rides Draw Crowd But Officials Expect Low Total Attendance

The Monroe County fair is in full swing this week, but fair officials said attendance over-all is expected to be low.

July 27, 2010

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MCCSC Coaches, Students Worry About Effects of Stipend Cuts

Budget cuts made by the Monroe County Community School Corporation takes away teacher stipends for overseeing an extra-curricular activity.

July 28, 2010

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Getting Rid of Bedbugs Not Easy

Walnut Grove apartment complex held an open seminar to help educate the community on how to fight an epidemic it encountered last year.

July 28, 2010

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Kokomo Mayor, Councilman Spar Over Economic Negotiations

Kokomo's mayor is blasting a city councilman for his handling of a behind-the-scenes relationship between the city and a possible business investor.

July 28, 2010

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MCHA Officials Rescue Over 70 Dogs From Greene County Home

The Monroe County Humane Association is working to rehabilitate and place more than 70 dogs rescued this week from a home in Greene County.

July 30, 2010

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Buttigieg Proposes New Banking Rules Which Mourdock Dismisses

The Democratic candidate for treasurer in Indiana is crisscrossing the state touting a plan to change how public money is invested if he's elected.

July 30, 2010

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Rokita Won’t Attend Ellettsville Debate Despite Talk With Sanders

Officials with Todd Rokita's congressional campaign have confirmed he will not attend an August 10 debate, despite an earlier conversation with David Sanders.

August 2, 2010

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Monroe County’s General Reassessment Costs 1-million Dollars

Monroe County's assessor will spend the next 18 and about $1,000,000 assessing the county's 60,000 plots.

August 2, 2010

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IU Associate VP for Networks Dave Jent shows off a map of the networks IU administers.

IU Lands $9 Million in Grants for Network Operations

Two grants from the National Science Foundation will allow Indiana University to expand its business of maintaining outside computer networks.

August 3, 2010

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ECA Fundraiser Total Just Short of Goal

Monroe County ECA fundraising efforts fall short of their $750,000 goal. Stipends will be funded at 90-percent.

August 3, 2010

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Ellsworth Proposes Changing Senate Rules on Lobbying

Brad Ellsworth's new proposals sound a familiar theme – cut down on the Washington lobbying which the former sheriff has tried to tie to his opponent.

August 3, 2010

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State Superintendent To Hold Meetings With Teachers Around State

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett is holding meetings this month with teachers around the state.

August 3, 2010

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Waldron Arts Center Names New Director

The Waldron Arts Center continues to make strides as officials, Tuesday, announced a new leader at the center.

August 3, 2010

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Coats Talks Health Care During Campaign Stop In Indianapolis

Republican candidate Dan Coats held a roundtable discussion with health care professionals at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

August 3, 2010

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A Boater on Monroe Lake

Charges Filed Against Teen In Monroe Lake Deaths

The Monroe County Prosecutor‘s office has filed charges against a boater allegedly involved in a fatal collision on Lake Monroe June 28th.

August 4, 2010

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Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong

Armstrong Warns Against Misreading Columbus Budget Surplus

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong is cautioning against looking at the city’s bottom line in the wrong context during city council budget hearings.

August 6, 2010

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Columbus Municipal Airport Temporarily Closes

The Columbus airport is going through some major renovations that could change the future of airport traffic.

August 10, 2010

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IU Asks For Voluntary Blackouts to Reduce Cooling Need

As temperatures rose into the mid-90s Tuesday, Indiana University officials asked for electricity consumption to be curtailed.

August 11, 2010

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National Softball Tournament Boosts Local Economy

Bloomington hosts national softball tournament that could generate millions of dollars in revenue for the local economy.

August 11, 2010

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Journey of Hope Makes Way Through Bloomington

On July 28th, Bloomington, Indiana and the Stone Belt Arc welcomed seventy riders from the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as they ride across the country.

August 11, 2010

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T.H. Mayor Bennett: Some Layoffs Still Likely in Budget Process

Terre Haute’s mayor Wednesday would not rule out the possibility that some layoffs may still be necessary to meet budget constraints.

August 11, 2010

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Shalom Center Opens Expanded Bloomington Location

The Shalom Center in Bloomington opens a new location aiming to help people who are having trouble meeting their day to day needs.

August 11, 2010

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Monroe County Income Tax Revenue Lower than Expected

Revenue in Monroe County from the special County Option Income Tax used to support Youth Services is down by about 15-percent from last year.

August 11, 2010

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Monroe County Council Enforces Temporary Hiring Freeze

The Monroe County Council is imposing a hiring freeze on all county employees until budget discussions for the 2011 budget year conclude.

August 11, 2010

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Cyclical Reassessment Practice Efficiency Debated

Indiana’s 92 county assessors have 18 months to visit each of their county’s land plots to update property record cards and adjust property taxes.

August 11, 2010

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Indiana Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Curb Euthanasia

An Indiana lawmaker is driving dogs from Indiana to New England as part of a program that takes dogs from overcrowded kennels in the state.

August 11, 2010

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Transportation Officials Hear Case of Exploded Semi Truck

National Transportation Safety Board holds hearings to review the October explosion of a tanker truck on the Northeast side of Indianapolis.

August 12, 2010

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16 Indiana Schools Make America’s Best Colleges List

Indiana has 16 top ranked colleges, according to Forbes Magazine.

August 12, 2010

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Indiana University Receiving $400,000 Grant from Dept. of Energy

The money will be used in research to study CO2 capture and storage in the North Sea

August 12, 2010

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Congressional Candidates Discuss Teacher Jobs Bill

Two Ninth District Congressional candidates were in Bloomington Wednesday to discuss recently passed legislation regarding teacher layoffs.

August 12, 2010

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IU Fish Sculpture Theft Prompts Talk of More Cameras on Campus

The theft of a bronze fish from an Indiana University fountain may not lead to the heeding of calls for more security cameras across the Bloomington campus.

August 12, 2010

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S. Korean Math Educators Travel to IN to Learn New Methodology

Thursday afternoon, 20 math teachers from South Korea wrapped up a month-long visit to Indiana University’s School of Education.

August 12, 2010

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MCCSC Allocates Funds For ECA Stipends

Almost but not quite for the final push on stipends for MCCSC staff for funding ECA's.

