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Goshen City Council fronts $850,000 foregiveable renovation loan to Goshen Theater
Nonprofit has raised more than $5 million in recent capital campaign
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Federal judge: Vigo County must pick jail site by mid-May 2019
Total cost of new local prison creeps toward $100 million
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tax incentives for Hammond data center clear another Statehouse hurdle
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Economic climate healthy in Merrillville, official says
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Muncie City Council Council member, city at odds over financial information
For several documents, Nora Powell has taken it a step further, filing complaints with Indiana's Public Access Counselor about Muncie withholding information
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
State of County: White County commissioner sees growth ahead
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lake County to buy $340,000 armored vehicle
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
'Rare' TIF deal moves ahead in Marion
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Lawmakers up public-bidding threshold for local drainage board, airport authority projects
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
New Fishers-based developer tackles downtown projects in smaller Hoosier cities
The small team has won three projects that are the result of public-private partnerships with metro-area communities
Monday, March 18, 2019
OPINION: Beware any panacea for economic growth
Quite simply, it is the education, skills and health of a population (that) determines regional prosperity and economic growth
Monday, March 18, 2019
Trumps's 2020 budget proposal criticized by Great Lakes environmentalists
Offers $30 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative — a 90 percent drop from the $300 million it has gotten most years
Monday, March 18, 2019
Governor Holcomb hopes to fund teacher pay hike
Goal is 4 percent over the next two years
Monday, March 18, 2019
OPINION: Mining the data on cities and towns
Eye on the pie
Monday, March 18, 2019
Gary seeks private redevelopment at Lake Street Beach on Lake Michigan
Sunday, March 17, 2019
State grant to build connectivity in LaPorte
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Hobart OKs firearms ordinance banning public from carrying guns in public buildings
Sunday, March 17, 2019
2018 Indiana, South Bend area overdose deaths down after record high previous year
Officials attributed some of the decline in overdose deaths to a growing understanding of the dangers of opioids as well as an increasing number of pill drops in the area
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Environmentalists target Indiana Statehouse legislation
Calling on citizens to oppose House Bill 1266, which would reduce the ability of local government to police potentially damaging construction site runoff
Sunday, March 17, 2019
New Allen County court for families affected by addiction
Sunday, March 17, 2019
COMMENTARY: Indiana Senate Bill 105 would shed light on redistricting
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Member: Anderson schools board makes decision in executive session
Hoosier State Press Association attorney raises legal concerns about bypassing Indiana Open Door Law
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Anderson schools seeking 15 percent of TIF revenues
Mayor: They must specify a program for funding
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Local students participate in nationwide 'Youth Climate Strike' at Indiana Statehouse
"I’m living the rest of my life on this earth, and I just feel that a lot of decisions are being made by a lot of people a lot older than me," says one 16-year-old
Saturday, March 16, 2019
New Castle leaders tour downtown Frankfort to learn how to entice housing
“It is good that we are being seen across the state as a city that is on the move and growing,” says hosting Main Street director
Saturday, March 16, 2019
St. Joseph County lands $1 million grant for high-speed internet at industrial park
A press release said "according to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 230 jobs and spur $710 million in private investment"
Friday, March 15, 2019
Jay County Plan Commission get initial draft of new wind farm ordinance
Updates address setbacks, add more detail to process
Friday, March 15, 2019
Senators not fine with plan for additional oversight of local library budgets and tax levies
Friday, March 15, 2019
Indiana is less taxing than Illinois
Friday, March 15, 2019
Why are Delaware County officials headed to Europe again?
