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Elevate Ventures makes 3-year investment commitment to Bloomington, Columbus
“We hope to begin to pivot local communities and regions toward making innovation a fundamental factor to their success for decades to come"
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Hoosier Environmental Council urges IDEM to reject Newton County dairy plan
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Holcomb falling short on two of his five 'big goals' for Indiana workforce development
His three other big goals for workforce development are on track toward being fulfilled, or, in one case, already has been exceeded
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Indiana Legislature to wrestle with township budget surpluses
On average, Indiana townships hold a balance of 116 percent above their annual budgets
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Will lawmakers listen? Schools want laws, stiffer penalties, funding to make busing safer
Lights, cameras action could help curb the massive number of stop-art violations in Indiana, USA TODAY's Network 5 newspapers find
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Help the Hellbender: "You don't really get do-overs with these things"
In Indiana, this slimy salamander is winning hearts and conservation efforts
Saturday, December 8, 2018
For central Indiana agencies accustomed to United Way support, no more guarantees
Agencies accredited by United Way will be able to apply for funds based on its goal of addressing poverty of more than one generation
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Hancock County crams record number of 259 inmates into jail with 157 beds
An additional 53 county offenders are in other Indiana jails, says sheriff-elect
Friday, December 7, 2018
Terre Haute becomes Indiana's 8th Statewide Cultural District
Joins Bloomington, Carmel, Columbus, Madison, Nashville, Noblesville and Lafayette-West Lafayette
Friday, December 7, 2018
Design firm works with Fort Wayne businesses to find diamonds in the rough
Works to create a starting point to find ways to get people downtown and to create experiences to keep them there all day
Friday, December 7, 2018
New TIF district established in South Whitley
Friday, December 7, 2018
With lavish groundbreaking, IU Kokomo looks toward new home for athletics, events
Slated for 2020 completion, center will host games, more
Friday, December 7, 2018
More drug treatment could cost less than a new jail, mental health worker suggests
Henry County grapples about when it might need a new jail 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Portage growth called 'almost unprecedented'
Friday, December 7, 2018
Governor unveils legislative agenda, but teacher salary increase is years away
Governor's administration wants to evaluate teacher pay in other Midwest states, a process that could take between two and four years
Friday, December 7, 2018
Purdue Polytechnic looking to re-engage industry through Madjax classroom build out
“Automation is one of the biggest growing sectors, and we need to be a part in helping individuals find careers there"
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Jeffersonville's River Ridge fulfills U.S. Army lease 35 year early
About one-fifth of the 6,000-acre park has been developed
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Hancock County trails plan tries to balance connectivity and rural sensibilities
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Congress will consider measure to reduce carbon emissions
Say it could help the United States take steps toward lowering greenhouse gases affecting the world’s climate
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Frozen Sandlot ice rink opens at Kokomo Municipal Stadium
Despite frigid cold, skaters sing praises of winter attraction
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Mayor Neese says he will seek independent review of Elkhart Police Department
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
$6.6 million TIF request endorsed by Gibson County
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Hoosier jails react to growth in female populations
Mental-health, addiction programs springing up
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Lake County sheriff seeks $360,000 armored vehicle
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
EDITORIAL: Holcomb right to put stop to more toll roads in state
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Pendleton juvenile inmates get chance to learn technology, business skills
Gov. Holcomb said The Last Mile is a life-changing program and helps the inmates through the first mile of the rest of their new lives
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Indiana lawmakers seeking more oversight of toll road lease decisions
Bremen state representative said they’re also discussing whether some of the projects Holcomb has proposed to spend the $1 billion on qualify as “transportation” projects
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Elkhart council members: Private investigation of city police may be necessary
One council member, Richard Shively, a Republican, says he is unsure how long the council would wait for the mayor to act
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Chesterfield and Daleville open to plans for Mounds Greenway
Would be a linear park along the White River connecting trails in Anderson and Muncie
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Muncie foundation announces funding opportunity for workforce development
Funding will be targeted toward collaborative efforts that create shared space and strengthen operations and programming
Monday, December 3, 2018
COMMENTARY: Another academic study suggests the value of local newspapers
Monday, December 3, 2018
Porter County tourism group to join in effort to battle Lake Michigan erosion
Caused by combination of unusually high lake levels, sand starvation caused by structures blocking the normal drift of sand along the shoreline and the increasing number of extreme storms
Sunday, December 2, 2018
'Newest fad:' Concerns rise over kids' use of addictive e-cigarette variant
JUUL comes in a variety of flavors and also uses nicotine salts, which can allow high levels of nicotine to be inhaled more easily and with less irritation
