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One hundred degree weather settles in

by Jingxia Wei

June 29, 2012

Sweltering temperatures between 90 and 100 degrees have settled over the IPR listening area.  As IPR’s Jingxia Wei reports, local health workers and weather watchers are preparing for a hot summer. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Mitch Daniels’ New Job

by Elle Moxley

June 28, 2012

The Purdue Board of Trustees had nothing but praise for Mitch Daniels last week as they voted unanimously to make Indiana’s governor the university’s next president. Daniels won’t take office until January, but as StateImpact Indiana’s Elle (pronounced “Ellie”) Moxley reports, students, faculty and alumni are already speculating about what Daniels’ selection will mean for... More »

Indiana officials react to Supreme Court healthcare ruling

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

June 28, 2012

Like other political figures today, Indiana’s governor and attorney general are reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate of the healthcare reform law.  Indiana joined with 25 other states to challenge the law.  Today, state Attorney General Greg Zoeller says bringing that lawsuit was the only way to ensure the law... More »

Department of Child Services announces new programs

by Brandon Smith

June 27, 2012

The Indiana Department of Child Services has announced the creation of two new programs intended to help children and families throughout the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Anderson and Connersville brainstorm how to market brownfields

by Stephanie Wiechmann

June 27, 2012

The cities of Anderson and Connersville have a problem – they each have hundreds of acres of land once owned by auto manufacturing plants that now sit vacant.  Each city hopes to attract businesses to reuse the empty spaces and bring jobs to the area.  This week, the cities are jointly hosting visiting federal and... More »

StateImpact Indiana: School takeovers imminent

by Kyle Stokes

June 21, 2012

On July 1, the school management companies tapped to turn around five Indiana schools get the keys to the buildings.  That date has loomed over students and teachers in the Gary and Indianapolis schools since the state announced the moves last summer.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes visited a teacher at an Indianapolis takeover school on the second-to-last... More »

Mitch Daniels is officially the next Purdue University president

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

June 21, 2012

Purdue University’s Board of Trustees made official its next choice of university president today, confirming its rumored pick of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sam Klemet reports. Many Indiana legislators are voicing their opinion on Purdue’s choice today.  Republican state Senator Dennis Kruse is the Senate Education Committee chairman.  He says the governor’s... More »

Muncie and Delaware County declare local disaster emergency

by Stephanie Wiechmann

June 20, 2012

Muncie and Delaware County officials have declared a local disaster emergency because of the dry weather conditions.  The emergency declaration says the county is at risk of widespread fire hazards.  It puts a burning ban in place for the entire county until June 26th.  Signed by Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler and the Delaware County Commissioners,... More »

Daniels will talk about education, but not about Purdue University

by Brandon Smith

June 20, 2012

Governor Mitch Daniels spoke in Indianapolis today, announcing a business’s expansion.  But all anyone wanted to hear was confirmation that he will be the next Purdue University president.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Daniels did not want to comment. More »

Lieutenant Governor finds more business opportunities with Chinese companies

by Brandon Smith

June 19, 2012

Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman just returned from her second trade mission to China.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

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