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Legislators discuss salary caps for school superintendents

by IPR News

July 29, 2011

This summer, a committee of Indiana legislators is considering whether to set a cap on school district superintendents’ salaries.  The average superintendent salary is between one hundred ten and one hundred fifteen thousand dollars a year.  Auburn Senator Dennis Kruse says that’s more than the salary of state schools superintendent Tony Bennett. Kruse on Salary... More »

Union members protest Indiana senators’ offices

by IPR News

July 29, 2011

Protestors from Indiana labor unions gathered outside the offices of Senators Dick Lugar and Dan Coats today… to oppose the legislators’ stances on the Congressional budget debate.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Union Rally at Senators’ Offices More »

Ball State alumni serving with Indiana National Guard in Afghanistan

by IPR News

July 28, 2011

Five Ball State students and alumni will soon return from Afghanistan… where they’ve been helping the Indiana National Guard education Afghani farmers.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — BSU Guardsmen in Afghanistan WCRD’s Corey Ohlenkamp contributed to this story. More »

Muncie’s Tuhey Pool reopens

by IPR News

July 27, 2011

After nearly three years of sitting empty, Tuhey Pool reopened today  as Muncie’s improved community pool.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Tuhey Pool Reopens More »

State legislature convenes right-to-work study committee

by IPR News

July 26, 2011

The Indiana General Assembly is revisiting the debate over Right to Work legislation — the same debate that in part led to the Democrats’ five-week walkout in the last legislative session.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Right To Work Study Committee Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, meanwhile, says last session wasn’t the right... More »

US Postal Service says 94 Indiana post offices may close

by IPR News

July 26, 2011

The US Postal Service released a list today of nearly thirty-seven hundred post offices they may close to save money.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports on the Indiana list. Wiechmann — Potential Indiana Post Office Closures The full list of possible closures in Indiana can be found here. More »

Indiana’s new health improvement plan

by IPR News

July 25, 2011

Indiana is rolling out a new effort to help improve the health of Hoosiers.  The five-year plan, announced today, engages community groups, schools, and health care organizations, and targets six specific areas for improvement.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Indiana Health Improvement Plan More »

Congressional job fair continues to connect job seekers with hiring companies

by IPR News

July 22, 2011

Sweltering temperatures outside didn’t deter area job seekers from gathering at Worthen Arena today to network with employers looking to hire.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Muncie Congressional Job Fair Here are June’s unemployment rates for Indiana counties. (PDF) More »

Indiana’s failing schools: 11 of 18 off the list

by IPR News

July 22, 2011

The Indiana Department of Education announced today that eleven Indiana schools are no longer in danger of being taken over by the state.  But that means that seven schools will still face some sort of intervention.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Indiana Failing Schools More »

Up to 5,000 Jobs Might Come to Connersville

by IPR News

July 22, 2011

(CONNERSVILLE) – UP TO 5,000 JOBS COULD BE COMING TO CONNERSVILLE IF A CHINESE COMPANY DECIDES TO BUILD FACILITY IN THE CITY. REPRESENTATIVES OF GOOD TIMES TECHNOLOGY MET WITH CONNERSVILLE OFFICIALS THURSDAY, TOURING FACILITIES IN THE AREA AND DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF THE COMPANY COMING TO CONNERSVILLE. CONNERSVILLE MAYOR LEONARD URBAN. SAYS GOOD TIMES TECHNOLOGY... More »

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