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State awards $87.5 million for Ball State
Friday, April 28, 2017
State Sen. Kenley says state control of Muncie Community Schools 'limited'
Friday, April 28, 2017
Holcomb approves laws for South Shore development, Gary schools takeover
NWIRDA to lead efforts to bring new residents, businesses to Lake, Porter, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties along South Shore rails
Friday, April 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: Positive direction in Indiana roads plan
Friday, April 28, 2017
Goshen's Bearcat Corp. investing $6 million in headquarters, adding up to 40 jobs
Friday, April 28, 2017
10-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax vote could be a factor in 2018 elections
Of the lawmakers who voted for the road funding plan, 23 had signed a pledge with Americans for Tax Reform to not raise taxes
Friday, April 28, 2017
State budgets for IPFW realignment
Friday, April 28, 2017
Howard County officials optimistic after court hears oral arguments in Kohl's case
Study says that $50 million could be shifted to other property classes, while a total of $70 million in tax revenue could go uncollected, if retailer's argument prevails
Friday, April 28, 2017
Boone County health nurse backs needle exchange program
Nine counties now operate such programs; another 15 counties are working to implement them
Friday, April 28, 2017
Regional Cities project in Oakland City breaks ground this summer, mayor says
Friday, April 28, 2017
Federal tax credits for historic buildings could be axed
The HTC has since 1976 led to the rehab of more than 41,000 historic places across America
Friday, April 28, 2017
Hoosiers will soon see benefits, costs of gasoline tax increase
Holcomb said he expects Indiana Department of Transportation to have a list of projects to prioritize with the new funding by June
Thursday, April 27, 2017
2017 deer hunt tally near 120,000
DNR report finds car-deer collisions down by about 1,200 in 2016
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Municipalities scrambling to follow new law about power poles
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Governor approves new state budget that funds key NWI Region priorities
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Plan Commission adopts students' vision for Shelbyville's future
Thursday, April 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Good news as Legislature ends session
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: School funding must be fair to rural districts
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
State Supreme Court: Indiana gun retailers never liable for misuse of firearms
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Evansville, Vectren announce solar energy partnership
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Gov. Holcomb plans to sign bills on abortion, gun rights, school prayer
Most of the bills are milder and less controversial than some of the issues former Gov. Mike Pence took a stance on during his tenure as governor—
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Not all solar producers concerned about Indiana Senate bill

