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Hoosier National Forest, IU Health Bloomington Hospital to partner on outdoor program
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
HELP NEEDED: New mandates reveal low staffing levels at some Hoosier nursing homes
“I don’t think the supply is keeping up with the demand,” administrator says of qualified personnel
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
COMMENTARY: Pence predictable and paradoxical
Monday, August 13, 2018
'Superfund' sites sprang from emergency declaration in late 1970s
Monday, August 13, 2018
Toxic priorities: 39 locations in Indiana among EPA's top 'Superfund' cleanup sites
Cleanups costs often exceed the coffers of even some of the state’s most profitable businesses
Monday, August 13, 2018
Prospect of 3D-printed guns raises questions from some local law enforcement officials
People involved in the gun industry say the hype and worry is overblown
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Madison County seeks case manager to ease jail overcrowding
Judge Newman proposes new way to deal with probation violators
Friday, August 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Time to drop beachfront lawsuit
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Battle over lakeshore access escalates in Long Beach despite Indiana Supreme Court ruling
Said Lake Michigan shoreline, up to the point where the beach becomes soil, is unquestionably owned by the state and public has right to be on it
Thursday, August 9, 2018
$1.5 million customs facility at Gary airport called 'game changing'
Since the airport completed its runway expansion from 7,000 to 8,859 feet in 2015, operations increased 15 percent, official says
Thursday, August 9, 2018
COMMENTARY: High marks for compromise
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
As the U.S. imposed tariffs ramp up, they may have unintended consequences
Potential rising cost for homebuilders and government
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Knox County adopts state's first invasive species ordinance
It includes a list of 64 plants banned from being sold, traded or imported into the county by nurseries, grocery stores, chains or any other vendor beginning on Jan. 1, 2020
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Environmental group sounds alarm about EPA's coal ash rule rollback
NIPSCO says its plans won't chang
Monday, August 6, 2018
With responses underway, Howard County's jail overpopulation persists
Problem has not dissipated dispite measures to reduce numbers, and there is not an assured end in sight
Monday, August 6, 2018
Planning for IndyGo's Purple Line revs up
Upgraded bus stops are planned for the $140 million rapid transit project, which is scheduled for completion in 2021
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Confidential informants and Mexican meth at center of Kokomo drug arrests
Operation Law and Order is biggest in Howard County history
Sunday, August 5, 2018
A STEEP COST: Opioid usage, abuse costs Indiana $43.3 billion -- $11 million daily
Number of workers dying from opioid overdoses and of misusers losing or being unable to find jobs resulted in a $2.6 billion gross state product loss in 2016, report says
Saturday, August 4, 2018
COMMENTARY: Free speech should apply to everyone
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Rail operator asks feds to run freight trains on Nickel Plate line in Hamilton, Marion counies
U.S. Rail would use the tracks to transport grain to Indianapolis, its petition reads
Friday, August 3, 2018
Indiana Fiber Network has more in mind for northeast Indiana region's broadband
Has invested $63 million in area broadband infrastructure, including 1,200 route miles of fiber
Friday, August 3, 2018
EDITORIAL: Vague fear of 'others'
Friday, August 3, 2018
Consultant stands behind 527-bed jail recommendation for Vigo County
Local officials have acknowledged conditions at the overcrowded jail are below par to the point that they’ve become unconstitutional
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor offering grants to help get more women into apprenticeships
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana governor breaks with lawmakers in call for hate crimes bill
It doesn’t take much to instigate hate in someone who’s already infected by it
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Day care centers, preschools on the lookout for hand, foot and mouth disease
There is no vaccine to protect against the disease
Tuesday, July 31, 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
Steel trade association trying to raise funds for lawsuit against tariffs
Monday, July 30, 2018
Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise in Evansville-area
Monday, July 30, 2018
CBD oil sales are exploding in Indiana since it became legal in March 2018
But buyer beware: Some can be toxic, others come with cautions
Monday, July 30, 2018
Cook Group officials still hoping for total repeal of medical device tax
Chairman says 10-year projects like the redevelopment of the GE plant in Bloomington may be re-evaluated if levy remains
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Consumer economy in crosshairs if trade war continues, BSU economist Mike Hicks warns
“The tampering of a supply chain that involves 15 percent of the economy is sufficient for us to slip into recession,” he says
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Conservation subsidies: Local farmers do their part for the environment
They must agree not to produce crops or livestock on highly erodible land without a conservation system
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Muncie, a once-industrial city, highly dependent upon government payments to stay afloat
Two largest employers, hospital and university, get a lot of public funding as do large number of residents
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Will the city of Gary always have a hospital?
