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Indiana House Democrats suggest a state work share program

by Brandon Smith

August 31, 2012

Indiana House Democrats are calling on Governor Mitch Daniels to implement a program they say can help avoid layoffs around the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Suicide prevention group begins to help east central Indiana counties

by Cody Butler

August 31, 2012

In 2009, almost 37,000 people in the United States died by suicide.  That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In east central Indiana, a new volunteer organization is trying to help others cop with suicide and prevent more deaths.  IPR’s Cody Butler reports. For more information about the East Central Indiana Suicide... More »

Emergency management directors prepare for Isaac’s rain remnants

by Stan Jastrzebski

August 31, 2012

County emergency management agency directors say they’re less worried about the negative effects of the remnants of Hurricane Isaac hitting Indiana than they were early in the week.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Stan Jastrzebski reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Voucher Expansion

by Elle Moxley

August 30, 2012

The Indiana Department of Education has issued more than 8,000 vouchers for students to attend private schools at the state’s expense. That’s twice as many as the department issued last year — but it’s also only about half of the number that are available.  About 300 Indiana private schools accept the vouchers, and some have... More »

Romney speaks in Indianapolis at American Legion convention

by Brandon Smith

August 29, 2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is criticizing Barack Obama for what he calls failures to support military veterans… at the American Legion’s national convention in Indianapolis today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

BP doubles gas recall and identifies stations that took deliveries

by Stephanie Wiechmann

August 29, 2012

BP is doubling the size of its gas recall from Indiana’s Whiting refinery – which now sits at 4.7 million gallons of gasoline.  The petroleum company has also identified the gas stations that received shipments of recalled gas.  According to an online searchable database at BP’s website, there are several stations in the IPR listening... More »

Gubernatorial candidates address energy issues

by Stephanie Wiechmann

August 29, 2012

Two men running to be Indiana’s next governor have told state energy leaders this week what their plans for energy policy are if they are elected in November.  Today, Democrat John Gregg addressed the 12th annual Indiana Conference on Energy Management.  Republican Mike Pence addressed the same conference yesterday. Gregg told the conference that he... More »

President Barack Obama addresses American Legion convention in Indianapolis

by Brandon Smith

August 28, 2012

President Barack Obama addressed hundreds of American Legion members via video message at the organization’s national convention in downtown Indianapolis today.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports. More »

Federal prisoner fights prison Muslim prayer rule in Indianapolis federal court

by Gretchen Frazee

August 27, 2012

An American-born Taliban fighter appeared today in an Indianapolis federal court to argue for the ability to pray with other Muslim inmates.  John Walker Lindh is a prisoner at a federal correctional facility in Terre Haute.  Prisoners there have not been allowed to perform a daily prayer together since 2009.  Prison officials say the restrictions... More »

Muncie to enforce curfew and truancy laws for city’s children

by Stephanie Wiechmann

August 27, 2012

The city of Muncie says it will use police, prosecutors, and the local school system to enforce a curfew and address truancy issues with the city’s children.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports. More »

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