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More kids need lead tests to solve South Bend's toxic problem, officials say
Lead paint in rundown homes — not drinking water — is the root cause of the long-standing problem, they add
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Indiana Department of Correction medical chief also works for outside company
State official says Mitcheff's actions not a conflict
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Indiana 641 bypass finally, entirely open in Vigo County
6.2-mile project took 13 years and cost $150 million
Saturday, January 21, 2017
MIBOR opposes Carmel's short-term rental restriction
Friday, January 20, 2017
Holcomb seeks $2 million per year to provide free training for high-demand jobs
The plan to skill up Indiana’s adult workforce could help prepare the state to fill an estimated 1 million jobs by 2025
Friday, January 20, 2017
$3.6 trillion needed for U.S. infrastructure by 2020, civil engineers say
Annually that amounts to $3,400 for an average family or $9 per day, official says
Friday, January 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb should hit reset on lead-crisis response
Friday, January 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't give up on statewide workplace smoking ban
Friday, January 20, 2017
Indiana American Legion passes local medical-cannabis resolution
Kokomo veterans ask state lawmakers to approve cannabis-treatment program
Friday, January 20, 2017
Indiana bill would protect pets in domestic violence cases
Friday, January 20, 2017
Goshen teacher accepted to fellowship program, will help craft state policy
She will be working with 19 other participants from around the state
Friday, January 20, 2017
Toll bills to be mailed soon for those without RiverLink accounts
Vehicles without accounts, transponders charged more
Friday, January 20, 2017
Reward in whooping crane's death in Greene County increases to $10,000
Friday, January 20, 2017
Holcomb seeks $10 million to attract more nonstop flights to Indianapolis
Getting new service depends on a market’s ability to make the airline money, says airport official
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Pence disaster relief denial leaves legislators scrambling to help East Chicago
Seek financial aid for cleanup and testing efforts; and better assist residents being forced to relocate because of contamination at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Ball State seeks $5 million for 20 classrooms
Thursday, January 19, 2017
EDITORIAL: Post-Labor Day school start deserves consideration
Thursday, January 19, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb sets a constructive course
Thursday, January 19, 2017
RDA OKs $3.5 million grant for Warsaw's Buffalo St. Project
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sen. Tomes' protester bill met with criticism by many, including legislators
"If we can’t fix it, then it never comes out of committee," committee chair says
Thursday, January 19, 2017
State Sen. Blake Doriot, Elkhart County sheriff back bill legalizing hemp oil
Indiana is now in a minority of states that prohibit all forms of medical marijuana
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Indiana lawmakers eye higher standards for railroad use of eminent domain
Bill inspired by the largely negative Region reaction to the plan by Great Lakes Basin Transportation for freight line around Chicago
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Judge Robert Rucker to retire from Indiana Supreme Court
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
BSU's academic performance worth $12.5 million more in state funding
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Keep handgun permits
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Jasper legislators propose bills to help fund the proposed Midstate Corridor
Bills would allow local and regional governments to group together and form a regional supplemental highways funding authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Shipshewana event center wins $3.84 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding
$19.2 million project one of three to win approval from Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Indiana's newest governor, calls for road funding and likely a tax hike
Holcomb outlines 5 areas of focus for next 4 years
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Holcomb: Too many Hoosiers unprepared for jobs of the future
Also declared his support for a proposed balanced budget amendment to the Indiana constitution
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Ignoring state audits could cost local governments under Indiana Senate bill
Would allow the state to hold back budget approval until a local unit comes into compliance
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: State schools chief should be chosen by the people
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Numerous 2017 bills introduced that could impact local schools
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Southern Indiana mayors talk infrastructure at AIM roundtable session
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
South Bend seeks public help for Martin Luther King Jr., Father Hesburgh statue
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Porter County legislator aims to raise the speed limit for trucks on rural interstates
Indiana is one of five states that require trucks on rural interstates to travel at slower speeds than cars
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
South Shore 25-mile, double track project gets state support
Speeding up trains between Gary and Michigan City expect to cost $290 million
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Anderson gives Sirmax given additional 2 years to provide promised 50 jobs
The city provided $4.1 million in incentives for Italian plant to locate on a former brownfield property
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Indiana lawmakers looking to entice developers near South Shore line
House Bill 1144 would create a Sales Tax Increment Financing, or STIF, district within a half-mile of the tracks of the current South Shore, running from Hammond to South Bend
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Who really pays taxes?
