Lead Stories

Trump Threatens Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Chinese Goods

In the latest move in an escalating trade dispute, President Trump announced Monday evening that he was asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suggest $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on which the U.S. could impose a 10 percent tariff. The move comes just three days after the president enacted an initial $50 billion in imports that would be taxed an additional 25 percent, which he said was punishment for the theft of intellectual property from U.S. companies, as well as the...

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Noblesville West Updates

Noblesville Announces Tightening School Safety As Parents Demand Accountability

Nearly three weeks after a student shot his teacher and classmate at a Noblesville middle school, district leaders Tuesday announced new building safety enhancements and increased mental health supports. Funding is in place for some items, but leaders say they must seek additional finances to cover current and future measures, including state and federal grants or possibly try a property-tax increase referendum on the November ballot. Officlas have not placed a total cost on the plan. The...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

Regionally Speaking, Thursday, June 14, 2018

Today: On this Reporters' Roundtable program, we have Doug Ross and Dan Carden from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias-Pete from the "Post-Tribune" to talk about the stories they wrote and offered in print and online. Lakeshore Public Radio's Tommy Williams and Sharon Jackson both have contributions as well.

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2018 Midterm Elections

When Congress approved giving $380 million to states to bolster the security of their elections, state officials were caught off guard but extremely grateful. Elections are notoriously underfunded and haven't seen a windfall like this from the federal government in more than a decade.

But getting that money out to all the states, and then into the hands of localities that run the elections, with enough time to have a meaningful effect on the 2018 midterm elections is a difficult proposition.

Indiana Democrats Officially Nominate Statewide Ticket

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Indiana Democrats running statewide in 2018: from left, Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Secretary of State candidate Jim Harper, State Auditor candidate Joselyn Whitticker, and State Treasurer candidate John Aguilera. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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The Indiana Democratic candidates for statewide office share a common theme: it’s time for an end to one-party rule in Hoosier state government.

Democratic delegates met in Indianapolis Saturday for their biannual party convention.

Each member of the Democratic statewide ticket emphasized the need to eliminate Republican control at the Statehouse. Or, as Treasurer candidate John Aguilera put it:

Sessions' Visit Draws Protests

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

EPA Officials Hear East Chicago Residents Concerns As Cleanup Starts Again This Spring

The Environmental Protection Agency visited East Chicago, Indiana, Saturday, to update residents on contamination cleanup. EPA Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp and U.S. EPA senior advisor Albert Kelly attended the briefing and listened to public comment. Residents heard updates from the on-site remediation coordinators and participated in, sometimes heated, Q&A sessions. Those comments were heard loud and clear, says Kelly. A resident asked Kelly to attend. Kelly says this is his sixth...

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NPR Annotations, Fact Checks, Live Feeds, & Transcripts

President Trump's Press Conference On North Korea Summit, Annotated

President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday in Singapore. The two signed a joint statement committing to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. After the summit, Trump spoke to reporters about the meeting and took questions. Following is a transcript of the press conference, provided by the White House, annotated by NPR reporters. ( Click here if annotation doesn't appear below.) Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Local, State, & National News

Stock Markets Drop Amid Escalating Tariff Threats

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The U.S. stock market fell sharply early Tuesday morning in response to President Trump's recent threats to add another layer of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The Dow Jones industrial average was down about 1.2 percent, or more than 300 points, on pace for its sixth straight daily drop.

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First ladies have a long history of advocating for issues important to them, often issues related to children. But what's unusual is to have all the living former presidents' wives speaking out in one voice

America's current and former first ladies are pushing back against the Trump Administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the border in an effort to curb illegal crossings.

New genetic tools are making it easier and cheaper to engineer viruses and bacteria, and a report commissioned by the Department of Defense has now ranked the top threats posed by the rapidly advancing field of "synthetic biology."

One of the biggest concerns is the ability to recreate known viruses from scratch in the lab. That means a lab could make a deadly virus that is normally kept under lock and key, such as smallpox.

In the latest move in an escalating trade dispute, President Trump announced Monday evening that he was asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suggest $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on which the U.S. could impose a 10 percent tariff.

Every year, many students who have overcome daunting obstacles in high school receive good news — they've been accepted to college.

These kids represent a success story: through hard work and determination, they've made it into college, and perhaps even on to a better life.

Except it doesn't always work out that way.

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