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Bloomington recycling rates increase during first year of new trash service
Monday, October 15, 2018
Italy-based company looks to call Daleville home
Sunday, October 14, 2018
One in three U.S and Hoosier households struggle to pay monthly energy bill
Indiana ranked 40th in access to energy efficiency programs and efficient building requirements, study says
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Indiana Regional Cities wins high praise in analysis by Ball State University
'Enthusiasm it has sparked ... is real': Indiana Communities Institute author
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Bloomington work program planting seeds for brighter future
Centerstone partners with city to offer jobs
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Drug use fuels cases of hepatitis C, HIV in Madison County
"We still haven't made a dent in the number of people who use drugs," in Madison County, says Sheriff Scott Mellinger
Sunday, October 14, 2018
New Kokomo housing complex attracting outsiders
306 Riverfront District one-third full so far, city says
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Casino revenue going to new education and job programs in South Bend
City gets 2 percent of Four Winds' revenue
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Parts of Greentown listed as a national commercial historic district
Proponents hope to use the designation as a way to both promote economic development in the town’s core while preserving its history
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Loans will aid Hammond industrial project, Gary City Church garden
South Bend developer is working on three projects in Hammond, ranging in size from 200,000 to 500,000 square feet
Friday, October 12, 2018
IDEM cites small public water systems for coliform violations
Ninety-seven percent of all public water systems, of which there are about 4,000 in Indiana, are served by ground water systems
Friday, October 12, 2018
Cumberland completes Buck Creek Trail project
Friday, October 12, 2018
Bike and pedestrian path master plan receives OK from Goshen City Council
Also outlines a number of other recommendations in the areas of education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation which offer significant opportunities for efficiencies in program implementatio
Friday, October 12, 2018
Work could begin soon on Kokomo townhomes project
Thursday, October 11, 2018
State on board, funding in place for Dubois County's Midwest Corridor study
$7 million cost will be funded with local money — half from private industry and half from public municipalities
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Interactive mapping helps Jasper inform its citizens of 2-mile roadway project
Will be updated by the Jasper Engineering Department GIS Service as work pushes along on replacing 80-year-old water lines
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Valparaiso council approves tax abatements for CSI expansion, medical building
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Gary airport welcomed first international flight with a splash
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Huntingburg approves $350,000 funding for Midwest Corridor study
It is the proposed bypass road that would ultimately connect Dubois County to I-69
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Bluffton TIF district plan for 20/20 put in motion
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Fort Wayne City Council approves firm for riverfront phases
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Michael Bloomberg visits ArtHouse he funded in downtown Gary
Former NYC mayor said the goal of the public art challenge was to fund ideas for revitalization that other cities could copy
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
West Clark Community Schools separation plan moves to state
Boundaries of the two new school districts have been hotly contested
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Huntington targets grass clipping pollution of storm sewers
So far this year, 388 tons of debris from the sewers and 457 tons of debris from street sweeping has been removed, department reports
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Scooter rules sought by Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission
Like bicylists, riders could be prohibited from riding on the city’s most pedestrian-congested sidewalks in downtown
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
OPINION: Amazon and some harsh facts about pay and labor shortages
What does sadden me is that instead of paying market wages, far too many businesses turn to the government for help
Monday, October 8, 2018
Developers see bright future for downtown living in South Bend
Over 230 units are getting ready to open or are under construction, with even more units in the planning stages
Monday, October 8, 2018
Vincennes, Knox County to take ownership of downtown Pantheon Business Center
Officials say deed will likely transfer in next 30 days
Monday, October 8, 2018
Railroad company considering Peru for new production line
Progress Rail also considering moving its entire Peru operation to facility in Muncie
Monday, October 8, 2018
NIPSCO defends safety of area gas lines after Massachusetts explosions
Monday, October 8, 2018
COMMENTARY: Childhood experiences shape our futures - for better and worse
Monday, October 8, 2018
COMMENTARY: Conversation between the business community, government long overdue
Monday, October 8, 2018
Anderson mayor leading delegation to visit Japanese firms with local operations
