Establishing a strong local food culture has been on my radar for years, and based on the increasing prevalence of locally-owned restaurants and other food-related businesses, our region is gaining momentum.
Many factors contribute to our growing local food economy, and since the 1980s, Ivy Tech has been a big one. Through its Hospitality Administration Department, it offers the area’s only culinary program, providing students an opportunity to study culinary, baking, and pastry arts, and it has been churning out talent.
A study committee this summer will look at streamlining Indiana’s adoption process to further Governor Mike Pence’s goal of promoting adoption in the state.
Legislation passed this year funds a new adoption tax credit, about one thousand dollars per adopted child. It also creates an adoption study committee made up of people with experience in the field, including representatives from the Department of Child Services and adoption agencies, adoptive parents, and judges with adoption case experience.
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This Friday, the Indiana Pacers face the Miami Heat for the fourth time this season, a game that will likely determine home court advantage for the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
The Pacers won two of the first three meetings, due in no small part to the play of Roy Hibbert. Hibbert scored 21 points in their third meeting on March 26, and affected Chris Bosh’s attempt at a game-winning shot. Bosh’s attempt fell short and the Pacers won 84-83. But, after taking an elbow like this earlier in the fourth quarter, I wonder if Hibbert should have been benched for his own protection.
This week on WBOI Presents, we featured a speech by the 74th U.S Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, who spoke at the Economic Club of Indiana earlier this year. He led President George W. Bush’s economic team during the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Many black men throughout Indiana going to get a haircut this weekend were also able to receive a free health screening. The 4th annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative was held Saturday across the state.
According to the Indiana Department of Health, black men have the highest mortality rate of any racial group.And many don't go to the doctor.
The Pence administration is developing a comprehensive energy plan that the governor says will take a balanced look at Indiana’s energy environment.
Governor Pence’s predecessor, Mitch Daniels, unveiled a strategic energy plan just eight years ago. The goal was to meet the state’s energy needs by involving clean coal technologies, renewable energy sources and greater energy efficiency.
Pence says the need for a new state energy plan arises from concerns about an economic shift.