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Indiana sheriffs to be surveyed on jail overcrowding
In 2015, the legislature approved plans to divert low-level criminals from prisons to county jails
Thursday, July 20, 2017
University of Evansville to soon offer test-optional admissions
“In short, we are looking for those students with grit – and standardized test scores simply don’t capture that dimension of a prospective student’s potential for success"
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
COMMENTARY: Almost learning an economic lesson at a Hoosier council meeting
Councilman wanted to know: 1) compared with what; 2) at what cost; and 3) on the basis of what hard evidence
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Redistricting reform advocates rally at Indiana Statehouse
Interim committee studied redistricting for more than a year, yielding two bills that languished without hearings
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
OPINION: Universal basic income is worth consideration
The intent is to both eliminate the vast welfare infrastructure and to allow individuals to weather economic uncertainty without lapsing into poverty
Monday, July 17, 2017
Worries of coyote attack in Indiana are generally overblown
Monday, July 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: Three lessons from the I-69 fiasco
Monday, July 17, 2017
Howard County on pace to nearly double 2016 overdose death statistics
"The drug epidemic continue to kill at an alarming rate statewide," coroner says
Monday, July 17, 2017
OPINION: Living in sin ain't what it usta be
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 17, 2017
Indiana already sharing extensive voter data with Trump advisory commission leader
Sunday, July 16, 2017
State to invest $70.6 million in Tippecanoe County roads and bridges over 5 years
The entire state will see a total of 10,000 miles of pavement resurfaced and 1,300 bridges repaired or replaced
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A short history of the discovery and use of fluoride
Sunday, July 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Seeking the next level for Indiana's infrastructure
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Rally for redistricting set for Monday at Indiana Statehouse
League  of Women Voters, others say it's time for Hoosier gerrymandering to end
Sunday, July 16, 2017
In face of fraud study, Indiana Secretary of State cites Hoosier election integrity
Lawson serving on Trump's advisory commission, which has encountered lawsuits
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Demeaning students' accomplishments: Public school superintendents upset by new federal law
“This has the potential to just absolutely destroy graduation rates in the state of Indiana”
Saturday, July 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Put consumers first in Indiana alcohol laws
Friday, July 14, 2017
Rare tick-borne illness discovered in Southern Indiana residents
Thursday, July 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Legislators value informed citizenry
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ball State study finds nearly 1 in 2 American jobs at risk of automation
Report says policymakers are unprepared to mitigate the future problems
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Rising building permits around Elkhart County show strength in Indiana's housing market
12 percent increase in May 2017 represents 10-year high for the month, says IBA
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Indiana Whiskey and Crooked Ewe Brewery are booted from farmer's markets
The South Bend-based distillery launched an online crowdfunding campaign to challenge Hoosier law
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Daviess County Commissioners take qualified anti-needle exchange stance
With the growing opioid problem in the state, the General Assembly left program choice up to local counties.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Lilly Endowment giving IU medical school $25 millio to fund life sciences initiatives
It is designed to attract top scientists to Indiana
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Heroin recovery program in Lafayette could treat 500 people per day
The facility will accept commercial insurance, Medicaid and out-of-pocket payments, which typically range from $12 to $15 per day at the state's other centers
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lives depend upon answers to opioid addiction
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Much more help needed to fight Indiana opioid epidemic
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Illinois tax hikes give Indiana competitive advantage, IEDC says
Increased the effective corporate income tax rate to 9.5 percent from 7.75 percent compared to Hoosier state's 6 percent
Monday, July 10, 2017
Indiana Department of Education seeks feedback on No Child Left Behind replacement
After the feedback period ends, the plan will be submitted to the governor by Aug. 15
Monday, July 10, 2017
OPINION: Alone and aging: a problem for Indiana?
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 10, 2017
Drugs are killing us, says Indiana Recovery Alliance director
Health crisis is 'going to get worse before it gets better,' says Chris Albert
Monday, July 10, 2017
Amid local calls to pull back on needle exchanges, state says they offer path to recovery
State health commissioners said the number of fatal overdoses have gone down in the counties with the exchange programs.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Study finds Indiana in the middle for business startups in U.S.
Ranked lower than bordering states. Michigan ranked 16th, Kentucky came in at 19 and Illinois at 25.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Economic-development caution -- There are two kinds of progress
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Not enough workers for South Bend-area restaurants because of labor shortfall
Basically, almost everybody that can or will work is doing so
Sunday, July 9, 2017
State adds up pain of health bill but won't release estimate of Medicaid losses
Indiana wouldn't commit to releasing the data before a final vote on Senate health care bill
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sen. Ron Alting says Sunday alcohol sales coming; could cold beer sales follow?
Lafayette legislator sees some ‘low-hanging fruit’ in Indiana’s alcohol law reform
Saturday, July 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Luke Kenley, man behind the budgets, retires from Indiana Senate
Saturday, July 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Property and wind turbines - A missing point in the discussion
Saturday, July 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana enjoys many benefits of immigration
Friday, July 7, 2017
Hoosier sheriffs want state help with jail issues: overcrowding, mental health issues
"We need to find funding to build places and staff it accordingly for people that are acutely mentally ill,” Madison County sheriff says
Friday, July 7, 2017
Beer wholesaler Monarch Beverage loses appeal to buck state liquor laws
Court affirms Indiana’s policy of separating beer and liquor wholesaling does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Indiana abortions declined 8.5 percent in 2016
Married women comprised 11.6 percent of the abortion tally; thosen who previously had given birth to one or more children accounted for 61.6 percent
Thursday, July 6, 2017
3rd District Rep. Banks advocates military response for North Korea
Thursday, July 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Standing against vote data incursion; election commission overextends its reach
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Vigo County School Corp. puts new limits on allowable foods for students
Revised rules affect bake sales, classroom celebrations
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Hometown Indiana groceries scramble to keep up by big national chains
“These big stores are going to eat us little stores up,” says Logansport grocer
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Republican state Sen. Luke Kenley announces retirement after 25 years
Since 2009, he has chaired the Senate Committee on Appropriations, playing a central role in passing multiple balanced budgets
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Study: Immigrants play big part in Hoosier economy
Shows that the state has depended on immigrants to drive economic and population growth since 2000
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Turning regional liabilities into assets for Northwest Indiana
Wednesday, July 5, 2017






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