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Local companies in need of workers throughout southwest Indiana
Campaign to hire reveals more than half of people looking for jobs in today’s world are doing so on mobile devices, and job applicants want followup communication quickly
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Italy-based company looks to call Daleville home
Sunday, October 14, 2018
One in three U.S and Hoosier households struggle to pay monthly energy bill
Indiana ranked 40th in access to energy efficiency programs and efficient building requirements, study says
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Most Indiana Department of Child Services workers getting raises
1st major step after report recommendations
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Indiana Regional Cities wins high praise in analysis by Ball State University
'Enthusiasm it has sparked ... is real': Indiana Communities Institute author
Sunday, October 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Local schools need ethnic studies, teacher diversity
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Drug use fuels cases of hepatitis C, HIV in Madison County
"We still haven't made a dent in the number of people who use drugs," in Madison County, says Sheriff Scott Mellinger
Sunday, October 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: No scooters on Indiana highways
Saturday, October 13, 2018
New organization promoting skills-based hiring to Indiana employers
Over the next 10 years, state is projected to require more than 1 million skilled workers to fill open jobs and support economic growth
Friday, October 12, 2018
Loans will aid Hammond industrial project, Gary City Church garden
South Bend developer is working on three projects in Hammond, ranging in size from 200,000 to 500,000 square feet
Friday, October 12, 2018
IDEM cites small public water systems for coliform violations
Ninety-seven percent of all public water systems, of which there are about 4,000 in Indiana, are served by ground water systems
Friday, October 12, 2018
Work could begin soon on Kokomo townhomes project
Thursday, October 11, 2018
State on board, funding in place for Dubois County's Midwest Corridor study
$7 million cost will be funded with local money — half from private industry and half from public municipalities
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Digital Crossroads doing inventory of NWI's wireless and fiber infrastructure
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Huntingburg approves $350,000 funding for Midwest Corridor study
It is the proposed bypass road that would ultimately connect Dubois County to I-69
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
West Clark Community Schools separation plan moves to state
Boundaries of the two new school districts have been hotly contested
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
OPINION: Amazon and some harsh facts about pay and labor shortages
What does sadden me is that instead of paying market wages, far too many businesses turn to the government for help
Monday, October 8, 2018
State committee chooses 8 measures to alert if a school district is in fiscal trouble
"We're just trying to paint a complete picture of a school corporation," says DUAB executive director
Monday, October 8, 2018
Can one test really measure a student, especially one taken seven months earlier?
Many Hoosier educators believe there needs to be better ways to measure student achievement than ISTEP+
Monday, October 8, 2018
NIPSCO defends safety of area gas lines after Massachusetts explosions
Monday, October 8, 2018
COMMENTARY: Childhood experiences shape our futures - for better and worse
Monday, October 8, 2018
OPINION: Scarce tourism money wasted
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 8, 2018
How would LGBT strings tied to vouchers hit Lafayette's private schools?
State superintendent says schools that get public money should accommodate gay and lesbian students, teachers and staff
Sunday, October 7, 2018
SEEING GREEN: CBD legalization sets stage for Indiana hemp industry
While CBD is a compound found in the cannabis plant, it doesn’t cause the psychoactive high associated with marijuana
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Concerns remain about training and materials in teaching about ethnic diversity
Sunday, October 7, 2018
LaPorte County set for more semi truck traffic on already congested U.S. 20
Law enforcement officials believe many drivers will want to avoid 35 percent increase for traveling the Indiana  Toll Road
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Greenfield downtown $700,000 revitalization project wraps up on 10 historic facades
Was one of three municipalities in 2016 that received a $500,000 Main Street Revitalization Program grant from OCRA
Friday, October 5, 2018
Ohio River commission taking second look at idea of dropping pollution standards
Environmental advocates applauded the decision not to vote on it as an opportunity for more discussion about the controversial proposal's implications for the future health of the river
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Fort Wayne's Sweetwater's expansion to add 1,000 jobs in next four years
Music and audio retailer plans to invest $76.4 million in local expansion
Thursday, October 4, 2018
State ISTEP scores dip for elementary and high school students compared to 2017
This was the last time that Indiana elementary school students are being evaluated using ISTEP
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Lafayette area community leaders fill the gaps for disability advocates and parents
Some children  could qualify for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) under Indiana Department of Education’s Article 7
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Rails to Trails path would start in New Albany
63-mile trail of abandoned CSX tracks would connect five counties
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Anderson wants $1.8 million in TIF funds for $8.3 million bus terminal
Plan is to construct a 16,000 square foot three-story building at the intersection of 13th and Jackson streets
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Lewisville Town Council takes a stand against wind turbines, joining Sulphur Springs
Seeks to have metered parking on U.S. 40 in downtown
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Indiana schools chief will not run for re-election in 2020, cites ongoing political infighting
"The governance structure doesn't make sense. It's not student-friendly. It's not school-friendly at times," she says of some state and federal rules
Monday, October 1, 2018
OPINION: Hoosiers going in the wrong direction?
