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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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Midday Matters
6:28 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Outer Spaces- Thursday October 25, 2012

Laura Stine and Doug Hackbarth answer your plant and gardening questions!

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Politics & Government
11:11 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Kids cast ballots as they learn about elections

More than 30,000 Hoosier students will cast votes for president and governor in their own elections in classrooms and schools statewide on November 6th. 

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Politics & Government
9:20 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Bennett, Ritz debate at NIPR

The candidates for Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Dr. Tony Bennett, and Democratic challenger, Glenda Ritz, debate at the NIPR studios Friday, Oct. 26.
Credit Northeast Indiana Public Radio

On Friday, October 26, the candidates for Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction debated at the studios of Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

Republican incumbent, Dr. Tony Bennett, and his opponent, Democrat Glenda Ritz, spent an hour answering questions from StateImpact Indiana reporter, Kyle Stokes.

The full debate can be streamed or downloaded as a podcast by clicking here.

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Politics & Government
3:31 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Mourdock addresses controversial comments

Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock speaks to the media at an event in Indianapolis Wednesday.
Brandon Smith Indiana Public Broadcasting

Embattled GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock says he apologizes if anyone misunderstood his comments during Tuesday’s debate in which he said pregnancy resulting from rape was something God intended to happen.  But he said Wednesday he won’t apologize for his beliefs.

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