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Aug 15, 2014 |
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Jud Fisher talks about education initiatives at higher ed gathering By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Ivy Tech Community College beat out other state universities on performance based funding provided by the state.  While Teresa Lubbers, Indiana's higher education commissioner, said the funding performance is not a race, the indicators show that better graduation rates and helping more at risk students pays...
Aug 15, 2014 |
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Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair celebrates food production By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair is the busiest day of the year for Don Villwock, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau. In the morning, there's a pancake breakfast for farmers where the talk was about a record crop production offered by Purdue University agriculturalists.  There...
Jun 25, 2014 |
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Federal court order throws out same sex marriage ban, same sex marriage begins By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS)  Julia Corbett Hemeyer has performed commitment ceremonies for same sex couples in Delaware County.  And she called the federal court ruling that throws out the ban on same sex marriage in Indiana a step in the right direction, awaiting that first ceremony where she can legally...
Apr 26, 2014 |
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Bill Poole Jr. a legacy in shooting, marksman sport By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA (NEWS) -  Sport shooting provides a bridge among generations and differences, says Muncie native Bill Poole Jr., now managing director of education and training for the National Rifle Association. And Poole knows that well, given his parents the late Bill and Hazel Poole were national shooting champions and...
Apr 10, 2014 |
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By Brian Howey INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence for president? The swirl of 2016 national ticket talk surrounding Gov. Pence intensified over the past few weeks. I sat down with the governor in his office on Tuesday to find out what he's really thinking. A few hours prior, the Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol had anointed Pence and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as presidential timber. Twenty-four hours...
Mar 12, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA (NEWS) - Hoosiers might want to talk to their state lawmakers after deals to reduce business personal property taxes and money for early childhood education are offered. Thursday could be the day the Indiana House and Senate take final action on 2014 money and laws. With Big 10 mens basketball in town Thursday, downtown hotel rooms are booked up and most...
Mar 05, 2014 |
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Governor points to improving economy, big government surplus By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Gov. Mike Pence asked members of Muncie Rotary Club this week to do something for him. That was encourage a friend, family member or someone else to come to Indiana and start a business, create a job or help the economy. Local community and business leaders, like retired industrialist Van Smith...
Mar 04, 2014 |
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Hotel has training for those with disability in hospitality industry By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The first hotel of its kind in the United States to train those with a disability will open in downtown Muncie in 2015. And the impact of the $25 million, 150-room hotel will be huge. Branded Courtyard by Marriott - with a Thr3e Wise Men brewing company restaurant and a new city parking...
Mar 02, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  State lawmakers are considering a law to allow guns in school parking lots but won't consider funding pre-school education initiatives. That does not make much sense to Democratic lawmakers Rep. Sue Errington of Muncie and Sen. Tim Lanane of Anderson who is Senate Minority Leader. Education policy and funding dominated a Third House session Saturday at...
Jan 29, 2014 |
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Transportation restrictions eased, State energy assistance program increased FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Governor Mike Pence and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced a number of measures to help Hoosier families and businesses cope with the propane shortage caused in part by recent extreme winter weather. To assist propane suppliers in meeting the needs of Hoosiers,...
Jan 24, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Governor Mike Pence invites New York businesses to move to Indiana in a full-page advertisement in this Sunday’s The New York Times. The newspaper ad, which will appear in the tri-state area’s business section, states, “New York: if you can make it there, you can make a lot more of it here” along with an address to AStateThatWorks.com, a website...

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