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Goshen named Indiana Chamber Community of the Year
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
State OK's Vectren plan to raise bills annually for seven years, upgrade grid
By the end, typical residential customer will see an increase of $16 to $17 monthly
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fountain Square, Fletcher Place businesses weigh tax to fund safety, upkeep
“We can use it for what we think is important as opposed to what the city thinks is important," local developer says
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Boone County submits five sites for Amazon headquarters consideration
State to consider sites for regional proposal
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Howard County Council OKs new tax to support dispatch operations
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Howard County: 2017 Drug summit held because drug overdoses at record level
Indiana drug czar addresses potential solutions
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Princeton City Council: Merger's a no-go with Pakota Township
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Emergency manager discovers Gary school district finances in 'total disarray'
Monday, September 18, 2017
New jail could cost $100,000 per bed, Delaware County officials hear
The current facility, judged as poorly designed and out of date when it opened, is too small, officials say
Monday, September 18, 2017
East Chicago starts lead pipe replacement at Superfund site
Monday, September 18, 2017
Verizon Wireless tells some Delphi, Logansport customers: You can't hear us now
Monday, September 18, 2017
Anderson is one of 10 places in country picked to take park in EPA health program
Sunday, September 17, 2017
I&M plans $61 million rebuild of New Carlisle-to-Mishawaka power line
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Seymour police use unusual mode of travel to catch offenders - school buses
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is funding the initiative with federal funds that pay overtime to officers involved in program
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Second solar park in Peru powers up
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Michiana partnerships growing says CEO of South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership
“How do we pave the path — amenities, jobs, housing — for the talent that’s already coming here?” Emberton asks
Friday, September 15, 2017
Unsupervised: Township runs taxpayer-funded sports park in Vanderburgh County
Trying to revive a youth softball and baseball tradition with limited success
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana State University's $50 million renovation of Hulman Center moves forward
‘There is support in the General Assembly,’ official says
Friday, September 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: Long-range, community-wide plan would help Terre Haute's present, future
Without that, it’s hard to imagine all the different, well-intentioned projects falling randomly into place instead of bumping each other out of the way
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana Attorney General: Substance abuse a big problem and growing worse
Says the state still has “a methamphetamine problem that would choke a horse”
Friday, September 15, 2017
Vigo County ends Riverscape funding of $50,000 annually
Officials say cutback necessary, not spite for jail stance
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Last leg of I-69 extension, Martinsville-Indianapolis, may begin 2020
Thursday, September 14, 2017
New tax, fees expected to reduce Indiana bridge deficiencies
Of state's 19,245 bridges, 1,525, or 7.9 percent, were rated as structurally deficient in 2016
Thursday, September 14, 2017
State chamber chief addresses Indiana workforce challenges
Thursday, September 14, 2017
UNSUPERVISED: Townships ready to pay your Vectren bill
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Montgomery County Council passes income tax increase from 2.1% to 2.3%
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Moving forward on voter registration; Illinois sets example
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Downtown Peru façade grants doubled to $40,000 for 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
How hard are tax caps hitting Indiana area communities?
Estimates from state show to the tune of millions
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Interactive map shows developing projects in Jasper
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Unsupervised: How local rural townships employ, award contracts to relatives
Township government has more offices and elected officials than any other form of government in Indiana
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
South Bend council: South Shore expansion shouldn't run over residents' concerns
The bulk of the $290 million project would involve double-tracking 16 miles between Gary and Michigan City
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court to review state's execution protocol
None of the 13 individuals sentenced to death in Indiana are scheduled to be executed any time soon
Monday, September 11, 2017
Jefferson County takes first step in solving jail overcrowding
New jail, boosting staff, remodeling all on the table
Monday, September 11, 2017
Stellar Competition: Greensburg, Madison, made similar applications
Two cities have proposed quality-of-life improvements similar to those being filed by Vincennes
Monday, September 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: These projects can keep Wells County in 'the game' - if it wants
“Quality of Place” is the new catchphrase, an update of efforts to improve a community’s “Quality of Life”
Sunday, September 10, 2017
How Southern Indiana agencies safeguard first responders' mental health
Increased population, opioid usage leads to higher call volume
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch sees promise in fourth Port of Indiana
Lawrenceburg most likely will become state's third Ohio River port
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hancock County nonprofit is putting dollars toward prevention of drug crimes
Paying it forward through fees collected from offenders' convictions
Sunday, September 10, 2017
EDUCATION: More education, programs needed to prevent child abuse deaths
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Study finds retail interest in Anderson: Edgewood Plaza focus of recruitment efforts
Saturday, September 9, 2017
State Superintendent McCormick: Change in graduation formula on the way
Could result in a drop for some districts from a rate of 90 percent to 70 percent
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Fayette County government sees cyber attacks
Friday, September 8, 2017
Tipton Commissioners amend comprehensive plan to encourage future access to U.S. 31
Friday, September 8, 2017
Fulton County Commissioners on proposed wind farm: Details sketchy
Would bring 300 wind turbines to south Fulton County, northwest Miami County and northeast Cass County
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Is Indianapolis Museum of art chief Venable visionary or misguided?
