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Statehouse Update: Two Holcomb Initiatives Curbed, Abortion Bill

In a move that caught Republican leaders by surprise, the Senate this week rejected a bill to make the Superintendent of Public Instruction an appointed, rather than an elected, position. Seventeen Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the legislation , which has been one of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s priorities . Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says the measure will have to be changed to have any chance of returning to the floor. The Senate Appropriations Committee this...

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East Chicago Lead Contamination Crisis

EPA, East Chicago Mayor Clash Over Future Of Contaminated Complex

A lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana could soon become a lead-contaminated vacant lot – and if local and federal officials cant resolve a key dispute, it might stay that way for a long time. Thats because the city and Environmental Protection Agency are at odds over redevelopment plans for the neighborhood. Architect Taghi Arshami has spent decades crafting new uses for post-industrial parts of Northwest Indiana. Several years ago, his Merrillville-based firm...

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Staying Up-To-Date With President Trump

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President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context. Here, we attempt to do just that for key tweets. Loading...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Monday, February 27, 2017

Today: A conversation with Marion Kellum, the Crown Point resident who learned about the first (and, for now, only) Lake County Sheriff, Lillian Holley, and her link to the infamous gangster John Dillinger. Kellum wrote a play several decades ago about Lillian but it's just now coming to the "stage" in the Maki Ballroom of the historic Old Courthouse in Crown Point this coming weekend. Indian Youth Institute President-CEO Tami Silverman joins us to talk about the Lake and Porter County data...

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Mahershala Ali won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in Moonlight. NPR's Kelly McEvers spoke to Ali in October about his experience working on the film, which won the Oscar for best picture. This story originally aired on Oct. 21, 2016 on All Things Considered.

Warm water off the West Coast has upset the balance of Northern California’s marine ecosystem. The ocean’s kelp forests from the Bay Area to Oregon have shrunk by more than 90 percent since 2008.

In 1939, Nazi Germany started World War II and Adolf Hitler’s highly mechanized army began gobbling up territory across Europe.

As Hitler set his eyes on sacking Great Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill knew there was no chance of defeating him by conventional means. So Churchill created a top-secret organization devoted to sabotage and guerrilla warfare.

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