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New housing for young South Bend homeless
$1 million federal grant awarded to Youth Service Bureau
Friday, October 20, 2017
South Bend mayor seeks federal probe of train horns
Routine noise continues in established quiet zones
Friday, October 20, 2017
Madison is a Stellar Communities winner over Greensburg and Vincennes
Pprocess will help to fast-track several projects in the community that could have taken a decade or longer to complete otherwise
Friday, October 20, 2017
Vincennes doesn't get Stellar grant, officials already focused on applying again in 2018
Friday, October 20, 2017
Wabash County now has 250 doses of Naloxone
Gets help from  SOC coordinator and Miami County to receive opioid antidote
Friday, October 20, 2017
Daviess County Health Department offers free nasal Narcan kits
Friday, October 20, 2017
Cook to stay in county through agreement with City of Bloomington
Company must pay minimum of $100,000 annually for next 15 years
Thursday, October 19, 2017
FIGHTING A KILLER: Monroe County officials create commission on opioids
Those who have lived through an addiction encouraged to consider joining the 13-member group
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Fort Wayne Metals to create hundreds of jobs with $31 million expansion
Will increase the company’s production capacity for precision wire and wire-based components for the medical device industry
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Louisville metro area submits 'strong' application for Amazon headquarters
Over 100 cities have pledged to pursue the opportunity to land company's second headquarters
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Local bans on short-term rentals of residents' homes safe for now
Hoosier lawmakers continue eyeing state pre-emption of such regulations
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Gary, Hammond, Northwest Indiana make bids for Amazon's second headquarters, up to 50,000 jobs
Hammond mayor: "It doesn't hurt to try, even though we realize our chances are a long shot"
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Timeline for Jay County Hospital, IU Health agreement pushed back
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
St. Joseph County invests $2.3 million to land 'big fish' in New Carlisle area
The plan calls for hiring seven consulting firms to complete different tasks during the next six months
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Lawrence County Commissioners discontinue needle exchange program
Prosecutor spoke in opposition, explaining she could not support a program that facilitates or makes easier the illegal use of drugs
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Three new businesses coming to Anderson; seek abatements, expect to create 236 jobs
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Former addict's experience key to needle exchange program in Fayette County
Charmin Gabbard has experienced the gamut of treatment options that are available to addicts
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
OPINION: The lessons of GDP data - particularly for Muncie
The first lesson is that the traditional economic development policies haven’t worked
Monday, October 16, 2017
Launch Fishers grows beyond co-working space
But there is some question about whether a publicly supported co-working model is the best long-term strateg
Monday, October 16, 2017
Huge retail project along I-65 in Whitestown would be 'game-changer
Would could include nearly 1 million square feet of higher-end retail
Monday, October 16, 2017
Delaware County hires Indianapolis law firm for jail funding
Monday, October 16, 2017
'Sobering': Lt. Gov. reacts to overcrowded women's area at Vanderburgh County Jail
Inmate population Monday morning was 730; it's listed maximum capacity is 540
Monday, October 16, 2017
OPINION: Local assets key the future
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 16, 2017
Monroe County and CVS split tax court victories
Assessor Judy Sharp hopes Indiana Supreme Court will put issue to rest one way or the other
Monday, October 16, 2017
Bloomington growth projection raises question of where new housing will go
Study predicts city will need 13,600 more housing units before 2030
Monday, October 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Hammond wisely invests in quality of life
Sunday, October 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Vigo County Jail needs study should help restore trust in process
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Carmel seeks to regulate, but not ban, short-term rentals
Panel ponders avoiding ‘Animal House’ rentals
Sunday, October 15, 2017
With new casino, Evansville again a gaming pioneer
City government’s annual share of casino money, $10 million or so, is mostly used to fund capital projects
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Rail coal loading station planned along Ind. 64 in Gibson County for Duke Energy
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Software, marketing firm to expand in downtown Fort Wayne
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Kokomo, Howard County officials look back, express frustration about FEMA denials
Agency's responses to three local natural disasters raise questions about federal government thresholds
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Lake County agrees to fund paternity leave for its workers
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hancock County Commissioners, Council debate funding of new jail
May go to the voters on a referendum
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hoosier lawmakers discuss overcrowded county jails and what to do about the problem
Greenfield state senator says many of the folks sitting in jails in the counties he represents are there because they can’t afford bail
Saturday, October 14, 2017
No place to hide for prisoners and their contraband in new jail?
