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Does illegal immigration hurt or help the economy?
A federal office said the impact on state and local budgets “is most likely modest” while another organization puts the cost at $113 billion a year
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
OPINION: We must take federal tax dollars, then elect a better president
The cynical abuse of public financing policies, which date to the First Continental Congress, damages respect for the federal government
Monday, May 23, 2016
Indiana University researcher finds churches less involved in politics
Monday, May 23, 2016
OPINION: Send our children elsewhere
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 23, 2016
COMMENTARY: Will women decide state gubernatorial election?
Sunday, May 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Rokita bill will hurt schoolkids
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Old-growth forest in Shelby County protected for posterity
Sunday, May 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: America's middle class needs support
Sunday, May 22, 2016
IU goes to court to oppose new state fetal tissue law
Fears it could lose hundreds of millions of dollars in grant funding and suffer "catastrophic" setbacks to important medical research
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Credentials, not politics, won her the Ivy Tech job, Ellspermann says
The 14 Ivy Tech trustees, all appointed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence or his GOP predecessor, chose Ellspermann from more than 100 applicants seeking to lead the 32-campus institution
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Vermillion County leads state in May 3, 2016 primary turnout at 51%
The statewide turnout was 38 percent of registered voters
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Rep. Larry Bucshon helping lead opioid battle in Congress
More than 75 percent of heroin users say they first got addicted to some sort of painkiller before switching over to the illicit street drug
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Lead pipes prevalent in South Bend, elsewhere in Michiana
Local officials say they pose no immediate threat
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Indiana farmers are ready to turn off the rain
Some are considering switching from corn to soybeans
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Indiana Gaming Commission eyes rules for daily fantasy sports sites
Regulation of fantasy sports in Indiana will be much less stringent than the current regulations that govern Indiana's casinos
Friday, May 20, 2016
U.S. Steel CEO: 'Industry cannot accept the status quo'
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Former Lt.Governor Sue Ellspermann elected Ivy Tech's ninth president
"We have a lot of work to do if we're going to meet the needs here in Indiana," she says
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
OPINION: Upcoming economic development conference a 'must-attend' event
Leaders will be directing their focus away from the terribly disappointing business attraction policies towards policies that develop quality of place and human capital in the region
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Indiana Supreme Court reorganizes civil legal aid programs
Establishes the 17-member Coalition for Court Access
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Good news at the pump: Experts predict low gasoline prices for rest of 2016
But Purdue economist says could cost more by summer of 2017
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
OPINION: Everything but the kitchen sink
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 16, 2016
Indiana lawmakers vote in line with business priorities during 2016 session
76 percent of the Legislature voted in line with the Indiana Chamber's desired result at least 70 percent of the time
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Ball State professor says candidates are wrong about manufacturing's demise
Hicks says increase in productivity accounts for 88 percent of job losses in manufacturing, not free trade
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Northwest Indiana schools examine new federal guidance on transgender students
Pence says such policies should be "in the hands of Hoosier parents and local schools, not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C."
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Government bungling keeps legal immigrant workers from Indiana fields, threatening crops
American Farm Bureau Federation reports that requests for seasonal workers are up 13 percent over last year
Friday, May 13, 2016
Editorial: We need another try at Indiana governmental reforms
Friday, May 13, 2016
EDITORIAL: Hoosier high school graduates still aren't ready for college
Friday, May 13, 2016
Indiana needs to address brain drain, BioCrossroads study finds
While college graduates in sciences, engineering and IT are leaving, jobs in health care and life sciences in state are booming
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Steel imports are down by 35 percent so far in 2016
Tariffs may be providing relief for steelmakers in the United States
Thursday, May 12, 2016
State school superintendent Ritz expands effort to solve Indiana's teacher shortage
Thursday, May 12, 2016
EDITORIAL: State leaders play politics in forcing local wheel tax to tap road funds
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
State program aims to cultivate Indiana Grown
Approaching 500 members throughout the state
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Indiana gubernatorial race may come down to jobs, wages
Study says while Indiana is great for attracting businesses — which Pence touts — the study says Indiana continues to struggle with "sluggish" income growth — the very thing Democrats are complaining about
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Hammond losing most students to private schools, Indiana report says
795 students withdrew to attend a private school,  representing a loss of $3.5 million annually to system
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Indiana legislators put to work in Lafayette area classrooms
Rep. Behning says he appreciated the face-to-face interaction with teachers instead of lobbyists
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tenured faculty: Still a man's world at IU, other Big Ten schools
During the past four decades, the portion of tenured faculty in American higher education institutions has declined 26 percent
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ballots should promote voting and protect voter
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
OPINION: The great Hoosier jobs lie of 2016
For every manufacturing job lost to trade, nearly 9 have been lost to machines
Monday, May 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: How old is our economic expansion?
Unless we see a couple of pretty severe shocks, our expansion should be good for a few more years
Monday, May 9, 2016
Indiana state parks turn 100
Last year, there were more than 16 million visitors to the state’s 32 properties
Monday, May 9, 2016
OPINION: Stability and economic growth in Indiana
Eye on the pie
Monday, May 9, 2016
Indiana State University trustees OK 'financial stability' budget for '16-17
The $175.8 million budget represents a 2.7 percent increase over the last fiscal year
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Hoosiers seek guns in record numbers
Indiana background checks for gun purchases have increased every year since 2004
Sunday, May 8, 2016
South Bend's Washington High School will offer cash for academic success
The program relies on intensive training and incentives for math, science and English Advanced Placement courses
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Ball State OKs $356 million general budget for 2016-17; 71 percent is for personnel
Includes spending increases for student scholarships, employee salaries and intercollegiate athletics
Friday, May 6, 2016
Store owners concerned after FDA takes steps to regulate e-cigarettes
The law, which will go into effect in 90 days, bans anyone younger than 18 from purchasing them
Friday, May 6, 2016
How pawn stopped being a four-letter word as a business
Association survey notes an increase in reliance upon pawn shops by members of the millennial generation for temporary loans

Friday, May 6, 2016
Alcohol to be more available at Indiana State Fair in 2016
After 1947 ban following a mass beer bottle littering incident, sales finally allowed in 2014
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cass County passes anti-meth cold medicine rules to fight meth manufacturing
Rules were inspired by similar ones Fulton County recently passed
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Northwest Indiana young students keep polling places up to date
Program is designed to allow 16- and 17-year-olds the opportunity to experience "democracy in action"
Tuesday, May 3, 2016






Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR


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