Friday, March 15, 2019
The Final Say: Martinsville Mayor Shannon Kohl gives last State of the City speech
Friday, March 15, 2019
Allen County Jail unveils 10 video chat kiosks
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Radius Indiana unifies eight-county region with new tourism initiative
According to Rockport Analytics, tourism is one of the leading industries in the region, accounting for $290.4 million in tourism spending
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Shelby County BZA OKs 199-megawatt solar facility on nearly 1,800 acres of farmland
Construction expected to start in 2022 with the facility up and running in 2023 to start servicing a 35-year deal to supply the energy created to Wabash Valley Power
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Chicago company plans 700-acre solar farm in northern Madison County
Facility will locate between Elwood and Orestes along Ind. 28
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Chicago company plans 700-acre solar farm in northern Madison County
Facility will locate between Elwood and Orestes along Ind. 28
Thursday, March 14, 2019
New Terre Haute Convention Center cost estimated at $32.5 million
Mayor new convention center, with a new hotel, along with a proposed new police station “will be a game changer for downtown”
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Jail population has grown more than Jay County's overall population
“We’re considered full at 112,” said chief deputy Patrick Wells; “They get a little uptight when they’re crowded”
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Cummins and Alterra Holdings to invest more than $15 million for Seymour expansions
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer touts success, sees work ahead in his State Of City
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Evansville City Council pledges 100 percent renewable energy city operations by 2050
Urges the city to provide more green infrastructure such as urban tree canopies, green streets and roofs, bike and pedestrian paths and electric vehicle charging stations
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
InSite to develop townhomes along Goshen millrace
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
EDITORIAL: DST - Is it worth the hassle?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Bill to compensate those wrongly convicted moves to Indiana Senate
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Gibson County Council tells sheriff to shop other jails to house inmates
State has twice cited jail for overcrowding and understaffing following inspections in last two years
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Fate of hate crimes bill uncertain in 2019 Indiana Legislature
Some lawmakers suggest there may not be a full vote in the House after amendment watered down initial measure in Senate
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
State of the City: 'We've got growth everywhere,' Vincennes Mayor Yochum says
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Pacers, CIB talks could extend beyond legislative deadline
Pro team is in the middle of a 10-year, $160 million deal with CIB that runs through the end of the 2023-2024 season
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Rail crossing task force shifts focus to Congress to prevent train blockage

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Delaware County commissioners officially sign off on new $45 million jail
500-bed facility aims to address overcrowding issues with the current jail, which was judged inadequate by the state
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Right to Life ad, rejected by Lafayette's CityBus, returns after federal lawsuit
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
New monitoring system detected Clark County overdose spike
Health officials believe increase may be due to a drug supply with higher fentanyl content than is usual in the area
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
2013 Stellar Community brought more than $27 million of investment to downtown Bedford
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
McCracken to chair economic development group centered around Crane
Will help capture new economic development opportunities that mutually benefit the military facility, the third-largest U.S. Navy base
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
School safety & security: Indiana bill aims to reassure students, teachers, parents
“No greater priority exists than keeping schools safe from harm,” says 134-page Indiana School Safety Reommendations report

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Bills would let Whitestown, Greenwood, Danville impose 1 percent food-and-beverage tax
Would have the biggest impact in Greenwood, where it could generate $2.5 million in 2020 and $2.6 million in 2021
Monday, March 11, 2019
Fulton County agrees to purchase of $308,000, 15.4-acre property for new jail
Monday, March 11, 2019
OPINION: Lessons learned from an economics conference
Education can improve productivity in any profession
Monday, March 11, 2019
OPINION: Bundles of labor force joy
Eye on the pie
Monday, March 11, 2019
Rail projects top infrastructure investments in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Northwest Indiana drug overdose deaths were down in 2018
Sunday, March 10, 2019
'Vertical assets' sought for expansion of internet availability in Jay County
Sunday, March 10, 2019
EDITORIAL: Expanding voter access should be bipartisan effort
Sunday, March 10, 2019
COMMENTARY: All-male West Lafayette City Council calls itself out as 'absolute disgrace'
With nine men and no women on the council, longtime member says, ‘There’s something wrong with this picture'
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Valparaiso residents invited to learn the ins and outs of city government
