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South Korean steel company starts operations in Jeffersonville with grand ceremony
Friday, September 22, 2017
Summer study committee hears from residents on CAFO regulations
Whitley County water quality group would like to see regulation focused on protecting the state’s waterways from manure pollution
Friday, September 22, 2017
Total projected cost of new Vigo County jail at $100 million to $111 million
Would cost about $11 million more for a 25-year bond versus one for 20 years
Thursday, September 21, 2017
State legislators: Township reform is 'non-existent' - 'a mountain that can't be climbed'
Supporters says it's local government that provides access to services for residents
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Goshen named Indiana Chamber Community of the Year
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Cook Group to buy GE property for expansion, sell Pharmica to Catalent
Bloomington-based firm seeks tax abatement, TIF funds for update of former refrigerator plant property
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fountain Square, Fletcher Place businesses weigh tax to fund safety, upkeep
“We can use it for what we think is important as opposed to what the city thinks is important," local developer says
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Boone County submits five sites for Amazon headquarters consideration
State to consider sites for regional proposal
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Howard County Council OKs new tax to support dispatch operations
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Howard County: 2017 Drug summit held because drug overdoses at record level
Indiana drug czar addresses potential solutions
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Princeton City Council: Merger's a no-go with Pakota Township
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Emergency manager discovers Gary school district finances in 'total disarray'
Monday, September 18, 2017
OPINION: The lessons of Amazon and Indianapolis
Big deals tend to cause otherwise sober politicians to act like drunken sailors
Monday, September 18, 2017
New jail could cost $100,000 per bed, Delaware County officials hear
The current facility, judged as poorly designed and out of date when it opened, is too small, officials say
Monday, September 18, 2017
East Chicago starts lead pipe replacement at Superfund site
Monday, September 18, 2017
OPINION: Amazon's amazing indecent proposal
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 18, 2017
Indianapolis recycling company buys Elston-Richards property in Anderson
Company investing $1.2 million, creating 10 jobs
Monday, September 18, 2017
Anderson is one of 10 places in country picked to take park in EPA health program
Sunday, September 17, 2017
HUD awards East Chicago $4 million for demolition of West Calumet housing site
Residents concerned about what happens to site in the future
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Union County 911 losing dispatchers to Wayne County
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Seymour police use unusual mode of travel to catch offenders - school buses
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is funding the initiative with federal funds that pay overtime to officers involved in program
Saturday, September 16, 2017
State panel: 55 percent of Hoosier suicides involved firearms
Of 150 reports listing mental health diagnoses as a contributing cause, the most common was depression with 105
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Exhibit shows parental snooping is good to prevent teens from using drugs
The exhibit is only for parents and other adults
Saturday, September 16, 2017
State of Indiana considers revising regulation of livestock feeding operations
Currently, zoning ordinances vary county-by-county and, often, within a county
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Michiana partnerships growing says CEO of South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership
“How do we pave the path — amenities, jobs, housing — for the talent that’s already coming here?” Emberton asks
Friday, September 15, 2017
Darmstadt residents express support regarding town's judicial review
Friday, September 15, 2017
Unsupervised: Township runs taxpayer-funded sports park in Vanderburgh County
Trying to revive a youth softball and baseball tradition with limited success
Friday, September 15, 2017
After 3 years of discussion, Elkhart finally breaks ground on luxury apartments
Project will cost an estimated $32 million, which includes $12.3 million in public funds and an estimated $16.7 million from the developer
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana State University's $50 million renovation of Hulman Center moves forward
‘There is support in the General Assembly,’ official says
Friday, September 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: Long-range, community-wide plan would help Terre Haute's present, future
Without that, it’s hard to imagine all the different, well-intentioned projects falling randomly into place instead of bumping each other out of the way
Friday, September 15, 2017
Indiana Attorney General: Substance abuse a big problem and growing worse
Says the state still has “a methamphetamine problem that would choke a horse”
Friday, September 15, 2017
Vigo County ends Riverscape funding of $50,000 annually
Officials say cutback necessary, not spite for jail stance
Thursday, September 14, 2017
New tax, fees expected to reduce Indiana bridge deficiencies
Of state's 19,245 bridges, 1,525, or 7.9 percent, were rated as structurally deficient in 2016
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Ball State president hears from Muncie residents
Getting Muncie students to attend Ball State — and getting Ball State students to connect with and perhaps remain in Muncie — was a recurring theme during the hour-plus discussio
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Valparaiso transit expansion shuttles to Chicago airports
Thursday, September 14, 2017
UNSUPERVISED: Townships ready to pay your Vectren bill
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tax abatement approved for $5.8 million workforce housing in Huntingburg
Developers need to pursue tax credits for the project to come to fruition
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Montgomery County Council passes income tax increase from 2.1% to 2.3%
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Job training promised in selling $4.5 million Madjax loan to Muncie
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
NWI police say they remain focused on criminals, not immigration status
Gary’s City Council adopted a “welcoming city” ordinance in May, and elected officials in East Chicago are considering a similar measure
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Wayne County EDC OKs $1.42 million to help pay for cleanup of former hospital site
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Coroner reports Wayne County recorded its 49th opioid-related death of 2017
Already surpasses the 44 opioid deaths in 2016 and the 42 in 2015,
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
How hard are tax caps hitting Indiana area communities?
Estimates from state show to the tune of millions
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
$69 million Elkhart health, fitness, aquatic center needs only $2 million more
Community asked to donate to meet fundraising goal
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Unsupervised: How local rural townships employ, award contracts to relatives
Township government has more offices and elected officials than any other form of government in Indiana
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
South Bend council: South Shore expansion shouldn't run over residents' concerns
The bulk of the $290 million project would involve double-tracking 16 miles between Gary and Michigan City
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Loogootee considers using tax money for private senior housing project
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Washington City Council hears from Eagle Railcar, approves abatement request
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Jefferson County takes first step in solving jail overcrowding
New jail, boosting staff, remodeling all on the table
Monday, September 11, 2017
City of South Bend surprised to hear train horns again
Did answers die with assistant city attorney?
