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State poised to take over Gary school district
Saturday, April 22, 2017
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
Indiana lawmakers OK $39 million for Muncie Ivy Tech Campus
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Clark County police aim to rid streets of opioids by targeting dealers
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
Indiana tech execs urge veto of net metering elimination
Friday, April 21, 2017
Ricker's cold beer license likely to be short-term
Revamped House Bill 1496 targets Columbus and Sheridan stores, which obtained the state-issued licenses in February and March.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Proposed language in budget bill would kill Bloomington's annexation plan
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
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
Solutions sought for rural internet lag in Indiana
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
Online class law now up to Holcomb; many Indiana educators oppose it
Thursday, April 20, 2017
More toll roads are likely in Indiana's future, House Speaker Bosma predicts
Legislators are working with a plan that would raise $1.2 billion annually for state roads and $775 million annually for local roads by 2024
Thursday, April 20, 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
Plans for final I-69 leg moves forward despite Bloomington-Martinsville delays
The proposed 26-mile route will likely include 10 exits, 16 overpasses or underpasses and new local access roads
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
RV sales tax bill signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb could draw dealerships back to Elkhart
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
EDITORIAL: Baby steps on election reform
Tuesday, April 18, 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
Indiana lawmakers approve Gov. Holcomb's call for appointed state schools chief
Bosma not keen on provisions added by the Republican-controlled Senate requiring the education secretary be a state resident for at least two years
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Legislature studying options to give Gary schools a better future
Trying to determine who is best positioned to pull the troubled district away from further debt while working to improve its worst-in-the-state academic rating
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
Indiana governor unfamiliar with group pushing roads plan
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
EDITORIAL: State Legislature still has time to do better for pre-K funding
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
Muncie Community Schools takeover bill goes behind legislative closed doors
Legislator has plan from district to reduce administrators, teachers and bills that are due to be paid
Monday, April 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana lawmakers must loosen death grip on redistricting
Monday, April 17, 2017
EDITORIAL: New Indiana highway taxes, fees still undecided
Monday, April 17, 2017
OPINION: Spending for economic development in Indiana
Eye on the pie
Monday, April 17, 2017
Expert: Chemical change likely contributed to lead in East Chicago water
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Indiana legislative session set to end Friday
Senate Pro Tem David Long said finding a road funding solution "continues to be a work in progress. ... We're not there, yet."
Sunday, April 16, 2017
A heartbreaking task: Reviewing child fatalities
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Indiana struggles to fulfill law on child fatality reviews
Some counties slow to set up panels; data submission has been 'hit and miss'
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Accused felons get second chance with St. Joseph County program
Sunday, April 16, 2017
CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Harm reduction combats health expenses tied to addiction
Indiana currently has nine needle exchange programs across state
Sunday, April 16, 2017
CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Harm reduction combats health expenses tied to addiction
Indiana currently has nine needle exchange programs across state
Sunday, April 16, 2017
EDITORIAL: NWI Region unity yields child sex abuse prevention
Saturday, April 15, 2017
EPA: Tests do not detect spilled chemical impacts in water near U.S. Steel spill
Saturday, April 15, 2017
COMMENTARY: Redistricting in Indiana doesn't have to be difficult
Saturday, April 15, 2017
IKEA Fishers to install massive solar array
Saturday, April 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Student journalists deserve protection
Friday, April 14, 2017
EDITORIAL: Beginning to address Indiana alcohol laws
Friday, April 14, 2017
Despite concerns of child health experts, baby box bill clears Indiana legislature
Health, child welfare experts still oppose them
Friday, April 14, 2017
Group forms to address Dubois County's dwindling deer herd
Indiana Whitetail Deer Herd Management got the idea for the county councils from Wisconsin
Thursday, April 13, 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
Indiana superintendent of public instruction talks standards in New Albany visit
McCormick said her preferences regarding high school testing are not reflected in House Bill 1003
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
How much is Muncie Community Schools really in the hole?
