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More than 1 million people in the United States will get cancer this year, and doctors are treating a growing number of these patients with immunotherapy,  a method that works a lot like a vaccine. 

About 30 different immunotherapy medicines are FDA approved, a majority of them in just the last four years.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan reports on work being done in Indiana to help develop this emerging treatment.

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The extreme cold temperatures on Wednesday provided members of Purdue’s Muslim Student Association an opportunity to warm relations with the community.

The students offered free coffee and donuts to all who passed by the Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette.

Outreach Director Enosh Kazem, a West Lafayette native and Purdue food science graduate student, organized the “Meet a Muslim” event.

Book Review: The Geography of Genius

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  The term "genius" has been thrown around a lot in recent times. People are culinary geniuses, or technology geniuses, or instrumental geniuses. But how have geniuses come to congregate over history? Have we nurtured a world where more geniuses exist? Author Eric Weiner investigates this theory by visiting and researching cities known throughout history for their accumulation of intelligence. Dating all the way back to Athens and jumping forward to Silicon Valley, Weiner attempts to discover the connection between geniuses then and geniuses now.

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With the broad strokes of West Lafayette and Purdue University’s State Street Project settled, residents Thursday night delved into the nitty-gritty details of the Plenary Roads plan for the project.

Each of the approximately one-dozen speakers at a public hearing was largely complimentary of the plan.

However, one of the few areas of disagreement was the plan’s suggestion to convert many one-way roads into two-way streets.

Purdue Fire Chief Kevin Ply, though, calls the measure a win for public safety.

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ newly-revised strategic forestry plan doesn’t include any significant changes to the amount of timber cut by the Indiana agency, but does include plans to make forests more accessible to Hoosiers looking to pitch a tent or explore a cave.

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Coal industry representatives in Indiana, one of the nation’s top coal-producing states, say the Supreme Court’s stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan has little immediate effect on the state.

By many accounts, utility companies haven’t been scrambling to comply with the proposed regulations, which would require Indiana to create a plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than one-third over 15 years.

The stay lets states off the hook until the Supreme Court has its say on the plan.

City of Lafayette

For months, Mayor Tony Roswarski has tried to balance perceptions of an increase in drug crime in Lafayette with sunnier statements of economic development and improvements to quality of life.

But when 2015 crime stats were announced last week, a nearly 50-percent increase in assaults brought the problem into sharp relief.

Also on this week’s show, the city has released a new smartphone app. Now, residents can geotag potholes on their street that need fixing.

Purdue University

Purdue Athletics Director Morgan Burke says he plans to retire in July 2017. Burke made the announcement Thursday during an annual alumni event in Naples, Florida.

A university news release says Burke told university leaders about his retirement timeline more than a year ago.

The search for a new director will be led by Michael Berghoff, Chairman of the Purdue Board of Trustees and former Purdue football player.

Suicide Prevention Group Wants Help From Indiana Schools

Feb 10, 2016
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Suicide-prevention activists want Indiana schools and colleges to make themselves the first line of defense.

Eight states require schools to have suicide-prevention policies. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention wants Indiana to be the ninth.

And Indiana-Ohio area director Lisa Brattain says universities need more counselors trained in suicide prevention, and should make information about counseling resources part of freshman orientation.

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State Democrats say they’re surprised by the nomination of a new lieutenant governor.

Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-Anderson) says he was taken aback by Sue Ellspermann’s intention to resign. Lanane calls it “a blow for diversity.”

Her announcement came right after Governor Pence said he would nominate Eric Holcomb, the former state Republican Party chairman and - until earlier this week - candidate for U.S. Senate.

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To live in West Lafayette these days is to follow the continuing saga of the State Street redesign. The $120 million project looms over the future of the city – but just how in unclear. Today on Ask The Mayor, we quiz West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis about what he’s learned of the project after being kept in the dark by confidentiality agreements. And we’ll get his take on whether Purdue now wields more influence than the city itself. It seems the animosity between the State Street Joint...
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The Grammy Awards ceremony is Monday night, broadcast on network television from 8–11:30 p.m. ET. Before that show, there are 70 categories that will be awarded in the GRAMMYAwardsPremiere Ceremony® from 3:30–6:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed live. Included in the preshow are the 2016 Classical Grammy nominees, and a performance of the Takács String Quartet! Presenting the awards are composer & bandleader Maria Schneider, sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar, as well as Jidenna,...
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Spain's royals don't keep their yachts at the Royal Yacht Club anymore.

The posh nautical club on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca still hosts a King's Cup sailing regatta each year. But the Spanish royal family are no longer regulars.

Jim Gilmore's quixotic presidential campaign came to a surreptitious end Friday.

His resume reads like someone who should have been a top-tier candidate — former governor of swing-state Virginia, a former Republican National Committee chairman, and the only military veteran in a primary campaign where national security is a top concern among voters.

New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia received a permanent ban from Major League Baseball on Friday after he tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone. The right-handed pitcher is the first player to be banned from the MLB for life for failing three performance-enhancing drug tests.

The league's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program states that a third violation for performance-enhancing drugs results in a permanent suspension. But it also says:

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