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Northwest Indiana making a Regionwide bid for Amazon's second headquarters
City of Gary took out an ad in Monday's New York Times business section addressed directly to "Mr. Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer - Amazon"
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Our most valuable assets are at stake in Hoosier opioid crisis
Monday, September 25, 2017
OPINION: Constructing Indiana's future
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 25, 2017
College Challenge program: Hoosier teachers heading back to school?
By 2022, dual-credit high school instructors must have master’s degree
Monday, September 25, 2017
$80 million Sherman Minton Bridge project to extend life up to 50 years
New Albany-Louisville project will result in months-long shutdown of 56-year-old Ohio River stucture
Monday, September 25, 2017
Lincoln Amphitheatre: Theater of History in Spencer County
Diversity is what actors, staff and volunteers hope will continue to attract visitors to the largest covered amphitheater east of the Mississippi River
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Alcohol permit quota hurts competition, lawyer argues before state code commission
There can be one package liquor store permit per 8,000 residents inside city limits
Saturday, September 23, 2017
In Anderson, VP Pence preaches health care reform
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, attended Pence's speech and said he is opposed to the Graham-Cassidy bill
Saturday, September 23, 2017
South Korean steel company starts operations in Jeffersonville with grand ceremony
Friday, September 22, 2017
INDOT: I-69 Section 5 on schedule for August 2018
Two of the project’s three main contractors — Force Construction and Crider & Crider — are working day and night
Friday, September 22, 2017
Summer study committee hears from residents on CAFO regulations
Whitley County water quality group would like to see regulation focused on protecting the state’s waterways from manure pollution
Friday, September 22, 2017
Indiana manufacturers want stronger emphasis from legislators on filling jobs
Want state's workforce development policy realigned to notably match education with manufacturing
Friday, September 22, 2017
Black lives squandered: Indiana had second-highest black homicide victim rate
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 83 percent of black victims were shot and killed with a gun
Thursday, September 21, 2017
State legislators: Township reform is 'non-existent' - 'a mountain that can't be climbed'
Supporters says it's local government that provides access to services for residents
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Renew Cannelton seeks 'Indiana Main Street' designation
“We’ve got a lot of commercial buildings; we don’t have a lot of businesses; we’ve got to get more people involved”
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Without federal waiver, 275 state high schools could see graduation rates drop
Thursday, September 21, 2017
State OK's Vectren plan to raise bills annually for seven years, upgrade grid
By the end, typical residential customer will see an increase of $16 to $17 monthly
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Howard County: 2017 Drug summit held because drug overdoses at record level
Indiana drug czar addresses potential solutions
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Emergency manager discovers Gary school district finances in 'total disarray'
Monday, September 18, 2017
New state health commissioner focused on opioid abuse, infant mortality
Monday, September 18, 2017
OPINION: The lessons of Amazon and Indianapolis
Big deals tend to cause otherwise sober politicians to act like drunken sailors
Monday, September 18, 2017
New jail could cost $100,000 per bed, Delaware County officials hear
The current facility, judged as poorly designed and out of date when it opened, is too small, officials say
Monday, September 18, 2017
East Chicago starts lead pipe replacement at Superfund site
Monday, September 18, 2017
OPINION: Amazon's amazing indecent proposal
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 18, 2017
Anderson is one of 10 places in country picked to take park in EPA health program
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Inmates refurbish mobile chairs, helping them learn skills while aiding impoverished people
2,500 shipped to imoverished countries since program begain four years ago
Sunday, September 17, 2017
IEDC tailors campaign to lifestyle issues in 4 target cities
Aimed at companies, people in Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta and New York
Sunday, September 17, 2017
ISTEP scores not great; School officials now pay little attention to test scores
'And when [state officials] stop moving the target, then we'll start paying attention again,' says South Knox superintendent
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Seymour police use unusual mode of travel to catch offenders - school buses
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is funding the initiative with federal funds that pay overtime to officers involved in program
Saturday, September 16, 2017
State panel: 55 percent of Hoosier suicides involved firearms
Of 150 reports listing mental health diagnoses as a contributing cause, the most common was depression with 105
Saturday, September 16, 2017
State of Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations
Currently, zoning ordinances vary county-by-county and, often, within a county
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Posterity Heights project breaks ground on south side of Fort Wayne
Friday, September 15, 2017
Michiana partnerships growing says CEO of South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership
“How do we pave the path — amenities, jobs, housing — for the talent that’s already coming here?” Emberton asks
Friday, September 15, 2017
Darmstadt residents express support regarding town's judicial review
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana State University's $50 million renovation of Hulman Center moves forward
