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Henry County tilts at windmills: Planners to look at turbine ordinance
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Evansville, Vectren announce solar energy partnership
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sports dollars add up to more than $40 million for Fort Wayne
City expects to see estimated 120,000 visitors at more than 70 tournaments in 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
COMMENTARY: 2017 Indiana Legislature: Hooray for the half-bad
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Never built South Bend: What downtown could have looked like
From a canal to downtown shopping mall, projects that were proposed but never happened
Monday, April 24, 2017
Terre Haute's Riverscape sees decade of progress in enhancing banks of Wabash
The community can ensure the long neglected and abused river will be properly treated as the historic, cultural and economic asset that it is
Monday, April 24, 2017
National group urges ratio of 250 students per counselor in grades K-12
For the 2014-15 school year, there was one counselor for every 634 students in public or charter schools, state DOE says
Monday, April 24, 2017
Bloomington annexation plan effectively killed with passage of state budget bill
Mayor warns all Indiana cities are at risk of state taking over local issues
Monday, April 24, 2017
New state budget funds South Shore double-tracking project between Gary and Michigan City
Appropriates $6 million a year for the next 30 years to add capacity and speed travel on the commuter rail line that connects the Region with Chicago
Sunday, April 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lake County commissioners turn backs on good government
Sunday, April 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs its leaders to reverse environmental decline
Sunday, April 23, 2017
2017 Indiana General Assembly a successful session? Depends on who you ask
Developing a fluid education-to-career path for Hoosiers with the Department of Workforce Development may be 2018 priority
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Terre Haute community garden aims to teach children sustainability, self-reliance
“We want to empower kids to take care of themselves so when they grow up they know what to do”
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Food-beverage tax for Hulman Center fails in legislature
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Elkhart County solar proponents fear bill could hurt fast-growing industry
Sunday, April 23, 2017
General Assembly approves $40 million for Ivy Tech Kokomo Campus transformation
The majority of the new space will house the Health Sciences and Nursing programs
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Whitestown, Worth Township restart reorganization efforts to merge
The move is not an annexation but a reorganization, people on both sides emphasized
Sunday, April 23, 2017
St. Joseph County files lawsuit to seize farmland by power plant
Officials offered $344,000; owner demanded $1.8 million
Sunday, April 23, 2017
More cuts loom for Jay Schools as enrollment continues to drop
The current personnel head count of 496 is projected to be cut to 459 by 2018 in order to achieve the necessary savings
Saturday, April 22, 2017
ArcelorMittal USA develops steel highway barrier
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana lawmakers OK $39 million for Muncie Ivy Tech Campus
Saturday, April 22, 2017
$5.6 million Ross-Ade Stadium lighting project underway with Aug. 25 completion date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Clark County police aim to rid streets of opioids by targeting dealers
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana lawmakers pass budget with investments in education, entrepreneurism
Funding for the pre-kindergarten education program will more than double annually—to $22 millio
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Proposed language in budget bill would kill Bloomington's annexation plan
Friday, April 21, 2017
Citywide fiber partnership between Bloomington and Axia dissolves
Company says its proposed open access model didn't fit its parent company's return/risk/reward profile
Friday, April 21, 2017
Vincennes Parks' 5-year plan done and headed to state officials
Friday, April 21, 2017
State money expected for South Shore double-track project between Gary and Michigan City
With the faster commute people who work in Chicago will choose to live in South Bend, state senator says
Friday, April 21, 2017
NIRPC: Low bids to help fund more transportation projects in Lake and Porter counties
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Solutions sought for rural internet lag in Indiana
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Midstate Corridor remains priority for Dubois County economic development group
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Huntington County schools discuss possible elimination of valedictorian status
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Latest Indiana roads deal would raise taxes, generate added $617 million in 2018
By 2024 the plan would generate more than $1.2 billion in new revenue for state and local road funding annually
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hancock County study of eliminating jail overcrowding has $35 million price tag
Building a new facility estimated to house 438 inmates, more than double the number held at the current facility
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bedford Parks, Live Well break ground on community garden on H Street
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Fiber optics a crucial ingredient in connecting businesses, homes and communities
A look at Bloomington's race for fiber infrastructure
Thursday, April 20, 2017
More toll roads are likely in Indiana's future, House Speaker Bosma predicts
Legislators are working with a plan that would raise $1.2 billion annually for state roads and $775 million annually for local roads by 2024
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Muncie Community Schools operates more schools than its peers
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Richmond 2013 Stellar Communities streets project delayed until 2018
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Overdose cluster worries Terre Haute police
City sees three likely heroin-induced deaths in less than a week
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Plans for final I-69 leg moves forward despite Bloomington-Martinsville delays
The proposed 26-mile route will likely include 10 exits, 16 overpasses or underpasses and new local access roads
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Hackers seeking ransom after breaking into computer systems may face harsher penalties
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Dig deep for Indiana road funding compromise
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Mayor says in State of the City: 'Muncie will find a way'
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sex trafficking is happening in southern Indiana - and everywhere, says speaker
Judge encourages public to look for signs of trafficking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Indiana governor unfamiliar with group pushing roads plan
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Dubois County must develop plan to address jail overcrowding
Sheriff suggests county could consider having a rehab facility for people who are released from jail but still have addictions
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Existing internet service providers eager to chart their own broadband destinies
A look at Bloomington's race for fiber infrastructure
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Northeast Indiana RDA commits Regional Cities Initiative funds to six projects
They will get slightly less than what was requested; officials still pleased
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
New Indiana Toll Road plazas open in Portage
Monday, April 17, 2017
55 more Wells County acreage given to ACRES
Monday, April 17, 2017
Firm buys naming rights to Fort Wayne riverfront amphitheatre
Monday, April 17, 2017
Experts explain how fiber outstrips copper to bring the internet up to speed
IU expert: 'I don’t think there’s anything to compare to fiber'
Monday, April 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: New Indiana highway taxes, fees still undecided
Monday, April 17, 2017
Expert: Chemical change likely contributed to lead in East Chicago water
Sunday, April 16, 2017
School referendum vote set for May 2 for three Lake County school systems
Each of the school districts is telling voters that if the referendum does not pass, there will be deep cuts including teachers and program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Indiana legislative session set to end Friday
Senate Pro Tem David Long said finding a road funding solution "continues to be a work in progress. ... We're not there, yet."
