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Jeffersonville port hires new director; $17 million expansion starts this year
Provides 13,100 jobs to the community and has a total economic benefit of $2 billion annually
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Where do most crashes happen? Indiana State Police web site has a map that shows you
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Work continues to make Midstate Corridor connecting to I-69 a reality
Recent legislation that allows Dubois, Martin and Spencer counties to create an RDA could help in funding
Thursday, February 22, 2018
A brief guide to Indiana's gun laws
Thursday, February 22, 2018
EDITORIAL: Listen to students' voices on gun issue
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Vehicle emissions testing likely here to stay in Lake and Porter counties
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Indiana finance board approves $3.75 million loan for Gary schools
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
NWI lawmakers eye electronic device ban, work zone speed cameras to reduce distracted driving
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
COMMENTARY: We have to stop school shooting threats -- and get the offenders some help
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Vectren: Natural gas plant, solar farm to join energy production
Estimated $900 million natural gas plant in Posey County will have 800 to 900 megawatts
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
VA clinic set to open in Kokomo; more could be coming in Indiana
Veterans will be able to see a doctor twice a week at city-county clinic
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Indiana House approves Sunday retail alcohol sales by 82-10 vote
A final Senate vote will send proposal to governor
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
NTN general manager: Anderson people want a job and to do well
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Governor wants Purdue Polytechnic model expanded statewide
“We’re having a regional impact for an area 30 miles around Anderson,” program director says
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
$65 million Elkhart aquatics center just the beginning of opportunity
Downtown facility is projected to have an economic impact of about $4.7 million per year
Monday, February 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: We need more than prayers
Monday, February 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Curbing the exuberances of our differences in the name of change ... and peace
Monday, February 19, 2018
Residents demand tougher gun laws at Republican town hall in St. John in Lake County
Several people asked for legislation that ensures weapons like AR-15s — which the Florida shooter allegedly used — don't get in the hands of ill-intentioned people so easily
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Despite legislative setback, advocates hopeful for logging limits in Indiana
Two bills to protect some of the state’s old-growth forests were defeated in the 2018 Legislature
Sunday, February 18, 2018
IU addictions initiative projects to focus on policies, pharmacies, new moms and more
One major initiative will center on ways to increase access to public health services
Sunday, February 18, 2018
CSX promises fewer trains in Anderson; agrees to plan reducing blockages
Sunday, February 18, 2018
INDOT launches new customer-service effort
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Indiana schools all supposed to conduct emergency training per state law
Must conduct at least one tornado drill and at least one man-made occurrence disaster drill annually
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Experts: Be careful what you write on social media
Rulings show there's a cost to crossing line into defamation
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Elkhart County officials say local election system secure
Since not hooked to internet, 'nobody can sit at home in their pajamas and hack into our voting machines,' County Clerk Wendy Hudson
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Indiana partnering with 19 states to promote worker skills training
Goal is to identify and share state strategies that favor worker training in employer-demanded competencies or skill
Friday, February 16, 2018
The $10 million question: Who put Muncie schools into a tailspin?
Friday, February 16, 2018
House Bill 1024 would require heat-related safety training for sports coaches
Friday, February 16, 2018
Indiana agricultural leaders say NAFTA redo would devastate Hoosier farmers
Nearly 42 percent of state's ag exports go to Canada and Mexico, Kettler says
Friday, February 16, 2018
Agreement reached on I&M rates; hike may be lower than first proposed
Friday, February 16, 2018
Indiana State Board of Education weighs new A-F grade plan
Public hearings have been set in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Indianapolis and Madison
Friday, February 16, 2018
'What a big hot mess this is': Senate bill could cut Gary School Board meetings to 4 per year
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Indiana Senate to act on Ball State takeover of Muncie schools
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Bosma: Shifting corporate income tax dollars to workforce training unlikely
Last fiscal year, the state collected $978 million in corporate income tax revenue
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Indiana Supreme Court rules public owns beach along state's Lake Michigan shores
State holds in trust "the lands under navigable waters within its borders, 'including the shores or space between ordinary high and low water marks, for the benefit of the people.'"