Monday, October 8, 2018
OPINION: Scarce tourism money wasted
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 8, 2018
SEEING GREEN: CBD legalization sets stage for Indiana hemp industry
While CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant, it doesn’t cause the psychoactive high associated with marijuana
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Terre Haute mayor: Proposed new Vigo County jail siting process needs a pause
Third-party counsel should examine the matter, Bennett says
Saturday, October 6, 2018
LaPorte County set for more semi truck traffic on already congested U.S. 20
Law enforcement officials believe many drivers will want to avoid 35 percent increase for traveling the Indiana  Toll Road
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Greenfield downtown $700,000 revitalization project wraps up on 10 historic facades
Was one of three municipalities in 2016 that received a $500,000 Main Street Revitalization Program grant from OCRA
Friday, October 5, 2018
Monroe County business community shares requests for a less-burdensome government
“When it’s hard, it feels like not just one hurdle — it’s one after another after another,” Chamber CEO says of survey responses
Friday, October 5, 2018
'A HIDDEN TREASURE:' Work underway to improve walking path through Loop Island
Friday, October 5, 2018
Elkhart County mulls infrastructure projects
Friday, October 5, 2018
Bird electric scooters: Lafayette issues cease and desist, promises to impound
Ccity asking for time to come up with regulations and a pilot program “to address all types of personal conveyance vehicles and sharing operations”
Thursday, October 4, 2018
City of Muncie hopes to create housing near new jail
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Former Pittsburgh mayor to One Region: Partnerships and vision critical
"The big change, the big challenge, the big chase is, how do you attract talent to your town?" Tom Murphy suggests
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Portland police launch literacy program
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Jay County Economic Development Corp. reviews 5-year strategic outlook
Plan targets development, workforce, infrastructure and housing
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Kosciusko County planners vote to toughen wind farm ordinance
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Ohio River commission taking second look at idea of dropping pollution standards
Environmental advocates applauded the decision not to vote on it as an opportunity for more discussion about the controversial proposal's implications for the future health of the river
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Fort Wayne's Sweetwater's expansion to add 1,000 jobs in next four years
Music and audio retailer plans to invest $76.4 million in local expansion
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Whitestown makes big bet on site of former junkyard along I-65
While Whitestown remains the state’s fastest-growing community, Boone County is the second-least-populated county in the metro area
Thursday, October 4, 2018
White Lodging plans new $350 million development in Merrillville
67 percent of the project’s cost will be met by private funds, company says
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Cass County officials to explore wind rules
Four-member committee will conduct research, possibly make recommendations
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Rails to Trails path would start in New Albany
63-mile trail of abandoned CSX tracks would connect five counties
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Jasper honored for Parklands project with 2018 Community Placemaking Award
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Bloomington website wins best in state award for serving the public information
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Suddenly they are everywhere in Bloomington: Scooter, bike share growth still an open question
“One of the challenges is people look at this stuff and the knee-jerk reaction is to try to contain it and over-regulate it,” says city director of economic and sustainable development department
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Anderson wants $1.8 million in TIF funds for $8.3 million bus terminal
Plan is to construct a 16,000 square foot three-story building at the intersection of 13th and Jackson streets
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
New Vigo County Jail plan proposed - sort of: But man with plan, county having hard time connecting
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
ISU stats show uptick in dating violence, fondling
Chief: That's partly because 'campus' widened, stats include more apartments
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Lewisville Town Council takes a stand against wind turbines, joining Sulphur Springs
Seeks to have metered parking on U.S. 40 in downtown
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Jeffersonville City Council approves tax incentive for Masonic Temple
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Agreement reached on $15 million of jail construction permits in Floyd County
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Bloomington, Monroe County business success tempered by government failure, survey says
Cook Group president said the biggest opportunity to come from the survey results is the chance to step back and look at how various levels of government are structured
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
OPINION: Hoosiers going in the wrong direction?