Solar farm being built near Angola won’t be impacted by SB 309


Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Gov. Holcomb's veto blocks public records search fee bill
He did support the bill’s provision requiring public agencies to provide electronic copies of public records in electronic format (such as emails) if requested
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
EDITORIAL: Another try at reforms for Indiana government
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
COMMENTARY: 2017 Indiana Legislature: Hooray for the half-bad
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Howard County at center of Indiana Supreme Court battle on "dark boxes"
Local officials have warned allowing such a methodology for determing value could cost state billions of dollars in assessed value reduction
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Indiana to take DNA sample from every person arrested for felony
Currently, only individuals convicted of felonies have their DNA records permanently entered into a state police database
Monday, April 24, 2017
Solar power users in Elkhart County - many Amish - seek self-sufficiency, care of creation
Monday, April 24, 2017
Bloomington annexation plan effectively killed with passage of state budget bill
Mayor warns all Indiana cities are at risk of state taking over local issues
Monday, April 24, 2017
Airbnb bill checks out of Indiana Legislature
Monday, April 24, 2017
New state budget funds South Shore double-tracking project between Gary and Michigan City
Appropriates $6 million a year for the next 30 years to add capacity and speed travel on the commuter rail line that connects the Region with Chicago
Sunday, April 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs its leaders to reverse environmental decline
Sunday, April 23, 2017
2017 Indiana General Assembly a successful session? Depends on who you ask
Developing a fluid education-to-career path for Hoosiers with the Department of Workforce Development may be 2018 priority
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Food-beverage tax for Hulman Center fails in legislature
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Bill to study cursive writing passes Indiana Senate and goes to governor for his signature
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Elkhart County solar proponents fear bill could hurt fast-growing industry
Sunday, April 23, 2017
State poised to take over Gary school district
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Legislature OKs emergency manager for Muncie Community Schools
"State takeover probation I guess is what I’d call, it or a temporary state takeover," local Rep. Sue Errington says
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana lawmakers OK $39 million for Muncie Ivy Tech Campus
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Clark County police aim to rid streets of opioids by targeting dealers
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana lawmakers pass budget with investments in education, entrepreneurism
Funding for the pre-kindergarten education program will more than double annually—to $22 millio
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana tech execs urge veto of net metering elimination
Friday, April 21, 2017
Ricker's cold beer license likely to be short-term
Revamped House Bill 1496 targets Columbus and Sheridan stores, which obtained the state-issued licenses in February and March.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Proposed language in budget bill would kill Bloomington's annexation plan
Friday, April 21, 2017
State money expected for South Shore double-track project between Gary and Michigan City
With the faster commute people who work in Chicago will choose to live in South Bend, state senator says
Friday, April 21, 2017
Indiana lawmakers order local governments to correct audit errors - or else
Thursday, April 20, 2017
NIRPC: Low bids to help fund more transportation projects in Lake and Porter counties
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Solutions sought for rural internet lag in Indiana
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Midstate Corridor remains priority for Dubois County economic development group
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Latest Indiana roads deal would raise taxes, generate added $617 million in 2018
By 2024 the plan would generate more than $1.2 billion in new revenue for state and local road funding annually
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Online class law now up to Holcomb; many Indiana educators oppose it
Thursday, April 20, 2017
More toll roads are likely in Indiana's future, House Speaker Bosma predicts
Legislators are working with a plan that would raise $1.2 billion annually for state roads and $775 million annually for local roads by 2024
Thursday, April 20, 2017
East Chicago residents lay out demands ahead of visit by EPA head Scott Pruitt
President Donald Trump’s budget plan contemplates gutting the agency
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Indiana House fails to advance plan preempting local short-term rental regulations
Sponsor needs to find one more representative's yes vote to advance measure to governor's desk for signature
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Richmond 2013 Stellar Communities streets project delayed until 2018
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ISP: Meth lab seizures down in Elkhart, other northern Indiana counties
Local police, counselors say addiction still high
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Plans for final I-69 leg moves forward despite Bloomington-Martinsville delays
The proposed 26-mile route will likely include 10 exits, 16 overpasses or underpasses and new local access roads
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
RV sales tax bill signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb could draw dealerships back to Elkhart
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Baby steps on election reform
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Hackers seeking ransom after breaking into computer systems may face harsher penalties
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Dig deep for Indiana road funding compromise
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Indiana cancels nearly half a million voter registrations
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Indiana lawmakers approve Gov. Holcomb's call for appointed state schools chief
Bosma not keen on provisions added by the Republican-controlled Senate requiring the education secretary be a state resident for at least two years
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Legislature studying options to give Gary schools a better future
Trying to determine who is best positioned to pull the troubled district away from further debt while working to improve its worst-in-the-state academic rating
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sex trafficking is happening in southern Indiana - and everywhere, says speaker
Judge encourages public to look for signs of trafficking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Charlestown pledges $2.5 million for affordable senior homes
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Indiana governor unfamiliar with group pushing roads plan
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Dubois County must develop plan to address jail overcrowding
Sheriff suggests county could consider having a rehab facility for people who are released from jail but still have addictions
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: State Legislature still has time to do better for pre-K funding
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Northeast Indiana RDA commits Regional Cities Initiative funds to six projects
They will get slightly less than what was requested; officials still pleased
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Muncie Community Schools takeover bill goes behind legislative closed doors
Legislator has plan from district to reduce administrators, teachers and bills that are due to be paid
Monday, April 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana lawmakers must loosen death grip on redistricting
Monday, April 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: New Indiana highway taxes, fees still undecided
Monday, April 17, 2017
OPINION: Spending for economic development in Indiana
Eye on the pie
Monday, April 17, 2017
Expert: Chemical change likely contributed to lead in East Chicago water
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Indiana legislative session set to end Friday
Senate Pro Tem David Long said finding a road funding solution "continues to be a work in progress. ... We're not there, yet."
Sunday, April 16, 2017
A heartbreaking task: Reviewing child fatalities
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Indiana struggles to fulfill law on child fatality reviews
Some counties slow to set up panels; data submission has been 'hit and miss'
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Accused felons get second chance with St. Joseph County program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Harm reduction combats health expenses tied to addiction
Indiana currently has nine needle exchange programs across state
Sunday, April 16, 2017
CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Harm reduction combats health expenses tied to addiction
Indiana currently has nine needle exchange programs across state
Sunday, April 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: NWI Region unity yields child sex abuse prevention
Saturday, April 15, 2017
EPA: Tests do not detect spilled chemical impacts in water near U.S. Steel spill
Saturday, April 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: Redistricting in Indiana doesn't have to be difficult
Saturday, April 15, 2017
IKEA Fishers to install massive solar array
Saturday, April 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Student journalists deserve protection
Friday, April 14, 2017
EDITORIAL: Beginning to address Indiana alcohol laws
Friday, April 14, 2017
Despite concerns of child health experts, baby box bill clears Indiana legislature
Health, child welfare experts still oppose them
Friday, April 14, 2017
Group forms to address Dubois County's dwindling deer herd
Indiana Whitetail Deer Herd Management got the idea for the county councils from Wisconsin
Thursday, April 13, 2017
China auto-parts maker to build $80 million plant in Greenfield, hire 441
Plans to begin hiting in February 2018
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Indiana superintendent of public instruction talks standards in New Albany visit
McCormick said her preferences regarding high school testing are not reflected in House Bill 1003
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
How much is Muncie Community Schools really in the hole?
Depending on whom is talking, it ranges from $18.7 million to non-existent
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Rail eminent domain changes win Indiana legislative approval
May deter Great Lakes Basin Transportation's proposed 200-nuke cooridor around Chicago
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Valparaiso State Rep. Soliday leading effort to craft road funding compromise
"We've not been afraid to think outside the box and explore new and different ways that we can find to fund roads"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Indiana emergency contact database wins legislative approval
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Indiana Legislature set to prohibit 'sanctuary campuses'
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gov. Holcomb should take a hard look at the evidence before signing solar bill
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Hoosier Environmental Council wants Legislature to boost IDEM, IDNR funding
Senior policy director says two agencies have been neglected for a long time, and it’s now becoming a public health issue as well as an economic one
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Lawmakers send 'No More Secrets' priority to Gov. Eric Holcomb
Monday, April 10, 2017
Yorktown State Senator Eckerty seeks delay of Muncie Community Schools takeover
"We are trying to beat the clock here," school board President Debbie Feick said
Monday, April 10, 2017






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