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Legislature OKs emergency manager for Muncie Community Schools
"State takeover probation I guess is what I’d call, it or a temporary state takeover," local Rep. Sue Errington says
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Clark County police aim to rid streets of opioids by targeting dealers
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Southern Indiana courts, jails forced to respond to opioid epidemic
Can jails and judges be a part of the solution?
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Huntington encourages revitalizing downtown through it Main Street program
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Indiana lawmakers pass budget with investments in education, entrepreneurism
Funding for the pre-kindergarten education program will more than double annually—to $22 millio
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Proposed language in budget bill would kill Bloomington's annexation plan
Friday, April 21, 2017
Citywide fiber partnership between Bloomington and Axia dissolves
Company says its proposed open access model didn't fit its parent company's return/risk/reward profile
Friday, April 21, 2017
Vincennes Parks' 5-year plan done and headed to state officials
Friday, April 21, 2017
State money expected for South Shore double-track project between Gary and Michigan City
With the faster commute people who work in Chicago will choose to live in South Bend, state senator says
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tipton officials praise, express concerns on local economic development group
Thursday, April 20, 2017
City Council: Elkhart company looks to invest $8.5 million in expansion, create 20 jobs
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Indiana lawmakers order local governments to correct audit errors - or else
Thursday, April 20, 2017
NIRPC: Low bids to help fund more transportation projects in Lake and Porter counties
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Midstate Corridor remains priority for Dubois County economic development group
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Latest Indiana roads deal would raise taxes, generate added $617 million in 2018
By 2024 the plan would generate more than $1.2 billion in new revenue for state and local road funding annually
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hancock County study of eliminating jail overcrowding has $35 million price tag
Building a new facility estimated to house 438 inmates, more than double the number held at the current facility
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bedford Parks, Live Well break ground on community garden on H Street
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Bloomington City Council OKs ban on vaping in public places
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Fiber optics a crucial ingredient in connecting businesses, homes and communities
A look at Bloomington's race for fiber infrastructure
Thursday, April 20, 2017
La Porte companies report on progress with tax-abatement deals
Thursday, April 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: High-level visits offer hope in East Chicago lead crisis
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
East Chicago residents lay out demands ahead of visit by EPA head Scott Pruitt
President Donald Trump’s budget plan contemplates gutting the agency
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Indiana House fails to advance plan preempting local short-term rental regulations
Sponsor needs to find one more representative's yes vote to advance measure to governor's desk for signature
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Richmond 2013 Stellar Communities streets project delayed until 2018
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ISP: Meth lab seizures down in Elkhart, other northern Indiana counties
Local police, counselors say addiction still high
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hackers seeking ransom after breaking into computer systems may face harsher penalties
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Dig deep for Indiana road funding compromise
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Indiana cancels nearly half a million voter registrations
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Sex trafficking is happening in southern Indiana - and everywhere, says speaker
Judge encourages public to look for signs of trafficking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Charlestown pledges $2.5 million for affordable senior homes
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Dubois County must develop plan to address jail overcrowding
Sheriff suggests county could consider having a rehab facility for people who are released from jail but still have addictions
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Existing internet service providers eager to chart their own broadband destinies
A look at Bloomington's race for fiber infrastructure
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Goshen mayor presents students with funds to help others
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Northeast Indiana RDA commits Regional Cities Initiative funds to six projects
They will get slightly less than what was requested; officials still pleased
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Firm buys naming rights to Fort Wayne riverfront amphitheatre
Monday, April 17, 2017
Expert: Chemical change likely contributed to lead in East Chicago water
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Accused felons get second chance with St. Joseph County program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: Time to rethink tax abatements
Sunday, April 16, 2017
The rise and fall of a small Ohio college which reopened after three years
Could St. Joseph's College do what Antioch did?
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Whiting raising funds for wild, wacky Mascot Hall of Fame
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Experts: Partnerships are needed to fill jobs in Hancock County as unemployment drops
BeijingWest agreement with Ivy Tech suggestive of qualified worker shortage
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Greenfield City Council restricts backyard archery
City expands rule banning use of weapons
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Indianapolis-based furniture manufacturer moving headquarters to Whitestown
Friday, April 14, 2017
Since Kokomo Common Council vote, sexual predators in bathrooms, locker rooms nonexistent
Records show that KPD has not received any calls, in any capacity, since the vote regarding a transgender person utilizing a public restroom
Friday, April 14, 2017
Michiana parks try alternatives to fend off Canada geese
Fences, flowers and other tactics, but no killing roundups
Friday, April 14, 2017
Trail work revived in Oakland City
Friday, April 14, 2017
China auto-parts maker to build $80 million plant in Greenfield, hire 441
Plans to begin hiting in February 2018