Almost all of the deeply held beliefs many folks have about the fairness of a particular tax or the impact of tax cuts or tax increases are mistaken
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana lawmakers seek to press forward with balanced budget amendment
State's constitution already restricts the state from taking on debt
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: 'No-coffee' law needed in Indiana
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Kokomo won't wait for state to act on pre-K
Monday, January 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Give us your best, Gov. Holcomb
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana gasoline tax increase might hurt fuel stops
Prices could push people to border, Convenience Store Association says
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hoosiers encouraged to reduce their carbon footprints
Simple lifestyle changes can help the environment
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Surprise! Indiana has a drug problem
Eye on the pie
Monday, January 16, 2017
Jasonville legislator's controversial bill looks to be dead-on-filing
Would have prohibited gender changes on birth certificates
Sunday, January 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Inevitably, we're going to be paying more to drive in Indiana
Sunday, January 15, 2017
New administration and Congress leadership renews target on Planned Parenthood funding
Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, said the furor over defunding the organization is based on a false premise
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Indiana's vape laws send customers underground
“We have a lot of customers that will go over to Illinois to buy juice," says co-founder of Lafayette's Fog Foundry
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Interest in downtown Kendallville area on the rise, chamber head says
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Bigger reward offered for information on Greene County whooping crane killing
Friday, January 13, 2017
Chicago a good bet for NWI's casinos and Indiana tax coffers
Among the nine full-fledged casinos that count guest admissions, Northwest Indiana's four bring in 61 percent of the total
Thursday, January 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Keep referenda out of our state
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Main Stellar Communities project for Corydon opposed by Lucas Oil owner
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Activists push back against proposed Hoosier abortion ban
House Bill 1134 would change Indiana code to reflect life beginning as soon as a human egg is fertilized
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Indianapolis lawmaker says higher consent age will help police battle sex crimes
"Pimps and predators are preying on young people who are 16 and 17, because they know the law," Rep. Karlee Macer says
Thursday, January 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Vaccination commission unnecessary
Thursday, January 12, 2017
State Rep. Karickhoff files innkeeper's tax legislation for Howard County
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Holcomb budget maintains surplus, funds South Shore project
Declare his support for a 20-year road funding plan sought by many in the General Assembly
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
New state school superintendent will preside over State Board of Education
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
No East Central Indiana school districts earn 'A' rating in latest scoring
Only 8 percent in state get highest scores compared to nearly 50 percent previous year
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Park survey gives Porter County glimpse into future decisions
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Lawmaker proposes $5 million to help East Chicago schools deal with loss of students
The district will end up losing state tuition funding for 275 students because of lead crisis
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: We have met the enemy and he is us -- officially
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Indiana lawmakers want to protect student journalists
Could limit how much principals and superintendents could censor student newspapers and publications
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Indiana local governments could raise food/beverage taxes under House bill
They could implement their own tax so long as it’s approved by local governing boards after a public hearing
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's initial ideas would move the state in right direction
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Monroe County court officials feeling impact of sentencing code changes
Jail capacity reached at times, forcing officials to look to other counties to house inmates
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
AB BioTechnologies to invest $10.5 million in new Bloomington facility
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Erase the haze for a healthier community
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Some Democrat lawmakers question governor's push to appoint schools chief
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
$2,500 reward offered in Indiana whooping crane shooting case
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Accident threatens structural integrity of U.S. 36 overpass on I-465
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Whitestown, Zionsville get help from hiring lobbyists
Local officials says they have helped funnel money and resources toward the two towns that they might otherwise not have seen
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Update on Stellar Communities projects in Rushville
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun relects on 2016 and looks ahead to 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Vincennes ready to hand out 10 liquor licenses to promote downtown development
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
New Hoosier Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch to focus on state policy
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Holcomb sworn in as governor, vows to move Indiana forward
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana schools chief should be elected, not appointed
Monday, January 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Tighter ethics rules still not strict enough for some Hoosier lawmakers
Sen. Mike Delph' bill  would ban all gifts from lobbyists or their employers, including food and drink, to individual legislators and their families
Monday, January 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Senate Bill 29 is a move to ensure bicentennial legacy
Monday, January 9, 2017
OPINION: Finance Indiana roads the right way
Eye  on the pie
Monday, January 9, 2017
OPINION: Indiana's tax base dwindles
It is astonishing that despite a growing economy, the state has a tax system that cannot meet its future needs due to entirely predictable problems
Monday, January 9, 2017
Indiana DNR targets gypsy moths at Purdue
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Indiana Senate Bill 85 seeks TIF refund for schools
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Justice delayed in OWI cases in Lake State City Court
LaPorte County Prosecutor John Espar, who oversaw a state police investigation, called it a "general and widespread failure" of the court's legal duty
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Wabash Valley legislators not all sold on gas tax increase
Funding for roads will be big part of session's agenda
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposed Indiana bill aims to prevent meningitis on Hoosier campuses
While rare, meningococcal outbreaks usually occur in community settings and spread via saliva by kissing or coughing
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposal for Ivy Tech to join Downtown Evansville medical campus off the table, for now
Not included in school's list of priorities for state funding
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Questions surround Indiana's prison health care contract
Officials don't explain delay in long-term deal
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Rep. Eric Bassler, R-Washington, to propose superintendent be appointed
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Indiana RV sales tax law costing dealers millions
Newly introduced bills could change that
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Proposed Indiana rules seek to curb fake service dogs
Sen. Jean Leising wants clearer lines between working dogs trained to aid the disabled and pets whose clinging owners are slipping through loopholes in federal disability law
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Preschool advocates urge 'aggressive' action from lukewarm lawmakers
Want $50 million spent annually on pre-K, which Bosma calls a “difficult lift” this session
Friday, January 6, 2017
Indiana study shows need for increased water infrastructure spending
The 20-year statewide capital needs for wastewater and drinking water are $15.6 billion and $17.5 billion.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Kokomo American Legion post passes resolution requesting legal medical cannabis
VA physicians now allowed to advise and monitor patients who use cannabis in states where it is legal
Friday, January 6, 2017
Howard County commissioners express support for higher innkeeper's tax
Increase from 5 to no more than 8 percent would help fund a new hotel/convention center in Kokomo
Friday, January 6, 2017
Boone County donates $10,000 to fund amicus brief in pivotal tax court appeal
Officials at the local level fear that should Kohls’ argument remain unchallenged, it could have a devastating impact on the budgets of cities, towns and counties
Friday, January 6, 2017






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