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Gasoline stations find latest way to offer cold beer, with a twist
They will soon offer “Glacier Bags,” reusable plastic containers that are advertised to chill warm beer as the customer drives home
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sheriff: Naloxone has saved 19 lives so far in 2018 in Huntington County
Stoffel said he feels the number of overdoses are beginning to slow down thanks to public education about the dangers of heroin
Thursday, May 24, 2018
State to support rural communities with a new initiative
Lt. Governor Crouch says that roughly 40 percent of the state’s population lives across 76 rural counties
Thursday, May 24, 2018
COMMENTARY: Legalized sports betting in Indiana a sure bet for Hoosier gamblers
Thursday, May 24, 2018
EPA: Lead study and cleanup in Whiting, Hammond 'still a work in progress'
Home owner told to avoid having his pregnant daughter and granddaughter go to his home until it’s tested
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Final link in Ohio River Greenway to be completed this year
Portion crosses Silver Creek from Clarksville into New Albany
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Discussions with state officials continue on proposed Midstate Corridor
Would ease traffic on U.S. 231 between I-64 and I-69 through Dubois, Martin and Spencer counties, organizers have said
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Northern Indiana county sheriffs discuss the prospect of legalized pot in the state
"We are opening a window we can't shut," said Warren County Sheriff Bill Miller.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Hoosier public schools work on reducing expulsions, suspensions
Focus turns toward changing behaviors, keeping academic pace
Monday, May 21, 2018
OPINION: School referenda show the significance of local government
Recent examples reinforce the simple notions of loal governance
Monday, May 21, 2018
COMMENTARY: Stating your case to the state to control some local issues
Communities seeking food and beverage taxes must first convince Indiana Legislature
Sunday, May 20, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gambling is a game changer
Justices’ decision allowing sports betting ups the ante for states
Sunday, May 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: IDEM owes top-tier transparency to Hoosiers
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Fort Wayne included in hyperloop study between Pittsburgh and Chicago
FRA expecting study for project restoring passenger rail service from Columbus to Chicago at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Wabash County reflects on state of the community
Saturday, May 19, 2018
IU study: In 2016, potential lost wages due to opioid misuse totaled $752 million
In the past 15 years, the number of opioid overdose deaths has cost Indiana $43.5 billion
Saturday, May 19, 2018
New organizations to help communities in five southern Indiana counties
“The purpose is the build working relationships between Crane and local government," says ED of Southern Indiana Development Commission
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Marion County declares hepatitis C epidemic, proposes syringe exchange
Health director blames much of increase of cases on the opioid addictions
Friday, May 18, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana lawmakers to 'study' medical marijuana
They should look at LSD, too
Friday, May 18, 2018
New trail plan details NWI Region's Greenways and Blueways
Three-county area has  160 miles of trails and the variety of waterways that have been designated for recreational use
Friday, May 18, 2018
Railway, state debate crossing-blocking tickets at Indiana Supreme Court
Thursday, May 17, 2018
After Supreme Court decision on betting, it's up to states to legalize
Caesars is in position in Indiana to benefit
Thursday, May 17, 2018
BSU takeover raises nearly $3 million for Muncie schools
Ball Brothers Foundation and the George and Frances Ball Foundation each have pledged $1 million in aid
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Indiana casinos, Tropicana Evansville want debate on sports betting to move forward
Want interim study committee take a look at how Hoosier sports betting would work and the impact it could have
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Public views lead to reversal; IDNR pulls plug on animal trapping and killing proposal
Would have required proposal would have required animal control workers to kill captured raccoons, opossums or coyotes
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
EDITORIAL: Completing work in one day good outcome for Legislature
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Climate reports project coming changes in Indiana
Climate models show Indiana's summer temperatures in 2050 will be more like those of Arkansas and Tennessee today
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Sports betting to be studied by Indiana legislative study committee
House speaker has said he is not a fan of expanding the gaming industry in Indiana
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Indiana GOP supermajority passes bills during 2018 special legislative session
Legislation to provide $40 million for school safety
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Martinsville's Rodric Bray to succeed David Long as leader of Indiana Senate
Monday, May 14, 2018
Indiana House, Senate OK Ball State takeover of Muncie schools
University will appoint a newly created seven-member school board to replace the current elected five-member school board
Monday, May 14, 2018
Holcomb's Israel trip brings hopes for collaboration on agriculture, medicine, business
Announced plans to host the inaugural Cybertech Midwest event in Indiana this fall
Monday, May 14, 2018
OPINION: Conservative economic development
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 14, 2018
Indiana never dropped state-level sanctions on Iran despite nuclear deal
Then Gov. Pence in 2015 told Indiana's congressional delegation that he opposed the Iran Deal and had no intention of ever eliminating the state's laws targeting Iran
Sunday, May 13, 2018
What's bugging you? Probably ticks, or mosquitoes
West Nile is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States and Indiana, according to the CDC
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Bloomington folklore group among 12 organizations awarded funding from NEA
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Big Picture: Creativity can boost literacy, other skills
At Meadows Elementary School in Terre Haute, the arts help kids learn

Sunday, May 13, 2018
If Ball State takes control of MCS, what happens to Muncie Fieldhouse?