‘There is support in the General Assembly,’ official says
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana Attorney General: Substance abuse a big problem and growing worse
Says the state still has “a methamphetamine problem that would choke a horse”
Friday, September 15, 2017
Last leg of I-69 extension, Martinsville-Indianapolis, may begin 2020
Thursday, September 14, 2017
New tax, fees expected to reduce Indiana bridge deficiencies
Of state's 19,245 bridges, 1,525, or 7.9 percent, were rated as structurally deficient in 2016
Thursday, September 14, 2017
No end in sight for vehicle emissions testing in Lake, Porter counties
Northwest Indiana is grouped with northeastern Illinois, including Chicago, and southeastern Wisconsin for air pollution measurements
Thursday, September 14, 2017
State chamber chief addresses Indiana workforce challenges
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Holcomb: Indiana signs economic development agreement with Japan
“Japanese companies are willing and wanting to hire more Hoosiers," he says, and there are 100,000 jobs open
Thursday, September 14, 2017
UNSUPERVISED: Townships ready to pay your Vectren bill
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tax abatement approved for $5.8 million workforce housing in Huntingburg
Developers need to pursue tax credits for the project to come to fruition
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
South-central Indiana solar panel rush tops 2017 capacity
Program vendor can’t fulfill all local requests before new state law on net metering kicks in
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
NWI police say they remain focused on criminals, not immigration status
Gary’s City Council adopted a “welcoming city” ordinance in May, and elected officials in East Chicago are considering a similar measure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Moving forward on voter registration; Illinois sets example
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Push being made to expand Hoosier cold beer sales
Indiana is the only state that regulates sales by temperatures
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
How hard are tax caps hitting Indiana area communities?
Estimates from state show to the tune of millions
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Push pause on Indiana's backcountry logging
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
South Bend council: South Shore expansion shouldn't run over residents' concerns
The bulk of the $290 million project would involve double-tracking 16 miles between Gary and Michigan City
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Loogootee considers using tax money for private senior housing project
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court to review state's execution protocol
None of the 13 individuals sentenced to death in Indiana are scheduled to be executed any time soon
Monday, September 11, 2017
Jefferson County takes first step in solving jail overcrowding
New jail, boosting staff, remodeling all on the table
Monday, September 11, 2017
IDEM wants to eliminate public notice ads for air pollution permits
Monday, September 11, 2017
Stellar Competition: Greensburg, Madison, made similar applications
Two cities have proposed quality-of-life improvements similar to those being filed by Vincennes
Monday, September 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: These projects can keep Wells County in 'the game' - if it wants
“Quality of Place” is the new catchphrase, an update of efforts to improve a community’s “Quality of Life”
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Indiana's replacement for No Child Left Behind awaits governor's signature
Only 17 states have submitted plans so far; U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved eight
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch sees promise in fourth Port of Indiana
Lawrenceburg most likely will become state's third Ohio River port
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hancock County nonprofit is putting dollars toward prevention of drug crimes
Paying it forward through fees collected from offenders' convictions
Sunday, September 10, 2017
EDUCATION: More education, programs needed to prevent child abuse deaths
Saturday, September 9, 2017
CFO for Indiana Attorney General's office takes over Sen. Luke Kenley's seat
Saturday, September 9, 2017
State Superintendent McCormick: Change in graduation formula on the way
Could result in a drop for some districts from a rate of 90 percent to 70 percent
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Witnesses: Indiana should keep handgun permit law
Committee is eyeing permit-free carry for the Hoosier state
Friday, September 8, 2017
Put your face in neutral for a Real ID which is required by October 2020
Indiana banned smiling in photos taken by BMV officials for a driver’s license since 2009
Friday, September 8, 2017
Tipton Commissioners amend comprehensive plan to encourage future access to U.S. 31
Friday, September 8, 2017
Into the woods: Group to offer training on tackling woodland invasive plants
Focusing on winter creeper, Asian bush honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle and Tree of Heaven
Friday, September 8, 2017
EPA to test homes' soil near LaSalle Park Superfund site in South Bend
State and federal officials have known since 1984 that several industrial companies had dumped hazardous wastes at the site from the 1930s to the mid-1950s
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Riverview Lofts secures approval from Knox County APC - again
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Indianapolis lands first nonstop transatlantic flights
Beginning May 24, 2018, Delta to offer three flights weekly to Paris
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Food deserts explored by Indiana legislative committee
About one in every seven Hoosiers is food insecure and doesn't know where their next meal may be coming from, says food banks group
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Legislature may consider if it is time to lower Indiana's compulsory school age?