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Logan Stampings planning dual expansion in Logansport
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Purdue cyber security team devises all-in-one toolkit to combat cyber crimes
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Improvements highlighted at La Porte's State of City
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Huntington County Jail renovation completed, but remains overcrowded
Sheriff calls number of repeat offenders "staggering'
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Indiana told by national civil rights leaders current bill not enough to get off list
House Speaker Bosma prefers state language for bias crimes bill
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Evansville Courier & Press files complaint over refusal to release records without explanation
Friday, March 8, 2019
Pedestrian fatalities climb nationally; smartphone use a reason
Although Indiana law gives walkers legal right of way in crosswalk, many drivers may not understand that, city councilwoman says
Friday, March 8, 2019
EDITORIAL: 'It's better than nothing;' advancing bill brings redistricting transparency
Friday, March 8, 2019
EDITORIAL: Celebrating your right to know
Friday, March 8, 2019
Maintaining new Hoosier trails may need tax reallocations because of demand
The state is confronted with 82 pending requests for $144 million in search of a slice of the $90 million plan
Friday, March 8, 2019
Two Indiana bills could affect your access to Lake Michigan beaches
“A lot of our economy is activated because of our access to Lake Michigan," says Michigan City mayor
Friday, March 8, 2019
Indianapolis hoteliers oppose legislation that's tied to convention center expansion
Hotel occupancy in downtown Indianapolis has hovered above 70 percent since 2013, and that’s considered a healthy level in the industry
Thursday, March 7, 2019
NWI Region communities submit one-fifth of requests for state's Next Level Trails grants
42 of Indiana's 92 counties seek nearly $144 million to develop more than 240 miles of hiking, biking and riding trails
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Madison economic development plans move toward OK for multi-million-dollar infusion
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Kosciusko County planners approve solar permit moratorium extension
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Logansport officials looking at multiple quality-of-life options for the city
Wabash Heartland Innovation Network suggests the 10-counties in group collaborate on interconnectivity among them
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Dubois County officials consider connecting communities with trails
Thursday, March 7, 2019
PARKING ANXIETY: Fortville council OKs Main Street plan, reduces number of lost parking spaces
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Indiana bill moves forward that would allow counties to grow public transportation
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Marion City Council OKs TIF expansion
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
E.ON studying Gibson and Posey counties for wind farm
Company would like to have agreements for about 2,000 to 3,000 more acres, wind development manager says
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Jasper County Commissioners talk solar power, state grant
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Officials: Indiana jails crowded by Level 6 crimes
About a third of current jail inmates simply can’t afford bail, the Indiana Sheriffs' Association said
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Officials: Indiana jails crowded by Level 6 crimes
About a third of current jail inmates simply can’t afford bail, the Indiana Sheriffs' Association said
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
EDITORIAL: Safe places for sales should be more prevalent
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Full agenda awaits Hoosier lawmakers as second half of session starts today at Statehouse
House will begin considering Senate-approved legislation, and the Senate will evaluate proposed new laws endorsed by the House
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
New Michigan City commission would focus on clean energy, green space, recycling
Councilman says studies show that when families are looking to relocate to new cities, they look at available jobs, schools and green spaces
Monday, March 4, 2019
Judge, Howard County Council dispute headed to special judge, Indiana Supreme Court
Superior Court 1 judge believes his employees are not compensated fairly
Monday, March 4, 2019
Gates' properties redevelopment connects South Bend stadium, downtown core
City’s director of business development sees more upside for the area as restaurants, shops and apartments look to fill in the spaces that still remain to be developed
Monday, March 4, 2019
Henry County to join Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Sunday, March 3, 2019
EDITORIAL: Charge parents, not just youth, in some gun crimes
Sunday, March 3, 2019
At halfway mark in 2019 Indiana General Assembly: 400 bills alive
Hate crimes, teacher pay, gambling proposals advance
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Madison County Community joining forces to address mental health, addictions
While the ratio of patients to mental health providers has improved in recent years, county still lags far behind the state average
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Frontier schools OK property tax referendum for May 2019 ballot
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Casino bill could provide funds for Terre Haute convention center
But Sen. Jon Ford says that's a mistake and it will be corrected
Saturday, March 2, 2019






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