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DeVos Visits Charter Schools, Hog Roast On Indiana Tour

CHARLOTTESVILLE U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos found supporters and skeptics during a half-day trip to urban and rural Indiana schools Friday for the final day of her national back to school tour. DeVos sought to draw attention to innovative curriculum and teaching methods at stops at charter school classrooms in Gary and Indianapolis before attended a high school football game here in rural Hancock County east of Indianapolis. Standing outside the Eastern Hancock High School football...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

Purdue University Northwest

Regionally Speaking, Monday, September 18, 2017

Today: A conversation with Richard Rupp, a Purdue University Northwest political scientist who's taken on the position of Chief of Staff to PNW Chancellor Thomas Keon. We talk about his experiences on campus, including heading up projects that led to the opportunity to serve in a wider leadership capacity on both the Hammond and Westville campuses. We revisit our conversation with Margaret Semmer, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Services at Ivy Tech Community College in Gary, about how Ivy...

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Federal Officials Largely Dodge The Public During Indiana Visits

Three top federal officials visited Indiana in August: Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The trips were tightly scripted and large parts were closed to the public. While federal officials have visited Indiana in the past, there has been an uptick in visits since President Donald Trump took office. “The reality is, we all expect elected officials to bring home the bacon,”...

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Trump Address on Afghanistan, Annotated

President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 8:00 PM CT, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom...

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GARY - The city of Gary could gain anywhere from one to five million dollars in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2017 Mayor's Challenge.  Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says this is not a typical grant.

"Mayor Bloomberg and his philanthropy have put approximately 10-million dollars on the street to help cities solve intractable problems and it's entitled the Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge."

An official from Toronto has called Amazon's search for the second headquarters "the Olympics of the corporate world."

It's a unique situation of its kind and scale. Typically, cities and states vie for factories or offices behind the scenes. This time, Amazon's public solicitation of bids from essentially all major metropolitan areas in North America has prompted reporters and analysts across the continent to run their own odds on potential winners.

What's at stake?

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