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Secrets of the Hill: Campaign cash trumps work in Congress, ex-members say
“The simple fact is our entire legislative schedule is set around fundraising,” says Rich Nolan, Democrat congressman for Minnesota
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
CSX: Buckled train track caused 23-car derailment in June in Princeton
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Howard County tallies 11 overdose deaths in third quarter 2018, coroner reports
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
OPINION: The causes and effects of this growing trade war
Even as manufacturing production will continue to expand, employment will not
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
COMMENTARY: Independent thinker or rubber stamp for U.S. Senate?
Monday, October 15, 2018
VA plans new medical clinic in Muncie
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
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
Casino revenue going to new education and job programs in South Bend
City gets 2 percent of Four Winds' revenue
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Parts of Greentown listed as a national commercial historic district
Proponents hope to use the designation as a way to both promote economic development in the town’s core while preserving its history
Saturday, October 13, 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
Cumberland completes Buck Creek Trail project
Friday, October 12, 2018
Kavanaugh testimony before Senate could erode faith in court: IU law professor
Friday, October 12, 2018
Local apprenticeships take the bite out of higher education in Bloomington
Friday, October 12, 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
Interactive mapping helps Jasper inform its citizens of 2-mile roadway project
Will be updated by the Jasper Engineering Department GIS Service as work pushes along on replacing 80-year-old water lines
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Gary airport welcomed first international flight with a splash
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
Indiana farmer confidence ebbs amid tariff, trade conflicts
Purdue University Ag Economy Barometer drops to lowest level in two years
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Indiana U.S. Senate candidates spar over Kavanaugh, climate
Candidates will face off again Oct. 30
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
66 Hoosier hospitals hit with fines over patient readmissions
For the seventh consecutive year, Medicare is using the pressure of lower reimbursements to get hospitals to improve their numbers
Monday, October 8, 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
NIPSCO defends safety of area gas lines after Massachusetts explosions
Monday, October 8, 2018
Terre Haute mayor: Proposed new Vigo County jail siting process needs a pause
Third-party counsel should examine the matter, Bennett says
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Tariffs hitting home in Steuben County, says some local businesses
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar: Trumps needs to seek strategic trade policy
State soybean farmers note 10-15% price drop
Saturday, October 6, 2018
IU gets $44.7 million grant for five-year study of early-onset Alzheimer's disease
Friday, October 5, 2018
Fayette Regional hospital caught in cost squeeze, CEO says
“You’re talking about a perfect storm, a poorer, sicker community that has a very high Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement...," says Randy White
Thursday, October 4, 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
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
EDITORIAL: It's time for Kavanaugh 'circus' to pick someone else for the job
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
Why are childhood obesity rates climbing?
Indiana has the ninth highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 according to 2018 report
Monday, October 1, 2018
Richmond's blight program will extend to 2019, reach nearly 200 homes
Sunday, September 30, 2018
South Shore rehabilitating, replacing electric infrastructure
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Grain storage space feeling the squeeze because of high yields, tariffs
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Batesville downtown arts project needs more funding
The largest amount of money will be used for a public art installation.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana's U.S. Senate race appears close
Saturday, September 29, 2018
NIPSCO to speed up retiring remaining coal-fired plants, could save $2 billion
Will retire two sites in 10 years and replace them with renewable energy production
Saturday, September 29, 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
Study: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative boosts economy as well as environment
The list of nearly 4,000 GLRI projects includes 153 in Indiana, totaling about $118 million in funding
Wednesday, September 26, 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
Are Hoosier farmers facing 2018 harvesting losses?
Crop prices remain low as trade war unresolved
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Former Vigo County School superintendent facing 3 bribery charges
Investigators: Vendor paid perks to keep VCSC business
Tuesday, September 25, 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
Global tension a boost for Columbia City defense contractor
Demand increasing for submarine detector
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Kavanaugh accusation sparks comparison to Thomas-Hill controversy
IU observers say it's unclear what role #MeToo will play as hearings resume this week
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
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
IU initiative preparing for changes in climate
Thursday, September 20, 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
Muncie official, businessman face federal fraud-related charges
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
Farmers anticipate record-setting harvest while prices hit record lows
Some growers plan to store beans, corn and to wait for better prices
Monday, September 17, 2018

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