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Terre Haute mayor: Nothing 'really painful' in budget plan
Bennett, council discuss state-ordered spending cuts of  $7.9 million in general fund and $9.2 million overall
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Vincennes approves Stellar Communities funding, $1 million over next four years
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
COMMENTARY: Indiana considers repeal of handgun permit law
Legislative committee told to keep its licensing laws by police organizatons
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Arts Commission announces keynote speaker for Indiana Arts Homecoming
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
LaPorte will let wheel tax keep rolling the money in
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
State audit: 'Substantial doubt' persists about Terre Haute's financial future
“One might ask if the city of Terre Haute ceases to be a going concern, what entity takes its place?” councilman asks
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
ISU will forgo seeking state funds to build convention center
Now wants $37.5 million released to renovate Hulman Center
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana's liquor lobby well represented
Monday, August 21, 2017
OPINION: Where did they come from, where did they go?
Eye on the pie
Monday, August 21, 2017
Police urge caution among young drivers in hopes of avoiding tragic results
Number of teen fatalities in motor vehicle accidents jumps nationwide as trend hits home in Hancock County
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Indiana Public Access Counselor says Paoli schools didn't violate Open Door
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Still in crisis: Opioid, other Madison County drug use appears to remain steady
Sheriff Scott Mellinger said he doesn’t think anyone actually knows precisely how many people are addicted to drugs in the county
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Indiana Election Commission again fails to OK Lake County precinct consolidation
Democrats and Republicans split on issue
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Indiana Department of Education publishes plan for Every Student Succeeds Act
Submitted to Governor Holcomb for review
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Artlink announces new arts incubator in Fort Wayne
Focus will be on art as a regional economic driver
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Superintendent with about 850 students questions study calling for more consolidation
"This is the same claim we got back when Mitch Daniels was first elected," Barr-Reeve's Travis Madison says
Saturday, August 19, 2017
EDITORIAL: National Guard to fight blight in Gary
Friday, August 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Federal funding is key to linking NWI, global economies
Friday, August 18, 2017
Richmond mayor asks Wayne County to pitch in $2 million for old Reid Hospital
Friday, August 18, 2017
COMMENTARY: A history of Sunday and what it has to do with beer
Friday, August 18, 2017
City: Expanded redevelopment zone could enhance Stellar Communities, other projects
Friday, August 18, 2017
$500,000 commitment likely to Vicennes RDC's Stellar Communities development efforts
State law requires group to disband in 2028 years
Friday, August 18, 2017
Infosys partners with Purdue to train its expected 10,000 new employees
India-based company could receive up to $31 million in conditional tax credits and training grants, the largest incentive package in state history
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Paucity of foster parents leaves Hoosier children without homes
Child advocate says kids all over the state are sleeping in DCS offices overnight and some particularly overwhelmed offices have taken to stocking cots
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Industry contributed to all legislators reviewing Hoosier liquor laws
Much of the commission's upcoming work comes from last session’s often contentious debate over House Bill 1496
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Feds tell CSX: Stop delaying Amtrak's trains and fix your problems
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Dubois County joins group with Midstate Corridor to connect to I-69 as goal
“We want to tell INDOT that we are ready to go and ask what is it INDOT wants from us”
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Here's how to buy solar panels in Southern Indiana for cheap
Group hopes to capitalize before incentives disappear
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
1si shares goals to make region 'one of the most desirable places to live in the Midwest'
Southern Indiana organization reveals long- and short-term priorities
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It's official: State takes over I-69 Section 5 project Bloomington-Martinsville
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court says meth makers can get more jail time if children are near
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
South Bend taking aim at synthetic pot
