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Mayor: Huntingburg's future must extend beyond Stellar Communities program
“By the end of 2018, we will have a new railroad overpass, a new downtown park and an enhanced downtown historic district, just to name a few”
Friday, July 21, 2017
Madison County Commissioners vote to raise bridge fund levy by one cent in 2018
County engineer estimates $3 million to $4 million needs to be spent on its 217 bridges annually
Friday, July 21, 2017
Floyd County Sheriff: New jail plan could save millions
100 new beds would be added to existing structure
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Indiana sheriffs to be surveyed on jail overcrowding
In 2015, the legislature approved plans to divert low-level criminals from prisons to county jails
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Lake County board gives more closed-door approvals despite public access finding
The Indiana public access counselor found that the board of commissioners and County Council violated the Open Door Law
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Officials tour Porter County water park reported to have caused chemical burns
Thursday, July 20, 2017
INDOT to spend $15 million on Perry County roads, bridges over next five years
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Indiana Department of Education begins search for ILEARN administrator
Many local educators are both hopeful and apprehensive regarding final design of new tests
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Daviess County Economic Development Corp. makes aggressive marketing move
"We took an opportunity to partner with the IEDC, Radius and the Southwestern Indiana Development Council to promote what we have"
Thursday, July 20, 2017
INVin, Purdue pitch Pantheon Business Theater in downtown Vincennes
At least $2 million in tax dollars needed to get co-working space project off the ground
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
RiverLink call times decrease while tolled bridge crossings increase in second quarter
Still has a bit to go before it reaches its projection of 110,000 daily crossings by the end of 2018
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Redistricting reform advocates rally at Indiana Statehouse
Interim committee studied redistricting for more than a year, yielding two bills that languished without hearings
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Worries of coyote attack in Indiana are generally overblown
Monday, July 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: Three lessons from the I-69 fiasco
Monday, July 17, 2017
Roads plan includes $65 million for Clinton County
Monday, July 17, 2017
Indiana already sharing extensive voter data with Trump advisory commission leader
Sunday, July 16, 2017
State to invest $70.6 million in Tippecanoe County roads and bridges over 5 years
The entire state will see a total of 10,000 miles of pavement resurfaced and 1,300 bridges repaired or replaced
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Inching forward: No timetable in place for completion of Section 5 of I-69 project
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Few Hoosier voters ask to be removed from registration lists
Secretary of state's office: Information won't be released to Election Integrity commission
Sunday, July 16, 2017
A short history of the discovery and use of fluoride
Sunday, July 16, 2017
In some areas, fluoride debate rages
Alexandria debate shows adding fluoride to systems remains controversial
Sunday, July 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Seeking the next level for Indiana's infrastructure
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Rally for redistricting set for Monday at Indiana Statehouse
League  of Women Voters, others say it's time for Hoosier gerrymandering to end
Sunday, July 16, 2017
In face of fraud study, Indiana Secretary of State cites Hoosier election integrity
Lawson serving on Trump's advisory commission, which has encountered lawsuits
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Legislative committee to study wind energy in Indiana
Saturday, July 15, 2017
INDOT to spend $100 million on four-county roads in Evansville area
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Indiana's road and bridge project list includes $48 million for St. Joseph County
Elkhart County getting $45.8 million, LaPorte County $78.4 million and Marshall County $25.2 million
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Demeaning students' accomplishments: Public school superintendents upset by new federal law
“This has the potential to just absolutely destroy graduation rates in the state of Indiana”
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Red Skelton's birthplace in Vincennes takes place in Hoosier history
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Wabash County getting nearly $9 million for roads, bridges through 2022
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Road plan has Daviess, Dubois, Martin and Pike County officials excited
Nearly $50 million headed to fix roadways over the next five yers
Saturday, July 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Put consumers first in Indiana alcohol laws
Friday, July 14, 2017
New Hoosier law could help prevent water wars between Southern Indiana, Louisville
Jeffersonville legislator's bill establishes water resources authority
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Rare tick-borne illness discovered in Southern Indiana residents
