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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
Plan Commission adopts students' vision for Shelbyville's future
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Cumberland launches crowdfunding campaign to save 102-year-old church
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Good news as Legislature ends session
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Henry County tilts at windmills: Planners to look at turbine ordinance
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Evansville, Vectren announce solar energy partnership
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Gov. Holcomb plans to sign bills on abortion, gun rights, school prayer
Most of the bills are milder and less controversial than some of the issues former Gov. Mike Pence took a stance on during his tenure as governor—
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Elkhart County taxpayers refunding businesses $3.1 million because of 'dark store'
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Gov. Holcomb's veto blocks public records search fee bill
He did support the bill’s provision requiring public agencies to provide electronic copies of public records in electronic format (such as emails) if requested
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
EDITORIAL: Another try at reforms for Indiana government
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Howard County at center of Indiana Supreme Court battle on "dark boxes"
Local officials have warned allowing such a methodology for determing value could cost state billions of dollars in assessed value reduction
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Never built South Bend: What downtown could have looked like
From a canal to downtown shopping mall, projects that were proposed but never happened
Monday, April 24, 2017
Terre Haute's Riverscape sees decade of progress in enhancing banks of Wabash
The community can ensure the long neglected and abused river will be properly treated as the historic, cultural and economic asset that it is
Monday, April 24, 2017
Bloomington annexation plan effectively killed with passage of state budget bill
Mayor warns all Indiana cities are at risk of state taking over local issues
Monday, April 24, 2017
Airbnb bill checks out of Indiana Legislature
Monday, April 24, 2017
New state budget funds South Shore double-tracking project between Gary and Michigan City
Appropriates $6 million a year for the next 30 years to add capacity and speed travel on the commuter rail line that connects the Region with Chicago
Sunday, April 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lake County commissioners turn backs on good government
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Richmond Police Department plans uproot drug offenders with evictions
From April 1 through April 12 there were 19 confirmed drug overdose incidents in city, with 13 in rental properties
Sunday, April 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs its leaders to reverse environmental decline
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Terre Haute community garden aims to teach children sustainability, self-reliance
“We want to empower kids to take care of themselves so when they grow up they know what to do”
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Food-beverage tax for Hulman Center fails in legislature
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Howard County groups work to increase mental health services for most vulnerable
Mental-health court and Community Howard Regional Hospital works together to help those break addition to drugs and alcohol
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Whitestown, Worth Township restart reorganization efforts to merge
The move is not an annexation but a reorganization, people on both sides emphasized
Sunday, April 23, 2017
St. Joseph County files lawsuit to seize farmland by power plant
Officials offered $344,000; owner demanded $1.8 million
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Legislature OKs emergency manager for Muncie Community Schools
"State takeover probation I guess is what I’d call, it or a temporary state takeover," local Rep. Sue Errington says
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Clark County police aim to rid streets of opioids by targeting dealers
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Southern Indiana courts, jails forced to respond to opioid epidemic
Can jails and judges be a part of the solution?
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Huntington encourages revitalizing downtown through it Main Street program
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana lawmakers pass budget with investments in education, entrepreneurism
Funding for the pre-kindergarten education program will more than double annually—to $22 millio
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Proposed language in budget bill would kill Bloomington's annexation plan
Friday, April 21, 2017
Citywide fiber partnership between Bloomington and Axia dissolves
Company says its proposed open access model didn't fit its parent company's return/risk/reward profile
Friday, April 21, 2017
Vincennes Parks' 5-year plan done and headed to state officials
Friday, April 21, 2017
State money expected for South Shore double-track project between Gary and Michigan City
With the faster commute people who work in Chicago will choose to live in South Bend, state senator says
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tipton officials praise, express concerns on local economic development group
Thursday, April 20, 2017
City Council: Elkhart company looks to invest $8.5 million in expansion, create 20 jobs
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Indiana lawmakers order local governments to correct audit errors - or else
Thursday, April 20, 2017
NIRPC: Low bids to help fund more transportation projects in Lake and Porter counties
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Midstate Corridor remains priority for Dubois County economic development group
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Latest Indiana roads deal would raise taxes, generate added $617 million in 2018
By 2024 the plan would generate more than $1.2 billion in new revenue for state and local road funding annually
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hancock County study of eliminating jail overcrowding has $35 million price tag
Building a new facility estimated to house 438 inmates, more than double the number held at the current facility
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bedford Parks, Live Well break ground on community garden on H Street
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bloomington City Council OKs ban on vaping in public places
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Fiber optics a crucial ingredient in connecting businesses, homes and communities
A look at Bloomington's race for fiber infrastructure
Thursday, April 20, 2017
