• State board members debate the final proposal for new virtual charter school regulations at their December meeting. (Jeanie Lindsay, IPB News)

    Board Recommends New Virtual Charter School Regs

    The State Board of Education is recommending crucial changes for virtual charter school regulations in Indiana, after members debated a key piece of the proposal at its December meeting. A
     
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  • A health panel presented at the annual BGD Legislative Conference. (Jill Sheridan IPB News)

    Panel Talks Mental Health, Addiction in IN

    The opioid epidemic pushed Indiana to better address the mental health needs of Hoosiers. In recent years Indiana agencies have expanded treatment and recovery services, increased Medicaid coverage and provided
     
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    IDOE Proposes ESSA Change

    State officials are proposing a change to Indiana’s federal education, or Every Student Succeeds Act plan, to prevent schools from receiving two accountability letter grades again next year. The state
     
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  • Morris Receives Sagamore of the Wabash

    Last night marked the final meeting of the Knox County Council. It also marked the last Council meeting for Knox County Sheriff Mike Morris, and it’s likely one he’ll remember
     
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  • Like, Lane Recognized for County Work

    Tuesday night marked the end of 2018 meetings for the Knox County Council, and time was taken to thank two local elected officials. For the past eight years, Nichole Like
     
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  • Council Approves Pantheon Funds

    The Knox County Council has approved the transfer of funds for the Pantheon Business Theatre. At their meeting Tuesday night, the Council took under consideration a number of transfers and
     
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  • Duke Employees Raise $27k for United Way

    Employees with Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Power Plant contributed over $27,000 towards this year United Way of Knox County fund-raising drive. Employees with the plant presented United Way Director Mark Hill and other
     
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  • Council Eyes 90’s-Era Ordinance

    The County Council has recommitted themselves to a 90’s-era ordinance concerning new employees. County Attorney Drew Porter brought the resolution to the table, stating that there is evidence of a
     
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  • Indiana farmer Mark Boyer spoke to attendees at the Indiana Farm Bureau State Convention about his experience this past harvest season growing hemp. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)

    Will Indiana Legalize Producing Hemp?

    Industrial hemp legislation is expected to appear again in the upcoming Indiana legislative session – and might now be helped along by federal law. Previous attempts to legalize the plant
     
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