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Indiana to launch coding program for women's prison inmates
Monday, January 15, 2018
Wild in the winter: It's not always a good thing to feed the critters
Offering easy sources of food for animals can also make them dependent on human sources
Monday, January 15, 2018
OPINION: Our forests, our future
Eye on the pie
Monday, January 15, 2018
OPINION: School financial problems an important issue for this legislative session
The financial distress for Muncie and Gary schools resulted from decades of poor management by both school boards
Monday, January 15, 2018
Tight job market opens doors for ex-offenders in central Indiana
Advocates say re-entry of some could save tax dollars in the long run by reducing recidivism rates
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Will Indiana lawmakers give terminally ill Hoosiers 'Death with Dignity' option?
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Schools turning to sun for their power, taking advantage of plummeting solar costs
Sunday, January 14, 2018
House and Senate GOP focus on Hoosier workforce
Employers would get training grants in one proposal
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Table games are absent at South Bend casino, for now
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Four Winds South Bend opening will shake up the gambling industry in Michiana
New casino has tax advantages that may cut into other casinos’ profits
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Wide-ranging bill would affect distressed schools Muncie and Gary
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Coming to state: Record-breaking heat waves, reduced crop production, more flooding
In the coming decades, summers in the central Indiana will gradually begin to feel like summers in northeast Texas
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Cost to battle opioids in Indiana could be $250 million, officials predict
In 2016, 785 of Indiana's 1,518 drug overdose deaths were related to opioids
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Realtors, auditor, study and court ruling weigh in on turbines and property values
Tipton County Auditor Gregg Townsend said he has not seen evidence of property values decreasing because of Wildcat Wind Farm
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Attorneys raise questions about management at U.S. Steel's Portage plant
Friday, January 12, 2018
State revenue hits revised target in December 2017
Friday, January 12, 2018
Merging townships: GOP proposal could change would impact all but 4 in Jay County
It is an idea that was recommended in 2007 in a report the the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform
Friday, January 12, 2018
Ivy Tech aims high with new five-year strategic plan
School to work with major employers to gauge local demand
Friday, January 12, 2018
EDITORIAL: Protection of children must be state priority
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Not-for-profit considering taking over Madison County needle exchange program
County-run program ended in August 2017 when council voted to prohibit use of local tax dollars be used
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Muncie school board experiences lack of control

State-appointed emergency manager taking over everything on its agenda.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Legalization of Sunday retail alcohol sales in Indiana wins unanimous Senate committee OK
Authorizes businesses that sell alcohol for off-premises consumption six days a week to also sell on Sundays between noon and 8 p.m
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
COMMENTARY: Weed laws are about to get dumber
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Cursive still hanging on in Indiana legislature
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
COMMENTARY: A dismaying audit of a GOP super-majority in Indiana Legislature
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Holcomb lays out plan to 'skill up' thousands of Hoosier workers
Puts specifics on his goals during his second State of the State address
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Jobs, schools, liquor sales top issues for Senate GOP, Pro Tem leader says
Agenda mostly mirrors the one announced last week in the House by Speaker Brian Bosma
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Wind and wildlife: Studies examine turbines' impact on bats and birds
Report says none of dead found were endangered species
Monday, January 8, 2018
Georgetown looks to arts to preserve its history
Historic buildings, landmarks an ideal canvas for initiative
Monday, January 8, 2018
Ivy Tech program steers Spencer County offender on right track
The college would also like to expand the program to other corrections facilities in the area
Monday, January 8, 2018
Salem state senator announces opioid abuse legislation
INSPECT allows a prescriber of opioids or benzodiazepines to search a patient’s previous prescription history
Monday, January 8, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana Department of Child Services: Advocates 'soldier on' in broken system
Indiana legislative leaders say they won't investigate system immediately
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Indiana Arts Commission announces accelerator for creative entrepreneurs
Sunday, January 7, 2018
EDITORIAL: Good riddance to Trump's election fraud commission
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Consolidating about 300 townships would eliminate nearly 1,200 elected positions
The Indiana Township Association, which provides support and lobbies on behalf of townships, backs the proposal
Sunday, January 7, 2018
COMMENTARY: President Trump's voter-fraud commission bites the dust
Congress must bring election regulations into digital age
Sunday, January 7, 2018
EDITORIAL: Best thing about Indiana Legislature's short session? That it's short
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Rep. Bill Friend will not seek re-election for long-held House seat
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Push continues to expand wireless internet in Indiana's rural areas
