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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.

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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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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By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is a "seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a self-confident African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. " It's the first production of Purdue Theatre's 2018-19 season.

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Board member resignations. Viral rumors on social media. Tax-paying citizens turning out en masse to demand answers. At the center of it all? The Clinton County Humane Society. What started out as a personnel dispute may turn out to be a harbinger of much larger financial problems in the county.

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Just how badly has the 2018 season started for the Purdue football team?

In their first three games, the Boilermakers have been outscored by a total of eight points.  They're 0-3.

The last two of those losses have come on field goals tried in the final five or fewer seconds of the 4th quarter.

And even Northwestern found a way to add insult to Purdue's season Saturday. Two weeks after a season-opening win over the Boilermakers, the Wildcats became the first Big Ten Conference team since 1894 to lose to Akron.

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Tippecanoe County Sheriff Candidate Bob Goldsmith says his plan for school safety, if he’s elected in November, is to keep doing what the county is already doing.

Goldsmith struggled Friday to say what would differentiate his plan from a current initiative at campuses across the county.

The program rotates two officers through 20 county schools, and students may not always be aware ahead of time which days School Resource Officers, or SROs, are in their building.

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Right now, Lafayette’s Five Points neighborhood looks like a twisted jumble of streets surrounded by businesses and homes in need of more than a little TLC.

But in a few years, city leaders think it’ll be a hub of rebirth, with developers sinking millions of dollars into replacing the old with the new.

What hasn’t been floated publicly in those talks is the G-word: gentrification. The neighborhoods surrounding Five Points have plenty of history, but also play host to many low- and middle-income Lafayette families. If investment comes in and raises the value of the property, would that drive some of those residents out of the market?

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  High school students are now earning money for getting good grades or visiting a college campus.

The national organization RaiseMe launched the idea of micro-scholarships five years ago. More than a dozen Indiana colleges and universities have partnered with RaiseMe to offer prospective students micro-scholarships. They can earn money in high school and then apply it towards their college expenses.

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In The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Mason Bates and Mark Campbell created an alternative and intimate perspective of a public life. It focuses on people and experiences that shaped Steve Jobs: his father, his Buddhist practice, his rise and fall as an executive, and his marriage. WBAA Music Director John Clare spoke with Bates about the new recording on Pentatone and the upcoming performance at IU's Jacobs School of Music September 14-22.

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