General News

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With just one month left to respond to the Census, community groups are working to ensure everyone is counted. The U.S. Census Bureau will stop counting at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. That could threaten the accuracy of the census if many people go uncounted.

WNBA Players Advocate For Social Justice

Sep 1, 2020
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The WNBA stood with major sporting leagues across the country postponing playoff games for several days last week. One Indiana Fever player said part of her role as a professional athlete is to advocate for social justice.

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Two new, original pieces of art now hang in the Indiana Statehouse to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

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Housing advocates are bracing for a “tsunami” of evictions after Indiana lifted its moratorium a little more than a week ago.

There’s no way to know exactly how many evictions have been filed, but a recent study estimates that as many as 720,000 Hoosiers could be at risk.

Takuma Sato Wins Second Indianapolis 500

Aug 23, 2020
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Takuma Sato won the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday. Sato returned to victory lane after winning the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing” in 2017.

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The court battle over an Indiana law that requires women to get an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion is over.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the state agreed to end the lawsuit.

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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.

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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.

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