Indiana

2:35pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Around the Nation

There's Oil On Them Thar Campuses!

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 4:14 pm

Students in environmental science professor Jeffery Stone's class watch as a seismic shaker truck rolls through Indiana State University's campus.
Tony Campbell Courtesy of Indiana State University

Imagine going to college and finding an oil rig on campus. That's becoming increasingly likely as oil and gas companies use a controversial technique commonly referred to as fracking to extract resources from land underneath campuses across the country.

Environmental science professor Jeffery Stone will never forget the day the earth shook on Indiana State University's campus in Terre Haute.

"They did it like in eight-second pulses, and you could feel the whole sidewalk wobble like an earthquake almost," Stone says.

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5:57am

Mon November 12, 2012
The Two-Way

In Indianapolis, Search For Answers Continues After Massive Explosion

Originally published on Mon November 12, 2012 11:07 am

Flames shot high in the sky Saturday at the scene of the explosion and fire in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Fire Dept. EPA /LANDOV

"As the investigation into the deadly explosion on the south side of Indianapolis on Saturday night continues, the city is hoping to answer questions for the nearly three dozen families who still haven't been allowed to return to their homes," WISH-TV reports.

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10:46am

Mon November 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Eliminate Government? Not Mine, Thanks

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 3:50 pm

A vote to merge the city of Evansville, Ind., with Vanderburgh County has met opposition from some voters and even businesses.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

If you asked most people whether there's too much government in their lives, they'd probably say yes. But when given the chance to eliminate a layer of government, voters often refuse.

That's why a vote to merge the city of Evansville, Ind., with Vanderburgh County may go down to defeat Tuesday. Many residents are concerned that their access to services would be limited under a unified government, while taxes would increase.

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3:36am

Sun November 4, 2012
House & Senate Races

Rape Comment Hangs Over Senate Race In Indiana

Originally published on Sun November 4, 2012 12:08 pm

Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat (right) meets Mike Nestor and LoRita Stofleth at Blueberry Hill Pancake House Saturday in Indianapolis.
Darron Cummings AP

Republicans are hoping to gain control of the U.S. Senate. The path toward victory had Indiana solidly on their side. That was, until Indiana's treasurer Richard Mourdock beat longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary.

Then, during a debate on Oct. 23, Mourdock and his Democratic opponent, Congressman Joe Donnelly, were asked about abortion and contraception. Like Donnelly, Mourdock said he was against abortion.

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5:23am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

'God Intended' A Pregnancy Caused By Rape, Indiana Candidate Says

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 9:57 am

Richard Mourdock, Republican candidate for Senate in Indiana.
Nick Carey Reuters /Landov

After saying during a debate Tuesday night that a pregnancy caused by rape is "something that God intended to happen," the Republican candidate for Senate in Indiana is arguing that it is "twisted" to suggest he thinks God wants some women to be raped.

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