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An amendment to a state Senate bill would let Indiana approve permits for coal ash waste instead of the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Groups concerned about coal ash pollution worry the state wouldn’t be as protective of public health and the environment.

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Indiana’s unemployment rate continues to inch downward according to preliminary federal data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the unemployment rate was 4 percent in February, down from 4.2 percent in January.

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A private Republican caucus will choose Indiana’s newest state lawmaker Monday evening.

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The Indiana Department of Health reported 81 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 12,617 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 6,000 new cases in the last week.

Book Review: The American Agent

Mar 27, 2021

The American Agent is a mystery that mixes history with fiction. It's set in 1940s London, England - a period driven by fear. This is right at the cusp of what is referred to as "the Blitz" where Nazi Germany unleashed bombs upon the British Isles. This is all happening as our female protagonist Maisie Dobbs is working to solve the mystery of an American correspondent's sudden death. Want to learn more? West Lafayette Public Director Nick Schenkel has the review.  

Subaru’s Lafayette auto plant began vaccinating workers on Friday as part of a statewide plan to ramp up vaccinations. 


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Utility consumers and Indiana’s public finance arm will likely have a voice on a task force charged with developing the state’s energy policy. That’s according to an amended bill, HB 1220, that would extend the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force for another two years.

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Indiana House Republicans refused to debate a redistricting reform proposal Thursday, using legislative procedure to block an amendment from House Democrats.

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More than 1 million Hoosiers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, three months into the state’s rollout. The Indiana Department of Health announced the milestone Thursday.

Equity At Center Of Indiana School Funding Debate

Mar 26, 2021
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The proposed K-12 funding plan in Indiana’s next two-year state budget adds $378 million. That includes an increase in base per student funding -- 1.25% during the first year and 2.5% in the second year.

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Purdue University officials said Thursday they plan to keep current COVID-19 measures in place on campus “at least” through May commencement. 

Tippecanoe County health officials are raising concerns about Indiana lifting its mask mandate on April 6th. 



This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced this week that statewide COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted next month – though local leaders and businesses can still maintain stricter guidelines. Will cities and counties follow the state’s lead, or hold onto area restrictions for the time being?

Legislation, HB 1152, to penalize fraud in the unemployment insurance system passed through the General Assembly and is on its way to Gov. Eric Holcomb. The Department of Workforce Development asked for the changes to go after people gaming the system.


Tippecanoe County officially dropped into the blue category on the state’s COVID-19 metrics map Wednesday, which indicates the least-serious level of COVID spread. The shift came as the state this week announced a major expansion of vaccine eligible groups and a rollback to COVID restrictions.