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State gets involved with new use search for Jeffboat property
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Officials: Hancock County at risk of lawsuits loom if new jail isn't built
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Financially troubled Gary schools to cut 60 jobs
Officials hope not to have to layoff any teachers
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
DNA being used to solve old Indiana crimes
As of Jan. 1, DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony offense are sent to an Indiana State Police laboratory under 2017-passed law
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Collections firm to create 600 plus jobs at Jeffersonville's River Ridge Commerce Center
The $2.48 million project will have average wage of $18.22 per hour by 2022
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Midstate Corridor group from Dubois, Spencer, Martin counties to meet with Gov. Holcomb
Hoping to get the Indiana Department of Transportation to make the road more of a priority
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Walsh/Reith Riley wins bid to add I-69 travel lane in Madison County
Projected to reduce the travel time to the Indianapolis metropolitan area by an average of 10 minutes
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
New Indiana investment fund aims to be capital resource for entrepreneurs
Monday, April 16, 2018
Overcoming barriers to Indiana's On My Way Pre-K program
State seeks low-income families to enroll 20 counties where these preschools are operating
Monday, April 16, 2018
'INSPECT' legislation to change little, but risk of doctor shopping remains
Monday, April 16, 2018
Knox County Development Corp. pursuing state Opportunity Zones to spur development
Such incentives would appeal to a variety of entrepreneurs and existing business owners, EDC head says
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Greencastle City Council grants abatement, training funds to Chiyoda
Company will add an estimated $11 million in capital investment at the existing plant while creating 60 new jobs
Sunday, April 15, 2018
EDITORIAL: Overpasses will boost rail safety
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Where are drug overdose deaths happening in Northwest Indiana?
Despite all the overdose deaths, drug treatment can often be difficult to access in the area
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Indiana's 'holy money' might seed South Shore rail project
Proposal is to expand the commuter line from single track to double track between Gary and Michigan City
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Bloomington area students, schools plan for Friday walkout to protest gun violence
Sunday, April 15, 2018
As Earth Day approaches, environmentalism pivots since its founding in 1970
Executive director of Earth Day Indiana says the entire movement has turned away from governmental engagement and toward individual action
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Goshen Theater restoration fund drive gets $1 million infusion
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Morgan County's CBD sales growing after legislature clarifies legal status
Supporters argued substance was legal so long as it had a minute percentage of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana that gives users their high
Saturday, April 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Jobs require education improvements in state
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Hoosier Women Forward gain momentum as donation surpass $120,000 mark
Indiana received an overall grade of D for the third consecutive year in Status of Women in the States report
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Labor, union experts: Despite laws, Indiana public school teachers could strike
A lack of raises over time is feeding into the state’s teacher shortage, state superintendent says
Saturday, April 14, 2018
A 'speck' on the radar or a citizens' lobby: Can local officials influence national leaders?
Officials have waded in on violence in Charlottesville, Va.; gun safety; the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; the North American Free Trade Agreement, among others
Friday, April 13, 2018
Indiana legislators institute new workplace policy
Hour of training on sexual harassment now required
Friday, April 13, 2018
Legislator dismayed by logging's effect on Yellowwood's back country
State Rep. Matt Pierce says he would like to see 30 to 40 percent of state forest land protected from logging
Friday, April 13, 2018
Pendleton Town Council votes against establishing a riverfront district
Also passes resolution urging the Indiana Legislature to discuss gun safety and school funding during the upcoming special session
Friday, April 13, 2018
Opioid restrictions lead to fear among some patients, doctors
Legislation may create barriers to access, some say
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Historic Astra Theatre in Jasper once again open for business
Donors contributed roughly $2 million for purchasing and refurbishing the facility
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Governor expects to call Indiana General Assembly into special session in mid-May
Wants lawmakers to approve added funding for school safety initiatives, a $12 million loan for the cash-strapped Muncie Community Schools and a plan to harmonize Indiana's tax laws with recent federal tax changes
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Hoosier teacher salaries are about $4,000 less annually than national average, ISTA says
Alexandria superintendent calls state's current funding formula '...not just bad, it’s unsustainable'
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Vanderburgh County Jail expansion "inevitable," says commissioner in state of county
The state needs to be a "financial partner" as counties look to expand their incarceration facilities, Ungethiem contends
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Downtown Goshen redesign plans move forward
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ecolab announces $4.5 million investment in Huntington plant
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
State won't consider Logansport for Stellar Communities this year
Submission late and incomplete, agency says
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks to Hoosier women: Run for office
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Take the next step on Hoosier liquor laws
Monday, April 9, 2018
Indiana's education chief notes changes coming with school funding, safety
Jennifer McCormick says districts will see more referendums; doesn't support arming teachers
Monday, April 9, 2018
OPINION: Pothole hell in Indiana and the debate about taxes
Indiana has embraced a mindset that wrongly merits the views of business taxes over the reality of robust public services.
