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Proposed $13 million Jasper Cultural Center answers: Check it out
If the library referendum fails, there will be no cultural center and neither the arts or library will get a new space
Thursday, September 29, 2016
New Castle-Henry County Municipal Airport lands FAA grant
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Rains run the Daviess County Highway Department out of gravel
There are 500 miles of gravel road to maintain
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Ship canal dredging resumes at Indiana Harbor
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Burns Harbor capacity obviates need for ports in Gary, East Chicago
Proposal for third Ohio River port being considered, state director says
Monday, September 26, 2016
Northwest Indiana gets funds to study transit-oriented development
Monday, September 26, 2016
Indiana 36th in national highway survey
Neighbor Kentucky ranks 14th in the survey. Ohio came in at 9th and Illinois checked in at 29th
Monday, September 26, 2016
Walking School Bus a possibility for Vincennes neighborhood elementary schools
Promotes a group of youngsters walking to school together in a group with at least one adult chaperon to keep watch
Monday, September 26, 2016
OPINION: A tale of TIF, consultants and cleats
Law firms don’t want to see any changes in TIF
Monday, September 26, 2016
Ivy Tech asking for $43 million for new construction and renovation for Muncie
School may  be building in downtown
Sunday, September 25, 2016
EDITORIAL: Michigan legislators offer an example and path to transparency
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Bicknell officers to add body cameras
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Court backs I-69 group, state on issue over Bloomington-Martinsville section pay
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Jackson County Council approves local income tax rate of 0.005 percent
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Round & round: Traffic shifts today onto Vigo County's Ind. 641 bypass roundabouts
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Indiana's libraries are now feeling the pinch of property tax caps
2015 report says limits created a paradox of sorts: local public services in higher property tax districts are losing money
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Madison County Council rejects increase in bridge fund tax rate
With 217 bridges, county falling approximately $3 million short of the funds needed annually to maintain the spans
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Drugs behind spike in Madison County child abuse and neglect cases, says CASA head
County numbers up 340 percent since 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2016
McCordsville trails project moves ahead: Will connect path to Fishers, Geist
Friday, September 23, 2016
Ideas aired to bring more visitors downtown Fort Wayne
Friday, September 23, 2016
Fort Wayne city budget includes 28 new officers
$24 million to be spent on street, sidewalk work
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lafayette upgrades public Wi-Fi access
Friday, September 23, 2016
IUK students conduct study on new bypass around Kokomo: Traffic down, sales up on old road
55.07 percent of the businesses surveyed along old U.S. 31 said their sales are up since the new road opened in 2013
Friday, September 23, 2016
New trail to Notre Dame proposed along former railroad coal route
Friday, September 23, 2016
Echoes of Pence in Holcomb plan for Indiana's economic future
Thursday, September 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Police video fee is affront to transparency
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Great Lakes Basin tweaks portions of proposed rail routes through NWI
Primary changes would be in Lowell area and would make freight line 21 miles shorter
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Residents play part in public art in Jasper
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Nickel Plate Trail to extend path to Maconaquah schools in Miami County
When it connects with Cardinal Greenway, a paved bike path will run from Rochester to Richmond
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Notre Dame seeks to end coal use by end of the decade
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Manchester Early Learning Center approved for Regional Cities Initiative funding
Part of strategy to increase Wabash County population which has been in decline for decades
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bloomington mayor sees 'major cost and more danger' with new I-69 Section 5 target date
State pushes completion target out four months to October 2017 because of pay issues and falling behind remedial construction schedule
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Madison County jailing some inmates in Blackford County because it's over capacity
Almost 50 inmates are sleeping on the floor, sheriff says
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Knox County Commissioners offering old court house radiators to home rehabers
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge celebrates 5 decades of conservation
Today nearly 172,000 people flock to the 7,724-acre refuge on an annual basis
Monday, September 19, 2016
Empty Bedford lot sprouts new garden; IU Health, city partner to offer free plots
