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Indiana Supreme Court rules Daniels does not have to testify in IBM case

by Brandon Smith

February 13, 2012

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Monday that Governor Mitch Daniels does not have to testify in a lawsuit between the state and the IBM Corporation.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Bill in legislature would require high schoolers to take online classes

by Brandon Smith

February 13, 2012

A bill making its way through the state legislature this session would require all Indiana high schoolers to complete at least one virtual course as a graduation requirement.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Indiana Supreme Court to decide whether Governor Daniels testifies in IBM lawsuit

by Brandon Smith

February 13, 2012

The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether Governor Mitch Daniels has to testify in a lawsuit between the state and IBM.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith heard the court’s oral arguments today. More »

GOP 6th District Congressional candidates debate in New Castle

by Stephanie Wiechmann

February 11, 2012

Five Republicans vying to be Indiana’s next 6th district Congressman debated in New Castle on Saturday in front of GOP supporters.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Races mostly set for 2012 primary election

by Brandon Smith

February 10, 2012

Today was the deadline to file for Indiana’s 2012 primary election… and the field appears set for statewide offices like governor and US Senators.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, one candidate’s placement may still be in question. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Basketball

by Ben Skirvin

February 10, 2012

It’s been more than a decade since all of the boys high school basketball teams in Indiana fought for the honor of being crowned the state’s only champion.  Now, there’s talk now of returning to a single class high school basketball tournament.  The Indiana High School Athletics Association has agreed to reopen the debate under... More »

President exempts Indiana from No Child Left Behind act

by Kyle Stokes

February 9, 2012

Federal education officials have granted Indiana’s request for a waiver from key requirements of the No Child Left Behind act.   StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports that Hoosier schools will no longer have to make No Child Left Behind’s yearly progress goals known as AYP. Nine other states were also granted waivers from the No Child... More »

It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

by IPR News

February 9, 2012

A former Ball State professor returns to Muncie this week to talk about using academics in the world of rock and roll.  English literature professor Dr. Lauren Onkey spoke with IPR’s Marcus Jackman about her current work at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the education programs they host, and how technology... More »

Street departments focus on potholes with lack of snow to remove

by Cody Butler

February 8, 2012

This morning’s dusting of snow is the exception rather than the rule during this warmer-than-normal winter.  This means city street departments are spending time on another road hazard – potholes.  IPR’s Cody Butler reports. Muncie city officials encourage residents to report potholes online.  Other cities suggest calling the street department. More »

State report blames construction company for deadly state fair stage collapse

by IPR News

February 8, 2012

The State Labor Department says the company that built the state fair stage ahead of last summer’s deadly collapse is responsible for its collapse.  A report out today says Mid-America Sound Corporation wasn’t qualified to perform the stage construction and did not properly secure stage structures.  The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the... More »

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