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How does Northwest Indiana attract more doctors?
Local hospitals, clinics say they have the remedy
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Bioscience Innovation Building approved for Purdue's Hammond campus
Will be home to offices, research labs and teaching labs for the College of Nursing and Department of Biological Sciences
Saturday, October 21, 2017
5 questions City of Richmond leaders answered about opioids
Police chief says much of drug problem can be attributed to proximity to Dayton and Indianapolis, as well as Cincinnati and Fort Wayne
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Indiana scrambles to comply with requests for Pence emails
Vice President used personal email for state business when he was governor
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Indiana OKs Hulman Center renovation for Terre Haute
ISU has permission to use state’s $37.5 million in $50 million project
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Indiana State University trustees OK $31.8 million in projects
Friday, October 20, 2017
Indiana forming first ever tax advisory council
Friday, October 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: Sharing records aids in opioid fight
Friday, October 20, 2017
Ball State study: Broadband access lacking in rural Indiana areas
About one in six Hoosiers do not have access to broadband
Friday, October 20, 2017
New housing for young South Bend homeless
$1 million federal grant awarded to Youth Service Bureau
Friday, October 20, 2017
Madison is a Stellar Communities winner over Greensburg and Vincennes
Pprocess will help to fast-track several projects in the community that could have taken a decade or longer to complete otherwise
Friday, October 20, 2017
Vincennes doesn't get Stellar grant, officials already focused on applying again in 2018
Friday, October 20, 2017
Wabash County now has 250 doses of Naloxone
Gets help from  SOC coordinator and Miami County to receive opioid antidote
Friday, October 20, 2017
FIGHTING A KILLER: Monroe County officials create commission on opioids
Those who have lived through an addiction encouraged to consider joining the 13-member group
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Fort Wayne Metals to create hundreds of jobs with $31 million expansion
Will increase the company’s production capacity for precision wire and wire-based components for the medical device industry
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Louisville metro area submits 'strong' application for Amazon headquarters
Over 100 cities have pledged to pursue the opportunity to land company's second headquarters
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: IDEM sacrifices public information for paltry savings
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Notre Dame economist sees glimpses of Indiana's future in state today
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Local bans on short-term rentals of residents' homes safe for now
Hoosier lawmakers continue eyeing state pre-emption of such regulations
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Gov. Holcomb to lead economic development trip to India
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Gary, Hammond, Northwest Indiana make bids for Amazon's second headquarters, up to 50,000 jobs
Hammond mayor: "It doesn't hurt to try, even though we realize our chances are a long shot"
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
St. Joseph County invests $2.3 million to land 'big fish' in New Carlisle area
The plan calls for hiring seven consulting firms to complete different tasks during the next six months
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: $41 million in funds should support mass transportation
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Indiana aims for doctors to have quicker access to patient records
Legislative committee looks to improve INSPECT, which allows a physician to check patient records on controlled substances such as opiates
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
OPINION: The lessons of GDP data - particularly for Muncie
The first lesson is that the traditional economic development policies haven’t worked
Monday, October 16, 2017
Huge retail project along I-65 in Whitestown would be 'game-changer
Would could include nearly 1 million square feet of higher-end retail
Monday, October 16, 2017
Indiana revenue nearly 3% off-target due to weak corporate income tax collections
Monday, October 16, 2017
'Sobering': Lt. Gov. reacts to overcrowded women's area at Vanderburgh County Jail
Inmate population Monday morning was 730; it's listed maximum capacity is 540
Monday, October 16, 2017
OPINION: Local assets key the future
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 16, 2017
COMMENTARY: Licensing journalists? Sadly, some might take this appalling idea seriously
Monday, October 16, 2017
Monroe County and CVS split tax court victories
Assessor Judy Sharp hopes Indiana Supreme Court will put issue to rest one way or the other
Monday, October 16, 2017
ACLU lawsuits: Indiana pays hefty price for enacting unconstitutional laws
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Carmel seeks to regulate, but not ban, short-term rentals
Panel ponders avoiding ‘Animal House’ rentals
Sunday, October 15, 2017
With new casino, Evansville again a gaming pioneer
City government’s annual share of casino money, $10 million or so, is mostly used to fund capital projects
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Rail coal loading station planned along Ind. 64 in Gibson County for Duke Energy
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Grants available to nonprofits to grow Hoosier livestock
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Kokomo, Howard County officials look back, express frustration about FEMA denials
Agency's responses to three local natural disasters raise questions about federal government thresholds
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Gary schools' emergency manager gets two-year, $6.2 million contract
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Indiana Chamber of Commerce study: Indiana most water-dependent state
Groundwater supply limited in southern part of state
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hoosier lawmakers discuss overcrowded county jails and what to do about the problem
Greenfield state senator says many of the folks sitting in jails in the counties he represents are there because they can’t afford bail
Saturday, October 14, 2017
No place to hide for prisoners and their contraband in new jail?
