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Indiana's gubernatorial education debate cordial, not confrontational
Concur that Indiana's teachers deserve more respect and higher pay; the ISTEP standardized test must be replaced
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
State-funded welder program fuels RV supplier with labor
Program fills need for skilled workers
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Purdue, state receive $24.5 million federal grant for college prep
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Burns Harbor capacity obviates need for ports in Gary, East Chicago
Proposal for third Ohio River port being considered, state director says
Monday, September 26, 2016
Northwest Indiana gets funds to study transit-oriented development
Monday, September 26, 2016
Holcomb education plan continues GOP policies of last 12 years
Gives support to state money for private school vouchers and continuing A-F letter grade system based on student test results
Monday, September 26, 2016
Indiana 36th in national highway survey
Neighbor Kentucky ranks 14th in the survey. Ohio came in at 9th and Illinois checked in at 29th
Monday, September 26, 2016
Walking School Bus a possibility for Vincennes neighborhood elementary schools
Promotes a group of youngsters walking to school together in a group with at least one adult chaperon to keep watch
Monday, September 26, 2016
OPINION: Uneven economic recovery of Hoosier metros areas
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 26, 2016
Ivy Tech asking for $43 million for new construction and renovation for Muncie
School may  be building in downtown
Sunday, September 25, 2016
EDITORIAL: Michigan legislators offer an example and path to transparency
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Bicknell officers to add body cameras
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Court backs I-69 group, state on issue over Bloomington-Martinsville section pay
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Five Hoosier communities get Downtown Enhancement Grants
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Fifth mural added downtown Connersville as part of Indiana Bicentennial mark
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Jackson County Council approves local income tax rate of 0.005 percent
Saturday, September 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Leveraging elected position to obtain employment is improper
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Round & round: Traffic shifts today onto Vigo County's Ind. 641 bypass roundabouts
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Indiana's libraries are now feeling the pinch of property tax caps
2015 report says limits created a paradox of sorts: local public services in higher property tax districts are losing money
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Madison County Council rejects increase in bridge fund tax rate
With 217 bridges, county falling approximately $3 million short of the funds needed annually to maintain the spans
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Indiana Public Access Counselor: Madison utility office violated open records law
Saturday, September 24, 2016
EDITORIAL: Tighten rules on all schools to assure top-notch teachers
Friday, September 23, 2016
New trail to Notre Dame proposed along former railroad coal route
Friday, September 23, 2016
Echoes of Pence in Holcomb plan for Indiana's economic future
Thursday, September 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Police video fee is affront to transparency
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Report: Purdue students graduate quicker, earn more
The tool's purpose is to help prospective students make a better informed decision when they're choosing which college and major is best for them, commissioner says
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Hoosiers pick new license plate design
Thursday, September 22, 2016
LGBT housing protections rejected by Auburn Common Council
Thursday, September 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Torch bearer uniforms should have been made by Hoosiers
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Nickel Plate Trail to extend path to Maconaquah schools in Miami County
When it connects with Cardinal Greenway, a paved bike path will run from Rochester to Richmond
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Manchester Early Learning Center approved for Regional Cities Initiative funding
Part of strategy to increase Wabash County population which has been in decline for decades
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Charlestown company opens a new $3.5 million River Ridge facility
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Bloomington mayor sees 'major cost and more danger' with new I-69 Section 5 target date
State pushes completion target out four months to October 2017 because of pay issues and falling behind remedial construction schedule
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge celebrates 5 decades of conservation
Today nearly 172,000 people flock to the 7,724-acre refuge on an annual basis
Monday, September 19, 2016
Delaware County heroin overdoses jumped over weekend, official says
"They found people with needles still in their arms"
Monday, September 19, 2016
Drownings down in state, but Lake Michigan shoreline as deadly as ever
