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DeVos prochoice Indianapolis summit states' school options should be high quality
300 people protest outside Indiana Statehouse
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I-69 Indiana and Kentucky officials visit Washington for financial support
BridgeLink talks funding for proposed $850 million to $1.4 bill structure
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
OPINION: Hard truths on school funding in Indiana
The truth is that the only places in state where school budgets have declined are places with falling student enrollment
Monday, May 22, 2017
Indiana public schools face new power over their own finances
Can prioritize where they want to spend money: Teachers, buses, roofs
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Indiana eyes more paths to high school graduation
Hoosier State also studies replacement for ISTEP-plus
Sunday, May 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: AG Jeff Session issues draconian guidelines
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Indiana will require public college students to get meningitis vaccine
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Fentanyl-laced heroin: Is Lafayette next?
Unlike heroin, which uses opium harvested from the poppy flower, fentanyl can be fully synthesized in a lab
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Senate Bill 309 raises issue of consumer demand vs. business realities
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Indiana has strategy to fight drug abuse, but costs are yet to come
The recent General Assembly earmarked $5 million to combat substance abuse and enforcement
Friday, May 19, 2017
Pre-K expanding in Indiana but has new limits
The Indiana General Assembly recently expanded the program to 20 counties and increased funding to $10 million
Friday, May 19, 2017
Legislature tells Holcomb to tackle workforce overhaul
Wants comprehensive restructuring plan for the dozens of programs scattered throughout nine state agencies that spend some $1 billion in state and federal money each year
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
New Indiana law gives State Board of Accounts more teeth
Officials who continue to rack up deficits could be forced from elective office
Monday, May 15, 2017
Anderson, seven other communities, get new economic carrot to entice businesses
Existing and companies could receive discounted electric rates if they invest $1 million increase electrical usage by  1,000 kilowatt hours monthly
Monday, May 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: New gun law puts victims in more jeopardy
Sunday, May 14, 2017
School choice advocates support Indiana political candidates
Last year, Hoosiers for Quality Education gave $177,000 to help elect Republican Jennifer McCormick state superintendent of public instructio
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Indiana employers can continue asking job applicants about criminal past
"Someone doesn't like a local ordinance, so they come up here and they get us to kind of be the city council of the whole and basically wipe out the local ordinance,"Rep. Matt Pierce says
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Meijer and Kohl's aim to slash property taxes in St. Joseph County
Hundreds of thousands in taxes at stake in 'dark box' appeals
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Groups: EPA regs rollback would hurt East Chicago, other cities
Weakening of lead poisoning prevention rules would be disastrous for heavily polluted, poverty-stricken communities with older housing stocks, advocates say
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Indiana State trustees approve $20.5 million residence hall renovation
Saturday, May 13, 2017
'Golden Era': RV industry looks to keep gaining customers, improving quality to grow
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Deadly heroin cocktail reaches Indiana, state homeland security officials warn
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Daviess County Council: No needle exchange program here
"My colleagues here on the council today made a statement that we don't want drugs and drug users in this county," president says
Friday, May 12, 2017
New Indiana law removes barriers at Huber's, other small Indiana wineries
Now exempt from separating minors from areas where alcohol is being served as long as they’re accompanied by an adult
Friday, May 12, 2017
Indiana State proposes 1.9 percent tuition/fee increase for next two years
President Bradley says increase "because costs are accelerating faster than the 1.4 percent"
Friday, May 12, 2017
State recommends $1.595 million loan to Gary schools for May 2017 payroll
Under the new law, the state will control virtually all spending in the Gary district
Friday, May 12, 2017
Kendallville RDC considers funding downtown 'parklets' along Main Street
Friday, May 12, 2017
Convenience store owner says cold beer sales meet customers' desires
Ricker: It's not a loophole, it's the law
Friday, May 12, 2017
Montgomery County councilman questions health department's opioid abuse billboard
“We are trying to promote economic development and I am not sure that encourages businesses to come here"
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Coalition prepares for another tobacco tax push in next year's legislative session
Alliance says smoking epidemic every year costs Indiana nearly $7 billion for health care and lost productivity and claims the lives of more than 11,000 Hoosiers
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Downward trend: Predicting base rate of farmland for property taxes
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Local legislators outline law affecting Gary schools to the public
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
East Chicago board OKs lead line replacement project for water utility
About 9,000 of the city's estimated 11,000 service connections could be lead, according to IDEM files
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Wayne County may expand needle exchange program
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Coal ash disposal plans heat up concerns for some in Wabash Vally area
Duke Energy, IDEM meet with public about 9 million tons of residue
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Rose-Hulman students present Main Street design for downtown Vincennes
Began work on the design eight months ago and have focused, primarily, on pedestrian safety and widening the corridor to vehicles
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Young NWI entrepreneurs good at technology, making things
But with about 12,000 new startups being founded in Indiana annually and only about half of them expected to last five years
Monday, May 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Cellphone speed at stake in controversy
Monday, May 8, 2017
Some Hoosiers seek energy policy amid solar battle
U of Indy students led by professor and former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard devise an energy policy for the state
Monday, May 8, 2017
OPINION: Mixed bag as usual from Indiana legislature
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 8, 2017
Lawmaker who wanted state to takeover Muncie schools has two districts that are in red
Crawfordsville and Lebanon schools received same fiscal warnings
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Northwest Indiana schools sign up for free lead-in-water testing
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Connersville mayor: State of the city getting better
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Indiana Art Commission's report highlights creative economy