Attica state legislator wants to incentivize rural energy co-ops and telephone companies to bring broadband to their customers
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Opioid forum draws hundreds from around Indiana to Boone County Fairgrounds
“The most effective solution will focus on children, youth and their parents,” state drug czar says

Saturday, January 6, 2018
Indiana Senate committee to hear proposals for Sunday retail alcohol sales
Will also examine allowing cold beer to be sold at businesses other than package liquor stores
Friday, January 5, 2018
'Death with dignity' bill introduced in Indiana House
Friday, January 5, 2018
Indiana House leader not optimistic for redistricting in current short session
Friday, January 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: 'No coffee' law needed for Indiana
Friday, January 5, 2018
House Bill 1005 would merge more than 300 townships
Consolidations of units with less than 1,200 people would not require a voter referendum
Friday, January 5, 2018
Bill would encourage building regional jails
Would require the executive of a county to enter into an agreement with one or more local or state entities
Thursday, January 4, 2018
State OKs Chesterton, Porter County carbon monoxide detector ordinances
Thursday, January 4, 2018
COMMENTARY: Mandatory cursive? A better way for an Indiana senator's obsession
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Greenfield farmer, lawmaker push for more safety regulations after fatal crash
In the months before harvest, tall cornstalks can make it difficult for drivers to see safely around corners, leading some to edge out into intersections and into the path of oncoming traffic
Thursday, January 4, 2018
'Baby boxes' bill expanded to include fire stations under Markle's lawmaker's bill
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
EDITORIAL: Opioids, redistricting should be top legislative priorities
Indiana has seen its overdose death rate more than quadruple since 1999
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Governor: Audit team to assess embattled Indiana Department of Child Services
In Indiana, a state of 6.6 million people, 29,394 children are in child welfare programs
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana Legislature always finds emergencies when in session
How much liberty, property will be left when short session ends?
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Nine hot issues Indiana lawmakers are likely to tackle starting Wednesday
Lawmakers generally are reluctant to spend new money in the middle of the state's two-year budget cycle
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
New Delaware County jail: Up to $50 million, 500 beds
There's no consensus among local officials on where a  ew facility might be built
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Indiana still nursing home focused
State ranks last in services for the elderly and disabled, AARP study says
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
COMMENTARY: Will Legislature adopt citizen-led redistricting?
Common Cause Indiana sees success on horizon
Monday, January 1, 2018
EDITORIAL: Holcomb shows appropriate urgency on DCS front
Sunday, December 31, 2017
EDITORIAL: The time has come for paid parental leave
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Rolling strong: RV industry eyes eighth year of sales growth in 2018
Final unit production figures were expected to reach 505,000 in 2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
More trains passing through Anderson; they are longer and stopping more frequently
Under Indiana law, the operators of trains can be ticketed if their train blocks an intersection for more than 10 minutes
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Lawmakers attempt to close loophole allowing postal delivery of synthetic drugs
Howard County Coroner Steven Seele said his office is coming across an increasing level of cases involving psychoactive substances transported from foreign sources
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Key lawmakers eye longer timeline for Holcomb's workforce development changes
"We're not going to have a solution this session," Bosma says
Saturday, December 30, 2017
NWI senator wants commission, not lawmakers, to draw legislative district boundaries
"So I think what we're trying to do is make it truly a transparent process,"LaPorte County legislator says
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Wagoners face Medicaid fraud complaint for scheme DOJ says garnered $1.1 million in overpayments
Latest development in a saga that saw the deaths of more than two dozen people caused by illegal prescribing practices at two Wagoner Medical Clinic locations
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Indiana residents pleased with job attraction, split on free trade, survey says
Friday, December 29, 2017
Indiana governor approves state employee pay raises of up to 4 percent
Friday, December 29, 2017
COMMENTARY: NFL anthem protest refunds? An Indiana lawmaker's snowflake moment
Friday, December 29, 2017
Report: New tolling could make state $53 billion
Study says heavy trucks "are also the most likely to seek alternate free routes” once a road is tolled
Friday, December 29, 2017
Holcomb appoints new director for Indiana's child protection agency
Terry J. Stigdon currently is clinical director of operations at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Indiana Senate shuffles leadership roles following Hershman departure
Thursday, December 28, 2017
IDEM approves air permit, EPA designates soil testing area near former Hammond lead smelter
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Upland, Taylor University partner for trail
Thursday, December 28, 2017
State report evaluating criminal code reform finds need for funding
Indiana’s county jail populations in 2017 are the highest in four years
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Tropicana Evansville revenue soars in new casino's first full month on land, November 2017
The $50 million land-based casino replaced the riverboat, which had been in business since 1995
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
COMMENTARY: Are yours ready for boot camp?
