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Supporting innovative ideas in Gary as groups compete for Knight Cities Challenge grant
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
5-county initiative would unite fragmented organizations and solve community issues
Community Foundation of Southern Indiana recently started planning process
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I-69 Indiana and Kentucky officials visit Washington for financial support
BridgeLink talks funding for proposed $850 million to $1.4 bill structure
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
One more high-rise emerges along State Street in West Lafayette development
City and Purdue's $120 million investment will serve as gateway to both
Monday, May 22, 2017
Formula for Fort Wayne: Startups key at Durham, North Carolina, tobacco campus
Business incubator thrives at NC site which inspires plans for former local General Electric facilities
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Madison County updating comprehensive plan with 60 public meetings
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Travel Lite investing $5 million in Syracuse for expansion
Sunday, May 21, 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
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
Deli, retail space included in corporate headquarters in Jasper
Monday, May 15, 2017
Anderson OKs tax abatements for second solar park, two new homes
Monday, May 15, 2017
Anderson, seven other communities, get new economic carrot to entice businesses
Existing and companies could receive discounted electric rates if they invest $1 million increase electrical usage by  1,000 kilowatt hours monthly
Monday, May 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: New gun law puts victims in more jeopardy
Sunday, May 14, 2017
No Gary Air Show in 2017, mayor says
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
Food trucks find footing in downtown South Bend
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Meijer and Kohl's aim to slash property taxes in St. Joseph County
Hundreds of thousands in taxes at stake in 'dark box' appeals
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Having cleared out abandoned homes, South Bend must decide what's next
“It’s not going to be a one-size-fits-all solution for each property,” says city planner
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
Deadly heroin cocktail reaches Indiana, state homeland security officials warn
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Daviess County gets featured at I-69 conference for its planning, expansions
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Daviess County Council: No needle exchange program here
"My colleagues here on the council today made a statement that we don't want drugs and drug users in this county," president says
Friday, May 12, 2017
Inside Purdue's top secret, high tech crime lab
Friday, May 12, 2017
Kendallville RDC considers funding downtown 'parklets' along Main Street
Friday, May 12, 2017
Proposed Dubois Courthouse Square project in Jasper explained
Thursday, May 11, 2017
More than $75,000 raised to prevent Cumberland church from being torn down - for now
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Bloomington city council favors Tapp Road development
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Search resumes for new Vigo County jail location
Opposition forces county to give up on Prairieton Road site
Thursday, May 11, 2017
$15 million upgrade requested for overcrowded Harrison County jail
Thursday, May 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Cops wise to help addicts seek treatment
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Montgomery County councilman questions health department's opioid abuse billboard
“We are trying to promote economic development and I am not sure that encourages businesses to come here"
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
East Chicago board OKs lead line replacement project for water utility
About 9,000 of the city's estimated 11,000 service connections could be lead, according to IDEM files
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Jay County Hospital charts course for a sound financial future, CEO says
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Wayne County may expand needle exchange program
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Rose-Hulman students present Main Street design for downtown Vincennes
Began work on the design eight months ago and have focused, primarily, on pedestrian safety and widening the corridor to vehicles
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Washington moves forward with re-establishing cumulative capital development fund rate
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Proposal aims to boost minimum Indianapolis city employee pay to $13 per hour
Would impact 365 city and county employees, and is slated to cost between $450,000 and $500,000 annually
Monday, May 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Cellphone speed at stake in controversy
Monday, May 8, 2017
OPINION: Mixed bag as usual from Indiana legislature
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 8, 2017
Three companies show interest in Anderson
City officials boast success in Italy, head to Japan next
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Northwest Indiana schools sign up for free lead-in-water testing
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Connersville mayor: State of the city getting better
Sunday, May 7, 2017
EPA emissions rule costing Elkhart County municipalities money and time, officials say
Goshen city fleet manager says about 15 percent of his department's budget goes for emission controls
Sunday, May 7, 2017
'No money to die': Burying the poor and unclaimed in Muncie
More people are dying from drug overdoses or while estranged from their families
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Seymour plans new trail: Biking, walking path would extend to refuge
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Low-risk offenders may find it easier to leave jail in Porter County
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
Greenwood mayor leads push to turn downtown into residential, retail hub
“They want to be the Carmel of the south,” local tattoo parlor owner says of city officials
Friday, May 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Four takeaways from Indianapolis' newsy tech week
Purchase of Angie's List and announcment of India-based Infosys to bring 2,000 jobs by 2021 grab headlines
Friday, May 5, 2017
Harrison County fiber-Internet project moves forward
Time line says in 16 months 115 miles of backbone infrastructure will be in place
Friday, May 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: Michigan City lights way to Region development
Friday, May 5, 2017
Five Hoosier communities chosen for Hometown Collaborative Initiative
Friday, May 5, 2017
Bloomington survey shows homelessness, parking top concerns
Residents picked providing clean drinking water as the top essential city service
Friday, May 5, 2017
Goshen, Elkhart looking for ways to connect trails, part of statewide effort
Friday, May 5, 2017
Sullivan Group in Nappanee expanding, adding 30 new jobs
Friday, May 5, 2017
Ambrose's $550 million proposal chosen to revamp Indianapolis GM stamping plant site
Plans from Ambrose call for 2.7 million square feet of development, including 250 apartments in the first phase, office and retail space, a hotel and public green space