"Lake Michigan is a special body of water that has unique characteristics not found on inland lakes and reservoirs," says IDNR official
Monday, September 19, 2016
Local representatives not immune to Pain Care Forum member contributions
Data shows that members of the Pain Care Forum gave over $1.9 million to Indiana politicians from 2006-2015
Monday, September 19, 2016
Libertarian for Indiana governor Bell: Regulation not needed to protect environment
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Indiana governor candidates Gregg, Holcomb discuss environment
Sunday, September 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Report tailors growth plans for different-sized Indiana communities
Thriving Communities, Thriving State” should be required reading for candidates in statewide, local and even school board races
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Prescription abuse saps employers
As much as $335 billion per year in lost productivity, Indiana Attorney General's office estimates
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Indiana Grown initiative turns 1
Helps Hoosier food producers get products to market
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Indiana report offers look at bullying in schools
Main emphasis in Richmond is on preventing bullying in the first place by giving kids early in the school year clear expectations for their behavior
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elkhart County police under fire as Latino identity theft arrests surge
Sunday, September 18, 2016
As funds dwindle, Evansville homeless groups try to reduce costs
Consolidation eyed as one option to ease fundraising
Sunday, September 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Pence's refugee ban still all wrong
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kokomo Common Council urges state to support redistricting reform
New process would empower communities, increase voter participation and inspire more communication between voters and elected officials, resolution says
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Terre Haute Gop state lawmaker: New job, earlier votes unrelated
Morrison, now with vaping certifier, says citizen-legislators 'have to find a job'
Saturday, September 17, 2016
EPA to begin cleanup of soil in East Chicago neighborhood before deal with firms
Federal and state officials have said it has not yet been determined who will ultimately pay for it
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Marion misses road funding opportunity by not applying for funds
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Sue Ellspermann faces new challenge as Ivy Tech president
Students often come ill-prepared for college-level courses and are often working or raising families so have little extra time for study and school
Saturday, September 17, 2016
NIRPC wants to tame "hostile" U.S. 30 around I-65 for traffic and pedestrians
Also supports South Shores plan to 'double track' between Gary and Michigan City
Friday, September 16, 2016
New Indiana guidelines call for release of non-violent offenders
Inmates awaiting trial sit in the local jail, unable to pay court fees for their release
Friday, September 16, 2016
Pendleton prisons pass sex abuse audit
Friday, September 16, 2016
Local officials detail daily fight against drugs
Statewide seminar focuses on synthetics, marijuana
Friday, September 16, 2016
Hoosiers urged to verify registration status after fraud discovered
State police are investigating an organization known as the Indiana Voter Registration Projec
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Huntington trails project gets funding from Regional Cities Initiative
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Pay issue leads to continuing delays on I-69 construction between Bloomington-Martinsville
Company allegedly owes $2.3 million to contractor
Thursday, September 15, 2016
906 apartments proposed in Mishawaka; won't curb downtown luxury housing project
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hoosier lawmakers eye changes to state employee pensions
The sponsor of the measure, state Rep. Wes Culver, R-Goshen, says other states, including Illinois, have demonstrated that public pension funds are unsustainable
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
EDITORIAL: Indiana leaders should pay attention to consequences in North Carolina
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb says he's 'wired' for continued Hoosier prosperity
"Indiana’s not just competing — we’re winning.” GOP candidate for governor says
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
State education accountability panel tackles ISTEP, English learners
“The idea of sitting there and not being able to read the test, it’s unsettling.” one member says
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Supreme Court considers if private university police records should be open to public
Notre Dame attorney says law should be changed if Hoosiers want such files revealed
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: 'Guinea pig' status of I-69 work deserves more state oversight
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
State agency approves DeKalb County property tax increase for cumulative capital fund
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
ITT is gone, but challenges facing for-profit schools live on
Lubbers said community colleges like Ivy Tech and private universities like Indiana Wesleyan now do a better job serving some students
