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More kids need lead tests to solve South Bend's toxic problem, officials say
Lead paint in rundown homes — not drinking water — is the root cause of the long-standing problem, they add
Sunday, January 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Prosperity on a sea of alcohol?
Sunday, January 22, 2017
I-69 corridor: A road to growth in Madison County
The lofty goal is to attract 50,000 new jobs over the next 35 years along I-69 from Exit 214 and Exit 245
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Richmond Mayor Dave Snow: Downtown growth, prosperity 'major priorities'
Says breaking the perception that there is a parking problem is crucial to the success of businesses
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Clearing 'clutter' on Kokomo's former U.S. 31 bypass
On State Road 931, businesses must transition from pole to ground signs by 2022
Saturday, January 21, 2017
MIBOR opposes Carmel's short-term rental restriction
Friday, January 20, 2017
$3.6 trillion needed for U.S. infrastructure by 2020, civil engineers say
Annually that amounts to $3,400 for an average family or $9 per day, official says
Friday, January 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb should hit reset on lead-crisis response
Friday, January 20, 2017
Developer hopes there's rustic appeal in Cannelton's historic business district
Friday, January 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't give up on statewide workplace smoking ban
Friday, January 20, 2017
Redevelopment commission gives final approval to new 46-acre Gary TIF district
Friday, January 20, 2017
Pence disaster relief denial leaves legislators scrambling to help East Chicago
Seek financial aid for cleanup and testing efforts; and better assist residents being forced to relocate because of contamination at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mayor: Terre Haute must invest in itself to keep growing
'Quality of life initiatives are what we need to stay focused on in order for our community to grow,' Duke Bennett says
Thursday, January 19, 2017
RDA OKs $3.5 million grant for Warsaw's Buffalo St. Project
Thursday, January 19, 2017
State Sen. Blake Doriot, Elkhart County sheriff back bill legalizing hemp oil
Indiana is now in a minority of states that prohibit all forms of medical marijuana
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Munster looks to restrict chains, franchises
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Keep handgun permits
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jasper legislators propose bills to help fund the proposed Midstate Corridor
Bills would allow local and regional governments to group together and form a regional supplemental highways funding authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Steuben County Community Foundation frees up funds for finishing bike trail
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Shipshewana event center wins $3.84 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding
$19.2 million project one of three to win approval from Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Ignoring state audits could cost local governments under Indiana Senate bill
Would allow the state to hold back budget approval until a local unit comes into compliance
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Goshen seeking coordinator for arts market, new arts and culture database
Local artists that there isn't an affordable space with regular hours where they can sell their work
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
South Shore 25-mile, double track project gets state support
Speeding up trains between Gary and Michigan City expect to cost $290 million
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Anderson gives Sirmax given additional 2 years to provide promised 50 jobs
The city provided $4.1 million in incentives for Italian plant to locate on a former brownfield property
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gary seeks developer for University Park East area
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana lawmakers looking to entice developers near South Shore line
House Bill 1144 would create a Sales Tax Increment Financing, or STIF, district within a half-mile of the tracks of the current South Shore, running from Hammond to South Bend
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Who really pays taxes?
Almost all of the deeply held beliefs many folks have about the fairness of a particular tax or the impact of tax cuts or tax increases are mistaken
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Kokomo won't wait for state to act on pre-K
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hoosiers encouraged to reduce their carbon footprints
Simple lifestyle changes can help the environment
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Surprise! Indiana has a drug problem
Eye on the pie
Monday, January 16, 2017
Miami County officials look to take over civilian operations at Grissom runway
Company says there are not enough landings to make a profit
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Downtown Lebanon square pilot parking program in the works
Would dedicate a space in front of businesses for “curb-side service, express service and 20 minute spaces”
Sunday, January 15, 2017
South Bend mayor calls for fresh start for DNC, unveils plan to rebuild party
Sunday, January 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Inevitably, we're going to be paying more to drive in Indiana
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Martinsville maintains membership in Morgan County Economic Development Corp.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Marion's Computer Age Engineering asks city for more tax money
Saturday, January 14, 2017
City of Bloomington could become owner of Night Moves, essentially a strip club
Property could become part of area to complement developmnt of $25.5 million Switchyard Park
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Interest in downtown Kendallville area on the rise, chamber head says
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Rail Cats makes concessions to stay in Gary
Friday, January 13, 2017
Artist proposes 'Beautiful' art project for Michigan City
Friday, January 13, 2017
Chicago a good bet for NWI's casinos and Indiana tax coffers
Among the nine full-fledged casinos that count guest admissions, Northwest Indiana's four bring in 61 percent of the total
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Terre Haute finances continue on the mend
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Main Stellar Communities project for Corydon opposed by Lucas Oil owner
Thursday, January 12, 2017
State Rep. Karickhoff files innkeeper's tax legislation for Howard County
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Mishawaka cops buy their own body cameras
City allows officer to make such purchases, with guidelines
Thursday, January 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lake County Council's vice president vote is shameful
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Porter County employees doing more than work online and told to stop it
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Park survey gives Porter County glimpse into future decisions
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Lawmaker proposes $5 million to help East Chicago schools deal with loss of students
The district will end up losing state tuition funding for 275 students because of lead crisis
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hammond City Council votes to close city court
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Michigan City eyes new city website
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: We have met the enemy and he is us -- officially
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Indiana local governments could raise food/beverage taxes under House bill
