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Stores, Gas Stations Busy as Storm Approaches

by IPR News

January 31, 2011

Parking lots of gas stations, grocery, and hardware stores in Muncie were more populated than usual, this (Mon.) evening as the area is under a Winter Storm Warning. Just before snow started to fall around 6 p.m., four gas stations on the city’s northwest side had lines of motorists waiting to fill up their cars.... More »

Governor Daniels not shutting down Statehouse in face of storm

by IPR News

January 31, 2011

Following talks with members of the military and the state’s 92 emergency management directors, Governor Mitch Daniels and Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman have decided the state’s business will continue on Tuesday, even as a severe winter storm blows into Indiana.  Skillman says some National Guard troops will be deployed in anticipation of Hoosiers needing help. ... More »

House Education Committee considers how to redefine textbooks

by IPR News

January 31, 2011

Students in Indiana schools could soon be working more from iPadS and less from textbooks under terms of a bill passed out of the House Education Committee today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports. Jastrzebski — Textbooks More »

IPR area preparing for strong winter storm

by IPR News

January 31, 2011

A large winter storm is heading towards Indiana … and will drop ice and snow onto the state. The National Weather Service says a foot of snow could fall on places like Kokomo and Lafayette.  In other areas like Muncie and Anderson, N-W-S predicts an inch of ice could coat the region.  Jason Puma, a... More »

Preparation Tips for an Ice Storm

by IPR News

January 31, 2011

This week’s incoming winter storm, with the threat of an inch of ice accumulation, brings memories of the 2005 ice storm in Muncie and Delaware county to mind. Many locations six years ago were without electricity for up to a week. That experience, common sense advice from authorities, and wise tips from listeners have been... More »

IPBS interviews Rep. Randy Truitt about writing the next state budget

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee wraps up budget hearings with state agencies next week.  The panel then begins the process of writing a new budget for the next two years, based on Governor Mitch Daniels’ proposal.  Under Republican control of the House, there are many new members of the committee.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s... More »

Pence talks to high school students about his future

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence told a classroom of Muncie high school students today that his aspirations lie with the state of Indiana, not the national stage.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Pence at Muncie Central HS More »

Anderson Community Schools bus crashes on way to school

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

An Anderson Community Schools bus slid off the road in rural Madison County this morning while taking students to school.  The bus was on County Road 150 South when it began to slide between 200 East and 300 East roads.  The Herald Bulletin reports that the driver of the bus was taken to a local... More »

State Senate Democrats Focus on Job Creation

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

Indiana’s Senate Democrats want to tackle job creation. The minority party is requesting the Commerce and Economic Development Committee hear four bills they call the “Real Idea, Real Jobs” package. Senate Democratic Leader Vi Simpson says the goal is to particularly spark jobs for small businesses. One of the measures calls for a new employee... More »

Indiana 5th in Mercury Pollution

by IPR News

January 28, 2011

Indiana is in the top five among states for the highest levels of mercury pollution. The study from the group Environment America uses U-S E-P-A data, which found more than 134-thousand pounds of mercury were emitted from power plants across the country. The total mercury pollution produced in Indiana during 2009 totaled six-thousand-46 pounds. NIPSCO’s... More »

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