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StateImpact Indiana: Dyslexia

by Elle Moxley

September 28, 2012

For the second year in a row, Indiana third graders will have to pass a high stakes reading test or risk getting held back. It’s a lot of pressure for 8 and 9 year olds.  But for some struggling readers, the IREAD-3 is an even bigger source of anxiety. That’s because the root cause of... More »

Muncie City Council passes ordinance aimed at curbing large power substation

by Sarah Phinney

September 27, 2012

Muncie’s city government is joining forces with the city’s Kenmore neighborhood, a local university, and a local hospital to oppose a large proposed power substation from Indiana Michigan Power.  As IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports, the city council passed an ordinance last night that would make it more difficult for the project to be built. More »

State fire marshal wants to keep “emergency rules” on outdoor stage equipment

by Brandon Smith

September 27, 2012

The State Fire Marshal wants lawmakers to extend the emergency rules created this summer to regulate outdoor stage equipment for another two years.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Hoosier Lottery Commission postpones privatization decision

by Brandon Smith

September 26, 2012

The State Lottery Commission’s decision whether to hire a private company to manage the lottery will have to wait another week.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, a decision had been expected at the commission’s meeting today. More »

Indiana House District 34 candidates debate at Ball State

by Stephanie Wiechmann

September 25, 2012

House District 34 candidates Brad Oliver and Sue Errington debated in front of a crowd of voters at Ball State University last night.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the candidates have very different views of how they would move Indiana forward if elected to the seat. More »

Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to Burmese population in Fort Wayne

by Sean Bueter

September 25, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi  visited Fort Wayne today to address the city’s large Burmese population.  The tour is part of the Myanmar democratic opposition leader’s 17-day trip to the United States.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sean Bueter reports. More »

Anderson University opens new performance hall

by Jingxia Wei

September 24, 2012

INTRO HERE. More »

Department of Child Services director resigns

by Brandon Smith

September 24, 2012

Department of Child Services director James Payne resigned from his post today in the wake of allegations of impropriety regarding the DCS and a case involving his own family.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, DCS Chief of Staff John Ryan now heads the state agency. More »

August employment report shows increased state unemployment

by Brandon Smith

September 21, 2012

For the first time in six months, Indiana’s unemployment rate has surged ahead of the national rate, rising to 8.3 percent in August.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the state’s private sector also added jobs for the tenth consecutive month. More »

UPDATE: Muncie police make arrests in armed robbery investigation

by Stephanie Wiechmann

September 21, 2012

Muncie police have made two arrests related to a pre-dawn armed robbery near the Ball State University campus and say they are actively looking for one more suspect. Sergeant Michael Engel says police have arrested 19-year-old Jihad Rashad Foster and 18-year-old Rayveen Symone Wilson, both of Muncie.  He says they are each being charged with... More »

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