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Indiana Senate amends abortion bill

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

January 31, 2012

A Senate bill establishing protocols doctors must follow when administering medical abortions is now limited to doctors in abortion clinics.   Oldenburg Republican Jean Leising is responsible for the amendment.  She says when abortion drugs are used outside of abortion facilities, they’re usually for procedures other than elective abortions… like treating an ectopic pregnancy.    But Senate... More »

5th District Congressman Dan Burton will not run for re-election

by Brandon Smith

January 31, 2012

Today on the floor of the Indiana House, 5th District Congressman Dan Burton announced he will not run for re-election to a 16th term.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Dan Burton Retires More »

Three Senate Democrats boycott right-to-work committee vote

by Brandon Smith

January 30, 2012

Three Senate Democrats boycotted a committee hearing on right-to-work legislation today to protest the way Republicans are handling the bill.  Without them, the committee voted 6-1 to send the legislation to the Senate floor.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Democrats Boycott Senate Hearing More »

Governor signs tougher human trafficking laws bill

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

January 30, 2012

Indiana has strengthened its human trafficking laws ahead of the Super Bowl in Indianapolis.  Governor Mitch Daniels signed the bill today.  The legislation closes gaps in existing Indiana law, making it easier to prosecute human traffickers.  Broadly stated, the bill says these are people who force or threaten someone into forced labor, involuntary servitude, marriage,... More »

Indiana House adds exemptions to statewide smoking ban bill

by Brandon Smith

January 27, 2012

The Indiana House has added more exemptions to its statewide smoking ban.  But supporters still think the bill can pass the General Assembly.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Smoking Ban Expanded Exemptions More »

StateImpact Indiana: Brain Drain

by Ben Skirvin

January 26, 2012

According to a new study from Indiana University, Indiana has a major problem with “Brain Drain”.  The state’s most educated students are leaving Indiana at a startling rate. In some counties, as many as 75 percent of Hoosier college graduates never return to their home state.  As StateImpact’s Ben Skirvin reports, researchers say the state... More »

Indiana House passes right-to-work legislation

by The Associated Press

January 25, 2012

Indiana’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives has approved right-to-work legislation this afternoon with a 55-41 vote.  This would make Indiana the nation’s 23rd right-to-work state.  This afternoon, House Democratic leader Pat Bauer said the outnumbered Democrats fought the best they could to rally against the divisive measure, which would ban unions from collecting mandatory representation fees... More »

Senate committee passes chemical abortion protocol bill

by Brandon Smith

January 25, 2012

A bill passed by a Senate committee today would tell doctors how to administer medications used for chemical abortions.  But some doctors disagree with the protocol.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Chemical Abortion Protocol Bill More »

Amputee Walking School teaches how to train prosthetic limbs

by Virginia Stigall

January 24, 2012

Two Paralympic gold medalists were in Muncie yesterday (MON) to show amputees in the area how to get the most out of their prosthetic limbs.  It’s called the Amputee Walking School and IPR’s Virginia Stigall was there. Stigall — Amputee Walking School Patients learning new rehabilitation techniques.  Photos by Virginia Stigall. More »

Muncie Mayor Tyler gives city update to Rotary meeting

by Stephanie Wiechmann

January 24, 2012

Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler says improving the quality of life for Muncie residents is the key to reviving the city and bringing in new opportunities.  That’s the message he gave today while speaking to Muncie’s Noon Rotary International meeting.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Tyler Update to Rotary Club More »

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