Substance can now qualify property as a 'disorderly house'
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
OPINION: A case study in school performance and enrollment
Households are voting with their feet, and places with underperforming schools are losing students
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Hoosiers urged to 'Leave No Trace' when they visit state parks
Indiana's natural wonders drew more than 16 million visits in 2016 from hikers, campers and nature lovers 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Holcomb announces $20 million in job-creation grants
About 70 percent of the job openings expected by 2025 will stem from the looming retirement of Baby Boomers, generally considered people born between 1946 and 1964
Monday, August 14, 2017
Job, business growth faces a catch-22 situation in Grant County
Businesses searching for a better-skilled workforce
Monday, August 14, 2017
Cass County's four school corporations spending money to keep, attract students
As district funding has changed, they have spent more in marketing dollars
Monday, August 14, 2017
Tipton City Council closes alley for public project
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Indiana Commission on Higher Education gives approval for Purdue's NewU
Sunday, August 13, 2017
180-day notice: DOC inspector wants action plan for Gibson County jail
Notes some inmates sleeping on floor and understaffing of facility
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Daviess County hopes 5-year plan converts some 700 miles of grave to pavement
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Miami County Economic Development Authority says no to 'J-turns' on U.S. 31
Friday, August 11, 2017
Jennings County jail fails another state inspection: 201 inmates in space for 104
Sheriff: Public needs to realize seriousness of overcrowding issues
Friday, August 11, 2017
Boone County Council considers needle exchange
Pubic health nurse said her research did not find evidence that a needle exchange leads to an increase in the drug user population
Friday, August 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Needle exchange programs need funding
Friday, August 11, 2017
New Peru outreach provides down-and-out residents with free bikes
Volunteers fix up, give away abandoned or stolen bicycles to those without a car
Friday, August 11, 2017
This road trip across Indiana is designed to open eyes to careers
Three young Hoosier adults will meet with prospective employers around the state
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Smithville announces $500,000 fiber expansion in Ellettsville
Thursday, August 10, 2017
What's next for Madison County needle exchange program?
Commissioner says County Council overstepped authority
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Monroe County turned to nonprofit agency for help to run needle exchange program
Sheriff concerned about needles being found in community
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Madison County Council votes 5-2 to end needle exchange program
Ordinance prohibits use of county funds or donations
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
HUD secretary touts gov't cooperation; East Chicago residents present list of demands
More than 1,000 people ordered to relocate about one year ago from the West Calumet Housing Complex because of soil contaminated by lead
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Woman's death is 9th on deadly I-70 stretch between state line and Hendricks County
Expansion to three lanes, east and west, the potential solution?
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Warsaw Redevelopment Commission approves deal for Buffalo St. project funding
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Indiana Michigan Power seeks state regulatory review
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
EDITORIAL: Child abuse must be stopped
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
OPINION: Foxconn deal astonishingly bad for Wisconsin taxpayers
State will pay more than $100,000 per job in tax incentives, each year, to create $54,000-per-year jobs
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Washington and Daviess County want in on Toyota-Mazda auto plant project
Venture basically calls for the two companies to build the plant that will result in 4,000 jobs producing 300,000 vehicles per year
Monday, August 7, 2017
Gov. Eric Holcomb preparing to put $250 million into startups
Some think that having a requirement for funds to be reinvested in Indiana is a must
Monday, August 7, 2017
Rules for Indiana alcohol law panel stringent
No gifts for members; campaigns exempt
Sunday, August 6, 2017
State prison helping stock Wabash Valley community pantries with fresh produce
Looking for more than the six not-for-profits in Sullivan, Vigo, Greene and Knox counties it currently is providing
Sunday, August 6, 2017
State to Terre Haute: Cut general fund budget spending by $8 million this year
City Council leaders not happy they're just learning of January notice
Sunday, August 6, 2017
No front-runner among final I-69 routes between Evansville and Henderson, Ky.
