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Indiana leading Midwest in growth of rural green energy jobs
Sunday, December 16, 2018
IDEM draft permit for U.S. Steel landfill doesn't note recent data on chromium in groundwater
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Michigan City annexes 426 acres of land for economic development
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Holcomb announces $121 million in matching grants for state rail projects
New competitive Local TRAX Rail Overpass Program due to make eliminate dangerous crossings
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Lead poisoning present in dead Hammond swans
Friday, December 14, 2018
Goshen RDC pledges funds for school manufacturing facility
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Could Gary lose both casino licenses?
Terre Haute state senator suggests relocating both of them a better bet for Indiana
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Cascades buys Urban Forest Products packaging factory in Newton County
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Latest trash-to-fuel project promises to invest $600 million and hire 160 in Gary
Similar biofuels plant outside Reno, Nevada that would become the first commercial waste-to-fuel biorefinery in the United States producing both diesel and jet fue
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Gary planning to reduce school class size, hire more teachers
Seven elementary schools got F's from recent state report card
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Griffith gets cold shoulder from St. John Township, still courting North Township
Town now turning to North Township officials as their final hope of winning a new township before the end of 2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Terre Haute casino opponents gearing up again
Wabash Valley economists also dubious about city's odds
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Unclear future for Elkhart police following chief resignation at mayor's request
Media reports also suggested that disciplinary action against officers had dropped under Windbigler’s command
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Elkhart, city police police named in 2016 death civil suit
Claim department leaders interfered with an independent investigation of the incident
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
New Elkhart police chief from inside or outside the department?
Mayor says he will consider 'all qualified candidates'
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Elkhart police chief stepping down at mayor's request
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Rising Sun casino owner doubles down on Terre Haute
But state approval will be 'a heavy lift,' says one gaming expert
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
November 2018 doldrums at Northwest Indiana Region casinos
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
ArcelorMittal, U.S. Steel to invest $5.6 billion in U.S. steel mills
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
COMMENTARY: Indiana holds economic data close to the vest

Ken Davidson, an adjunct scholar of the Indiana Policy Review Foundationand  publisher of the Northwest Indiana Gazette, is a lifelong resident of Hammond. This is excerpted from a larger paper in the winter issue of The Indiana Policy Review. His column appears in Indiana newspapers.

