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Pet population in Marion, Grant County leads to overcrowding at shelters
“The animal population in this town is out of control,” says local Humane Society head,  “there is an ordinance that no one is following”
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Madison County Health Board removes 'cooker' from needle exchange program
Had come under fire from Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings and members of the Madison County Council
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Two companies want to put wind turbines into Montgomery County
Local officials question value of ordinance passed in 2009
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Waves of overdoses just keep coming in Bloomington
Police, medics respond to 9 overdoses over weekend along Kirkwood Avenue
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Porter County $30 million upgrade about 'needs, not wants'
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Evansville boboard OKs $2 million for Goebel Soccer Complex updates
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Fort Wayne Park Foundation raises $1 million for riverfront pavilion
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Vincennes votes to double annual contribution to VanGo to $40,000
To get $500,000 from INDOT money, Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center must raise equal amount in local funds
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Henry County OKs tax increase for Cumulative Capital Development Fund
Monday, June 26, 2017
Report: Proposed rail plan group releases financial data
A balance sheet showed total assets of $151, and liabilities for 2016 of $802,000
Monday, June 26, 2017
Anderson in national program to improve health
It's one of 10 cities selected by EPA to create health districts
Monday, June 26, 2017
Muncie, Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville mayors endorse Mounds Greenway proposal
Monday, June 26, 2017
Porter County offering inmates relief from their addictions
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Three goals guide James Foundation's growing impact on Auburn
Mission defined as “guided by faith, love of community and passion for education”
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Ohio Theatre in Madison get Indiana Landmarks grant for renovation feasibility study
Sunday, June 25, 2017
10,000 911 calls go unanswered in St. Joseph County in 2016
Dispatcher's union urges county to hire more employees
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Evansville: 857 foster kids, 150 foster homes

The cause of the sudden crisis is no mystery, state officials say; It’s the opioid epidemic