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Despite recovery, concerns exist for Howard County economic economy
Questions emerge for manufacturing, agriculture industries
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Some lawmakers wonder why tolling is only OK for northern Indiana
"If you put them (tolls) throughout the state, you won't win elections," says South Bend state representative
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Board that oversees South Shore Line says no to $2 ticket surcharge
NICTD looking for companies willing and able to build 26 new rail cars in a few years
Saturday, December 1, 2018
LouVelo bike share service coming to Jeffersonville
Saturday, December 1, 2018
North Spencer schools to lobby again for legislative change during 2019 session
Want to be able to collect additional funds when  TIFs expire
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Madison County-area shelters struggle to keep up with intake of animals
In the past five years, Animal Protection League has seen an increase in abused, emaciated and ill animals
Saturday, December 1, 2018
New website offers free legal resources for qualified Indiana residents
Saturday, December 1, 2018
7 experts and Delaware County leaders address challenges, solutions to opiate crisis
Local drug statistics show that the number of possession of heroin cases nearly doubled from 2015 to 201
Friday, November 30, 2018
East Chicago residents unnerved with EPA cleanup
About 235,000 tons of soil will be removed and institutional controls put in place
Friday, November 30, 2018
Residents discuss lack of sidewalks with Terre Haute officials
Friday, November 30, 2018
Indiana Chamber creates workforce institute to help fill jobs
73 percent of survey respondents said they did not use the state's WorkOne employment system to find workers
Friday, November 30, 2018
State Rep. Eric Bassler, R-Washington, plans pitch to change time zones
Claims move to Central Standard Time would make it safer for students boarding school businesses in the mornings
Friday, November 30, 2018
Kokomo targets Apperson Way corridor with business retention, expansion program
Friday, November 30, 2018
Holcomb won't pursue toll roads to improve Indiana's highways, ranked 3rd worst
Currently, state highway revenue is expected to peak in the mid-2020s and then begin a consistent decline without alternative funding
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Washington City Council and INDOT still grappling with final Business 50 deal
City is moving forward on a number of utility increases that are tied to the rebuilding project
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Rural firefighters face challenges, including the lack of hydrants to dose fires
Lack of ready access to water can lead to higher insurance costs for homeowners
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Residents say they want places to eat, shop and be entertained in Portland's downtown
Respondents who didn't visit downtown frequently said it was because of a lack of things to do and parking frustrations 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New high-tech clinic connects students with remote health care providers
Will also allow students to connect with behavioral health services Four County Counseling Center provides
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
TIF district proposed in Ingalls for development at I-69 Exit 214
Indianapolis company wants to move its headquarters there
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
State calls out Gary over EMS-related revenue, spending
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Wabash Valley farmers still hoping for U.S.-China trade deal
With crops nearly all in, much of the harvest in storage
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Evansville Regional Airport's fresh new look celebrated
Part of $20 million in improvements funded by Regional Cities Initiative
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
South Bend commits $4 million to downtown library project to cost $36 to $38 million
Includes a new $19 million Community Education Center
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Elkhart Police chief Ed Windbigler serving a 30-day unpaid suspension
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Vincennes Redevelopment Commission to build second downtown parking lot
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Over objections, $45 million, 500-bed Delaware County jail plan moves forward
Would turn the former ASONS/Wilson Middle School into a courts-and-jail complex by adding a wing
Monday, November 26, 2018
OPINION: State and local government workers get the short straw
Eye on the pie
Monday, November 26, 2018
Grissom's economic impact jumps to $134 million as military operations increase
Financial officer: 'Operations tempo is the highest in over a decade'
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Legal weed in Michigan could produce more legal problems for northern Hoosier police
Prosecutors say they won’t hesitate to enforce state law if a person who purchased marijuana legally in Michigan possesses it illegally in Indiana
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Survey: Evansville area nonprofits need giving, workers
Half of all nonprofits have less than six months of revenue in reserves, according to the study
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Newburgh trail extension will bring path closer to Angel Mounds
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Debate over location of new Vigo County jail continues to rage
Riverscape: 'Once in a century' opportunity at risk if locate there
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Amazon HQ2 snub sets off alarm bells among Hoosier tech leaders
In addition to sheer volume, local tech leaders think Indianapolis lacks mid- and senior-level tech workers
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Pathway between New Albany, Clarksville now open to pedestrians
When completed in the spring, this seven-mile trail will link those two communities together with Jeffersonville along the Ohio River Greenway
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Hancock Health to take over Family Fun & Fitness in southwest Hancock County
Hospital already has wellness centers in Greenfield and McCordsville
Saturday, November 24, 2018
