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Madison County Health Board removes 'cooker' from needle exchange program
Had come under fire from Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings and members of the Madison County Council
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Award-winning medical device company settles into Jeffersonville
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Legislators should not draw election districts
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Holcomb keeping eye on federal health negotiations
Indiana Hospital Association opposes repeal of key provisions of Affordable Care Act
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Plan seeks to grow Indiana agriculture by promoting farming operations over 10 years
Calls for dozens of agencies to promote seven priorities including economic and community development, natural resources, food and agricultural innovation and education and career development
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Former Bunker Hill clerk must repay town $73,000
Lisa Wilson is the second clerk treasurer in a row required to reimburse town due to mismanagement,and third in a row to resign
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Vincennes votes to double annual contribution to VanGo to $40,000
To get $500,000 from INDOT money, Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center must raise equal amount in local funds
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
New ATV helmet law goes into effect Saturday
Monday, June 26, 2017
Analysis: Gerrymandering gave GOP unfair advantage in Indiana elections
House Republicans averaged 57.6 percent of the vote in the 100 districts across Indiana in 2016, they won or retained 70 seats in the House of Representatives
Monday, June 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: You get what you pay for in taxes, fees
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Porter County offering inmates relief from their addictions
Sunday, June 25, 2017
More than 250 new Indiana laws take effect July 1
Included are efforts to tackle opioid crisis, domestic violence
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Opioid used to tranquilize elephants blamed for Fayette County Jail inmates' deaths
Sunday, June 25, 2017
New TV commercial markets Elkhart County as an idyllic urban-rural fusion
Sunday, June 25, 2017
EDITORIAL: Ivy Tech changes to fill needs of students, employers

Evansville Courier & Press

Dr. Sue Ellspermann was Indiana’s lieutenant governor in May, 2015, when the State Legislature denied all construction requests, including one to be part of the downtown medical school consortium in Evansville, from Ivy Tech Community College.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gerrymandering a bipartisan problem
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Evansville: 857 foster kids, 150 foster homes

The cause of the sudden crisis is no mystery, state officials say; It’s the opioid epidemic