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Activists urge Gary to declare itself a 'welcoming city'
The ordinance differs from measures enacted in cities such as Chicago or West Lafayette that declared themselves to be "sanctuary cities"
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Gary approves symbolic gesture against funding South Shore expansion funding agreement
Thursday, May 4, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lack of vetoes by the governor predictable but still regrettable
Thursday, May 4, 2017
BorgWarner to move all 325 jobs from Anderson, Pendleton facilities to Noblesville
As construction is completed, employees from the Madison County facilities will be shifted to the Noblesville location
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
India-based tech firm plans 2,000 jobs in Indianapolis area
Company said it would spend the $8.7 million to lease and equip a 60,000-square-foot to 80,000-square-foot office space in the metro area.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Jeffersonville city planning vision sees less farmland, more housing
Council considers land use changes to meet housing forecast
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Morgan County hires company to help with I-69 plans
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Governor signs bills on inclusionary zoning, solar energy
Also signed on Tuesday was a bill that prohibits colleges and universities in Indiana from declaring themselves sanctuary campuses
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5 tax abatements OK'd By Warsaw City Council
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Warsaw looks to expand central economic development area
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Norfolk Southern issued two citations for blocking a railroad crossing in Dunlap
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Remaking downtown Elkhart: River District Plan to transform East Jackson
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Clinton County pledges to work with Frankfort for I-65 economic development
Study looks at about 19,000 acres of developable land along 28 and adjacent county roads on route to interstate
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Fort Wayne officials: Tax hike can help riverfront development, sidewalk, alley projects
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana Supreme Court vote on Kohl's case hurts local governments
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Coroner: Overdose deaths on alarming pace in Howard County through 1st quarter of 2017
"...we’ve got to have long-term treatment programs, inpatient and outpatient in order to bring this epidemic under control," Steele says
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Pieces falling in place for industrial park near New Carlisle, EDC director says
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Mishawaka passes $11 million bond for downtown apartments, restaurants
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
New law could open way for additional southern Indiana interstate
Allows counties, or municipalities, to establish a Regional Development Authority to raise funds specifically for infrastructure projects
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Group plans to transform New Albany riverfront skatepark into skate-able work of public art
Monday, May 1, 2017
OPINION: Retail apocalypse or business as usual?
The issue is that in too many places, taxpayers are asked to subsidize retail firm expansions
Monday, May 1, 2017
Anderson's low-income residents offered few options for fresh food
As grocery stores leave, more and more areas of city turn into what the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls “food deserts”
Monday, May 1, 2017
Expert: Indiana Tech's idea for Fort Wayne city park idea rare
But it's not unique; memorial an obstacle
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Porter County communities focus on economic development
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Muncie Community Schools faces prosecution if more audits defied
City of Terre Haute is another local government in the hole, State Board of Accounts examiner says
Sunday, April 30, 2017
A cleaner Lawrence County: Group starts cleanup project
“There’s up to a 1,000 abandoned (properties) out there," says township trustee
Sunday, April 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Legislature raised more issues than it addressed
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Tipton mayor maintains optimistic view on city housing projects
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Mayor Goodnight: Downtown housing growth essential to Kokomo's future
“The more compact and densely populated we are, the less expensive it is to provide basic, core services to constituents”
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise stop in South Bend, drives around with Mayor Pete
Tour in conjunction with his philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which aims to "advance human potential and promote equality in communities across the country"
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Community-wide network focusing on boosting Knox County's health
One action item is to create safe walkways to all city schools as well as design artistic crosswalks and sidewalks
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court declines review of Howard County Assessor v. Kohl's
Decision that could cost Indiana counties billions of dollars in tax revenue
Saturday, April 29, 2017
State Sen. Kenley says state control of Muncie Community Schools 'limited'
Friday, April 28, 2017
Holcomb approves laws for South Shore development, Gary schools takeover
NWIRDA to lead efforts to bring new residents, businesses to Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties along South Shore rails
Friday, April 28, 2017
Howard County officials optimistic after court hears oral arguments in Kohl's case
Study says that $50 million could be shifted to other property classes, while a total of $70 million in tax revenue could go uncollected, if retailer's argument prevails
Friday, April 28, 2017
Turnout low for second straight downtown Lebanon revitalization meeting
Friday, April 28, 2017
Boone County health nurse backs needle exchange program
Nine counties now operate such programs; another 15 counties are working to implement them
Friday, April 28, 2017
Regional Cities project in Oakland City breaks ground this summer, mayor says
Friday, April 28, 2017
South Bend, Mishawaka among cities rushing to keep control of wireless technology
New law allows cables to be strung between existing utility poles without need for local government permits
Friday, April 28, 2017
Federal tax credits for historic buildings could be axed
The HTC has since 1976 led to the rehab of more than 41,000 historic places across America
Friday, April 28, 2017
Drug counselor: How Southern Indiana businesses could be addressing substance abuse
1si event meant to get employers talking
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Municipalities scrambling to follow new law about power poles
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Governor approves new state budget that funds key NWI Region priorities
Thursday, April 27, 2017






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