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One of Northwest Indiana's biggest employers wants to ban Chinese steel from the American market.

In a complaint with the International Trade Commission, U.S. Steel says Chinese imports are hurting jobs in places like Indiana -- where steel was also a hot topic on the campaign trail.

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The city of West Lafayette has settled a legal case brought by a man shocked with a stun gun at Chauncey Hill Mall in 2013 for taping a police takedown of another person.

On this edition of Ask The Mayor, we talk with John Dennis about whether the incident has led to disciplinary action for any of the officers or changes in the way the city’s police conduct their business.

Also on today’s show, in a construction season where Greater Lafayette’s motto might as well be “you can’t get there from here,” why is the city doing seemingly non-essential roadwork?

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After five-and-a-half years leading the Indiana Pacers, Frank Vogel is out as head coach.

Pacers Team President Larry Bird announced the decision to not retain Vogel, whose contract was up after the 2015-16 season, at a Thursday press conference.

Vogel had a 250-and-181 record (a .580 winning percentage) with the Pacers in the regular season, but his teams were just 28-and-26 in the playoffs.

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The final avian flu quarantine has been lifted in Dubois County, where an outbreak earlier this year led to the loss of more than 400,000 birds.

The outbreak affected 10 turkey farms, all of which were identified within a 24-hour period. The State Board of Animal Health quickly quarantined the farms and restricted the moving of poultry or poultry products in and out of the farms.

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Drivers can expect to see more of the large green and white directional signs that have recently popped up around Lafayette.

Economic Development Director Dennis Carson says the city plans to install more of the signs that are designed to point people to major destinations like Columbian Park, and music and arts venues.

   Republican Congressman Todd Young cruised to a double-digit victory Tuesday, finishing off a bitter and sometimes divisive Senate primary race against U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith reports on how the night unfolded for the two campaigns, and whether Republicans can unite behind the winner.

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WBAA’s John Clare talks with Jim Bodenmiller and Katie Nielsen, volunteers with the Round The Fountain Art Fair in Lafayette. They talk about the 43 years of art, the permanent collection, and what's new this year.

 

Learn more about Round The Fountain Art Fair 2016 here.

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CORONER 

It was a close race, but Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Hart Avolt eked out a 266-vote win over rival Mark Buono Tuesday. 

Avolt is the widow of longtime Tippecanoe County coroner David Avolt, and took over the position after his death in 2012.

Avolt was among the last people still watching returns file in at the Tippecanoe County Building Tuesday evening. Long after other winners had been called, the coroners’ race was still in contention.

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Indiana's primary was notable for its domino effect, which went something like this:

1. A sitting senator decides to retire.

2. Two sitting congressmen run to replace him.

3. Those two seats need filling, sparking hotly-contested races in the northeast and south-central parts of the state.

Young Wins Senate Contest

Representative Todd Young (R-9th) Tuesday easily defeated fellow U.S. House member Marlin Stutzman (R-3rd) to secure the Republican nomination for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat. 

Ted Cruz campaign

Shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, multiple media outlets announced what many had suspected for days: Donald Trump had won the Indiana GOP primary

But about 90 minutes later came the news fewer expected: Trump had also knocked his lone viable adversary out of the race

Cruz Stays, Loses, Quits

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Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton On Disappointment With The GOP

It’s common to hear presidential candidates or those running for statewide office asked to affirm their allegiance to a particular party. But when local candidates on the same ballot are asked to defend themselves against charges they aren’t Republican enough, has the national rhetoric permeated too deeply? We pose that question to Todd Barton this week on Ask The Mayor. Also on this program, we ask whether election year partisanship might be hurting the city’s ability to hire people to keep...
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WBAA's John Clare recently spoke with Deb Stevenson, oboist with the Metropolis Quartet, about their next performance, Saturday, May 7th at 7:30 pm at the Delphi Opera House. They discussed the program, chamber music, and Deb's amazing connection to Purdue University! Learn more about the concert here.
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The Power Of Art In Growing Communities

On a street just off Frankfort’s main square, tucked between a bakery and an empty storefront, sits Frankfort’s only art gallery, Studio 6. On any given Friday or Saturday night, long after the other stores on the square have closed, citizens of Frankfort can still see artists and patrons gathered in the warmly-lit gallery interior. Inside, local art covers the walls and artists sit in armchairs and talk to the gallery’s owner, Wendi Hall, brainstorming ideas for local art events and new...
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By my count I have helped some 58 friends (including many colleagues in public radio) buy a car. That's sort of funny, considering I didn't buy a car until I was 37 years old and began reporting on the auto industry for NPR.

On Saturdays over the last few years, I have gotten phone calls from friends at car dealerships asking for advice. It's no small financial matter, when the average cost of a new car is roughly $33,000.

So if you are reading this while in a car dealership, do what I tell all my friends: Stand up! Leave the dealership! Do not buy a car today!

Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server, the latest advance in an ongoing investigation into whether her email practices as secretary of state may have compromised classified information, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The interviews, of close aides including Huma Abedin, have been conducted by FBI agents, lawyers from the Justice Department's National Security division, and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, Va.

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Marking their shared event at Edinburgh's TradFest, host Fiona Ritchie revisits an encounter with her old friend Alan Reid, the singer and long-time Battlefield Band member who was also her very first radio interview subject. They reminisce about that meeting and reflect on musical journeys.

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