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Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need.

State lawmakers Wednesday debated the best way to set up such a system.

EPA Adds Anderson Site To Priority List

Sep 12, 2018

A site in Anderson, Indiana, has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List because of groundwater contamination.

Chemicals like trichloroethene, TCE, an industrial solvent and known carcinogen, and tetrachloroethene, PCE, a dry cleaning fluid, have been found in small amounts in treated water. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says the water still meets safe drinking standards.

Trump Visits Evansville, Endorses Braun

Aug 30, 2018

Thousands were expected to attend a rally in Evansville where President Donald Trump spoke Thursday night. 

MCS Enrollment Dips, But Less Than District Planned For

Aug 29, 2018

Muncie Community Schools is losing students this year.  But, according to officials, the unofficial number is small, and less than the district planned for.  IPR’s Zoe Dwiggins reports.

Official enrollment counts are done in September across the state.  It’s that number that determines how much state money each district will get.  Unofficially though, Muncie Community Schools says it has lost 63 students this school year.

Ball State Program Teaching Security To Election Officials

Aug 26, 2018

Ball State University is working with the Secretary of State’s office to train Hoosier election officials in election security procedures.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the program’s directors say the new certificate program is tailored exclusively for Indiana election needs.

There’s a long list of things the Secretary of State’s office says Hoosier election officials are supposed to know well.  Some, like election systems and election laws are obvious.  Others, like “physical space management” and “public relations,” are not.

Indiana parents told a judicial committee Friday about flaws they experienced in the state’s family court system. The hearing was to gather feedback on Indiana’s child support guidelines. 

Diocese Promises Release Of Names Of Alleged Abusers

Aug 17, 2018
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Ball State To Remove Papa John's Name From Business Program

Aug 16, 2018

Ball State University trustees now say the Muncie school will remove the name of Papa John’s pizza founder and alumnus John Schnatter from a business program on campus.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the board says it is reversing course from an earlier statement on the recommendation of the university president.

Ball State’s board has voted to remove John Schnatter’s name from its Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise.  Schnatter’s name will also be removed from a professorship funded by the same donation.

About 10,000 people retire each day in the U.S., according to Pew Research and the Social Security Administration. Nearly 300 employers and educators gathered Thursday for the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s first Work-based Learning Conference to discuss the growing workforce gap in manufacturing.

Roncalli High School guidance counselor says she may lose her job after administrators found out she is married to a woman.