But twin bridges' age a factor, officials say; they were built in 1932 and 1965
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Jeffersonville awarded $50,000 to create 'Triangle Play Lot' in Arts and Cultural District
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Concrete wall manufacturer with plans to expand starts production in Charlestown
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Environmentalists are calling on a state agency to reject Duke Energy's coal ash storage plans in New Albany
Duke Energy spokeswoman says plans minimize pollution risks
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Ramp reroute: Officials close Greenfield eastbound I-70 entrance after spike in accidents
The ramp likely won’t reopen until early fall after construction crews finish rehabilitating a pair of bridges over Brandywine Creek
Saturday, August 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: What's really happening to Affordable Care Act
Saturday, August 5, 2017
New certificate encourages Miami County students to develop job skills
High school seniors who complete program guaranteed job interviews at 10 companies
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Gov. Holcomb discusses Sunday alcohol ban, drug epidemic
“To me it’s an issue of caring for people, and making sure they’re getting the treatment they need," he says of opioid treatment plans
Thursday, August 3, 2017
New Indiana law: Teachers must directly report abuse suspicions
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Amtrak's Indianapolis-bound Hoosier State train was on time only one in three trips
Delays caused almost exclusively by freight-train interference and dispatching decisions that de-prioritize passenger trains, official says
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Hoosier high school education rates might sink with federal changes
Indiana school chief seeks U.S. lawmakers’ help with change in law
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Evansville-area residents sound off on three remaining I-69 bridge routes
Tolls appear likely to be part of the bridge’s funding picture, but no decisions have been reached on how that would work
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Is Lafayette's addiction crisis too big to fix?
In 2014, Tippecanoe and surrounding counties were designated mental health professional shortage areas
Monday, July 31, 2017
County roads, bridges a nightmare for some Hoosier farmers
"In some cases, they can travel 10 miles out of their way just to try and navigate around a bridge or obstacle,” say Indiana Farm Bureau VP
Monday, July 31, 2017
COMMENTARY: Indiana's budget surplus and state balances
Sunday, July 30, 2017
The other victims of opioid epidemic: kids
Substance abuse drives increase in child-in-need cases
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Mishawaka slaying shows tough balance doctors face with opioid prescriptions
Pressures rise in prescribing of pain killers
Sunday, July 30, 2017
South Shore ready to seek federal money for extension to Dyer and double-tracking
West Lake would be the commuter railroad's first expansion in more than a century
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Logansport's Cass Plaza getting $3.6 million in bond, tax credits
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tippecanoe County court's clogged docket just another sign of opioid addiction
Prosecutor sees low-level felony drug charges for spice, heroin and other opioids as only contributing to the addiction problem, not helping
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Southern Indiana, state economy looking good mid-year 0f 2017
Workforce: “It is the achilles heel to all of the opportunity we have here,” 1si vice president says
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Monroe County Jail overcrowding blamed on opioid cases
Many inmates have been housed here even though they have warrants in other counties or states, immigration holds or parole violations
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Hoosier drowning investigators working to get all data about incidents
Pool, pond cases often don't come to Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Saturday, July 29, 2017
EDITORIAL: Lake County rightly takes steps for transparency
Friday, July 28, 2017
Indiana Michigan Power wants to upgrade poles, wiring and increase rates
Friday, July 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: School boards must value transparency
Friday, July 28, 2017
Property tax caps cost Madison County entities $38.7 million
Anderson, Anderson Community Schools hit the hardest
Friday, July 28, 2017
EDITORIAL: Welcome crackdown on I-70
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Surge in Indiana driver's license renewals expected in 2018
About 1.5 million credentials — including licenses, identification cards and permits — are set to expire in 2018
Thursday, July 27, 2017
LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo to resign after being appointed to new state job
Duties will include collaborating with companies, industries, trade groups, universities and public entities to identify employment needs and training opportunities for Indiana workers to secure high-demand, high-wage positions
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Indiana launches tax-advantaged savings program for disabled Hoosiers
Thursday, July 27, 2017
TIFs districts cost Porter County millions in assessed valuation, auditor says
County councilman says they aren't being used as they should, to develop blighted areas
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Purdue and WestGate 'forge a new path'
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Autopsies because of drug overdoses lead to budget woes for Wabash County coroner
Sheriff asks for more money because  of housing inmates outside of local jail
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lake County Commissioners gets transparent after scolding by Public Access Counselor
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Town Council criticizes signs that compare Sellersburg to Flint as untrue
Some residents concerned about quality, management
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
EDITORIAL: Scott Pruitt's EPA is failing East Chicago
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Indiana State Police put I-70 work zone safety efforts in overdrive
Putnamville-based troopers aim to 'prevent another tragedy,' spokesman says
Tuesday, July 25, 2017






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