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EDITORIAL: Welcome crackdown on I-70
Thursday, July 27, 2017
LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo to resign after being appointed to new state job
Duties will include collaborating with companies, industries, trade groups, universities and public entities to identify employment needs and training opportunities for Indiana workers to secure high-demand, high-wage positions
Thursday, July 27, 2017
TIFs districts cost Porter County millions in assessed valuation, auditor says
County councilman says they aren't being used as they should, to develop blighted areas
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Indianapolis to offer $1,000 each to displaced Carrier workers, future employers
Money can be used to reimburse expenses related to transportation, childcare, utility bills, tools, and new work equipment
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Fort Wayne adjusts tax abatement policy
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lake County promises tax breaks for cold storage food warehouse east of Lowell
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Jeffersonville partners with developer on a green space-heavy subdivision
Ellingsworth Commons could feature city parks
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Roachdale group chugging toward mural unveiling Monday evening
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Purdue and WestGate 'forge a new path'
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Autopsies because of drug overdoses lead to budget woes for Wabash County coroner
Sheriff asks for more money because  of housing inmates outside of local jail
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Crown Point tries to define Williamsburg style for Broadway corridor
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Gary looks to establish a port authority
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Lake County Commissioners gets transparent after scolding by Public Access Counselor
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Town Council criticizes signs that compare Sellersburg to Flint as untrue
Some residents concerned about quality, management
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
EDITORIAL: Scott Pruitt's EPA is failing East Chicago
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Indiana State Police put I-70 work zone safety efforts in overdrive
Putnamville-based troopers aim to 'prevent another tragedy,' spokesman says
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
$23 million assisted-living senior housing for Evansville moves forward
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
No longer a 'quiet zone:' Train whistles howling again on South Bend's east side
Grand Trunk brings back train horns due to safety concerns
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Candidates held to higher standards as video cameras become a bigger factor
Recording the impact at town hall sessions
Monday, July 24, 2017
When might Richmond's old Reid Hospital be completely gone? May 2019
Sunday, July 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs a stronger Democratic party
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Officials hope new 15-year comprehensive plan will take Kokomo in right direction
To "create a genuine, urbanized, and unique identity for Downtown Kokomo that attracts visitors and residents with walkability, density, and diversity”
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Fulton County hears two proposals on possible jail expansion
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Indiana road funding a boost for South Bend-area contractors
Sudden surge in investment bound to put additional pressure on what is already a tight local labor market
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Terre Haute cops will amp up Interstate 70 presence to help prevent crashes
Police chief says too much distracted driving, too many deaths
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Art Spaces shares updated vision of downtown Terre Haute revitalization
Incorporating the river into the design will begin to reintegrate the river into Terre Haute’s culture and identity
Saturday, July 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Garnish needed to entice new residents for Northwest Indiana
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Lowell sports new logo in attempt to find consistent look for town
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Illinois steel company looking to bring 100 jobs to Gary
$35 million relocation would put new 250,000-square-foot production plant on land formerly owned by Majestic Star Casino
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Morgan County to see over $286 million in road construction over 5 years
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Answer to their prayers: Faith at the forefront to start public meetings
Most governmental bodies in Madison County follow up the Pledge of Allegiance with some type of meditative moment
Saturday, July 22, 2017
'It's a disaster': East Chicago still reeling from lead crisis
EPA can't say if the water in Calumet neighborhood is safe to drink
Friday, July 21, 2017
Greater Lafayette key to attracting aerospace industry to Indiana
In 2016 Indiana was ranked as the sixth most attractive state for aerospace companies
Friday, July 21, 2017
Mayor: Huntingburg's future must extend beyond Stellar Communities program
“By the end of 2018, we will have a new railroad overpass, a new downtown park and an enhanced downtown historic district, just to name a few”
Friday, July 21, 2017
Madison County Commissioners vote to raise bridge fund levy by one cent in 2018
County engineer estimates $3 million to $4 million needs to be spent on its 217 bridges annually
Friday, July 21, 2017
Hancock City Council gives students chance to weigh in on projects
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Two tax abatements move forward for major Jasper projects
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sheriff: New jail plan could save Floyd County millions
100 new beds would be added to existing structure
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Floyd County Sheriff: New jail plan could save millions
100 new beds would be added to existing structure
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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
West Lafayette's north end is getting an indoor recreation and aquatics center
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Lake County board gives more closed-door approvals despite public access finding
The Indiana public access counselor found that the board of commissioners and County Council violated the Open Door Law
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Officials tour Porter County water park reported to have caused chemical burns
Thursday, July 20, 2017
FBI raids Terre Haute wastewater treatment plant
Mayor Bennett: Probe seems to involve one target
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Frankfort mayor reveals renderings for Prairie Creek Park
Thursday, July 20, 2017
INDOT to spend $15 million on Perry County roads, bridges over next five years
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Gibson County seeks TIF revenue for $1.25 million Toyota project
