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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
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
Indiana advocates for lower income families worry about losing Obamacare
Lawmakers hope Healthy Indiana 2.0 will stay in place
Friday, December 9, 2016
Bull that tested positive for Anthrax in Southern Indiana not a threat, officials say
The animal may have contracted the bacteria from the soil
Friday, December 9, 2016
Fading past: Greenfield artist captures disappearing era of grain elevators
Friday, December 9, 2016
Third time's the charm for Ligonier: Gets $650,000 to improve water system
Friday, December 9, 2016
EDITORIAL: E-recycling will help us protect future Hoosiers
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
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
Regional Cities Initiative gives $2 million for Warrick County housing project
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Vincennes University to get $22 million for capital improvements
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Legislature will have more to say about education during upcoming session
Barr-Reeve superintendent thinks lawmakers are trying to make a one-size-fits-all education system for a state where there are a lot of different needs and desires
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Court finds Hoosiers have right to walk near Lake Michigan
Waterfront properties extend to the ordinary low water mark, subject to the public's right to use the shore area between that point and the ordinary high water mark
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Dec. 18 opening date set for Jeffersonville's east-end crossing
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Northwest Indiana luring Illinois companies, but why so few?
Hasn't lured more partly because of its own reputation for political dysfunction and a lack of attention from the state government, IUN economist says
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Rail projects seen as transformational for Northwest Indiana region
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Population drain slows East Central Indiana economy
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Cigarette tax hike could have clearer path in Indiana without Pence
Coalition says it could get lawmakers to double tax or more
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Manufacturer expands operations in New Albany
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Long-term financial trend not good for IU's bottom line, trustees told
By 2021, the loss is expected to be about $70 million
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Sycamore Land Trust opens new preserve on Lake Monroe
Monday, December 5, 2016
OPINION: How to fix our cities and towns
Eye on the pie
Monday, December 5, 2016
EDITORIAL: It's time to raise Indiana's cigarette tax
Monday, December 5, 2016
EDITORIAL: Beyond Carrier, Trump must change business climate
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
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
As Trump celebrates Carrier deal, other Hoosier workers still face job losses
News bittersweet for about 300 steelworkers at nearby Rexnord plant and 700 Carrier employees in Huntington
Friday, December 2, 2016
Trump claims great victory for Hoosier workers in keeping some of their jobs
Carrier also is slated to receive as part of the deal up to $7 million in state tax credits over the next 10 years but still plans to move 1,300 jobs out of the U.S.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
State: Fayette County Council violated Indiana's Open Door Law
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Vectren reveals 20-year plan to use more renewable resources, retire coal plants
Utility does not anticipate seeking higher rates in the near future, CEO Carl Chapman says
Thursday, December 1, 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
Now what? Legislators get question of what will replace ISTEP exams back in their laps
Panel suggests changes but not a replacement test
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Indiana legislators hear call for higher fuel tax
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
State agency says Albion fire department must vote on officers in public meeting
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Hoosier school officials hoping scholarship can curb state's teacher shortage
Up to 200 for $7,500 will be awarded annually based on past academic achievement, a teacher nomination and an interview
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 legislative panel fails to recommend specific ISTEP alternative
Many of test's problems stem from hasty changes to adapt the exam for Indiana's new academic standards adopted in lieu of the Common Core State Standards
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Indiana Supreme Court clarifies traffic stop rules
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
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
Gov.-Elect Eric Holcomb traveling to UK to drum up Indiana investments, jobs
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Parklands in Jasper formally receives 25-acre donation
Monday, November 28, 2016
Apartment construction starts for Bloomington's chronic homeless
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
Indiana lawmakers divided on which taxes to increase for highway maintenance
Using an increase in the cigarette tax for the roads is diverting funds from health programs, says Senate's top Democrat
Monday, November 28, 2016
Nappanee resident designs award-winning Indiana bicentennial quilt
Sunday, November 27, 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: East Chicago needs a champion
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
State corporate tax collections are 15.7% below forecast through October
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
EDITORIAL: Time to bite the bullet on long-term road funding plan
Friday, November 25, 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
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
EDITORIAL: A plea for our state legislators: Keep the focus on inclusive issues
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
EDITORIAL: State's new school chief speaks truth
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Boys and Girls Club of Ellettsville to move into school next fall
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Gasoline, cigarette tax hikes on table again as lawmakers weigh road-funding options
“We aren’t really excited about it in the Senate Republican caucus...," says Senate Pro Tem David Long of possible tax increases
Tuesday, November 22, 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
Indiana lawmakers ready to do the people's business in 2017
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Coal's future remains cloudy
New administration’s policies won’t make immediate impact
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Planning continues for Boys & Girls Club in Corydon which will be owned by foundation
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Skills gap of many Hoosier workers haunts Indiana
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Legislative leaders says they are not keen on total Indiana abortion ban
“We are always going to disagree about issues like abortion, marriage and perhaps even a hate crimes law,” House leader says
Monday, November 21, 2016
Top Indiana lawmakers eyeing tax increases to fund road construction
Bosma says state needs to raise between $1 billion and $1.5 billion a year for foreseeable future to maintain its existing roads and bridges
Monday, November 21, 2016
Monastery hall delivers another housing option in Ferdinand
Monday, November 21, 2016
Indiana Chamber of Commerce outlines legislative priorities
Long-term sustainable funding stream for Hoosier roads, bridges and other infrastructure tops the list
Monday, November 21, 2016
Tippecanoe County requests syringe services because of hepatitis C case increase
Monday, November 21, 2016
EDITORIAL: Cunning canine worthy of representing Hoosiers
Monday, November 21, 2016
Don't toss that electronic device in the trash
Many with dangerous chemicals ending up in Indiana landfills
Monday, November 21, 2016
OPINION: In defense of the Electoral College
Eye on the pie
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
Wayne County needle exchange continues to see new clients
Sunday, November 20, 2016
EDITORIAL: Education too important for politics
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I-69: One route, several options from Martinsville to I-465
Waverly residents’ biggest concern was how they would access Ind. 37 and Ind. 144 and finally I-69
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Drug epidemic leads to heightened need for foster parents in Indiana
Parental drug abuse cited as a factor 32 percent of the 2015 cases in which a child was removed from the home.
Saturday, November 19, 2016
EDITORIAL: A threat to open government
Friday, November 18, 2016
Indiana road funding fix hinges on overcoming aversion to tax hikes
“We really need to be thinking on a large scale and be innovative in what we consider,” Sen. Crider says
Friday, November 18, 2016
ISTEP+ results released, show slight decline from last year's scores
The second year of falling statewide scores can be partly explained by an ongoing transition to new assessment standards
Friday, November 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Gov.-elect Holcomb must put Indiana above GOP
Friday, November 18, 2016
Judge rules suit against Hoosier cities' discrimination laws can move forward
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Lt. Gov-Elect Suzanne Crouch is ready for new state role
Evansville native to focus on community outreach
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
Could there be more to Notre Dame public records case?
Indiana legislators inadvertently make campus police subject to public records law
Thursday, November 17, 2016
250 residents plan lawsuits against East Chicago officials over lead contamination
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Indiana Democrats look inward after big election losses
Trump's pull on down-ballot races shocked party leaders
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
ISTEP panel hesitates to offer specifics on testing change
Current plan is to a new statewide test by the 2018-19 school year
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
California firm selected for 3-year I-69 study for new Ohio River bridge
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Plans for rock climbing gym and tech center in South Bend get Regional Cities money
Funds also allocated for downtown Elkhart mixed-use development with retail, commercial, market-rate housing and a boutique hotel
Wednesday, November 16, 2016






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