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Midday Matters
1:22 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Financial Focus- Tuesday November 6, 2012

Today we're checking in on economic matters with Ball State economist Michael Hicks. And later in the program, we'll check in with Jon and Michelle from the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

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Midday Matters
1:27 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

News Review- Monday November 5, 2012

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Politics & Government
8:46 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Indiana early voter turnout is down

Voter turnout in Indiana has gone up in three consecutive presidential election years, including 2008’s record high.  Indiana’s Secretary of State says she’s hoping for another record this year, but some political watchers say that’s unlikely.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson says early voting has been strong so far, but she says early voting this year is a little off from the last presidential election.

“Compared to this time in the election process in 2008, we’re about 85 thousand ballots behind what we were in 2008,” Lawson said.

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Midday Matters
1:41 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Midday Matters Friday November 2, 2012

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Midday Matters
1:27 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Midday Matters Thursday November 1, 2012

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Politics & Government
11:38 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Commission pushes for criminal code reform

Members of the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission have recommended major reforms to the Indiana General Assembly, which will take up the legislation in the 2013 session.
Credit Brandon Smith / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Lawmakers will attempt the first comprehensive reform of Indiana’s criminal code in 30 years next session after legislation prepared over the last three years by a legislative study committee was approved Tuesday.  But some state criminal justice organizations say the reform package will still require significant work before it can garner their support.

A huge portion of the criminal code overhaul will be put in one piece of legislation next session, something Indiana Public Defender Council executive director Larry Landis says may not work. 

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Education
6:22 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Tony Bennett explains school ratings

State education officials announced Wednesday morning fewer Indiana schools received the state’s highest letter grade rating in 2012.  But three out of five schools still received an A or a B.  State superintendent Tony Bennett unveiled the letter grades and said the grades are “positive news” overall for Indiana schools. 

This year is the first time state officials have calculating A-to-F school ratings using their new growth model.  The model places greater weight on individual students’ test score performance, rather than a school’s overall passing rate on statewide tests.

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Midday Matters
1:16 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Health 360- Wednesday October 31, 2012

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News
12:08 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Hoosiers aid East Coast storm victims

Indiana emergency response teams are heading to the East Coast to help states deal with Hurricane Sandy and an overlapping severe weather system.

A total of 107 Hoosiers and 44 vehicles – including 24 ambulances – will assist in New York, New Jersey and Maryland.  State Department of Homeland Security director Joe Wainscott says Indiana began receiving requests for help Saturday.  One of the units is already in Maryland; the others will arrive on the East Coast soon. 

Wainscott says the bulk of the personnel are EMS providers.

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Midday Matters
6:50 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Artcentric- Friday October 26, 2012

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