Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) became the first Democrat to announce a 2020 bid for Attorney General Wednesday.

Loretta Rush Reappointed As Indiana Chief Justice

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Loretta Rush will continue to serve as Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court for another five years.

Waelz Sustainable Products Project In Muncie Is Dead

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An electric arc kiln furnace project slated for Muncie is dead.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the city says immense community opposition played a major part in cancelling the to-be-built plant.

City officials say the Muncie Redevelopment Commission will buy back a brownfield on Kilgore Avenue now owned by Waelz Sustainable Products and say they are working through “an exit strategy.”

Bayer, Elanco Animal Health Reach $7.6 Billion Agreement

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Indiana-based Elanco Animal Health is set to become the second largest animal health company in the world. The company announced the $7.6 billion agreement with Bayer Tuesday. 

An online learning company will soon be given state funding to help adults get their high school diploma. It’s the first organization approved to receive grant money from the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement fund.

DALEVILLE -- The attorney for two virtual charter schools alleged to inflate student enrollment and received millions of dollars in overpayments from the state, says new evidence will prove the schools did nothing wrong.

The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission met publicly for the first time Monday night. In January, Gov. Eric Holcomb tasked the commission with finding innovative ways to raise teacher salaries. 

The first large-scale study of early onset Alzheimer’s disease is led out of Indiana.  A new grant will enable the study to add on genetic research.

Indiana state officials are kickstarting efforts to support the U.S. Census Bureau ahead of next year’s population count.

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The Tippecanoe County Commissioners passed an ordinance Monday fining residents who discard non-recyclable items at the county’s recycling drop-off sites.

Offenders are docked $250 for the first violation, $1,000 for a second violation within one year, and up to $2,500 for a third violation in 12 months.

“We’ve had electronics, water heaters, construction debris, scooters, bicycles, you name it—things have been left there that are just truly not recyclable,” Commissioner Tom Murtaugh says.

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WBAA Arts Spotlight: The Lafayette Citizens Band

They are a group that have been performing since 1842. We’ll hear from maestro Bill Kisinger about Lafayette Citizens Band . Thursday night (August 8) is the final concert at Riehle Plaza with guests Organistan and Monday, September 2 nd (Labor Day) is their 2019 season finale at Jefferson High School.

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Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Recycling Woes, Pride Plans

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, listeners weigh in on the recent closure of West Lafayette’s recycling drop-off site. With less than favorable reviews rolling in for Lafayette’s Ninth Street drop-off location, what new recycling options should these West Lafayette recyclers expect from the city—and when?

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