Sunday, June 25, 2017
Hancock County gets a shot at success in drug abuse battles
State program offers reimbursement as local leaders vote in favor of paying for injections to reduce heroin cravings
Saturday, June 24, 2017
EDITORIAL: A victory for us all when teen's criminal record is expunged
Friday, June 23, 2017
Hoosier businesses encouraged to develop partnerships with pre-K providers
“On the Road to Pre-K Expansion” outlines ways that business leaders can support the expansion
Friday, June 23, 2017
Feuding Lake County and towns building E-911 link
Cedar Lake and Schererville have sued the county over its refusal to provide the county's full E-911 capabilities to communicate simultaneously with multiple public safety agencies on a 24-hour basis
Thursday, June 22, 2017
I-69 Ohio River bridge project wants input from nearby landowners
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Monroe County's tax battle with CVS not over with lowered assessment being appealed
If initial ruling is upheld, it could mean the county has to pay a refund projected to be more than $150,000
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Funds for technology park at I-69 and U.S. 20 appropriated by Angola Common Council
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Indiana Department of Revenue agency working to improve customer service, technology
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
American Renolit announces $25 million expansion of La Porte plant
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: State needs to learn from mistakes encountered on Section 5 of I-69
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Greentown looks to the future in Downtown Revitalization Plan
“In order to have downtown be successful, it needs to feel like something is happening"
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
St. Joseph County Jail absorbs state prisoners without more money
State funding for county jails has been stagnant for numerous years, costing $16 per bed per day, says assistant county police chief
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
VU finance committee approves biennial budget, includes 2.9 percent tuition hike
School has, for the last couple of years, seen a decline in enrollment
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Indiana legislature, governor hike 45 different taxes, fees paid by Hoosiers
Gov. Holcomb: "I'm very comfortable with paying for what we need"
Monday, June 19, 2017
Purdue, Rolls-Royce, state launch $24 million partnership to advance aircraft engines
Monday, June 19, 2017
Holcomb: Paris trip chance to 'sell, sell, sell' state's potential in aerospace
Monday, June 19, 2017
COMMENTARY: The problem with Indiana is Indianans?
Monday, June 19, 2017
Round barns becoming more rare in Indiana
Monday, June 19, 2017
Intruder alert: Non-native species wreak havoc with Hoosier woodlands, roadsides
Among Indiana's invasive species bad guys, Asian bush honeysuckle may be Enemy No. 1
Monday, June 19, 2017
Indiana push leads thousands to re-enroll in college
But state still not on track to meet lofty goals
Monday, June 19, 2017
City of Anderson claims immunity in open records complaint
Oberhart family wants information in fatal crash
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Indiana taking over building Section 5 of I-69: Bloomington to Martinsville
Indiana Finance Authority director says Aug. 31 2018 remains latest completion date
Friday, June 16, 2017
Holcomb helps Hungary-hungry Hoosiers
Indiana is the first U.S. state to establish a bilateral economic relationship with Hungary
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Floyd County Council votes yes on Regional Development Authority
Similar measure failed in 2015
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Steuben County Council OKs new vehicle tax
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
'Deeper cuts' predicted after Muncie Community Schools teachers win
School board President Debbie Feick also said IEERB's decision "is going to be costly, very expensive"
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Noble County projects get Regional Cities Initiatives funding
State agency signs off on Fishing Line Trail, rec complex expansion
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Indiana seeking to curb pet overpopulation at its source
By 2021, all shelters and rescues in state must spay and neuter cats and dogs before adopting them out
Monday, June 12, 2017
OPINION: Illinois a joking matter no longer
The scale of Chicago's problems are eye-popping
Monday, June 12, 2017
Hoosiers hoist a cold one on Sunday for liberty
Columbus drink-in supports changes to state's liquor laws
Monday, June 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana gets a report card from Indiana Chamber
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Holcomb's Europe trip comes amid rosy state outlook
Chamber report shows that although Indiana is moving forward, a faster pace is needed to address the lack of skilled workers to meet economic need
Sunday, June 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: State must focus on child abuse prevention
Sunday, June 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: We know the least about what's closest at hand
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Presence of lead paint driving up costs for 1903 bridge linking Knox and Davies counties
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Boone County law enforcement heads weigh in on syringe exchange
Nine Indiana counties now have such programs
Sunday, June 11, 2017
New Indiana law could help domestic violence victims
Goal is to help people make a ‘clean break,' says Evansville legislator
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Bonds to finance Bloomington-Martinsville corridor of I-69 downgraded again
Recent estimates put the total cost at nearly $497 million — a 52.6 percent increase over original budget
Saturday, June 10, 2017
State officials mull Purdue's new online university
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education will vote on the new university in August 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
More than $10 million of damage assessed in Salem flood so far
Community awaits state, federal relief aid
Friday, June 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: Quality education not political issue
Friday, June 9, 2017
Northwest Indiana RDA makes South Shore commitment for Lake, Porter counties
Also OKs feasibility study and market analysis evaluating the possibility of building a convention center
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Might hemp become a Hoosier crop once again?
Proponents cite 'distinct difference between marijuana and industrial hemp'
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Ball State University says tuition hike no bait and switch
Trustees also approved a $372-million general fund budget for the 2017-18 academic year, 57 percent of which is funded by tuition and 36 percent by state appropriations
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Indiana says no voting systems breached, including Floyd County's, in Russian hacks
VR Systems not tied to voting machines
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Further delay of I-69 is no joking matter
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Panel OKs more than 40 alcohol permits delayed during Indiana General Assembly
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Survey: Teachers believe local evaluations to determine pay are fairer than before
Suggests the process should be rebranded to avoid perception that it is punitive
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Sheriff Boyd: HIDTA slows flow of drugs to LaPorte County
"We're going after the distribution centers. We want to stop it before it gets here rather than after it's gotten here," he says
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Indiana child abuse registry available online, one month early
Pulling data from its database of all felony convictions
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Survey says Hoosiers favor cold beer, Sunday alcohol sales
Package liquor store industry group says state should be concerned with safety, not convenience, when it comes to alcohol sales
Monday, June 5, 2017
What's actually driving local jail growth?
Nonpartisan researchers call for states to get more involved after studies show growth is a national trend
Monday, June 5, 2017
I-69 Section 5 completion date pushed back again; Section 6 not affected
Aug. 31, 2018 now date for opening, nearly two years after initial projection
Monday, June 5, 2017
Funds secured for complete renovation of Astra Theatre in Jasper
Monday, June 5, 2017
Size now the focus of Vigo County jail debate
Officials, some residents disagree on need for 432-bed facility
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Urban paths see progress: Kokomo trail construction ongoing and forthcoming
Sunday, June 4, 2017
New treatment options spring up for heroin, opioids but crisis far from over
Despite increasing access to medical care, a shortage of services for people with addictions remains a theme in the Michiana area
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Vincennes hospital's 'Baby Safety Shower' to serve as state model
“We address fire safety, pet safety, car seats, CPR, choking — anything that could land an infant in our ER”
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Decatur project will focus on improving quality of place
Some suprised by number of people who felt like their voices weren’t being heard by local leaders
Saturday, June 3, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb, Donnelly show leadership by targeting resources at opioid crisis
Friday, June 2, 2017
New synthetic opioid drugs pose dangers for users, responders
'Gray death' concoction cause for alarm
Friday, June 2, 2017
COMMENTARY: Treat drug abuse as medical issue, not crime
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Bike route linking 15 Indiana counties launches
360-mile route links LaPorte County on Lake Michigan with Floyd County on the Ohio River
Thursday, June 1, 2017
EPA promises better communication with East Chicago residents
Comes after attorneys continue to push a federal court to give residents a say in legal proceedings related to clean up plans at the site
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Summit Lake helping restore Indiana's endangered osprey population
It is the only raptor to plunge into the water for prey
Thursday, June 1, 2017
South Bend, St. Joseph County will commit millions for faster South Shore ride to Chicago
They say the work, when finished in 2020, will reduce the South Bend-to-Chicago trip from its current 2.5 hours to 90 minutes
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Nearly 400 acres of Parke County now protected through conservation easement
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
EDITORIAL: State on right track in addiction fight
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
New Indiana law protects those who rescue animals in hot cars
If Vincennes animal shelter staff do get a call reporting an animal in a hot car, they have a device that can check the temperature inside the vehicle
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Proposed wind farm in Rush County dealt setback by Indiana Supreme Court
Says BZA was within its right to enact a 2,300-foot setback distance for industrial wind turbines in the proposed Flat Rock Wind Farm
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
When a child's life is in danger, Amber Alerts play important role
The states have a standardized system of guidelines by which an Amber Alerts can be activated
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
The quest to make Indiana an IoT hub
Web-connectivity marries traditional products and services to the power of the internet, often to allow for real-time monitoring or control
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
OPINION: Looking at public corruption through the prism of Memorial Day
Nothing less than deliberate and ruthless theft
Monday, May 29, 2017
Olympic Food Products in Kokomo has a buyer
Park 100 Foods in Tipton will take over
Thursday, July 22, 2004






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