General News

Lawyers are asking a federal judge to combine multiple lawsuits against milk distributor Fairlife and the owners of a northern Indiana dairy farm into a single class-action suit.

All IN: Infant and Maternal Mortality

Dec 3, 2019

Indiana’s infant mortality rate is the highest in the Midwest and the seventh worst in the nation, according to data from 2017. And it’s not just our babies that have these concerning statistics, our mothers have a high mortality rate too – almost double the national average.

Religious Conservative Groups Lose In RFRA Fix Lawsuit

Nov 26, 2019

An Indiana judge handed religious conservative groups a loss in their lawsuit challenging the so-called “fix” to the state’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA.

The public got a chance to comment Monday, in person, about a proposed rule at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles that allows people to change the gender on their driver’s license.

All IN: A Podcast for Farmers

Nov 25, 2019

“Field Work,” a podcast hosted by two young farmers in the Midwest, is about some of the innovative ways farmers are trying to make their farms both sustainable and profitable in a changing industry.

More than half of Hoosiers get health insurance from their employer and that coverage is growing more expensive.

Leaders at Lafayette Transitional Housing Center say they’re not yet sure just how they’ll spend a new $1.25 million grant.

The cash comes from the Day 1 Families Fund, part of an initiative launched by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in 2018.

The award is one of 32 given out nationwide this year, and LTHC Executive Director Jennifer Layton says her organization was invited to apply.

The final report for the National Judicial Opioid Task Force was released this week and includes recommendations and resources for courts responding to addiction.

Thousands of educators gathered outside the Indiana statehouse for the “Red for Ed” rally Tuesday to support public education. The Indiana State Teacher Association says its focus is three-pronged: ILEARN hold harmless, repeal career awareness licensure requirement, and use surplus money for public schools.

Muncie Mayor Back To Work After Federal Indictment

Nov 19, 2019

Muncie mayor’s is back to work in his office this week at Muncie City Hall, one day after being arrested by the FBI.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler is taking no interview requests, but his staff says he expects to be working as usual all week.