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Cities across Elkhart County crank up noise control efforts
To opponents of noise pollution, the sound of loud music or motorcycle mufflers aren’t just irritating; they’re harmful to people’s health
Monday, August 20, 2018
OPINION: It is time to end the 'War on Drugs'
We need another approach
Monday, August 20, 2018
Housing First: Supportive apartments seen as key to reducing homelessness
At the Crawford II complex n Bloomington residents have a history with addiction or substance abuse and at least one disability.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Leaving a legacy: Mt. Vernon students pitch services projects developed in new class
Encourages students to look for a need in their community and then come up with a plan to fill it
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Evansville's 'I Hear You' group has a simple goal - they just want to listen
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Council OKs framework for Redkey downtown revitalization
Also approves tax abatement for Bitter Ridge wind fam
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Bloomington seeks new artists for traffic box designs
Saturday, August 18, 2018
COMMENTARY: Meet the artists changing the face of Lafayette's Wabash Avenue
The murals of Wabash Walls, a project that brought 11 street artists to Lafayette, are changing the face of neighborhood
Friday, August 17, 2018
Valparaiso expanding bike share program; adding stations, 10 bikes
Thursday, August 16, 2018
U.S. Steel to invest at least $750 million to upgrade Gary Works plant
The city put together an incentive package of roughly $35 million for 25 years
Thursday, August 16, 2018
'Building neighborhoods:' Habitat of Evansville breaks ground on 500th home
Of the more than 1,250 Habitat affiliates across the nation, city's organization becomes 26th to build that many
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
State of the City: Vincennes has much to be proud of, says Mayor Joe Yochum
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Looking to improve on voter turnout in La Porte County
LWV, Better Government study group want meeting to discuss options after 16 percent turnout
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Leaders pursue signed connector for Panhandle Pathway and Nickel Plate Trail
Would like paths going through four counties
Saturday, August 11, 2018
A NEW VISION: Floyd County's Digital Library preparing to open
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Nonprofit partnering with Hoosier schools to teach social skills
FUSE is a support organization for Indiana families raising children with disabilities
Saturday, August 11, 2018
COMMENTARY: What ever happened to American dream?
Friday, August 10, 2018
Input sought on rural needs for 10 counties: Network forms to boost web access
$38.9 million Lilly Endowment grant was awarded to WHIN for its regional economic development initiative
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Grand design: Goshen artist enters final stretch for treatment plant mural
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: More to lose than a skate park
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Vincennes University looking to expand south with new, French-inspired housing
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
West Lafayette City Council calls for tighter background checks on firearms
Indiana prevents cities and counties from adopting stricter gun policies than mandated by the state
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Lafayette's Wabash Avenue mural project turning the wheels for community involvement
"My friend once said, 'We build walls to divide us and then you paint a mural on that wall to bring us back together," artist says
Monday, August 6, 2018
Future unclear for kids' museum in Mishawaka; public hours to cease at Hannah Lindahl
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Clark, Floyd counties in top 20 for opioid cost, says IBRC report
County leaders differ on how money should be invested in the epidemic
Sunday, August 5, 2018
New comprehensive plan looks to help growth in Boone County
Spans over the next 20 years and highlights potential transportation improvements, parks and recreation, where new housing will be and where trails need to go and how they connect
Friday, August 3, 2018
Tejas Tubular continues to get tax break for plant near New Carlisle
Friday, August 3, 2018
The votes are in! And the Cardinal Greenway officially is a national hall-of-famer
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Town of Clarksville discusses proposals for Colgate action park
Going beyond a skate park: A green space for everyone
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Greenfield asks Hancock County if it would like to join its Stellar Communities project
If winners, would reduce matching funds required for grants
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Bloomington is shopping for candidates to develop properties
Want to hire four consultants: two developers and two real estate brokers who would direct the high-profile projects
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Study looks at vitality of Huntingburg since it received Stellar Communities grants
The majority of the indicators were positive, study says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
'Hope for the homeless' is motto of a facility that serves five counties
The number of people who are aided by Heart House has remained constant, 300-350 a yea
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Central Indiana Community Foundation to tackle stench of racism, CEO says
Undergoing a transformation aimed at narrowing the growing gulf between the community’s affluent and poor
Monday, July 30, 2018
EDITORIAL: Gary violence is epidemic, not 'aberration'
Monday, July 30, 2018
Holcomb asks lawmakers enact hate crimes law following Nazi vandalism at synagogue
