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Ford plant redevelopment on Indianapolis near-east side may get even bigger
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Online voting underway for Downtown Gary Public Art Competition winners
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Marion's TIF troubles languished as officials didn't meet
City Redevelopment Commission has gotten together twice in 2 years but plans meeting this week
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Hospital ERs are in the trenches of the heroin epidemic in Hendricks County
“Even if you don’t die and you get narcan, it may be too late to save a good part of the brain,” doctor says
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Police urge caution among young drivers in hopes of avoiding tragic results
Number of teen fatalities in motor vehicle accidents jumps nationwide as trend hits home in Hancock County
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Bloomington Chamber officials criticize city's negotiations over Graduate Hotel
Claims the delay was to hold the public right-of-way hostage in exchange for money allotted to public art
Sunday, August 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Madison County Council shouldn't have nixed needle exchange
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Still in crisis: Opioid, other Madison County drug use appears to remain steady
Sheriff Scott Mellinger said he doesn’t think anyone actually knows precisely how many people are addicted to drugs in the county
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Indiana Election Commission again fails to OK Lake County precinct consolidation
Democrats and Republicans split on issue
Saturday, August 19, 2017
New Albany City Council resolution condemns white supremacy
Councilman Blair abstains, says resolutions not council's role
Friday, August 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: National Guard to fight blight in Gary
Friday, August 18, 2017
Richmond mayor asks Wayne County to pitch in $2 million for old Reid Hospital
Friday, August 18, 2017
Goshen creates foundation permit to speed construction projects
Friday, August 18, 2017
City of Lebanon unveils new website
Friday, August 18, 2017
City: Expanded redevelopment zone could enhance Stellar Communities, other projects
Friday, August 18, 2017
$500,000 commitment likely to Vicennes RDC's Stellar Communities development efforts
State law requires group to disband in 2028 years
Friday, August 18, 2017
Greater Lafayette's deadly potential for domestic violence
Friday, August 18, 2017
Will the $120 million State Street project make West Lafayette a hip city?
City's development director  wants to attract more eclectic places that will make for a more unique downtown experience
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Dubois County joins group with Midstate Corridor to connect to I-69 as goal
“We want to tell INDOT that we are ready to go and ask what is it INDOT wants from us”
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Wind farm opponents petition Montgomery County to prohibit turbines
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1si shares goals to make region 'one of the most desirable places to live in the Midwest'
Southern Indiana organization reveals long- and short-term priorities
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
With a needle exchange, how do Clark County officials enforce syringe laws?
Members are able to exchange used syringes for clean ones, get HIV and Hepatitis C testing and health and treatment counseling, if they choose
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court says meth makers can get more jail time if children are near
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Plants best so far at fending off Canada geese in Mishawaka parks
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
South Bend taking aim at synthetic pot
Substance can now qualify property as a 'disorderly house'
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Grad student's project suggests Sullivan consolidate police, fire units
Currently, there are 132 consolidated departments in United States, one of those being Whitestown, Kevin Arnett says
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Job, business growth faces a catch-22 situation in Grant County
Businesses searching for a better-skilled workforce
Monday, August 14, 2017
OPINION: Land use is a mayor's job one
Eye on the pie
Monday, August 14, 2017
Delphi is changed by the killing of its two teenagers
"The one upside of a tragedy is that it seems to bring people together," Carroll County resident says
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Tipton City Council closes alley for public project
Sunday, August 13, 2017
180-day notice: DOC inspector wants action plan for Gibson County jail
Notes some inmates sleeping on floor and understaffing of facility
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Local government, healthcare join forces on addiction in Wabash County
New committee will examine treatment access, post-incarceration issues
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Daviess County hopes 5-year plan converts some 700 miles of grave to pavement
