Leadership at the state’s largest teachers union is changing this summer, and the incoming president says he plans to focus more on local schools’ needs.

Keith Gambill has been the Indiana State Teachers Association vice president for six years, and later this summer he’ll become president after members elected him to the position this spring.

 

Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

 

Another chapter is about to unfold in the ongoing controversy surrounding Attorney General Curtis Hill and his alleged groping last year of four women.

South Bend Police Shooting Sparks Investigation

Jun 17, 2019

 

 

The fatal shooting of a black man by a South Bend police officer has triggered an independent investigation and prompted Mayor Pete Buttigieg to abruptly return from the campaign trail.

National Weather Service officials are surveying the damage from Saturday’s severe weather. They believe tornadoes may have touched down near Ellettsville, Freedom, Ridgeport, and Beech Grove near Indianapolis. 

State Rep. Mahan Resigns To Move

Jun 15, 2019

A state representative from Blackford County says he’s resigning from his seat this summer, as a job change will move him out of the district he represents.

Kevin Mahan (R-Harford City) says he’s taken a job with Community Health Network and moving outside District 31.

In a statement, Mahan says he hadn’t planned to resign, but the new job gives him “an executive role with a great company.”

Fifth District Rep. Susan Brooks Will Not Seek Re-election

Jun 14, 2019

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) will not seek a fifth term in Congress. Brooks announced Friday that she will retire at the end of her current term.

She has spent 16 of the last 22 years in some form of public service, and she said she's ready to spend more time with her family. Brooks said in a statement it was time for "new talent" in the 5th District.

Book Review: Animal

Jun 14, 2019

Since the beginning of time, humans have had an innate fascination with the images of various animals. From our cavemen days, to modern children-book illustrations, animals have been a captivating part of our art. The coffee table book Animal: Exploring the Zoological World depicts carefully selected images of the creatures of our planet. Author James Hanken combines science and art to give the full breadth of the animal kingdom through pictures. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.  

Workforce Cabinet Announces New Grant

Jun 13, 2019

The Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet announced a new workforce grant Wednesday afternoon intended to help local workforce development efforts.

The U.S.-China trade war continues with President Donald Trump threatening to place 25 percent tariffs on more Chinese imports. However, businesses and economist warn consumers will be the ones paying.

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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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WBAA Arts Spotlight: 2019 Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering

The 47th annual Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering takes place June 28-30, 2019. WBAA's John Clare speaks with Karah Rawlings , executive director about the musicians, camping, and how you can volunteer.

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