Sunday, April 16, 2017
A heartbreaking task: Reviewing child fatalities
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Accused felons get second chance with St. Joseph County program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
The rise and fall of a small Ohio college which reopened after three years
Could St. Joseph's College do what Antioch did?
Sunday, April 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: NWI Region unity yields child sex abuse prevention
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Muncie school board votes to close 3 schools
Saturday, April 15, 2017
New $17 million volleyball and wrestling arena approved for Indiana University
Metz Carillon to move to IU Arboretum
Saturday, April 15, 2017
IKEA Fishers to install massive solar array
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Schnucks begins offering home delivery at six groceries in Evansville
For a $35 minimum grocery purchase, the fee for a one-time delivery is about $6
Friday, April 14, 2017
Whitestown census shows huge growth, more diversity in less than six years
Estimates show that the population could grow to 12,000 by 2020, an approximately 300 percent increase in only 10 years
Friday, April 14, 2017
Since Kokomo Common Council vote, sexual predators in bathrooms, locker rooms nonexistent
Records show that KPD has not received any calls, in any capacity, since the vote regarding a transgender person utilizing a public restroom
Friday, April 14, 2017
Despite concerns of child health experts, baby box bill clears Indiana legislature
Health, child welfare experts still oppose them
Friday, April 14, 2017
Michiana parks try alternatives to fend off Canada geese
Fences, flowers and other tactics, but no killing roundups
Friday, April 14, 2017
Trail work revived in Oakland City
Friday, April 14, 2017
Anderson Community Schools sets bond referendum at $50 million
Cost of facilities improvement program spread over 19 years
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Rail eminent domain changes win Indiana legislative approval
May deter Great Lakes Basin Transportation's proposed 200-nuke cooridor around Chicago
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Valparaiso State Rep. Soliday leading effort to craft road funding compromise
"We've not been afraid to think outside the box and explore new and different ways that we can find to fund roads"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Indiana emergency contact database wins legislative approval
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gov. Holcomb should take a hard look at the evidence before signing solar bill
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Hoosier Environmental Council wants Legislature to boost IDEM, IDNR funding
Senior policy director says two agencies have been neglected for a long time, and it’s now becoming a public health issue as well as an economic one
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Bedford proposes shifting pool from chlorine-treated to saltwater to save funds
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
OPINION: School board elections matter
For the people of Muncie, school board elections matter far more than any presidential election ever will
Monday, April 10, 2017
Whodunit? How did Muncie Schools get into this mess?
Hicks calls school board "a wholly owned subsidiary" of MTA; DeBoer blames "… state aid has declined a lot," by a "significant amount"
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Smaller Hoosier schools could get incentive to merge, but is it worth it?
Back in 2008, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels wanted to require schools with fewer than 1,000 students to combine administrative functions
Sunday, April 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Property is important in Bloomington, Indiana, or in Gurgaon, India
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Nickel Plate Trail one of nine picked for statewide study
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Daunting task: Vincennes preparing application for Stellar Communities grant
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Some Hoosier counties keeping millions in reserve funds
Preparing for tax revenue shortfalls expected to be caused by property tax caps and farmland value changes
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Martinsville Mayor Kohl cultivates relationships with other mayors, talks I-69
Saturday, April 8, 2017
CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Heroin overdoses on the rise in Southern Indiana
Clark County health officer says epidemic is getting worse
Saturday, April 8, 2017
INDOT plans $7.2 million in construction on I-70 Hancock, Henry County bridges
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Officials: Indiana Senate bill allocates less funding for local road projects
Likely be one of the final issues lawmakers work out as the session draws to a close, says Sen. Mike Crider
Saturday, April 8, 2017
IEDC OKs $3.84 million funding for Shipshewana's new $19.2 million event center
Fort Wayne project gets $2.48 million and Huntington $1.6 million of Regional Cities Initiative money
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Strong state revenue growth may give Hoosier lawmakers more money to spend
Friday, April 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Trump leads foxes of the environmental hen house
Friday, April 7, 2017
Finding a way for Anderson to stand out
Launch Indiana aims to help Anderson grow
Friday, April 7, 2017
North Central Parke votes to combine Rockville,Turkey Run high schools
District enrollment and county population continue to drop
Friday, April 7, 2017
Indiana needle bill heads to desk of Gov. Eric Holcomb for his signature
Exchange proposal is all but certain to be made law
Friday, April 7, 2017
South Shore development districts for four counties win unanimous Senate approval
consultant estimates local tax revenue growth available for development spending in just Lake and Porter counties will total $456.2 million over a 20-year period
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Harrison County signs deal for 115 miles of $5 million fiber-optic backbone
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Logansport to take mulligan on golf funding
Council OKs $4,000 for guests of local businesses at city-owned course
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
YMCA joint-use facility breaks ground in Lafayette
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Bill would help clear up ownership of Southern Indiana's water
Indiana and Kentucky both use aquifer as resource
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
DeKalb County Council approves money for housing prisoners in other jails
Wednesday, April 5, 2017






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