Sheriff hopes Madison County Council will let him buy  full body scanner if new facility built
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Indianapolis GDP keeps up with most peer cities in 2016 according to data
But not with Columbus, Ohio, with which some like to compare
Friday, October 13, 2017
Bloomington tech consulting firm moves HQ to Indianapolis
Lucid Services Group cites more space, bigger pool of workers as deciding factors
Friday, October 13, 2017
Northwest Indiana casinos post solid September 2017 growth
The five casinos had five months of declining year-over-yer revenues, and four months of growth this year
Friday, October 13, 2017
Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour): Journalists should be licensed
Lawmaker says proposal spurred by misrepresentation of ‘constitutional carry’
Friday, October 13, 2017
Appeals court upholds tickets for trails blocking railroad crossings
Friday, October 13, 2017
State audit says former St. Joseph County township trustee overpaid herself Houser also cut personal checks with tax money
Friday, October 13, 2017
State approves millions for Daviess County, other southeast Indiana projects
Friday, October 13, 2017
Daviess County adding employee to fight infant mortality
Commissioner says it was growth of the Haitian population locally that brought about the need for the position
Friday, October 13, 2017
Indiana opts in to federally funded public safety communications network
Thursday, October 12, 2017
South Shore rail improvement plan backed at Gary public hearing
Biggest impact on local traffic would be felt in Michigan City, where 13 streets that now cross tracks along 10th and 11th streets would be closed
Thursday, October 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: IU takes on another big challenge
Thursday, October 12, 2017
COMMENTARY: Muncie Community Schools will continue to shrink
Enrollment to decrease by one thousand, budget by $4 million
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Sunday alcohol sales could come with restrictions
"I would like to see us continue the discussion on limiting access within the retail world," says Berne legislator
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Keys to Howard County Jail overcrowding fix: Work release, legislative steps
Sheriff credited the increasing arrest figures to a drug epidemic that continues to provoke criminal activity
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Electronic court filing moves state forward
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
NWI Regional Planning Agency seeks $24 million grant to finish Marquette Greenway
Plans call for the Marquette Greenway to run from south Chicago to New Buffalo, Michigan
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Indiana senator wants to ratchet up state drug crime sentences
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Little budgets, big dreams: How small towns are making their visions a reality
"Sometimes finding existing dollars and repurposing it, you can do some really impactful things”
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Vehicle registrations to be frozen for Indiana, Kentucky drivers with unpaid bridge tolls
In total, their unpaid tolls and fees amount to around $7 million
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
IU to spend $50 million in addictions crisis initiative, focusing on five areas
University researchers will work with community officials to build county-specific databases to better understand the scope of the problem
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Madison County's needle exchange program could be reinstated
Not-for-profit would administer local program
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Anti-tax group targets Rep. Soliday for leading Indiana's road funding effort
His road funding legislation was approved 69-29 by the Republican-controlled House and 37-12 in the Republican-controlled Senate
Monday, October 9, 2017
Preserving state parks a priority for Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch
Monday, October 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: Less for levee street, more for learning
Monday, October 9, 2017
OPINION: Limited county economic success
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: The staggering costs of Indiana's opioid epidemic
Sunday, October 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Terre Haute continues to face deep financial crisis
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Indiana still waiting on Medicaid waiver extension
Wants to expand treatment options for Hoosiers hit by the drug epidemic 
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Merrillville preparing to replace bridge over I-65
Hopes such projects will attract business
Sunday, October 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Project finds five concerns with vouchers
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Many local families find success stories with school voucher program
Say it is helping change lives of their children
Sunday, October 8, 2017
For some, Indiana is a national model for school voucher programs
Inspired trend, state says; foes wary of growth
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Anderson mayor: Council violated state law when it increased proposed 2018 budget
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Wind turbine testimony in Indiana focuses on rural zoning issues
“We would not have paramedics today if it were not for windmills," Benton County farmer, councilman says
Saturday, October 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Do something to make a difference
Friday, October 6, 2017
Northwest Indiana launches Amazon bid teams
More than 100 cities across the United States have rushed to pitch themselves
Friday, October 6, 2017
Governor urges Indiana township trustees to join opioid fight
As part of their legislated tasks, township trustees distribute emergency funds for medicine or housing, among other needs
Friday, October 6, 2017
Chicago Fed helps cities learn from each other
Traces origin to a report and study tour of 10 industrial cities in its region with economies that rely on manufacturing
Thursday, October 5, 2017
IDNR announces plans for new bovine tuberculosis surveillance zone
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Struggling South Bend schools get 'F' grades again based on poor ISTEP scores
The letter grades can have major consequences, as multiple years of failing grades can bring state action
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Indiana eyes framework to support entities working to eliminate food deserts
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Temporary federal funding halt shouldn't impact Hoosier children's health insurance
CHIP spending proposals got put on hold while Republican lawmakers repeatedly attempted to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Muncie Community Schools takes corrective action after state financial audit
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Emergency manager outlines improvement plans for two failing Gary elementary schools
Says root causes of failure includes a lack of effective teaching, outdated instructional resources, and inadequate professional development
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Lafayette opposes proposed low-income housing project
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Center for startups opening in Southern Indiana at Maker13
At entrepreneurship centers, startup employees work alongside professionals who can provide them services, such as accountants, lawyers, investors
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
School districts find creative ways to overcome stagnant budgets
More teachers and outside sources such as PTOs are buying classroom materials and equipment, Elwood principal says
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Pre-k voucher program comes to St. Joe, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko counties
Are among the 10 counties that will participate in a "soft rollout" of the program in January 2018
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder received $1 million retirement payout
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Wabash County to become Naloxone distributor
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Ivy Tech to get $43 million for Muncie campuses
Allows school to reduce its footprint and "positively impact the schools of nursing, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences and the culinary program"
Monday, October 2, 2017
Justices say e-filing is transforming Indiana's court system
Over the past 15 months, courts in 55 of the state's 92 counties, as well as Indiana's appellate division, move to electronic system
Monday, October 2, 2017
OPINION: Indiana's economic success
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 2, 2017
Far-right, faith-based views rule in textbooks and tax-supported Hoosier schools
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Indiana's School Choice Program plan could go national
Backers see help for poor kids; critics say not so fast
Sunday, October 1, 2017
New website offers women easy access to birth control
Can fill out a quick health survey, receive prescription for birth control of their choice and have it shipped to their door
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Bedford gives updates on its Stellar Communities projects
Saturday, September 30, 2017
A Town Center in Anderson selected for IAC placemaking consultancy
Saturday, September 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Hoosier chief justice brings new muscle to opioid fight
Friday, September 29, 2017






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