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Michigan City councilmen being asked to address lead poisoning among young children
The primary source of the contamination is lead paint in Michigan City’s older housing stock, primarily rentals
Sunday, June 17, 2018
State urged to spend more on public health
“Indiana's poor health rankings and paltry funding for public health initiatives are detrimental to Hoosier health and the state's economy,” says state chamber president
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Madison County to start vaccinating for hepatitis A
State providing doses for high risk population
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Indiana University trustees OK new $17.5 Bloomington campus building
$10.2 million renovation of Indiana Memorial Union dining spaces gets OK too
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Riverview Energy president: Coal-to-diesel plant pollution will be minimal
Opponents of the project remain skeptical and some town and area residents have expressed health concerns about it
Saturday, June 16, 2018
$35 million Donaldson expansion in the works in Frankfort
Could mean an additional 84 jobs
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Suicide rates increase in Indiana, nationwide
The CDC report showed that firearms were the most common method for suicide, but men are more likely to use guns than women
Friday, June 15, 2018
Sew Loved pilots industrial sewing course
South Bend nonprofit shares new plans
Thursday, June 14, 2018
$43 million in property taxes expected from New Carlisle gas-fired power plant
700-megawatt plant that will generate enough electricity for 500,000 households.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Indiana's May 2018 primary election turnout was 20 percent
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Last hurrah: Gary's final school board meeting marred by rancor
Landed in distressed status after failing to pay its debts so it could keep school buildings open
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
COMMENTARY: Developing healthier habits in children
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hoosier teachers' frustration extends well beyond pay, but would they walk out?
Monday, June 11, 2018
Studies: Global warming wreaking havoc on Indiana's infrastructure
Higher rainfall totals and warmer temperatures wreak havoc on state's roadway, bridges and railway structures, author says
Monday, June 11, 2018
Hoosier legislators cram on sports betting
Gambling questions for Indiana: Where? How? At all?
Sunday, June 10, 2018
BSU considers $388 million general fund budget for 2018-19, a $16 million increase
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Indiana GOP reaffirm commitment to man-woman marriage at convention
State chair Hupfer seemed to stun the otherwise enthusiastic crowd when he recommended the delegation be significantly more varied when the party convenes again in two years
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Indiana still set to hit annual tax revenue target despite May 2018 shortfall
The $13.7 billion in total state revenue through 11 months of the budget year was 0.1 percent more than predicted
Friday, June 8, 2018
Group protests coal-hydrogenation plant for during governor's visit
“We’re not going to do anything to jeopardize our health,” Holcomb says
Friday, June 8, 2018
Evansville residents join nonpartisan push for climate change solutions
Group wants to build bipartisan support for carbon fee and dividend legislation proposed by the nonprofit organization as a solution that could appeal across the political spectrum
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Educators discuss teacher shortages, STEM with State Supt. Jennifer McCormick
Like many states, Indiana has a teacher shortage
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Allen County business personal property tax elimination proposal pulled
State to review councilman's business measure; critics speak
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Details still in works for I-69 Section 6; construction to start in 2019
Work on 26-mile segment to continue until 2027, but funding has only been allocated through 2022
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Indiana chief justice: Opioid crisis affects all the courts
Chief Justice Loretta Rush says states need to set up national judicial guidelines to deal with the issue
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
ISP superintendent: Years of preparation and still caught off guard by Noblesville school shooting
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Madison County approves relaunch of its needle exchange program
Contract with Aspire Indiana to run it through June 5, 2020
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Drugs and alcohol are 'a growing plague on our country,' says Fayette County sheriff
“The keys (to help solve such problems) will be rebuilding collaboration, community and connection,” says state director for USDA rural development
Monday, June 4, 2018
COMMENTARY: Academic paper tracks effect of newspapers on public finance
Monday, June 4, 2018
OPINION: Workforce development problems are deeper than they seem
I believe there is evidence that our training programs are actually suppressing wage growth
Monday, June 4, 2018
Marriage question divides state GOP
Platform draft drops 1-man, 1-woman rule; 'values voters' angry
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch: Employing disabled top priority