Monday, April 9, 2018
2nd newborn found in Indiana volunteer fire station's baby box
'I was happy, ecstatic to hear the crying,' says lieutenant at department
Monday, April 9, 2018
Pendleton senior named Indiana's outstanding Jobs for America's Graduates student
Monday, April 9, 2018
Defense industry pushes for growth in northeast Indiana
Monday, April 9, 2018
Cannelton infrastructure gets grant boost through OCRA grant
Monday, April 9, 2018
COMMENTARY: Without changes, fewer people will call Terre Haute 'home' by 2050
The state needs to invest more in rebuilding the urban cores of cities like Terre Haute, Muncie, Kokomo and Michigan City
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Are jobs in Indiana's solar industry fading?
Advocates believe industry will overcome net metering phase-out
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Since 2017 murder of Dr. Todd Graham, local doctors are backing off opioids amid crisis
Last year, local doctors set out with a goal of “no new addicts,” and chief medical officer of area hospital says he sees progress.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Vincennes to partner with Bicknell, county in next Stellar application
Sunday, April 8, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General advises citizens to carry overdose antidote naloxone
The former Indiana State Health Commissioner announced his department’s first advisory in 13 years, citing the urgency of the opioid epidemic
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Economic win for Orange County: 300 new jobs by 2021
Jasper Group has started hiring for logistics, IT, engineering, customer service, manufacturing and corporate positions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Madison County raises bridge tax by 1 cent
Engineer: $3 million needed yearly to maintain its 220 bridges
Friday, April 6, 2018
Purdue report: State faces 'substantial health challenges' due to climate change
“But significant warming is likely even if society makes major efforts to slow climate change,” the report concludes
Friday, April 6, 2018
High school students hope to give Logansport farmers market sign a facelift
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Tuition exceeds state appropriations as primary revenue source in many states
At Indiana University, tuition accounts for more than 60 percent of a $3.5 billion operating budget
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Report: Charters outperform public schools with less per-pupil funding
Notes that 23 charters closed between 2011 and 2017, including 14 authorized through Ball State University
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Indianapolis rushes to use $3 million by end of 2018 to raze abandoned houses
In 2015, just 15 houses in Indianapolis came down, according to the city’s land bank
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
State to provide $125 million to improve safety at rail crossings
Indiana is in the top five of the most grade crossings in North America, State Rep. Ed Soliday says
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Indiana Supreme Court OKs garnishing bail bonds to pay noncourt debts
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Two Hancock County groups competing for Stellar Communities grants
This is the first year the state has encouraged regional partnerships
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
State approves 10,000-hog farm, Delaware County commissioners drop permit hold
Monday, April 2, 2018
Group of eastern Allen County communities making bid for new regional Stellar grant
Monday, April 2, 2018
Amazon officials quietly visited Indianapolis last month in HQ2 search
Monday, April 2, 2018
911 emergency dispatch first came to Indiana 50 years ago with a call made in Huntington
About 80 to 83 percent of 911 calls now received are from wireless phones and text-to-911 has really taken off in the state

Monday, April 2, 2018
Winamac awarded over $1 million by INDOT for sidewalks, lighting
Monday, April 2, 2018
COMMENTARY: So what will happen when base rate of Indiana farmland falls?
Monday, April 2, 2018
OPINION: How small is too small?
