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2:03 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Purdue Grand Prix Delayed Until Sunday

A rainy Saturday forecast will put the annual race off for a day.
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Due to the prospect of rain in the forecast for Saturday, Purdue officials have decided to postpone the school's annual go-kart race, Grand Prix, for 24 hours. The school issued this notice Friday afternoon about the schedule change:

The 58th annual Purdue Grand Prix, scheduled for Saturday (April 25) has been postponed until Sunday (April 26) due to the weather forecast of rain being likely throughout the day on Saturday.

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General News
12:03 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Amendment Halts Progress Of Ethics Reform Bill

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With less than a week left in the session, legislative leaders say an amendment to the ethics reform bill added by the full Senate is holding up the legislation’s progress.  

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General News
11:09 am
Fri April 24, 2015

WBAA Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

It's believed to be the first Murrow Award in WBAA's history.
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WBAA, Public Radio from Purdue, has won a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award.

Winners of the awards, presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association, or RTDNA, were announced Thursday.

The winning entry, “Purdue Block Party,” aired on WBAA November 18, 2014. The story was written and produced by Kristin Malavenda.

WBAA's Murrow entries were judged against stories produced by radio stations in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

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General News
1:07 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Ask The Mayor: Crawfordsville's Todd Barton

Crawfordsville is a finalist for a 2015 Stellar Communities award. This is the first time finalists were separated into two divisions based on population size.
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Cities around Indiana continue to look for creative ways to fight Brain Drain and keep younger people in their communities. We talk with Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton about how they city’s Stellar Communities application fits into that effort. How will Crawfordsville distinguish itself from the other finalists in the grant program, and what does Mayor Barton plan to do with the money if the city wins?

We also chat about plans for a new solar farm on the northeast side of town. How did Crawfordsville manage to land the project when there were other cities vying for it?

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General News
4:02 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Benton County Town Ordinances At Odds With Returning Soldier And His Dog

Zorro is an emotional support animal trained to help soldier Wayne Tibbett recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.
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An Army veteran wants to move to Indiana once his military contract is over. Problem is: one member of his family isn’t welcome.

Wayne Tibbett has an emotional service animal named Zorro.

But Zorro is a pit bull and the communities Tibbett wants to move to prohibit owning that breed of dog.

More Than Man’s Best Friend

Elaine Stone is counting down the days until her daughter’s family comes home to the Hoosier state.

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