9:48 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

WVPE Begins Search for New Membership Manager

  Long time WVPE Membership Manager Elaine Wolkins is retiring and I know you'll want to join us in wishing her well. While we’re sad to see her go, it’s an opportunity for the right individual who loves the station  and can keep over 6,000 members happy and donating using Blackbaud Razer’s Edge & NetCommunity, Microsoft Excel & Word, and Adobe InDesign & Publisher, PLUS be able to marshal the staff during our Spring and Fall membership campaigns.

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1:21 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Businessman Bob Thomas To Focus On Possible Run For Indiana Governor

Thomas says he'll appeal to the average Republican voter by advertising himself as an alternative candidate more focused on fixing what's wrong with Indiana.
Indiana businessman Bob Thomas, who announced last week he was exploring a run for either governor or Indiana's 3rd Congressional District, said Monday he has decided to focus his efforts on the former. He says the governor's seat is the best position to be in if your goal is to make people's lives better.
1:19 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence To Run For Re-election

Gov. Pence could face a tougher election bid than he did in 2012.
The head of the state GOP announced today Gov. Mike Pence will make a bid for a second term. A Pence run for reelection wasn't always considered a lock as the Hoosier governor had been mentioned - sometimes prominently - as a 2016 presidential contender.
1:12 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Indiana NRC Approves State Park Mountain Biking Fees For 2016

Mountain bikers will be required to have a $5 daily permit or an $20 annual permit when cycling on state park trails.
The Natural Resources Commission approved Tuesday a new fee for mountain biking in state parks. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, cyclists in state parks biking "off-road" must have a $5 daily permit or a $20 annual permit. The permit will not be required for people biking near campgrounds or hard surface trails.
4:46 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

28th Elkhart Jazz Festival June 19-21

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Headlines Friday night at The Lerner

  Since 1983, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.  Combining warm, intimate, small-town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.

Today, the festival draws an audience of 15,000 to  our community celebration of America’s classic art form – jazz.

Known as the Band Instrument Capital of the World, Elkhart companies employ nearly 2,000 skilled craftsmen in the production of instruments that turn music into art.

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8:47 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Karen Tallian To Run For Governor On Her Progressive Record

State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, will face John Gregg in the 2016 Democratic primary.
Photo: Gretchen Frazee State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Portage, officially announced her candidacy for governor Tuesday. A ten-year veteran of the state Senate, Tallian says she's been considering a gubernatorial run for two years. The Northwest Indiana attorney says the Statehouse has been under one-party control for too long.
8:45 am
Wed May 13, 2015

HIV Cases In Southeastern Indiana Rise Above 150

Despite efforts to quell the outbreak caused by the sharing of dirty needles, the number of new HIV infections in and around Scott County continues to rise.
Photo: Esquisite Photography (Flickr) State health officials announced Tuesday that the number of HIV cases in the southeastern Indiana outbreak continues to rise. Since last Thursday, three new cases have been identified, bringing the total to 153. While the number of cases has increased, it has also slowed down, and officials say they hope to see it plateau soon.
9:17 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Deadly Bird Flu Shows Up In Backyard Flock Near Fort Wayne

The strain is similar—but different—than the strain that has killed millions of chickens, turkeys, and other birds across the Midwest.
A strain of avian influenza never before seen in Indiana has appeared in a backyard "hobby" flock in Whitley County, west of Fort Wayne. Some of the 77 ducks, geese, chicken and turkeys have died, but state officials say they don't know if the disease has spread elsewhere.
9:03 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Report Reveals Leadership Problems At The BMV

An outside consulting firm's evaluation says the catalog of about 1,200 fees and taxes the bureau is responsible for is riddled with errors.
Hoosiers will be getting more refunds from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles over the next couple of months as further overcharges surface. Now an outside assessment of the BMV has revealed rampant problems within the embattled agency. The BMV, in the wake of lawsuits over fee overcharges and millions handed out in refunds, hired consulting firm BKD to evaluate the agency.
6:36 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Congressman Marlin Stutzman To Run For Senate

Stutzman seeks to replace Sen. Dan Coats, who announced earlier this year he is retiring.
Photo: Brandon Smith Congressman Marlin Stutzman, R-Indiana 3rd District, on Saturday announced he is running for Senate, to replace outgoing Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana. With his announcement event occupying a whole block in downtown Roanoke, Ind., Stutzman talked to a crowd of supporters about a wide range of issues, from Iran to the national debt, Benghazi to healthcare.