Dr. Koonin visits Purdue's campus on Tuesday
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Purdue University is bringing the author of “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What it Doesn’t and Why it Matters” -- a recently published book criticizing how climate reports are communicated to the public -- to campus Tuesday, as part of the fall Presidential Lecture Series. 

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A state environmental agency said U.S. Steel violated its permit when it released excess iron into a Lake Michigan waterway last month, causing it to turn a rusty color. That’s according to a report by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management this week.

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week denied a request from a group of truckers to hear their appeal in a case over Indiana Toll Road rates.

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Indiana education officials took the next step to revamp school accountability this week. 

The State Board of Education approved a list of student characteristics for the state to track as part of a new school performance dashboard it's developing.

Climate activists and West Lafayette city officials gathered Saturday to call on Duke Energy to commit to transitioning to 100% renewable energy.

In "Diary of a Young Naturalist," 15 year old author Dara McAnulty gives us several perspectives simultaneously:  That of a teenager making their way into adulthood; that of person with autism interacting with family, school fellows, and the wider world avaible through social media; and that of an individual passionate about nature learning and exploring the landscape and habitat of Northern Ireland. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

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An Indiana court said this week the state did have the authority to end federal unemployment benefits before an end date set by Congress. But it’s too late to affect unemployed Hoosiers, coming nearly a month after benefits ended nationwide.

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is suing an Indiana-based company that he said helped send at least 4.8 million illegal robocalls to Hoosiers.

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Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly is joining other pharmaceutical companies in arguing against legislation that aims to reduce drug costs. 


President Joe Biden has chosen a new administrator to oversee Region 5 of the Environmental Protection Agency — which covers Indiana and other Great Lakes states. Debra Shore will replace Kurt Thiede who was appointed during the Trump administration.


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Lafayette’s city budget was presented this month, with raises for city employees and reminders that COVID-19 will continue to impact the financial outlook on a number of fronts in the coming year. What are the spending priorities, and what will local officials continue to watch as they consider where to cut costs?

Too soon to call COVID-19 endemic, experts say

Oct 14, 2021
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After a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health experts believe we're still a way off from endemic.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Purdue President Mitch Daniels, and officials with Saab gathered in West Lafayette Wednesday for the grand opening of a new manufacturing and research facility.


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Tenant advocates say eviction courts have been “insane” as both old and new filings begin to move through Indiana courts. 

An estimated 64,000 eviction cases have been filed in the state since the start of the pandemic, with roughly 6,000 filed just since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium was struck down in August. 

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Hoosier businesses are back to dealing with the issues that were top of mind prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual Indiana Chamber of Commerce survey shows more than half say they are unable to find enough qualified workers.