Thursday, July 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Legislators value informed citizenry
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Ball State study finds nearly 1 in 2 American jobs at risk of automation
Report says policymakers are unprepared to mitigate the future problems
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
More jobs on the way: Las Vegas based RV company to create 207 Elkhart County jobs
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Indiana Whiskey and Crooked Ewe Brewery are booted from farmer's markets
The South Bend-based distillery launched an online crowdfunding campaign to challenge Hoosier law
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Vincennes City Council agrees to bolster Stellar Communities application with $50,000
Some communities not selected for Stellar money have often been successful regardless, INVin executive director says
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Daviess County Commissioners take qualified anti-needle exchange stance
With the growing opioid problem in the state, the General Assembly left program choice up to local counties.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Heroin recovery program in Lafayette could treat 500 people per day
The facility will accept commercial insurance, Medicaid and out-of-pocket payments, which typically range from $12 to $15 per day at the state's other centers
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Southern Indiana gets enough buy-in for regional development authority
Clark County votes 5-0 to join Floyd and Scott counties to form group that could spend funding from Indiana's Regional Cities Initiative
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lives depend upon answers to opioid addiction
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Much more help needed to fight Indiana opioid epidemic
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Logistics company targets Lebanon for 1,160 jobs
Monday, July 10, 2017
Illinois tax hikes give Indiana competitive advantage, IEDC says
Increased the effective corporate income tax rate to 9.5 percent from 7.75 percent compared to Hoosier state's 6 percent
Monday, July 10, 2017
Lake Michigan casinos produce strong June 2017 with tax changes on horizon
Monday, July 10, 2017
Indiana Department of Education seeks feedback on No Child Left Behind replacement
After the feedback period ends, the plan will be submitted to the governor by Aug. 15
Monday, July 10, 2017
Drugs are killing us, says Indiana Recovery Alliance director
Health crisis is 'going to get worse before it gets better,' says Chris Albert
Monday, July 10, 2017
Effects of addiction ripple throughout Lawrence County and surrounding area
State designation allowed for a local syringe exchange program
Monday, July 10, 2017
Amid local calls to pull back on needle exchanges, state says they offer path to recovery
State health commissioners said the number of fatal overdoses have gone down in the counties with the exchange programs.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Community groups confront East Chicago pollution
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Construction zone: Reshaping the Indiana State University campus
Nearly $130 million in projects currently underway
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Precision Plastics to expand, add 32 new jobs in Columbia City
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Two Indiana regional development groups push their areas for Louisville site selectors
The event is the latest attempt by Radius to take the area's economic development opportunities to decision makers
Sunday, July 9, 2017
State adds up pain of health bill but won't release estimate of Medicaid losses
Indiana wouldn't commit to releasing the data before a final vote on Senate health care bill
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Sen. Ron Alting says Sunday alcohol sales coming; could cold beer sales follow?
Lafayette legislator sees some ‘low-hanging fruit’ in Indiana’s alcohol law reform
Saturday, July 8, 2017
COMMENTARY: Luke Kenley, man behind the budgets, retires from Indiana Senate
Saturday, July 8, 2017
State to issue about $240 million in new bonds for I-69
Refinances the remaining project to complete 21 miles of interstate between Martinsville and Bloomington
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Several factors helped Vanderburgh County land plastics company, new jobs
Friday, July 7, 2017
Charlestown City Council votes to sell water system for $13.4 million
Opponents begin petition process to block sale to Indiana American Water
Friday, July 7, 2017
Bloomington taking measures to improve downtown, combat overdoses, homelessness
Officials also publicly acknowledged the city has seen an influx of people seeking services in Bloomington who have been sent here from counties and cities across the state
Friday, July 7, 2017
Hoosier sheriffs want state help with jail issues: overcrowding, mental health issues
"We need to find funding to build places and staff it accordingly for people that are acutely mentally ill,” Madison County sheriff says
Friday, July 7, 2017
Beer wholesaler Monarch Beverage loses appeal to buck state liquor laws
Court affirms Indiana’s policy of separating beer and liquor wholesaling does not violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Indiana abortions declined 8.5 percent in 2016
