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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ivy Tech Community College is one of four community colleges across the nation chosen for a push to boost single mothers' college success rates.

The national nonprofit Education Design Lab will oversee a structured process under which the four colleges will design, implement and scale efforts intended to dramatically improve single mothers' success rates at the four institutions by addressing the unique needs of those women.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Todd Young is co-sponsoring legislation that would expand a federal program which rewards nurses who work in underserved areas.

The Indiana Republican and Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama introduced legislation Thursday that would allow for-profit medical providers to participate in the program.

Al Martin / WKAR - MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Firefighters responded to 10 small furniture fires and 23 people were arrested near Michigan State’s campus after the Spartans lost 61-51 to Texas Tech in the Final Four.

The Lansing State Journal reports that a crowd near the school’s East Lansing campus grew to about 1,500 people on Saturday night. Two signs and a police vehicle were damaged before the crowd was dispersed.

Baylor Holds Off Notre Dame 82-81 For Women’s Title

Apr 7, 2019

UPDATE: Vice President Mike Pence will join President Donald Trump in addressing the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis next week.

Pence will be the featured speaker at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum on April 26. Trump will be the keynote speaker at the forum the same day.

ORIGINAL POST:

The NRA has announced that it is bringing its annual meeting back to Indianapolis later this month.

President Trump is scheduled to speak at a forum at the event on Friday, April 26.

It's crunch time if you still need to get registered to vote in Indiana. 

Monday, April 8th is the voter registration deadline for the May primary.

Early (absentee-in-person) voting starts Tuesday, April 9th.

2019 is a municipal election year in Indiana. The primary is May 7.

Most cities and towns in Indiana will cast votes for mayor, council, and city ballot questions.

Photo provided by Mike Franz of Visit South Bend Mishawaka

MISHAWAKA – Which member of WVPE’s team won an award this week?  Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  Tom Labuzienski, an underwriting consultant with 88.1 WVPE Public Radio, received the honor as one of the “Faces of Tourism” at the 2018 Visit South Bend Mishawaka Tourism Awards Reception.  The award honors individuals dedicated to promoting the area and having "a positive impact"

on the local tourism industry:

Elizabeth Smart to Speak at Century Center

Apr 9, 2018

Child safety activist and author Elizabeth Smart will speak at the Century Center in South Bend on Wednesday, following the release of her new book.
 

Smart’s talk will focus on topics in her new book, Where There’s Hope, There’s Healing, which deals with her recovery since being kidnapped in 2002. Smart was held captive for nine months before being rescued.
 

 

 

A second baby was discovered Sunday evening in a Safe Haven Baby Box in Coolspring Township, just outside of Michigan City.

 

This is the second baby found in the same box within five months. The first one in November of last year.
 

The baby box was installed at the Coolspring fire station in April 2016. There are two boxes in the state, the other at Woodburn Fire Station, outside of Fort Wayne.
 

No babies have yet been left at the Woodburn box.
 

Various events around Michiana will take place tomorrow in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  assassination.
 

A series of events in South Bend will commemorate the life of Rev. King, including a candlelight vigil at Leighton Plaza by the King Statue at 7:30.
 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

A new grassroots movement based in Washington, DC hopes to encourage South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg to run in the 2020 presidential election.  

The movement has no association with Buttigieg or his campaign. Mark Meier lives in Washington DC, and launched the effort, despite never meeting the South Bend mayor. But, he says Buttigieg has a lot of the qualities the Democratic Party needs in a candidate. He said it all began when he read an article about the mayor.

 

 

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