University president Geoffrey Means: "...perhaps we can mobilize a community effort to restore it to its glory"
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Indiana offering teacher grants for state park field trips
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Federal funds in place for railroad overpass project in Dunlap
Elkhart County roads to be widened to better accomodate buggy lanes
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Hoosier legislator: Future driverless vehicle legislation needs accountability
About 13 percent of the workforce is in the auto industry in Indiana, which is the third largest auto-producing state
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Nickel Plate Trail to be extended through Peru
In March, crews installed a new $2 million pedestrian bridge over Indiana 931 connecting it to downtown Kokomo
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Developer converting Lebanon complex to income-based housing
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Plastic resin manufacturer picks Salem for new plant, creating up to 35 jobs by 2021
Friday, May 11, 2018
Indiana General Assembly special session: Four critical bills, one day - May 14
They deal with state takeover of financially distressed schools systems, school safety funding and tax rules
Friday, May 11, 2018
Law judge for Natural Resources Commission against a bobcat hunting season
Sandra Jensen also says nuisance law could hurt businesses
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Ex-E.C. councilman behind Maya Energy project in Gary has another deal on the table
Wants to put a biofuel processing plant in Lake Station
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Hoosier farmers reap benefits of cover crops with better soil
Now the third-most planted crop in the state, next to corn and soybeans, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Gov. Holcomb signs agreement to promote business cooperation between Indiana and Israel
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Future in the making: Public contributes ideas to redoing Goshen's Main Street
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Evansville City Council: Gun laws, school safety are not our jurisdiction
Those who wish to have their voices heard on issues related to school safety and firearms should contact local state legislators or school board, city officials say
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
New opioid treatment center opens its doors in Terre Haute
First of five new opioid treatment centers in Indiana to open its doors as authorized by Gov. Holcomb in 2017

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
EPA discovers another lead-contaminated neighborhood near East Chicago
Near an abandoned smelter that churned lead, arsenic and other heavy metals into the air during most of the last century
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Indiana House legislative council approves school takeover bill
Muncie schools likely to be governed by BSU-appointed board
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Infosys using Indianapolis as platform for new strategy, company officials say
Some observers skeptical India-based firm can deliver on its promises it made to city and state
Monday, May 7, 2018
Delaware County commissioners allow time for CAFO restrictions
Monday, May 7, 2018
Muncie Community Schools governance debate resumes before legislative panel
Hear testimony for and against a Ball State University takeover of the district
Monday, May 7, 2018
OPINION: Feds financing fantasies
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 7, 2018
Opioid crisis: Knowing Narcan is half the battle
“It is not a substitute for medical care,” said Brooke Marshall, an addiction therapist at Oaklawn; “This is to buy us time”
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Downtown Indianapolis residents say INDOT north-split plan strictly about numbers
Quality-of-life or economic impacts not something that’s part of state agency's process, offical says
Friday, May 4, 2018
Indiana 211 partnership helps 100 in first month
Friday, May 4, 2018
Reining in the hepatitis A outbreak southern Indiana and Louisville area
Clark County health officials battle influx of cases with limited vaccinations

Friday, May 4, 2018
CORRECTING: Four years of frustration: End of I-69 construction comes too late for IU Bloomington seniors
Road in the area was orginally scheduled to be done Oct. 31, 2016
Friday, May 4, 2018
General Assembly special session: Testimony to be allowed on school bill
There will be 90 minutes for public testimony on May 7 on House Bill 1315
Friday, May 4, 2018
Inmates at New Castle Correctional Facility develop work ethic, help Henry County
