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Madison to seek Stellar Communities designation
Monday, March 27, 2017
New hotel breaks ground in Marion
Monday, March 27, 2017
Hoosier farmers will be getting a property tax cut
DeBoer warns shifted tax burder could create a loss of revenue for local ogvernments and schools
Monday, March 27, 2017
Efforts underway to save Gary's historic architecture 'at critical point'
Look for grant that would let it study turning City Methodist Church into a European-style ruins garden that photographers would pay a fee to shoot
Monday, March 27, 2017
Wayne County leaders push back on proposed Airbnb laws for Indiana
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Henry County OKs use of food and beverage funds for Ivy Tech and Memorial Park
Sunday, March 26, 2017
State Rep. Hall Slager revising plan for South Shore development districts
Sunday, March 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Porter County takes honest approach to heroin problem
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Employment opportunities vary across LaPorte County, but manufacturing still king
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Top Muncie, Delaware County employers are in health, education, government
Sunday, March 26, 2017
'There is injustice here': East Chicago residents protest emergency transfer
Some don't want to move to Chicago; one resident said she left 10 years ago because of the violence
Sunday, March 26, 2017
La Porte Mayor Milo touts 'innovations' during State of City address
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Road funding bill would move entire state forward, say backers
Indiana needs $1.2 bi;;ion annually for next 20 years just to maintain and improve existing roads and brdiges House Speaker Bosma says
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Vincennes mayor says city's youth council taking shape and has 16 applicants
'I just want to get their input on everything,' he says
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Franklin County government noncompliant in several areas 2013-2016, SBOA audit says
Friday, March 24, 2017
Jay County dropping out of East Central Indiana Regional Planning District
The City of Portland continues to participate in the planning district
Friday, March 24, 2017
Crown Point mayor announces plans for new civic center
Friday, March 24, 2017
Gary may cut South Shore funding
Friday, March 24, 2017
Muncie Community Schools turmoil to destroy real estate market?
BSU economist also predicts the continued uncertainty will lead to the loss of 500 more students this year
Friday, March 24, 2017
New South Shore schedule starts April 1
Friday, March 24, 2017
Mayor Terry Seitz's State of the City: 'We're doing it the Jasper way'
“If we are only planning for the community we’ve known in the past, we will be left out of the future”
Friday, March 24, 2017
Trine University growth significant in last 16 years
Friday, March 24, 2017
Aunt Millie's to fire up the ovens in Lowell
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Indiana approves $2 million grant for West Calumet House Complex demolition
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Jasper riverfront district a done deal for new development
Makes retail spaces along the river more attractive because liquor licenses can be obtained outside normal quota restrictions
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Indiana state health commissioner speaks out for needle exchange bill
House Bill 1438 would allow counties or municipalities to approve syringe exchange programs, instead of going through the state.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Georgetown downtown plan approved, now needs to be implemented
Solidifying partnerships between the town and other organizations and creating a community investment plan neccessary for completion
Thursday, March 23, 2017
New trash plan wins Bloomington City Council's approval
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Body-cam videos play key role in local cases
New technology working its way into legal system
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Officials consider using former La Porte County home as drug rehab facility
“We can’t prosecute our way out of this problem,” State Sen. Mike Bohacek
Monday, March 20, 2017
New $148 million Porter County foundation considers leadership structure
Monday, March 20, 2017
OPINION: Taxing robots is nonsense despite Bill Gates' suggestion to do so
It is a great human folly to suppose that much of the tinkering of our tax system has made us better off
Monday, March 20, 2017
Trump's proposed budget cuts would hurt poorest most, says Evansville official
Indiana lawmakers are most concerned about the federal government’s healthcare funding
Monday, March 20, 2017
OPINION: "You can't take the truth"
Eye on the pie
Monday, March 20, 2017
COMMENTARY: Elkhart County Sheriff says immigration enforcement up to Feds, not him
Monday, March 20, 2017
GOP health care plan could hit Wabash Valley hard, Rose-Hulman economist says
U.S. Rep. Bucshon says more legislation to come will lower costs
Sunday, March 19, 2017
EDITORIAL: NWI economic optimism lays strong foundation
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Crown Point has unique plan to develop corridor
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Report: Delaware County top in state for child poverty
Mayor says education and local school systems will be a huge part of working to lower the poverty in the county
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Marion mayor, council unsettled on openness with financial planners
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Developer says $90 million in local, state, federal funds needed for Fort Wayne GE campus
$300 million project comes as  at least 10 housing, commercial and retail projects area also proposed or underway in downtown
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Madison County approves solar park as revitalization area
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Harrison County Community Foundation proposes plan to fund fiber-optic initiative
Would create a 115-mile backbone of high-speed fiber in the county for $5 million
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Stellar officials strike Harrison County hotel/convention center from plans
Saturday, March 18, 2017
ETHOS Science Center in Elkhart seeking funds for innovation hub renovation
Advocates believe new facility will draw families from South Bend to Goshen and beyond
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Elkhart County fire departments struggle with dwindling volunteer numbers
"The low volunteer staffing is forcing the department to have to look at ways of getting more money to hire more paid workers," township fire chief says
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Downtown makeover coming for Bedford as part of Stellar Communities project
Construction on streetscape project to last through summer of 2018
Friday, March 17, 2017
NWI Region leaders react to Trump budget plan: 'We all stand to lose quite a bit'
Expansion of South Shore service would be in jeopardy
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Proposed joint Montgomery County, Crawfordsville EDC a work in progress
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Steuben County Steuben passes wheel tax
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Minnesota-based ag company planning $22 million Terre Haute turkey hatchery
The company is set to break ground on the 83,000-square-foot facility next month