August 13, 2010

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Indiana Cracking Down on Deceptive Medical Discount Cards

Indiana is cracking down on so-called medical discount cards.

August 13, 2010

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Bloomington Tea Party Members Heading to Washington

Members of the Bloomington Tea Party are headed to Washington to take part in a national tax policy protest.

August 13, 2010

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High Heat Cancels Bloomington Speedway Races

Traffic at the Bloomington Speedway will slow to a stop Friday night because of the persistent high heat.

August 13, 2010

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The Pills At The Center Of The Debate

Pseudoephedrine Becomes Focus Of State’s Meth Problem, Again

Recent data shows Indiana’s methamphetamine problem is getting worse. Terre Haute law enforcement officials are pushing for a different approach to the issue.

August 16, 2010

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Accused Murderer Griffin Appears in Court, Next Hearing Oct. 14

The man accused of killing Indiana University professor Don Belton had a pre-trial conference in Monroe Circuit Court Monday afternoon.

August 16, 2010

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New Pedestrian Islands Debut for Start of School Year

City construction crews and Indiana University officials are gearing up for the new school year with the introduction of new pedestrian islands on campus.

August 16, 2010

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“Crosstown Classic” Features Four Indiana Basketball Teams

Indiana’s four big college basketball powers will meet in a non-conference doubleheader next year at Conseco Field House.

August 17, 2010

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Ivy Tech Renews President Tom Snyder’s Contract

The President of Ivy Tech Community College is staying on for another three years.

August 18, 2010

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IU Football Breaks from Practice for Team Picture Day

With only about 2 weeks until the first IU football game, the players and coaches took a break from practice for team picture day.

August 18, 2010

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First Day Of School For Monroe County Schools

MCCSC students and teachers began the new school year on a positive note today in spite of concerns over teacher layoffs and an uncertain budgetary future.

August 18, 2010

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Bloomington Mayor Kruzan Uncertain on Future of City Raises

Bloomington’s Mayor says when the city council reconvenes to pass the 2011 budget, it will likely look different than it did when they recommended it in July.

August 18, 2010

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Bloomington Pools On Limited Hours From Now Until End Of Season

Bloomington City Pools will be operating on a limited schedule from now until August 29th.

August 19, 2010

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IU to Raise Salaries Three Percent

Indiana University employees are set to receive a salary hike if a proposal before the school’s trustees finds approval Friday.

August 19, 2010

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Pork Industry Recovering from Worst Slump in History

Find out why the pork industry in the Hoosier state is so important and how the state is recovering from the perfect storm that caused the industry to topple.

August 19, 2010

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IU Pay Raises To Differ Slightly By Department

Members of the Indiana University Board of Trustees say they expect to approve an average 3% raise for school employees.

August 20, 2010

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Eight Candidates File for School Board Races

The deadline to file for School Board races in the November election was noon Friday.

August 20, 2010

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Fairview Elementary School Opens New Building

Fairview School finally opens new building after a two year process.

August 20, 2010

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Hoosier to Hoosier Program Keeps Unwanted Items Out of Landfill

This weekend, you can help save the environment, while saving some money on second hand household goods.

August 23, 2010

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Biden Announces Troop Withdrawal During Indianapolis Speech

Vice President Joe Biden was in Indianapolis Monday morning to announce the withdrawal of all American combat troops from Iraq .

August 24, 2010

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State Superintendent Tony Bennett Issues “State of Education”

Indiana’s top education official held a press conference last night, in what he is calling the state’s first “State of Education” address.

August 24, 2010

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MCCSC Board Incumbent Valerie Merriam Not to Seek Reelection

A Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees member has decided not to seek reelection. WFIU’s Ben Skirvin reports.

August 25, 2010

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New Clinic Opens for Employees of Monroe County

Employees of the Monroe County government now have a new option for health care.

August 25, 2010

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Some MCCSC Officials Unhappy With “State of Education” Address

Monroe County Community School Corporation officials disappointed with some suggestions made during the state’s first “State of Education" address.

August 25, 2010

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Kokomo Mayor Backs Township Consolidation Plan; Trustee Objects

Kokomo’s mayor says he’s behind a plan to cut the number Howard County township trustees. But one trustee says the move is not as simple as it might sound.

August 25, 2010

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Monroe County Council Submits Non-binding Reviews

The Monroe County Council reviewed budgets from all taxing entities at their meeting Tuesday.

August 25, 2010

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Indiana University Students Return to Newly Constructed Dorms

Indiana University students are back in Bloomington and spent today moving into their new residence halls.

August 26, 2010

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Public Meeting Last Thursday in Greene County to Discuss I-69

There’s a meeting tonight in Greene County on the environmental impact of the I-69 extension.

August 27, 2010

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New IU Microscope Pushes Boundaries for Science Research

IU staff is putting finishing touches on a new microscope that features break-through technology.

August 27, 2010

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Students on IU's Bloomington campus received $300 incentives.

IU Grade Incentive Reduces Costs But Might Not Motivate

University-wide, more than 4,000 seniors qualified for the incentive for a total cost of about $1,188,600.

August 27, 2010

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Monroe County Commissioners Officially Oppose I-69

The Monroe County Commissioners have passed a resolution in opposition to Interstate 69.

August 30, 2010

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Kokomo Begins Selling Discounted Weather Radios

Kokomo’s Best Buy store has begun selling weather radios in partnership with city government.

August 30, 2010

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Monroe County Democrats Hold Rally to Encourage Satellite Voting

Monroe County Democratic leaders held a rally Monday to urge Republican leadership to change its stance on satellite voting in advance of November’s election.

August 31, 2010

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Indiana Legislature Meeting to Study Effects of Meth

An Indiana State Legislature’s Committee is meeting September 8th to discuss the effects of meth on state and local government.

August 31, 2010

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Max Ehrmann Statue Unveiled in Terre Haute

A life size bronze sculpture of a world-renowned poet is the latest project of its kind to be unveiled in Terre Haute.

August 31, 2010

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Coopman, Community Leaders Hope Against Referendum Donor Fatigue

MCCSC Superintendent J.T. Coopman has begun to take his message of passing the corporation’s ballot referendum to the people who will vote on it in November.

