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National Coming Out Day: Talking about gay bullying

by IPR News

October 11, 2010

Today marks National Coming Out Day.  Since 1987, gay and lesbian Americans and their supporters have come together to show the world who they are.  This year, headlines of gay teens being bullied by classmates fill the news around the day dedicated to equality.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — National Coming Out Day More »

U.S. Senate Series — Rebecca Sink-Burris

by IPR News

October 8, 2010

Voters in Indiana’s general election on November 2nd will have three choices for their next U.S. Senator — Republican Dan Coats, Democrat Brad Ellsworth, and Libertarian Rebecca Sink-Burris.  Sink-Burris isn’t a stranger to an Indiana ballot.  She ran as the libertarian candidate for Secretary of State in 2002.  And beginning Monday, she will share the... More »

Muncie health center awarded large federal grant

by IPR News

October 8, 2010

Muncie’s Open Door Health Services has been awarded a $6 million federal grant.  The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding money to about 150 community health centers nationwide.  Director Kathleen Sebelius says the money will support major construction and renovation projects.  According to HHS figures, community health centers serve 19 million patients across... More »

Governor Daniels on BMV commissioner’s arrest

by IPR News

October 7, 2010

Indiana will have a new commissioner in charge of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Andy Miller has resigned, effective immediately, after his arrest yesterday.  Governor Mitch Daniels calls it a sad situation.  He says he has been traveling and doesn’t know many details. Daniels on Miller Arrest BMV Chief of Staff R. Scott Waddell will... More »

Property Tax Constitutional Amendment on November election ballot

by IPR News

October 7, 2010

A statewide telephone poll shows most Indiana voters favor putting property tax caps into Indiana’s constitution.  While 62 percent of those polled say they favor the amendment, all voters will get their chance to say yes or no to ballot question on November 2nd.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports. Holland — Property Tax Referendum... More »

Magna Powertrain expands in Delaware County

by IPR News

October 7, 2010

An international auto parts maker already located in Muncie plans to expand its operations and create 50 new jobs in Delaware County.  Today, Magna Powertrain announced it will lease the 100,000 square foot Shell Building on West Fuson Road.  Company officials say they will add two transmission components assembly lines… adding about 50 jobs.  Magna Powertrain is... More »

US Senate Series — The Middle East

by IPR News

October 6, 2010

This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland is talking about today’s issues with U.S. Senate hopefuls Dan Coats and Brad Ellsworth.  In today’s final installment, the candidates share their views on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Holland — US Senate and the Middle East For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their... More »

Whooping cough cases hit record numbers

by IPR News

October 6, 2010

Indiana is seeing a record-high number of incidences of whooping cough.  More than four hundred cases of the illness have been reported so far this year – the highest number the state has seen since 1964.  Whooping cough – known formally as pertussis, is marked by fits of coughing, followed by a “whooping” sound or... More »

Dry Spell, Open-Burning Bans Continue

by IPR News

October 6, 2010

More Hoosier counties have declared open-burning bans. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says this (Wed.) morning 66 of the state’s 92 counties have such bans in effect. In the IPR listening area, community or county-wide bans can be found in these counties: Miami, Wabash, Howard, Grant, Blackford, Tipton, Madison, Delaware, Randolph, Hamilton, Marion, Hancock,... More »

US Senate Series: The Environment

by IPR News

October 5, 2010

This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland is talking about today’s issues with U.S. Senate hopefuls Brad Ellsworth and Dan Coats, ahead of the November 2nd election.  Today, the candidates share their views on an issue neither has focused on — the environment. Holland — US Senate and Environment Tomorrow, in the final story in... More »

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