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
New Goshen creative arts coordinator hired to hep nurture expanding community
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Northeast Indiana RDA board delays decision on 7 Regional Cities Initiative projects
Has already committed $34.3 million of original $42 million available
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Many northeast Indiana cities are incorporating arts programs to draw people, firms
Quality of place relies on cultural activities, amenities for economic impact
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Public turns out to give input for Zionsville park
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Lebanon Parks Department unveils 5-year system master plan
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Fubata Indiana looking to invest $31 million into Knox County plant
Council supports KCDC pursuit of federal grant assistance for high-speed broadband network
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Madison County Jail is 60 inmates over capacity
Sheriff requests money to house inmates in Blackford County
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
South Shore projects ride toward inclusion in regional plan
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Donnelly, others write EPA about Great Lakes funding which may be cut 97 percent
Provide drinking water for 40 million people
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
EDITORIAL: Share more public information on local government websites
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
New Castle Parks Board discusses fourth, final sculpture
Placed in the park, they will serve as the southern anchors of the Robert Indiana Arts and Culture District
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
IEDC approves more than $3 million for Warsaw's Buffalo Street project
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Georgia judge tells Elkhart County juvenile advocates about success for teens and police
"The best people working in a broken system will make broken decisions"
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Evansville City Council approves changes to meeting style, public comment
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
State lawmakers mull emergency contact database to allow for quicker notifications
Monday, March 13, 2017
Bill to give trucks right-of-way in roundabouts awaits governor's signature
Monday, March 13, 2017
Five-year plan identifies need for large, central park in Jeffersonville
City eyes 160-acre Vissing Park expansion which has $18 million price tag
Monday, March 13, 2017
OPINION: Landmarks should point to the future
Eye on the pie
Monday, March 13, 2017
Largest Bloomington area targeted for annexation is home to major employers
Monday, March 13, 2017
Legislative public forum brings hoots, jeers at Posey County forum
Issues-wide, it was health care that divided U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon from the crowd.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
'Luxury' apartments in Mishawaka marketed for young, social dwellers
Sunday, March 12, 2017
New apartments in downtown South Bend fill up. But how much is too much?
New developments bring an additional 450 new living units in the Central Business District and East Bank
Sunday, March 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: To be No. 1 in homegrown talent
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Lawmakers seek changes in school petition-remonstrance and referendum thresholds
Projects that cost more than $20 million would be subject to the voting process
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Indiana bill that would allow DNA testing of felony suspects clears Senate, goes to House
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Hancock County's heroin protocol program to help treat addicts is set to expand
Friday, March 10, 2017
French auto parts firm to put plant in Fort Wayne
Will occupy airport site, create up to 144 new jobs
Friday, March 10, 2017
Improvements in sight for northern Monroe County bike route
Friday, March 10, 2017
Angola's Enterprise Center gets IEDC approval for Regional Cities funding
Friday, March 10, 2017
Waterloo presents 231-acre annexation details
Friday, March 10, 2017
Big cats, big plans for Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Noble County
Friday, March 10, 2017
Vanderburgh County Coroner: Heroin deaths likely to rise in 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Smoking to soon be banned in Kokomo and Howard County bars and private clubs
Exemptions now exist only for private residences - unless used as a licensed child care, adult day care or health care facility - and retail tobacco stores
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Economic columnist gives thoughts on Sullivan County's possible income tax hike
“I think it’s necessary, or you are going to see continuing deterioration in services,” Marcus says
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
East Chicago says it needs at least $56 million to address lead contamination crisis
Cites cost to replace lead water service lines and underground utilities at $40 million
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Immigration resolution passes West Lafayette City Council
The resolution stops short of full sanctuary city status
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Longtime chamber head appointed La Porte County economic development coordinator
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Officials OK putting two pollinator habitats near Steuben County Event Center
Soil and Conservation District working with parks department to fund project
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Frankfort Redevelopment Commission, downtown projects proceed
Monday, March 6, 2017
Delaware County meth stats down, but officials wary
Monday, March 6, 2017
New Albany aims for significant changes of public housing stock over next decade
635 of existing units will not be rebuilt, mayor says
Monday, March 6, 2017
Post-it opinions look to boost Pendleton
Sunday, March 5, 2017
NTK announcement raises hopes for Anderson qualify-of-life infrastructure
City leaders look to how can the city use industrial development to lure subsequent retail and restaurant development to the area?
Sunday, March 5, 2017
At $7.20 Gary's property tax rates lead the state for second year in a row
Also lose much more revenue than other communities because of circuit breaker caps
Sunday, March 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Attacking opioid epidemic a complex task
Attacking opioid epidemic a complex task
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Middlebury looks to develop S.R. 13 corridor to accommodate traffic growth
Wants to improve safety for the the cars, trucks, RV haulers, Amish buggies, bicycles and pedestrians who use the thoroughfare
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Indiana cities crowdfund smaller projects; state agency matches proceeds
The state is working with civic crowdfunding-platform Patronicity to host the projects online
Saturday, March 4, 2017
City, airport partner with solar companies to bring solar energy to Plymouth
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Corydon moves forward with Keller project as part of Stellar Communities plan
Town council president says development will move forward despite county pulling back its $4 million pledge
Saturday, March 4, 2017






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