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This summer, users of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—commonly known as food stamps—can show their benefits card to catch a free ride to Greater Lafayette farmer’s markets—and, in West Lafayette, make their money go twice as far through a new program that doubles their benefits.

Greg Seiters is trying to decide if the extra funds outweigh the wait time.

“Well,” Seiters says, “generally, they’re on time.”

He’s waiting at a CityBus stop near his Lafayette home on a sweltering Wednesday afternoon.

Seth Tackett / WFIU/WTIU News

People poured into the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute Tuesday to remember founder and survivor Eva Kor.

The museum had been closed since her death Thursday. People are leaving flowers in Kor's parking spot out front.

Health care executive and former Indiana State Health Commissioner Woody Myers is set to announce Wednesday that he’s running for governor.

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Terre Haute resident and Holocaust survivor Eva Kor died Thursday, while accompanying one of the many groups of people she led to Eastern Europe in the last decade.

WBAA News Director Stan Jastrzebski went on one of those trips nearly a decade ago to cover the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

He spoke by phone and Skype to some of the people he met on that trip to get their remembrances of a woman who was small in stature, but outsized in impact.

At least two Indiana school districts face federal lawsuits claiming they didn’t do enough to protect students from bullying. Meanwhile, anti-bullying advocates in the state are pushing for stronger laws. 

How Two Gunshots Sparked Outrage in South Bend

Jul 5, 2019

It’s been over two weeks since a black South Bend resident was fatally shot by a white police officer, but the pain and outrage ignited in the community have not gone away. Here's a timeline with some context to give insight into how this incident sparked an outcry.

The state’s Secured School Safety Grants are changing this year and applications are expected to open soon, after lawmakers added more money to the fund and expanded how schools can use the money during the legislative session. 

Amtrak’s Hoosier State Line made one final round trip between Indianapolis and Chicago Sunday before discontinuing service. For some on board, it was an emotional day.

Community Groups Oppose New HIP Work Requirements

Jul 1, 2019

The Healthy Indiana Plan, or HIP, started its Gateway to Work Program this year, and July 1 is the first day some recipients are required to log hours to keep coverage. A new campaign to oppose the requirements has launched with a protest near the statehouse. 

More than two weeks after the fatal shooting of a black man in South Bend by a white police officer, ministers from across the city gathered to call for spiritual guidance. They also gave Mayor Pete Buttigieg a packet of recommendations to begin healing the city.