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6:41 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Pence Makes Change at DHS

Governor-elect Mike Pence announced Thursday he will make a leadership change at the state Department of Homeland Security. It’s the first Pence-appointee who comes from outside the Daniels administration.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s new director will be John Hill, replacing current director Joe Wainscott.  Hill was previously the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as well as a former member of the Indiana State Police.  Pence said he’s grateful for Wainscott’s service but adds bringing in Hill was a unique opportunity.

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News
4:18 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Companies announce commitments to bring jobs to Indiana

After already breaking the state’s record for job commitments in 2012, nine more companies have pledged to create more than 2,500 jobs over the new few years in locations around Indiana.  Indiana secured those commitments despite offering some of the lowest tax incentives in the region.

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Education
3:10 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Bennett wins Florida's top education job

Ousted Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett has a new job — Florida Commissioner of Education. Florida's Board of Education voted Wednesday morning to give Bennett the Sunshine State's top appointed education job.

Bennett threw his name into consideration after losing his re-election bid to Democrat Glenda Ritz. He was one of three finalists the Florida State Board of Education interviewed Tuesday in Tampa.

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Midday Matters
1:58 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Health 360- Wednesday December 12, 2012

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Midday Matters
1:23 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

News Review- Monday December 10, 2012

Politics & Government
5:41 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Daniels celebrates Indiana's birthday

Governor Mitch Daniels celebrated Indiana’s 196th birthday with hundreds of schoolchildren at a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday.  It will be the last Statehood Day Daniels takes part in as governor.

Students from schools around Indianapolis and Columbus participated in festivities at the Statehouse that included presentations from legislators, state Supreme Court Justice Steven David and the governor.  Daniels said Statehood Day is the best opportunity he sees to teach younger students about the history of Indiana.

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Politics & Government
11:17 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Looking back at Daniels' legacy

Governor Mitch Daniels’ eight years in office is being remembered as a time of big changes and sweeping reform that’s left the state markedly different than it was.  Both supporters and opponents say Daniels was decisive and left no doubt as to who was in charge.  But whether changes made under the Daniels administration were positive depends a lot on who you talk to.

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Midday Matters
1:28 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Outer Spaces- Thursday December 6, 2012

Midday Matters
1:14 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Artcentric- Friday December 7, 2012

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Education
2:43 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Education officials approve licensing changes

A state panel has voted to make it easier for non-education majors who earn Bachelor’s degrees to get teaching jobs.  That’s one part of a broad package of changes to Indiana’s rules for teacher licensing the State Board of Education approved Wednesday. But opponents fear the new standards sets the bar too low.

The State Board’s final 9-2 vote ends months of debate on the proposal known as “REPA II.”  State education officials say the new guidelines give schools more flexibility in the teacher hiring process. 

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