Monday, September 11, 2017
Stellar Competition: Greensburg, Madison, made similar applications
Two cities have proposed quality-of-life improvements similar to those being filed by Vincennes
Monday, September 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: These projects can keep Wells County in 'the game' - if it wants
“Quality of Place” is the new catchphrase, an update of efforts to improve a community’s “Quality of Life”
Sunday, September 10, 2017
How Southern Indiana agencies safeguard first responders' mental health
Increased population, opioid usage leads to higher call volume
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Hancock County nonprofit is putting dollars toward prevention of drug crimes
Paying it forward through fees collected from offenders' convictions
Sunday, September 10, 2017
EDUCATION: More education, programs needed to prevent child abuse deaths
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Study finds retail interest in Anderson: Edgewood Plaza focus of recruitment efforts
Saturday, September 9, 2017
New Castle is going smoke-free
Friday, September 8, 2017
Witnesses: Indiana should keep handgun permit law
Committee is eyeing permit-free carry for the Hoosier state
Friday, September 8, 2017
Fayette County government sees cyber attacks
Friday, September 8, 2017
Ed Dana: Harrison County perfect spot for $81 million aquarium, water park and more
"It won't happen without public support," he said
Friday, September 8, 2017
Elkhart County Commissioners sign $1.9 million bond pact for Love's plaza
Friday, September 8, 2017
Tipton Commissioners amend comprehensive plan to encourage future access to U.S. 31
Friday, September 8, 2017
$40,000 EDC loan approved for Tell City bakery
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Fulton County Commissioners on proposed wind farm: Details sketchy
Would bring 300 wind turbines to south Fulton County, northwest Miami County and northeast Cass County
Thursday, September 7, 2017
EPA to test homes' soil near LaSalle Park Superfund site in South Bend
State and federal officials have known since 1984 that several industrial companies had dumped hazardous wastes at the site from the 1930s to the mid-1950s
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Riverview Lofts secures approval from Knox County APC - again
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Portage council grants tax abatement for U.S. Steel Midwest plant
$64 million project could add over 300 jobs
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Marion City Council seeks excess TIF revenue
Legal questions remain in move to garner additional money for the city's General Fund
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Boss Industries announces expansion
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Officials raise concern over increase in diseased raccoons in the NWI Region
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Morgan County Courthouse lawn now out of bounds during night time hours
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Indiana's tax caps hit Marion the hardest of Hoosier cities
City’s claims continue to outpace money coming in, financial adviser says
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Bail relief program aims to reduce St. Joseph County jail population
Goal is to ensure arrestees aren't improperly jailed
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
OPINION: Paying for self-inflicted wounds
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 4, 2017
EPA proposing $3.8 million cleanup for Elm Street site in Terre Haute
Federal agency estimates 2,300 tons of soil will need to be removed
Monday, September 4, 2017
Former Westinghouse/ABB Bloomington site in running for $350 million investment
But cardboard recycling business would need new wastewater plant
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Pedaling along in safety: Anderson is adding bike lanes on Eighth Street
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Opioid epidemic touches local responders personally
Fire, police and EMS share their stories
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Multiagency team combats opioid epidemic, drug trafficking in NWI, Indianapolis
"It's all about information sharing," state HIDTA director says
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Indianapolis East side's hits big milestone by leveraging nearly $120 million
East Promise Zone has a population of more than 17,000, with almost half living in poverty and a quarter unemployed
Friday, September 1, 2017
Ohio-based manufacturer to invest $27 million, create 155 jobs in Blufton
Friday, September 1, 2017
Steuben County company adding 100 jobs as part of expansion
Friday, September 1, 2017
Dubois County Health Department cuts staff, increases fees
Friday, September 1, 2017
Delphi finalizing trail safety improvements where two girls were murdered
Friday, September 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Our leaders must end loyalty to criminals
Friday, September 1, 2017
Beyond halfway: 31 of 57 turbines are up in Jay, Randolph County wind farm
Friday, September 1, 2017
Richmond Police Department, business owners step up Main Street crime fight
Representatives talked about regularly seeing acts of prostitution around their businesses
Friday, September 1, 2017
Northern Hamilton County hopes to cash in on tourism with new train excursions
Might run about 75 days out of the year, primarily on the weekends, and attract 30,000 to 50,000 passengers annually
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Businesses would stand to profit from commercial air service to Greater Lafayette
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Over 200 geese euthanized as Clarksville addresses overpopulation
Geese were removed mid-June from the town hall campus by state-sanctioned company
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Coming soon: Artesian Group presents, listens to downtown Martinsville ideas
Developers say they plan to invest more than $4 million in buildings in downtown
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Painting of water tower in Jeffersonville's arts district begins
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana needs hate crimes bill
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Top Indiana election official: Reform hasn't lured non-voters to the polls
States can bolster voter interest by changing the date of municipal elections or placing issues on a ballot, National County of State Legislatures
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Northwest Indiana officials, activists pushing back on proposed EPA budget cuts
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tipton County Economic Development Organization disbands
“I see nothing in the dissolution ... that can be interpreted to be good for the City of Tipton,” mayor says
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Gibson County I-69 corridor ripe for zoning, says commissioner
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Washington Library looks to become county wide
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Syringe exchange unlikely in Wabash County
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Small Town Indiana Corp. now owns 8 of 21 structures in downtown Argos
'Economic development is a team sport,' says co-founder
Tuesday, August 29, 2017






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