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Super polluters tour gives people close up look at where Hoosiers get their power
Four operate within 30 miles of Evansvlle providing power to some of Indiana's largest cities and industries
Sunday, August 19, 2018
After 10 years, Greensburg's Honda plant has had broad but sometimes subtle impact
Attract employees from 31 counties—27 in Indiana, three in Ohio, and one in Kentucky
Saturday, August 18, 2018
EDITORIAL: Attorney General Curtis Hill's interference was ill-advised
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Largemouth bass, Canada geese concern Big Blue River Conservancy District
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Report: Lead poisoning rates nearly three-times higher for many children in East Chicago Superfund site
Housing complex built in the early 1970s on top of a former lead smelter
Saturday, August 18, 2018
State commission approves $20.7 million Lake Station water plant sale to Indiana American Water
Saturday, August 18, 2018
State teachers union: Indiana among most underfunded states in education
“Indiana should be ashamed of its disinvestment in education," says head of state's American Federation of Teachers
Saturday, August 18, 2018
LaPorte County senator planning to lead push for bias crime law at the Statehouse
Indiana is among just five states, including Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina and Wyoming, without a bias-motivated or hate crime law on the books
Friday, August 17, 2018
Bloomington says I-69 Section 5 completion is delayed, but state still targeting Aug. 31
Friday, August 17, 2018
Closed Selmer music instrument factory becomes apartments for Elhart seniors
Friday, August 17, 2018
Opinions divided on future of commission's role regulating Ohio River water quality
Move would leave regulation of what goes into the Ohio up to the states whose watersheds drain into the river and to the EPA
Friday, August 17, 2018
U.S. Steel to invest at least $750 million to upgrade Gary Works plant
The city put together an incentive package of roughly $35 million for 25 years
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Growth County Economic Growth Council asks taxpayer funding not be cut
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Jefferson County panel mulls next steps on how to decrease jail overcrowding
Consultants suggest new facility on land city owns inside former Jefferson Proving Grounds
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Gibson County Jail cited again for overcrowding, understaffing
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
South Bend mayor's push for downtown South Shore station raises new questions
Although they support mayor's proposal, commuter rail and airport officials remain committed to station on west-side of air terminal
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
State of the City: Vincennes has much to be proud of, says Mayor Joe Yochum
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
In wake of Noblesville shooting, local schools warned to be ready for "combat injuries"
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter warned the commission members Tuesday against relying too heavily on technology or a quick fix
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
State: Delaware County could face lawsuit over jail
Plan says a jail with 500 to 750 inmate beds can be built in the former ASONS building for $45 million
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
COMMENTARY: Shootings have altered the focus as students return to classrooms in 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
COMMENTARY: Pence predictable and paradoxical
Monday, August 13, 2018
Toxic priorities: 39 locations in Indiana among EPA's top 'Superfund' cleanup sites
Cleanups costs often exceed the coffers of even some of the state’s most profitable businesses
Monday, August 13, 2018
Madison County seeks case manager to ease jail overcrowding
Judge Newman proposes new way to deal with probation violators
Friday, August 10, 2018
Say cheese: Warren to get mozzarella plant
Thursday, August 9, 2018
EDITORIAL: Time to drop beachfront lawsuit
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Battle over lakeshore access escalates in Long Beach despite Indiana Supreme Court ruling
Said Lake Michigan shoreline, up to the point where the beach becomes soil, is unquestionably owned by the state and public has right to be on it
Thursday, August 9, 2018
COMMENTARY: High marks for compromise
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
As the U.S. imposed tariffs ramp up, they may have unintended consequences
Potential rising cost for homebuilders and government
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Legislative committee studies how to regulate proposed hemp production
Kentucky allows state-licensed farmers to participate in a research pilot program where they can grow, produce and market hemp
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Grant County neighbors rally to oppose proposed CFO for 9,240 hogs on about 40 acres
“We're not against farming, it's the type of farming,” says organizer of those against the operation
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
West Lafayette City Council calls for tighter background checks on firearms
Indiana prevents cities and counties from adopting stricter gun policies than mandated by the state
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Another incentive offered Hoosier students to become educators and stay in Indiana
Scholarships to pay out up to $30,000 to new teachers who stay at least 5 years
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Environmental group sounds alarm about EPA's coal ash rule rollback
NIPSCO says its plans won't chang
Monday, August 6, 2018
With responses underway, Howard County's jail overpopulation persists
Problem has not dissipated dispite measures to reduce numbers, and there is not an assured end in sight
Monday, August 6, 2018
Planning for IndyGo's Purple Line revs up
Upgraded bus stops are planned for the $140 million rapid transit project, which is scheduled for completion in 2021
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Confidential informants and Mexican meth at center of Kokomo drug arrests
Operation Law and Order is biggest in Howard County history
Sunday, August 5, 2018
A STEEP COST: Opioid usage, abuse costs Indiana $43.3 billion -- $11 million daily
Number of workers dying from opioid overdoses and of misusers losing or being unable to find jobs resulted in a $2.6 billion gross state product loss in 2016, report says
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Indiana Canine Assistance Network helps prison inmates help train service dogs
Also helps inmates because they learn about trust, responsibility, compassion, confidence and love, program director says
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Greenfield asks Hancock County if it would like to join its Stellar Communities project