Monday, September 19, 2016
Indiana governor candidates Gregg, Holcomb discuss environment
Sunday, September 18, 2016
EDITORIAL: Report tailors growth plans for different-sized Indiana communities
Thriving Communities, Thriving State” should be required reading for candidates in statewide, local and even school board races
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Muncie groups work on sustaining a treasure in its downtown: Muncie Civic Theatre
$2.5 million capital campaign underway for interior restoration
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elkhart County police under fire as Latino identity theft arrests surge
Sunday, September 18, 2016
As funds dwindle, Evansville homeless groups try to reduce costs
Consolidation eyed as one option to ease fundraising
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kokomo Common Council urges state to support redistricting reform
New process would empower communities, increase voter participation and inspire more communication between voters and elected officials, resolution says
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Walkable cities are growing cities, planners say
"When you walk or bike you experience your hometown in a much more intimate way,” Strong Towns contributor says
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Marion misses road funding opportunity by not applying for funds
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Authorities mull new guidelines for handling dangerous drug fentanyl
Local sheriff’s department is considering purchasing face masks, full-body protective suits and special drug-testing equipment
Saturday, September 17, 2016
NIRPC wants to tame "hostile" U.S. 30 around I-65 for traffic and pedestrians
Also supports South Shores plan to 'double track' between Gary and Michigan City
Friday, September 16, 2016
Telehealth clinic allows Elwood students to see physician without leaving school
The program designed to lower the amount of emergency room visits at the hospital that are for simple issues
Friday, September 16, 2016
Pendleton prisons pass sex abuse audit
Friday, September 16, 2016
Local officials detail daily fight against drugs
Statewide seminar focuses on synthetics, marijuana
Friday, September 16, 2016
Butts fill cracks in downtown Muncie brick pavement
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Ex-Sheraton site being reborn as City Centre Plaza in downtown Gary
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Hoosiers urged to verify registration status after fraud discovered
State police are investigating an organization known as the Indiana Voter Registration Projec
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Community visioning begins in Fayette County
Mission statement:  “A community initiative to positively impact and significantly influence our future”
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Huntington trails project gets funding from Regional Cities Initiative
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Pay issue leads to continuing delays on I-69 construction between Bloomington-Martinsville
Company allegedly owes $2.3 million to contractor
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Mishawaka schools consultant apologizes for failed communication
No one attended $25.6 million referendum talk
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Tired of waiting rooms? Try doctors on demand in Greenfield
Hancock Regional Health to offer virtual visits via smartphone app
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
East Chicago Marina downsizes as part of renovation in hopes of getting more residents
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: 'Guinea pig' status of I-69 work deserves more state oversight
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
State agency approves DeKalb County property tax increase for cumulative capital fund
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
OPINION: Cut the Indiana property tax cut debate, spend wisely
City councils ought to focus on the basics of making a city attractive to people
Monday, September 12, 2016
Marion director of development joins list of fired department heads to save money
Monday, September 12, 2016
Gregg visits Bloomington, pledges to focus on economy, equality
Says even though his opponent has changed  the issues are the same
Monday, September 12, 2016
In the wake of 9/11, disaster preparedness grants benefited seven area counties
Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange and Owen counties have been awarded 129 grants totaling $12,661,022
Monday, September 12, 2016
$150 fee established for Michigan City police video recordings
Friday, September 9, 2016
Ball State University seeks $88 million for new STEM, health professions building
New health clinics and science labs are critical to school's  future, consultants say
Friday, September 9, 2016
Local Dubois County municipalities announce email, text alert feature
Friday, September 9, 2016
Public gets first look at proposed downtown Jasper Cultural Center
The arts would get a total of 24,680 square feet with four workshop spaces for classes
Friday, September 9, 2016
Coyotes on the prowl in Bloomington neighborhoods
“Bloomington is pretty much a ‘we aim to live with wildlife’ town," head of city's animal care and control agency
Friday, September 9, 2016
Isolux Corsan blames state for I-69 issues
Friday, September 9, 2016
