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EDITORIAL: Legislators again drag feet again on township reform
Monday, February 18, 2019
Every Hoosier convicted of a felony could find themselves listed on new state website
Monday, February 18, 2019
Revised hate crime bill heads to full Indiana Senate
"You can't commit a thought crime in the U.S.; you can only commit a crime of action," author of bill says to critics
Monday, February 18, 2019
Historic home in Huntington tp be saves as city sets local preservation guidelines
Monday, February 18, 2019
Town overreach Indiana Senate bill advances 39-8 to House
Monday, February 18, 2019
Mounds Greenway supporters starting land acquisition for Anderson to Muncie trail
No timeline for construction or financing
Monday, February 18, 2019
Meth from Mexico takes hold as Wayme County drug use shifts away from heroin: Task Force
"People are afraid of (heroin) because they’re dying, and we’ve heard that meth is just readily available like heroin has been"
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Goshen's millrace at the center of three new multi-million dollar projects
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Logansport combined wastewater/stormwater drainage project to begin
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Project Swaddle tackles infant mortality by serving rural mothers
Franciscan Health's program has conducted 300 home visits for mothers in rural areas with high-risk pregnancies.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Tippecanoe County commissioner asks for ordinance to ban wind farms
Area Plan Commission Director Sally Fahey says turbines not needed for any local economic boost
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Russiaville tax business denies service to local gay couple, citing religion
Denying a gay couple service is perfectly legal in parts of Indiana that haven’t passed ordinances specifically protecting people who are LGBT
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Indiana House panel shoots down bill to tighten oversight of huge farms
Indiana is one of the largest states in pork, chicken and egg production with over 1,800 CFOs
Friday, February 15, 2019
Gary leaders seeking greater city role in Buffington Harbor development compact
Want to make sure the are equal partner in effort to develop area into a logistic center bypassing crowded Chicago railyards
Friday, February 15, 2019
Portage City Hall locks changed, portrait removed after mayor's felony conviction
Friday, February 15, 2019
State of the city is strong, Connersville mayor says
Friday, February 15, 2019
EDITORIAL: 'Dangerous health threat'
Friday, February 15, 2019
PATH MAY FILL GAP IN TRAIL: Group applies for grant to build route near Notre Dame
Friday, February 15, 2019
Shelbyville tax abatements may be OK'd to use to help fund local arts group
Thursday, February 14, 2019
House approves bill to lift light-rail ban in central Indiana
“We need to make sure the city has the tools it needs to continue to be attractive and to compete,” local legislator says
Thursday, February 14, 2019
EDITORIAL: Give other NWI Region cities with casinos an equal bite at land-based apple
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Statewide hepatitis: A outbreak reaches the Delaware County jail
Thursday, February 14, 2019
'F'-rated Muncie schools get federal aid
Thursday, February 14, 2019
East Chicago mayor speaks and EPA listens: West Calumet to return as residential site
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Jury finds Portage mayor guilty of bribery, obstructing the IRS
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Logansport Re-Imagined kicks off speaker series in looking at downtown improvements
Improving city center identified as one of the top three quality-of-life items critical to making xommunity an attractive place to live
Thursday, February 14, 2019
La Porte County to study internet connectivity in rural areas
Thursday, February 14, 2019
CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: Shootings spur local schools to improve security
School officials say the tragic incidents have also emphasized the importance of the "see something, say something" mentality
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Senate Bill 551 adds better protections for abuse victims and potential victims
Would allow protective orders to be filed against an adult who is conditioning a minor for sexual activity
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Catalent Biologics gets $2.5 million in tax relief from Bloomington, creates 200 jobs
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Bill could allow one Gary casino to move anywhere in state, not just Terre Haute
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Seymour Main Street looking to recruit and retain downtown businesses
Ball State students to provide assistance and supporting activities for implementing trends and best practices for attracting businesses
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Township boards stay in place in this round of debate in 2019 Indiana Legislature
Trustees would have had their budgets reviewed by county; summer study commission dead
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Sheriff warns Jefferson County Council its overcrowded jail is a 'powder keg'
Eight other counties said they had no room for housing extra inmates
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Rush to Work job training center officially opens
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Knox County Council considering $60 million tax abatement for Sunrise Coal
"...we have reserves that will take us out 15-20 years,' says company official
