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Indiana has lowest unemployment rate since 2008

April 18, 2014

Private sector jobs added in the month of March moved Indiana’s unemployment rate below six percent for the first time in nearly six years.  The state’s unemployment rate has dropped two percent in the last year, falling to 5.9 percent last month.  The unemployment rate is at its lowest since July of 2008. The private... More »

Education Roundtable to vote on new academic standards on Monday

April 18, 2014

Indiana’s Education Roundtable panel will vote Monday on proposed academic standards to replace the Common Core in Indiana.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, it will be the last chance to make changes to the standards before the State Board of Education votes on them at the end of the month. Today, a State Board... More »

New state campaign aims to stop alcohol access for teenagers

April 17, 2014

Indiana liquor stores and alcohol distributors are partnering with the state on a new campaign to combat underage drinking.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the new effort is called “We Don’t Serve Teens.” More »

Muncie State of City address highlights development, calculates cost of winter

April 17, 2014

Now that Muncie has weathered a frigid and prolonged winter, Muncie’s mayor says he sees good things ahead for the state of the city.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

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