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Vanderburgh County 'fact-finding,' closed to public meeting to tackle syringe exchange
Health department will discuss merits of program
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Fayette County needle exchange seeing success, health department nurse says
Program has impacted county's  22 percent drop in Hepatitis C after first year
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Apartments fronting the Wabash in Terre Haute get initial approval
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Top Delaware County economic development vacancy still unfilled after 5 months
Saturday, December 10, 2016
East Chicago mayor seeks disaster declaration from Pence for lead-contaminated neighborhood
The resources of city are strained to the "point of breaking," Anthony Copeland writes governor
Saturday, December 10, 2016
$500,000 grant kickstarts downtown Greenfield restorations
An average of about $69,000 will go toward each of the 10 buildings
Saturday, December 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Let's not be Illinois; invest in water infrastructure now
Hoosier water infrastructure needs about $2.3 billion worth of repairs and then an estimated $815 million a year in additional maintenance, report says
Friday, December 9, 2016
Canadian firm Axia named as Bloomington's fiber infrastructure provider
The network could cost around or upward of $50 million
Friday, December 9, 2016
Third time's the charm for Ligonier: Gets $650,000 to improve water system
Friday, December 9, 2016
Munster may tighten control over festivals in effort to prevent violence
Friday, December 9, 2016
Porter County's foundation exceeding expectations in growing initial $147 million
Friday, December 9, 2016
At lead-tainted East Chicago housing complex, inaction and missed warnings
For more than three decades, government and industry officials received repeated warnings that pollution and dust from nearby plants posed a serious health risk
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Commissioners vote to limit wind farms in Wayne County
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Elderly man's murder prompts call for Indiana to do more DNA sampling
Prosecutors would like to have collection made of anyone arrested on a felony charge
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Elkhart agrees to ACLU settlement, doesn't discuss social media policy
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Regional Cities Initiative gives $2 million for Warrick County housing project
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Will Uber reduce drunken driving when it launches in Evansville in 2017?
It seems to have done just that in similar-sized Joliet, Illinois
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Decatur County: A place to live, a place to work, a place to play
Videos, new websites to help drive community development
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Common Council looks to legalize pinball machines in Kokomo
When banned in 1955, there were reportedly an estimated 103 licensed pinball machines in the city
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Delaware County: Economic development saved, created jobs
A series of abatements helped spark building construction or expansion worth $7 million, retained 66 jobs and resulted in 64 jobs pledged to be created
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
With dissent, Gary approves TIF district plan
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
La Porte tpo require carbon monoxide detectors in new construction
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Madison County computer protection cost is close to $200,000
Commissioners OK contracts in wake of ransomware attack
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Rail projects seen as transformational for Northwest Indiana region
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Porter County spending $6 million to upgrade 911
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Population drain slows East Central Indiana economy
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Logansport gives initial OK to pay $110,000 over three years for retail recruiter
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Manufacturer expands operations in New Albany
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
OPINION: How to fix our cities and towns
Eye on the pie
Monday, December 5, 2016
COMMENTARY: After year in rare spotlight, Hoosiers see themselves in plethora of books
Indiana and Terre Haute celebrated bicentennials in 2016 and some of the events captured by the authors
Saturday, December 3, 2016
New trailhead dedicated at Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Grant County creates plan to create thriving community
“The status quo is not acceptable,” IU Public Policy Institute analyst tells community
Friday, December 2, 2016
Standing Rock protests leave impact on communities, including in Indiana
About a dozen officers from Northwest Indiana were sent to North Dakota in late October as part of a Homeland Security agreement that allows to them to help a state in need
Friday, December 2, 2016
Great Lakes Basin explains key parts of $8 billion rail plan around Chicago
Says end-to-end travel time along 260-mile route would be a maximum of 12 hours
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Emergency directors talk about wildfire risks in Lawrence, Orange counties
'It can be the smallest incident:' Local leaders meet to learn from Tennessee wildfires should disaster strike
Thursday, December 1, 2016
State: Fayette County Council violated Indiana's Open Door Law
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Frankfort council OKs abatement, $12.5 million bond for utility projects
Thursday, December 1, 2016
South Bend phasing out trash pickup in alleyways for most city customers
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Valparaiso University forum examines questions of any local racial bias, policing
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Residents frustrated about alcohol at Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion
Change in state law allows DNR to apply for liquor permits to the state's Alcohol and Tobacco Commission for its state parks without public comment
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Let's focus on community
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Marion Police Department had trouble filing positions before cutting 6 vacant jobs
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: New impetus for fighting drug addiction
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
State agency says Albion fire department must vote on officers in public meeting
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Officials: Camden recycling project to bring up to 256 jobs to Carroll County
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Indiana child abuse cases nearly double in decade
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush says state still does not have enough drug treatment centers and even is short of volunteer advocates to assist abused children at court hearings
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Indiana Supreme Court clarifies traffic stop rules
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Zoning proposal would put hurdle in front of wind farms in Wayne County
Hagerstown already has announced its plan to protect the community from large wind turbines
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Warrick County Zoning board in favor of CFO facility for laying hens
“Way to ruin our homes,” residents said to the board after the vote came down, clapping sarcastically.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Kokomo Common Council gives final approval to northeast TIF district
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Southern Indiana officials have hope for historic surgeon general's report on addiction
