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235-page state audit: Financial disarray plagues Gary school district
The school board was cited in the report for failing to meet "responsibilities to taxpayers"
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Ameristar Casino to move its high-limit slots and table games onto land
First in NWI to take advantage of 2015 Indiana law permitting move from permanently moored casino boats to land adjacent to their docks
Saturday, November 18, 2017
New weigh station for trucks soon to open off I-65 northbound near Seymour
In just one week, the facility was registering 89,500 trucks driving by, district coordinator says
Saturday, November 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Moving on Indiana alcohol laws
Sunday carryout proposed, but cold beer still on ice
Saturday, November 18, 2017
State, communities work on vital Hoosier downtowns
Main Street America has been working on 20 new “transformation strategies” for the past three years
Saturday, November 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana should follow Howard County on smoking
Friday, November 17, 2017
Indiana ready to prep for self-driving cars
Purdue and INDOT have initiated tests of roadside equipment, located in existing traffic signal boxes, for connected vehicles at three locations
Friday, November 17, 2017
Adoptive dad of 8 shares story: Many Hoosier children still waiting for homes
Friday, November 17, 2017
Vincennes University receives grant for mining program from U.S. Department of Labor
New, nearly 40,000-square-foot mining simulation center  debuted this summer in Fort Branch
Friday, November 17, 2017
Caesars will pay $1.7 billion for casinos in Anderson, Shelbyville
Would give company control over four of Indiana’s five top casinos, when measured by gambling revenue
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Only 14 Monroe County families sign up for state-funded pre-K program; 36 slots still open
Income and work requirements, transportation may be among factors limiting applications
Thursday, November 16, 2017
INDOT officials make a U-turn on J-turns on U.S. 31 in Cass, Miami and Marshall counties
Lawmakers say public input swayed decision
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Indiana Youth Institute aims to close achievement gap with East Chicago event
Speaker says one of the biggest obstacles is school funding
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Blame abounds at Muncie Community Schools hearing on its financial plight
Superintendent, others take heat over finances
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Flicker of hope remains for firefly to become Indiana's state insect
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New Albany digital marketing company expanding, adding 100 jobs
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sunday alcohol sales recommended by Indiana legislative panel
Ball State University survey found 61 percent of Hoosiers support the sale of cold beer in supermarkets and convenience stores
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ivy Tech offers education, better jobs with apprenticeships
School offers opportunities for students to earn while they learn
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wabash Marketplace talks growth and redevelopment at year-end meeting
New park located on Wabash River walkway another downtown-oriented project completed in 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
City of Washington keeps pushing for Business 50 project
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
270 companies recruited to Indiana so far in 2017, state commerce secretary says
Said to have pledged to create 28,846 jobs for Hoosiers, more than ever before
Monday, November 13, 2017
What's ahead after West Clark schools elects to divorce Silver Creek from the district?
Long, multi-step process lies ahead after last week’s vote
Monday, November 13, 2017
COMMENTARY: Student journalism likely to be back before General Assembly
Monday, November 13, 2017
COMMENTARY: Indiana truce comes up short on cold beer, Sundays sales
But is it enough for Indiana to finally inch toward a modern system?
