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Partying without a permit in Terre Haute could bring financial penalties
City has collected nearly $19,000 in fines, costs for five events
Friday, November 17, 2017
Harrison County Council grants tax abatement for Lucas Oil's 'sister company'
Friday, November 17, 2017
Prison company seeks Elkhart County property for immigration detention facility
“I think everybody should remain calm and ask questions, and not make a gut reaction,” county commissioner says
Friday, November 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana should follow Howard County on smoking
Friday, November 17, 2017
FDA OKs appliance that's made in Indiana that helps reduce drug withdrawal struggles
"The attraction of the Bridge is that people can through detox without confinement either in a jail or a treatment bed," says judge
Friday, November 17, 2017
Cannelton Council questions costs, benefits of Perry County Development Corp.
A city without marketing direction?
Friday, November 17, 2017
Harvest Wind: An outline of facts and figures for proposed Fulton County wind farm
Opposition wants setbacks more stringent than proposed now and in the past
Friday, November 17, 2017
South Bend trying to bridge wealth divide by project to grow small businesses
By mapping a neighborhood’s assets, or the skills and talents of individuals living there, communities can grow together, advocate says
Friday, November 17, 2017
Hancock County trails plan moves forward; funds raised to hire consultant
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Fort Wayne delays plans on downtown event center project
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Madison County faces $2.2 million in unsecured sick pay debt
Council votes 5-2 for revision of policy which includes up to 12 paid sick days yearly and bank of up to 120
Thursday, November 16, 2017
150 wind turbines considered for Cass County
Leaders react to proposed project
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
New Albany digital marketing company expanding, adding 100 jobs
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
President of Owen County commissioners faces charges related to sale of truck
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Vigo County groups allege voter suppression
Possible reduction in number of voting centers raises concern
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Terre Haute to sue opioid distributors, makers
City joins others in seeking to recover cost of overdose epidemic
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Medical device company to expand in Columbia City
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
South Bend offered advice for combating lead poisoning problem
Expert says city needs to develop a plan to channel more funding toward efforts aimed at making homes lead-safe
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Wabash Marketplace talks growth and redevelopment at year-end meeting
New park located on Wabash River walkway another downtown-oriented project completed in 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
City of Washington keeps pushing for Business 50 project
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
A plan for the future: Engineering firm releases draft of city's comp plan
Monday, November 13, 2017
Anderson tax abatements approved for seven new homes costing total of $1.9 million
Monday, November 13, 2017
Holcomb declines to take position on Sunday sales, cold beer, handgun permits
Rules out signing into law any measure that legalizes marijuana for medicinal or recreational use in Indiana
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Hoosier city finds 100 years later, some laws outlive their purpose
“Some of these ordinances sound like something out of ‘The Music Man,’"says Peru councilman
Sunday, November 12, 2017
CIB: We're moving forward on Terre Haute convention center
Will once again pursue a local food and beverage tax from the Indiana General Assembly next year
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Diagnosing terrorist threats takes advanced science
It’s nothing at all like on television
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Legal bills of five-year-old South Bend police wiretapping case top $1 million
City spends another $810,000 on settlements
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Marion Design receives community foundation grant to finish city website
Saturday, November 11, 2017
More than 330 gather about proposed Fulton County wind farm
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Judge: Shut down Boilermakers Beer
Purdue wins preliminary injunction against Florida entrepreneur marketing the school's name for beer geared for alumni events
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Morgan County judge: Drug cases wiping out funding for attorneys
Also requests funds for court interpreters
Saturday, November 11, 2017
New panel formed to discuss public projects in Vigo County
Group will begin work along lines suggested by local economists
Friday, November 10, 2017
Facing defeat, Terre Haute Mayor Bennett withdraws $70 million bond issue
Measure to return in 2018; former city engineer charges ‘gamesmanship’
Friday, November 10, 2017
Goshen City Council adopts guiding principles
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Evansville police horses get new sponsor: OneMain Financial to donate $60,000
Friday, November 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: Developers of Purdue's Innovation District get a do-over
Yeah, but what’s next for Purdue's $1.2 billion west campus? Possibly homes
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Majestic Star attempts to snuff out Gary bid for smoking ban expansion
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
New Palestine utility bills to increase by $20 monthly to fund new $4 million plant
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
State to Vanderburgh County: Fix jail, or else
If the county doesn’t form a plan ... a court could order renovations and require more staffing
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Newmar requests tax abatement to aid expansion plans in Nappanee
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Downtown South Bend's Hibberd Building's bones bared for restoration
Local investors creating mixed-use downtown building
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
EDC, Daviess County commissioners not in agreement
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Crime tip line discontinued by Elkhart County Sheriff's Department
"...with Facebook and Twitter we’re able to connect with the public without the high cost,” Capt. Jim Bradberry says
Monday, November 6, 2017
Evansville to consider new downtown tax
Monday, November 6, 2017
Regional Cities projects to attract new residents, spur economic growth
Local leaders say it is paramount that they continue the cooperation across county lines that Regional Cities has fostered
Monday, November 6, 2017
Who should pay for crossing guards: Schools or cities?