September 1, 2010

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Traffic Delays Expected for First 2010 IU Football Game

Fans and IU Athletics prepare for first 2010 football game and the delays that come with it.

September 1, 2010

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Indiana State University Reports Record Enrollment

Indiana State University has a record number of freshman enrolled this year.

September 1, 2010

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Terre Haute Named “Community Of The Year”

Terre Haute recognized as Indiana’s 2010 Community of the Year.

September 3, 2010

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Columbus Mayor, Township Trustee to Discuss Fire Consolidation

Though he says it’s not his budget to craft, Columbus’s mayor says he understands concerns the Columbus Township Trustee may be overspending for services.

September 3, 2010

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Monroe County Library Officials Hire Collection Agency

The Monroe County Public Library cracks down on overdue materials.

September 3, 2010

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Bloomington Establishes Arts Alliance

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington aims to increase communication within the arts community and with outside groups.

September 3, 2010

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The Brown County Playhouse Closing its Doors

The longstanding Nashville theater will no longer be used as Indiana University's professional theater venue.

September 3, 2010

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"Spell Hoosier" Conferring

“Spell Hoosier” Wins Bee Benefitting New Tech High School

Spelling bees are normally contested by children. On Friday, supporters of the Monroe County Community School Corporation held a bee for children.

September 7, 2010

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Kappa Alpha Psi Prepares to Celebrate 100 Years

Next January the African American Fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi will be traveling to Bloomington where it was founded almost 100 years ago.

September 8, 2010

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Hoosiers Urged To Get Flu Shots

Officials at the Indiana Department of Health are advising Hoosiers to start getting their seasonal flu shots.

September 8, 2010

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Indianapolis Vying For World Cup Consideration

Indiana Sports Corporation representatives are in New York to make their pitch for Indianapolis to join in hosting soccer’s World Cup.

September 8, 2010

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Vertebra Cast of Earth’s Largest Snake on Display at IU

The earth's largest snake on record is on display as part of a special exhibit at the IU Bloomington Geology Building.

September 8, 2010

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Delinquent Brown County Properties Heading To Auction Block

Several hundred people in Brown County are at risk of losing their properties if they don’t make good on unpaid taxes.

September 9, 2010

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Monroe County Council Looks to Keep Costs Down

The Monroe County Council is slashing its way to a balanced budget.

September 9, 2010

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Brown County Assessor Unconcerned About Effects of Tax Sale

Brown County Assessor Steve Gore says a number of factor could prevent a a drop in property value for homes in the area of parcels affected by the tax sale.

September 9, 2010

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Vigo County Commissioner: Ambulance Consolidation Maybe An Option

Terre Haute and Vigo County officials may soon talk about whether ambulance consolidation is a budget-cutting option for the two entities.

September 9, 2010

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Improper Disposal of Expired Drugs Could Harm the Environment

Proper disposal of expired medications could harm the environment if not carefully contained.

September 9, 2010

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In State Forest, Autumn is Coming Later

Geography researchers at Indiana University have been studying forest productivity in Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

September 10, 2010

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Ceremony Commemorates 9th Anniversary of 9/11

The anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks is Saturday, but Bloomington began commemorating Friday.

September 13, 2010

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School Officials Blame Chip-Seal Roads For Bus Damage

Road patching techniques are being blamed for damaged buses in Trafalgar.

September 13, 2010

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Indiana Supreme Court Hears Golf Course Suit at IU Law School

The Indiana Supreme Court came to Bloomington to hear a four-year old case which seeks to determine who’s at fault when a teenager is hurt on a golf course.

September 14, 2010

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SPEA Asks Voters to Submit Questions for 9th District Debate

Voters are being asked to submit questions for the October 18th debate between the candidates running for Indiana's 9th District.

September 14, 2010

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Indiana University Sees Third Year of Record Enrollment

New enrollment figures show an overall increase in enrollment on all IU campuses across the state.

September 14, 2010

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Monroe County Election Board Defeats Satellite Voting

The Election Board split 2-to-1 on a contentious proposition to create additional voting sites on IU's campus and around Monroe County.

September 15, 2010

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Ivy Tech Bloomington Hospitality Program Expands

Ivy Tech Bloomington Hospitality Program growing with current market.

September 15, 2010

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Dedication Ceremony Held at John Waldron Arts Center

Ivy Tech Community College hosted a ribbon cutting and dedication Tuesday night at the John Waldron Arts Center.

September 15, 2010

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Indianapolis Public Libraries Cutting Hours

The Indianapolis library system is reducing its hours.

September 16, 2010

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Gov. Daniels Holds Tax Cap Referendum Rally

About 50 supporters rallying for a property tax cap referendum that will appear on the November ballot gathered on the south side of Indianapolis Wednesday.

September 16, 2010

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Record number of impoverished Americans

Nationwide Poverty Level Rises

The Census Bureau’s latest report on poverty shows a double digit increase.

September 16, 2010

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Columbus North Boys Cross Country Living Up to #1 National Ranking

The Columbus North High School boys cross country team is living up to a #1 national ranking...in part by not focusing on it.

September 16, 2010

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Ship 'Indiana Harbor' in the Great Lakes

Ports Of Indiana Warns Of Economic Impact Of Closing Locks

The Ports of Indiana is warning about the potentially devastating impact of closing the Great Lakes locks system to deal with the spread of Asian Carp.

September 16, 2010

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Author in Bloomington to Discuss New “I-69″ Book

Indiana writer Matt Dellinger spoke with WFIU's Ben Skirvin about his new book and about the history of the I-69 project.

September 16, 2010

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4th Dist. Candidate Sanders Vows To Donate Part Of Pay Hikes

A candidate for Congress is pledging to not accept salary increases that go against the spirit of the U.S. Constitution.

September 16, 2010

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FBI Report Notes Increase in Bloomington’s Crime Rate

An FBI report released recently reveals an overall crime rate increase of 24% in Bloomington

September 17, 2010

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Protesters Meet Loggers at Yellowwood Forest Timber Sale

Citizens opposed to logging on public land are hoping to educate people on what they say is happening to the state’s forests.

September 17, 2010

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Indiana Statehouse

Gov. Daniels Appoints Steven David to IN Supreme Court

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has announced who he’s chosen as the state’s next Supreme Court judge...

