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CSX trains remain at 30 mph through Muncie

by Cody Butler

January 31, 2013

Trains that travel through Muncie will not increase dramatically in speed on Monday as a rail company had announced.  IPR’s Cody Butler reports. More »

Guns on college campuses?

by Sarah Phinney

January 31, 2013

While the new Congress in Washington is discussing national gun control laws after recent high-profile shootings, states are also looking at their gun laws.  College students hoping to have a voice are jumping into the debate using social media to advocate for carrying guns on college campuses.  IPR’s Sarah Phinney reports. More »

Republican legislative leaders weighing marriage amendment

by Brandon Smith

January 31, 2013

Republican leaders say they’re close to deciding whether a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage will get a hearing this year in the legislature.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

State lawmakers want schools to create financial literacy curriculum

by Brandon Smith

January 30, 2013

State lawmakers are pushing legislation that would create a financial literacy curriculum for the state – encouraging schools to teach skills such as investing, balancing a checkbook, and applying for loans.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Indiana shows drop in union memberships

by Brandon Smith

January 28, 2013

The fears of opponents of Indiana’s Right to Work law appear to be bolstered by statistics showing a significant decrease in the state’s union membership since 2011.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, leaders on both sides of the debate say Right to Work likely had little effect. More »

Governor Pence and Superitendent Ritz agree on vocational education

by Brandon Smith

January 25, 2013

Governor Mike Pence says he’s grateful Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz is focused on strengthening career and vocational education in Indiana’s high schools.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Glenda Ritz

by Kyle Stokes

January 24, 2013

Glenda Ritz officially became the first Democrat in nearly four decades to hold Indiana’s top elected education post last week.  She faced down long odds to unseat incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett in the November elections.  Now, she faces an equally steep challenge:  navigating the tricky politics of the Republican-controlled General Assembly.  But... More »

US Rep. Messer meets with constituents after first weeks in Congress

by Stephanie Wiechmann

January 24, 2013

New 6th District Congressman Luke Messer is returning to Indiana after his first two weeks in Congress to meet with Hoosiers at local restaurants.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

Indiana lawmakers propose strict rules on ephedrine sales

by Brandon Smith

January 22, 2013

Lawmakers are considering legislation that would place stricter limits on how much ephedrine and pseudoephedrine is bought and sold in the state.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, those drugs are two of the key ingredients used in methamphetamine production. More »

Ball State University revokes charters for seven schools

by Stephanie Wiechmann

January 22, 2013

Ball State University will not renew charters for seven of its charter schools across Indiana.  Charters for schools in Gary, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and Richmond will end on June 30th.  Three schools – one in Indianapolis and two in Fort Wayne – are operated by the same company, Imagine Schools in Arlington, Virginia.  Calls to... More »

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