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Lending bill leaves many Indiana legislators a bit uneasy
While some see a need, others see 'loan sharking'
Sunday, March 24, 2019
EDITORIAL: Local schools should get slice of TIF pie
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Authorities say more signs could cut accidents in Madison County I-69 construction zone
Law enforcement agencies reported 202 crashes along that stretch from Aug. 23, 2018 to Feb. 1, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019
At IEDC meeeting in Terre Haute, Holcomb says Indiana landing businesses, jobs
Among four unnamed IEDC projects are a new $305 million new food manufacturing facility in Shelby County, to create 460 jobs by 2022
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Knox County group eyeing state grant funds to expand internet service
Purdue says those students without broadband communications face 'homework gap'
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Accusations against Attorney General Hill came via suspended attorney's complaint
Straw, who was a disability rights lawyer, has battled numerous times in court with the Attorney General’s Office
Saturday, March 23, 2019
'X' gender driver's license issue complicating governor's push for Indiana bias crime law
House Speaker Bosma repeatedly told reporters that the gender change issue "has complicated our discussion about bias crimes"
Friday, March 22, 2019
Becoming a Stellar Communities winner one of top goals for Jay County officials
Friday, March 22, 2019
Indiana hazing bill likely won't get hearing in 2019 legislative session
Friday, March 22, 2019
With tax issue settled, Midwest Fertilizer eyes nearly $3 billion Posey County plant
Friday, March 22, 2019
Sen. Braun: Locals must pay for more of their roadwork, federal government less
"We’ve never been in a worse shape federally to even continue the current road funding plan of 80-20," he says
Friday, March 22, 2019
Teachers unknowingly shot with plastic pellets during active shooter drills early in 2019
Exercise at the Monticello elementary school in January left teachers with welts, bruises and abrasions
Friday, March 22, 2019
Indiana House votes against Greene Township leaving South Bend school system
Friday, March 22, 2019
2 low-head dams near Corydon scheduled for removal
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Civics test may be dropped from Indiana high school graduation requirement plan
Instead, content would become part of already mandatory course
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Some NWI taxpayers may face special assessment for river flood prevention efforts
Thursday, March 21, 2019
GOP-led panel approves new restrictions for Indiana driver's license gender change
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Hammond official: Legislature casino bill could 'destabilize' NWI gaming industry
Gary officials are planning for a potential intermodal shipping and transportation facility in Buffington Harbor
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Bill to protect infrastructure passes Indiana House committee
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Revised plan for state to pay exonerated inmates clears first Senate committee
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Child's fatal diagnosis prompts expansion of Indiana's infant health disorder testing
Adds Krabbe disease, Pompe disease and Hurler syndrome to the 12 medical disorders for which infants already are required to be tested as soon as possible following birth
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tax incentives for Hammond data center clear another Statehouse hurdle
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
Asian carp a mysterious invader threatening Lake Monroe waters
“It’s getting more common to catch Asian carp when anglers are fishing for walleye,” says state fisheries biologist
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Female inmates at DOC's Madison Correctional Facility prep for manufacturing jobs
Forty-four of the unit’s 620 women, who range in age from 18-75, completed the training during this session
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Lawmakers up public-bidding threshold for local drainage board, airport authority projects
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Indiana attorney general could face professional discipline for allegedly groping 4 women
Curtis Hill has 30 days to respond to the allegations in the disciplinary commission complaint
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Governor set next year to have control of Indiana education
The switch to an appointed state schools chief originally was approved by the 2017 General Assembly, with a planned start date of 2025
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Seymour company to be one of the state's first processors of cannabidiol or CBD
State lawmakers still aren’t widely supporting industrial hemp and have yet to make it legal for unlicensed production of the crop
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Indiana hunting guides would need licenses under bill
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Indiana State University eyes scholarship funding, priorities for 2018-19
At moment, running about $3.5 million over base budget
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
Indiana's Sunday alcohol sales cause some Michigan stores to move or shutter
Monday, March 18, 2019
State grant to build connectivity in LaPorte
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Indiana mental health plan for students draws conservative ire
