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In the second of WBAA’s mini-golf conversations about the 2018 elections, Indiana State Senate candidates Sherry Shipley and Ron Alting hit the links for what’s likely to be their only joint question-and-answer session this election season -- at least if Alting's camp gets its way.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A candidate's miniature golf score should NOT be construed, in any way, as reflecting a candidate's fitness for office.

Twelve states, including Indiana, are asking a federal district court to throw out a climate lawsuit against oil giants. The states’ attorneys general filed a brief in the case this week. 

Book Review: Cherry

Oct 5, 2018

Cherry by first time author Nico Walker is a dark, graphic and brutally honest story of a young man and his unique path in life. The narrator recounts his journey through adulthood, from meeting the love of his life in college to serving as a medic in Afghanistan to his post-war career of robbing banks. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

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This year, WBAA endeavored to do a different type of election coverage -- one where the hazards are mostly the water and sand variety.

WBAA’s Stan Jastrzebski took candidates miniature golfing this fall to have a conversation about the issues, rather than a debate, while the candidates had a friendly competition on the links.

Holding the putters in this first segment are Chris Campbell and Sally Siegrist, the two candidates for State House District 26, which represents West Lafayette in the legislature.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A candidate's miniature golf score should NOT be construed, in any way, as reflecting a candidate's fitness for office.

Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper says Republican incumbent Connie Lawson shouldn’t accept campaign donations from auto dealers. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Democratic Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper says Republican incumbent Connie Lawson shouldn’t accept campaign donations from auto dealers. 

City of West Lafayette

For months, tenants have slowly been moving out of West Lafayette’s Chauncey Hill Mall, in anticipation of the bulldozing of the space at the end of 2019. But current tenants are beginning to voice more concerns about what the redevelopment of the space – and the surrounding area – are doing to the economics of the neighborhood.

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) says he has complete confidence in the "integrity and thoroughness" of the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Angela Thompson is the state representative for the Indiana chapter of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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A bill moving through Congress would open access for nurse practitioners to prescribe medication assisted treatment, or MAT, for people in opioid treatment. A number of the policies in the SUPPORT Act focus on increased access to opioid treatment – including medication assisted treatment.  

It’s been about nine months since the Trump administration imposed strict tariffs on imported solar panels. We checked in with two solar companies in Indiana to see how they’re faring.

Officials have finally released results for the state’s standardized test, the ISTEP, after grading issues postponed their publication last month.

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TOP And Lab Bands 10/12 Concert Preview

The Tower of Power (TOP) Band and Lab Jazz Bands I & II perform this Friday evening at Loeb Playhouse. The diverse program is led by Scott Pazera and Mo Trout . WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Pazera and Trout about the performance. Find out more about the concert here . The Purdue Jazz program under the direction of Dr. M.T. “Mo” Trout, consists of 6 jazz bands, including the premier Purdue Jazz Band, American Music Repertory Ensemble (AMRE), Lab Jazz Band I, Lab Jazz Band II, Tower of Power...

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Parks, Apartments And Hot Dogs

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes about downtown revitalization. Frankfort is struggling to fill agribusiness and manufacturing jobs, so the city is trying to improve life outside of work, and focusing on parks and apartments to build a larger employee pool.

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As the student loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Seth Frotman watched as the Department of Education became one of the biggest banks in the country. It has lent out more than a trillion dollars to student borrowers. The problem is, the Department of Education wasn't really built to be a bank.

Letters recently sent from two female inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville describe their growing desperation as their basic hygienic supplies disappeared.

"I ran out on Saturday 9/30," one wrote, "and although I continually asked for [toilet paper], was told they were out. They did have pads that I used as [toilet paper] until Monday 10/1 when they ran out. I then had to use a wash rag until Wed morn."

In 2014, Cohen surprised the Manhattan audience of a closed listening session of Popular Problems, his newest album at the time, by popping in not to sing, but simply say hello and look at everyone like they were aliens. At the time, I remember thinking that everything seemed to be a Very Serious Lark to Leonard.

Two years later, Cohen died. But just before that, he had put the finishing touches on a final book, The Flame, which was released on Oct. 2. It comes with an audio version of the works inside it, read by stars of film and literature.

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