La Porte companies report on progress with tax-abatement deals
Thursday, April 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: High-level visits offer hope in East Chicago lead crisis
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
East Chicago residents lay out demands ahead of visit by EPA head Scott Pruitt
President Donald Trump’s budget plan contemplates gutting the agency
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Indiana House fails to advance plan preempting local short-term rental regulations
Sponsor needs to find one more representative's yes vote to advance measure to governor's desk for signature
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Richmond 2013 Stellar Communities streets project delayed until 2018
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ISP: Meth lab seizures down in Elkhart, other northern Indiana counties
Local police, counselors say addiction still high
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hackers seeking ransom after breaking into computer systems may face harsher penalties
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Dig deep for Indiana road funding compromise
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Indiana cancels nearly half a million voter registrations
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sex trafficking is happening in southern Indiana - and everywhere, says speaker
Judge encourages public to look for signs of trafficking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Charlestown pledges $2.5 million for affordable senior homes
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Dubois County must develop plan to address jail overcrowding
Sheriff suggests county could consider having a rehab facility for people who are released from jail but still have addictions
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Existing internet service providers eager to chart their own broadband destinies
A look at Bloomington's race for fiber infrastructure
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Goshen mayor presents students with funds to help others
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Northeast Indiana RDA commits Regional Cities Initiative funds to six projects
They will get slightly less than what was requested; officials still pleased
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Firm buys naming rights to Fort Wayne riverfront amphitheatre
Monday, April 17, 2017
Expert: Chemical change likely contributed to lead in East Chicago water
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Accused felons get second chance with St. Joseph County program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Time to rethink tax abatements
Sunday, April 16, 2017
The rise and fall of a small Ohio college which reopened after three years
Could St. Joseph's College do what Antioch did?
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Whiting raising funds for wild, wacky Mascot Hall of Fame
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Experts: Partnerships are needed to fill jobs in Hancock County as unemployment drops
BeijingWest agreement with Ivy Tech suggestive of qualified worker shortage
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Greenfield City Council restricts backyard archery
City expands rule banning use of weapons
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Indianapolis-based furniture manufacturer moving headquarters to Whitestown
Friday, April 14, 2017
Since Kokomo Common Council vote, sexual predators in bathrooms, locker rooms nonexistent
Records show that KPD has not received any calls, in any capacity, since the vote regarding a transgender person utilizing a public restroom
Friday, April 14, 2017
Michiana parks try alternatives to fend off Canada geese
Fences, flowers and other tactics, but no killing roundups
Friday, April 14, 2017
Trail work revived in Oakland City
Friday, April 14, 2017
China auto-parts maker to build $80 million plant in Greenfield, hire 441
Plans to begin hiting in February 2018
Thursday, April 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gov. Holcomb should take a hard look at the evidence before signing solar bill
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
OPINION: School board elections matter
For the people of Muncie, school board elections matter far more than any presidential election ever will
Monday, April 10, 2017
New Hampshire, other states using drug overdoses as possible trail to dealer
Trend in opioid fight being watch by Indiana officials
Sunday, April 9, 2017
SugarCreek expected to add up to 75 jobs Wayne County food processing plant
Sunday, April 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Property is important in Bloomington, Indiana, or in Gurgaon, India
Sunday, April 9, 2017
New Buffalo offers glimpse of possible South Bend casino impact
By and large, however, people’s worst fears about the Michigan gambling facility have not come true
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Daunting task: Vincennes preparing application for Stellar Communities grant
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Some Hoosier counties keeping millions in reserve funds
Preparing for tax revenue shortfalls expected to be caused by property tax caps and farmland value changes
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Martinsville Mayor Kohl cultivates relationships with other mayors, talks I-69
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Officials: Indiana Senate bill allocates less funding for local road projects
Likely be one of the final issues lawmakers work out as the session draws to a close, says Sen. Mike Crider
Saturday, April 8, 2017
IEDC OKs $3.84 million funding for Shipshewana's new $19.2 million event center
Fort Wayne project gets $2.48 million and Huntington $1.6 million of Regional Cities Initiative money
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Finding a way for Anderson to stand out
Launch Indiana aims to help Anderson grow
Friday, April 7, 2017
State of Elkhart: Business attraction a major theme of Mayor Neese's annual address
Friday, April 7, 2017
Indiana needle bill heads to desk of Gov. Eric Holcomb for his signature
Exchange proposal is all but certain to be made law
Friday, April 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Rail contract scofflaws need state rebuke
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Private developers sought for Monroe Convention Center expansion, new hotel
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Harrison County signs deal for 115 miles of $5 million fiber-optic backbone
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Hicks: Rather than focusing on jobs, instead try to attract people
Percentage of those who move for schools and services has spiked to 70 percent, he says
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Logansport to take mulligan on golf funding
Council OKs $4,000 for guests of local businesses at city-owned course
Wednesday, April 5, 2017






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