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Local Officials Plan To Fight HepA

Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Health confirmed its first death associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Indiana typically sees about 20 Hepatitis A cases a year. This year, however, there are 220 cases associated with the outbreak and over 100 hospitalizations, according to the Indiana Department of Health. ...

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Arts and Culture

Tim Brumbeloe

New Musical Score Gives Momentum To Veteran's Spouse Project

Gregory Stieber and Amy Uptgraft's "Veteran's Spouse Project: I will Wait" is a dynamic theatrical production that premiered in 2015.

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Purdue Not Sure What E-mail Snafu Will Cost To Fix

Purdue University officials have admitted a mistaken e-mail from a financial aid official led to thousands of prospective student Social Security numbers being shared. Now, the school is preparing to notify those affected and pay to clean up the mistake. More than 26,000 prospective Purdue students’ personal data was shared on May 17 when an Excel file was sent to one family considering sending their child to Purdue. “What they intended to send was a pamphlet or a brochure related to a...

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Tim Brumbeloe

Gregory Stieber and Amy Uptgraft's "Veteran's Spouse Project: I will Wait" is a dynamic theatrical production that premiered in 2015.

Terre Haute Braces For Possible Sony Plant Closure

Jul 13, 2018
Lindsey Wright / WFIU/WTIU News

  A staple of the Terre Haute economy since 1984 could soon be leaving the city for good.

Sony’s DADC plant—which produces CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Ray discs—is not pursuing a tax abatement for 2018.

In a letter addressed to City Clerk Michelle Edwards, the company says they’ve “infused nearly $5 billion into the local economy” and they’re grateful for the years of abatements the city has provided.

But they say the company can no longer meet the staffing thresholds required by city code to get the abatement.

Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Health confirmed its first death associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Indiana typically sees about 20 Hepatitis A cases a year. This year, however, there are 220 cases associated with the outbreak and over 100 hospitalizations, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

New IUPUI Program Analyzes Home Dust For Toxins

Jul 13, 2018
Isheka Orr analyzes dust in the lab. Orr, from Claflin University, is participating in IUPUI's Diversity Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. (Photo courtesy IUPUI)
Jill Sheridan

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis 360 Dust Analysis Project is looking for participants in a study to test dust within homes.  

Purdue Not Sure What E-mail Snafu Will Cost To Fix

Jul 13, 2018
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Wes Jackson / https://www.flickr.com/photos/boilermakerwes/3608649743/

Purdue University officials have admitted a mistaken e-mail from a financial aid official led to thousands of prospective student Social Security numbers being shared. Now, the school is preparing to notify those affected and pay to clean up the mistake.

All Indiana high schools will offer an ethnic studies elective course starting this fall, after lawmakers approved a bill last year requiring the change.

The Indiana Department of Education recently released standards for the new ethnic studies course.  Director of School Improvement Robin LeClaire says one key part centers around student identity.

I-69 Frontage Road Cuts Through Middle Of Monroe Co. Farm

Jul 13, 2018
Barbara Brosher / WFIU/WTIU News

  If you take the new Sample Road exit off State Road 37 in Bloomington, an unusual sign might catch your eye.

A farmer living along the future I-69 corridor says it’s his warning to others whose properties are in the path of the interstate.

Cathy Jackson has lived on the farm for almost her entire life.

“I had all of this pasture, I could just ride this horse and have the best time,” she says.

After growing up here, she and her husband built their own home on the property. They raised a family here, and hoped their children would do the same.

  A district judge’s ruling in a case related to a sexual assault at an Indiana University fraternity house says fraternities have a duty to protect those they invite to parties from members previously accused of committing sexual assault.

The case stems from an assault at IU’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The victim in the case filed a lawsuit against the chapter, claiming it failed to protect her from sexual assault while she was a guest at the fraternity in 2015.

Pilot Launched To Connect Rural Areas With Telehealth

Jul 13, 2018

A pilot program to connect veterans and others living in rural areas with tele-health was announced this week.  The $100 million effort comes from the Federal Communications Commission. 

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) says her recent visit to the southern border was “eye-opening” and “overwhelming.” (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel) says her recent visit to the southern border was “eye-opening” and “overwhelming.”

Brooks visited immigration facilities that housed thousands of immigrant children.

She says she doesn’t support any immigration policy that separates parents from their children. Still, Brooks says she was encouraged by what she saw at border facilities where thousands of children are held.

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