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Indiana House Democrats and Republicans continue stalemate

by IPR News

February 28, 2011

With no movement from either side in the Indiana House, Democrats remain in Illinois and the House remains without a quorum.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Continuted Stalemate More »

Danny Glover joins Statehouse protests

by IPR News

February 28, 2011

Pro-labor activists continue to rally at the Indiana Statehouse this week.  Today they were joined by actor Danny Glover. Danny Glover on Protests Glover says he expects protests like the ones happening in Indiana and Wisconsin to spread all over the country.  In recent years, the actor has rallied with workers’ rights activists in many... More »

Muncie ARF flooded in storms

by IPR News

February 28, 2011

Muncie’s Animal Rescue Fund has sent more than one hundred animals to temporary homes today after the shelter flooded in last night’s storms.  ARF founder Terri Panszi says the low-lying Riggin Road facility took on about five feet of water.  Panszi says all the animals – including sixty cats, seventy dogs, and Chet the Pig... More »

Unions protest all week at Indiana Statehouse

by IPR News

February 25, 2011

Pro-union activists have spent much of the last week at the Indiana Statehouse protesting several pieces of legislation.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports.  A LISTENER NOTE:  There is sensitive language within this story. Smith — Union Protests More »

Schools worried about many snow days

by IPR News

February 25, 2011

With lots of ice and snow closing schools this winter, Hoosier school corporations are wondering how to make up so many snow days.   State law requires Indiana students to complete 180 days of instruction each school year.  The state Department of Education can grant waivers to individual districts, but spokeswoman Lauren Auld says the state... More »

State Police Report Several Accidents on Today’s Slick Roads

by IPR News

February 25, 2011

From the Indiana State Police: This information pertains to the Pendleton District of the Indiana State Police, which includes Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties. Heavy snow has fallen particularly north of SR 32, that combined with strong winds have created white-out conditions reducing visibility to nearly zero in open areas.... More »

Indiana college students diversify learning

by IPR News

February 24, 2011

With area mayors travelling to places like China and Turkey to attract new businesses, Indiana is learning to compete in the global marketplace.  As the next generation of leaders, Indiana college students are also being urged to learn about diverse cultures and traditions.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — College Students Diversify Learning More »

Indiana House adjourns for the week

by IPR News

February 24, 2011

The Indiana House of Representatives will not have a floor session again until at least Monday… because House Democrats say they wouldn’t return Thursday or Friday.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — House Adjourns More »

House Democrats interview: Terri Austin

by IPR News

February 23, 2011

As many Indiana House Democrats caucus in Urbana, Illinois, three remain on the House floor in Indianapolis.  One is Terri Austin of Anderson.  Democratic House Minority Leader Patrick Bauer says the Democrats want eleven bills removed from the House agenda.  Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says he will not concede to the Democrat’s demands.  Representative... More »

House Democrats missing: Day 2

by IPR News

February 23, 2011

It is the second full day of recess for the Indiana House of Representatives… and House Democrats now say they will not return to the Statehouse on Wednesday.  Without the Democrats, the House cannot reach a quorum and conduct any business.  Dozens of the House lawmakers are attending a closed-door caucus at a hotel in... More »

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