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Indiana Democratic Party files petition against Secretary of State-elect Charlie White

by IPR News

November 19, 2010

The Indiana Democratic Party has filed a petition with the state, saying Secretary of State-elect Charlie White is not eligible to serve.  White, a Republican, is currently under investigation for voter fraud.  The state must decide whether he intentionally voted outside of his district – using the address of his old home.  If it was... More »

Holiday Hunger

by IPR News

November 19, 2010

As the end-of-year holidays approach, food pantries in east central Indiana are gearing up for holiday food needs.  Couple that with more than a year of double-digit unemployment in Indiana, and it’ll again be a busy winter for these service organizations.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Holiday Hunger Second Harvest Hunger Forum information Anderson:... More »

State Representative Dennis Tyler will run for Muncie mayor

by IPR News

November 18, 2010

State Representative Dennis Tyler wants to become Muncie’s next mayor.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Tyler runs for mayor More »

IUPUI signs education agreement with Potawatomi

by IPR News

November 18, 2010

IUPUI has signed an agreement with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi to develop more education and cultural preservation programs for Native Americans.  IUPUI started an American Indian Studies Program three years ago, and this would expand the program by adding more staff to the department.  Pogakon Band of Potawatomi Chairman Matthew Wesaw says the tribe will... More »

Great American Smokeout: Indiana officials want statewide smoking ban

by IPR News

November 18, 2010

Today is the 35th annual Great American Smokeout.  It’s a day for smokers to try quitting… and a day to generate support for a statewide public smoking ban in Indiana.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sharon Alseth reports. Alseth — Smokeout For more stories from Indiana Public Broadcasting, please visit their news blog. More »

Muncie mayor McShurley will run for office again

by IPR News

November 17, 2010

Muncie Mayor Sharon McShurley has announced she will run again for the city’s top office.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — McShurley runs again Democratic State Representative Dennis Tyler is expected to formally announce he’ll run for Muncie mayor Thursday evening.  Another Democrat – Ralph “Jigger” Smith, Jr. – has already announced his candidacy for... More »

Daleville motel fire leaves one person dead

by IPR News

November 17, 2010

A Wednesday morning Daleville motel fire has left one person dead.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Daleville Fire Fatality Fire and rescue crews work on the Daleville Budget Inn.  Photos by Stephanie Wiechmann. More »

State officials want higher education funding to be performance-based

by IPR News

November 17, 2010

Indiana’s Higher Education Commissioner told members of the State Budget Committee today to expect more funding for the state’s publicly funded colleges and universities to be based on performance.  Teresa Lubbers says increasing the number of students who earn degrees, and do so on time, will be tied to more of the dollars those schools... More »

46 Counties Still Have Open Burning Bans

by IPR News

November 17, 2010

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security reports this (Wed.) morning 46 of the state’s 92 counties have either county-wide or local open burning bans in effect. In the IPR listening area, eight counties have such bans: Miami, Howard, Tipton, Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Fayette, and Union . Most of the 46 affected counties, however, are in... More »

Attorney General talks about death penalty cases and mortgage foreclosure at South Bend summit

by IPR News

November 16, 2010

A two-day criminal justice summit in South Bend has turned its attention to mortgage foreclosures today.  Indiana is working with all other U.S. states in investigating so-called “robo-signing” in the mortgage services industry and fraudulent companies offering help.  Gabrielle Owens is the director of the state’s Homeowner Protection Unit and a speaker at the summit. ... More »

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