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Coming up on Indiana Newsdesk:

The state is pumping millions of dollars into improving broadband access in rural areas. It’s an idea that has a lot of support, but making it happen won’t be easy. Coming up, rural broadband – the economic possibilities and a look at some of the potential hurdles.

Jail overcrowding is a statewide – even national problem. Ahead, a look at the fix one local county is considering.

And former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton served as vice chair of the 9/11 commission that investigated the September 11th attacks. Coming up, why he says the threat of global extremism is worse today than 17 years ago.

Those stories plus the latest news headlines from across the state right now on Indiana Newsdesk!

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September 14, 2018

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Buffering: Rural Hoosiers Without Internet Hope State Grants Will Help

$100 million in grant funding was dedicated as part of Governor Eric Holcomb's infrastructure plan.

September 14, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Rural Broadband, Lee Hamilton

The economic possibilities of rural broadband and the potential hurdles. How one county is dealing with jail overcrowding. And former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton on why the threat of global extremism is worse today than 17 years ago.

September 14, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Rural Broadband, Lee Hamilton

The economic possibilities of rural broadband and the potential hurdles. How one county is dealing with jail overcrowding. And former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton on why the threat of global extremism is worse today than 17 years ago.

September 14, 2018

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Inquire Indiana: What Is That Thing Behind Lowe's In Bloomington?

Our next question from our ‘Inquire Indiana’ segment comes from a viewer who wants to know more about a public art sculpture.

September 11, 2018

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Lee Hamilton: Global Extremism Threat Has Grown Since 9/11

A report written by a group of experts that included former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana says violent extremism has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks and poses a greater global threat today.

September 7, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Civil Forfeiture, Micro Scholarships

Part two of our series on civil forfeiture, the governor says the I-69 project will be finished ahead of schedule thanks to $600 million. Plus a new type of scholarship is inspiring students to think about the expense of college much sooner.

September 7, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Civil Forfeiture, Micro Scholarships

Part two of our series on civil forfeiture, the governor says the I-69 project will be finished ahead of schedule thanks to $600 million. Plus a new type of scholarship is inspiring students to think about the expense of college much sooner.

September 7, 2018

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How Micro-Scholarships Help Highschoolers Plan Early For College Financing

As the cost of higher education increases, a program lets high school students earn small scholarships with things like getting good grades, playing a sport, or visiting a college campus.

September 7, 2018

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Do Indiana's Civil Forfeiture Laws Violate The State Constitution?

Indiana police seized more than $3 million in cash and property during fiscal year 2017. But a Marion County court case challenges what happens to that money.

September 4, 2018

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State Announces $1B Infrastructure Investment, Moves Up I-69 Completion Date

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday the state will invest $1 billion in infrastructure projects, including speeding up construction of I-69 Section 6 by three years.

August 31, 2018

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Truck Driver Shortage, Jimmy Carter Home Blitz

Part one of our series on civil forfeitures. Plus, there’s a truck driver shortage. And former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are in Indiana to help build nearly two dozen Habitat for Humanity homes.

August 31, 2018

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Trucking Industry, Drivers Disagree On How To Address Shortage

Currently you can’t drive a semi-truck across state lines unless you’re at least 21. A bill backed by Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-Ind.) would lower that to 18.

August 31, 2018

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Tonight On 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Truck Driver Shortage, Jimmy Carter Home Blitz

Part one of our series on civil forfeitures. Plus, there’s a truck driver shortage. And former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are in Indiana to help build nearly two dozen Habitat for Humanity homes.

August 31, 2018

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Indiana Civil Forfeiture Case

Police seized Timbs' $42,000 Land Rover after he sold an undercover detective a few hundred dollars worth of heroin. Timbs says that violates the Eighth Amendment's Excessive Fines clause.

August 31, 2018

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True Star Of Franklin College Football Team Inspires From The Sidelines

Emry Himes, who has Down syndrome, is the newest member of the coaching staff. He's inspiring players to look beyond simply winning the game.

August 27, 2018

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David Letterman And Jimmy Carter Launch Habitat Project

Former President Jimmy Carter and comedian David Letterman have helped launch a Habitat for Humanity building blitz in northern Indiana.

August 24, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ International Students, Prostate Cancer

International student enrollment is declining. A new program at Purdue University is helping young scientists launch their own experiments. Plus, Indiana scientists are working on innovative ways to diagnose prostate cancer.

August 24, 2018

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New Purdue Program Provides Supplies For Zero Gravity Experimentation

Purdue University has launched a program that aims to help young scientists everywhere run their own experiments in zero gravity.

August 24, 2018

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IU And VA Study Aims To Develop Better Test For Prostate Cancer

Researchers are working to develop a more reliable, less invasive way to detect prostate cancer. And, you might be surprised to find out what they’ve come up with

August 24, 2018

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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ International Students, Prostate Cancer

International student enrollment is declining. A new program at Purdue University is helping young scientists launch their own experiments. Plus, Indiana scientists are working on innovative ways to diagnose prostate cancer.

August 24, 2018

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Tale Of Two Cities: Bike Share Programs Vary From Place To Place

Bloomington's new bike share is significantly different than Columbus' which started in 2016.

August 24, 2018

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Higher Ed Leaders Want To See International Enrollment Trend Reversed

Universities across the country are experiencing dips in the number of international students studying at their institutions.

August 17, 2018

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Truancy Court, Light Pollution

We take you to a school that’s using a truancy court to learn how they can help families get their kids to school. A visit to the forest to see how researchers are working to measure light pollution.

August 17, 2018

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Engineers Seek 'Dark Sky' Designation For Hoosier National Forest

In a bid to earn coveted International Dark Sky status, Indiana University engineers are putting high tech sensors in the Hoosier National Forest.

August 17, 2018

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Brown County Residents Rally Behind Campaign For New Skate Park

A student-led campaign to bring a new teen recreation park to Nashville, Indiana is nearly halfway to it's fundraising goal.

August 17, 2018

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More Indiana Schools Adopting Truancy Courts To Connect Families With Resources

An increasing number of Indiana school districts are turning to truancy courts to address issues with chronic absences. But, the focus isn’t on punishing students.

August 16, 2018

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Friday On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Truancy Court, Light Pollution

We take you to a school that’s using a truancy court to learn how they can help families get their kids to school. A visit to the forest to see how researchers are working to measure light pollution.

August 15, 2018

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Donnelly Meets With Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he’ll continue to review Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record and watch his confirmation hearing before he decides whether to back him.

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