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Hoosiers have mixed feelings on wind farms

by Jill Sheridan

May 10, 2013

Wind farms have become big business across Indiana in recent years.  Hoosiers in wind farm counties have mixed feelings about the wind turbines that are changing the state’s flat landscape.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan reports on a Purdue University study that hopes to add an academic basis to the debate. More »

New program encourages Hoosier students to read this summer

by Sam Klemet

May 10, 2013

Indiana’s public schools superintendent today announced a new initiative to encourage Hoosier elementary school students to read more during their summer break.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sam Klemet reports. More »

StateImpact Indiana: ISTEP Glitches

by Kyle Stokes

May 9, 2013

By a new state mandate, more than 90 percent of Indiana schools are administering the I-STEP online to third through eighth graders this year.   That means most of the state’s schools felt the effects of the testing company computer malfunction that stopped and delayed exams last week.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, local... More »

StateImpact Indiana: Referenda Election Results

by Elle Moxley

May 8, 2013

Yesterday was Election Day in several Indiana counties.  Seven school corporations asked voters for additional funding for school projects.  Only five districts succeeded at the ballot box.  Most of the approved referenda passed by substantial margins. But at least one race was much closer. As StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, every vote counted in a campaign... More »

Constitution Indiana: Franklin County

by Andrea Muraskin

May 7, 2013

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, tonight begins a motorcycle ride across the country to learn about the U.S. Constitution.  Constitution USA airs on WIPB – Muncie’s PBS station – at 9 PM.  Today, Indiana Public Broadcasting begins their own trip across the Hoosier State to see how constitutional issues... More »

Does the welfare drug testing bill have a future?

by Brandon Smith

May 3, 2013

A Republican state lawmaker says legislation requiring drug testing of some welfare recipients will make a comeback in 2014 after it failed to pass the last two years.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on the bill that died on the final day of the 2013 session. More »

StateImpact Indiana: Construction Referenda

by Elle Moxley

May 2, 2013

Three Indiana school corporations will ask voters this month to approve major construction projects. Districts are still learning how to sell referenda to taxpayers — before 2008, schools could levy up to $2 million in bonds without appealing to taxpayers. But as StateImpact Indiana’s Elle Moxley reports, for the districts that have succeeded, it might not... More »

ISTEP testing schedule extended to weather online glitches

by Brandon Smith

May 1, 2013

State education officials have extended the ISTEP testing schedule by three days after several days of statewide online testing glitches this week.  But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, the extra days might still not be enough. More »

Planned Parenthood to challenge new Governor-signed law

by Brandon Smith

May 1, 2013

Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will likely challenge in court an abortion drug measure that was signed into law today by Governor Mike Pence.  Pence signed legislation that will require Indiana abortion clinics that only dispense the abortion drug RU-486 to adhere to the same physical standards as surgical abortion clinics.  That includes bigger... More »

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