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Native species garden taking root at Gregg Park in Vincennes
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Daviess County Economic Development Corp. makes aggressive marketing move
"We took an opportunity to partner with the IEDC, Radius and the Southwestern Indiana Development Council to promote what we have"
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Fayette County extends needle exchange program for another two years
The program is also making a difference in the cases of Hepatitis C within the county, head of local program says
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
INVin, Purdue pitch Pantheon Business Theater in downtown Vincennes
At least $2 million in tax dollars needed to get co-working space project off the ground
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monroe County sheriff explains reasoning behind naloxone policy change
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Confusion arises about Dubois County's 2 economic groups
Leads commissioners to postpone signing Grow Dubois County’s $40,000 contract
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Vigo County seeks 1 percent bump in local income tax to help pay for new jail
Number of inmates may have surpassed cap of 268 reached in 2001 in lawsuit
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Lear to build new $30 million factory in Hammond that employs 750
City has been trying to land the new 270,000-square-foot plant for the last 12 to 18 months
Tuesday, July 18, 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
Fountain County Commissioners advance jail project
But county council does not go on record to fund it
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Worries of coyote attack in Indiana are generally overblown
Monday, July 17, 2017
Ridge Run Trail project i Middlebury is now complete
Monday, July 17, 2017
Downtown Evansville group wants to pay more taxes to boost neighborhood
An annual budget of $625,000 is expected
Monday, July 17, 2017
Roads plan includes $65 million for Clinton County
Monday, July 17, 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
Gaps mar treatment of opioids in Allen County region, local health commissioner says
More family doctors and nurse practitioners are needed to identify and address addiction
Sunday, July 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Needle exchange solution demands collaboration
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Few Hoosier voters ask to be removed from registration lists
Secretary of state's office: Information won't be released to Election Integrity commission
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A short history of the discovery and use of fluoride
Sunday, July 16, 2017
In some areas, fluoride debate rages
Alexandria debate shows adding fluoride to systems remains controversial
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Madison County Jail population reaches record level with 316 inmates in last week
Council approves $161,000 for part-time employees
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
Legislative committee to study wind energy in Indiana
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Costs increase to prep luxury apartment site, Elkhart project no longer funds itself
Saturday, July 15, 2017
INDOT to spend $100 million on four-county roads in Evansville area
Saturday, July 15, 2017
New route for South Shore could cost 40 homes in South Bend
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Indiana's road and bridge project list includes $48 million for St. Joseph County
Elkhart County getting $45.8 million, LaPorte County $78.4 million and Marshall County $25.2 million
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Wabash County getting nearly $9 million for roads, bridges through 2022
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Road plan has Daviess, Dubois, Martin and Pike County officials excited
Nearly $50 million headed to fix roadways over the next five yers
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Monroe County OD drug naloxone supply stable
Friday, July 14, 2017
Madison County Council divided on next step in needle exchange discussion
Health officer: Don't be first county to curtail program
Friday, July 14, 2017
Greenwood preparing to pay $1 million for vacant strip center, may become park
Thursday, July 13, 2017
South Shore Double Track local funding finalized; now it's up to federal government
The state made its own contribution to the project through the budget, committing $6 million per year for life of any bond
Thursday, July 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lake County's private act leads to public embarrassment
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Harrison County to relieve jail overcrowding by sending inmates to Washington County
Sheriff said it fixes problem and "buys" the county 10 to 12 years before something else may need to be done
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Elkhart Redevelopment Commission tackles $29 million luxury apartments
Approved carving out a special tax increment finance district fo debt service on bonds
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Lebanon City Council passes resolutions to bring 1,160 jobs to business park
Vacant since early 2015, former Pearson Education building boasts just over a million square feet of space
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
Dynamic Metals looking to add $3.5 million worth of equipment, over 30 new jobs
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
More jobs on the way: Las Vegas based RV company to create 207 Elkhart County jobs
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Bike-sharing company LimeBike is coming to South Bend
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Vincennes City Council agrees to bolster Stellar Communities application with $50,000
Some communities not selected for Stellar money have often been successful regardless, INVin executive director says
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Knox County OK's additional $25,000 in funds for VanGo
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
PaperWorks plans $2.8 million expansion for warehousing at Wabash plant
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
16-week experiment in 'tactical urbanism' starts in downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette
Experiment aims to drive downtown and near-campus foot traffic with games, art and performances
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
Southern Indiana gets enough buy-in for regional development authority
Clark County votes 5-0 to join Floyd and Scott counties to form group that could spend funding from Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lives depend upon answers to opioid addiction
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monroe County sheriff deputies directed not to use naloxone because of short supply
There is no plan to request more money from the Monroe County Council to replace the stock
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Ingalls moves ahead with contested 400-home development
Tuesday, July 11, 2017






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