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$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
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
COMMENTARY: 'Fake news' complaints prompt Valparaiso YMCA to change the channel
No more national news networks such as CNN, C-Span, MSNBC or FOX News will be aired inside the Y for members
Wednesday, January 18, 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
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
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
Northwest Indiana real estate market ends 2016 with growth in new homes, sales
10,970 houses were sold in seven-county region at a median selling price of $147,000 last year
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Porter County employees doing more than work online and told to stop it
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Park survey gives Porter County glimpse into future decisions
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Overall number of homicides down in Northwest Indiana
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Middle class shrinking across Northwest Indiana, state
Michigan City-LaPorte and Fort Wayne metro areas post 11 percent declines 2000-2014
Saturday, January 7, 2017
NWI region losing hundreds of jobs as Sears Hardware, Carson's, Kmarts close
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Homicides down, overdoses up, say Lake, Porter coroners
"...if we as a community all work on prevention, education and treatment, we have a fighting chance against this epidemic," says Porter County coroner
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Indiana locals hoping for a share of road money
Gasoline tax may increase from 18 cents to 28 cents a gallon
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Officials express concern over LaPorte Hospital's new for-profit owner
Community Health Systems is $15 billion in debt
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Few Indiana court cases resolved by jury trial, report says
53 percent statewide decline over the past decadem says Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Groups working to get naloxone in hands of addict's closest circle
Sunday, January 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Resolve to push out corruption, promote civility in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, January 1, 2017
No guarantee for South Shore train grants
Rep. Pete Visclosky says working methodically to meet federal milestones and demonstrating community support are key
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Northwest Indiana leaders optimistic about drug task force's recommendations
"Until we start making treatment available to those that can't afford it that are willing to go through with it, then we're spinning our wheels"
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Study reveals NWI's greatest health needs
They include reducing diabetes and obesity and increasing treatment for substance abuse and mental health
Friday, December 23, 2016
South Shore to expand bike program
Friday, December 23, 2016






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