Over the course of the past three years, obtaining information on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts has been made difficult and in some ways impossible. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Bird scooters: West Lafayette resorts to towing as promises fall flat
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Is it time for the state to take over running the city of Gary?
Monday, December 10, 2018
Hoosier Environmental Council urges IDEM to reject Newton County dairy plan
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Some of Gary mayor's political donors also receive lucrative contracts
A Times review of Lake County and Gary records found 67 city vendors contributed to the mayor's campaigns and they have received more than $38 million in city business
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Brazilian company receives abatement to locate plant in Portage
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Growing their family tree farm: 4 generations keep Wanatah business going
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Indiana Legislature to wrestle with township budget surpluses
On average, Indiana townships hold a balance of 116 percent above their annual budgets
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Dwindling Hoosier dairies: Too much milk and flat demand spells trouble
“There still are too many cows and too much milk,” said Robert Kelly, Purdue extension director for Elkhart County
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Will lawmakers listen? Schools want laws, stiffer penalties, funding to make busing safer
Lights, cameras action could help curb the massive number of stop-art violations in Indiana, USA TODAY's Network 5 newspapers find
Sunday, December 9, 2018
RV maker Thor reports earnings, sales drop
Company will close plants for extended period during holidays
Friday, December 7, 2018
Elkhart-based Patrick buys LaSalle Bristol operations
Friday, December 7, 2018
Portage growth called 'almost unprecedented'
Friday, December 7, 2018
Mayor Neese says he will seek independent review of Elkhart Police Department
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Indiana voter turnout for 2018 midterm elections was highest since 1994
The highest turnout in the state this year was recorded in Henry County at 64 percent
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Promise of state, local tax breaks lures Alliance Steel manufacturer to Gary
Company is investing $19.7 million to establish operations at a closed 250,000-square-foot facility and bringing 100 jobs from Illinois
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Lake County sheriff seeks $360,000 armored vehicle
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Cass County gathering info on wind turbines
Commission continuing with plans to reexamine local rules
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Elkhart council members: Private investigation of city police may be necessary
One council member, Richard Shively, a Republican, says he is unsure how long the council would wait for the mayor to act
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Lippert acquires Smoker Craft furniture division
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Porter County tourism group to join in effort to battle Lake Michigan erosion
Caused by combination of unusually high lake levels, sand starvation caused by structures blocking the normal drift of sand along the shoreline and the increasing number of extreme storms
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Some lawmakers wonder why tolling is only OK for northern Indiana
"If you put them (tolls) throughout the state, you won't win elections," says South Bend state representative
Sunday, December 2, 2018
Board that oversees South Shore Line says no to $2 ticket surcharge
NICTD looking for companies willing and able to build 26 new rail cars in a few years
Saturday, December 1, 2018
COMMENTARY: A 25-year-old political newcomer in 2019 Indiana Legislature
'I'm used used to being the only Asian person in the room,' says newly-elected Rep. Chris Chyung
Saturday, December 1, 2018
EDITORIAL: Gary mayor sets sights on national role while city crumbles
Friday, November 30, 2018
Illinois steel company's move to Gary is hinging on $1.4 million incentives proposal
Friday, November 30, 2018
East Chicago residents unnerved with EPA cleanup
About 235,000 tons of soil will be removed and institutional controls put in place
Friday, November 30, 2018
Gary owes $3 milion to CIGNA as it switches health coverage to save
Friday, November 30, 2018
Terre Haute back in play for casino
Local businessman Greg Gibson an owner of group acquiring two Majestic Star licenses in Gary
Friday, November 30, 2018
Warsaw native Dr. Rick Sasso wins $112.4 million lawsuit With Medtronic
Friday, November 30, 2018
Indiana RV shipments slip in October, 2018 -- the third straight month
Excess inventory, steel and aluminum tariffs and higher interest rates cited as causes
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Indiana's Lake Michigan shore lawsuit could end up before U.S. Supreme Court
Case began in LaPorte Superior Court where couple sought to prevent people from walking on their beach property
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Indianapolis-based company agrees to buy Gary's Majestic Star Casino
General counsel of new firm says it is 'committed' to moving license to another city
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
State calls out Gary over EMS-related revenue, spending
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Elkhart Police chief Ed Windbigler serving a 30-day unpaid suspension
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Legal weed in Michigan could produce more legal problems for northern Hoosier police
Prosecutors say they won’t hesitate to enforce state law if a person who purchased marijuana legally in Michigan possesses it illegally in Indiana
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Unifirst Corp. eyes up to $14 million investment with new Hammond facility
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Gary mayor says role with national organization means more 'opportunity' at home
The National League of Cities is a place where cities can learn from each other and get new ideas, Freeman-Wilson said
Saturday, November 24, 2018
25 laid off from Gary Roosevelt 2 days after school's first A grade announced
Friday, November 23, 2018
'No less than a purposeful cover-up,' Elkhart councilman says of police investigation
Assitant chief criticized reporters for reaching out to officers to ask about their disciplinary records
Friday, November 23, 2018
Infant deaths called 'window to the soul of what we care about' at Merrillville event
"Iif you can protect your most vulnerable, you can protect everyone else, too,” says Indiana Family and Social Services Administration secretary
Friday, November 23, 2018
Clean-up plan for East Chicago's contaminated DuPont site finalized
Thursday, November 22, 2018
EPA to install 14 wells throughout U.S.S. Lead Superfund site in East Chicago
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Elkhart mayor yet to request DOJ investigation into the police department
Assistant police chief criticizes media
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Goshen City Council approves $87 million hospital expansion
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Seymour Main Street announced as part of pilot program in nine Hoosier communities
Other communities listed for the pilot program are Dillsboro, Elwood, Fairmount, LaPorte, Rockville, Sullivan, Tell City and Tipton
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
St. Lawrence Seaway shipments up 4 percent so far in 2018 through Oct. 31
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Excitement abounds at Statehouse as 2019 Indiana General Assembly convenes
On the horizon are myriad possible points of conflict, including a new state budget, school safety needs, gaming industry changes, a bias crime proposal, education funding, medicinal marijuana, workforce development, redistricting reform and many more to come
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Indiana State Police decline request to investigate Elkhart Police Department
Suggest mayor ask federal government to examine city police
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Chesterton adds new boxcar to downtown park; provides bathrooms, baby changing area
The $300,000 project was funded through a mix of a town bond issue, crowd funding, town funds and private donations
Monday, November 19, 2018
High-tech e-cigarettes an attractive danger to teens
The social stigma of smoking a regular cigarette is lost on e-cigarettes as they have fruity or candy flavors, don't leave a residual smell, and are easier to conceal
Monday, November 19, 2018
OPINION: Amazon and Indiana
Eye on the pie
Monday, November 19, 2018
Portage officials want casino license for north side property
The rebirth of a push for a Portage casino idea began 25 years after Porter County voters shot down a referendum that would have allowed such a development in the lakeside cit
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Nearly all officers in charge of Elkhart police have been disciplined
The chief keeps promoting them
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Fatal crash at Indiana school bus stop inspires focus on safety
Transportation director says new technology is always an option and is continuously being looked at, but ultimately it comes down to driver awareness
Saturday, November 17, 2018






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