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Duke Energy responds to HEC's concern about water quality near coal ash sites
The utility’s closure plan “will help protect and improve groundwater quality,” company spokewoman says
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Ferdinand intermediate school one of first in state to adopt Summit Learning platform
“It’s really a 21st century way of teaching,” superintendent says
Thursday, May 3, 2018
3 county prosecutors concede Indiana's new abortion reporting law is unconstitutional
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Northwest Indiana must confront troubling healthcare statistics, forum panel says
State’s opioid crisis was deeply impacting an already strained social service and foster care system, says IYI vice president
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
HIV cases down, but stigma remains in Scott County
Majority of cases can be linked to drug abuse
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Rush County economic development leaders discuss jobs and training center
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5 proposals to be considered at May 14 General Assembly special session now online
They will begin in the Indiana House
Monday, April 30, 2018
INDOT: No major work this summer on I-70 between Illinois line and Indianapolis
First time in 10 years the 70-mile stretch of roadway will be free of significant work; 10 fatal accidents in area in 2017, many in construction zones
Monday, April 30, 2018
Northwest Indiana schools praise 'proactive' state lead testing program
Monday, April 30, 2018
Used car warranty cases prompt 'buyer beware' warning from Indiana attorney general
Monday, April 30, 2018
OPINION: A not-so-quiet revolution in economic development
Growing numbers of people now embracing the notion that the state must attract people to grow
Monday, April 30, 2018
Incentives for Delta's Paris flights shows its confidence in Indianapolis market
The two-year deal awards Delta $55 for each passenger who boards the flight ($110 per round trip) during the first year
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Embracing the new norm: NWI districts ask voters to approve additional funding
There have been 164 referendums in the state over the past 10 years since the law was passed in 2008; nearly 60 percent have passed
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Addictions blamed for rising jail population in Monroe County
Offenses linked to drug, alcohol abuse continue to push Monroe County Correctional Center beyond capacity
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Finally, Interstate 65 gets new lanes in Tippecanoe County
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Feds' calculation will cause Indiana's high school graduation rate to drop
Friday, April 27, 2018
IU report: Opioid lawsuit settlements should go to fight crisis
Shouldn't follow what happened with tobacco money where most of it went into states' general fund not to find against smoking
Friday, April 27, 2018
Before landing Infosys, airport authority passed on several proposals
Thursday, April 26, 2018
State, Indianapolis offer more than $100 million in incentives to Infosys
Pay scale for the jobs would be between $66,000 and $120,000, source says
Thursday, April 26, 2018
VP Pence on hand as Indian tech company picks Indianapolis for U.S. training base
Infosys plans to develop a $245 million, 141-acre campus at the site of former airport terminal
Thursday, April 26, 2018
More than $240 million sought for nine buildings at public Indiana universities
Includes $90 million construction of a new dorm for STEM students at Ball State University
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Lawsuits: Indiana Department of Child Services failed in case of 1-year-old's death
Harlan Haines died under suspicious circumstances
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Hoosier Environmental Council cautions against proposed changes to EPA coal ash rule
Coal Combustion Residual Rule that EPA established in 2015 requires utilities to check groundwater under coal ash sites and issue public report
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Spencer County residents seek more info on proposed coal-to-diesel plant for Dale
Speakers presented their understanding of the $2.5 billion plant’s specifics; health, environmental and economic impacts; and the water issues
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Indiana Department of Child Services has busted its budget
Embattled agency's funds depleted with 2 months left on current fiscal year
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Olympic Food Products in Kokomo has a buyer
Park 100 Foods in Tipton will take over
Thursday, July 22, 2004






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