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Muncie vs. Gary schools: 10 state takeover facts
For now, MCS remains labeled by the state as merely a "fiscally impaired" district being assisted by a state-appointed emergency manager
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Holcomb declines to take position on Sunday sales, cold beer, handgun permits
Rules out signing into law any measure that legalizes marijuana for medicinal or recreational use in Indiana
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Some who live near Wabash River fear coal ash-laden flooding from former power plant
Duke plans to consolidate 9.1 million tons of ash from five ponds into two, cap the ponds and monitor them for 30 years
Sunday, November 12, 2017
CIB: We're moving forward on Terre Haute convention center
Will once again pursue a local food and beverage tax from the Indiana General Assembly next year
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Diagnosing terrorist threats takes advanced science
It’s nothing at all like on television
Sunday, November 12, 2017
More than 330 gather about proposed Fulton County wind farm
Saturday, November 11, 2017
INDIANA IN DEPTH: The value of Hoosier hunters
Hoosier deer hunters control local animal population, fund state parks
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Protest fails to stop Yellowwood State Forest timber sale
Winning bid averages out to $63 per tree
Friday, November 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: Interstate tolls well worth consideration
Friday, November 10, 2017
16 art-based organizations benefit from regional grant awards in west central Indiana
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Gov. Eric Holcomb's agenda to focus on workforce
Governor details Next Level for 2018, stresses education, training
Thursday, November 9, 2017
First infant left in LaPorte County baby box
Save Haven boxes never gained the approval of the Indiana State Department of Health and the Department of Child Services
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Majestic Star attempts to snuff out Gary bid for smoking ban expansion
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Stephen Bartels of Eckerty named new District 74 state representative
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
OUCC recommends major reduction to I&M rate proposal
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Legislators: Stronger Indiana gun laws unlikely despite recent mass shootings
Rep. Jim Lucas plans to introduce constitutional carry legislation, which would allow a person to carry a handgun without being required to obtain a license to carry
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Indiana high school graduation proposal: College, career skills required
End-of-course tests would be eliminated
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Madison County debate mirrors state, national sentiments on school vouchers
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Voucher debate continues: School choice, standards, accountability all come into play
In 2016-17, $146 million in state funding went for private school tuition through the voucher program
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
State to Vanderburgh County: Fix jail, or else
If the county doesn’t form a plan ... a court could order renovations and require more staffing
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Certain Statehouse employees to receive firearms training
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Survey finds Indiana teachers want state to mandate students learn cursive writing
Just 20 percent of survey respondents said cursive writing currently is taught in their schools
Monday, November 6, 2017
Pence tax reform push endangers his gubernatorial legacy on adoption
Monday, November 6, 2017
Lawsuit claims sex discrimination, illegal pricing by liquor distributor
Monday, November 6, 2017
Regional Cities projects to attract new residents, spur economic growth
Local leaders say it is paramount that they continue the cooperation across county lines that Regional Cities has fostered
Monday, November 6, 2017
Who should pay for crossing guards: Schools or cities?
Elkhart City Council kills funding for 22 employees
Monday, November 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Despite confusion, Hoosiers still enrolling for health care coverage
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Might I-70 be first test for new tolling?
Factors seem to be pushing project in that direction
Sunday, November 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: Desperate measures needed for Gary schools
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Transcripts, textbooks, trophies: Cleaning up lost items at vacant Gary schools
Dozens of closed schools still contain books, records and equipment
Sunday, November 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: State a vital component of CAFO control
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Protesters hope to stop Yellowwood State Forest logging plan
Forest's neighbor hopes to gather enough voices to halt DNR plans
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Fishing for a future: IU class studying former state fishing hatchery site in Avoca
600 have taken survey on recreation potential of site
Saturday, November 4, 2017
There is unrest from some advocates on management of Indiana state forests
Indiana Forest Alliance Executive Director Jeff Stant and former Former Ferdinand State Forest Property Manager Doug Brown discuss the Hoosier system
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Speakers at Indiana attorney general's symposium bash any legalization of pot
"If you legalize marijuana, the very first thing that's going to happen is more young people will smoke pot," Hill says
Saturday, November 4, 2017
RV maker plans 125 jobs at new plant in Butler; surge in sales prompts expansion move
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Officials push for federal dollars to fund Mount Comfort bypass plan in Hancock County
Thursday, November 2, 2017
La Porte County backs job skills training to help local firm retain 60 jobs
CEO says few have skills to help customers enroll in appropriate health plans