Sheriff hopes Madison County Council will let him buy  full body scanner if new facility built
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Indianapolis GDP keeps up with most peer cities in 2016 according to data
But not with Columbus, Ohio, with which some like to compare
Friday, October 13, 2017
Bloomington tech consulting firm moves HQ to Indianapolis
Lucid Services Group cites more space, bigger pool of workers as deciding factors
Friday, October 13, 2017
Muncie-Delaware County economic development forum focuses on quality of life
School helping communities"to understand the paradigm shift of what economic development is"
Friday, October 13, 2017
Terre Haute finalizes $4.4 million in tax breaks for new, expanding businesses
158 jobs to be retained or created, businesses say
Friday, October 13, 2017
Appeals court upholds tickets for trails blocking railroad crossings
Friday, October 13, 2017
Evansville's Kids Kingdom will get new look, new location downtown
Friday, October 13, 2017
New city of Goshen arts website set to launch in November 2017
Mayor's Arts Council also will begin fundraising campaign aimed at supporting the group’s current and future initiatives
Friday, October 13, 2017
Packaging firm plans move to South Bend from southwest Michigan
Friday, October 13, 2017
South Bend Council OKs minimum wage requirement for tax breaks
Friday, October 13, 2017
State audit says former St. Joseph County township trustee overpaid herself Houser also cut personal checks with tax money
Friday, October 13, 2017
State approves millions for Daviess County, other southeast Indiana projects
Friday, October 13, 2017
Daviess County adding employee to fight infant mortality
Commissioner says it was growth of the Haitian population locally that brought about the need for the position
Friday, October 13, 2017
Northwest Indiana region parks, parkways to lose hundreds of trees
Through fiscal year 2016, the federal government has spent $310 million battling emerald ash borer and almost $700 million on  Asian long-horned beetle
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Indiana opts in to federally funded public safety communications network
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Ex-Muncie Police Department chief sues city, mayor, confirms FBI probe
Stewart's lawsuit alleges he was subjected to a hostile workplace environment as he was ordered to investigate the employee believed to be cooperating with FBI's investigation
Thursday, October 12, 2017
South Shore rail improvement plan backed at Gary public hearing
Biggest impact on local traffic would be felt in Michigan City, where 13 streets that now cross tracks along 10th and 11th streets would be closed
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Dubois County tax abatement changes come with accountability in mind
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Bloomington City Council lends its votes to dispatch center's tax request
Decision gives no public safety tax funds to township fire departments
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Compromise leads to funding plan for restoring Montgomery County Courthouse clock tower
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Monroe County OKs tax abatements for Cook Group, Phoenix Closures
Council approves requests to assist with reuse of former GE, Otis facilities
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Keys to Howard County Jail overcrowding fix: Work release, legislative steps
Sheriff credited the increasing arrest figures to a drug epidemic that continues to provoke criminal activity
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Electronic court filing moves state forward
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
NWI Regional Planning Agency seeks $24 million grant to finish Marquette Greenway
Plans call for the Marquette Greenway to run from south Chicago to New Buffalo, Michigan
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Hammond looks to take control of another downtown building
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Indiana senator wants to ratchet up state drug crime sentences
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Little budgets, big dreams: How small towns are making their visions a reality
"Sometimes finding existing dollars and repurposing it, you can do some really impactful things”
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Highland council takes stance against Charlottesville violence
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Artists restoring 1937-39 Fountain County courthouse murals
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
IU to spend $50 million in addictions crisis initiative, focusing on five areas
University researchers will work with community officials to build county-specific databases to better understand the scope of the problem
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Madison County's needle exchange program could be reinstated
Not-for-profit would administer local program
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Indianapolis, Fishers hush-hush about Amazon HQ2 bid
The team is tasked with putting together a proposal that lives up to the tech company’s request to “think big and be creative”
Monday, October 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: Less for levee street, more for learning
Monday, October 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: The staggering costs of Indiana's opioid epidemic
Sunday, October 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Terre Haute continues to face deep financial crisis
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Merrillville preparing to replace bridge over I-65
Hopes such projects will attract business
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Plans drafted for 'economic development corridor' through La Porte
Sunday, October 8, 2017
University of Washington professor: Cities should think carefully about Amazon
Louisville area seemingly all-in on bid for HQ2
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Anderson mayor: Council violated state law when it increased proposed 2018 budget
Sunday, October 8, 2017
ATVs, but not golf carts, now legal on Madison County roads
Commissioners pass ordinance for use on county roads
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Wind turbine testimony in Indiana focuses on rural zoning issues
“We would not have paramedics today if it were not for windmills," Benton County farmer, councilman says
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Clabber Girl CEO expresses concern about Terre Haute's budget
Says iconic downtown business is tied to city’s financial health
Friday, October 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Do something to make a difference
Friday, October 6, 2017
Northwest Indiana launches Amazon bid teams
More than 100 cities across the United States have rushed to pitch themselves
Friday, October 6, 2017
Governor urges Indiana township trustees to join opioid fight
As part of their legislated tasks, township trustees distribute emergency funds for medicine or housing, among other needs
Friday, October 6, 2017
Lake County Council members debate the cost of an Amazon bid
Thursday, October 5, 2017
$5 million 'Fun World' request to Harrison County put on hold
Dana cites lack of 'welcome vibe' from leaders
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Chicago Fed helps cities learn from each other
Traces origin to a report and study tour of 10 industrial cities in its region with economies that rely on manufacturing
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Fort Wayne Metals expanding in Columbia City
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Portland City Council hears tax abatement options
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Henry County leaders ask for input on wind turbine rules
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lafayette opposes proposed low-income housing project
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Bloomington OKs plans for affordable, accessible housing
16 of 40 units set for people with disabilities or who are homeless
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Madison County to vacate government center for 7 months to remove asbestos
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Study: Tourism has growing economic impact on Kokomo, Howard County
Howard County saw 1.3 million destination and pass-through travelers in 2016
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Wabash County to become Naloxone distributor
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Justices say e-filing is transforming Indiana's court system
Over the past 15 months, courts in 55 of the state's 92 counties, as well as Indiana's appellate division, move to electronic system
Monday, October 2, 2017
Dubois County to receive criminal justice assessment
Sunday, October 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Safety concerns trump need for ATVS, golf carts on roads
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Driverless bus demo in Bloomington is sneak peek into the future
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bedford gives updates on its Stellar Communities projects
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Private operation of Terre Haute wastewater treatment plant proposed
Move seen as way to reduce rate hikes, focus city resources
Saturday, September 30, 2017
A surge in Tipton: Mayor says development sending a message of growth
Says people moving from Hamilton County looking for more affordable housing and smaller schools and less traffic
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Peru approves discounted electric rates for expanding businesses
Officials hope reduced rates will attract new companies to the city
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Portage moves to foreclose on Sport Resort property
Friday, September 29, 2017






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