In January, merger talks between Methodist Hospitals and Northwest Indiana's second-largest hospital system broke down
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
EDITORIAL: $12 billion helps, but doesn't fix trade issue
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Daviess among 11 area counties sharing business building grant
Friday, July 27, 2018
Hoosier farmers, economists react to President Trump's $12 billion bailout
‘No good end to the road’ president is currently on, says one
Thursday, July 26, 2018
South Bend-area farmers happy for part of $12 billion in support in tariff battle with China
Wyatt  farmer estimated that he already had lost about $23,000 on the value of the corn and soybeans he plants on 700 acres
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A new kind of health collaboration begins in South Bend
IUSB, Healthlinc open primary care clinic together
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
OPINION: Small business owners know all about worsening effect of tariffs
Roofer and small-town insurance agent know a lot more about the complexities and risks of tariffs and trade than do the president and his economic staff
Monday, July 23, 2018
More Lafayette businesses speak out against tariffs
Monday, July 23, 2018
Passenger pigeon one of several species that led to Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Monday, July 23, 2018
OPINION: The terrible truth of tariffs
Eye on the pie
Monday, July 23, 2018
EDITORIAL: Trump puts self-interests above national interests
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Trump tariffs affecting businesses in Madison County
But not all are finding them to their disadvantage
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Advisory group for Grand Calumet River restoration to resume public meetings
Saturday, July 21, 2018
South Shore vote keeps West Lake on track
If state approves, IFA can now sell bonds for the West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects, together representing a capital investment of about $1 billion
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Gov. Holcomb recommends Trump listen to Hoosier director of national intelligence
"He oozes integrity out of every pore," he says of Dan Coats
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Indiana DNR acquires more than 1,000 acres along Wabash River
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp., ICLU spar over transgender policy
Senior student wants to use male restroom when classes resume
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Hoosier farmers starting to feel effects of trade war with China
“It doesn’t seem like a good strategy,”  says Dale grain and beef cattle farmer as he sees prices drop
Friday, July 20, 2018
EPA announces $26.6 million cleanup at former DuPont site in East Chicago
Cleanups at former DuPont site and the nearby USS Lead Superfund site are closely entwined
Friday, July 20, 2018
EPA eases its coal ash rules
Terre Haute, Cayuga sites among hundreds affected nationwide
Friday, July 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: Hoosier GOP - Stand up to Trump and back America
Thursday, July 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Immigration shouldn't be based on job skills
Thursday, July 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: 'How many more cases do we want to get?'
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
EDITORIAL: Paper is preferable for voting
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Purdue to lead innovation hub focused on autonomous vehicles
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
With paper ballots, Howard County safe from interference, say election officials
Russian meddling questions permeate lead-up to November
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Future of contaminated East Chicago land still undecided
EPA is still reviewing how to best clean the site
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Indiana Legislature studies hemp's possibilities for Hoosier farmers
The net income for farmers in Kentucky is $2,000 to $3,000 an acre from the CBD, more than for corn and soybeans
Monday, July 16, 2018
Hoosier environmentalists worry ruling leaves birds without protection
Trump administration has reversed decades of government policy and practice on the implementation and enforcement of Migratory Bird Treat Act
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Hoosier National Forest adds 113 acres of land along Lake Monroe
Sunday, July 15, 2018






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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