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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

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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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The state is moving forward with plans to stop posting air pollution notices in newspapers, despite opposition. The notices let people know if someone has applied for a permit to put contamination into the air. Now the majority of those would be online or sent via email. 

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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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A Wisconsin-based company has acquired a growing Indiana paper straw manufacturer.

Aardvark Straws is located in Fort Wayne and claims to be the sole U.S. producer of paper straws. It’s owned by Precision Products Group, which this week sold the company to disposable tableware manufacturer Hoffmaster Group, Inc.

Some of potential "patients" for Purdue veterinarians at the Indiana State Fair.  (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

For the fifth year, Purdue veterinarian students have partnered with the Indiana State Fair. On a peak day, there are more than 1,000 animals at the Indiana State Fair. 

Red River Waste Solutions

2nd District city councilman Russ Jehl announced Tuesday he is preparing a measure that would give Fort Wayne paths toward amending its contract with its beleaguered solid waste management firm, Red River.

Ag Barometer Sees Record Decline In Producer Sentiment

Aug 7, 2018
(Courtesy of Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture)
Lauren Chapman

Purdue University’s Ag Economy Barometer, which measures producer sentiment, has seen record declines following establishment of the Trump administration’s tariffs. July’s declines were the biggest since the measure was first established in 2015.

Rebecca Green / WBOI/NIPR

In May, the City of Fort Wayne called on residents to vote on a name for its new tunnel boring machine, which aims to dig a five-mile, 200-foot deep underground tunnel in an effort to improve the quality of the city’s rivers.

Peter Wright (Photo courtesy of LinkedIn)
Lauren Chapman

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Superfund program says he’ll recuse himself from sites contaminated by his former employer DowDuPont — eleven of which are in Indiana.

Two State Agencies Add New Chief Medical Officers

Aug 7, 2018

Two Indiana agencies named new chief medical officers, or CMOs, to lead efforts to improve the health of Hoosiers.  

Donnelly Touts Drug Enforcement, Treatment Efforts

Aug 7, 2018
Sen. Joe Donnelly says it’s important to balance enforcement and treatment in the fight against drug addiction. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) Tuesday touted drug enforcement funding he’s helped secure for Indiana law enforcement agencies. 

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