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
New state-city entity could oversee Gary lakeshore development following casino move
To create a single entity responsible for the overall development of alternative facilities to the crowded Chicago rail yards that could lure businesses to instead transfer, warehouse and ship their products at Gary
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
La Porte foundation begins Partners in Prevention initiative with $2.8 million
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Indiana House Bill 1596 makes a sudden detour, redirected to another committee
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Indiana's township reform effort pushed to 2019 summer legislative study
“We support, as others have suggested, that we should look for ways to incentivize township mergers," says Indiana State Farm official
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Anderson starts internship program 160-hour course for skilled labor on April 1
City giving $120,000 for program
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Historic downtown theaters in South Bend, Goshen and Niles face very different futures
1921 State Theater in South Bend is for sale, while 1905 venue in Goshen is well on its way to restoration
Monday, February 11, 2019
Bill requiring majority of property owners' consent to be annexed passes Indiana Senate
Monday, February 11, 2019
Major changes coming to Pendleton Interstate 69 exit 219
Monday, February 11, 2019
COMMENTARY: 'Before Pfizer' and 'After Pfizer' - Keeping pace in the Vigo County economy
New employers arrive to help fill void and plants of those who have left or downsized
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Indiana House Bill 1192 would let localities go after money taken by officials
Would allow judge to order garnishment to recoup losses
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Fight over public notice advertising in Indiana newspapers could grow wider
Bill sponsor's past remarks suggest she may have a broader ambition to eliminate requirements for newspaper publication of any kind of public notice.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
EDITORIAL: Redistricting, sans politics
Sunday, February 10, 2019
COMMENTARY: Let There Be Light: I'm not a gambler, never have been
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Applying in Indiana for township assistance could become online pilot program
The online process could reduce misconduct, proponents suggest
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Hepatitis A outbreak hits hard in Jennings County
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Progress made in Rushville's Stellar Main Street Streetscape Project
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Hoosier State train route could derail without state cash
The line’s ridership is the smallest of Amtrak’s state-supported routes, and its ridership has declined over the past five years
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Longtime legal battle over Miami County dams heading to Marion County
Owners of six deteriorating dams hope to avoid paying for expensive repairs
Saturday, February 9, 2019
'I am truly passionate about this' MCHS senior files in Madison mayor race
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Ex-U.S. attorney who led Nassar probe chosen by mayor to investigate Elkhart police
Saturday, February 9, 2019
New horse-and-buggy lanes coming to Elkhart County
Home to the third-largest Amish settlement in the United States, the county recrorded 18 crashes in 2018 between cars and buggies
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Indiana Senate bill could reduce local jail populations by sending some to state DOT
Could mean some facilities would not have to enlarge now
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Major Health Partners gets financial support for YMCA pool in Shelbyville
City, Shelby County, Blue River Community Foundation contributing $3.975,000 for construction, initial maintenance
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Legislation that would dissolve township boards in Indiana gets House committee OK
2,988 township board members who would lose their posts if House Bill 1650 is passed by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Clark County had 15 percent fewer overdose-related deaths in 2018
Momentum gaining in war against drug abuse
Friday, February 8, 2019
Henry County legislator helping local officials look at a regional jail
Several counties would help finance such a facility, but it could be run by private company
Friday, February 8, 2019
EIRPC: Henry County said 'no' but New Castle officials say 'maybe'
Mayor Greg York said he thought membership with the other five counties in the group could have intangible benefits
Friday, February 8, 2019
EDITORIAL: It's time for a 'real' ban
Friday, February 8, 2019
New ATV parts manufacturer plans to launch operations in Madison
Friday, February 8, 2019
Appeals court tosses Elkhart conviction over concealed hypnosis of sole eyewitness
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Technology helping Knox County's VanGo improve performance
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Clinton County Area Plan Commission reports its 2018 growth
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Alcoa Warrick Operations decides to 'put on hold' coal mining expansion at Liberty Mine
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Indiana House Bill 1596 advances out of committee after heated testimony
Measure's author claims it's impact of use of TIF funds is "...about workforce alignment and accountability.”
