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General News
11:48 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Preparations underway for 4th annual Lemonade Day

Young people throughout Greater Lafayette have the chance to learn more about running a business.

The fourth annual Lemonade Day is set for Saturday, May 17th.

It is organized by Greater Lafayette Commerce and open to young people from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Public parks in Lafayette and West Lafayette are available for young people to set up their stands.

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General News
5:46 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Conversation with Purdue's president for February

Purdue president Mitch Daniels says the university’s on-time completion rate is “unacceptable.”

A recent report by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education indicates that only about 30-percent of students at the state‘s four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years.

At Purdue 37-percent of non-transferring students seeking bachelor’s degrees graduate within four years at the West Lafayette campus.

Daniels says the university has a number of programs in place to help more students finish on-time.

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General News
1:22 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Purdue partners with LSC to promote STEM education

Purdue is partnering with the Lafayette School Corporation to help teachers meet the learning needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

A $246,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education Math Science Partnership will provide professional development and content learning for teachers and a summer STEM experience for students.

General News
1:19 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

SIA tax abatements receive initial approval

The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission has unanimously approved tax abatements for Subaru of Indiana Automotive.

The tax breaks are the first step in the automakers’ planned $422-million investment to build a new model in Lafayette.

The commission’s vote sends the issue to the Lafayette City Council Monday for consideration.

SIA plans to start making the Subaru Impreza at its Lafayette plant in 2017.

General News
11:59 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Two Purdue campuses to unify administrations

Purdue is moving forward with the preparation of a plan that would unify the administration of the university's two northwest Indiana campuses.

The effort stems from a joint proposal by Purdue University Calumet chancellor Thomas Keon and Purdue University North Central James Dworkin to collaborate on a detailed implementation plan for presentation later this year.

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General News
11:40 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Purdue Crew team donates more than $13K to local non-profit

The Lafayette Urban Ministry is getting some help providing emergency financial assistance to low-income individuals and families.

The Purdue crew team has raised $13,016 for the nonprofit’s Good Samaritan Fund.

LUM executive director Joe Micon says the money helps people in need pay for things such as utility bills, rent, and prescription medications.

The funds were raised through the annual row-a-thon which was held last month at the Tippecanoe Mall.

A check was presented to LUM during a ceremony at the Purdue Boathouse yesterday.

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General News
8:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Tipmont REMC awards grants to area nonprofits

Grants from a local electric cooperative will help two Tippecanoe County non-profits improve their programs.

Tipmont REMC is providing the funds through its Operation Roundup program, which asks customers to round up their bills to the next highest dollar with the money designated to support community projects.

Wabash Center will use a roughly $4,000 grant to purchase laptop computers to be used in the field by residential services staff.

General News
8:21 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Indiana Senate chooses not to restore preschool pilot program to bill

Indiana Senate Republicans have rejected an attempt to revive a preschool pilot program that was eliminated in a Senate committee last week. 

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation creating a pilot program that would provide vouchers for one thousand low-income Hoosier children to attend preschool.  But the Senate Education Committee gutted the bill, replacing the pilot program with a study committee that will examine specific issues with pre-Kindergarten education.  South Bend Democratic Senator John Broden wants to add the pilot program back into the bill

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General News
8:16 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Opposition group confident it can kill HJR-3

When opponents of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage announced the formation of a group to fight the amendment, few observers gave them much of a chance.

But now the amendment is on hold for at least another year, and the leaders of Freedom Indiana are confident of killing it altogether.

Campaign manager Megan Robertson says having a single group directing strategy made it easier to keep everyone on message.

She maintains passing the amendment would have damaged the GOP politically.

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General News
5:14 am
Fri February 21, 2014

School delays for Friday, February 21

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is on a two-hour delay today due to road flooding.

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