Senate Bill 266 gives schools, parents a choice to opt out of survey
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
COMMENTARY: Indiana Senate Bill 105 would shed light on redistricting
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Anderson schools seeking 15 percent of TIF revenues
Mayor: They must specify a program for funding
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Indiana opening first new state psychiatric hospital in 53 years
159-bed long-term care facility will offer treatment for adults and children who have complex neuropsychiatric illnesses
Saturday, March 16, 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
Senators not fine with plan for additional oversight of local library budgets and tax levies
Friday, March 15, 2019
More Indiana medical providers set to gain right to deny women abortion-related health care
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
School voucher growth in Northwest Indiana continues to slow, report says
In Lake and Porter counties, around 3,380 students use state vouchers to attend private schools, compared to just under 3,200 two years ago
Friday, March 15, 2019
Remembering a Terre Haute. native: Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh dead at 91
'He probably wrote more of the Constitution than any legislator since James Madison'
Friday, March 15, 2019
United Way of Huntington County 2018 campaign exceeds goal, hits $800.000
Friday, March 15, 2019
COMMENTARY: Laws needed to protect journalists, whistleblowers
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, Terre Haute native son, dies at 91
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
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer touts success, sees work ahead in his State Of City
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
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
Indiana driver's licenses now offer 'X' gender option for non-binary Hoosier
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
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
Indiana House passes long-term care protections bill 99-0
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
Indiana University research questions effectiveness of bias crimes laws
“Our team’s findings suggest that fully addressing bias-related crimes in an equitable way is complicated," director says
Monday, March 11, 2019
COMMENTARY: Marijuana legalization: One toke over the line?
Monday, March 11, 2019
Lawmakers speeding switch to appointed state schools chief despite lingering questions
If passed, bill giving the governor control of the Indiana Department of Education starting in 2021, instead of 2025 under existing law
Monday, March 11, 2019
OPINION: Lessons learned from an economics conference
Education can improve productivity in any profession
Monday, March 11, 2019
Drift-prone ag herbicide complaints swamp Indiana's state chemist
Will concentrate investigations on injuries to tomatoes, vegetables, grapes, melons, gardens, ornamentals, flowers, trees and organic crops that might not be marketable if dicamba residues are present
Monday, March 11, 2019
Payday lenders could charge interest rates now classified as loan sharking under Senate bill
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
EDITORIAL: Expanding voter access should be bipartisan effort
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Growth plan: Indiana Hardwood Assessment claims $10 billion industry underutilized
Hardwood lumber is the top agriculture segment in the state, study says
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Indiana teachers rally at Statehouse for pay boosts
Hoosier educators earn the least compared to neighboring states
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Latino Collaboration Table continues work to unite community into Dubois County
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Huntington County Jail renovation completed, but remains overcrowded
Sheriff calls number of repeat offenders "staggering'
Saturday, March 9, 2019
COMMENTARY: Indiana lawmakers still fighting to outlaw abortion
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
Indiana Gaming Commission approves Spectacle's acquisition of Gary casinos
Decision could bode well for Terre Haute's casino effort
Friday, March 8, 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
Burned out: General Assembly snuffs 2019 marijuana legislation
At the start of the 2019 legislative session that would see marijuana legalized, or at least decriminalized, and opened up for medical and/or recreational usage
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
Indiana's first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent focused on lifelong learning
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Madison economic development plans move toward OK for multi-million-dollar infusion
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Dubois County officials consider connecting communities with trails
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Indiana bill moves forward that would allow counties to grow public transportation
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Indiana's education chief: Arming teachers a 'bad, bad, bad idea'
Superintendent Jennifer McCormick said school safety is much broader than the alarming but infrequent school shooting
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Proposed Michigan gasoline tax could help Hoosier petroleum dealers, convenience stores
Governor calls for a 45-cent per gallon increase to improve state's roads
Wednesday, March 6, 2019






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