Thursday, April 13, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gov. Holcomb should take a hard look at the evidence before signing solar bill
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
OPINION: School board elections matter
For the people of Muncie, school board elections matter far more than any presidential election ever will
Monday, April 10, 2017
New Hampshire, other states using drug overdoses as possible trail to dealer
Trend in opioid fight being watch by Indiana officials
Sunday, April 9, 2017
SugarCreek expected to add up to 75 jobs Wayne County food processing plant
Sunday, April 9, 2017
COMMENTARY: Property is important in Bloomington, Indiana, or in Gurgaon, India
Sunday, April 9, 2017
New Buffalo offers glimpse of possible South Bend casino impact
By and large, however, people’s worst fears about the Michigan gambling facility have not come true
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Daunting task: Vincennes preparing application for Stellar Communities grant
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Some Hoosier counties keeping millions in reserve funds
Preparing for tax revenue shortfalls expected to be caused by property tax caps and farmland value changes
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Martinsville Mayor Kohl cultivates relationships with other mayors, talks I-69
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Officials: Indiana Senate bill allocates less funding for local road projects
Likely be one of the final issues lawmakers work out as the session draws to a close, says Sen. Mike Crider
Saturday, April 8, 2017
IEDC OKs $3.84 million funding for Shipshewana's new $19.2 million event center
Fort Wayne project gets $2.48 million and Huntington $1.6 million of Regional Cities Initiative money
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Finding a way for Anderson to stand out
Launch Indiana aims to help Anderson grow
Friday, April 7, 2017
State of Elkhart: Business attraction a major theme of Mayor Neese's annual address
Friday, April 7, 2017
Indiana needle bill heads to desk of Gov. Eric Holcomb for his signature
Exchange proposal is all but certain to be made law
Friday, April 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Rail contract scofflaws need state rebuke
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Private developers sought for Monroe Convention Center expansion, new hotel
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Harrison County signs deal for 115 miles of $5 million fiber-optic backbone
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Hicks: Rather than focusing on jobs, instead try to attract people
Percentage of those who move for schools and services has spiked to 70 percent, he says
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Logansport to take mulligan on golf funding
Council OKs $4,000 for guests of local businesses at city-owned course
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
DeKalb County Council approves money for housing prisoners in other jails
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Charlestown's downtown revitalization plans moving forward
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
New Albany violated public access law three times on Mount Tabor Road requests
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A plan for parks: DNR, parks board OK Mitchell's 5-year master plan
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Noble County OKs tax break for B&J Medical to help it add eight jobs
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Charge filed against former Noble County surveyor, seeking more than $155,000
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Bill revision would give more local autonomy over vacation home rentals
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Redevelopment commission pushes Jasper Public Square project forward
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Local income tax helps support inmate mental health programs in Boone County
Inmates are offered participation in faith-based, drug counseling and anger management programs
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Peabody Energy emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy; begins NYSE trading as 'BTU' today
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Jail overcrowding creates difficulties for small Hoosier counties
Wabash County has been sending inmates to Miami County since 2010
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
OPINION: Trump forces state and local choices
Eye on the pie
Monday, April 3, 2017
Anderson ordered to pay $852,400 to terminated employees, all Democrats
Monday, April 3, 2017
Toll road? Wabash Valley officials, truckers oppose tolls on I-70
But some GOP lawmakers say they could help fund new driving lanes
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Committee begins push to bring VA clinic to Kokomo
Local facilit makes sense considering the large veterans population that sometimes must drive to Fort Wayne to receive care, retired Indiana National Guard officer says
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Trump's executive order won't restart Logansport's former coal-fired power plant
2016 rule sealed facility's fate, official says
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Downtown project in Tipton to repurpose public space

Cody Neuenschwaner, Kokomo Tribune

TIPTON – An upcoming project on South Main Street in downtown Tipton will potentially install a seating venue in the alley between Subway and Luttrell Insurance.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
High-speed internet build-out in Jasper met with obstacles - mainly rock and cable
Manufacturers of the fiber-optic line cannot keep up with worldwide demand, company president says
Friday, March 31, 2017
'Best Kept Secret:' Fountain County Courthouse murals to be preserved
More than 2,500-square-feet of murals adorn the walls which were painted as WPA project in 1937-1939
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
EDITORIAL: Locale, not state, should decide zoning disputes
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Mayor: Anderson could lose nearly $1 million in federal funds under Trump budget
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Shelby County aids Shelbyville's downtown redevelopment project
TIF consolidation could lead to realignment of Ind. 9 through Public Square
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
How far will Muncie Community Schools fact finder go?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Vigo County agrees to new jail deadline of Oct. 1, 2019, ready for occupancy
Current facility "does not meet constitutional standards for reasons of overcrowding, under-staffing and inadequate space"
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
COMMENTARY: Why are some Indiana local government property tax rates higher
A county's economy and population are a part of its tax rate destiny
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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






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