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Delaware County postpones wind farm projects for two years

by Jason Puhr

June 7, 2013

Delaware County officials will postpone a decision about wind farm projects in the county while they study other area wind farms.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports. More »

Ball State ceases eminent domain case: McKinley Commons postponed

by Stephanie Wiechmann

June 6, 2013

Ball State University will not continue to use eminent domain to purchase land for a proposed hotel complex next to campus.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. WCRD News contributed to this report. More »

StateImpact Indiana: A to F II

by Kyle Stokes

June 6, 2013

State education officials have to re-write the formula they use to issue ratings to Indiana schools.  Beyond their potential impacts to a school’s reputation and parents’ school choices, the “A-through-F” grades also mark underperforming schools for state intervention.  With so much at stake in the re-write, many are offering their thoughts on how the new... More »

Ball State University proposes tuition increase and new fees

by Stephanie Wiechmann

June 5, 2013

Ball State University plans to raise tuition by 2 percent for students next year, if approved by the Board of Trustees.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann has more. More »

Muncie looks for homeowners who need volunteer beautification help

by Jason Puhr

June 4, 2013

In July, a group of teenage volunteers from a Southern Baptist mission group will come to Muncie to help homeowners fix and beautify their homes.  The City of Muncie is sponsoring the project – but they’ve had trouble finding enough homeowners that want the help.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports. More »

Academy of Model Aeronautics hosts “free fly” hobbyists

by Safarali Saydshoev

June 4, 2013

Muncie’s Academy of Model Aeronautics plays host several times a year to flight model enthusiasts from all over the country.  This past weekend, competitors gathered – despite the rain and gray skies – to watch a little “free flight.”  IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev reports. More »

Marion’s Wayne Seybold announces state treasurer campaign

by Brandon Smith

June 4, 2013

Marion’s Wayne Seybold has been an Olympic figure skater and a city mayor.  Now the Republican hopes to add State Treasurer to his resume. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Seybold is the first candidate to officially announce a run for the office. More »

Indiana universities propose tuition increases

by Stephanie Wiechmann and Brandon Smith

June 3, 2013

It’s the season for proposed tuition increases at Indiana’s public universities.  This week, three schools are holding public hearings on their proposed tuition plans. Tonight is a public hearing for Ivy Tech Community College – the state’s community college system.  The school plans to raise its tuition $20 per credit hour over the next two... More »

Muncie Garden Fair growers anticipate summer season

by Jason Puhr

June 2, 2013

According to the US Department of Agriculture, Indiana was hit hardest by the 2012 summer drought out of all major corn and soybean states.  Now after a cold spring, growers are wondering what’s in store for this summer.  IPR’s Jason Puhr reports. More »

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