Eye on the pie
Monday, April 2, 2018
Grant County courts launch pilot pretrial release program
Purpose is to create a more informed, evidenced-based reasoning for the release of an arrestee
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Schools' bullying stats in question
Just signed bill gives state's education department authority to conduct audit00
Saturday, March 31, 2018
How to solve the NWI Region's opioid crisis? Conference tries to find out
Crisis is particularly "insidious" because people who are addicted often start with a legal prescription, says State Rep. Scott Pelath
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Seymour will use $9.4 million grant for bypass, roundabout
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Elkhart County Juvenile Magistrate says juvenile justice efforts paying off
Goal is reducing reliance on local confinement of court-involved youth
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Huntington County schools reorganize amid student population decline
Other districts in northeast Indiana face closing schools as number of pupils drops
Saturday, March 31, 2018
New Indiana law could bolster women, minority business loans
Friday, March 30, 2018
Holcomb lauds 'productive' Canada business trip, Trudeau meeting
Canada is Indiana's lead foreign trade partner with $20.9 billion worth of goods exchanged between the two in 2017
Friday, March 30, 2018
Richmond receives INDOT funding for second phase of Loop
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
What if Hancock County voters don't back jail referendum plan?
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Weighing in on Hancock County Jail expansion: Residents question panelists
Economist suggests Indiana's jail population could descrease in next five years based on state's age demographics
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
EDITORIAL: Finally, America confronts gun violence
While ‘leaders’ hide, youth lead the way
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana Legislature grapples with sex education 'opt out'
Children need context for everything they learn
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Some Indiana legislators say special session should focus on specific key bills
“Hopefully, we can get it done in one day,” says Rep. Robert Cherry
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
OPINION: Hoosier public schools need bolder action plans
Monday, March 26, 2018
4 new laws to combat Indiana's opioid crisis among measures recently enacted by Holcomb
House Enrolled Act 1007will increase treatment faciities in state to 27 in next three years
Monday, March 26, 2018
Autism in education: Mom still pushing for General Assembly's attention
Advocates again seek legislative study session on programs and services
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Doctors welcome state's official approval of CBD oil
IU Health Pain Center physician says he now has roughly 400 patients using CBD oil to manage their pain
Sunday, March 25, 2018
EDITORIAL: Indiana GOP, the party in power, leaves vital legislation unfinished
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Indiana students call for safer schools and end to gun violence
“I hope people will walk away with the message that lasts not tomorrow but for months on," says teenage organizer of March For Our Lives
Sunday, March 25, 2018
EDITORIAL: Indiana's bipartisan problem
Sunday, March 25, 2018
South Shore eyes fare increase, plans to discuss move during five public hearings
Monthly ticket increases will range from $9.50 to $12
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Hepatitis A cases in Clark, Floyd counties reach 39
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Report says Indiana has 14 sites were coal ash causes underground water contamination
HEC officials says state ranks first in number of coal ash ponds and deposits
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Low demand for milk and its byproducts squeezes Hoosier dairy producers
“You can’t put milk in a grain bin and go back and get it in a couple months”
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Score one for the kids: Say's firefly dubbed state insect
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Governor heading to Canada, then taking non-stop Paris flight in May on trade mission
Indiana is home to more than 70 Canadian businesses that provided more than 15,600
Friday, March 23, 2018
Hammond lands tax credit for $40 million data center that would be Indiana's largest
Unsuccessful bid for second Amazon headquarters piqued developer's interest because of prime Lake Michigan shorefront and adjacency to Chicago
Thursday, March 22, 2018
State schools chief Jennifer McCormick shares 'wins and concerns' from 2018 session
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Computer science course to every Hoosier school will be challenge, superintendent says
“Our biggest charge is, how do we attack that for K-5 and K-8?” McCormick asks

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Governor signs laws to streamline,enhance urgency of workforce development programs
Says he wants to get at least 30,000 of the 475,000 Hoosiers without a high school diploma on track toward earning one by the end of the year
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Southern Indiana leaders welcome national focus on opioid epidemic
Sheriff wants to see the addiction epidemic treated like a medical issue, saying the war on drugs has been a losing battle since it began
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
COMMENTARY: Shootings, climate change: Speak to the facts, not my emotions
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Indiana advocates ask Congress to save EPA funding; Trump proposed $2.5 billion cut
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: New bill is victory for public records access
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Indiana AG says only Gary school trustees may fill board vacancies
Tuesday, March 20, 2018






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