Monday, July 30, 2018
Rochester artist creates bicycle sculpture for Nickel Plate Trail
Monday, July 30, 2018
Community chalkboards bring public art to Boone County
Monday, July 30, 2018
COMMENTARY: Healthy Rivers Initiative gives new life along the Wabash
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Bulldog Park complex rises on former brownfield site off of Crown Point's downtown square
Includes 16,000-square-foot, two-story multifunction event center, an Olympic-sized ice rink, splash pads and an amphitheater/band shell that can accommodate 1,500 people for concerts and theater performances
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Local community foundation gifts $150,000 to 10 groups helping to improve Marion downtown
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Logansport High School students' art installed on building in city's downtown
Friday's additions bring the total to more than 20 pieces of art downtown
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Here's what you missed at the Indiana Opioid Summit
CDC: Opioids, both prescription drugs like painkillers and street drugs like heroin, are considered the “main driver” of the rise in fatal overdoses across the country
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Kokomo OKs affordable-housing rezoning, redevelopment plan
Goal of near northside strategy is to attract grocery, new employers
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Groups launch planning for redevelopment of White River in Marion, Hamilton counties
“This is a multi-generational project that will impact visitors and residents hundreds of years from now," says Visit Indy official
Friday, July 27, 2018
Community support key for city's future, Huntingburg mayor says
Friday, July 27, 2018
Downtown Lafayette needs a lot more housing, study says
Necessary for older professionals and empty nesters, who are looking to downsize their homes and move into the area where restaurants and other amenities are accessible by foot
Friday, July 27, 2018
COMMENTARY: Terre Haute could compete to be 'outdoor rec capital of Midwest'
Like here, Dayton wants to keep more young people, and rec helps
Friday, July 27, 2018
Elkhart's violent summer: Police chief: 'It's a community problem'
Over the past month police have recovered more than 250 shell casings from 20 shootings that have injured nine people
Friday, July 27, 2018
Washington uses cigarette tax funds to help offer healthy lifestyle options
Includes stations in parks for body curls, bench dips, sit-ups, knee lifts, leg extensions, chin up bars, lat pull down bars and more, can be used by park patrons of all ages
Friday, July 27, 2018
Wayne County among state's hardest-hit in hepatitis A outbreak, but why?
Ranked No. 3 in the state for the total number of cases since January 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
South Bend home repair program expanded, more focused
Grants also will be available for lead abatement
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Public helps envision fate of family's land on east side of Bloomington
Visions range from festival and performing art spaces, to a child care center, to a plaza for farmers' markets, to housing with porches, to water features and more.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Community, collaboration stressed for Jasper's future
One suggestion included stressing Jasper’s proximity to other, larger cities, such as St. Louis and Nashville, Tennessee and comparing costs of living
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
United Way expands program in 3 counties that helps people save more, cut debt
Says in six-month pilot program, all 18 participants have increased their savings by an average of $333 and paid off on average $946 in debt
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
$300,000 grant to help Monroe County Community schools prep students for careers
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Nurse Family Partnership program helps combat infant, maternal mortality
The program is intended to reduce infant mortality through improved pregnancy outcomes, child development and economic growth
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
New initiative enlists Indiana employers in the fight against opioid abuse
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
A new kind of health collaboration begins in South Bend
IUSB, Healthlinc open primary care clinic together
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Vincennes RDC doubles Tree Board's annual budget to bolster city's green canopy
“People notice that it becomes stark, sterile, nothing but concrete, asphalt and buildings without trees,” board member says
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
CIVIC PRIDE: New Notre Dame center hopes to build on local programs
One of founder's hopes to see the new center grow into a vehicle for growth and redevelopment throughout the region bearing fruit in Elkhart County
Monday, July 23, 2018
COMMENTARY: Sharing intentions, communications vital to Vigo County
Convergence of local projects call for community-wide thinking
Sunday, July 22, 2018
'We have a long way to go' to help kids, says Children's Bureau liason
Poverty impacts well-being of Wayne County’s children
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Highland lands grant to expand downtown art and mural walk
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Town, doctor, IU Health work together to keep Gosport clinic open
 “I think the more care that is delivered closer to home, people will take advantage of it and get on with things quicker,” says local physcian
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Town Center project in Anderson still a go
Despite a change in management structure, Fortune says redevelopment project moving forward
Tuesday, March 12, 2002






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