Elkhart City Council kills funding for 22 employees
Monday, November 6, 2017
OPINION: The need for federal corporate tax cuts
Although they won’t solve all our growth problems, they are worth a risk
Monday, November 6, 2017
Some Marion council members balk at private meetings with financial consultants
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Worthy investment: $5.5 million goes to upgrade Hancock County business park
BWI has promised to create nearly 450 new jobs in the city by 2021 and will pay an estimated $9 million in taxes during the next 10 years
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Fishing for a future: IU class studying former state fishing hatchery site in Avoca
600 have taken survey on recreation potential of site
Saturday, November 4, 2017
New Anderson water plant will provide 10 million gallons daily
50-year-old Lafayette treatment plant being replaced
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Clinton County's heroin problem is becoming worse, drug task force member says
Dealers can peddle a pound of the opiate for about $53,760, or $120 per gram
Friday, November 3, 2017
Youth homelessness on the rise in Madison County, Indiana Youth Institute says
Panel members discuss resources, possible solutions
Friday, November 3, 2017
Muncie approves another $500,000 loan for Madjax
Thursday, November 2, 2017
RV maker plans 125 jobs at new plant in Butler; surge in sales prompts expansion move
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Officials push for federal dollars to fund Mount Comfort bypass plan in Hancock County
Thursday, November 2, 2017
La Porte County backs job skills training to help local firm retain 60 jobs
CEO says few have skills to help customers enroll in appropriate health plans
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Report: 2,148 needles are circulating Tippecanoe County
Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said the health department's calculation of a return rate isn't consistent with what the community expected
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Michigan, California consultants signed on to aid Gary
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Handful of downtown Rcihmond buildings are about to get face-lift because of Stellar
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Wayne County Sheriff: Becoming a 'training agency' because of salary disparities
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Indianapolis to host national college football championship game in 2022
It and related activities are expected to draw 100,000 visitors to the city and have a $150 million economic impact on the region
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
New Albany joining Jeffersonville lawsuit against pharmaceutical distributors
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Stealth Trailers seeks tax abatement for Marion plant expansion
Company president says competition for workers too strong in Elkhart County
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Federal grant targets lead paint issues in South Bend houses
“We’ve found that families aren’t taking action unless they’re told about it by someone they trust”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Bicknell mayor outlines several infrastructure projects on the horizon
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Daviess County Jail went from a money pit to a money maker with new facility in 2004
Sheriff says it brings "in about $500,000 a year for holding prisoners from other counties”
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Mobile panic button app cuts down on response times in case of active shooter
‘We unfortunately need this,’ says Hancock County 911 director
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
New Hancock County Jail likely to cost $55 million, leading to property tax increase
Would hold 438 inmates compared to current-designed capacity of 157
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
EDITORIAL: Bloomington data trends a lot to absorb
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Indiana University, city announce joint bike share program
Goal is to have one for every 100 residents
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Jeffersonville industrial roller, cylinder maker seeks tax abatement
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Hancock County officials launch panic button app in schools, county offices
Employees can call 9-1-1 to report their emergency while sending a notification about the incident to everyone in the building
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
End may be near for Indiana's licensing requirement to carry handguns in public
Monday, October 30, 2017
Study committee endorses state pre-empting local short-term rental regulations
Northwest Indiana beach towns might be exempted
Monday, October 30, 2017
Wayne County's needle exchange expands as others in Indiana end
When 2017 began, nine Indiana counties ran such programs; Madison and Lawrence counties have opted to end their programs
Monday, October 30, 2017
Indiana launches program to clean lead-tainted homes
Feds OK spending up to $3 million annually over the next five years
Monday, October 30, 2017
Economists weigh costs of jail, school projects against Vigo County tax burden, income
What can we afford?
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Harrison County Council votes for county not to join RDA
Plans to revisit again in 2 years
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Cops across Indiana receive new breath tests
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Residents experience challenges, opportunities of reliance on CityLine Trolley
Officials address funding challenges, philosophical approach to Kokomo connectivity
Sunday, October 29, 2017
A BIG BET ON BIG COMPANIES: Risky path to luring 'big fish' to New Carlisle area
Ball State University economist Michael Hicks said the county’s strategy could be “outdated” and “risky”
Sunday, October 29, 2017
EDITORIAL: Spend tax dollars with wisdom, not in whimsy
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Indiana experts weigh in: Though brief, First Amendment poses complexities
Constitutional rights still being litigated
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Gary emergency manager seeking another state loan for troubled school district
Friday, October 27, 2017
Indiana looks for $40 million idea for Volkswagen settlement funds
Special consideration for funding will be given to projects in densely populated areas and those adjacent to rail yards, shipping terminals and distribution centers
Friday, October 27, 2017
Superintendent says Muncie schools are more than just its financial crisis
Baule mentions U.S. News & World Report ranked Central High School 58th best school in Indiana this year
Friday, October 27, 2017
Growing central Indiana counties facing increases water needs
More than 100 million gallons a day needs to be added to match growth in the region over the next 25 years
Friday, October 27, 2017
Lack of zoning halts opening of opioid treatment facility in Jeffersonville
Mayor says he is determined to keep the business out of the city
Friday, October 27, 2017
Fort Wayne's Memorial Coliseum generates $100 million for economy so far in 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
New Indiana rules ease way for needle exchanges at the county level
Monroe County Health Department plans to seek 2-year extension of program
Friday, October 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Time to conquer the 'crisis' of opioids
Friday, October 27, 2017
Proposed Mounds Greenway plans moving forward
Hoosier Environmental Council would like to start trail in Chesterfield, seeks input
Friday, October 27, 2017
Delphi completes years-long Stellar Communities program
$23 million plan restored the city's opera house, downtown
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Indiana's controversial plan to keep opioid addicts out of jail or cemetery
Most agree bold action is necessary as the opioid crisis continues to rage, killing hundreds of Hoosiers every year.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Developers eye I-94 interchange at U.S. 421 for at least one hotel
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Clark County schools to have on-site probation officers
Partnership with court, probation and schools starts next week
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Results are clear: Body scanner prevents drugs from getting into Hancock County Jail
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Gary lawyer complains the state takeover of local schools creates open door violations
Contends violations hampering local consultation
Wednesday, October 25, 2017






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