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Indiana report says broadband internet availability can affect jobless rate

by IPR News

May 17, 2011

A report from the Indiana Business Research Center shows that some Hoosiers in rural areas are still without access to broadband internet.  Since 1999, the Federal Communications Commission has been monitoring broadband availability and usage in America.  Research analyst Rachel Justis says Indiana has made good progress in the last decade. Rachel Justis on Availability... More »

Huntington County Roads Open Again After Flooding

by IPR News

May 15, 2011

Heavy rains pelted Huntington county yesterday causing portions of U.S. 24 and a number of county roads to be closed due to flooding. As of 2:15 p.m. today (Sun.), the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department reports flood waters have receded from U.S. 24, and all county roads the agency checked were passable again. Some areas, however,... More »

Tornado Sirens Sound as Storms Pass Through Muncie

by IPR News

May 10, 2011

Severe thunderstorms produced golf-ball-sized hail for a brief period on Muncie’s northwest side, this (Tues.) afternoon as tornado warnings were issued for northern Madison and Delaware counties. The large hail did not last long and was outpopulated by smaller hailstones, then heavy rain. No tornadoes were reported. National Weather Service radar indicated a storm capable... More »

Ockomon cleared of sexual harassment charges by state commission

by IPR News

May 6, 2011

Anderson mayor Kris Ockomon announced today that claims against him of sexual harassment and retaliation have not been substantiated by a state investigation.  IPR’s Rick Sadlier reports. Sadlier — EEOC Closes Ockomon Case More »

Indiana American Water asks state for rate hike

by IPR News

May 6, 2011

Indiana American Water has asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission if the company can raise its rates for water service.  The company says the rate hike is needed because of rising expenses in water treatment, improvements to infrastructure, and increased company operating costs.  If approved, typical customers in the Muncie Water District would see a 21... More »

President Obama visits Indianapolis Allison Transmissions plant

by IPR News

May 6, 2011

In a visit to Indiana today, President Obama says the U.S. needs to continue investing in clean energy and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.  He made the comments while visiting the Allison Transmission plant in Indianapolis.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Obama Visits Allison Plant More »

BSU President Gora pictures the future of education

by IPR News

May 5, 2011

Ball State University has marketed that it is redefining education.  In the current economic climate, what does that mean?  As the university gets ready to graduate another class this weekend, IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann talks with Ball State President Jo Ann Gora about current trends and where education is heading. Wiechmann — Gora Education Interview More »

Governor signs education reform bills

by IPR News

May 5, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels this morning officially signed two parts of his education agenda into law.  One bill expands charter schools, and the other allows for school vouchers – which Daniels says will enable low-income families to send their students to private schools. Indianapolis parent Randy Duke spoke at the ceremony and thanked lawmakers for passing... More »

Trump will not drive pace car at Indy 500

by IPR News

May 5, 2011

After much outcry and a Facebook campaign against the choice, Donald Trump will not drive the pace car at this year’s 100th anniversary of the Indy 500.  Officials with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway made the announcement this afternoon.  Trump told speedway officials that he may be running for the President of the United States, and... More »

Mike Pence officially announces run for governor

by IPR News

May 5, 2011

Sixth District Congressman Mike Pence formally announced that he will run for Indiana governor in 2012.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Pence Announces Candidacy More »

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