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Clark County Commissioners renew syringe exchange for one year
Officials hope to increase rate of returned syringes
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Jasper and library sign $12 million cultural center agreement
Funds from the Jasper LEADs fundraising campaign will help offset the cost
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Have something to say? Be sure and follow the rules in Hancock County
Governing boards’ polices for public comment vary
Saturday, August 12, 2017
'Convergence' to grace proposed Promenade Park in Fort Wayne in June 2018
Saturday, August 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Attracting millennials could be the boost downtown needs
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Elwood puts focus on cleaning up unkempt yards
Council passes measures that tackle neglected rentals, abandoned properties
Saturday, August 12, 2017
FBI was looking for fraud, bribery evidence in Terre Haute Wastewater treatment raid
Wastewater Utility Director Mark Thompson killed himself first day grand jury met
Friday, August 11, 2017
Goshen RDC asked to help fund downtown improvement plans
Friday, August 11, 2017
Council OKs $4.65 million of public funding for $32 million luxury apartments
Friday, August 11, 2017
Jennings County jail fails another state inspection: 201 inmates in space for 104
Sheriff: Public needs to realize seriousness of overcrowding issues
Friday, August 11, 2017
Boone County Council considers needle exchange
Pubic health nurse said her research did not find evidence that a needle exchange leads to an increase in the drug user population
Friday, August 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Needle exchange programs need funding
Friday, August 11, 2017
New Peru outreach provides down-and-out residents with free bikes
Volunteers fix up, give away abandoned or stolen bicycles to those without a car
Friday, August 11, 2017
South Bend sells downtown storefronts for reduced price
Friday, August 11, 2017
Daviess County EDC appears good with reduced county financial support
$100,00o annual support terminates, but $182,000 approved for group's foundation
Friday, August 11, 2017
Overcrowding: Hancock County inmates being sent to LaGrange County Jail
Officials say it's cheaper to transport as many as 40 offenders north rather than renovate storage room for $300,000
Thursday, August 10, 2017
What's next for Madison County needle exchange program?
Commissioner says County Council overstepped authority
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Monroe County turned to nonprofit agency for help to run needle exchange program
Sheriff concerned about needles being found in community
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Elwood explores criteria and a fee for tax abatement applicants
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Mayor sees millennials as key to the future of downtown Anderson
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Madison County Council votes 5-2 to end needle exchange program
Ordinance prohibits use of county funds or donations
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Rallies face new rules at Tippecanoe County Courthouse
Federal judges scrapped a 1999 policy that allowed county to pick and choose who could hold events at the courthouse
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Lafayette and County Commissioners approve Airbnb ordinance
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
HUD secretary touts gov't cooperation; East Chicago residents present list of demands
More than 1,000 people ordered to relocate about one year ago from the West Calumet Housing Complex because of soil contaminated by lead
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Woman's death is 9th on deadly I-70 stretch between state line and Hendricks County
Expansion to three lanes, east and west, the potential solution?
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Warsaw Redevelopment Commission approves deal for Buffalo St. project funding
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Evansville unveils a digital approach to tackling drug abuse
Provides details about substance use and mental health, tips for preventing substance abuse and links to local health providers and support groups
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
OPINION: Foxconn deal astonishingly bad for Wisconsin taxpayers
State will pay more than $100,000 per job in tax incentives, each year, to create $54,000-per-year jobs
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Washington and Daviess County want in on Toyota-Mazda auto plant project
Venture basically calls for the two companies to build the plant that will result in 4,000 jobs producing 300,000 vehicles per year
Monday, August 7, 2017
Michigan City Public Art Committee welcomes new sculptures
Sunday, August 6, 2017
State to Terre Haute: Cut general fund budget spending by $8 million this year
City Council leaders not happy they're just learning of January notice
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Study of Elkhart County's RV Hall of Fame expansion shows promise
Sunday, August 6, 2017
No front-runner among final I-69 routes between Evansville and Henderson, Ky.