Monday, September 12, 2016
Gary to open industrial park
As many as four speculative buildings are planned for the 25.8-acre site
Monday, September 12, 2016
Indiana abortions continue to decline, dropping below 8,000 first time in this century
According to the ISDH report, the average age of a woman obtaining an abortion in Indiana last year was 26.5 years old
Monday, September 12, 2016
Weak sales tax collections cause Indiana to miss revenue target for August 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Official Indiana Bicentennial relay uniform pieces all produced by foreign countries
Clothing made in China, Nicaragua and Honduras
Monday, September 12, 2016
Insurance fight causes endless pollution in Hartford City
Valley Forge Insuraance and Hartford Iron & Metal have been locked in litigation, first in state court and now in federal court, for five years
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Muncie gets new blight deadline - and a warning
"Please be aware that failure to comply with the new milestone date may result in a portion of your Blight Elimination Program award being rescinded or terminated altogether"
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Prison admission rates rise between 2006 and 2014 for some Indiana counties between
Today, people in small counties are 50 percent more likely to go to prison than people in highly populated areas, New York Times story reports
Sunday, September 11, 2016
EDITORIAL: Now is time to expand Indiana's civil rights law
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Steuben County addresses its labor shortage
Northeast Indiana Works to provide Skill-Link training in industrial maintenance.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Indiana State Supreme court orders changes in Hoosier county bail systems
reforms encourage use of evidence-based risk assessment tools to determine if a defendant is a substantial flight risk or poses a danger to the community
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Elkhart may not see property tax benefit from apartment project for 25 years
Friday, September 9, 2016
$150 fee established for Michigan City police video recordings
Friday, September 9, 2016
Ball State University seeks $88 million for new STEM, health professions building
New health clinics and science labs are critical to school's  future, consultants say
Friday, September 9, 2016
Galveston officials deny violating open door law
Telephone conference listed in invoice draws suspicion
Friday, September 9, 2016
Public gets first look at proposed downtown Jasper Cultural Center
The arts would get a total of 24,680 square feet with four workshop spaces for classes
Friday, September 9, 2016
Coyotes on the prowl in Bloomington neighborhoods
“Bloomington is pretty much a ‘we aim to live with wildlife’ town," head of city's animal care and control agency
Friday, September 9, 2016
Isolux Corsan blames state for I-69 issues
Friday, September 9, 2016
Indiana Finance Authority warns of breach of contract on 21-mile I-69 Section 5 work
State Rep. Pierce asking state to take over project
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Medical care in Indiana prisons draws scrutiny from federal appeals court
“The whole system is corrupt and fractured,” civil rights attorney says
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Rental for use of 341 state cell towers will pay for Bicentennial projects
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bristol's Monogram Foods expanding, adding up to 74 jobs
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. tabs Plymouth for new production facility
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
State takes action against I-69 Development Partners for not paying for work
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Major subcontractor again stops I-69 work on Section 5, awaits payment
"People don't understand why they're driving through miles and miles of traffic barrels and seeing little, if anything, getting done," State Rep. Matt Pierce  says
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
COMMENTARY: Environment gets short shrift in race for Indiana governor
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Marion's future as Stellar Communities contestant is unclear
Until 2016, city was the only one to compete every since contest began in 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Local elections pose low tampering risk, Wabash County officials say
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
IEDC approves $1.8 million funding for Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne
Monday, September 5, 2016
EDITORIAL: Indiana debates give voters perspective
Monday, September 5, 2016
With its jail maxed out, Vigo County comes calling in Albion
Noble County facility houses 30 'foreign' inmates awaiting trial
Monday, September 5, 2016
COMMENTARY: Pence to the rescue
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 5, 2016
Goshen Theater is last major step in downtown revitalization, boosters say
$13.5 million needed to renovate four-story facility into a catalyst for economic and cultural growth
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Old East Chicago lead smelter site went unaddressed for years
Over the years, officials at every level of government have shown concern about the health risks posed by living on land saturated with lead and arsenic
Sunday, September 4, 2016






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