Says nearly 161,000 Hoosiers are employed in industries and occupations that are focused on the production and distribution of cultural goods or intellectual property
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Seymour plans new trail: Biking, walking path would extend to refuge
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Low-risk offenders may find it easier to leave jail in Porter County
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Cuts mulled after East Chicago schools referendum fails
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Still waiting: Shortage of advocates, rise in cases, leaves children without a voice
The Indiana Department of Child Services handled some 35,500 cases in 2016 — an increase of more than 5,800 from the year before
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Greenwood mayor leads push to turn downtown into residential, retail hub
“They want to be the Carmel of the south,” local tattoo parlor owner says of city officials
Friday, May 5, 2017
Child neglect not going away in Fayette County, latest figures show
Substance abuse is blamed for much of the increase
Friday, May 5, 2017
Five Hoosier communities chosen for Hometown Collaborative Initiative
Friday, May 5, 2017
Proposed 125-mile privately-funded NWI toll road mystifies state highway officials
Frank Patton's route would follow much of his proposed freight rail line between from Wisconsin to LaPorte County
Friday, May 5, 2017
Goshen, Elkhart looking for ways to connect trails, part of statewide effort
Friday, May 5, 2017
Sullivan Group in Nappanee expanding, adding 30 new jobs
Friday, May 5, 2017
State Rep. Olthoff leading effort to reduce Indiana domestic violence deaths
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Gary approves symbolic gesture against funding South Shore expansion funding agreement
Thursday, May 4, 2017
EDITORIAL: New law protects Indiana students' religious liberties
Thursday, May 4, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lack of vetoes by the governor predictable but still regrettable
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Governor signs Indiana alcohol sales bill
Legislation targets cold beer carryout at Ricker's stores
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Law shields Purdue's new online school from state open meetings, public records laws
Setting the stage was the state law Purdue wrote, local legislators inserted and Holcomb signed after it was inserted in omnibus budget bill
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
India-based tech firm plans 2,000 jobs in Indianapolis area
Company said it would spend the $8.7 million to lease and equip a 60,000-square-foot to 80,000-square-foot office space in the metro area.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Governor signs bills on inclusionary zoning, solar energy
Also signed on Tuesday was a bill that prohibits colleges and universities in Indiana from declaring themselves sanctuary campuses
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Indiana solar power advocates urge veto of legislation eliminating net metering
Governor considering legislation that would end it by 2022
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana Supreme Court vote on Kohl's case hurts local governments
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Coroner: Overdose deaths on alarming pace in Howard County through 1st quarter of 2017
"...we’ve got to have long-term treatment programs, inpatient and outpatient in order to bring this epidemic under control," Steele says
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
New law could open way for additional southern Indiana interstate
Allows counties, or municipalities, to establish a Regional Development Authority to raise funds specifically for infrastructure projects
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Muncie Community Schools attacks state fact finder report, files appeal
Monday, May 1, 2017
Indiana to require those under 18 to wear helmets on all-terrain vehicles
According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 22 people were killed in Indiana ATV crashes last year; only three were wearing helmets
Monday, May 1, 2017
Hoosiers may find it costly to rescue pet trapped in hot car thanks to new law
Monday, May 1, 2017
Motorists to pay higher Indiana Toll Road rates beginning in June 2017
Subsidy and discount ending for two-axle vehicles with E-Z Pass
Monday, May 1, 2017
Indiana lawmakers rejected spending budget reserve for roads
Idea of entirely draining the state's bank account before asking Hoosiers to pay more quickly was dismissed as short-sighted on numerous levels, Rep. Ed Soliday says
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Muncie Community Schools faces prosecution if more audits defied
City of Terre Haute is another local government in the hole, State Board of Accounts examiner says
Sunday, April 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb uses his voice wisely
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Governor lauds Indiana aerospace, defense at industry symposium
Sunday, April 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Legislature raised more issues than it addressed
Sunday, April 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: A budget for Indiana, a black eye for Hoosiers
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Community-wide network focusing on boosting Knox County's health
One action item is to create safe walkways to all city schools as well as design artistic crosswalks and sidewalks
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court declines review of Howard County Assessor v. Kohl's
Decision that could cost Indiana counties billions of dollars in tax revenue
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Business interests mostly pleased with 2017 Indiana legislative session
Some critics bemoaned that workforce development issues—which seemed like a big priority at the beginning of the session—didn’t get more play
Saturday, April 29, 2017
School prayer bill goes to Governor Holcomb for his signature
House Bill 1024 protects religious expression of student, proponents say
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Dubois County hunters' call for a larger deer herd continues
Saturday, April 29, 2017
State awards $87.5 million for Ball State
Friday, April 28, 2017
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
EDITORIAL: Positive direction in Indiana roads plan
Friday, April 28, 2017
Goshen's Bearcat Corp. investing $6 million in headquarters, adding up to 40 jobs
Friday, April 28, 2017
10-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax vote could be a factor in 2018 elections
Of the lawmakers who voted for the road funding plan, 23 had signed a pledge with Americans for Tax Reform to not raise taxes
Friday, April 28, 2017
State budgets for IPFW realignment
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
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
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
Hoosiers will soon see benefits, costs of gasoline tax increase
Holcomb said he expects Indiana Department of Transportation to have a list of projects to prioritize with the new funding by June
Thursday, April 27, 2017
2017 deer hunt tally near 120,000
DNR report finds car-deer collisions down by about 1,200 in 2016
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
EDITORIAL: Good news as Legislature ends session
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: School funding must be fair to rural districts
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
State Supreme Court: Indiana gun retailers never liable for misuse of firearms
Wednesday, April 26, 2017






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