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 1, 2018
Forensic audit finds no public corruption at Muncie Community Schools
The audit covered the period Jan. 1, 2014, to Sept. 5, 2018, during which there were six chief financial officers
Monday, October 1, 2018
Proposed new IU Health Frankfort hospital moves forward, gets plan commission approval
Monday, October 1, 2018
Bloomington looks to create 14 new positions at estimated $1.4 million annually
Monday, October 1, 2018
Richmond's blight program will extend to 2019, reach nearly 200 homes
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Henry County officials feels pressure to start jail talks
Consultant suggests taking immediate steps to figure out how many inmates the jail needs to safely house and help rehabiltate in the next 20 years
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Jeffersonville moves ahead with plans for $30 million development
"It will be a very nice vehicle for tax revenue for generations to come," Mayor Mike Moore says
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Hancock County Drug court faces changes due to opioid crisis
Many offenders now struggle with substance more powerful and potent than alcholol which was what the program was designed intially to help people overcome
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Hancock County gets $25,000 national grant for child advocacy center
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Full of Indiana inmates but not answers
Jail overcrowding strains at least 40 Hoosier counties
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Batesville downtown arts project needs more funding
The largest amount of money will be used for a public art installation.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
$20 million in state incentives targeted to help airport lure international flights
A task force led by the airport has identified Mexico City as a target for nonstop service
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Delaware County overdose stats show 'shocking' decline so far in 2018: Deputy prosecutor
“It’s positive, but it’s hard to understand how it could be dropping that (much),” says Zach Craig
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Indiana Public Defender Commission pushing for reforms to improve defense resources
Report suggests moving to a regional model for public defender’s agencies to help smaller counties which may have inadequate funding and legal help
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Alcohol commission recommends changes to state's permit quota system
The proposed change would allow communities to create an “entertainment district,” similar to the riverfront districts already allowed 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Opioid epidemic showing signs of turning corner, state drug czar says
Earlier this month, the Trump administration awarded Indiana more than $25 million to fight the opioid epidemic
Friday, September 28, 2018
EDITORIAL: Griffith lights way in fight against waste, corruption
Friday, September 28, 2018
State-of-the-art Hammond Sportsplex a big draw for Region, potential developers
Friday, September 28, 2018
Indiana secretary of state: Check your voter status
Some applications for absentee ballots were faulty, causing problems
Friday, September 28, 2018
Officials say opioid centers don't raise crime in their neighborhoods, but offer no statistics
State wants to receive information broken down by zip codes
Friday, September 28, 2018
Philadelphia-based liquid biofertilizer firm building $10 million plant in Bluffton
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Substance abuse leading cause of having too many inmates, says Grant County Jail commander
Upwards of 65 to 70 inmates are unable to sleep in a tradition cell bed because of over capacity
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Proposed Prairie Creek Park gains Frankfort board approvals
Thursday, September 27, 2018
EDITORIAL: Gary sinks in vortex of financial mismanagement
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Police, Vincennes Community School Corp. to put officers on buses
To target motorists who commit school bus stop arm violations
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
South Bend gets $670,000 to fight lead paint in old houses
East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary and Indianapolis also get Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration program funds
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Federal court orders Vigo County to increase jail staffing
Judge orders sheriff and county officials to by Oct. 15 "prepare a reasonable timetable which reflects when the new jail will be operational"
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Town of Griffith votes to split from Calumet Township to save money and get more services
Financial projections of neighboring townships will decide which one to join
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
IU Health might build replacement hospital in Frankfort
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Kendallville to take more time on tax break rules
Reopened philosophical debate about what the city wants to be incentivizing more with the new rules — investment that adds to the city’s assessed value or job quality
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Is Evansville really the 'meth capital of the world' as viral Facebook post says?
Evansville Police Department responds that data posted was from 2013 and "does not paint an accurate picture of 2018"
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
EDITORIAL: Tax abatement for wind farm deserves approval
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Henry County EDC officials want to make 'room' for visitors to their community
Hopes Henry County Expo Building project will create new opportunities for developers to bring new hotels to the area
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Indiana township trustees urged to connect with social services
Are being encouraged to develop partnerships and connections to help residents with substance abuse
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
OPINION: Critiques of capitalism all about state and local policies
Young people turning to our workforce development system will find it focused wholly on supplying workers to businesses rather than offering a resource for career-minded adults
Monday, September 24, 2018
Train companies no longer face any penalty in Indiana for blocking street crossings
Indiana Supreme Court justices unanimously agreed that Indiana law, which has been on the books since 1865, was pre-empted by a 1995 federal statute
Monday, September 24, 2018
Madison County jail numbers lowest since 2015
Prosecutor says reducing the number of inmates is driven by the judges and that his office has the staff to move cases forward
Sunday, September 23, 2018






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