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Launch Fishers grows beyond co-working space
But there is some question about whether a publicly supported co-working model is the best long-term strateg
Monday, October 16, 2017
Huge retail project along I-65 in Whitestown would be 'game-changer
Would could include nearly 1 million square feet of higher-end retail
Monday, October 16, 2017
Delaware County hires Indianapolis law firm for jail funding
Monday, October 16, 2017
'Sobering': Lt. Gov. reacts to overcrowded women's area at Vanderburgh County Jail
Inmate population Monday morning was 730; it's listed maximum capacity is 540
Monday, October 16, 2017
OPINION: Local assets key the future
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Hammond wisely invests in quality of life
Sunday, October 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Vigo County Jail needs study should help restore trust in process
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Here's what we know about new casino and old riverboat
Sunday, October 15, 2017
With new casino, Evansville again a gaming pioneer
City government’s annual share of casino money, $10 million or so, is mostly used to fund capital projects
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Rail coal loading station planned along Ind. 64 in Gibson County for Duke Energy
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Kokomo, Howard County officials look back, express frustration about FEMA denials
Agency's responses to three local natural disasters raise questions about federal government thresholds
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Hancock County Commissioners, Council debate funding of new jail
May go to the voters on a referendum
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hoosier lawmakers discuss overcrowded county jails and what to do about the problem
Greenfield state senator says many of the folks sitting in jails in the counties he represents are there because they can’t afford bail
Saturday, October 14, 2017
No place to hide for prisoners and their contraband in new jail?
Sheriff hopes Madison County Council will let him buy  full body scanner if new facility built
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Evansville's Kids Kingdom will get new look, new location downtown
Friday, October 13, 2017
State approves millions for Daviess County, other southeast Indiana projects
Friday, October 13, 2017
Indiana opts in to federally funded public safety communications network
Thursday, October 12, 2017
South Shore rail improvement plan backed at Gary public hearing
Biggest impact on local traffic would be felt in Michigan City, where 13 streets that now cross tracks along 10th and 11th streets would be closed
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Shuttered St. Joseph's College apologizes for selling hall of fame plaques
'We’re here to own up,’ after being called out for selling them to raise money to revive the liberal arts college
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Community Church, Pax Center to create new community green space in La Porte
An Education Resource Center will provide a place of learning with electric and plumbing and gardening programs
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Downtown Greenfield performance space receives funding
Tourism commission OKs $55,000 grant to support H.J. Ricks Centre for Arts
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Bloomington City Council lends its votes to dispatch center's tax request
Decision gives no public safety tax funds to township fire departments
Thursday, October 12, 2017
COMMENTARY: Muncie Community Schools will continue to shrink
Enrollment to decrease by one thousand, budget by $4 million
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Compromise leads to funding plan for restoring Montgomery County Courthouse clock tower
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Keys to Howard County Jail overcrowding fix: Work release, legislative steps
Sheriff credited the increasing arrest figures to a drug epidemic that continues to provoke criminal activity
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Electronic court filing moves state forward
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
NWI Regional Planning Agency seeks $24 million grant to finish Marquette Greenway
Plans call for the Marquette Greenway to run from south Chicago to New Buffalo, Michigan
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Indiana senator wants to ratchet up state drug crime sentences
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Little budgets, big dreams: How small towns are making their visions a reality
"Sometimes finding existing dollars and repurposing it, you can do some really impactful things”
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Artists restoring 1937-39 Fountain County courthouse murals
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
IU to spend $50 million in addictions crisis initiative, focusing on five areas
University researchers will work with community officials to build county-specific databases to better understand the scope of the problem
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
$39.8 million Luddy Hall to open spring of 2018 to one of IU's fastest growing schools
Named in honor of cloud computing company founder Fred Luddy and his $8 million donation
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Anti-tax group targets Rep. Soliday for leading Indiana's road funding effort
His road funding legislation was approved 69-29 by the Republican-controlled House and 37-12 in the Republican-controlled Senate
Monday, October 9, 2017
Preserving state parks a priority for Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch
Monday, October 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: Less for levee street, more for learning
Monday, October 9, 2017
Merrillville preparing to replace bridge over I-65
Hopes such projects will attract business
Sunday, October 8, 2017
University of Washington professor: Cities should think carefully about Amazon
Louisville area seemingly all-in on bid for HQ2
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Anderson mayor: Council violated state law when it increased proposed 2018 budget
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Wind turbine testimony in Indiana focuses on rural zoning issues
“We would not have paramedics today if it were not for windmills," Benton County farmer, councilman says
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Clabber Girl CEO expresses concern about Terre Haute's budget
Says iconic downtown business is tied to city’s financial health
Friday, October 6, 2017
Wabash College receives $7 Million anonymous gift in memory of John 'Fuzzy' Ott '20
Friday, October 6, 2017
IU carillon, golf course designs unveiled
Projects expected to cost $19 million
Friday, October 6, 2017
Governor urges Indiana township trustees to join opioid fight
As part of their legislated tasks, township trustees distribute emergency funds for medicine or housing, among other needs
