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5th District Congressional GOP race called late

by Cody Butler

May 9, 2012

Indiana’s 5th congressional district race filled the state with suspense on Tuesday night… waiting to hear who would win the GOP nomination.  As IPR’s Cody Butler reports, both the Democrat and Republican nominees hope to be the one to replace Dan Burton in Congress come November. More »

Messer and Bookout win 6th District nominations

by Stephanie Wiechmann

May 9, 2012

Voters in Indiana’s large 6th Congressional District have whittled a field of thirteen candidates down to two that will vie to replace Mike Pence in Congress come November.   IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Former state senator Errington wins state house race in Muncie

by Stephanie Wiechmann

May 8, 2012

Former state senator Sue Errington might soon serve Muncie as a state representative.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: IREAD-3 Tests

by Kyle Stokes

May 8, 2012

The first results of the new reading exam Indiana’s third graders took in March are beginning to trickle in. The Indianapolis, Evansville Vanderburgh, and South Bend districts each saw 20 percent or more of their students fail the IREAD-3 test.  But there’s confusion and debate about what should happen next.  State education officials say students... More »

Lugar – Mourdock primary race gets national attention

by Brandon Smith

May 7, 2012

Six-term incumbent Senator Richard Lugar hasn’t had a primary challenger since he was first elected in 1976.  His first challenger in five re-election attempts is Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, a Tea Party favorite.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on the primary race that’s brought national attention to the Hoosier state. More »

Daniels signs lifeline law

by Brandon Smith

May 4, 2012

Intoxicated minors will be free to seek medical attention for others who have drunk too much without fear of being charged for underage drinking under a new law signed by Governor Mitch Daniels today.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the Governor praised students who helped push for the law. More »

Crowded race in 5th District Congressional primary

by Brandon Smith

May 4, 2012

The race for Indiana’s 5th congressional district is a crowded one, with ten candidates on the ballot between the two major parties.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith spoke with the major candidates vying for the seat. More »

Student loan interest rate change would cost Indiana students millions

by Brandon Smith

May 3, 2012

Federal college loan rates could double this summer, and one research group says if that happens it will cost Hoosier students as much as $270 million.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Sixth District Congressional race brings lots of candidates to ballot

by Stephanie Wiechmann

May 3, 2012

Following last summer’s redistricting, the boundaries for Indiana’s 6th Congressional district shifted south.  The mostly rural district now encompasses counties from Muncie to the Ohio River.  With such a large geographic area and no incumbent to battle, the primary ballot is full of Congressional hopefuls.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

State pass new rules for outdoor stage equipment

by Brandon Smith

May 2, 2012

A state board today approved new rules for outdoor stage equipment.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the changes aim to prevent another situation like last year’s State Fair stage collapse. More »

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