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More kids need lead tests to solve South Bend's toxic problem, officials say
Lead paint in rundown homes — not drinking water — is the root cause of the long-standing problem, they add
Sunday, January 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Prosperity on a sea of alcohol?
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Richmond Mayor Dave Snow: Downtown growth, prosperity 'major priorities'
Says breaking the perception that there is a parking problem is crucial to the success of businesses
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Indiana 641 bypass finally, entirely open in Vigo County
6.2-mile project took 13 years and cost $150 million
Saturday, January 21, 2017
$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
Redevelopment commission gives final approval to new 46-acre Gary TIF district
Friday, January 20, 2017
Toll bills to be mailed soon for those without RiverLink accounts
Vehicles without accounts, transponders charged more
Friday, January 20, 2017
Pence disaster relief denial leaves legislators scrambling to help East Chicago
Seek financial aid for cleanup and testing efforts; and better assist residents being forced to relocate because of contamination at the U.S.S. Lead Superfund site
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Ball State seeks $5 million for 20 classrooms
Thursday, January 19, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb sets a constructive course
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Mayor: Terre Haute must invest in itself to keep growing
'Quality of life initiatives are what we need to stay focused on in order for our community to grow,' Duke Bennett says
Thursday, January 19, 2017
RDA OKs $3.5 million grant for Warsaw's Buffalo St. Project
Thursday, January 19, 2017
President made Elkhart County part of his economic recovery plan, Democrat leader says
About $140 million in funding that was awarded to the county through the Obama administration during the recession
Thursday, January 19, 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
Jasper legislators propose bills to help fund the proposed Midstate Corridor
Bills would allow local and regional governments to group together and form a regional supplemental highways funding authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Steuben County Community Foundation frees up funds for finishing bike trail
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Shipshewana event center wins $3.84 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding
$19.2 million project one of three to win approval from Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Indiana's newest governor, calls for road funding and likely a tax hike
Holcomb outlines 5 areas of focus for next 4 years
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Holcomb: Too many Hoosiers unprepared for jobs of the future
Also declared his support for a proposed balanced budget amendment to the Indiana constitution
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Goshen seeking coordinator for arts market, new arts and culture database
Local artists that there isn't an affordable space with regular hours where they can sell their work
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Southern Indiana mayors talk infrastructure at AIM roundtable session
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
Gary seeks developer for University Park East area
Monday, January 16, 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
EDITORIAL: Give us your best, Gov. Holcomb
Monday, January 16, 2017
Indiana gasoline tax increase might hurt fuel stops
Prices could push people to border, Convenience Store Association says
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Surprise! Indiana has a drug problem
Eye on the pie
Monday, January 16, 2017
Miami County officials look to take over civilian operations at Grissom runway
Company says there are not enough landings to make a profit
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Downtown Lebanon square pilot parking program in the works
Would dedicate a space in front of businesses for “curb-side service, express service and 20 minute spaces”
Sunday, January 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Inevitably, we're going to be paying more to drive in Indiana
Sunday, January 15, 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
City of Bloomington could become owner of Night Moves, essentially a strip club
Property could become part of area to complement developmnt of $25.5 million Switchyard Park
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Interest in downtown Kendallville area on the rise, chamber head says
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Lilly Endowment dishes out $100 million to central Indiana human service agencies
Foundation is one of largest grant-maker in the U.S. with assets of $11.8 billion at the end of 2015
Friday, January 13, 2017
Terre Haute finances continue on the mend
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Main Stellar Communities project for Corydon opposed by Lucas Oil owner
Thursday, January 12, 2017
School City of Mishawaka to hire two marketing employees for new communications plan
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Holcomb budget maintains surplus, funds South Shore project
Declare his support for a 20-year road funding plan sought by many in the General Assembly
Wednesday, January 11, 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
Hammond City Council votes to close city court
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Michigan City eyes new city website
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's initial ideas would move the state in right direction
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Monroe County court officials feeling impact of sentencing code changes
Jail capacity reached at times, forcing officials to look to other counties to house inmates
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Accident threatens structural integrity of U.S. 36 overpass on I-465
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Update on Stellar Communities projects in Rushville
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Shelbyville Mayor Tom DeBaun relects on 2016 and looks ahead to 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Elkhart police suspending use of body cameras indefinitely due to high failure rate
About 25 percent of 80 sent back to manufacturer for repairs
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
New Evansville police policy to streamline body cams for prosecutor
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Last operating LST warship one step closer to Evansville riverfront relocation
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Anderson Schools unveils facilities plan that could cost up to $60 million
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A growing concern for food deserts in South Bend
Despite obstacles, efforts persist to bring low-income neighborhood good food options