September 17, 2010

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Lotus Festival Brings Business to Monroe County

Bloomington business owners are counting on Lotus Fest to stimulate the economy.

September 20, 2010

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ISU Campus

Increased Enrollment Means More Money for ISU

Indiana State University's enrollment record means more revenue is coming into the University.

September 20, 2010

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Study: African-American Suspendees Greatly Outnumber White Peers

An IU researcher says African-American middle-school students are being suspended at an alarming rate, especially in large urban areas.

September 20, 2010

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Ball State Task Force to Study Internet-Education Interaction

Ball State University has put together a task force of faculty members, students and a dean to look at how the internet is changing higher education.

September 20, 2010

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Clarian Health, Morgan County Hospital Officials Mull Merger

Clarian Health System has begun discussions about a possible merger with Morgan County Hospital and Medical Center.

September 20, 2010

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West Third Construction Delayed

Construction on West Third in Bloomington is going to be delayed by about seven months.

September 21, 2010

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Columbus Hospital

Columbus Regional Hospital Sues FEMA

Columbus Regional Hospital officials are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an attempt to recoup costs associated with flooding in 2008.

September 21, 2010

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White River Township and Greenwood Consider Merger

There's an ongoing dispute about whether White River Township and the City of Greenwood should merge.

September 21, 2010

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Efforts are Underway for Child Advocacy Center

Efforts are underway to create a new resource center that helps ensure the most reliable and credible information comes from child sex abuse victims.

September 22, 2010

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Federal Highway Administration Extends I-69 Comment Period

The Federal Highway Administration has instructed the Indiana Department of Transportation to allow more time to comment on construction of a portion of I-69.

September 22, 2010

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Alleged Indianapolis Autodialer Singled Out For Lawsuit

The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed suit against a single Indianapolis resident who’s accused of breaking the state’s Do Not Call law.

September 22, 2010

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Fall Begins With Record Temperatures

It's the first day of fall, but the temperature in Bloomington still makes it feel like summer.

September 22, 2010

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Attendance Drops at This Year’s Lotus Festival

Paid attendance was down at this year's Lotus Festival.

September 22, 2010

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Bed Bugs Reported on IU Bloomington Campus

Officials are reporting that bed bugs have been found at the Herman B Wells Library on IU’s campus.

September 23, 2010

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State Under Fire Weather Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for Thursday that affects much of Indiana.

September 23, 2010

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Brown County Town Continues to Wait for Flood Buyout

In parts of Brown County, residents waited more than two years for government agencies to free up money to buy out damaged properties.

September 23, 2010

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Group Hosts Health Care Information Session

A student group held a conference to educate local residents about a provision in the health care law that went into effect on Thursday, Sept 23.

September 25, 2010

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Drought Sparking Field Fires with No Relief in Sight

Warm temperatures, brisk winds and lack of rain are creating dangerous fire conditions, especially for farmers.

September 27, 2010

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Mixed Feeling about City Employee Raises in Columbus

City employees in Columbus will receive a 2% raise.

September 27, 2010

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Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise

Police say prescription drug abuse in Indiana is increasing. The State Police Post held an unused prescription collection Saturday.

September 27, 2010

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Bloomington Post Office

Post Office to Relocate to South Walnut

Bloomington's downtown post office is relocating to South Walnut Street.

September 27, 2010

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3rd and 4th District County Council Candidates Debate Issues

The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate's forum on Thursday for those running for the 3rd and 4th district Monroe County Council seats.

September 27, 2010

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Mixed Use Development Coming to Downtown Indy

A $150-million mixed use development project is being planned for downtown Indianapolis.

September 27, 2010

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Ivy Tech Denied Money for Expansion

A state budget committee has denied Ivy Tech's request for funding for a $20-million expansion project.

September 27, 2010

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2011 EPA Regulations Prep Cummins New Engine

New regulations have a global engine maker in Bartholomew County gearing up for some big changes.

September 27, 2010

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Hoosiers Can Use Phones to Register to Vote

Hoosiers can now register to vote using their cell phones.

September 28, 2010

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McRobbie Delivers State of University Address

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and the State of the University Address.

September 28, 2010

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House Candidate Plans To Live On Unemployment Salary

Paul Roales wants to call attention to the state's unemployment fund by living on $390 a week.

September 28, 2010

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New Census Figures Show Local Effects of Recession

The New Census report covers a number of economic indicators from unemployment to health insurance statistics.

September 29, 2010

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Monroe County School Board Approves Improvement Plan

The Monroe County School Board has approved a $1.9 -million improvement plan for work on one elementary school.

September 30, 2010

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Reward Offered for Information of Vandalism at Bedford Cemetery

Acts of vandalism in a Bedford cemetery has community members repairing broken headstones.

September 30, 2010

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Wabash Valley Plant Closing

Thirty-nine people will lose their jobs when a Wabash Valley plant closes at the end of the year.

September 30, 2010

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Candidate Faces Questions about Voter Registration

Republican Secretary of State candidate Charlie White is facing questions about his voter registration.

September 30, 2010

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Legislator Wants to Change State Alcohol Laws

A state lawmaker is pledging to re-work the state's alcohol laws this legislative session.

September 30, 2010

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Columbus Nixes Planned Roundabouts

Columbus officials are incorporating resident's feedback and making changes to the city's thoroughfare plan.

September 30, 2010

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Fire Tower Back in Place in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest

It’s been absent for nearly a year, but now the Mason Ridge Fire Tower is back in place in the Morgan Monroe State Forest.

October 1, 2010

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IU Trustees Discuss Integration with Clarion Health Systems

IU is working through the processes to integrate with Clarion Health Systems.

October 1, 2010

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Indiana Statehouse

State Supreme Court Justice Steps Down

State Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm was celebrated Thursday during a retirement ceremony.

October 1, 2010

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IU Examines Financial Aid Distribution

Indiana University is looking at ways to provide more options to students who need financial aid.

October 1, 2010

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IU Officials Point to Rocky Predictions for the Future

Budget officials say, while the school is currently financially sound, increasing cost and a poor economy could mean IU is heading for rough times.

October 1, 2010

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IU Football Begins Big Ten Play In Front of Sold Out Stadium

The IU football team opens conference play with a 3-0 record for the third time in the last four seasons as IU preps for the home game with Michigan.

