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Sep 26, 2014 |
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 Ferguson protest over Michael Brown shooting subject of panel discussion By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Ball State student Brian Overall recalled being pulled over in his hometown of Ferguson Missouri where there was a national protest  over the shooting of Michael Brown. "They did not say why they stopped me," said Overall. "It was scary." The Ferguson protest that dominated national news this summer was...
Sep 24, 2014 |
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Congressman in town for update, get the vote out By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Congressman Luke Messer has been on a whirlwind in recent weeks, traveling to Poland and Luthuania, talking in the well of the U.S. House and coming home to campaign in Indiana.  On Wednesday, it was Hoosiers talking with Messer about the war in Syria and the Ukraine, thinking about what can be done to...
Sep 24, 2014 |
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Innovation Connector crowd hears new investment program By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Crowdfunding started as a way to raise money through social networking websites finance filmmaking, artists and musicians. After the federal government authorized the Securities and Exchange Commission to write federal rules for crowdfunding, Indiana, like other Midwest states including Wisconsin and...
Sep 22, 2014 |
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Climate action protest offers support for environment By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Eleanor Johnson has been fighting for clean air and water in Indiana much of her life. A nurse, Johnson has that hack of an asthmatic that had difficulty breathing on a windy day like Sunday. Johnson recognized that Ball State was making progress with a new geo thermal heating and cooling system to...
Sep 22, 2014 |
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Walking through a labyrinth to find inner peace By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Continued war in the Mideast supported by the United States gave way to a simple form of mediation Sunday by a local interfaith group. Interfaith believers led by retired Ball State professor and activist George Wolfe took a walk through a labyrinth at Lutheran Church of the cross recognizing  International...
Sep 21, 2014 |
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Secetary of state candidate has Muncie IN roots By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Beth White made it clear to Delaware County Democrats on Friday that Hoosier deserve better government than Republican leaders now offer. "There is a culture of corruption at the Statehouse," said White, Marion County clerk and Democratic candidate for Indiana Secretary of State. White, speaking at the annual...
Sep 21, 2014 |
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Environmental activist speaks at Living Lightly Fair  By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Jim Poyser admits he know about half of what he's talking about when it comes to climate change and other environmental issues. The actor activist that offers youth the It Ain't Too Late Show game show on the environment is correct saying that environmental researchers and lawyers worked to offer state...
Sep 18, 2014 |
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New social host law among common sense messages By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Mayor Dennis Tyler joined Ball State President Paul Ferguson this week to offer survival tips for students living in off campus neighborhoods besides engaging them in being part of the community.  The walk through some of Muncie's student neighborhoods surrounding campus was part of the Campus Community...
Sep 18, 2014 |
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Mason family seen boom, bust and still offer family hospitality By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) - Steve Mason was sitting at the Oasis the other day talking about the glory days of Muncie when the bar used to cash $15,000 worth of pay checks on a Friday from workers at Ball Brothers, Warner Gear and elsewhere in south Muncie. Those days went west when Ball Brothers closed and...
Sep 18, 2014 |
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Ball State media students get crash course in do it yourself By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Social media rock star Eric Kuhn offered Ball State students endless possibilities with media as simple starting your own or even a company in your dorm room. In the past decade, Kuhn caught the bug to be a journalist, rode the social media wave in television, basketball and even Hollywood. And...
Sep 18, 2014 |
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Mayor Tyler sees urban gardens, parks, rebuilt homes in inner city By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A bold initiative undertaken by the community and college to rid inner city neighborhoods of abandoned homes will kick off Oct. 1. And Mayor Dennis Tyler is targeting property owners who flip property for a quick dollar, buying homes out of the tax sales and then returning them to the...

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