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The candidates for Tippecanoe County Sheriff held their only debate Wednesday night before a crowd at Harrison High School. Bob Goldsmith and Jason Dombkowski agreed on almost everything…except for which one has the most relevant experience.

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Lieutenant and West Lafayette Police Chief are running for the same office on very similar platforms.

What this race will come down to, both say, is what leadership style the people trust to make those things happen.

Businesses that don’t factor in environmental risks could face financial consequences. That was one of the topics at Wednesday's 21st annual Pollution Prevention Conference in Indianapolis. 

School reviews in Indiana are changing again this year as part of the state’s renewed approach to school improvement.

Each year the state reviews schools with at least two years of failing letter grades, to look at different aspects of a school’s operations and figure out how they can improve. 

Child Welfare Agency Proposes Changes To State Law

Sep 19, 2018
The Department of Child Services wants legislators to change some of the laws that govern the child welfare agency. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Department of Child Services wants legislators to change some of the laws that govern the child welfare agency.

Lawmakers debated those proposed changes in a study committee Wednesday.

EPA Not Monitoring Asbestos In Midwest Schools

Sep 18, 2018

Indiana is one of many states that relies on the Environmental Protection Agency to make sure its schools are keeping kids safe from asbestos. In high doses, it can cause cancer and other diseases. But a new report by the agency’s internal watchdog shows the EPA isn’t making asbestos a priority. 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
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The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend today published the names of 18 priests and deacons credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.

 

A total of 63 credible allegations are cited with individual numbers attributed to each of the accused. The list was compiled by both

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush discusses the 2018 edition of the Supreme Court's annual report. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush says she’s encouraged by progress shown in a new type of specialty court.

There are several types of so-called “problem-solving” courts. They include drug courts to help with the state’s addiction epidemic and others aimed at military veterans. Rush says one of the newest types is family recovery courts.

The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook contains 19 years worth of recipes, all from the hit show. It also features equipment and ingredient ratings, and an extensive behind the scenes look at how the show comes together. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

 

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The Indiana Department of Health is reviewing a order from a judge that recommends a proposed abortion clinic in South Bend be licensed.

 

John Clare

Art on the Wabash is a local artists’ fair this  Sunday, September 23. From 10 AM to 4 PM at West Lafayette’s Tapawingo Park you can see this juried fair that features work from artists in a 15 county area. WBAA's John Clare spoke with coordinator Kathleen Atwell and photographer Alan McConnell about the 13th annual event.

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What's New: Beethoven Symphonies

People throughout the world are familiar with and treasure Ludwig van Beethoven 's Nine Symphonies . We'll feature not one, but TWO new sets of Beethoven’s symphonies: Peter Stangel with the Pocket Philharmonic AND Anima Eterna with conductor Jos Van Immerseel .

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Parks, Apartments And Hot Dogs

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes about downtown revitalization. Frankfort is struggling to fill agribusiness and manufacturing jobs, so the city is trying to improve life outside of work, and focusing on parks and apartments to build a larger employee pool.

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The National Park Service has embarked on a 3 to 5 year plan, in collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Forest Service, to remove all mountain goats from Olympic National Park in Washington state.

As part of that plan, more than 75 mountain goats arrived in Washington's North Cascade mountains by refrigerated truck in recent weeks, before being transferred to helicopters for the ride of their lives.

About 20 years ago, to mark her 60th birthday, Jane Fonda asked for her daughter's help in creating a very short video about her life. Her daughter suggested, "Why don't you just get a chameleon to crawl across the screen?"

"Ouch," Fonda says, recalling the conversation. "She knew what buttons to push and she wasn't wrong."

Fonda has lived many lives. From starlet, to fitness guru, to Vietnam protester — now 80, she's a comedic actress, securing roles at an age when many in Hollywood would have left the screen.

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