October 1, 2010

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Terre Haute City Council Votes Against Firefighter Raises

The Terre Haute City Council voted Thursday to not give raises to the city’s 89 “rank and file” fire fighters.

October 4, 2010

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State Troopers Work to Enforce Stop Arm Law

Police in Vigo County are looking out for drivers who violate Indiana's Stop Arm law.

October 4, 2010

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Whooping Cough Cases Increasing in Indiana

Reported cases of whooping cough are reaching the highest levels in nearly half a century.

October 4, 2010

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Early Voting Begins In Monroe County

Monroe County Democratic Party Chairman Rick Dietz is pushing for longer polling hours in advance of November's election.

October 4, 2010

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Greensburg Soup Kitchen Moves to New Building

The Greensburg Community Bread of Life Soup Kitchen has begun serving patrons at its new building.

October 4, 2010

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Indiana Shrimp Farm Makes for Sustainable Business

There are only four shrimp farms in Indiana and one in Martin Co. shows how they make aquaculture a sustainable business.

October 5, 2010

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Kokomo Sees Increase in Innkeeper’s Tax

Kokomo sees an increase in the city's innkeeper's tax.

October 5, 2010

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Officials Discuss Convention Center Expansion – UPDATE: Canceled

The public gets an opportunity Tuesday night to discuss plans to expand the Monroe County Convention Center.

October 5, 2010

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DNR Plans “Goose Reductions”

The DNR is conducting a "goose reduction" after receiving a number of complaints about the birds.

October 5, 2010

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Ivy Tech President Takes Part in Community College Summit

Private funding from the likes of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will help bolster institutions like Ivy Tech Community College over the next decade.

October 5, 2010

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Almost All Indiana Counties Now Under Burn Ban

Sixty-five counties in Indiana are now under burn bans.

October 5, 2010

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Governor Announces Termination of IURC Chairman

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced today the termination of Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Chairman David Lott Hardy, effective immediately.

October 5, 2010

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IU Master Plan Includes New Dorms and Community Places

New additions will be made to IU that will give the campus a new 21st century look.

October 6, 2010

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Tasus hopes for Tax Abatement to Expand

Monroe County Council members are considering a tax abatement for Tasus Corporation.

October 6, 2010

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Car-Deer Accidents

Number of Car Versus Deer Crashes Down, But Spike Imminent

State transportation officials say the number of car-deer crashes is down from a year ago, but the number is expected to spike soon.

October 6, 2010

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Local Developer Blackwell Agrees to Recievership

The group faces as many a eight separate court actions ranging from foreclosures to contract disagreements

October 6, 2010

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Coats and Ellsworth Discuss Environment And Energy

You can stream the podcast live, or download it from the link below.

October 6, 2010

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Armored Truck Loses Bricks of Money

An armored truck dropped a couple bricks of money Wednesday morning in Downtown Indianapolis.

October 6, 2010

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Coats And Ellsworth Discuss Iraq And Afganistan

You can download the podcast from the link below, or stream it live.

October 6, 2010

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Election Could Shift Power In Statehouse

You can download the podcast from the link below, or stream it live.

October 6, 2010

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Senate Candidates Facing A Tough Economy And Job Market

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October 6, 2010

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IU’s Annual Energy Challenge Held in Fall for the First Time Ever

IU Energy Challenge kicks off today in front of the Sample Gates.

October 6, 2010

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Hoosier Wins Nobel Prize

For a second straight year, a Hoosier has won a Nobel Prize.

October 6, 2010

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Grocery Distributor To Locate In Bloomington

Governor Mitch Daniels joined Bloomington officials to announce a hundred more jobs to Bloomington's west side.

October 6, 2010

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League of Women Voters

League Of Women Voters Forum Supportive Of Upcoming Referendum

Few opposition voices were in attendance at last night's League of Women Voters discussion of Public Question number two.

October 7, 2010

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Daniels Still Not Talking About Possible Presidential Run

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels still isn't saying whether he plans to run for President.

October 7, 2010

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BMV Commissioner Arrested For Public Indecency

The head of the State Bureau of Motor Vehicles is being accused of public indecency.

October 7, 2010

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Flu Season Begins In Indiana

October marks the start of flu season in Indiana.

October 7, 2010

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Brown County Indiana

More Brown County Residents Paying Back Taxes

The number of properties slated to go on the auction block in Brown County next week has been reduced by nearly two-thirds.

October 7, 2010

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Burn Ban Strictly Enforced, Though Fire Burns Brown County Land

Department of Natural Resources teams are watching state forests in an effort to stop fires before they start.

October 7, 2010

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Report: IU and Purdue Are Efficient Educators, But Could Improve

A report commissioned shows Indiana and Purdue University are using their resources efficiently, but asks them to do even more.

October 7, 2010

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Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong

Mayors Oppose Tax Cap Referendum But Admit Fight Likely Is Lost

Columbus’s Fred Armstrong says next month’s property tax cap referendum could hamstring future governments. But one lawmaker says there's no better plan.

October 7, 2010

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LWV Forum

Monroe County Area Politicians Publicly Oppose Tax Cap Amendment

Three local politicians used last nights League of Women Voters forum to voice their opposition to a proposed amendment to the Indiana State Constitution.

October 8, 2010

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Governor Daniels Calls Miller Case a “Sad Situation”

Indiana will have a new BMV commissioner after Andy Miller resigned following his arrest for public indecency.

October 8, 2010

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October Marks Start of Flu Season

October marks the start of flu season in Indiana and health officials say while H1N1 may not be an issue, the flu still is.

October 8, 2010

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Police Say Teacher Driving Vehicle that Killed New Castle Student

One student was killed and another was injured while walking to school Thursday. Police say a teacher was driving the car.

October 8, 2010

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Convention Center Expansion Could Require New Revenue

Convention center officials hope to acquire the 2 plots of land at a cost of about $5.3-million.

October 8, 2010

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Commissioners Approve Convention Center Land Purchase

A unanimous vote by the Monroe County Commissioners has authorized use of the county’s innkeeper’s tax to purchase land for an expanded convention center.

October 8, 2010

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KKK Publication Appears in Martinsville; Officials Can Do Little

A Ku Klux Klan publication titled The Crusader has recently appeared on the doorsteps of some Martinsville residents.

