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Huntington Factory Ready to Roll

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

(HUNTINGTON) – PERFECTION WHEEL CORPORATION IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN ITS NEW OPERATION IN HUNTINGTON. THE ALUMINUM WHEEL MANUFACTURER PLANS TO INVEST NEARLY 2-MILLION DOLLARS AND EMPLOY 53 PEOPLE OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS. THE COMPANY HAS MOVED INTO AN EXISTING BUILDING THAT STOOD EMPTY FOR THREE YEARS. A GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING IS SET FOR... More »

Indiana Delegation En Route to India

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

(UNDATED) – AN INDIANA DELEGATION IS HEADED TO INDIA THIS WEEK. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE MITCH ROOB WILL LEAD THE STATE‘S FIRST TRADE MISSION TO INDIA TO ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIPS WITH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LIFE SCIENCES AND NEW ENERGY COMPANIES. THE DELEGATION OF BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC LEADERS IS SCHEDULED TO VISIT MUMBAI AND HYDERABAD DURING THE WEEK-LONG TRIP.... More »

Protesters Expected Monday at the Statehouse

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS ARE EXPECTED TO CONVERGE ON THE INDIANA STATEHOUSE TODAY (MONDAY) IN PROTEST OF A NEW BILL THAT COULD MAKE INDIANA A RIGHT-TO-WORK STATE. A HOUSE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THE BILL. THE BILL WOULD STRIP MANY UNIONS OF THE ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE WAGES AND WORK RULES. THE BILL‘S SPONSOR, REPRESENTATIVE JERRY... More »

Anderson Citizens Discuss “Right to Work” Bill

by IPR News

February 21, 2011

(ANDERSON) – AN IMPROMPTU TOWN HALL MEETING WAS HELD IN ANDERSON SUNDAY TO DISCUSS THE ‘RIGHT TO WORK‘ BILL CURRENTLY UNDER DEBATE AT THE STATEHOUSE. THE BILL WOULD STRIP MANY UNIONS OF THE ABILITY TO NEGOTIATE WAGES AND WORK RULES. SEVERAL LOCAL LAWMAKERS SAY THE LEGISLATION WILL HARM THE MIDDLE CLASS. A HEARING ON ‘RIGHT... More »

Alexandria couple arrested for bank robberies

by IPR News

February 18, 2011

An Alexandria couple has been arrested in connection with multiple bank robberies.  Anderson Police Detective Mitch Carroll says 46-year-old Stuart Lacy and his wife, 42-year-old Angela Lacy, will be charged with a January robbery of an Anderson Old National Bank branch.  Carroll says the couple has also confessed to a Thursday robbery of Americana Bank... More »

“Indiana Lawmakers” discusses prison reform

by IPR News

February 18, 2011

Over the past decade, Indiana’s prison system has grown faster than some Indianapolis suburbs. This legislative session, Governor Mitch Daniels has made it a priority to reform the state’s prisons and criminal sentencing guidelines.  Currently, Indiana’s prisons have twenty-nine thousand inmates.  A study by the Pew Center on the States found that Indiana’s prison population... More »

Indiana Senate mulls a handgun possession bill

by IPR News

February 18, 2011

Indiana residents may no longer need a license to carry a handgun.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Handgun Possession More »

Nearby Borders Book Stores Closing

by IPR News

February 18, 2011

SIX INDIANA BORDER‘S STORES WILL BE CLOSING THEIR DOORS AFTER THE COMPANY FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY THIS WEEK. OUTSIDE OF THE DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS LOCATION, EVERYONE WAS SAD OR DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR THE NEWS. STORES IN CARMEL, WEST LAFAYETTE, EVANSVILLE, MERRILLVILLE AND MISHAWAKA WILL ALSO SHUT THEIR DOORS. THE COMPANY SAYS THEY TRIED TO AVOID... More »

Indiana Home Schoolers Might Play on Local High School Teams

by IPR News

February 18, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW INDIANA HOME-SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PLAY ON THEIR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS IS HEADED TO THE SENATE. REPRESENTATIVE TIM WESCO SAYS HE DECIDED TO DRAFT THE LEGISLATION AFTER BEING APPROACHED BY PARENTS OF HOME-SCHOOLERS WHOSE CHILDREN WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY SPORTS IN HIGH SCHOOL. (From Network Indiana) More »

Immigration Bill Heads to the State Senate

by IPR News

February 18, 2011

(STATEHOUSE) – A BILL TARGETING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN INDIANA HEADS TO THE FULL SENATE FOR DEBATE AFTER CLEARING THE CHAMBER‘S APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE THURSDAY BY A 8-5 VOTE. LAWMAKERS HAVE AMENDED THE BILL TO INCLUDE LANGUAGE THAT WOULD REQUIRE POLICE TO ASK FOR PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP ONLY IF THEY HAVE “PROBABLE CAUSE” TO DO SO. THE... More »

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