Friday, October 6, 2017
COMMENTARY: Lilly Endowment counseling grant spurs innovations for student success
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Henry County leaders ask for input on wind turbine rules
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
U.S. House committee OKs plan to make Dunes National Lakeshore a national park
Local conservation work led to the establishment of Indiana Dunes State Park in 1925
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Muncie Community Schools takes corrective action after state financial audit
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Center for startups opening in Southern Indiana at Maker13
At entrepreneurship centers, startup employees work alongside professionals who can provide them services, such as accountants, lawyers, investors
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Madison County to vacate government center for 7 months to remove asbestos
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
A safe connection: Kokomo library's new Wi-Fi policy limits nighttime access
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Study: Tourism has growing economic impact on Kokomo, Howard County
Howard County saw 1.3 million destination and pass-through travelers in 2016
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Ivy Tech to get $43 million for Muncie campuses
Allows school to reduce its footprint and "positively impact the schools of nursing, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences and the culinary program"
Monday, October 2, 2017
Justices say e-filing is transforming Indiana's court system
Over the past 15 months, courts in 55 of the state's 92 counties, as well as Indiana's appellate division, move to electronic system
Monday, October 2, 2017
Dubois County to receive criminal justice assessment
Sunday, October 1, 2017
They were spokes-people for greenway project in Madison and Delaware counties
Ride for Mounds lures more than 100 from across Indiana
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Driverless bus demo in Bloomington is sneak peek into the future
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bedford gives updates on its Stellar Communities projects
Saturday, September 30, 2017
A Town Center in Anderson selected for IAC placemaking consultancy
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Northwest Indiana public school educators to Betsy DeVos: Visit our schools
"I think we are labeled as resistant to change and archaic, and I think that is a fallacy," public high school principal says
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Private operation of Terre Haute wastewater treatment plant proposed
Move seen as way to reduce rate hikes, focus city resources
Saturday, September 30, 2017
As its second century begins, Terre Haute's Hippodrome prepares for Act IV
Landmark theater up for sale as Masonic group seeks more fitting new home
Friday, September 29, 2017
Harrison County EDC leads support to join Floyd, Clark, Scott counties on RDA
"This would be a great way to formally start that multi-county process to address our regional challenges," says director
Friday, September 29, 2017
Goshen multi-purpose pavilion plan, cost presented
Friday, September 29, 2017
Hammond school leaders pitch referendums to the business community, residents
District is asking for a $70 million general fund referendum to boost the operating budget
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Muncie mayor exploring $3.5M bailout of Muncie Community Schools
Considers helping fund HVAC improvements at high and elementary schools
Thursday, September 28, 2017
St. Joseph County implementing new domestic violence assessment tool
Only third community in U.S. to get new training
Thursday, September 28, 2017
NIPSCO seeks 20 percent natural gas delivery rate hike
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Huntingburg breaks ground on $4.4 million downtown park
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Midwest Corridor could follow many paths from Dubois County to Kentucky
Recent development suggests road could  branch northeast of Dubois County toward French Lick before connecting with State Road 37 south of Bloomington
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Indianapolis launches 'Street Reach' effort to help homeless, curb panhandling
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
$1 million federal grant to Ivy Tech aid Central High students in Muncie
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Howard County to launch new court aimed at helping local veterans
Veterans facing criminal charges would receive treatment rather than go to jail
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Sweeping $42.3 million plan proposed for South Bend parks
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Skateboarders proving to be engaged citizens
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Expanding Arts Place in Portland: Campaign seeks $2.4 million for facility
A group of 21 businesses and families, along with The Portland Foundation, already commited more than $1 million
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Neglected Richmond website is being tossed out for a new one
Firm to be paid a total of no more than $67,000 over five years to design website and provide maintenance and other support
Monday, September 25, 2017
Southern Indiana federal judges get help with heavy caseload
Busiest district court in the three states making up the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the second busiest in the nation
Monday, September 25, 2017
New Albany's skate park design is revealed and enthusiasts are pleased
Monday, September 25, 2017
$80 million Sherman Minton Bridge project to extend life up to 50 years
New Albany-Louisville project will result in months-long shutdown of 56-year-old Ohio River stucture
Monday, September 25, 2017
Building a healthier Anderson: Residents create action plans for EPA program
Group suggested building a strong brand identity for the city of Anderson with a digital strategy featuring heavy use of social media
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Allen County syringe exchange program extended
Collected more than 14,000 used syringes since its start in November – a 96 percent return rate, compared to about 80 percent nationally
Saturday, September 23, 2017
INDOT: I-69 Section 5 on schedule for August 2018
Two of the project’s three main contractors — Force Construction and Crider & Crider — are working day and night
Friday, September 22, 2017
Total projected cost of new Vigo County jail at $100 million to $111 million
Would cost about $11 million more for a 25-year bond versus one for 20 years
Thursday, September 21, 2017
State legislators: Township reform is 'non-existent' - 'a mountain that can't be climbed'
Supporters says it's local government that provides access to services for residents
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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






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