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IPR's "All Things Considered" host, reporter, and producer

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Street departments focus on potholes with lack of snow to remove

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

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State report blames construction company for deadly state fair stage collapse

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

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Conflicted automatic taxpayer refund bills in General Assembly

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

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Statewide smoking ban now in Senate

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

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New education report shows statewide graduation rate of 85 percent

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

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Indiana University removes permanent “Find Lauren” web banner

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

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