Thursday, February 7, 2019
COMMENTARY: Incivility: Where are we headed?
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Sports wagering, casino bill clears first Indiana legislative hurdle
Would allow two casinos in Gary to relocate, accelerate when horse-track casinos could begin offering live table games from 2021 to this year and legalize sports gambling
Thursday, February 7, 2019
It's a nightmare on I-69 in Madison County: Fog, potholes create havoc for drivers
Because the area along I-69 near Anderson is under contract for widening – it’s up to that contract holder, and not IDEM, to fix any potholes
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Former Elkhart police detective involved in wrongful convictions dies in apparent suicide
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Indiana bill would restrict public access to child abuse death cases
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Group launches $15 million loan fund for housing near IndyGo stops
Ultimate objective of the fund is to preserve or spur development of 1,000 affordable housing units within close distance of an Indianapolis transit stop over the next five years
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
IndyGo to accelerate schedule for Red Line construction
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Lawmakers consider changes to allow more alcohol permits in growing communities
Would also create a special food hall permit meant to benefit the $300 million Bottleworks development that is under construction at College and Massachusetts avenues in Indianapolis

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Greenfield, Hancock County Stellar Communities group launches website
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
EDITORIAL: NWI justice system soft on abusers of women
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Clarksville leaders talk growth, community in first State of the Town address
2018 brought with it the promise of 450 new jobs and $115 million in private investments, leaders said
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Unwanted telephone calls bill advances through Indiana House, now in Senate
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
OPINION: Another Brookings study labels Indiana 'at risk'
The plain and ugly fact is that over this long economic recovery, Indiana’s work force actually down-skilled for the first time in our more than 200 history.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Plastic straw ban? Not quite, as West Lafayette pushes restaurants to cut back
City measure calls on restaurants to cut back on use of plastic straws and other utensils
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Nixing partisan voter challenges at state primaries wins in Senate
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Crown Point's $100 million complex a beacon for development
Officials say construction is moving forward and attracting the attention of national restaurant and hotel chains
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Putnam County commissioners opt not to contribute to six-county WCIEDD in 2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
To be seen and heard: Eastridge works on Jasper County economic visibility
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Bill would extend polling hours, offer same day registration in Indiana
Terre Haute legislator claims keeping polls open two more hours would increase turnout
Monday, February 4, 2019
'No magic bullet' in spurring Dubois County economic growth, EDC president says
Monday, February 4, 2019
Huntington mayor's State of the City: Growing together
Monday, February 4, 2019
Indiana Senate bill approaches cemetery financial woes from a different angle
Monday, February 4, 2019
Final stretch for 2013 Stellar Communities projects in Bedford, officials report
The city received an initial investment of $19.8 million from the state
Monday, February 4, 2019
Harrison County commissioner: Time to 'get off cans' for economic development
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Huntington to get new 127-acre industrial park
City provides $2.1 million for EDC to buy and develop
Sunday, February 3, 2019
COMMENTARY: Let There Be Light: Lamp of open government dimmed this week in Indiana
Sunday, February 3, 2019
South Bend startup looks to improve winter road treatment with sensors at intersections
Hoping to collect data that will help save the city money on de-icing and save lives by improving road treatment during the winter months
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Renewable energy: New wind farms coming to four northwestern Indiana counties
NIPSCO and several partner companies are planning almost 300 more turbines in White, Montgomery, Benton and Warren counties
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Indiana Senate Bill 255 advances for cultural arts district funding
Measure would allow use of some sales, income tax revenue
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Hammond Mayor McDermott says he's working to bring convention center to Highland
Claims 70,000-square-foot facility could be built without using any taxpayer money
Saturday, February 2, 2019






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