If winners, would reduce matching funds required for grants
Thursday, August 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: Indiana must pass a law on hate crimes
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Study looks at vitality of Huntingburg since it received Stellar Communities grants
The majority of the indicators were positive, study says
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Rep. Siegrist's blocked tweets out of bounds, says Indiana public access report
Britt wrote that state officials should treat social media accounts that discuss policy or government decision-making processes as if they were covered by Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Portage officials: State tying hands over control of fireworks
Cities and town can enact ordinance more restrictive that Indiana law, says city attorney
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana governor breaks with lawmakers in call for hate crimes bill
It doesn’t take much to instigate hate in someone who’s already infected by it
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Holcomb asks lawmakers enact hate crimes law following Nazi vandalism at synagogue
Monday, July 30, 2018
Hand, foot and mouth disease on the rise in Evansville-area
Monday, July 30, 2018
New Indiana law aims for cost savings at pharmacies
Pharmacists can now advise patients about possible cheaper options
Monday, July 30, 2018
CBD oil sales are exploding in Indiana since it became legal in March 2018
But buyer beware: Some can be toxic, others come with cautions
Monday, July 30, 2018
COMMENTARY: Healthy Rivers Initiative gives new life along the Wabash
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Cases of hepatitis A increase in Lawrence County
The state typically averages 20 cases in a year
Sunday, July 29, 2018
COMMENTARY: Another slow, steady year for the Indiana state budget
The forecast for fiscal 2019, though, is for a shortfall
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Muncie, a once-industrial city, highly dependent upon government payments to stay afloat
Two largest employers, hospital and university, get a lot of public funding as do large number of residents
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Will the city of Gary always have a hospital?
In January, merger talks between Methodist Hospitals and Northwest Indiana's second-largest hospital system broke down
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Here's what you missed at the Indiana Opioid Summit
CDC: Opioids, both prescription drugs like painkillers and street drugs like heroin, are considered the “main driver” of the rise in fatal overdoses across the country
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Residential care in South Bend sought for Midwestern kids with autism
Beds could open in the former Madison Center hospital
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Washington uses cigarette tax funds to help offer healthy lifestyle options
Includes stations in parks for body curls, bench dips, sit-ups, knee lifts, leg extensions, chin up bars, lat pull down bars and more, can be used by park patrons of all ages
Friday, July 27, 2018
Wayne County among state's hardest-hit in hepatitis A outbreak, but why?
Ranked No. 3 in the state for the total number of cases since January 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Law officials urged to help Hoosiers in opioid crisis
"Anything we can do as judicial officers and professionals in the criminal justice system to work on this problem I think is a tool we should listen to," says Boone County judge
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Jeffersonville's River Ridge scores $56 million bottling plant
There are around 50 different entities operating within development, officials say
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
A first for Indiana: Mobile homes now available for tax sales in Lawrence County
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Judge appoints special prosecutor for claims of alleged groping by state AG
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
5 studies examined state Child Services between 2013-2017; said same thing
Indiana legislators learned only in June 2018 of the evaluations which didn't appear to lead to improvements
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Frito-Lay plans $159 million snack-food expansion in Logansport
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
More than 94 percent of Indiana public school districts want metal detectors
Total of 3,228 devices were requested by 369 school districts, charter schools or private schools, governor's office says
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Washington City Council debates merits of $27 million Business 50 deal with INDOT
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
On-time graduation rates improving at Indiana State University and Ivy Tech
Statewide, Indiana 'moving the needle on college completion'
Monday, July 23, 2018
Big changes ahead for Indiana public school budgeting
More flexibility, fewer 'silos,' but there's some apprehension by districts
Sunday, July 22, 2018
'We have a long way to go' to help kids, says Children's Bureau liason
Poverty impacts well-being of Wayne County’s children
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Highland lands grant to expand downtown art and mural walk
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Questions arise: Are taxpayers funding Hill's defense?
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Proposed state rule bans sale of 44 plant species
Indiana spends an estimated $8.6 million in managing invasive plants each year, says state entomologist
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Advisory group for Grand Calumet River restoration to resume public meetings
Saturday, July 21, 2018
South Shore vote keeps West Lake on track
If state approves, IFA can now sell bonds for the West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects, together representing a capital investment of about $1 billion
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Indiana DNR acquires more than 1,000 acres along Wabash River
Saturday, July 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fiscally sound Hoosier state must face low quality-of-place issues
Friday, July 20, 2018
EPA announces $26.6 million cleanup at former DuPont site in East Chicago
Cleanups at former DuPont site and the nearby USS Lead Superfund site are closely entwined
Friday, July 20, 2018
Wayne County schools line up for state's free handheld metal detectors
Friday, July 20, 2018
People line up in Wayne County for hepatitis A vaccines
Administered more than 400 shots during the three-hour span
Friday, July 20, 2018
EDITORIAL: School security on right track; news measures will help reduce risk
Friday, July 20, 2018
Olympic Food Products in Kokomo has a buyer
Park 100 Foods in Tipton will take over
Thursday, July 22, 2004






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