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The State Board of Education has put off setting the cut scores for passing ISTEP after last-minute concerns about the test's validity. Students who do ISTEP on paper receive a slightly different test from those who do it on computer. Indiana Department of Education director of...
Former Democratic Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton is weighing in on Tuesday's Democratic debate. Hamilton, now Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, says Hillary Clinton appeared most presidential. Hamilton says he doesn't think the fact that Clinton is a...
Legislators are struggling to control rising property taxes on farmland. Farmland is taxed not on what it would be worth to someone else, but its productivity value as farmland. Purdue property tax specialist Larry DeBoer says those assessments are four years out of date -- the...
A new bipartisan advocacy group says low income Hoosiers deserve to be paid more. Lift Retail Jobs plans to unveil its initiative Thursday. They say it aims to create better retail jobs in Indianapolis. Organizer Kevin Salsman says Indy is currently the ninth poorest...
Demolition crews have begun tearing down the old Outlaws Motorcycle Club compound on Indy's near eastside. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says crews are razing all three properties: 305 North Jefferson Avenue, 2204 East New York Street and 2210 East New York Street. This follows the...
Cummins is celebrating the opening of its $70 million Seymour Technical Center. Officials cut the ribbon on the new center in Jackson County today. Gary Johansen is executive director of Worldwide Engineering for the High-Horsepower Engine Business. He says Cummins is...
Governor Pence is calling for a half-billion-dollar shot of new spending on road and bridge maintenance next year, with another half-billion over the three years after that. Democrats have been accusing Pence of neglecting road repairs, a charge the governor maintains is at odds...
Indiana may be landlocked, but Hoosiers still have an impact on marine life. The state has a huge effect on the health of the Gulf of Mexico. In fact--it produces more than 10 percent of the pollutants that end up in the Gulf — phosphates and nitrates that create dead zones...
Republican Marlin Stutzman is looking for someone to run his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Brendon DelToro had been managing Stutzman's campaign since May, but he told Gannett Media's Maureen Groppe he was leaving because he and the conservative congressman had "different...