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Indiana education officials give schools progress letter grades

by Elle Moxley

October 31, 2012

Indiana’s State Board of Education released and approved school progress letter grades today  and it’s the first year that grades were based on new rules in the state’s No Child Left Behind waver.   As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, the scores were much better than some critics of the new measure had predicted. Find your... More »

Election 2012: Negative PAC ads in Mourdock – Donnelly race

by Brandon Smith

October 31, 2012

Indiana’s US Senate race is one of the tightest in the country – most polls throughout the campaign have the difference between Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Richard Mourdock within the margin of error — a statistical tie.  Many analysts say the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon... More »

Gubernatorial candidate John Gregg meets voters in Muncie

by Stephanie Wiechmann

October 30, 2012

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg and his running mate Vi Simpson stopped in Muncie yesterday to try to drum up excitement ahead of next week’s election.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann was there. More »

Election 2012: Indiana’s 5th Congressional District

by Cody Butler

October 30, 2012

Dan Burton has represented the 5th District in Congress for a generation.  After 30 years and a couple of tough primary races, the new field of candidates is down to three – a former US attorney, an Iraq War veteran, and a high school economics teacher.  But are all trying to win votes by talking... More »

Taylor University’s newspaper turns 100 and goes online

by Stephanie Wiechmann

October 30, 2012

Taylor University’s student newspaper is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by putting news content online for the first time.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Election 2012: Indiana’s 6th Congressional District

by Stephanie Wiechmann

October 29, 2012

Voters in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District will elect a new Congressman this year – after sending the same man to Washington for a decade.  This year’s candidates know it’s an important choice, so they’re trying to make it easy – by comparing themselves to a well-known politician.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Muncie lumber supplier closes after 80 years

by Sarah Phinney

October 26, 2012

A family-owned Muncie lumber supplier is closing after 80 years in business.  As IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports, the sluggish housing market might be to blame. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Hamilton Referendum

by Elle Moxley

October 26, 2012

Because of changes in how the state funds education, school districts now have to ask voters to raise their own property taxes to build new schools, renovate old ones, or bolster their general funds.  But referenda have mixed success at the polls, leaving cash-strapped schools wondering where to turn if their appeal fails. As StateImpact... More »

BSU students head to Ohio to support presidential candidates

by Sarah Phinney

October 25, 2012

Indiana is not a swing state in this year’s presidential election.  But that hasn’t stopped Ball State University students from finding a way to be closely involved.  College Republicans and University Democrats have been traveling over the border to the swing state of Ohio to campaign for their respective candidates.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports. More »

State lawmakers propose changes to state sex offender registry

by Brandon Smith

October 25, 2012

State lawmakers are attempting to close gaps in Indiana’s sex offender registry while at the same time making the registry more constitutionally sound.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

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