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More Indiana Counties Ban Open Burning

by IPR News

September 27, 2010

This (Mon. 27 Sept. 2010) morning, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security reports 53 of the state’s 92 counties are reporting active open burning bans.  In the IPR listening area, the following counties have burn bans in effect:  Delaware, Madison, Blackford, Randolph, Wabash, Tipton, Hamilton, Marion, Hancock, Henry, Fayette, Union, Wayne and Rush. More »

IDHS Burn Ban Map

by IPR News

September 24, 2010

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security reports this afternoon that 49 of Indiana’s 92 counties have banned open burning. The bans are in place due to dry vegetation and windy conditions. Here’s the latest burn ban map from IDHS. More »

Alexandria gets federal funds for water projects

by IPR News

September 24, 2010

The city of Alexandria is receiving $1 million in federal disaster recovery grants for water infrastructure projects.  The money will be used to correct problems that came to light during flooding in 2008.  Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman announced the recipients of the grant money today.  Skillman says the money will help Hoosier cities provide... More »

Congressman Mike Pence on the Republicans’ Pledge to America

by IPR News

September 23, 2010

Hours after helping to introduce the Republican Party’s Pledge to America, Indiana 6th District Congressman Mike Pence says the document is intended to tell the current Congress what needs to be fixed now.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Pence on Pledge to America A copy of the Pledge to America (PDF). The House of... More »

Much of Indiana sees a Fire Weather Watch

by IPR News

September 23, 2010

Dry conditions in Indiana mean state authorities spent today watching for wildfires.  Much of Indiana has been under a Fire Weather Watch since this afternoon.  Jason Puma is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis.  He explains what a fire weather watch means.  Puma Explains Fire Weather Watch  Puma says today may be... More »

Muncie named as fifth most affordable real estate market

by IPR News

September 22, 2010

Audio: Muncie as Affordable Real Estate A national report by real estate company Coldwell Banker has ranked Muncie as the nation’s fifth most affordable real estate market.  The company charted prices of a typical four-bedroom, two-bathroom home around the country.  In Muncie, a house of that size can be had for just over $100,000.  The... More »

August 2010 Unemployment Report

by IPR News

September 21, 2010

Indiana’s August unemployment rate had no change from July, staying at 10.2 percent. Last month, Indiana added three thousand private sector jobs… and showed strong hiring in the healthcare field and for temporary jobs.  State officials say that new unemployment claims in the Hoosier state are dropping at the fastest rate in the nation.  In the... More »

November election decides who controls Indiana House of Representatives

by IPR News

September 20, 2010

Members of the Indiana House of Representatives know there’s a lot at stake for their political careers when voters head to the polls in November.  All one hundred Representatives are running … and control of the chamber is on the line.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland looks at what’s at stake for the two major... More »

Indiana Department of Education announces College Go! Week 2010

by IPR News

September 20, 2010

Audio: College Go! Week Indiana education officials have dedicated this week (Sept 20-24) to educating Hoosiers about the benefits of a college education.  College Go! Week is held every year at the beginning of the traditional academic season.  The goal is to educate middle school and high school students on how to adequately prepare for... More »

Letterman returns to Ball State to chat Twitter with co-founder Biz Stone

by IPR News

September 18, 2010

Ball State University welcomed back its most famous alumnus last night… as Ball State graduate David Letterman joined Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for a talk about social media.  IPR’s Audrey Brown reports. Brown — Stone and Letterman Visit Audrey Brown is an IPR student news reporter.  She is a Ball State University graduate student studying... More »

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