General News

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The Hoosier Lottery generated more than $300 million for the state in the last fiscal year, which supports teacher retirement and police and firefighter pensions.

That revenue meets budget projections, despite the impact of COVID-19.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he wants to be a “barrier buster” to help reduce racial inequality in the Hoosier State.

Holcomb announced Tuesday that will include creating a new government position and sharing data on racial disparities.

Andretti Wins Pole Position For Indy 500

Aug 17, 2020
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Marco Andretti will start in the lead for this year’s Indy 500 after winning Pole Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The victory adds another win to his family’s history in IndyCar racing.

The Friday Pitch-In

Aug 14, 2020

Gov. Holcomb aims to give schools more certainty about school funding, and consumer advocates say utilities should offer payment plans to customers with overdue bills. We get updates on these stories and more.

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The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus unveiled an expansive justice reform plan Thursday that reimagines policing across the state.

The caucus hopes to advance the agenda in the next legislative session.

A top lawmaker in Indiana is warning schools they could lose out on 15 percent of state funding if they start the new school year only online. 

South Bend, Indiana React To The Death Of Former Gov. Joe Kernan

Jul 29, 2020
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Joe Kernan, former South Bend mayor and 48th governor of Indiana died early Wednesday morning at the age of 74 after living with Alzheimer's disease.

Former Indiana first lady Judy O’Bannon has many accolades to her name. From community activism to youth leadership, she’s always busy. 

Ball State University won’t require students or staff to be tested for COVID-19 before the campus fully reopens for in-person classes next month.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the Muncie school announced its coronavirus screening procedures Monday.


Most Indiana students – and all adults – must wear masks at school as buildings prepare to reopen to in-person instruction.