10-county study: Quality of life key to regional prosperity
Without a rich sense of place and community, workforce retention becomes difficult, says steering committee chair
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Indiana Finance Authority warns of breach of contract on 21-mile I-69 Section 5 work
State Rep. Pierce asking state to take over project
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Rental for use of 341 state cell towers will pay for Bicentennial projects
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Struggle over Delaware County EDIT continues
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Gary schools looking for ways out of $75 million budget deficit
State-appointed fiscal manager says district 'can't cut fast enough'
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Marion seeking economic cohesiveness
Results of the surveys will determine whether elected city officials are all on the same page with what they want and what they are doing for the city’s future
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
State takes action against I-69 Development Partners for not paying for work
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Major subcontractor again stops I-69 work on Section 5, awaits payment
"People don't understand why they're driving through miles and miles of traffic barrels and seeing little, if anything, getting done," State Rep. Matt Pierce  says
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Huntington University to build new greenhouse
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: Environment gets short shrift in race for Indiana governor
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Marion's future as Stellar Communities contestant is unclear
Until 2016, city was the only one to compete every since contest began in 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
South Bend Civic Theatre tries to fix its financial problems
“We’re adding financial stability to our criteria of how we select performances,” interim executive director says
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Local elections pose low tampering risk, Wabash County officials say
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Hoch Associates works to develop 20-minute neighborhood concept in Fort Wayne
Idea is that anyone in the neighborhood should be able to have access to all that they may need outside of work within a 20-minute bike ride or walk
Monday, September 5, 2016
With its jail maxed out, Vigo County comes calling in Albion
Noble County facility houses 30 'foreign' inmates awaiting trial
Monday, September 5, 2016
After 8 homicides, 28 armed robberies, Elkhart leaders search for solutions
Police department currently 11 short of the budgeted number of officers
Sunday, September 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ritz's office should have put technology contract up for bid
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Clark County needle exchange program will launch in two months
Saturday, September 3, 2016
More jobs, better opportunities for Southern Indiana residents this Labor Day
From the fourth quarter of 2014 to the fourth quarter of 2015, 4,919 jobs were added in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties, according to STATS Indiana
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Bloomington budget plans reflect commitment to training city employees
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Muncie didn't apply for street repair funds and mayor says he doesn't regret it
The state received more than 1,600 applications from 317 cities, towns and counties statewide and virtually all got some money, officials says
Friday, September 2, 2016
Flooding leads the list of concerns for the future of Portland's downtown
Attendees want improved aesthetics and beautification, a more vibrant nightlife with more downtown dining options and a stronger park and trail system
Friday, September 2, 2016
Area EDC no longer to seek wind farms for Henry County
Unknown what will happen to two existing projects
Friday, September 2, 2016
Indiana Chamber wants a better workforce talent pool for Hoosier industry
Pushing gubernatorial and state superintendent candidates to address the issue
Friday, September 2, 2016
Peru mayor touts return to stability of police force during State of City address
Wants to develop new properties in the city is to increase the population, which has either declined or remained stagnant for years
Friday, September 2, 2016
PotashCorp opens massive new $40 million distribution center in Hammond
Initial project added a total of 14 new miles of rail and can accommodate up to 1,000 railcars
Thursday, September 1, 2016
A dam big job: Cannelton Locks keeps river commerce moving
In 2015, river traffic carried a reported 61 million tons of goods through the locks and dam
Thursday, September 1, 2016
New bridge will give boost to Milton, Madison businesses, EDC head says
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Kokomo's Inventrek tenants find temporary housing after tornado
Ivy Tech programs have relocated classes to other college buildings
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Terre Haute's general fund cash $11 million in red at the end of July
Mayor says situation anticipated; overall fund balance positive
Thursday, September 1, 2016






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