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Purdue freshman class largest since 2008

Purdue said Monday its 6,800 first-year students represents an increase of more than 300 over last year’s entering class. The total includes 3,500 Indiana residents, or more than half of the incoming class.

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FEMA denies Indiana storm damage assistance

FEMA officials decided no additional funding is needed because the damage was from multiple storms, not a single event. Gov. Mike Pence will appeal the decision.

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School administrators pleased with shorter ISTEP exam

The test was stretched to 12 hours last year, and then shortened to nine hours as a last-minute compromise. State education officials said this week that it’ll be no more than 8 ½ hours long.