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Central Indiana Ethanol TIF plan fails to pass Grant County Council
Marion mayor said the city’s past with TIF “haunts us” and he understands when elected officials are hesitant to approve such deals
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Purdue's Mitch Daniels asks for audit after admissions bribery scandal at elite schools
He's confident wealthy parents didn’t grease way for kids to get in, but university spends week since federal charges tied to other schools checking for signs
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Madison County seeks to resolve IT dilemma
Counties having to replace, upgrade computers because of Microsoft
Thursday, March 21, 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
'Rare' TIF deal moves ahead in Marion
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Madison County planning for new 415-unit housing development
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Governor Holcomb hopes to fund teacher pay hike
Goal is 4 percent over the next two years
Monday, March 18, 2019
THE MONTHLY DECISION: Study shows 44% of Madison County households are struggling
Local United Way head said more than 30 percent of the households in county are using 30 percent of their income for substandard housing
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
Art in the sky: Maconaquah Elementary students create massive aerial installation
“It was a unique opportunity to learn and do something in a big way, and get a different perspective on the world at the same time," principal says

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Purdue researcher's border wall proposal focuses on renewable energy, not immigration policy
Facebook users accused the scientists and engineers of overstepping their bounds by getting involved in immigration policy
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Why are Delaware County officials headed to Europe again?
Friday, March 15, 2019
Taylor University increases tuition about $1,500 a year
Friday, March 15, 2019
Purdue cutting plastic straws from its dining menu after spring break
Company touts that its paper straws fully decompose in 45 to 60 days when composted and in six months or fewer in marine environments
Friday, March 15, 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
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
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
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
A mural project started in Argentina now aims to build connection in Muncie neighborhoods
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Albany farm OK'd from FDA to grow first genetically engineered salmon
Company says they almost twice as fast as non-engineered Atlantic salmon
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
Uncertainty weakens farmers' 2019 market sentiments, Ag Economy Barometer says
Yearly survey found 50 percent of respondents saying they have no plans for growth, which official calls surprising
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Purdue tries to distance itself from OxyContin maker: We're not Purdue Pharma
Doing what it can to not have its named dragged into the opioid crisis lawsuit woes of drug-maker
Saturday, March 9, 2019
New owner of Anderson's mostly empty Mounds Mall predicts big plans for shopping center
Baumann says he would re-purpose property for manufacturing, housing, entertainment
Saturday, March 9, 2019
EDITORIAL: Celebrating your right to know
Friday, March 8, 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
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
Wabash Community Schools tables coach vote due to criminal concerns
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
Orientation set for Anderson's first jobs program
Project to help applicants to upgrade their workforce skills
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
$1.1 million deal expands Prophetstown, after DNR pressured to keep power lines out
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
TRYING TO FILL THE COCKPITS: Grissom Air Reserve Base beefs up recruiting efforts
Wants 15 percent more pilots to fly the KC-135R Stratotanker, which is used on refueling missions
Tuesday, March 5, 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
Henry County to join Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Near-downtown Muncie warehouse to be converted to apartments
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Will Purdue faculty give Daniels the civics literacy test he says campus needs?
He wants it as a graduation requirement
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Community leaders say college savings initiative shows promise
Initiative is helping families set more money aside for education
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
Indiana House passes Howard County magistrate legislation
Addition, say local officials, would have multiple benefits
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Howard County implements text message reminders to criminal defendants
Service meant to lower failure to appear cases, local jail population
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Wabash County and its smaller towns are focused on improving communities, officials say
Saturday, March 2, 2019
How secure are your health records? Do computers contribute to doctor burnout?
Hospitals across the country have taken note and are constantly updating their systems to protect patient privacy
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Community forum provides glimpse at possible future for Fairmount residents
Friday, March 1, 2019
New off-road vehicle ordinance in effect for Grant County
Friday, March 1, 2019
Old St. Elizabeth Hospital demolition coming, as Lafayette presses to save buildings
Parts of campus that date back more than a century could come down this spring, after development plan fell through
Friday, March 1, 2019
Preventing suicides: Survivor shares experience, advice to hundreds at program
“If a child expresses mental health concerns, we as parents, we as friends, we as community members should know the next steps,” says survivor of her 14-year-old son's suicide
Friday, March 1, 2019
EDITORIAL: 'Drug-induced homicide' penalties can go too far
Friday, March 1, 2019
KeyBank to close 16 of its 35 branches in central Indiana
Plans to renovate its 19 remaining area branches and add 51 ATM machines at area grocery stores by May 31
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Daleville recommends closing down its two virtual schools for not meeting standards
"Once it became clear that there was a pattern of noncompliance by both schools, we were compelled to act swiftly and decisively," says superintendent
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Purdue blocking Netflix, Hulu, gaming sites in all classrooms after spring break
Tests with filters in Purdue’s biggest lecture halls lead to a campuswide block of popular streaming services
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Dual credits: More than half of Madison County students earn advance college credit
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Educators support including special education students in some regular classrooms
In the past, students with special needs typically were placed in self-contained classroom
Monday, February 25, 2019
Experts: Kokomo highly susceptible to automation, but not time to panic
With routine jobs at risk, workers urged to get training, education
Monday, February 25, 2019
Build the infrastructure and they will come, says New Castle Mayor
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Local officials see naloxone saving lives; Muncie community wants to help save more
Indiana Recovery Alliance has worked to get antidote directly into the hands of those who might need it, distributing more than 35,000 doses across the state since 2015
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Food industry presence will increase in White County, says EDC president
Sunday, February 24, 2019
EIRPC: Group's goals align with Henry County needs, director claims
Wants regional development group to expand to six counties
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Drug overdoses still on rise in Grant County, but some wins are recorded, officials say
Marion General Hospital cut its opioid prescription rates by more than half over the last five years
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Indiana GOP lawmakers unmoved by CAFO critic's cry for help
"Instead of sound science being presented, I see a lot of subjective science, opinionated science, and not sound science backed up with data," says farm owner and state Rep. Aylesworth
Saturday, February 23, 2019
More than 1,100 ballots went unopened, uncounted in 2018 Howard County election
Outcomes were not affected by missing ballots, says clerk
Saturday, February 23, 2019
A new crowdfunding campaign aims to make trails in Logansport safer
To add security cameras and additional bicycle patrols and markers
Friday, February 22, 2019
Trine University building in Logansport for sale as school shifts to online
Friday, February 22, 2019
Panhandle Pathway seeks to connect with France Park in Logansport
Friday, February 22, 2019
COMMENTARY: A 'KKK' twist in the 'Keep Dayton Small' saga riles town just east of Lafayette
Friday, February 22, 2019
Madison apartments offering homeless a second chance
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Purdue researchers: Climate change will impact energy use
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Taxpayers are the winners in now-canceled New Castle city primary election
Officials put cost eliminated at $90,000
Thursday, February 21, 2019
WBSJ station will not return: Transmitter failure brings end to 20-plus years on air
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Brookston's future may lie in housing for Greater Lafayette area, says White County EDC head
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Solar park slated for Gas City
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Hoosier State fans hold out hope as Amtrak line cut from state budget plan
Passenger rail line would lose $3 million a year under a state budget plan released Tuesday. Greater Lafayette leaders hold out hope to save it
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Common Cause not optimistic redistricting reform will pass in 2019 Indiana General Assembly
Proposed vote by mail legislation dies without a hearing in Senate
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Fulton County jail population dropping and some think it's due to new initiatives
Local judges: Use of alternative programs may contribute
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Indiana universities would report hazing online under House bill
Tuesday, February 19, 2019






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