Thursday, February 15, 2018
No Southern Indiana matches yet from new felony DNA law
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, all Hoosier felony arrests require swab tests
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Work on Bedford's Stellar Communities projects continue, city council hears
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Savannah's Law heads to Indiana House after getting 48-0 Senate approval
Allows fire departments to conduct carbon monoxide testing in passenger compartments at no charge for vehicle owners
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Annexation-curtailing bills pass in Indiana Senate, head to House
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Auburn downtown braces for streetscape work
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
South Shore projects in play with federal budget, infrastructure maneuvering
The impact of a new funding program — the second Trump policy proposal announced Monday — remains uncertain
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Indiana Senate President David Long planning to end 30-year tenure in public service
Says he wants to take it easier going forward and spend more time enjoying life with his wife, who recently retired  as a Fort Wayne TV news anchor
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
State Fire Marshal Investigators assisted in 577 investigations in 2017
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
COMMENTARY: Why Indiana should abolish the death penalty
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Under new Stellar Communities rules, could Wabash win for a second time?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Mayor says Washington moving forward in time, attention to solving longtime problems
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Wisconsin-based startup accelerator plants flag in Indianapolis
Monday, February 12, 2018
Plenty of work ahead for Indiana lawmakers in second half of legislative session
GOP leaders shrugged off the failure to pass legislation sought by the state's influential business community
Monday, February 12, 2018
Miami County faces lawsuit over wind farm ordinance with unconstitutional claim
1,000-foot setback would violate property rights under federal and state law, couple claim
Monday, February 12, 2018
Huntington Area Transportation numbers were up six percent in 2017
Monday, February 12, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana legislators don't trust student journalists with First Amendment
Monday, February 12, 2018
Reports of coyote-wolf hybrid in Indiana, but state biologist skeptical
Monday, February 12, 2018
High-interest, short-term loan bill hits Indiana Senate
Debate is whether poor are helped or harmed by so-called payday loans
Sunday, February 11, 2018
COMMENTARY: '#UsToo' Shout Indiana Legislators
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Indiana student journalism bill fails in General Assembly for second year in a row
Similar legislation for student journalists has been implemented in 13 states
Sunday, February 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Madison County desperately needs needle exchange program
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Sunday alcohol sales expected to have small impact, most sellers of liquor forecast
Indiana is the only state to regulate alcohol sales by temperature
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Fort Wayne Community Schools works up a STEAM at former GE campus
Would join Indiana Tech in offering educational opportunities in century-old Building 19
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Last Walking Man statue now in place in Boone County to connect communities by art
Most placed near trails to also promote recreation ad exercise
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Workforce development to take stage in Indiana House
Bill would allow business to contact high school students much as a college athletic recruiter approaches a student for a scholarship
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Democratic minority in Indiana General Assembly likened to 'being stuck on island'
Nine of 50 senators are Democrats, as are 30 of 100 representatives
Friday, February 9, 2018
Partnerships key to revamped Stellar Communities program
Ball State and Purdue Center for Regional Development will help finalists
Friday, February 9, 2018
Crawfordsville Steller Communities projects moving forward
Thursday, February 8, 2018
CBD bills continue moving through Indiana Legislature
House passes resolution urging study commitee to look at impact in other states of legalizing medical marijuana
Thursday, February 8, 2018
$2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant proposed for Spencer County; could mean 225 jobs
Council earlier annexed more than 500 acres of land into the Dale town limits
Thursday, February 8, 2018
With trains stopped, downtown Wabash traffic held up for hours
Not uncommon for trains to get stuck and block the only viable intersections cutting through city, except one which is not accessible to trucks
Thursday, February 8, 2018
EDITORIAL: Sex ed opt-in bill is antiquated, unnecessary
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Indiana Senate approves redistricting standards for 2021
But won't give up control to independent commission
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Elkhart-South Bend regional development strategy unveiled, expanding to 7 counties
