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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)
Brandon Smith

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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State Auditor Tera Klutz calls Indiana a "leader in fiscal responsibility." (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana started its new fiscal year on a positive note, with tax revenues that slightly outperformed expectations.

That’s despite the continuation in July of a negative trend.

Indiana collected about $5 million more in taxes than state budget makers planned for. That’s largely due to individual income tax revenue, which bested projections by more than $30 million.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says the key to push the measure over the finish line is to “change hearts and minds” in the legislature. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb says “the time is right” for Indiana to pass a hate crimes law – and he’s ready to pitch in to help that effort. 

US Sen Young: "I'm Anxious" About Tariffs Strategy

Aug 9, 2018

US Senator Todd Young says while he supports President Donald Trump standing up to capitalist nations like China on trade, he also wants a more targeted strategy for international tariffs.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

“I’m very much aware Indiana is the most manufacturing-intensive state in the country.  We don’t want to disrupt our global supply chains.  That’s happening already.”

There are five times as many people employed in the clean energy industry than in fossil fuel jobs in Indiana, according to a report released Wednesday by the nonprofit Clean Energy Trust. 

Riley doctor Blake Froberg comments on a recent report about toxins in school supplies. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

A new report tested common school supplies like crayons and binders and finds a few products have toxins that are known to cause health problems.

Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged to work next session to ensure a hate crimes bill passes after vandals defaced a Carmel synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Religious conservative groups that oppose hate crimes laws in Indiana say Gov. Eric Holcomb’s support for the measure won’t matter.

Purdue University Fort Wayne Hosts Annual Job Fair

Aug 8, 2018
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Purdue University Fort Wayne hosted their annual job fair Wednesday, a partnership between the university, WorkOne and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City). 

The job fair hosted 73 companies and employment agencies, with a total of 3,700 open positions.

Purdue-Fort Wayne officials said they want to attract potential job seekers around the area, as well as students getting ready to start the school year.

Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

  Indiana University says it’s encouraging dining services workers to get a Hepatitis A vaccine as an outbreak in the state continues to grow.

While there are no cases of the highly-contagious liver infection on the Bloomington campus, more than 330 people have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A across the state since November.

IU is offering the vaccine at its health clinic for students, faculty and staff.

Tyler Lake / WFIU/WTIU News

  As more than 350 Indiana school districts wait for handheld metal detectors to arrive from the state, many haven’t adopted policies outlining how they’ll use them.

The wands present some legal issues for schools, because their use has been challenged in other states before.

That’s why the Indiana School Boards Association sent sample policies to districts across the state.

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