October 8, 2010

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MCCSC Officials Won’t Change Policies After New Castle Death

Despite the recent death of a student in New Castle, the Monroe County School Corporation is not making any changes to its transportation policies.

October 8, 2010

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Panel Discusses Rise In Young Suicides

The recent high profile suicides of young people have prompted community members to call for action to prevent these deaths.

October 11, 2010

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IU Researcher Receives $2 Million Grant To Study Mutations

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences granted more than $2 million to Indiana University researcher Joseph Shaw.

October 11, 2010

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McRobbie Takes Citizenship Oath

IU President Michael McRobbie takes the citizenship oath on his 60th birthday.

October 11, 2010

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Greenwood Phone Bank to Close, Cutting 260 Jobs

260 people will lose their jobs when a Greenwood phone bank closes later this year.

October 11, 2010

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Bloomington’s Jackson Creek Trail Opens Ahead of Schedule

Jackson Creek Trail, on Bloomington’s south side, is open after just three months of construction.

October 11, 2010

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Terre Haute Shelter Lays Off Workers To Keep Operating

The Crossroad Connection shelter in Terre Haute is cutting staff so it can keep its doors open.

October 11, 2010

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Voters, Lobbyists Prepare For Property Tax Referendum

Voters have a rare chance to change Indiana's constitution this Election Day -- but some groups say it's better left alone.

October 12, 2010

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Council Prepares to Take Last Vote on Budget

Monroe County Council members are getting ready for the last step in finalizing the 2011 county budget.

October 12, 2010

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Senate Candidates Participate in IUPUI Debate

Democrat Brad Ellsworth, Republican Dan Coates, and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris participated in their first debate Monday on the IUPUI campus.

October 12, 2010

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Bloomington Community Orchard Becoming A Reality

Bloomington’s Community Orchard is becoming a reality. Dozens of volunteers gathered this weekend for the first tree planting day.

October 12, 2010

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Local Company Has Ties To Mining Rescue In Chile

A Bloomington company has ties to the mining rescue underway in Chile.

October 12, 2010

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Panel Discusses Hoosier Education Crises

Education panel discusses concerns in the Indiana on K-12 education.

October 12, 2010

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Monroe County Approves Budget, Inspite of Dissenting Vote

County budget passes and headed to state for final review and approval.

October 12, 2010

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Monroe County Council Shows Support and Endorses Referendum

Some citizens unhappy about endorsement... calling the move a conflict of interest.

October 13, 2010

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Council Members Pass Tax abatement, Convention Center Fund

County Council members have completed the last legislative step needed for convention center.

October 13, 2010

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Judge Considers Griffin’s Change of Venue

Attorneys representing the man accused of murdering Indiana University professor Don Belton are seeking a change of venue.

October 13, 2010

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Bloomington Officials Support Referendum

Bloomington and Monroe County Officials are joining in their support of the Monroe County Community Schools Referendum.

October 13, 2010

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Brown County Council To Consider Dog Chaining Ordinance

The Brown County Animal Control Commission is proposing an ordinance restricting the amount of time a pet can be chained outside.

October 13, 2010

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Greensburg Schools Educate Community About Bullying

Greensburg School Officials are in the process of re-training teachers and implementing new classes relating to teen suicide and bullying.

October 14, 2010

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Cyclists Hit on IND 446

One cyclist is still recovering at the hospital after being hit Wednesday on IND 446.

October 14, 2010

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ISU Campus

ISU Giving Raises to Faculty and Staff

Indiana State University is giving raises to its faculty and staff.

October 14, 2010

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Brown County Indiana

Brown County Holds First Tax Sale in Eight Years

About 215-parcels heading for the auction block after years of property tax woes.

October 14, 2010

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Low Bids Could Mean Acceleration of Terre Haute CSO Project

Terre Haute’s mayor says the recession may be accelerating planning and construction of the city’s planned combined sewer overflow system.

October 14, 2010

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300,000 Involved in 2009 Car Crashes, But Numbers Still Down

Numbers released Thursday by Indiana University’s Center for Criminal Justice Research show the number of car crashes in the Hoosier State was down in 2009.

October 14, 2010

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Fairview Elementary School Officially Dedicated

A Bloomington Elementary school that opened a new building at the beginning of the school year was officially dedicated today.

October 14, 2010

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Drought Leaving Some Indiana Homes Without Water

Drought conditions are leaving some Indiana homes without water.

October 15, 2010

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Despite Accident Cutters Plan to Race

The Cutter Cycling Team plans to make a run for another IU Little 500 title despite a recent accident.

October 15, 2010

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Health Bill Lawsuit to Continue, Inspite of Some Dismissals

Officials with the Attorney General's office say they are unconcerned about the dismissal of several provisions of a health care reform lawsuit.

October 16, 2010

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Renowned Opera Singer Angela Brown Donates Recordings to IU

A renowned Opera singer donated her personal recordings collection, as she prepares for a weekend filled with enthusiasm.

October 18, 2010

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Supreme Court Justice to Be Sworn in at Statehouse Ceremony

Former military lawyer and Boone County trial court judge to replace outgoing Justice Boehm

October 18, 2010

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Symposium addresses growing need to teach Spanish

There is a growing need to for educators teaching the field of Linguistics according to one of the organizers of the 2010 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium.

October 18, 2010

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David Sworn-In on Indiana Supreme Court

Judge Steve David was sworn-in Monday, becoming the newest member on the State Supreme Court.

October 18, 2010

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Postal Service Considering Lafayette/Kokomo Consolidation

The US Postal Service is considering consolidating its Lafayette and Kokomo facilities.

October 18, 2010

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Bennett Proposes New Education Model

Tony Bennett is holding forums with parent teacher associations around the state to talk about a new educational growth model.

October 18, 2010

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GE Announces $93 Milllion Investment in Bloomington

General Electric plans to invest $93 million in its Bloomington facility.

October 18, 2010

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9th District Candidates Hold Final Debate in Bloomington

Candidates in Indiana’s 9th District Congressional race sparred over Social Security and tax hikes during their final debate Monday evening.

October 19, 2010

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Candidates Canvas Indiana Prior to Mid-Term Elections

With election day just two weeks away, Republicans and Democrats are canvassing the state trying to gain voter support.

