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Community honored for journalism excellence

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As we get settle into our new home at Two Main Street, WNIN will have some new hardware to show off to visitors in the coming months.

Harrison senior wins national contest

21 hours ago
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A senior from Harrison High School in Evansville is the national winner of an essay contest on civics.  

Harrison senior Randi Mincy is the high school winner of the 2018 Civic Education Essay contest, which is sponsored by the National Center for State Courts.

Community receives national honors for investigation

Apr 23, 2018
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The community's commitment to support high quality journalism was honored with another national news award Monday.  The Society of Professional Journalists recognized our coverage of the impact of Dr. Albert Fink's crime on the criminal justice and disability claims systems in Indiana last year with a Sigma Delta Chi award.

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¿Qué Pasa MidWest?

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¿QPM? 10: Cubans in the Midwest and the end of the Castro regime.

In this episodio we’re going to go back in Cuban history. Last year, Cuba announced that next month, en Marzo del 2018, they will have elections to choose new members of the National Assembly. See this is historico because after that the new parliament will choose the country’s next president. Raul Castro or the Castro’s for that matter will no longer be in power after six decades of dictatorship. En los cicuenta, Fidel Castro headed an attack against the barracks Moncada of Santiago de Cuba,...

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Political strategists Karine Jean-Pierre (@K_JeanPierre) and Paris Dennard (@PARISDENNARD) join Here & Now‘s Robin Young and Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) to discuss French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington this week, and his difference of opinion with President Trump on the Iran nuclear deal.

Jury Begins Deliberating In Bill Cosby Case

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The jury begins deliberating Wednesday in the sexual assault retrial of Bill Cosby. Cosby was tried for the first time last year, but the judge declared a mistrial when the jury couldn’t reach a decision after 5 1/2 days of deliberating.

In Aug. 2017, many Americans were shocked to see neo-Nazis and members of the so called alt-right demonstrating in Charlottesville, Va. But author Kathleen Belew says the roots of the rally were actually decades in the making.

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A prescription painkiller that has been under a cloud for more than a decade is apparently safer than previously believed, a Food and Drug Administration panel concluded Wednesday.

This month, the German music industry has been forced to reckon with accusations of anti-Semitism after a controversial rap duo, Kollegah (Felix Blume) and Farid Bang (Farid El Abellaoui), won the best hip-hop album award at the Echo prizes, the country's top music award, on April 12.

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Holcomb Extends CBD Enforcement Moratorium

Jan 26, 2018

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday he’s extending a moratorium on enforcement of Indiana’s law banning sales of cannabidiol, or CBD.

Holcomb says he wants to give lawmakers more time to develop legislation that’s expected to change that law.

Student Press Freedom Bill Advances Out Of Committee

Jan 25, 2018

Indiana public school students would have freedom of the press protections under legislation approved by a House committee Thursday.

But the bill is still on shaky ground as principals, superintendents, and school boards oppose it.

Plainfield High School student journalist Anu Nattam’s publication was censored by school officials after a school board member’s family complained about its content – none of which violated traditional media decency guidelines.

A greater push for STEM education is setting the tone for many of this year’s legislative agendas, and part of that push is a bill in the House that would make it possible for elementary school teachers to earn a special license in math.

Ball State University professor Sheryl Stump says it’s an incentive for educators to learn more about and better teach the subject.

“According to the needs and plans of their school districts, they could continue to work primarily with students, or they could work as mathematics coaches or teacher leaders,” she says.

Lawmakers approved a House floor amendment Thursday to require yearly sexual harassment training for all state lawmakers.

The provision would require lawmakers take at least one hour of sexual harassment training each year. Exactly what qualifies as training would be decided by the House Speaker and the Senate President Pro Tem.

Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) says such a move is long overdue.

“And I don’t believe that Indiana has done everything right. But we certainly are on the path to doing so,” Macer says.

Indiana’s unemployment rate went down in December, the second consecutive month it’s fallen.

The rate fell to 3.4 percent last month. That represents a drop of half of a percent since October.

Helping that drop in December: the private sector added 6,000 jobs, led by the manufacturing industry.

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