Says offering incentives for Hoosier business owners employing special-needs workers is a possibility
Saturday, June 2, 2018
EDITORIAL: Gun permits are needed in Indiana
Friday, June 1, 2018
Michigan City is drawing attention, mayor says in his State of the City
Friday, June 1, 2018
New Indiana law on DNA testing is solving previously cold cases
Database usage by police has resulted in at least one arrest in Cass County
Friday, June 1, 2018
Bloomington recovery center's housing must be updated or shut down, state says
Friday, June 1, 2018
Republic Airways plans to churn out hundreds of pilots at new local flight school
Total tuition costs for the academy will be $65,000
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Glass-manufacturing company picks Lanesville
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Hoosier taxpayers offered new payment plans
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Perry County jail population increasing, adding to medical care need
Facility holding inmates from Vanderburgh County at $35 per day for each one
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Electric vehicle production could begin by 2020 in Mishawaka plant
Chinese automaker here is expected to produce solely for the U.S. market.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Electric car maker targets Indiana for $160 million plant, 467 jobs
SF Motors buys form AM General plant in Mishawaka 
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Louisiana-based distillery to take over former Pillsbury plant in New Albany
Sazerac investing $66 million to purchase, renovate and equip the 455,000-square-foot facility
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Old Ind. 37 residents worry about no emergency access during I-69 construction
The closure has also caused EMT crews to reconsider how to get to the Morgan County area in case something happens
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Hogsett unveils plan to get more Indy students to enroll in college-and finish
Initiative will fund $1.5 million in scholarships annually to certain IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College students for up to 1,600
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Stigma, awareness still play role in whether pharmacies dispense Narcan
Only one in four Hoosier pharmacists have provided medication
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Current algae levels above average in Indiana lakes and reservoirs
Already ten times higher than sample during May 2017
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Whitestown exit along I-65 explodes with retailers, fast food
Monday, May 28, 2018
Is lead poisoning in South Bend a priority for county health department?
“Our view is this needs to be a higher priority, but I shouldn’t go around saying that unless we can help,” mayor said
Monday, May 28, 2018
Come October 2020, a non-compliant drivers license won't be enough to fly
Monday, May 28, 2018
Forensic audit of Muncie schools in progress
"My feeling is the more we learn about what precipitated the current financial crisis the better," said Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Gasoline stations find latest way to offer cold beer, with a twist
They will soon offer “Glacier Bags,” reusable plastic containers that are advertised to chill warm beer as the customer drives home
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Sheriff: Naloxone has saved 19 lives so far in 2018 in Huntington County
Stoffel said he feels the number of overdoses are beginning to slow down thanks to public education about the dangers of heroin
Thursday, May 24, 2018
State to support rural communities with a new initiative
Lt. Governor Crouch says that roughly 40 percent of the state’s population lives across 76 rural counties
Thursday, May 24, 2018
COMMENTARY: Legalized sports betting in Indiana a sure bet for Hoosier gamblers
Thursday, May 24, 2018
EPA: Lead study and cleanup in Whiting, Hammond 'still a work in progress'
Home owner told to avoid having his pregnant daughter and granddaughter go to his home until it’s tested
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Final link in Ohio River Greenway to be completed this year
Portion crosses Silver Creek from Clarksville into New Albany
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Discussions with state officials continue on proposed Midstate Corridor
Would ease traffic on U.S. 231 between I-64 and I-69 through Dubois, Martin and Spencer counties, organizers have said
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Northern Indiana county sheriffs discuss the prospect of legalized pot in the state
"We are opening a window we can't shut," said Warren County Sheriff Bill Miller.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Hoosier public schools work on reducing expulsions, suspensions
Focus turns toward changing behaviors, keeping academic pace
Monday, May 21, 2018
OPINION: School referenda show the significance of local government
Recent examples reinforce the simple notions of loal governance
Monday, May 21, 2018
COMMENTARY: Stating your case to the state to control some local issues
Communities seeking food and beverage taxes must first convince Indiana Legislature
Sunday, May 20, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gambling is a game changer
Justices’ decision allowing sports betting ups the ante for states
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Olympic Food Products in Kokomo has a buyer
Park 100 Foods in Tipton will take over
Thursday, July 22, 2004






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