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Indiana Unemployment Rate Improves Again, Lowest In A Year

Indiana’s unemployment rate improved in July for the second consecutive month. That’s despite other, negative employment figures. The Indiana unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percent in July, down to 3.4 percent. That’s the lowest it’s been in more than a year – and it’s the first time it improved two consecutive months in more than a year and a half. But the state’s private sector shed 1,300 jobs last month, primarily in the leisure and hospitality, and trade, transportation and utilities...

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Arts and Culture

Anna Webber

Still Rocking: An Interview With David Crosby

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby, who's in the midst of what many of his fans call "the brilliant third act of his career," has just begun a major nationwide tour and is headed for the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana on Thursday, August 22nd.

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State News

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Moms Demand Action, Activists Call For Federal, State Response On Gun Violence

Moms Demand Action and other gun control activists from across Indiana gathered at the Statehouse Saturday to demand state and federal policymakers pass legislation to reduce gun violence.

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WBOI Presents

En Hughey

The Trap Door's 2019 Pride Showcase

WBOI Presents is once again live from the Trap Door stage. The Pride Showcase was recorded at Bird & Clever in Fort Wayne on July 25.

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Jill Sheridan / IPB News

The first large-scale study of early onset Alzheimer’s disease is led out of Indiana. A new grant will enable the study to add on genetic research.

Brandon Smith / IPB News

Indiana state officials are kickstarting efforts to support the U.S. Census Bureau ahead of next year’s population count.

Piping Plovers Rest On Indiana Beaches During Journey South

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Indiana is truly the crossroads of America - not just for people, but also as a migratory stop for an endangered species of bird. 

There are about 75 pairs of Piping Plovers in the Great Lakes population and most of them nest in Michigan.

“I’m not a college deal, but I know you have to advertise,” Comer says. “I mean, there was just once in the paper."

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

Moms Demand Action and other gun control activists from across Indiana gathered at the Statehouse Saturday to demand state and federal policymakers pass legislation to reduce gun violence.

Nursing Students Serve Homeless As Part of Education

7 hours ago
Carter Barrett / IPB News

Hundreds of people snake through the warehouse at the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Indianapolis, picking up canned goods, cartons of milk and other groceries. 

Anna Webber

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby, who's in the midst of what many of his fans call "the brilliant third act of his career," has just begun a major nationwide tour and is headed for the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Indiana on Thursday, August 22nd.

Clubhouse Offers Community Healing For Veterans

Aug 16, 2019
Jill Sheridan / IPB News

Getting back to life can be difficult for anyone diagnosed with serious mental illness, including veterans. In Indiana, a new partnership gives them another option for rehabilitation in their community. 

Rebecca Thiele / IPB News

The state is kicking off a series of regional water studies to help Indiana with its water supply and infrastructure needs. 

At this week’s Indiana Water Summit, Jim McGoff with the Indiana Finance Authority says the state is starting to collect data from the central part of the state — which already has a regional water collaborative.

In order to access Indiana’s new $20 million annual loan program for water infrastructure improvements, communities must try to collaborate with other cities and towns.

Lauren Chapman/IPB

Indiana’s unemployment rate improved in July for the second consecutive month.

That’s despite other, negative employment figures.

The Indiana unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percent in July, down to 3.4 percent. That’s the lowest it’s been in more than a year – and it’s the first time it improved two consecutive months in more than a year and a half.

But the state’s private sector shed 1,300 jobs last month, primarily in the leisure and hospitality, and trade, transportation and utilities sectors.

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