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3:46 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

7th Circuit Stays Gay Marriage Ban Decision Again

The decision leaves the fate of Indiana's married same-sex couples squarely in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Credit Jeton Bajrami /

Same-sex couples in Indiana still aren’t able to get married as a federal appeals court continued to freeze the effects of its ruling striking down the state’s gay marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court can weigh in on the issue. 

When a federal district court judge ruled in June that Indiana’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals halted that ruling until it could hear the case. 

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General News
3:05 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

IU Researcher Working To Preserve Endangered Language

Sample Gates, IU Bloomington
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An Indiana University researcher has begun a two-year effort to preserve a language spoken by just a few thousand people in a mountainous region of Mexico.

The Ayook or Mixe language contributed the word "cacao" to English, but has remained distinct from the other languages which arose in and around south central Mexico‘s Sierra Madre de Oaxaca mountains.

Linguistic anthropologist Dan Suslak is working on an Ayook dictionary, but his research doesn‘t stop with the language itself.

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General News
6:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Lack Of Fowler House Bidders Leaves Its Future In Question

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association has owned the house for 75 years, but can't afford its upkeep any longer.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

For months, a sign outside the Moses Fowler mansion at the corner of 9th and South streets in Lafayette has exhorted passersby to make an offer on the 150-year old property.

For months, not a single offer has come through.

Now, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, which has owned the property for 75 years, wants to divest itself of the 11,000-square foot house and the 1.8 acres of land on which it sits.

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General News
1:10 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Hunger Still A Struggle In Indiana

According to the USDA, nearly 373,000 Indiana residents have struggled with hunger-related issues between 2011 and 2013.
Credit Keith Weller, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

A new report highlights the critical need to address food insecurity in Indiana.

The USDA Household Food Security in the United States report found 14 percent of Indiana households struggled with hunger between 2011 and 2013, slightly higher than the previous three-year average.

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General News
8:39 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Bosma To Carry Ethics Bill

House Speaker Republican Brian Bosma
Credit Dan Goldblatt/WFIU

Citizen advocate groups are concerned Speaker Brian Bosma’s decision to sponsor a comprehensive ethics reform bill next session will weaken the reform’s potential strength. 

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