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College graduates on the hunt for jobs

by Jingxia Wei

May 15, 2012

A new crop of college graduates are receiving their diplomas this month and beginning to look for a place in the working world.  But how will 2012 graduates fair in an economy that is still recovering?  IPR’s Jingxia Wei reports. More »

Brent Dickson named new state Supreme Court chief justice

by Brandon Smith

May 15, 2012

Brent Dickson, the Indiana Supreme Court’s most senior member, is the state’s new chief justice.   Dickson has been the acting chief justice for the last seven weeks, since Chief Justice Randall Shepard retired.   Four of the justices eligible for the post interviewed with the Judicial Nominating Commission today.  Only Justice Frank Sullivan, who is retiring,... More »

State releases IREAD-3 test results

by Kyle Stokes

May 15, 2012

More than 11,000 Indiana third graders did not pass a high-stakes test of their reading skills this year.  State education officials released the results of that test today.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, the state’s numbers show better than four out of every five Indiana third graders did pass the IREAD-3 exam. StateImpact... More »

New Supreme Court chief justice chosen tomorrow

by Brandon Smith

May 14, 2012

Tomorrow, Indiana’s new Supreme Court Chief Justice will be chosen to replace retired Justice Randall Shepard.  And as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, one legal analyst says there are two favorites for the job. More »

Commentary: David Slonim on Maurice Sendak

by David Slonim

May 11, 2012

Maurice Sendak, beloved author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, passed away this week. Local kids’ author and illustrator David Slonim remembers Sendak in this commentary.     More »

StateImpact Indiana: Netbooks

by Kyle Stokes

May 10, 2012

Laptops, iPads, and netbook computers — paid for with the help of state dollars — are becoming an increasingly common sight in Indiana classrooms. In Evansville, schools are attempting the transition from paper-bound materials to digital curriculum by providing a school-owned netbook to more than half its students.  As StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, being the state’s third-largest... More »

Indiana State Fair Commission hires chief operating officer for first time

by Brandon Smith

May 10, 2012

As part of its ongoing effort to prevent another incident like last year’s stage collapse, the Indiana State Fair Commission has hired a chief operating officer to develop a comprehensive public safety plan.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Group sues Indiana over who can perform marriages

by Indiana Public Broadcasting

May 10, 2012

A secular organization is filing suit against Indiana, claiming the state’s marriage statute is unconstitutional because it spells out who is authorized to perform marriages in the state.  Indiana’s Marriage Statute says those who can perform marriages include religious organizations and some elected officials.  The Center for Inquiry, which has a program that trains people... More »

Historic home in Muncie gets ready for restoration festival

by Stephanie Wiechmann

May 9, 2012

Several Muncie homeowners are getting ready for the beginning of the Midwest Restoration Festival.  It’s an idea they dreamed up to get the community interested in rehabilitating older historic homes in the city.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann takes a look at the festival’s main attraction – the design house – before its debut to Muncie society.... More »

US Senate candidates Mourdock and Donnelly address Lugar primary upset

by Brandon Smith

May 9, 2012

In the wake of his primary victory over Richard Lugar, Senate candidate Richard Mourdock today sought to establish himself as a mainstream Republican…  rather than someone on the extreme edge of his party.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. Also today, Democratic US Senate candidate Joe Donnelly praised Lugar for his long service to Indiana. ... More »

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