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Indiana General Assembly passes state budget

by IPR News

April 30, 2011

The Indiana General Assembly passed a budget along with a flurry of other bills Friday, on the final day of the session.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Budget Passes More »

Several bills pass legislature and head to governor

by IPR News

April 29, 2011

Today is the last day of the legislative session for Indiana lawmakers and several bills are being given final approval before they are sent to be signed by Governor Mitch Daniels.  One bill headed to the governor would prohibit Indiana motorists from texting while driving.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Texting While... More »

Muncie Habitat for Humanity celebrates 25th anniversary

by IPR News

April 28, 2011

Thanks to Habitat for Humanity, every 40 minutes, someone around the world gets a new home.  This morning, local supporters, volunteers, and homeowners met together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Muncie Habitat chapter.  IPR’s Marcus Jackman reports. Jackman – Habitat’s 25th Anniversary More »

State files lawsuit against former Anderson schools employee over misused money

by IPR News

April 28, 2011

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed a civil lawsuit against a former Anderson Community Schools employee who the state says charged more than $11,000 in personal items to school credit cards.  Jo Ellen Cope is named as the defendant in a civil lawsuit filed yesterday in Madison County Circuit Court.  Cope is a former... More »

Indiana General Assembly changes so-called “Charlie White bailout bill”

by IPR News

April 28, 2011

Lawmakers have changed a provision that would have allowed the governor to appoint Charlie White’s replacement as Secretary of State.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Charlie White Bailout Changed More »

For a Child’s Sake: Reporting on child abuse

by IPR News

April 27, 2011

This month, IPR and The Star Press have focused on child abuse in our area.   Today, these reporters finish the series by talking about what reporting on child abuse is like and how the series has affected them.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann and Marcus Jackman are joined by The Star Press’s Lisa Nellessen-Lara, Keith Roysdon, and... More »

Taylor University remembers 2006 van accident

by IPR News

April 27, 2011

Taylor University Tuesday night marked the five year anniversary of a van accident that took the lives of five Taylor community members.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Taylor Memorial More »

For a Child’s Sake: Training future counselors

by IPR News

April 25, 2011

This month, IPR and other media outlets are focusing on the epidemic of child abuse.  College students training to become child or family counselors know they will hear stories of abuse on a regular basis.  Today, IPR’s Audrey Brown speaks with a graduate counseling student about what he’s experienced so far and the career ahead... More »

Indiana Senate passes state budget

by IPR News

April 21, 2011

After weeks of debate, the state Senate has passed its budget bill.  Bill sponsor Luke Kenley says the Senate stayed true to its goal of creating a budget that would not raise taxes or lead to deficit spending. Kenley on Budget Kenley says the budget tackles the rising cost of Medicaid in Indiana, and focuses... More »

For a Child’s Sake: Catholic churches educating children

by IPR News

April 20, 2011

This month, IPR and the Star Press are focusing on the epidemic of child abuse.  Today, we hear about a new program being implemented at Catholic churches in the area.  The educational campaign will be focused on teaching children themselves what’s okay and what’s not okay.  IPR’s Brian Eckstein reports. Eckstein — Church Safety Program... More »

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