Kids now must be in school by age 7; could be lowered to 6
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Officials raise concern over increase in diseased raccoons in the NWI Region
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
South Shore Line projects fate in the hands of Congress as budget work begins
While money from the budget Congress is working on now wouldn't fund commuter rail projects, continuation of the grant programs is at stake
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Indiana's tax caps hit Marion the hardest of Hoosier cities
City’s claims continue to outpace money coming in, financial adviser says
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Indiana child welfare organizations work to keep children with relatives
Staying with close relatives can lessen the trauma, officials say
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Most Healthy Indiana Plan members would be exempt from state's proposed work requirement
The largest group are individuals who already satisfy the governor's recommended employment requirement by working at least 20 hours a week, eight months a year
Monday, September 4, 2017
OPINION: Paying for self-inflicted wounds
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 4, 2017
EPA proposing $3.8 million cleanup for Elm Street site in Terre Haute
Federal agency estimates 2,300 tons of soil will need to be removed
Monday, September 4, 2017
Looking back at an old anti-bias law in Indiana
1947 legislation outlawed 'racketeering in hatred'
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Grandparents as parents: Indiana drug epidemic has created challenges for families
Over 110,000 Hoosier children under 18 live in homes where the householders are grandparents
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Tribal casino to open in 2018 in South Bend
Tax advantages may cost state, competitors
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Pedaling along in safety: Anderson is adding bike lanes on Eighth Street
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Multiagency team combats opioid epidemic, drug trafficking in NWI, Indianapolis
"It's all about information sharing," state HIDTA director says
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Indianapolis East side's hits big milestone by leveraging nearly $120 million
East Promise Zone has a population of more than 17,000, with almost half living in poverty and a quarter unemployed
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ohio-based manufacturer to invest $27 million, create 155 jobs in Blufton
Friday, September 1, 2017
Applied Research Institute to fund microelectronics as first project
Will connect researchers to state laboratories, equipment and research facilities across the state
Friday, September 1, 2017
Steuben County company adding 100 jobs as part of expansion
Friday, September 1, 2017
Delphi finalizing trail safety improvements where two girls were murdered
Friday, September 1, 2017
Finding light in the wake of a the ATV accident that killed her daughter
Leads to law that all Hoosier ATV riders younger than 18 must wear a helmet, both on public and private land
Friday, September 1, 2017
Businesses would stand to profit from commercial air service to Greater Lafayette
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Over 200 geese euthanized as Clarksville addresses overpopulation
Geese were removed mid-June from the town hall campus by state-sanctioned company
Thursday, August 31, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs hate crimes bill
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Top Indiana election official: Reform hasn't lured non-voters to the polls
States can bolster voter interest by changing the date of municipal elections or placing issues on a ballot, National County of State Legislatures
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Northwest Indiana officials, activists pushing back on proposed EPA budget cuts
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Syringe exchange unlikely in Wabash County
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
U.S. transportation head mum on $290 million South Shore double-track project odds
Would cut South Bend-Chicago by one hour, but can  happen without federal funds
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
New Castle Motorsports Park gets $200,000 state grant for 'slick' track
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
EDITORIAL: Legislators should rebuff move to eliminate handgun permits
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
ArcelorMittal helps fund Great Lakes ecology programs
Monday, August 28, 2017
Hoosier Lottery earns record profit for Indiana despite slight sales dip
Monday, August 28, 2017






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