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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
EDITORIAL: Trump's bullying doesn't help public
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gary seeks developer for University Park East area
Monday, January 16, 2017
OPINION: Who really pays taxes?
Almost all of the deeply held beliefs many folks have about the fairness of a particular tax or the impact of tax cuts or tax increases are mistaken
Monday, January 16, 2017
Hoosiers encouraged to reduce their carbon footprints
Simple lifestyle changes can help the environment
Monday, January 16, 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
EDITORIAL: Vaccination commission unnecessary
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Lawmaker proposes $5 million to help East Chicago schools deal with loss of students
The district will end up losing state tuition funding for 275 students because of lead crisis
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
$2,500 reward offered in Indiana whooping crane shooting case
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
EDITORIAL: Coats brings sound judgment to Trump team
Monday, January 9, 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
Kokomo American Legion post passes resolution requesting legal medical cannabis
VA physicians now allowed to advise and monitor patients who use cannabis in states where it is legal
Friday, January 6, 2017
South Shore expansion project to Dyer would mean a move for many
Friday, January 6, 2017
Initiative to help regenerate southern Indiana forests, protect some animal species
Aims to regenerate new forest growth over next five years on a combined 8,436 acres of private, state and federal land in state
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
OPINION: The Hoosier economy flourished under Governor Pence
This ability to focus more on results of policy than popularity should be welcomed in Washington
Monday, January 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Pence's turnaround led Indiana political stories in 2016
Monday, January 2, 2017
EDITORIAL: Resolve to push out corruption, promote civility in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, January 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lessons Mike Pence can apply in Washington, D.C.
Sunday, January 1, 2017
It's an off year for Indiana elections, but don't expect politics to go away
Republicans start looking for whom will oppose Sen. Joe Donnelly, which could cost tens of millions of dollars to try
Sunday, January 1, 2017
FAA changing medical certification for some private pilots
New regulations pushed by Rep. Toddd Rokita, R-4th District, expected by July 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Evansville demolishes 170 blighted homes in 2016 through land bank, federal program
The city funded the land bank at $1.6 million to get it started
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Indiana uninsured rate falls considerably under Obamacare
More than 20 million Americans have picked up health coverage, reducing the U.S. uninsured rate to the lowest point on record
Friday, December 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Congress could help solve decisions facing retirees
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Some IU employees seek to retain domestic-partner benefits
University alters health plans after same-sex marriage OK'd
Wednesday, December 28, 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
Former GM stamping plant site in Indianapolis going back on block
The 102-acre parcel sits along the west bank of the White River downtown
Monday, December 26, 2016
Richmond blight eliminaton program growing, seeking new grant
Monday, December 26, 2016
COMMENTARY: Greg Zoeller leaves attorney general role with legacy in public health
He calls the current crisis - which claimed more than 33,000 lives last year in the U.S. with overdoses – “medically assisted addiction”
Monday, December 26, 2016
Connersville's downtown nominated for historic distinction
Thursday, December 22, 2016
COMMENTARY: The 'Carrier deal' - Same old same old
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
COMMENTARY: Indiana passenger rail and the Mencken axiom
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
IUPUI awarded $1.5 million to help manufacturers find energy savings
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
AT LAST: East-end bridge, dubbed Lewis and Clark, opens to traffic
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Chicago-Fort Wayne-Columbus passenger rail study gets federal approval
A 2013 feasibility study projected 2.1 million riders would use the route in 2020, many of them students
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Fort Wayne passenger rail line to Chicago closer to reality
Feds, state give OK for further study which includes further service to Columbus, Ohio
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Bedford amends sign ordinance which it hopes makes ACLU of Indiana lawsuit moot
Restrictive language removed from rule
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
EDITORIAL: Hate crimes bill must be made a priority in 2017 Indiana Legislature
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Lead tests yield a bad surprise in one South Bend neighborhood
Area has a high concentration of homes built from the late 1800s to early 1900s, which often have lead-based paint
Monday, December 19, 2016
In home of 'Hoosiers,' cross atop public tree ignites controversy
Lawsuit argues cross violates separation of church and state
Monday, December 19, 2016






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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