Married women comprised 11.6 percent of the abortion tally; thosen who previously had given birth to one or more children accounted for 61.6 percent
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Crowdfunding campaign for trail safety improvements launched where 2 girls killed
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Opioid treatment center planned for Bloomington, opening by summer 2018
Thursday, July 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Standing against vote data incursion; election commission overextends its reach
Thursday, July 6, 2017
SDI plans $75-million expansion at Columbia City plant, adding 33 jobs
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Columbus girds for $50 million Cummins renovation, $30 million overpass project
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Governor announces five more opioid treatment centers in Indiana
Locations in Allen, Johnson, Monroe, Tippecanoe and Vigo counties join 14 existing ones
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Republican state Sen. Luke Kenley announces retirement after 25 years
Since 2009, he has chaired the Senate Committee on Appropriations, playing a central role in passing multiple balanced budgets
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
City of Washington working toward big road projects
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Medieval German village gets support from Dubois County for $5 million project
Want to create The Village of Grunwald  in northeast corner of county
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Turning regional liabilities into assets for Northwest Indiana
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Investing in the future: New Indiana laws that help our kids
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
COMMENTARY: Looking for balance in redistricting
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
South Bend Studebaker plant ready for massive facelift
Part of a larger, ongoing effort to transform the former vehicle assembly plant and two smaller, two-story buildings  into a massive, mixed-use technology center south of downtown
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
COMMENTARY: States with legal pot offer Indiana a cautionary tale
Monday, July 3, 2017
Indiana workforce commissioner says short- and long-term employer needs a priority
Monday, July 3, 2017
Can Carmel help Muncie, Anderson grow?
"Everyone is in favor of improving the quality of life for local residents, but there was no substance around the vision," Anderson says of Mounds Greeway proposal
Monday, July 3, 2017
Why Indiana's tornado season started early this year
The state's annual tornado average is 22, says associate state climatologist
Monday, July 3, 2017
OPINION: Put our money to work for the U.S
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 3, 2017
Indiana economic development trip to Europe highlights Indiana's workforce
Holcomb pleased with the results of his initial foreign trip as governor
Monday, July 3, 2017
Jodie Henderson's death pushes need for hate crime law
Indiana is one of only five states that doesn't have a form of legislation agaimst such acts
Monday, July 3, 2017
Legislature expected to revisit Terre Haute casino bid in 2018
Developer, Wabash Valley leaders met last week to plan new pitch
Sunday, July 2, 2017
YMCA officials look to modernize Downtown Evansville facility with $5 million grant
Sunday, July 2, 2017
New Indiana law targets drone usage
Sunday, July 2, 2017
COMMNETARY: 'Illiana' - a state of mind
Indiana behind Kentucky and Michigan in list of tax-friendly states
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Work beginning at Campaign Quarters Durbin Project in Rushville
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Indiana first state to scrap local "Ban the Box" laws
Employers can ask criminal history questions of job applicants
Sunday, July 2, 2017
General Cable's $18 million Marion plant expansion on hold
Sunday, July 2, 2017
29-year-old bald eagle spotted again at Lake Monroe, may be oldest wild one in Indiana
C43 was taken from a nest in Whitestone Harbor, Alaska, in 1988
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Trump budget cuts threaten Indiana train, The Cardinal
Trump's proposal to cut the train faces opposition in communities along its route between New York City and Chicago
Friday, June 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: What is the definition of 'normal' after state property tax changes
Friday, June 30, 2017
Indiana Finance Authority board OKs cancellation of I-69 contract for Section 5
Construction is expected to be completed on or before Aug. 31, 2018, for Bloomington-Martinsville segment
Friday, June 30, 2017
Holcomb's order looks to create a 'fair chance' for state job applicants
Some won't have to disclose criminal background
Friday, June 30, 2017
Indiana gasoline prices at the pump will go up a dime July 1, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Daviess County resolutions against needle exchange receive qualified support
Local police and the prosecutor have all backed the resolution to not offer needle exchanges
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Madison County Health Board removes 'cooker' from needle exchange program
Had come under fire from Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings and members of the Madison County Council
Wednesday, June 28, 2017






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