State’s new ‘early’ childhood education
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Stellar Communities projects, infrastructure top Wabash mayor's list for 2018
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
North Liberty becoming more walkable, thanks in part to Stellar Communities funds
“Since we are more of a bedroom community, to lure people to this town you need amenities and green livin.”
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Whitestown announces second park plan; town readies to complete Big 4 Trail
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
State officials urge Hoosiers to upgrade driver's licenses to REAL ID standard
Lacking it beginning Oct. 1, 2020, people will be prohibited from boarding commercial airlines, entering federal courthouses
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Valparaiso lawmaker paving route for self-driving vehicles in Indiana
Soliday wants to be sure that autonomous vehicles don't make Indiana's highways more hazardous than they currently are
Monday, December 25, 2017
Albion plotting its course for growth
Panel considers options for enlisting state help
Monday, December 25, 2017
Tourism spending up in the southern Indiana region, new report says
Rockport Analytics study shows visitor spending totaling $283.4 million over two-year period in 8-county region
Monday, December 25, 2017
State launches pre-K pilot program in Tippecanoe County
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Markle Town Council hears 2017 economic report Huntington County Economic Development
Saturday, December 23, 2017
One year into Ohio River Bridges tolling, public opinion mixed
But system between Jeffersonville and Louisville is still evolving, officials say
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Gov. Eric Holcomb calls first year 'exceptionally fulfilling'
Says he's aiming for the role of "equation changer."
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Indiana Senate tax policy leader resigning for job in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Brandt Hershman primarily responsible for crafting numerous reductions to state's tax rates for last nine legislative sessions
Friday, December 22, 2017
COMMENTARY: The latest Indiana state revenue forecast update
We'll have less money to spend during the rest of the 2018 fiscal year, and less in 2019, too
Thursday, December 21, 2017
GOP tax bill could vex commuters, local governments, Northwest Indiana officials say
It's also expected to deal a blow to traditional and charter schools, some say
Thursday, December 21, 2017
EDITORIAL: Opioids on Holcomb's mind as 2017 comes to end
Thursday, December 21, 2017
COMMENTARY: Forcing us to think what we do not think
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Madison County filing opioid abuse lawsuit
Drug companies being sued for deceptive practices; Anderson not part of ‘very expensive’ suit
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
State approves $37 million for new Purdue vet teaching hospital, to facility rehab
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Gov. Holcomb says millions put into Indiana Department of Child Services budget
Outgoing director highly critical of state funds, overwhelming caseloads and governor's appointments
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
State denies Michigan City ordinance on carbon monoxide detectors
Monday, December 18, 2017
2018 seat belt law to protect state's preschoolers
Monday, December 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Giving parents options
Monday, December 18, 2017
Opioids and babies: Hoosiers at greater risk at birth of withdrawal syndrome
State study pushing for standard screenings of pregnant mothers, babies
Monday, December 18, 2017
Alcoa, Boonville spar over coal mining regulations
Sunday, December 17, 2017






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