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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says he hasn’t made up his mind about President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
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Donnelly Set To Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will meet Wednesday with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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Purdue Reaches Deal To Send Papa John's Money Back

Arts and Culture

Post: Historical Thriller Brings 1790 Battle Of Kekionga To Life [nid:92506]

Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their Message

Indiana native, B.J. Hollars, now a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, has a deep interest in the Americna civil rights movement and flair for creative nonfiction that have converged in a new book called "The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders."

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State News

Indianapolis Declares Gun Violence Is Public Health Issue

Gun violence is now recognized as a public health issue in Indianapolis, after the City County Council passed a non-binding resolution.  Ahmad Moore came to support the proposal with his daughter and members of his church. He says violence is a real problem in the city.  "If you don’t be the change, if you don’t make your voice heard, then you’re basically saying that you agree with the way things are," says Moorie.  One of the councilors who introduced the proposal, La Keisha Jackson, is a...

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Indiana farmers anticipate high yields for corn and soybeans. But coupled with retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. from China, Canada and Mexico, farmers’ income could continue to be depressed.

Hoosier Farmers Hit Twice With Trump Tariffs

Aug 10, 2018

Fifth generation Elkhart County farmer Mike Morehouse comes from a family that’s been working the land for more than 150 years. Growing corn and soybeans, he recently bought a new grain bin to store his corn.

The 100-year-old News-Sentinel laid off almost all of its remaining staff Friday afternoon.

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With the Botanical Conservatory's Botanical Roots Concert Series in full swing, there's a hardy helping of Americana music being served up, under the stars, every Friday night this month.

Indiana Doctors First To Use Clot Removal Device

Aug 10, 2018
Dr. Dan Sahlein demonstrates the Embotrap II. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana doctors are some of the first in the country to use a new tool that increases the ability to extract clots from the head which can reduce the damage from a stroke.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan talked to Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine Surgeon Dr. Dan Sahlein at a St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis about a newly approved device called the Embotrap II that can change a stroke patients outcome for the better.

 

Huntington University confirmed Vice President for Advancement Vince Haupert resigned from the northeast Indiana school Aug 7.

The City of East Chicago is working to replace lead pipes in up to 800 homes near the USS Lead Superfund site. Residents found out at a public meeting Thursday night some lead lines are only getting partially replaced leaving those residents still at risk. 

Study: Math Scores Drop For Students In Indiana Private School Voucher Program

Aug 10, 2018

Low‐income Indiana students who use a voucher to transfer to a private school as part of the country’s largest private school voucher program, fall behind academically in math, according to a study released this week.

The report by Notre Dame and University of Kentucky researchers found test scores of these students’ never recovered after they lost ground when transferring to a private school.

The group responsible for Indiana’s school safety report says the state needs to improve mental health services and data sharing to keep kids safe.

Report: Indiana Could Take Better Cancer Action

Aug 10, 2018

The American Cancer Society’s study finds Indiana could do more to reduce preventable cancer deaths.  This is the 16th year for the annual “How Do You Measure Up?” analysis.

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