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Homegrown Christmas trees delivered to Indiana Statehouse

by IPR News

December 13, 2010

Members of the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association delivered trees to the Statehouse today to be displayed in the rotunda and the offices of the governor and lieutenant governor.  All the live trees come from Hensler Nursery in Starke County.  Owner John Hensler says Indiana exports and wholesales many of its Christmas trees.  But every... More »

AFL-CIO wants Indiana senators to fight for unemployment benefits

by IPR News

December 9, 2010

The Indiana AFL-CIO workers’ union today urged Senators Dick Lugar and Evan Bayh to help Congress extend unemployment benefits to Hoosier workers.  Union president Nancy Guyott and others delivered a petition with more than 1,200 signatures to the senators’ downtown Indianapolis offices.  Guyott says the petition is an appeal for the 90,000 Hoosiers who will... More »

Indiana education roundtable sets legislative agenda

by IPR News

December 8, 2010

Top Indiana officials met today for an education roundtable that set the state’s education agenda for the upcoming legislative session.  Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and state schools superintendent Tony Bennett focused on school accountability, charter schools, and teacher pay. Bennett on School Accountability Indiana officials want all private universities to be able to create charter... More »

Ball State releases state 2011 economic forecast

by IPR News

December 8, 2010

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman was in Muncie today to hear Ball State University economists give a prediction of the 2011 state economy.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — BSU 2011 Forecast More »

Anderson police ask for help solving double murder

by IPR News

December 2, 2010

Police in Anderson are asking for the public’s help in solving the city’s first double murder in several years.  Detective Mitch Carroll says 24-year-old Keya Prince and 25-year-old Stephen Streeter were found murdered in their home on Monday.  Carroll says they had been shot sometime early Saturday.  Police are asking about information on Prince’s Ford... More »

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