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Report: 2,148 needles are circulating Tippecanoe County
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said the health department's calculation of a return rate isn't consistent with what the community expected
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Handful of downtown Rcihmond buildings are about to get face-lift because of Stellar
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Wayne County Sheriff: Becoming a 'training agency' because of salary disparities
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Study: Conversion of 6 interstates to toll roads could raise up to $53 billion
I-65 would be largest generator during 2021-2050 period
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Caston schools superintendent Douglass outlines finances as it loses enrollment
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Indianapolis to host national college football championship game in 2022
It and related activities are expected to draw 100,000 visitors to the city and have a $150 million economic impact on the region
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Roberson wants to fill Indiana House District 74 vacancy
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Bicknell mayor outlines several infrastructure projects on the horizon
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
New Hancock County Jail likely to cost $55 million, leading to property tax increase
Would hold 438 inmates compared to current-designed capacity of 157
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Indiana's Gov. Holcomb signs sister-state agreement with Karnataka, India
Its land area is about twice the size of Indiana, but population is about 10 times larger
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
State OKs $3.2 million loan to Gary schools; district pledges 'significant reductions'
The latest in a string of state loans that have kept the school district of about 4,700 students afloat
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Shane Lindauer replaces Braun as state representative for District 63
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Christie calls for Congress to step up on solving opioids epidemic while in Indiana
He places blame on doctors, hospitals for creating opioids problem
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
OPINION: Gasoline tax hike is popular evidence of good governance
Indiana is at the top of the national rankings on state and local tax burdens
Monday, October 30, 2017
End may be near for Indiana's licensing requirement to carry handguns in public
Monday, October 30, 2017
Study committee endorses state pre-empting local short-term rental regulations
Northwest Indiana beach towns might be exempted
Monday, October 30, 2017
Wayne County's needle exchange expands as others in Indiana end
When 2017 began, nine Indiana counties ran such programs; Madison and Lawrence counties have opted to end their programs
Monday, October 30, 2017
New Indiana high school graduation rules proposed
In latest draft, mandatory statewide test would be eliminated
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Harrison County Council votes for county not to join RDA
Plans to revisit again in 2 years
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Cops across Indiana receive new breath tests
Sunday, October 29, 2017
A grand mansion in Madison: Renovation restores home to the way Lanier intended
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Indiana experts weigh in: Though brief, First Amendment poses complexities
Constitutional rights still being litigated
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gary emergency manager seeking another state loan for troubled school district
Friday, October 27, 2017
Indiana looks for $40 million idea for Volkswagen settlement funds
Special consideration for funding will be given to projects in densely populated areas and those adjacent to rail yards, shipping terminals and distribution centers
Friday, October 27, 2017
Superintendent says Muncie schools are more than just its financial crisis
Baule mentions U.S. News & World Report ranked Central High School 58th best school in Indiana this year
Friday, October 27, 2017
Growing central Indiana counties facing increases water needs
More than 100 million gallons a day needs to be added to match growth in the region over the next 25 years
Friday, October 27, 2017
New Indiana rules ease way for needle exchanges at the county level
Monroe County Health Department plans to seek 2-year extension of program
Friday, October 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Time to conquer the 'crisis' of opioids
Friday, October 27, 2017
Delphi completes years-long Stellar Communities program
$23 million plan restored the city's opera house, downtown
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Indiana's controversial plan to keep opioid addicts out of jail or cemetery
Most agree bold action is necessary as the opioid crisis continues to rage, killing hundreds of Hoosiers every year.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Gary lawyer complains the state takeover of local schools creates open door violations
Contends violations hampering local consultation
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Sex offenders allowed back to church by the Indiana Court of Appeals
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Indiana legislative panel considers costs if alcohol sales laws eased
Suggestions also made to open up Sunday booze sales
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Bunker Hill named one of state's worst offenders for misspending funds
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
STEM education program to be located in renovated Gary armory space
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
State Board of Accounts finds $1.5 million misspent in public funds
15 government bodies had misspent or misappropriated in excess of $10,000 each, based on reports issued in 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
EDITORIAL: Nix insurance benefits for part-time government workers
Sunday, October 22, 2017






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