They could implement their own tax so long as it’s approved by local governing boards after a public hearing
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Crawfordsville mayor wants wants city, county to team up on economic development
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Monroe County court officials feeling impact of sentencing code changes
Jail capacity reached at times, forcing officials to look to other counties to house inmates
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
AB BioTechnologies to invest $10.5 million in new Bloomington facility
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Erase the haze for a healthier community
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Whitestown, Zionsville get help from hiring lobbyists
Local officials says they have helped funnel money and resources toward the two towns that they might otherwise not have seen
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Update on Stellar Communities projects in Rushville
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun relects on 2016 and looks ahead to 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Vincennes ready to hand out 10 liquor licenses to promote downtown development
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Elkhart police suspending use of body cameras indefinitely due to high failure rate
About 25 percent of 80 sent back to manufacturer for repairs
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
New Evansville police policy to streamline body cams for prosecutor
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Last operating LST warship one step closer to Evansville riverfront relocation
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A growing concern for food deserts in South Bend
Despite obstacles, efforts persist to bring low-income neighborhood good food options
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Two Stellar Communities in Southern Indiana and their paths to the future
North Vernon nearly done after five years, and Corydon just beginning
Monday, January 9, 2017
Visitation opportunities expanding for Monroe County jail inmates
Will have access to tablets that allow for video chats with people outside the confines of the correctional center
Monday, January 9, 2017
Mayor's goal: Grow Anderson's population primarily through job growth
BSU economist suggests putting school improvements first to attract new residents
Monday, January 9, 2017
Indiana Senate Bill 85 seeks TIF refund for schools
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Justice delayed in OWI cases in Lake State City Court
LaPorte County Prosecutor John Espar, who oversaw a state police investigation, called it a "general and widespread failure" of the court's legal duty
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Wabash Valley legislators not all sold on gas tax increase
Funding for roads will be big part of session's agenda
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposal for Ivy Tech to join Downtown Evansville medical campus off the table, for now
Not included in school's list of priorities for state funding
Sunday, January 8, 2017
No rush by other cities to duplicate South Bend's newly instituted smoking ban
New casino will be exempt from city's smoke-free workplace rule
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Vincennes mayor says 2017 to be even busier than last year
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Elkhart's deadly year: 16 homicides in 2016 is highest total in at least 3 decades
Anecdotal evidence and court testimony in some cases point to a combination of drugs, gangs, Chicago spillover and random incidents as cause
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Partnership makes progress in reviewing public efficiency in Terre Haute, Vigo County
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Overall number of homicides down in Northwest Indiana
Saturday, January 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: 3 dead children a call to action, outrage in Gary
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Indiana study shows need for increased water infrastructure spending
The 20-year statewide capital needs for wastewater and drinking water are $15.6 billion and $17.5 billion.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Howard County commissioners express support for higher innkeeper's tax
Increase from 5 to no more than 8 percent would help fund a new hotel/convention center in Kokomo
Friday, January 6, 2017
Boone County donates $10,000 to fund amicus brief in pivotal tax court appeal
Officials at the local level fear that should Kohls’ argument remain unchallenged, it could have a devastating impact on the budgets of cities, towns and counties
Friday, January 6, 2017
South Shore expansion project to Dyer would mean a move for many
Friday, January 6, 2017
FBI executes search warrant at city hall
Federal agents worked with Indiana State Police to serve warrants not only at the office of Muncie Building Commissioner Craig Nichols but at his home near Selma
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Homicides down, overdoses up, say Lake, Porter coroners
"...if we as a community all work on prevention, education and treatment, we have a fighting chance against this epidemic," says Porter County coroner
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Businesses along Ind. 37 in Martinsville area not sure where they stand with I-69
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Econ head out after La Porte County Commissioners vote
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Indiana Public Access Counselor says Steuben County EDC should open meetings
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Indiana locals hoping for a share of road money
Gasoline tax may increase from 18 cents to 28 cents a gallon
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Initiative to help regenerate southern Indiana forests, protect some animal species
Aims to regenerate new forest growth over next five years on a combined 8,436 acres of private, state and federal land in state
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Greenfield, Hancock County leaders discuss state and future of the community
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Resident, council member want Alexandria's fluoride turned on immediately
Water plant operator/superintendent for the city made unilateral to turn it off in 2008
Thursday, January 5, 2017
South Bend, developer reach compromise on high-rise project
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Boone County child neglect cases have nearly tripled in last three years
Local and state officials have pointed to the opioid epidemic as a possible cause of the increase in crimes against children
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Businessman gives $2 million in assets, land to Russiaville
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Arrests made in anti-Semitic gravestone vandalism in Scottsburg
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Jeffersonville City Council reorganizes public arts commission
Nine-member board will be charged with creating a public arts plan, creating policies and collaborating with other groups and city entities
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monroe County Jail to open mental health dorm
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Madison County Council approves $427,015 funding for problem solving courts
State grant money not available for staffing in 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Southern Indiana lawmakers to file toll-related bills in 2017 session
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Few Indiana court cases resolved by jury trial, report says
53 percent statewide decline over the past decadem says Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush
Tuesday, January 3, 2017






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