October 19, 2010

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Women Take Class to Learn Firearm Safety

A firearms familiarization course teaches women how to defend themselves with firearms.

October 19, 2010

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Drought Affecting Indiana Pumpkin Supply

Freeman Farms in Bloomington had to bring their pumpkins in from out of town this season due to the dry weather.

October 19, 2010

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Brown Co. Lawmakers Debate Dog Ordinance

The new proposal suggests dogs should only be chained outside for up to 12 hours, and shouldn’t be outside between 10pm and 4am unless the owner is at work.

October 19, 2010

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Terre Haute NAACP Reorganizing

Terre Haute’s local NAACP office is reorganizing its leadership and electing new officers.

October 19, 2010

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Informatics Professor Shows Link Between Tweets and Stocks

An Indiana University researcher has found it may be possible to predict the ups and downs of the stock market based on what Twitter users are saying.

October 19, 2010

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State Road 44 Closed On Johnson/Shelby Line

State Route 44 is closing at the Johnson/Shelby County line for the next three weeks.

October 20, 2010

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Kruzan Lauds Morale Boost of GE Announcement

Bloomington’s mayor says an announcement of $93 million more in investment for the city’s General Electric plant does more than just boost the city’s economy.

October 20, 2010

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Indiana Health Clinics Receive Federal Grant Money

Indiana has received $16 million to construct and renovate community health centers.

October 20, 2010

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Bloomington Named Among Best Performing Cities

A new report ranks Bloomington 16th in the nation based on job growth, wages and technology.

October 20, 2010

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Soldiers Arrive Back Home after Agribusiness Mission

Members of the Indiana National Guard were in Afghanistan to pass on effective farming techniques.

October 20, 2010

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State Supreme Court Limits Attorney Solicitation

For Indiana lawyers, “ambulance-chasing” will soon be a thing of the past.

October 21, 2010

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Fire Warning Continues in Much of Indiana

Most of Central and Southern Indiana continues to be under a “Red Flag Warning” for fire risk.

October 21, 2010

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Western Governor’s University Sees ‘Tremendous’ Growth

Western Governor's University is experiencing tremendous growth just months after being established.

October 21, 2010

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ISP Begins Stealth Program

Indiana State Police are beginning to patrol roads and highways in vehicles other than standard cruisers.

October 21, 2010

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Coats Says Tea Party Will Help His Campaign

Despite a reduction in the momentum the Tea Party has created nationally, Hoosier candidates say the group’s supporters are making an impact on their campaigns.

October 21, 2010

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IBRC Report Predicts No Indiana Recovery Before 2012

Projections from the Indiana Business Research Center suggest Hoosiers shouldn’t expect a recovery from the recession for at least 12 to 18 months.

October 22, 2010

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Nashville Council Approves TIF Ordinance

Nashville's Town Council voted Thursday to establish a redevelopment commission.

October 22, 2010

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IU Offers HIV Testing

IU is trying to raise awareness of sexually transmitted diseases by offering free HIV testing.

October 22, 2010

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IPFW Hosts Second Indiana Senate Debate Tonight

The candidates running for Indiana's open U.S. Senate seat will meet again tonight for their second major debate.

October 22, 2010

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Williams Covered Bridge Closed to Traffic

In a city of about 200 people, the Williams community is forced to say goodbye to a historical landmark.

October 22, 2010

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Task Force Proposes Sharpshooters to Control Deer Population

Contraceptives and sharpshooters were two solutions proposed at a meeting of the city's Deer Task Force Thursday.

October 25, 2010

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IU-Kokomo Inaugurates New Chancellor

Indiana University’s Kokomo campus has officially inaugurated its new chancellor.

October 25, 2010

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State Prisons Get Low Grade For Care of Pregnant Inmates

A new survey says many states are lacking when it comes to dealing with pregnant prison inmates, including Indiana.

October 25, 2010

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Terre Haute’s Union Hospital Makes Best Workplaces List

According to Modern Healthcare magazine, Terre Haute’s Union Hospital provides one of the country’s best work environments for its employees.

October 25, 2010

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State Cracks Down on Foreclosure Protection Claims

27 lawsuits have been filed against 10 consulting companies who claim their services are 100% guaranteed.

October 25, 2010

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Cummins Officials Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

Officials with Columbus-based Cummins say they favor new fuel efficiency standards being proposed by the Obama Administration.

October 25, 2010

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Hill Visits IU Campus to Earn Student Vote

Democratic candidate Baron Hill stopped in Bloomington to make a short speech on Indiana University’s campus.

October 25, 2010

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Rokita Campaigns in Ellettsville

Indiana’s 4th Congressional District candidate Todd Rokita was in Ellettsville today to campaign and meet voters.

October 26, 2010

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Indiana Faces Severe Weather

Nearly all of Indiana faces a moderate risk for severe weather this morning with high winds being the main threat.

October 26, 2010

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US Senate Candidates Participate in Third Debate

The three candidates for US Senate met Monday night in Vincennes for their third and final debate.

October 26, 2010

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IU Cancels Health Assessment Survey

Indiana University employees don’t have to complete a health assessment survey to qualify for a reduction in their health insurance costs.

October 26, 2010

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Cummins to Buy Bank Building, Create 350 Jobs by 2012

The footprint of Cummins engine company in downtown Columbus is about to expand once more. A Tuesday announcement promised 350 new jobs within 18 months.

October 26, 2010

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School Board Passes Budget Resolution; Discusses Referendum

MCCSC School Board and Administrators say they are confident going into Election Day despite an increase in opposition to a school funding referendum

October 27, 2010

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Oldest Known Matter From Solar System At Mathers Museum

The oldest known piece of matter from the solar system can be found closer than you think.

October 27, 2010

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Breast Cancer Advocacy Group Targeting Eli Lilly

A breast cancer advocacy group is targeting Indiana’s largest pharmaceutical company.

October 27, 2010

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Omnisource Indited By Grand Jury

A Marion County grand jury has returned an eight-count indictment against Omnisource.

October 27, 2010

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Delphi Investing $28 Million In Kokomo Facility

Delphi Electronics and Safety announced plans to invest more than $28 million in a new research facility and equipment in Kokomo.

