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School board president: ‘Misinformation’ spurs opposition

By Logan Hullinger  INDIANA – Doug M. Steve, head of the local school board, has a simple explanation for why a costly and controversial plan he favors to shutter two elementary schools in the borough and to build or rebuild … Continue reading

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Indiana mayor seeks sixth term

By Logan Hullinger INDIANA — On Jan. 20, Mayor George E. Hood announced he would seek a sixth four-year term in this year’s municipal elections. Hood, the borough’s Democratic mayor since the presidential administration of Bill Clinton, announced his campaign … Continue reading

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The new taxi in town

By Ethan Brogan INDIANA – On Aug. 4, San Francisco-based internet taxi service Uber arrived in Indiana County. Drivers and riders alike have hailed the company’s new — if non-descript — cabs. For Uber drivers, the service has become a … Continue reading

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All-original artistry of Alyssa Hankey

By Ethan Brogan INDIANA – The Dec. 16 open-mic night at The Artists Hand Gallery drew a respectable crowd. As the evening began to wind down, Alyssa R. Hankey stepped to the front of the house, set down her tie-dye … Continue reading

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Payroll and perks for IUP student pols

A Civic Project story By Allyson Rae Null INDIANA – Maria J. Donofrio, a 22-year-old hospitality-management major, expressed surprise and concern when she learned that Indiana University of Pennsylvania has a Student Government Association whose leaders are elected — and … Continue reading

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An Indiana-area medical-facilities report card

A Civic Project story By Nicolette Querry INDIANA – During Homecoming weekend 2016, Lindsey C. August, 22, an accounting major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, sought treatment for head pain at Indiana Regional Medical Center after the campus clinic told … Continue reading

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The face of heroin addiction at IUP

A Civic Project story By Victoria Moran INDIANA— Kira Jadann Marie Heitzer was 18 and a first-year freshman archaeology/anthropology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania when she dropped out of school two months into the fall 2016 semester. Heitzer, from … Continue reading

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Student anxiety, depression trend upward

A Civic Project story By Nina McNavish INDIANA¬ — Autumn E. Race, 20, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania junior, child development and family relations major, was a freshman when life took a turn for the worse. “After going through the … Continue reading

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Weapons policy challenged at IUP

A Civic Project story By Lynette Larssen and Mackenzie Winebold INDIANA — Rita M. Cramer, 21, an interior design major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, exercises her Second Amendment right every day. During the fall 2016 semester, the exercise included … Continue reading

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A post-election ‘silence’ at IUP

An Analysis By Logan Hullinger INDIANA — Donald J. Trump’s Nov. 8 election set off a storm of protest that spread across the country, including college campuses. At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, however, silence ruled. One reason is that administrators … Continue reading

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