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Indiana honored for transparency in financial reporting
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
How long would Marsh stores stay empty?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Jeb Bush says teachers unions impede education
"The world we're moving towards at warp speed requires outcomes in learning far higher than what we deliver today," he tells Indianapolis audience
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Experts: 2006 purchase of Marsh by Sun Capital Partners doomed from start
Acknowledges in its bankruptcy filing that it has failed to keep pace with the amounts competitors are spending to upgrade existing stores and build new one
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
DeVos prochoice Indianapolis summit states' school options should be high quality
300 people protest outside Indiana Statehouse
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Where have all the welders gone? Ivy Tech professor says businesses are in need
Says working for the U.S. military as a contracted welder in Iraq could pay up to $300,000 per year
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
OPINION: Hard truths on school funding in Indiana
The truth is that the only places in state where school budgets have declined are places with falling student enrollment
Monday, May 22, 2017
OPINION: Scalping 500 tickets
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 22, 2017
Indiana public schools face new power over their own finances
Can prioritize where they want to spend money: Teachers, buses, roofs
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Indiana eyes more paths to high school graduation
Hoosier State also studies replacement for ISTEP-plus
Sunday, May 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: AG Jeff Session issues draconian guidelines
Sunday, May 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: Facts on Comey, Trump needed now
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Indiana will require public college students to get meningitis vaccine
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Indiana has strategy to fight drug abuse, but costs are yet to come
The recent General Assembly earmarked $5 million to combat substance abuse and enforcement
Friday, May 19, 2017
Legislature tells Holcomb to tackle workforce overhaul
Wants comprehensive restructuring plan for the dozens of programs scattered throughout nine state agencies that spend some $1 billion in state and federal money each year
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Eagles soar in Indiana, but dangers of lead poisoning still lurk from hunters, fishermen
Center for Biological Diversity study estimates that more than 20 million wild animals die each year from lead poisoning
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
New Indiana law gives State Board of Accounts more teeth
Officials who continue to rack up deficits could be forced from elective office
Monday, May 15, 2017
OPINION: Hear ye, hear ye, new economic data about Indiana released
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 15, 2017
OPINION: Some disinformation about the Trump tax plan
I do resolve to ignore the ignorant or intentionally misleading arguments that this tax plan will pay for itself or is a giveaway to the rich
Monday, May 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: New gun law puts victims in more jeopardy
Sunday, May 14, 2017
School choice advocates support Indiana political candidates
Last year, Hoosiers for Quality Education gave $177,000 to help elect Republican Jennifer McCormick state superintendent of public instructio
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Indiana employers can continue asking job applicants about criminal past
"Someone doesn't like a local ordinance, so they come up here and they get us to kind of be the city council of the whole and basically wipe out the local ordinance,"Rep. Matt Pierce says
Sunday, May 14, 2017
EDITORIAL: Time for a bipartisan chorus in opposition
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Groups: EPA regs rollback would hurt East Chicago, other cities
Weakening of lead poisoning prevention rules would be disastrous for heavily polluted, poverty-stricken communities with older housing stocks, advocates say
Saturday, May 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Independent Russia investigation needed
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Deadly heroin cocktail reaches Indiana, state homeland security officials warn
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Marsh likely will need federal bailout for $76 million pension shortfall
Former major owner Sun Capital Partners has a history of leaving behind troubled companies that have sizable pension fund obligations
Friday, May 12, 2017
Ivy Tech ASAP program offers students associate degree in one year
Students attend class every day, usually for around 40 hours a week, for the entire year
Friday, May 12, 2017
New Indiana law removes barriers at Huber's, other small Indiana wineries
Now exempt from separating minors from areas where alcohol is being served as long as they’re accompanied by an adult
Friday, May 12, 2017
Indiana State proposes 1.9 percent tuition/fee increase for next two years
President Bradley says increase "because costs are accelerating faster than the 1.4 percent"
Friday, May 12, 2017
Convenience store owner says cold beer sales meet customers' desires
Ricker: It's not a loophole, it's the law
Friday, May 12, 2017
Marsh Supermarkets files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Company liabilities are estimated in the range of $100 million to $500 million and assets at $50 million to $100 million
Thursday, May 11, 2017
IU to add 16 faculty members for $55 million climate change initiative
Will inaugurate a “Hoosier Resiliency Index” to allow Indiana communities to track immediate and long-term challenges caused by environmental change.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Coalition prepares for another tobacco tax push in next year's legislative session
Alliance says smoking epidemic every year costs Indiana nearly $7 billion for health care and lost productivity and claims the lives of more than 11,000 Hoosiers
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Downward trend: Predicting base rate of farmland for property taxes
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Marsh plans to close all stores within 60 days if buyer isn't found
The chain currently operates 60 stores—54 in Indiana and six in Ohio - with 15 ready to close at end of May
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Is goal still to make health care affordable?
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
OPINION: Some thoughts on full employment
As good as tight labor markets are for workers, they are a panacea to those selling labor-reducing workplace automation.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Young NWI entrepreneurs good at technology, making things
But with about 12,000 new startups being founded in Indiana annually and only about half of them expected to last five years
Monday, May 8, 2017
Ball State University to OK lowest tuition hike in 4 decades
Monday, May 8, 2017
Purdue expects more Hoosiers, minorities on campus
Monday, May 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Cellphone speed at stake in controversy
Monday, May 8, 2017
Some Hoosiers seek energy policy amid solar battle
U of Indy students led by professor and former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard devise an energy policy for the state
Monday, May 8, 2017
OPINION: Mixed bag as usual from Indiana legislature
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 8, 2017
What's next for brick & mortar retailers?
Thousands of stores closing across nation, across Indiana
Monday, May 8, 2017
Business leaders hope tax cuts spark Northwest Indiana economy
But they are taking a wait-and-see approach to what actually emerges from Congress, and some are skeptical that it ultimately would have much of an impact
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Terre Haute feels retail's shake up
HHGregg, Sears Auto, Gander Mountain are gone or on the bubble
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Gun sales level out after election hype
Current changes part of natural business climate
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Pressure escalates to mint tech talent after giant job announcement
Shortage of available talent to fill the jobs has local companies, education officials and community leaders powwowing about ways to flood the tech pipeline
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Still waiting: Shortage of advocates, rise in cases, leaves children without a voice
The Indiana Department of Child Services handled some 35,500 cases in 2016 — an increase of more than 5,800 from the year before
Saturday, May 6, 2017






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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