October 28, 2010

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Indiana Faculty to be Featured on Big Ten Network

Two science professors are to be the first in a series of IU lecturers appearing on the program

October 28, 2010

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Indiana Scores Poorly in Study of Pregnant Women in Prison

The Hoosier state receives a D- on the national survey of the treatment of incarcerated pregnant women.

October 28, 2010

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Voter Turnout Expected To Be Lower Than 2008

What will the turnout be for next week‘s election?

October 28, 2010

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Senate Candidates Offer Thoughts During Issues Forum

The candidates hoping to win Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat appeared together for one of the last times before next week’s election on Thursday.

October 28, 2010

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Mellencamp Ready to Open “No Better Than This” Tour at IU

John Mellencamp will open up his "No Better Than This" tour at the Indiana University Auditorium Friday night.

October 29, 2010

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IU Improves Sustainability Ratings, But Dismisses Report

Indiana University sustainability officials say a recent report comparing campus environmental should not be viewed as a comprehensive study.

October 29, 2010

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Terre Haute Bypass Halfway Complete

The first half of a new bypass around the southwest side of Terre Haute has opened to traffic.

October 29, 2010

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US Senate Candidates Discuss Issues Days Before Election

The candidates hoping to win Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat appeared together once again for one of the last times before next week’s election.

October 29, 2010

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Some Bartholomew County Early Voters Can Now Recast Vote

Last minutes changes among the candidates means changes to the ballot.

October 29, 2010

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Haunted House Inspections Prove Yearly Fright to Owners

State officials make sure there’s a big difference between feeling scared and actually being in danger.

November 1, 2010

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Still No Shots For Thousands of Vigo County Students

Almost 4,000 students in grades 6-12 remain unvaccinated in the Vigo County School Corporation, despite new state regulations.

November 1, 2010

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Purdue Economist: Little Change From Constitutional Tax Caps

A Purdue University professor says making property tax caps part of the state constitution won’t change much for the average Hoosier household.

November 1, 2010

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Too Much Halloween Candy? Indy Dentist To Buy It Back

Now that this year's trick-or-treating is complete, an Indianapolis dental practice has a new alternative for the collected candy.

November 1, 2010

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Asian Students Attacked on IU Campus

IU Police say a group of African Americans attacked a group of Asian students Sunday, on IU's campus.

November 1, 2010

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Voters Reminded to Bring Photo ID to Cast Ballot Tuesday

For people who vote on Election Day, Indiana law requires residents to present a photo ID before casting a ballot.

November 2, 2010

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Haunted Houses Undergo Safety Inspections

Every year the State Fire Marshall’s Office inspects haunted houses to make sure any frightening is done safely.

November 2, 2010

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Polls Closed, Live Election Coverage On WTIU/WFIU

After months of campaigning, election day is here. Polls are set to close across the area within the next five minutes.

November 2, 2010

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Greg Knott Continues to Campaign on Election Day

Greg Knott spent election day visiting polling locations trying to drum up last-minute support for his campaign.

November 2, 2010

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Todd Young At KRC Catering For Campaign Party

Todd Young has arrived at his campaign party, hosted this evening at KRC Catering in downtown Bloomington.

November 2, 2010

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Dan Coats Projected As Indiana Senate Winner

The man who stepped down and allowed Evan Bayh to enter the US Senate will take his successor's place.

November 2, 2010

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Dan Coats Declares Victory

Republican Dan Coats is heading back to Washington.

November 2, 2010

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Young Declares Victory In 9th District Race

Young battled democrat Baron Hill and libertarian Greg Knott for the Indiana 9th Congressional district.

November 2, 2010

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Waterman Wins IN Senate District 39

John Waterman (R) has defeated opponent Steven Thais (D) for the Indiana Senate District 39.

November 2, 2010

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Coats Promises Help For Economy In Victory Speech

Dan Coats delivered his victory speech moments ago in Indianapolis.

November 2, 2010

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Robbins Wins Monroe County Clerk Office

Democrat Linda Robbins has defeated Republican Candi Haley in the race for Monroe County Clerk.

November 2, 2010

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Monroe County Prosecutor Gaal Wins Re-election

Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney, Democrat Chris Gaal was re-elected this evening.

November 2, 2010

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Rokita Trounces Sanders In 4th District Race

Current Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita defeated his opponent, Democrat David Sanders.

November 3, 2010

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Todd Young Wins Indiana 9th Congressional District

Indiana’s 9th District race came down to one question, in the end: Whose poll numbers do you believe?

November 3, 2010

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Bucshon Wins Indiana 8th Congressional District

Indiana’s eighth congressional district is contributing a new Republican congressman to the GOP’s new House majority in Washington.

November 3, 2010

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Monroe County Democrats Buck Statewide Trend, Keep Seats

In a year in which Republicans retook control of the Indiana House, two Monroe County Democrats managed to keep their seats.

November 3, 2010

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Monroe County School Funding Referendum Passes

About 60-percent of Monroe County voters came out in support of the measure which allows the MCCSC School Board to increase property taxes to cover budget cuts.

November 3, 2010

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Fielder Wins Recorder, But Worries About Clerk Replacement

Monroe County Clerk Jim Fielder will take a new title January first: county recorder.

November 3, 2010

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Voter Turnout Suprisingly High In Monroe County

Voter turnout for this year’s midterm election was surprisingly high in Monroe County.

November 3, 2010

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Armstrong Touts Success of Asia Trade Mission

Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong has returned from a business trip to Asia, where he said the economic outlook is optimistic.

November 4, 2010

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Indiana Democrats Struggled to Hold Seats

Baron Hill, one of three Indiana Democrats who struggled to hold onto politically marginal house districts this year.

November 4, 2010

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Referendum Passes, School Officials Cautiously Optimistic

Plans for the future are already being put into place after the MCCSC referendum passed.

November 4, 2010

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Isolated Incident Leads to Campus Discussion

Representatives of IU’s Asian-American Association say alleged hate crimes on the IU campus last weekend are an isolated incident.

November 5, 2010

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Bauer Wishes Governor Luck, Almost Feels Lucky Himself

As South Bend State Representative Pat Bauer transitions from House Speaker to House Minority Leader, he is wishing the governor luck.

November 7, 2010

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Economic Outlook Weak for 2011

Indiana’s unemployment rate is high and experts say the 2011 year may not offer any relief.

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