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Boss Industries announces expansion
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
South Shore Line projects fate in the hands of Congress as budget work begins
While money from the budget Congress is working on now wouldn't fund commuter rail projects, continuation of the grant programs is at stake
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Morgan County Courthouse lawn now out of bounds during night time hours
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Indiana child welfare organizations work to keep children with relatives
Staying with close relatives can lessen the trauma, officials say
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Bail relief program aims to reduce St. Joseph County jail population
Goal is to ensure arrestees aren't improperly jailed
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
OPINION: Paying for self-inflicted wounds
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 4, 2017
EPA proposing $3.8 million cleanup for Elm Street site in Terre Haute
Federal agency estimates 2,300 tons of soil will need to be removed
Monday, September 4, 2017
Grandparents as parents: Indiana drug epidemic has created challenges for families
Over 110,000 Hoosier children under 18 live in homes where the householders are grandparents
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Former Westinghouse/ABB Bloomington site in running for $350 million investment
But cardboard recycling business would need new wastewater plant
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Pedaling along in safety: Anderson is adding bike lanes on Eighth Street
Sunday, September 3, 2017
IU creates centralized office on sexual violence
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Opioid epidemic touches local responders personally
Fire, police and EMS share their stories
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Multiagency team combats opioid epidemic, drug trafficking in NWI, Indianapolis
"It's all about information sharing," state HIDTA director says
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Miller's Home Cafe in New Carlisle closes after 57 years
Owner: Recent road closure 'killed us'
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Indianapolis East side's hits big milestone by leveraging nearly $120 million
East Promise Zone has a population of more than 17,000, with almost half living in poverty and a quarter unemployed
Friday, September 1, 2017
Dubois County Health Department cuts staff, increases fees
Friday, September 1, 2017
Delphi finalizing trail safety improvements where two girls were murdered
Friday, September 1, 2017
Beyond halfway: 31 of 57 turbines are up in Jay, Randolph County wind farm
Friday, September 1, 2017
Richmond Police Department, business owners step up Main Street crime fight
Representatives talked about regularly seeing acts of prostitution around their businesses
Friday, September 1, 2017
Finding light in the wake of a the ATV accident that killed her daughter
Leads to law that all Hoosier ATV riders younger than 18 must wear a helmet, both on public and private land
Friday, September 1, 2017
New $4 million building provides safe spaces for abuse Elkhart County children
Friday, September 1, 2017
Plans for new faith-based recovery center in Howard County underway
Organizers seek community support for facility to house recovering addicts for 90 days
Friday, September 1, 2017
Northern Hamilton County hopes to cash in on tourism with new train excursions
Might run about 75 days out of the year, primarily on the weekends, and attract 30,000 to 50,000 passengers annually
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Federal agency decision derails 261-mile freight line from Indiana to Wisconsin
SBT cited a lack of complete and accurate financial information, as well as a lack of financial backing
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Businesses would stand to profit from commercial air service to Greater Lafayette
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Painting of water tower in Jeffersonville's arts district begins
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Top Indiana election official: Reform hasn't lured non-voters to the polls
States can bolster voter interest by changing the date of municipal elections or placing issues on a ballot, National County of State Legislatures
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tipton County Economic Development Organization disbands
“I see nothing in the dissolution ... that can be interpreted to be good for the City of Tipton,” mayor says
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Gibson County I-69 corridor ripe for zoning, says commissioner
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Washington Library looks to become county wide
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Syringe exchange unlikely in Wabash County
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Small Town Indiana Corp. now owns 8 of 21 structures in downtown Argos
'Economic development is a team sport,' says co-founder
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
U.S. transportation head mum on $290 million South Shore double-track project odds
Would cut South Bend-Chicago by one hour, but can  happen without federal funds
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
New Castle Motorsports Park gets $200,000 state grant for 'slick' track
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Amtrak: CSX CEO Hunter Harrison is wrong, and things aren't improving
Says on-time performance has worsened in August 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Montgomery County receives second petition against proposed wind farm
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology buying more than 1,100 acres from Hulmans
'This is a game-changer,' says school president
Monday, August 28, 2017
Kokomo Howard County officials address military surplus MRAP, policing tactics
Source of safety or display of might?
Monday, August 28, 2017
Online ordering heats up grocery competition in South Bend area
Local stores continue to expand delivery options 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Princeton mayor keeping mum about details of merger study between city, township
Monday, August 28, 2017
Shelbyville planning Japanese garden at former downtown hospital site
Monday, August 28, 2017
Feasibility study planned for new I-65 interchange in Boone County
Sunday, August 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Handgun permits are needed in Indiana
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Task force sets sights on statewide trail connectivity
2017 Indiana bill  requires the task force to develop at least six ways to fund linking them together
Sunday, August 27, 2017
COMMENTARY: I-70 is having a mid-life crisis in western Indiana
Interstate that changed Terre Haute is in need of an expansion as it turns 50 this week
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Grant County still without financial reports; deadline now in late September 2017
Inability to reconcile balances has plagued the Treasurer’s office since Sarah Melford’s first year in office in 2011
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Marion park's upgrades gets national attention from the CDC
Barnes get makeover to increase quality of life throughout the neighborhood
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Allen County ordinance will help better control more stray cats
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Monroe County Jail still exceeds inmate limit
Offers job training for Owen County officers in exchange for free housing of inmates
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Purdue Polytechnic dedicates $14 million Anderson facility
Touts it as 'a step into the future'
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hancock County reserves beds at women's facility for those needing heroin treatment
Frees up much-needed bed space in the female block at the Hancock County Jail and give more care options
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Bloomington's five fire stations cultivate flowers to add beauty, help insects
Friday, August 25, 2017
Kids Talk in Anderson empowers children who might be abused
Friday, August 25, 2017
'100 PERCENT PREVENTABLE:' Child abuse death cases on the rise in Indiana
About half the deaths were traumatic — beatings and gunshot wounds, latest statistics show
Friday, August 25, 2017






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