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Summer study committee hears from residents on CAFO regulations
Whitley County water quality group would like to see regulation focused on protecting the state’s waterways from manure pollution
Friday, September 22, 2017
Indiana manufacturers want stronger emphasis from legislators on filling jobs
Want state's workforce development policy realigned to notably match education with manufacturing
Friday, September 22, 2017
Black lives squandered: Indiana had second-highest black homicide victim rate
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 83 percent of black victims were shot and killed with a gun
Thursday, September 21, 2017
State legislators: Township reform is 'non-existent' - 'a mountain that can't be climbed'
Supporters says it's local government that provides access to services for residents
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Indiana has sixth largest pay gap of the nation's 50 states
Hoosier women make 26 percent less than their male counterparts
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Without federal waiver, 275 state high schools could see graduation rates drop
Thursday, September 21, 2017
COMMENTARY: Faculty fight against 'fascists' gets start at Purdue
National network formed to back universities targeted by far-right groups got its start at school after white supremacists fliers found on campus
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Failure rate high in Indiana's foreign language driver exam
Nearly 50 percent of those taking the knowledge examination fail
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Few in number, male teachers play big role
Only about 19 percent of elementary teachers in the U.S. were men in 2015
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Third of Indiana's 10-to-17-year-olds overweight say national survey
Indiana has ninth-highest rate in the nation
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Invaders threaten native Hoosier plants, animals
Trying to eradicate Oriental bittersweet can require chain-saw cutting and herbicide treatments over multiple seasons
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
New state health commissioner focused on opioid abuse, infant mortality
Monday, September 18, 2017
OPINION: The lessons of Amazon and Indianapolis
Big deals tend to cause otherwise sober politicians to act like drunken sailors
Monday, September 18, 2017
OPINION: Amazon's amazing indecent proposal
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 18, 2017
IEDC tailors campaign to lifestyle issues in 4 target cities
Aimed at companies, people in Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and New York
Sunday, September 17, 2017
ISTEP scores not great; School officials now pay little attention to test scores
'And when [state officials] stop moving the target, then we'll start paying attention again,' says South Knox superintendent
Sunday, September 17, 2017
State panel: 55 percent of Hoosier suicides involved firearms
Of 150 reports listing mental health diagnoses as a contributing cause, the most common was depression with 105
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hurricane Irma leads to historic flower shortage for Hoosier florists
Most flowers come through Miami and transportation by boat and airplane has been distrupted
Saturday, September 16, 2017
State of Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations
Currently, zoning ordinances vary county-by-county and, often, within a county
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Coaches weigh in on initiative to 'transform' youth sports
There is a fine line between instilling in players a competitive drive and winning at all costs
Friday, September 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Federal election commission a waste of time
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana Attorney General: Substance abuse a big problem and growing worse
Says the state still has “a methamphetamine problem that would choke a horse”
Friday, September 15, 2017
New tax, fees expected to reduce Indiana bridge deficiencies
Of state's 19,245 bridges, 1,525, or 7.9 percent, were rated as structurally deficient in 2016
Thursday, September 14, 2017
State chamber chief addresses Indiana workforce challenges
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Holcomb: Indiana signs economic development agreement with Japan
“Japanese companies are willing and wanting to hire more Hoosiers," he says, and there are 100,000 jobs open
Thursday, September 14, 2017
UNSUPERVISED: Townships ready to pay your Vectren bill
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
South-central Indiana solar panel rush tops 2017 capacity
Program vendor can’t fulfill all local requests before new state law on net metering kicks in
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Moving forward on voter registration; Illinois sets example
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Push being made to expand Hoosier cold beer sales
Indiana is the only state that regulates sales by temperatures
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Unsupervised: How local rural townships employ, award contracts to relatives
Township government has more offices and elected officials than any other form of government in Indiana
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Trump tries bipartisanship
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
As advertising falls, Indianapolis Star hits subscribers with hefty rate hike
The publication also has resorted to deep discounts to lure in new print readers
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Pendleton farmer says going organic is the future of farming
"Once you get the soil right, it doesn’t take much to keep it maintained,” longtime Williamsburg farmer says
Monday, September 11, 2017
OPINION: Trade deficits and the dollar safe haven
In reality, trade consists of tens of billions of small transactions between businesses and households
Monday, September 11, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court to review state's execution protocol
None of the 13 individuals sentenced to death in Indiana are scheduled to be executed any time soon
Monday, September 11, 2017
OPINION: Finding the age of in-migrants in your county
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 11, 2017
IDEM wants to eliminate public notice ads for air pollution permits
Monday, September 11, 2017
Indiana's replacement for No Child Left Behind awaits governor's signature
Only 17 states have submitted plans so far; U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved eight
Sunday, September 10, 2017
EDUCATION: More education, programs needed to prevent child abuse deaths
Saturday, September 9, 2017
State Superintendent McCormick: Change in graduation formula on the way
Could result in a drop for some districts from a rate of 90 percent to 70 percent
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Witnesses: Indiana should keep handgun permit law
Committee is eyeing permit-free carry for the Hoosier state
Friday, September 8, 2017
Metal casting industry on brink of 'revolution,' Lippert Components study says
Binder jet additive manufacturing technology could lead to many advantages over more traditional sand casting
Friday, September 8, 2017
Put your face in neutral for a Real ID which is required by October 2020
Indiana banned smiling in photos taken by BMV officials for a driver’s license since 2009
Friday, September 8, 2017
Indiana receives Ryan White Supplemental Award to fight HIV
Friday, September 8, 2017
Into the woods: Group to offer training on tackling woodland invasive plants
Focusing on winter creeper, Asian bush honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle and Tree of Heaven
Friday, September 8, 2017
Food deserts explored by Indiana legislative committee
About one in every seven Hoosiers is food insecure and doesn't know where their next meal may be coming from, says food banks group
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Indiana leaders react to Trump administration rescinding DACA program
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Protect the DREAMers
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Immigrant students in South Bend greet Trump decision with dismay and resolve
Local residents react to immigration decision
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Legislature may consider if it is time to lower Indiana's compulsory school age?
Kids now must be in school by age 7; could be lowered to 6
Tuesday, September 5, 2017






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