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A partnership between Indiana Black Expo, Indiana University and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will identify, enroll and help students complete requirements for the 21st Century Scholarship program. (James Martin/Flickr)

A new initiative plans to enroll 500 new high school students in a state-sponsored college scholarship program for low-income students.

Andrew Gill

No more curses, no more goats, no more Bartman or just plain bad luck. All of those evil spirits are now done and gone thanks to the Cubs winning the National League pennant Saturday. 

And Cubs fans are feeling confident as the team heads into game one of the World Series Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians.

On Saturday night, when the last out was made inside Wrigley Field, the roar of the crowd was like a tsunami flowing down the streets in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Fans were euphoric.

The “House of Tomorrow,” designed for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair’s Century of Progress Exhibition, was named a National Treasure this week by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

When it was built it was one of the most innovative and influential buildings in modern architecture, filled with the latest technology and appliances. But it’s fallen into disrepair, and now sits empty. The designation as a National Treasure will help raise money to restore the house.

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Slaper says the study also shows more job training would keep more workers employed in high-paying manufacturing jobs. He suggests that training should come from the private sector, as well as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

"The state doesn't necessarily know what a company needs that's in plastics manufacture," he says. "The plastics manufacturer knows."

City of Frankfort

There are many ways a city raises money or offsets its costs. On this week’s Ask The Mayor, we chat with Frankfort’s Chris McBarnes about a few of them.

Everything from why the city favors a quick jump in its electrical rates instead of a slow phase-in to why changes had to be made to the fees charged to traveling food vendors who come to town for special events.

The final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was overall more cordial and more policy-focused than their nasty second debate faceoff. But the stunning moment that will stand out is the GOP nominee's statement that he won't necessarily accept the results of the election on Nov. 8.

"I will tell you at the time," Trump said in a shocking statement that signals a break from the traditional transfer of power. "I will keep you in suspense."

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana

 

Growth in Indiana's manufacturing industry is slowing down, thanks to over-regulation and a lack of skilled workers.

That's the message from businesses that weighed in for a big annual survey on the health of the Hoosier manufacturing sector.

State Awards $16 Million For School Improvement

Oct 19, 2016

State Investigating Possible Voter Fraud

Oct 19, 2016

Thousands of Hoosier voters’ registration information has been changed – leaving many unsure if they’re still registered, and officials concerned about possible voter fraud.

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office received complaints from voters who couldn’t find their registration information or discovered that information had been changed — including changes to first names and birth dates.

Lawson’s office says it discovered thousands of records have been altered and has passed that information onto the State Police for an investigation of possible voter fraud.

IPFW Suspends Some Degree Programs, Majors

Oct 19, 2016
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

As of Tuesday, IPFW’s Philosophy, Women’s Studies, French, and German individual degree programs are suspended. Additionally, eight majors within other departments, six stand-alone teaching programs, and four graduate programs are also suspended. 

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A group of Indiana lawmakers is recommending the General Assembly take up a draft bill that would offer addiction treatment to certain misdemeanor offenders.

The state currently offers such treatment to select low-level felons as part of the newly-formed Recovery Works program, which allows justice officials to decide whether to offer vouchers for services such as addiction counseling and detox programs.

Is Hillary Clinton Really Trying To Win Texas?

Oct 18, 2016

Well, maybe.

Democrats have fantasized about turning Texas blue for a long time. And Hillary Clinton sees a slight opportunity to do that.

Let's make one thing clear: Three weeks out from this election, Hillary Clinton is winning — and it's not close.

Yes, people still have to vote, but if Democratic groups come out — and the Trump scorched-earth campaign is more like a white flag than an actual strategy — Hillary Clinton will be the next president of the United States unless something drastic changes between now and Election Day.

The month of October has been about as bad as could be for Trump. Let's recap. There was:

-- The leaked audio of Trump's comments bragging about kissing and groping women

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President Obama and Hillary Clinton have “weakened America’s status in the world” with their policies.

But a President Donald Trump would boldly reverse course, Indiana Governor and Vice Presidential hopeful Mike Pence told a crowd of Macomb County Republican loyalists Monday night.

Pence fired up a sold-out crowd at the Macomb County GOP’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

Pence said Clinton “literally personifies the failed status quo in Washington D.C.” He accused her of being the “architect” of policies that have led to a “weakened America and a stifled economy.”

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Of 186,000 Medicare patients admitted to Indiana Hospitals in 2015, about one in six needed to return to the hospital within a month for different treatment. That’s a small decline from 2010, a drop in-line with national trends.

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