General News

a81b0684-ee9b-4774-8c3e-0d2183438699
Zach Herndon / WFIU/WTIU News

No one likes sitting in traffic - but what about sitting and watching it go by?

That's the premise behind a new park that opened this month on Virginia Avenue in Indianapolis.

Bishop Rhoades Cleared Of Misconduct Allegations

Sep 13, 2018
Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Rebecca Green / WBOI

 

Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese has been cleared of sexual misconduct allegations by the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania district attorney.

The state Water Infrastructure Task Force held its first official meeting Wednesday. Legislators created the group last year to study the state’s water systems and make a plan to tackle water and wastewater needs. 

ffe97db3-cb86-41a0-ab1c-097b82a92bc9
Emily Forman/Side Effects Public Media

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need.

State lawmakers Wednesday debated the best way to set up such a system.

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need.

State lawmakers Wednesday debated the best way to set up such a system.

EPA Adds Anderson Site To Priority List

Sep 12, 2018

A site in Anderson, Indiana, has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List because of groundwater contamination.

Chemicals like trichloroethene, TCE, an industrial solvent and known carcinogen, and tetrachloroethene, PCE, a dry cleaning fluid, have been found in small amounts in treated water. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says the water still meets safe drinking standards.

Trump Visits Evansville, Endorses Braun

Aug 30, 2018

Thousands were expected to attend a rally in Evansville where President Donald Trump spoke Thursday night. 

MCS Enrollment Dips, But Less Than District Planned For

Aug 29, 2018

Muncie Community Schools is losing students this year.  But, according to officials, the unofficial number is small, and less than the district planned for.  IPR’s Zoe Dwiggins reports.

Official enrollment counts are done in September across the state.  It’s that number that determines how much state money each district will get.  Unofficially though, Muncie Community Schools says it has lost 63 students this school year.

Ball State Program Teaching Security To Election Officials

Aug 26, 2018

Ball State University is working with the Secretary of State’s office to train Hoosier election officials in election security procedures.  As IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports, the program’s directors say the new certificate program is tailored exclusively for Indiana election needs.

There’s a long list of things the Secretary of State’s office says Hoosier election officials are supposed to know well.  Some, like election systems and election laws are obvious.  Others, like “physical space management” and “public relations,” are not.

Pages