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Two Stellar Communities in Southern Indiana and their paths to the future
North Vernon nearly done after five years, and Corydon just beginning
Monday, January 9, 2017
Visitation opportunities expanding for Monroe County jail inmates
Will have access to tablets that allow for video chats with people outside the confines of the correctional center
Monday, January 9, 2017
2017 calls for more skilled labor, collaboration, DeKalb, Steuben County EDCs say
Monday, January 9, 2017
Mayor's goal: Grow Anderson's population primarily through job growth
BSU economist suggests putting school improvements first to attract new residents
Monday, January 9, 2017
OPINION: Finance Indiana roads the right way
Eye  on the pie
Monday, January 9, 2017
OPINION: Indiana's tax base dwindles
It is astonishing that despite a growing economy, the state has a tax system that cannot meet its future needs due to entirely predictable problems
Monday, January 9, 2017
Indiana Senate Bill 85 seeks TIF refund for schools
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Wabash Valley legislators not all sold on gas tax increase
Funding for roads will be big part of session's agenda
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Proposal for Ivy Tech to join Downtown Evansville medical campus off the table, for now
Not included in school's list of priorities for state funding
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Questions surround Indiana's prison health care contract
Officials don't explain delay in long-term deal
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Want to sell? Farmers offered land deals for power line near New Carlisle
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Vincennes mayor says 2017 to be even busier than last year
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Partnership makes progress in reviewing public efficiency in Terre Haute, Vigo County
Saturday, January 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: 3 dead children a call to action, outrage in Gary
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Indiana study shows need for increased water infrastructure spending
The 20-year statewide capital needs for wastewater and drinking water are $15.6 billion and $17.5 billion.
Friday, January 6, 2017
South Shore expansion project to Dyer would mean a move for many
Friday, January 6, 2017
COMMENTARY: A hike in the Indiana gasoline tax? Whom does the GOP represent?
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Businesses along Ind. 37 in Martinsville area not sure where they stand with I-69
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
Greenfield, Hancock County leaders discuss state and future of the community
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Resident, council member want Alexandria's fluoride turned on immediately
Water plant operator/superintendent for the city made unilateral to turn it off in 2008
Thursday, January 5, 2017
House Republicans ask Hoosiers to pay more for better roads
Plan would require the Indiana Department of Transportation to seek federal approval to toll the approximately 1,100 miles of existing Interstates
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Jefferson County Industrial Development Corp. renews discussion of spec building
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Boone County child neglect cases have nearly tripled in last three years
Local and state officials have pointed to the opioid epidemic as a possible cause of the increase in crimes against children
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Jeffersonville City Council reorganizes public arts commission
Nine-member board will be charged with creating a public arts plan, creating policies and collaborating with other groups and city entities
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Student garden puts nutrition on the table at middle school in Huntingburg
“Our kids have a lot of access to physical fitness and sports activities and programs, but we don’t focus very much on nutrition”
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monroe County Jail to open mental health dorm
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Senate Democratic leader questions fairness of hiking Indiana gasoline tax
Lanane says tax relief for businesses was costly to state
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Madison County Council approves $427,015 funding for problem solving courts
State grant money not available for staffing in 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Southern Indiana lawmakers to file toll-related bills in 2017 session
Tuesday, January 3, 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
Holcomb says he will focus on jobs, business growth as Indiana's 51st governor
He also states Indiana must "kill the drug epidemic that our state is grappling with"
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Hobart finds ton of ways to promote natural areas
Sunday, January 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Resolve to push out corruption, promote civility in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Indiana's leaders have full agenda: Biennial budget is top priority
Sunday, January 1, 2017
East Chicago can't use rate hike for removal of estimated 4,000 lead service lines
A report recently issued by the Indiana Finance Authority found Indiana's aging water utilities need $2.3 billion for immediate repairs
Saturday, December 31, 2016
First day of tolling sees light traffic on Ohio River bridges to Louisville
But long waits reported at customer service centers
Saturday, December 31, 2016
First half of public art project installed in downtown Lafayette
Friday, December 30, 2016
New Albany approves bid to transform alley into 'more of a place'
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Monroe County marks year of progress on trail system, emulating other cities
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Bloomington names director of innovation
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Knightstown, like many other Hoosier towns, is struggling with its finances
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Boone County local income tax hike raises $4.5 million annually for public safety
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Daviess County Economic Corp. stops proposed project to develop conference center
Questions county's commitment to fund tourism and job training facility
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Evansville mayor outlines new city projects
2017 ventures include blight demolition, sewer infrastructure
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Property tax caps cause New Castle to lay off two municipal employees
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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
Southern Indiana residents brace for upcoming tolls on bridges to Louisville
The monthly cost will vary for each person, dependent on how many times they cross over one of the three tolled bridges
Tuesday, December 27, 2016






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