StoneGate set to open its doors in downtown Bedford
At a cost of $4.4 million, the building is bringing education, training and art to downtown
Saturday, November 24, 2018
IndyGo planning on electric buses for Red Line despite report problems
Albuquerque replacing it's buses with diesel-power units
Friday, November 23, 2018
Delaware County still hopes to find some use for $5 million, unused rail spur
Friday, November 23, 2018
Indiana solar advocates stress net metering not dead
The couple attributes the lack of solar interest/awareness to what Indiana Senate Bill 309 changed in 2017
Friday, November 23, 2018
'No less than a purposeful cover-up,' Elkhart councilman says of police investigation
Assitant chief criticized reporters for reaching out to officers to ask about their disciplinary records
Friday, November 23, 2018
Hoosier Southern's train traffic impacted by derailment
Accident near Evanston limits rail deliveries
Friday, November 23, 2018
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville event
"Iif you can protect your most vulnerable, you can protect everyone else, too,” says Indiana Family and Social Services Administration secretary
Friday, November 23, 2018
Improving workforce quality is top legislative priority for Indiana Chamber
Wants all high school students to earn at least one career-technical education credit, such as a computer science course, as a graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2023
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Crawfordsville and CSX have new agreement to reduce blocked crossing: Mayor
City has applied for federal and state fund to build overpass carrying U.S. 136, State Road 32 and State Road 47
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Greater Clark awards $11.5 million contract to build downtown Jeffersonville school
Replaces two aging buildings which mayor feared with stall downtown growth if not replaced
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Marion General Hospital gets its own police department
Officers will have the same level of authority as the Marion Police Department, but limited to the hospital’s campus
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Clean-up plan for East Chicago's contaminated DuPont site finalized
Thursday, November 22, 2018
EPA to install 14 wells throughout U.S.S. Lead Superfund site in East Chicago
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Elkhart mayor yet to request DOJ investigation into the police department
Assistant police chief criticizes media
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Bringing down the barn: INDOT to demolish historic circus structure in Peru
The move marks the end of one of the most unique pieces of circus history in the country that highlights Peru’s deep connection to the big top
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Fayette County Commissioners consider new jail for women
Henry County official asking local officials if they would be interested in going together on a regional jail that would serve several counties
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
County commissioners accept early plans accepted for new Vigo County jail
Estimated cost is $57.5 million for 494-bed facility
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Seymour Main Street announced as part of pilot program in nine Hoosier communities
Other communities listed for the pilot program are Dillsboro, Elwood, Fairmount, LaPorte, Rockville, Sullivan, Tell City and Tipton
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Grant County economic Growth Council reconsiders role for downtown Marion makeover
Project is taking a large focus on quality of life and place rather than attracting talent, says marketing director
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
OPINION: Amazon location choices have lessons for the losers
The clearest lesson is that people matter to business location decisions, probably more than everything else combined
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Jeffersonville's River Ridge deal for gateway project called a 'game-changer'
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Spencer County Commissioners back state permit for $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel
Many people have spoken out in support of the plant for economic reasons, while those opposed cite health and environmental concerns
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Hancock County commissioners OK jail schematic design contract for county farm site
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Downtown zoning overlay district may become a 2019 goal for Batesville
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Budget, workforce goals set in Indiana House for upcoming 2019 session
Legislators return to the Statehouse on Jan. 3 to conduct business through the end of April
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
County approves $1 million for Hinds Career Center projects in Elwood
Red Gold providing incentives for new training facility
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Excitement abounds at Statehouse as 2019 Indiana General Assembly convenes
On the horizon are myriad possible points of conflict, including a new state budget, school safety needs, gaming industry changes, a bias crime proposal, education funding, medicinal marijuana, workforce development, redistricting reform and many more to come
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Indiana Chamber tosses attorney general controversy on legislative agenda
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Indiana State Police decline request to investigate Elkhart Police Department
Suggest mayor ask federal government to examine city police
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Chesterton adds new boxcar to downtown park; provides bathrooms, baby changing area
The $300,000 project was funded through a mix of a town bond issue, crowd funding, town funds and private donations
Monday, November 19, 2018
High-tech e-cigarettes an attractive danger to teens
The social stigma of smoking a regular cigarette is lost on e-cigarettes as they have fruity or candy flavors, don't leave a residual smell, and are easier to conceal
Monday, November 19, 2018
OPINION: Amazon and Indiana
Eye on the pie
Monday, November 19, 2018






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