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This morning’s dusting of snow is the exception rather than the rule during this warmer-than-normal winter. This means city street departments are spending time on another road hazard – potholes. IPR’s Cody Butler reports. Butler — Snow & Potholes Muncie … Continue reading
The State Labor Department says the company that built the state fair stage ahead of last summer’s deadly collapse is responsible for its collapse. A report out today says Mid-America Sound Corporation wasn’t qualified to perform the stage construction and … Continue reading
Two bills that make changes to Indiana’s automatic taxpayer refund look to be in conflict with each other. As Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports, their authors aren’t sure how those differences will be reconciled. Smith — Taxpayer Refund Changes … Continue reading
A statewide smoking ban’s fate now lies in the Indiana Senate, where it’s never passed out of committee. And while hopes for its passage are bright, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith tells us there are still significant obstacles to overcome. … Continue reading
A new graduation rate report from Indiana’s Department of Education today shows more than 85 percent of Hoosier high school students graduated last year. That’s the highest graduation rate since the state began keeping track in 2005. In the IPR … Continue reading
It’s been eight months since Indiana University student Lauren Spierer disappeared after a night out partying with friends and this weekend, the university removed a “Find Lauren” web banner from their homepage. I-U spokesman Mark Land says the university has … Continue reading
The City of Indianapolis has invested millions of dollars in preparation for the Super Bowl, and city officials expect a sizable return. But as Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Sean Bueter reports, figuring out whether that boost will last is difficult to … Continue reading
With Ball State University actively increasing its number of international students, these students will leave their native countries to come to a small city in the middle of a region recognized for its homogeneous population. But, as IPR’s Safarali Saydshoev … Continue reading
A mid-afternoon shooting near Ball State University’s campus has killed an unidentified man and wounded two Muncie Police Department officers. While serving an arrest warrant, Officers Steve Baugh and Brent Brown suffered superficial wounds when the suspect began shooting at … Continue reading