Eye on the pie
Monday, October 1, 2018
Forensic audit finds no public corruption at Muncie Community Schools
The audit covered the period Jan. 1, 2014, to Sept. 5, 2018, during which there were six chief financial officers
Monday, October 1, 2018
Jennifer McCormick won't seek 2nd term as state school superintendent
Monday, October 1, 2018
OPINION: Broadband funding the right move, for unexpected reasons
The factors that make places unprofitable for broadband make them unprofitable for most other types of commerce as well
Monday, October 1, 2018
Richmond's blight program will extend to 2019, reach nearly 200 homes
Sunday, September 30, 2018
PTSD high in Grant County children because of physical abuse, says local counselor
Problem is statewide and only Vermont and District of Columbia have higher reported rates
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Hancock County gets $25,000 national grant for child advocacy center
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Full of Indiana inmates but not answers
Jail overcrowding strains at least 40 Hoosier counties
Sunday, September 30, 2018
$20 million in state incentives targeted to help airport lure international flights
A task force led by the airport has identified Mexico City as a target for nonstop service
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Indiana Public Defender Commission pushing for reforms to improve defense resources
Report suggests moving to a regional model for public defender’s agencies to help smaller counties which may have inadequate funding and legal help
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Alcohol commission recommends changes to state's permit quota system
The proposed change would allow communities to create an “entertainment district,” similar to the riverfront districts already allowed 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Opioid epidemic showing signs of turning corner, state drug czar says
Earlier this month, the Trump administration awarded Indiana more than $25 million to fight the opioid epidemic
Friday, September 28, 2018
Indiana law limits expanded availability of short-term health insurance plans
It remains to be seen whether the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly will act in January to revise the law in light of the new federal definition of a short-term policy
Friday, September 28, 2018
Indiana secretary of state: Check your voter status
Some applications for absentee ballots were faulty, causing problems
Friday, September 28, 2018
Officials say opioid centers don't raise crime in their neighborhoods, but offer no statistics
State wants to receive information broken down by zip codes
Friday, September 28, 2018
Philadelphia-based liquid biofertilizer firm building $10 million plant in Bluffton
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Business, education partnerships key, Workforce Retention+Attraction audience hears
The goal is to get the workforce to understand that education and learning is a lifelong process that continues beyond high school.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
South Bend gets $670,000 to fight lead paint in old houses
East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary and Indianapolis also get Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration program funds
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Federal court orders Vigo County to increase jail staffing
Judge orders sheriff and county officials to by Oct. 15 "prepare a reasonable timetable which reflects when the new jail will be operational"
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Former Vigo County School superintendent facing 3 bribery charges
Investigators: Vendor paid perks to keep VCSC business
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Indiana township trustees urged to connect with social services
Are being encouraged to develop partnerships and connections to help residents with substance abuse
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
OPINION: Critiques of capitalism all about state and local policies
Young people turning to our workforce development system will find it focused wholly on supplying workers to businesses rather than offering a resource for career-minded adults
Monday, September 24, 2018
State seeks safer Hoosier schools
Expanding mental health services one key to improved security
Monday, September 24, 2018
Train companies no longer face any penalty in Indiana for blocking street crossings
Indiana Supreme Court justices unanimously agreed that Indiana law, which has been on the books since 1865, was pre-empted by a 1995 federal statute
Monday, September 24, 2018
Madison County jail numbers lowest since 2015
Prosecutor says reducing the number of inmates is driven by the judges and that his office has the staff to move cases forward
Sunday, September 23, 2018
In the dark: Hoosier rural residents left without adequate internet speeds
'Seen the world pass us all by'
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Colorful and carefree: LA artist paints two-story mural in downtown Greenfield
Paints a  contemporary approach to James Whitcomb Riley’s “A Barefoot Boy” poem
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Group of southern Indiana teenagers want smoking age raised to 21
Jeffersonville state senator says he is considering such legislation for next session
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Mussels, wetlands, bats: I-69 bridge report to determine natural resources impact
Bat species with known habitats in the areas affected by the project include the federally endangered Indiana bat and northern long-eared bat
Friday, September 21, 2018
Indiana Court of Appeals Court admonishes DCS over parental rights cases
Agency called chaotic, egregious and unprofessional
Friday, September 21, 2018
BMV says it's moving from downtown South Bend because of fights, drugs, panhandlers
Friday, September 21, 2018
Vincennes and Knox County pull out of state's first regionally-focused Stellar Communities
Officials said the application process is taking more time and effort than they originally thought and look to next year
Friday, September 21, 2018
State board approves deal hiking Toll Road truck rates in exchange for $1 billion
The one-time rate hike does not apply to passenger vehicles
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hancock County one of 11 counties with pilot program allowing pretrial release
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Study shows 2016 drop in neglect, abuse deaths of Indiana children
DCS said the data also show the need for more caregiver education on water safety and safe sleep practices
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Goshen's bicycle, pedestrian master plan approved
Has one master list of 33 projects recommended for implementation by the city
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: 'No coffee' law needed for Indiana legislators
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Opponents of Indiana Toll Road fee increases call them costly and dangerous
Area legislators were largely stunned by the secret negotiations since the 156-mile roadway cuts through their territory
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
State gives $1.5 million toward French Village, Grouseland visitors center in Vincennes
Investments in projects promoting quality of life “is a winning strategy for attracting and retaining talent to support the regional economy,” says VU vice president
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
'It's gut-wrenching:' 373 fatal crashes in NWI Region claim 404 lives over five years
Most happen on the perilous interstate corridor shared by I-80/94 and I-90, including the Indiana Toll Road
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Frances Slocum State Forest set to be logged
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Colleges begin reaching out to Harrison College students to help them continue education
Harrison College, formerly Indiana Business College, opened in 1902
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Sherman Minton Bridge, linking Floyd County and Louisville, renewal to begin in 2021
Project to cost $90 million and take up to three years to complete
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
21-mile section of Indiana 37 is now officially part of I-69
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Howard County health board urges gun violence research
Resolution sent to Indiana senators, representatives
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
EDITORIAL: Governor Eric Holcomb right on townships
Monday, September 17, 2018
Consultants worn Vincennes officials of future funding shortfalls
Financial advisors say city  will have an “immediate need for additional revenue” by 2020 because of cuts in state funds
Monday, September 17, 2018
OPINION: Business tax climate meets reality in Indiana
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 17, 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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