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Man Arrested for Shooting Outside Memorial Service

Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting outside a memorial service. In a release, Evansville Police say 20-year-old Khirrek Morris faces charges following the investigation into the November 1 st shooting.

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Musgrave to File for Re-Election

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Vanderburgh County Republican Party

A Vanderburgh County Commissioner has announced re-election plans.

Cheryl Musgrave says she will seek a second consecutive term as District Three Commissioner in next year’s election.

Henderson to Offer Child Support Amnesty

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Henderson County will offer a week of amnesty for parents who are behind on their child support payments. 

City Council to Address E-Scooters

Dec 4, 2019
ridegoat.com

The Evansville City Council is scheduled to consider rules and regulations for electric scooters. 

A smart phone app called GOAT – G-O-A-T – began renting the small, upright scooters in Evansville two months ago.

The company moved in after the State of Indiana passed legislation stopping cities from prohibiting them.

But the measure does allow cities to regulate scooters.

In a press release, City Council member Michelle Mercer said the council will take up the issue at its December 16th meeting.

Indiana News

Budget cuts at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and other state environmental agencies around the country are threatening public health. That’s according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project. 

Gov. Eric Holcomb sent cease and desist letters to Reveal and the Indianapolis Star last week over reports he pressured a state safety inspector into reducing penalties against Amazon.

Todd Huston Chosen As Next Indiana House Speaker

Dec 3, 2019

Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) will be the next Speaker of the Indiana House.

Huston’s GOP colleagues named him heir apparent to retiring Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) at a private meeting Monday.

Regional Health News

Jill Sheridan/IPB News

It’s open enrollment season for the health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. But many people who need to sign up may not know it. The Trump administration has made a number of moves to diminish the law, including cuts to marketing and outreach. That creates obstacles for groups that help people sign up. 

Across the U.S., more than 2,000 people have reported vaping-related lung illnesses, and 47 have died. Some vaping happens in schools, so they share the burden of bringing this crisis under control. Which raises the question: what should the consequences be for a student caught vaping?

Youth First

The City of Evansville has received federal help to battle the opioid epidemic among young people. 

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

With 2020 around the corner, many Latino Journalists find themselves making the decision to cover or not the elections. Many decide to become activists while others don’t share their personal opinions on politics.

In this episodio, I talk to fellow journalist Judith Ruiz-Branch about what is like para Latinos cubrir a Latinos in the media and how it can be frustrating and empowering to tell the stories of our community. Escucha. 

Más información on voting.

Roberto Arroyo

This season we’re staying on top of two major topics - the census and the 2020 elections. 

Steve Burger / WNIN

In this episodio, our co producer Mareea Thomas and I thought we would dive right into the census. Many millennials haven’t filled the census either so for this episodio we’ll fill out the 2020 census sample questionnaire we found on census.gov. 

The census can be confusing for some, pero cuando le añades misinformation, it can get a lot trickier. El censo has made an effort to fight against misinformation on social media. And it got plenty of attention.

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