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Sense of well-being of Americans falls for first time in 10-year survey history
Indiana's ranking improved, though it's still near the bottom
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
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
EDITORIAL: Words fail in response to school shootings
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
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
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
IU scholar: Research, civil debate needed to help curb gun violence
Politics, polarization block dialogue that could lead to solutions, says 2nd Amendment expert Madeira
Friday, February 16, 2018
EDITORIAL: Alas, ticking time bombs trigger fury
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
Can connections curb gun violence? School workers trained to spot warning signs
Schools across Indiana are showing a need for more social workers who specialize in mental health, Oaklawn official says
Friday, February 16, 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
Southwest Indiana a hot spot for human trafficking, Christina Wicks says
According to a 2013 Fordham University study,  36 percent are perpetrated by immediate family
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
Ivy Tech to double student credentials, decrease workforce, president says
Five-year plan is to increase number of high-quality certificates, certifications and degrees students receive annually from about 21,000 to about 50,000 by 2023
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Annexation-curtailing bills pass in Indiana Senate, head to House
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Engaging young people in civics
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Anderson Flagship symposium offers guidelines on building foreign relationships
282 percent growth in exports from Indiana to China between 2010 and 2016 and last year sales totaled $2.9 billion
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
State Fire Marshal Investigators assisted in 577 investigations in 2017
Tuesday, February 13, 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
OPINION: Housing shortages are really neighborhood problems
To fix  those problems make sure you work on your schools, neighborhoods and amenities
Monday, February 12, 2018
OPINION: Stock decline leading to recession?
Eye on the pie
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
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
Indiana sheriffs hoping Youth Ranch in Clay County will impact young Hoosiers
Purpose is to enhance social skills in youth, provide summer learning, build self-confidence, encourage respect and promote physical activity, they say

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
Flu season leads to test shortage at Hancock County hospital
More than 850 people, including 136 Hoosiers, have died from flu since the start of the year, says CDC
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
IU School of Medicine receives $14 million to create program for cancer patients, families
Wednesday, February 7, 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
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
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
Kids Count report: Abuse, poverty, infant mortality continue as Hoosier problems
Ranks Indiana 28th overall for child well-being, the same ranking the state held last year.
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






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