But twin bridges' age a factor, officials say; they were built in 1932 and 1965
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Meijer to get $500,000-plus property tax refund from St. Joseph County
Settles inaccurate assessments of Mishawaka store
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Latest challenge: Cargill shutters grain elevator in Vincennes
KCDC looking to entice potential buyer
Sunday, August 6, 2017
A tale of two cities: Why Lafayette needs an Airbnb ordinance and WL may not
The new amendment primarily targets unoccupied guest homes that are used as transient rentals
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Jeffersonville awarded $50,000 to create 'Triangle Play Lot' in Arts and Cultural District
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Planning expert critiques West Kirkwood Avenue development in Bloomington
Friday, August 4, 2017
Drug education, treatment go to top of priority list in Madison County
Friday, August 4, 2017
Porter County testing out "green" sealant in hopes of extending roads' lifespan
Biorestor, a sealant and rejuvenator, works by permeating the asphalt and combating cracking and disintegration, owner says
Friday, August 4, 2017
Madison County needle program modified to true "one-for-one" exchange
Health board agreed to return the “cooker” to the kits being distributed
Friday, August 4, 2017
South Bend medical community, law enforcement partner against opioid epidemic
Last year in Indiana there were 109 opioid prescriptions written for every 100 patients, area surgeon says
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Japanese casting company plans $8 million facility in Shelbyville
City now home to about a dozen Japanese businesses
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Marion grapples with tax abatements
Councilwoman claims in 2017 they are costing city $3.1 million
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Fort Wayne City Council OKs expansion of economic area
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Lawrence County jail family visitation will soon be only via video
Now housing double the inmate population for which it was designed
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Amtrak's Indianapolis-bound Hoosier State train was on time only one in three trips
Delays caused almost exclusively by freight-train interference and dispatching decisions that de-prioritize passenger trains, official says
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
U.S. Steel South Works site being sold to new developer
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Evansville-area residents sound off on three remaining I-69 bridge routes
Tolls appear likely to be part of the bridge’s funding picture, but no decisions have been reached on how that would work
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Is Lafayette's addiction crisis too big to fix?
In 2014, Tippecanoe and surrounding counties were designated mental health professional shortage areas
Monday, July 31, 2017
Sony DADC tries holding onto Terre Haute tax breaks
Company says it couldn’t have foreseen competition for discs
Monday, July 31, 2017
County roads, bridges a nightmare for some Hoosier farmers
"In some cases, they can travel 10 miles out of their way just to try and navigate around a bridge or obstacle,” say Indiana Farm Bureau VP
Monday, July 31, 2017
OPINION: A tale of two city forests
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 31, 2017
Cleanup of lead in Evansville soil continues a decade after it started
The contaminated area encompasses roughly 4.5 square miles surrounding downtown, much of it residentia
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Details emerge about proposed downtown Kokomo hotel and conference center project
125 guestrooms are proposed within the hotel; conference center would encompass 12,000 square feet
Sunday, July 30, 2017
The other victims of opioid epidemic: kids
Substance abuse drives increase in child-in-need cases
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Mishawaka slaying shows tough balance doctors face with opioid prescriptions
Pressures rise in prescribing of pain killers
Sunday, July 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Pantheon could be saved without tax money
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Knox County Commissioners add cumulative capital development fund to the books
Sunday, July 30, 2017
South Shore ready to seek federal money for extension to Dyer and double-tracking
West Lake would be the commuter railroad's first expansion in more than a century
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Centennial neighborhood's big-money bet on itself pays off in Lafayette effort
A group of residents loved their near-downtown neighborhood so much they were willing to gamble their personal savings to bring in more homeowners -- and it worked
Sunday, July 30, 2017
West Lafayette has a $50 million plan to improve its parks and trails
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tippecanoe County court's clogged docket just another sign of opioid addiction
Prosecutor sees low-level felony drug charges for spice, heroin and other opioids as only contributing to the addiction problem, not helping
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Southern Indiana, state economy looking good mid-year 0f 2017
Workforce: “It is the achilles heel to all of the opportunity we have here,” 1si vice president says
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Monroe County Jail overcrowding blamed on opioid cases
Many inmates have been housed here even though they have warrants in other counties or states, immigration holds or parole violations
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Hoosier drowning investigators working to get all data about incidents
Pool, pond cases often don't come to Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Saturday, July 29, 2017
COMMENTARY: Much to weigh as Vigo County communities ponder local income taxes
Taxpayers need to know their added tax contributions would be used efficiently to improve the fiscal health of their community
Friday, July 28, 2017






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