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Without federal waiver, 275 state high schools could see graduation rates drop
Thursday, September 21, 2017
East Chicago starts lead pipe replacement at Superfund site
Monday, September 18, 2017
Anderson is one of 10 places in country picked to take park in EPA health program
Sunday, September 17, 2017
HUD awards East Chicago $4 million for demolition of West Calumet housing site
Residents concerned about what happens to site in the future
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Seymour police use unusual mode of travel to catch offenders - school buses
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is funding the initiative with federal funds that pay overtime to officers involved in program
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Darmstadt residents express support regarding town's judicial review
Friday, September 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Federal election commission a waste of time
Friday, September 15, 2017
New tax, fees expected to reduce Indiana bridge deficiencies
Of state's 19,245 bridges, 1,525, or 7.9 percent, were rated as structurally deficient in 2016
Thursday, September 14, 2017
No end in sight for vehicle emissions testing in Lake, Porter counties
Northwest Indiana is grouped with northeastern Illinois, including Chicago, and southeastern Wisconsin for air pollution measurements
Thursday, September 14, 2017
National Science Foundation grants Purdue $20 milllion for shale gas research
This process will use fewer carbon emissions and will boost the U.S. economy, says professor
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tax abatement approved for $5.8 million workforce housing in Huntingburg
Developers need to pursue tax credits for the project to come to fruition
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
NWI police say they remain focused on criminals, not immigration status
Gary’s City Council adopted a “welcoming city” ordinance in May, and elected officials in East Chicago are considering a similar measure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Interactive map shows developing projects in Jasper
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Trump tries bipartisanship
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
South Bend council: South Shore expansion shouldn't run over residents' concerns
The bulk of the $290 million project would involve double-tracking 16 miles between Gary and Michigan City
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
City of South Bend surprised to hear train horns again
Did answers die with assistant city attorney?
Monday, September 11, 2017
Indiana's replacement for No Child Left Behind awaits governor's signature
Only 17 states have submitted plans so far; U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved eight
Sunday, September 10, 2017
State Superintendent McCormick: Change in graduation formula on the way
Could result in a drop for some districts from a rate of 90 percent to 70 percent
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Witnesses: Indiana should keep handgun permit law
Committee is eyeing permit-free carry for the Hoosier state
Friday, September 8, 2017
Put your face in neutral for a Real ID which is required by October 2020
Indiana banned smiling in photos taken by BMV officials for a driver’s license since 2009
Friday, September 8, 2017
Indiana receives Ryan White Supplemental Award to fight HIV
Friday, September 8, 2017
$40,000 EDC loan approved for Tell City bakery
Thursday, September 7, 2017
EPA to test homes' soil near LaSalle Park Superfund site in South Bend
State and federal officials have known since 1984 that several industrial companies had dumped hazardous wastes at the site from the 1930s to the mid-1950s
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Riverview Lofts secures approval from Knox County APC - again
Thursday, September 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Trump should heed steel executives' cries for help
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Food deserts explored by Indiana legislative committee
About one in every seven Hoosiers is food insecure and doesn't know where their next meal may be coming from, says food banks group
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Indiana leaders react to Trump administration rescinding DACA program
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
EDITORIAL: Protect the DREAMers
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Immigrant students in South Bend greet Trump decision with dismay and resolve
Local residents react to immigration decision
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
South Shore Line projects fate in the hands of Congress as budget work begins
While money from the budget Congress is working on now wouldn't fund commuter rail projects, continuation of the grant programs is at stake
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Most Healthy Indiana Plan members would be exempt from state's proposed work requirement
The largest group are individuals who already satisfy the governor's recommended employment requirement by working at least 20 hours a week, eight months a year
Monday, September 4, 2017
OPINION: Paying for self-inflicted wounds
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 4, 2017
EPA proposing $3.8 million cleanup for Elm Street site in Terre Haute
Federal agency estimates 2,300 tons of soil will need to be removed
Monday, September 4, 2017
Multiagency team combats opioid epidemic, drug trafficking in NWI, Indianapolis
"It's all about information sharing," state HIDTA director says
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Notre Dame president urges Trump to keep 'dreamers' program for immigrants
DACA grants deportation relief and access to work permits to approximately 788,000 undocumented immigrants brought to this country at a young age
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Indianapolis East side's hits big milestone by leveraging nearly $120 million
East Promise Zone has a population of more than 17,000, with almost half living in poverty and a quarter unemployed
Friday, September 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Transgender ban unwise, divisive; Proposal doesn't mesh with American values
Friday, September 1, 2017
AM General scores new $2.2 billion Army contract for Mishawaka plant
Friday, September 1, 2017
Federal agency decision derails 261-mile freight line from Indiana to Wisconsin
SBT cited a lack of complete and accurate financial information, as well as a lack of financial backing
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Businesses would stand to profit from commercial air service to Greater Lafayette
Thursday, August 31, 2017
First Amendment lawsuits vs. Muncie Community Schools settled
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Northwest Indiana officials, activists pushing back on proposed EPA budget cuts
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Syringe exchange unlikely in Wabash County
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
U.S. transportation head mum on $290 million South Shore double-track project odds
Would cut South Bend-Chicago by one hour, but can  happen without federal funds
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
South Shore Arts receives grant to expand projects to 67 schools
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Amtrak: CSX CEO Hunter Harrison is wrong, and things aren't improving
Says on-time performance has worsened in August 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
ArcelorMittal helps fund Great Lakes ecology programs
Monday, August 28, 2017
COMMENTARY: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says his agenda is moving ahead, sort of
Monday, August 28, 2017
Kokomo Howard County officials address military surplus MRAP, policing tactics
Source of safety or display of might?
Monday, August 28, 2017
Feasibility study planned for new I-65 interchange in Boone County
Sunday, August 27, 2017
COMMENTARY: I-70 is having a mid-life crisis in western Indiana
Interstate that changed Terre Haute is in need of an expansion as it turns 50 this week
Sunday, August 27, 2017
CSX digs in its heels, insists it's not purposely delaying Amtrak trains
Comments in contrast to an email a CSX supervisor sent to dispatchers ordering them to delay an Amtrak train
Friday, August 25, 2017
Development with hotels, restaurants planned for Highway 62 in Jeffersonville
Developer needs U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approval
Friday, August 25, 2017
Lake County sheriff found guilty of wire fraud and bribery charges
Local U.S. Attorney keeps perfect record on public corruption cases
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Lawsuit: Indiana voting lists will be improperly purged
Thursday, August 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: How fast can our economy grow at full employment?
Here's news: this forecast will be wrong, but will it be just a little wrong, so that the story it tells is mostly right -- or a lot wrong
Thursday, August 24, 2017






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