“It is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion that we approach heart disease, diabetes and cancer," he says
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Parklands in Jasper formally receives 25-acre donation
Monday, November 28, 2016
Bloomington has escaped the worst effects of property tax caps
0ther communities not so lucky, particularly those with a heavy manufacturing base
Monday, November 28, 2016
OPINION: Advice for our next governor
Eye on the pie
Monday, November 28, 2016
Two major Western Indiana road projects almost complete in Vigo and Clay counties
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Henry County Council hears presentation about economic impacts of wind farms
Indiana Supreme Court justice explains new Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
Sunday, November 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: Buncich, Snyder, Downs must resign
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Financial plan for Gary industrial park plan questioned by council members
Sunday, November 27, 2016
EDITORIAL: East Chicago needs a champion
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Madison County's IT department seeking normalcy in ransomware's aftermath
Staff nearly finished putting local government's computer system back together after paying reported $28,000
Sunday, November 27, 2016
New and expanded manufacturing, health centers land in Shelby County
“They have the right spirit and they appear to be going pretty much in the same direction," says BSU director of economic development policy

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Columbia City manufacturer set on $250,000 expansion
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Following the $42 million in northeast Indiana Regional Cities Initiative money
The projects recommended thus far represent a total investment of $108 million, of which more than 66 percent is private investment
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Kendallville Redevelopment Commission agrees to help fund downtown project
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Daviess County taking steps to curb infant mortality
“The biggest issue goes back to congenital conditions.” health department nurse says
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Muncie mayor declares a 'healthy-food crisis'
Ball State has earmarked nearly $300,000 to get a Muncie food hub up and running
Friday, November 25, 2016
Hagerstown will ban wind turbines
Will include two-mile fringe around the city
Friday, November 25, 2016
Evansville creating another special Downtown tax district
Creating an entertainment district one of four major ideas
Friday, November 25, 2016
New search-and-rescue drone stationed in Howard-Tipton County DNR district
Conservation officers are first state law-enforcement agents authorized to fly unmanned aircrafts
Friday, November 25, 2016
With distribution center closure, Stens withdraws from Jasper abatement program
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Monroe County to continue needle exchange program for 2017
County health commissioner says hepatitis C epidemic still exists and drug use primary transmission means
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Food and Beverage Tax in Elkhart County? Not likely anytime soon
Even though Goshen mayor says city looks to lose an estimated $5.3 million in property tax revenue in 2017 due to property tax caps.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Lebanon looks into unique web reporting system
SeeClickFix seeks to help cities streamline the communications process of civil requests from residents
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Daviess County OKs 35-acre land swap for economic development project
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Michael Hicks: Grant County and some other Hoosier counties need people, not jobs
Data shows that business attraction efforts are the second biggest receivers of taxpayer dollars, following schools, in Indiana, BSU economist says
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Goals for NewPorte Landing discussed at joint meeting
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Referendum OK gets Northeast Dubois schools $500,000 annually for next years
Petition: School board should be elected, not appointed
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: 9 of 10 school referenda passing was a Nov. 8 election surprise
Only Gary Community Schools' referendum lost 51 percent to 49 percent
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
17-acre solar farm being considered for Hancock County
Indiana Municipal Power Agency looking at  property for 11,030-panel facility
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
U.S. Steel to pay $2.2 million fine, clean up Gary pollution
Agrees to remove tires it dumped in Gary, and to remove and dispose PCB-contaminated lights at Gary schools
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Planning continues for Boys & Girls Club in Corydon which will be owned by foundation
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Elkhart rescinds snow shoveling law, relies on 'partnerships, not enforcement'
Mayor Tim Neese has said the requirement was not legally enforceable since it required private citizens to maintain public right-of-way, sidewalks
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Mayor, school superintendent write about Goshen residents' post-election worries
Calling on the community to come together in the wake of the presidential election that has left some students and residents feeling worried about their future
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Drug addiction driving rise in Monroe County CHINS cases
“We have a severe opioid epidemic statewide and throughout this country," local child services director  says
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Lake County sheriff shelters behind his badge for now
Monday, November 21, 2016
Monastery hall delivers another housing option in Ferdinand
Monday, November 21, 2016
Tippecanoe County requests syringe services because of hepatitis C case increase
Monday, November 21, 2016
Double Track's twist - LaPorte County's role in South Shore expansion
Construction cost is projected to be $265 million to $275 million
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Study says swaths of Indianapolis in decline
“Indianapolis is really lagging, whether you’re looking at the U.S., Indiana or peer cities”
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Upgrades to historic Hoosier Gym authorized by Knightstown
Nearly 40,000 people have visited site of movie Hoosiers so far this year
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Wayne County needle exchange continues to see new clients
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Filling up: Most of downtown Delphi vacancies now occupied
City is in final stages of multi-million dollar Stellar Communities projects
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Floyd County judges sue county for pay raises of up to 28% for court reporters
Councilman calls mandate 'poor form'
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Richmond Common Council grants Ahaus Tool a tax abatement
Friday, November 18, 2016
Feds: Lake County sheriff, Portage mayor indicted on corruption charges
Cases involve alleged soliciting and accepting money from tow company operators
Friday, November 18, 2016
Logansport officials mull new tax abatement for MPI
Manufacturer pledges 40 new jobs, $7.2 million in new equipment
Friday, November 18, 2016
Eliminating an eyesore: Carnegie Center talks artsy plans for New Albany skate park
Friday, November 18, 2016
Judge rules suit against Hoosier cities' discrimination laws can move forward
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Syracuse Town Council establishes new riverfront district
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Peru coal plant set to be demolished; project to full renovate site
Thursday, November 17, 2016






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