Depending on whom is talking, it ranges from $18.7 million to non-existent
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Rail eminent domain changes win Indiana legislative approval
May deter Great Lakes Basin Transportation's proposed 200-nuke cooridor around Chicago
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Valparaiso State Rep. Soliday leading effort to craft road funding compromise
"We've not been afraid to think outside the box and explore new and different ways that we can find to fund roads"
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Indiana emergency contact database wins legislative approval
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Indiana Legislature set to prohibit 'sanctuary campuses'
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gov. Holcomb should take a hard look at the evidence before signing solar bill
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Hoosier Environmental Council wants Legislature to boost IDEM, IDNR funding
Senior policy director says two agencies have been neglected for a long time, and it’s now becoming a public health issue as well as an economic one
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Lawmakers send 'No More Secrets' priority to Gov. Eric Holcomb
Monday, April 10, 2017
Yorktown State Senator Eckerty seeks delay of Muncie Community Schools takeover
"We are trying to beat the clock here," school board President Debbie Feick said
Monday, April 10, 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
Whodunit? How did Muncie Schools get into this mess?
Hicks calls school board "a wholly owned subsidiary" of MTA; DeBoer blames "… state aid has declined a lot," by a "significant amount"
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Merrillville state senator wants state takeover of Gary schools guided by locals
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Smaller Hoosier schools could get incentive to merge, but is it worth it?
Back in 2008, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels wanted to require schools with fewer than 1,000 students to combine administrative functions
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Office furniture maker moves to New Haven
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Student journalist protections die in Indiana Senate
Sponsor blamed the failurelargely on concerns from principals, school boards and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, who spoke against the bill at the last minute
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Daunting task: Vincennes preparing application for Stellar Communities grant
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Prescription opioids a leading pathway to heroin
Louisville pain specialist reflects on 'perfect storm'
Saturday, April 8, 2017
CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Heroin overdoses on the rise in Southern Indiana
Clark County health officer says epidemic is getting worse
Saturday, April 8, 2017
INDOT plans $7.2 million in construction on I-70 Hancock, Henry County bridges
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
Symposium takes on schools' role in creating democracy
It’s a vital role, education expert Deborah Meier said, but one that public schools don’t perform very well
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
Indiana high schools would be required to offer ethnic studies
Saturday, April 8, 2017
School takeover bill which focuses on Muncie and Gary draws criticism, praise
“I project...we'll be back here in a year or two talking about the fact that we haven't been able to solve the problem,” says Rep. Ed Delaney
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Strong state revenue growth may give Hoosier lawmakers more money to spend
Friday, April 7, 2017
Indiana Senate won't vote on student journalism bill
School superintendents and principals pushed back against the bill at the last minute, says Sen. David Long
Friday, April 7, 2017
Finding a way for Anderson to stand out
Launch Indiana aims to help Anderson grow
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
Ricker's owner: 1930s mentality on beer won out in Indiana
"We should be applauding this entrepreneurial spirit, not trying to stifle it," Hamilton County legislator says
Friday, April 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Rail contract scofflaws need state rebuke
Thursday, April 6, 2017
South Shore development districts for four counties win unanimous Senate approval
consultant estimates local tax revenue growth available for development spending in just Lake and Porter counties will total $456.2 million over a 20-year period
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Hoosier lawmakers poised to study vehicle emission testing alternatives
Thursday, April 6, 2017
What Indiana lawmakers said about Muncie Community Schools finances
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Indiana House votes to approve takeover of Gary, Muncie schools
Both districts unable to chart a path to solvency
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Holcomb: More STEM means less remediation for those headed to post-secondary schooling
Governor says state must develop more 'robust' program
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Ricker's gets a beer break in the Indiana House
Could seek renewal of licenses in Columbus and Sheridan in latest version of Senate Bill 358
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Anti-homelessness legislation heads to governor's office
Prioritizes placing chronically homeless persons into permanent housing before addressing other issues, such as unemployment or drug addiction
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Ricker's food truck rolls up to the Indiana Statehouse
Lawmakers amend bill that will effectively kill company's cold beer sale plans
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Bill would help clear up ownership of Southern Indiana's water
Indiana and Kentucky both use aquifer as resource
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: Freezing alcohol permits would hurt Hoosier economy
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
EDITORIAL: Wanted - Hoosier leaders for health-care reform
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
State takeover of Muncie Community Schools advances in Indiana General Assembly
Added to bill which designated Gary district as 'distressed'
Tuesday, April 4, 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






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