Main goal is to improve per capita income by 2025
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Couple sues state over medical neglect case involving child's treatment with CBD oil
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
14 Indiana counties lost at least 9% of child population between 2011-2016, report says
Modest growth in state has been largely in Indianapolis metro area and LaGrange County, says BSU economist
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Township merger bill dies in Indiana House; not called up by Speaker Brian Bosma
House Bill 1005 didn't have the full support of the Republican caucus
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Indiana State Police report says fewer meth labs being seized
Drop could be attributed to more people using heroin instead and more meth coming from outside the U.S.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Hoosier student journalism bill fails 47-46 in Indiana House
New Albany's Rep. Ed Clere says he may try again in 2019
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
IU to fund 16 projects as part of spending $50 million to address addictions
Is the third proposal to receive funding from school's  Grand Challenges initiative
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
EDITORIAL: Indiana Legislature operates on 1-0 votes
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Handgun bill to eliminate lifetime license fee passes Indiana House
Could result in a decrease of between $6 million and $7 million that is distributed to local law enforcement agencies for training
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Retiring NWI Region lawmakers see top priorities thwarted at Indiana House
Monday, February 5, 2018
OPINION: Radical proposal to save money
Eye on the pie
Monday, February 5, 2018
COMMENTARY: Function of media remains to hold government accountable
Monday, February 5, 2018
Business of recovery? Are for-profit treatment centers here to help others, or just themselves?
CEO refused to answer questions about the value of his businesses, the number of employees and the payroll
Monday, February 5, 2018
Hoosier Democrats expecting surge in candidates for May 2018 primary
GOP points to its traditional strength is solidly red Indiana
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Statewide pitch night targets Hoosier high school students for $100,000 in prizes
Competition invites  innovators with an idea for a business, product, service, technology component or other venture
Sunday, February 4, 2018
EDITORIAL: Indiana misses chance for hate crimes law
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Amazon's incentives for second headquarters are sure to be whopping
Officials say they are concentrating on quality-of-life issues rather than tax brakes
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Payday loan bill could have APRs up to 222 percent passes Indiana House
Proponent says safeguards in the proposal would prevent borrowers from going bankrupt as a result of the new loans
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Payday loan bill could have APRs up to 222 percent passes Indiana House
Proponent says safeguards in the proposal would prevent borrowers from going bankrupt as a result of the new loans
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Indiana student journalism law would protect school publications from censorship
"It doesn’t stop administrators from prior review, but does stop prior restraint,” sponsor says
Friday, February 2, 2018
Bloomington police chief: DOC will stop sending out-of-county parole's to local jail
Some being released wanted to go to Bloomington area because of extensive local social services available
Friday, February 2, 2018
Indiana Senate endorses plan to combat beach erosion on Lake Michigan
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Hemp bills advance in Indiana House
Thursday, February 1, 2018
COMMENTARY: Some facts about Indiana townships and possible consolidation
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Township merger bill advances out of committee to the full Indiana House
Would require those of less than 1,200 population develop a consolidation plan with one or more within the same county by 2023
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs helps build the future by restoring the past
Has helped Hoosiers return historic buildings to their former glory through funding about 40 projects since 2016
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Experts sharpen scrutiny of Indiana Department of Child Services
Alabama-based consultant helping assess child welfare crisis
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Mayor of Huntingburg, 2014 winner, supportive of Stellar's new regional approach
Will now combine communities, creating a region that will emphasize collaboration between neighboring towns, cities and counties, state officials say
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Bloomington mayor wants tax hike to maintain sidewalks and trails
Thursday, February 1, 2018
EDITORIAL: Raising smoking age isn't the answer
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
EDITORIAL: Construction wage repeal needs review
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
New $130 million bypass proposed for LaPorte to link with Indiana Toll Road
8-mile loop would get trucks out of downtown, supporters say
Wednesday, January 31, 2018






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