Sunday, June 25, 2017
Oil pumps revenue into Brazil's bottom line, but crude prices have dropped payoff
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Jackson County Council OKs $5.43 million broadband abatement
Jackson County REMC plans to deliver service to customers in 10 counties
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Technology could make Henry County memorials more interactive
Proponent says the key is to turn passive observers into active participants through use of QR codes
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Winfield's new park a nod to modern literature
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Lake Station school board votes to close Polk Elementary; 13 teachers lose jobs
Total enrollment has declined 12 percent since 2012
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Feuding Lake County and towns building E-911 link
Cedar Lake and Schererville have sued the county over its refusal to provide the county's full E-911 capabilities to communicate simultaneously with multiple public safety agencies on a 24-hour basis
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Union County considers innkeeper tax
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Terre Haute's $75 million Hulman Center project in financial limbo at moment
Funding gap still a problem; facilitator's contract and cost remain an unsettled issue
Thursday, June 22, 2017
I-69 Ohio River bridge project wants input from nearby landowners
Thursday, June 22, 2017
"Under-utilized' Hoosier Rivers can create a pull on public, businesses
The hope is that private investment will follow public investment in the Bluffton’s river, trail way and infrastructure
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Peru mayor touts clean up efforts during State of the City address
The most visible clean up came through the demolition of 40 dilapidated homes and two crumbling buildings on South Broadway
Thursday, June 22, 2017
St. Joseph County commissioners OK funding for South Shore double-tracking
Goal is to shave hour from South-Bend-to-Chicago trip
Thursday, June 22, 2017
East Chicago prepares to set sail on another marina project
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Main Street established as Huntingburg economic development area
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Funds for technology park at I-69 and U.S. 20 appropriated by Angola Common Council
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Noble County devising a 'new way' to tackle poverty
Movement envisions offerings to assist residents with becoming more self-sufficient
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Indiana Department of Revenue agency working to improve customer service, technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Grant County community calendar launched on new website
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
West Clark Community Schools board agrees to pursue $110 million referendum
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Fountain County commissioners table jail decision
The present facility only has room for 25 inmates
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: State needs to learn from mistakes encountered on Section 5 of I-69
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Greentown looks to the future in Downtown Revitalization Plan
“In order to have downtown be successful, it needs to feel like something is happening"
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
St. Joseph County Jail absorbs state prisoners without more money
State funding for county jails has been stagnant for numerous years, costing $16 per bed per day, says assistant county police chief
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Indiana legislature, governor hike 45 different taxes, fees paid by Hoosiers
Gov. Holcomb: "I'm very comfortable with paying for what we need"
Monday, June 19, 2017
Indy Fuel owners, developer propose $40 million Greenwood sports, entertainment complex
Would be anchored by the $25 million Greenwood Sportsplex, a 175,000-square-foot facility
Monday, June 19, 2017
Indianapolis to consider $15.2 million in bonds for downtown projects
Monday, June 19, 2017
Boone County thoroughfare plan update heard by council
Monday, June 19, 2017
Round barns becoming more rare in Indiana
Monday, June 19, 2017
It remains tight quarters at Madison County Jail - 37 percent overcapacity
Those convicted of more serious crimes sent to other distant counties; 21 nearby ones are full
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Task force releases findings on downtown Bloomington
Public restroom stations, security lighting and the hiring of more police officers proposed
Saturday, June 17, 2017
City of Anderson claims immunity in open records complaint
Oberhart family wants information in fatal crash
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Golf course renovation, new arena get OK from IU trustees
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Indiana taking over building Section 5 of I-69: Bloomington to Martinsville
Indiana Finance Authority director says Aug. 31 2018 remains latest completion date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Daviess County looks for solutions for pavement in Amish community
It is number one in Indiana in the number of miles of gravel roads with almost 600 miles
Friday, June 16, 2017
City of Bloomington goes live with revamped website
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Floyd County Council votes yes on Regional Development Authority
Similar measure failed in 2015
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Steuben County Council OKs new vehicle tax
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Converting Elwood schools to solar could create income for district
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Panel clears way for turkey hatchery in Vigo County
Select Genetics will invest $20 million and is to create 100 new jobs
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Peru school board approves creating in-house school police department
Peru Police Department will continue to make arrests, conduct investigations at schools
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Noble County projects get Regional Cities Initiatives funding
State agency signs off on Fishing Line Trail, rec complex expansion
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Indiana seeking to curb pet overpopulation at its source
By 2021, all shelters and rescues in state must spay and neuter cats and dogs before adopting them out
Monday, June 12, 2017
OPINION: Illinois a joking matter no longer
The scale of Chicago's problems are eye-popping
Monday, June 12, 2017
Narcan use rises for South Bend area EMS, police departments
The drug, used to potentially save the lives of overdose victims, has become a staple of first aid kits in both ambulances and squad cars
Monday, June 12, 2017
Lake County may fertilize Lowell exit with TIF dollars
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Presence of lead paint driving up costs for 1903 bridge linking Knox and Davies counties
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Boone County law enforcement heads weigh in on syringe exchange
Nine Indiana counties now have such programs
Sunday, June 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: Maddow School of City Government
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Stellar quality of life, high ideals drive housing growth in St. John
Recently ranks as one of wealthiest small towns in Indiana
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Greater Clark superintendent's memo outlines plan to close two downtown schools
News comes just days after the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission voted to bring more than 220 luxury apartments to downtown Jeffersonville
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Bonds to finance Bloomington-Martinsville corridor of I-69 downgraded again
Recent estimates put the total cost at nearly $497 million — a 52.6 percent increase over original budget
Saturday, June 10, 2017
More than $10 million of damage assessed in Salem flood so far
Community awaits state, federal relief aid
Friday, June 9, 2017
West Clark Community Schools board to seek $95 million referendum this fall
Superintendent says the major renovations would mean a huge increase in quality of education for the students
Friday, June 9, 2017
Northwest Indiana RDA makes South Shore commitment for Lake, Porter counties
Also OKs feasibility study and market analysis evaluating the possibility of building a convention center
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Fayette County Jail not only one to see fatal drug overdoses
Some facilities buying body scanners to check if inmates smuggling in heroin or opioids
Thursday, June 8, 2017
5 percent innkeepers tax for Greene County will be effective Jan. 1, 2018
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Michigan City votes for South Shore funding
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Indiana says no voting systems breached, including Floyd County's, in Russian hacks
VR Systems not tied to voting machines
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Further delay of I-69 is no joking matter
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Sheriff Boyd: HIDTA slows flow of drugs to LaPorte County
"We're going after the distribution centers. We want to stop it before it gets here rather than after it's gotten here," he says
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
East Chicago schools lay off 112 workers
Superintendent says cuts due to more than 400 fewer students and voters' rejection of general fund referendum in May
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Indiana child abuse registry available online, one month early
Pulling data from its database of all felony convictions
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lead testing of kids more than doubles in St. Joseph County
Officials have largely blamed the problem in South Bend on lead-based paint in old homes
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
OPINION: Municipal pools and parks matter
The myriad small ball fields, running paths, and municipal pools comprise an element of public investment many households expect in a community
Monday, June 5, 2017
What's actually driving local jail growth?
Nonpartisan researchers call for states to get more involved after studies show growth is a national trend
Monday, June 5, 2017
I-69 Section 5 completion date pushed back again; Section 6 not affected
Aug. 31, 2018 now date for opening, nearly two years after initial projection
Monday, June 5, 2017
Community foundation changing name of internet service to Steuben County Fiber Network
Monday, June 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: NWI should follow rail example of South Bend, St. Joseph County
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Seeking new jail, DeKalb County turning to voters
$23 million referendum on May 2018 ballot
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Size now the focus of Vigo County jail debate
Officials, some residents disagree on need for 432-bed facility
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Urban paths see progress: Kokomo trail construction ongoing and forthcoming
Sunday, June 4, 2017
New treatment options spring up for heroin, opioids but crisis far from over
Despite increasing access to medical care, a shortage of services for people with addictions remains a theme in the Michiana area
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Foundations in northeast Indiana collaborate to reap best outcomes
“Foundations really are the economic engines of the nonprofit community”
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Vincennes hospital's 'Baby Safety Shower' to serve as state model
“We address fire safety, pet safety, car seats, CPR, choking — anything that could land an infant in our ER”
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Feds want list of Great Lakes Basin Transportation railroad investors made public
Would have 244 miles of mainline track and 17 miles of branch lines
Friday, June 2, 2017
Community adds ideas for Jeffersonville arts and cultural district
Talked of the five things successful areas have — attractiveness, activities, availability, assurance and accessibility
Friday, June 2, 2017
Draining money: Municipal pools too costly for many communities
Safety concerns and the expense of making needed repairs cited as main reasons for closures
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Bike route linking 15 Indiana counties launches
360-mile route links LaPorte County on Lake Michigan with Floyd County on the Ohio River
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Retired professor pledges 94 acres in Harrison County for IUS research, sustainability efforts
Thursday, June 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: IU steps up on climate change
Thursday, June 1, 2017
South Bend, St. Joseph County will commit millions for faster South Shore ride to Chicago
They say the work, when finished in 2020, will reduce the South Bend-to-Chicago trip from its current 2.5 hours to 90 minutes
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Providing addicts with new hope in Hancock County
Medication to curb heroin cravings offered as inmates leave jail
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Terre Haute deficits continue, but officials see positive trends
City once again seeks early property tax distribution
Wednesday, May 31, 2017






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