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Indiana State Fair creates new relief fund for stage collapse victims

by IPR News

August 31, 2011

In an effort to distribute donations to victims of the state fair stage collapse as soon as possible, the State Fair Commission announced today they will create a new relief fund and hire an outside consultant.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — State Fair Relief Fund Creation More »

State education department giving individual schools a letter grade

by IPR News

August 29, 2011

For the first time, the Indiana Department of Education is giving letter grades to schools, in an effort to make its yearly performance data easier to understand.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — School Letter Grades More »

Indianapolis Public Schools may file lawsuit if state approves school takeovers

by IPR News

August 26, 2011

The Indiana Board of Education will meet Monday to vote on what course to take with schools in the sixth year of academic probation.  If the board follows state Superintendent Tony Bennett’s recommendations and initiates the takeover of five schools, Indianapolis Public School leaders  pledge to file a lawsuit.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports.... More »

Autopsy confirms Muncie body is that of missing woman

by IPR News

August 25, 2011

An autopsy at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has confirmed that the body found Wednesday in Muncie is that of a missing Muncie woman.  40-year-old Kimberly Nelson was last seen the morning of August 1st.  Her car was later found about a mile from where her body was discovered – in a wooded area between... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Stock markets & scholarships

by IPR News

August 25, 2011

Indiana’s three largest universities increased tuition this year with promises to offset the increased costs with more scholarships.  However, many of these funds are tied to endowments, and the instability of the financial markets may decide whether the schools can honor these promises.  StateImpact Indiana’s Ben Skirvin recently spoke to people at all levels of... More »

State Representative Phil Hinkle will not resign; Bosma calls for resignation

by IPR News

August 23, 2011

Speaker of the House Brian Bosma says Indianapolis Representative Phil Hinkle should resign his seat amid accusations he initiated a sexual encounter with a young man at an Indianapolis hotel.  As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, Bosma has already has begun removing the six-term Republican from committee leadership posts. Smith — Bosma Calls for... More »

National Republican Party chairman visits Indiana

by IPR News

August 22, 2011

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he will spend more time in Indiana leading up to the 2012 elections, working to ensure President Obama doesn’t win the Hoosier state.  Priebus spoke at the Indiana GOP headquarters in downtown Indianapolis today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Smith — Priebus Visits Indy More »

Seventh victim of Indiana State Fair stage collapse

by IPR News

August 22, 2011

A 24-year-old woman from Ohio will become the seventh fatality from the Indiana State Fair’s stage collapse.  Megan Toothman’s family says the woman is brain-dead and currently on life support at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, awaiting surgery to donate her organs.  Indiana authorities previously announced her death earlier today, and then corrected their report.  Toothman... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Tax Caps & Buses

by IPR News

August 18, 2011

School districts across Indiana say they’re feeling the pinch of the property tax cap.  Twenty-five school districts asked voters for more money over the past year.  Sixteen were turned down.  In Marion County’s Franklin Township schools, the budget cuts mean students must pay to be bused to school.  StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports from the... More »

Kristen Foster announces run for 6th district seat

by IPR News

August 18, 2011

New Palestine lawyer Kristen Foster has announced she will run for the 6th District Congressional seat in 2012.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. Wiechmann — Foster for Congress 2012 More »

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