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Researcher: Views on Bloomington's 2014 deer kill plan based on deep-set beliefs
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Valparaiso votes in human rights law
"Sometime communities must have conversations that are uncomfortable but necessary," mayor says
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Henry County Planning Commission grants permit extensions for Apex, NextEra
Rush County residents are working to stop windfarms project in their area
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Madison County Prosecutor's office cited for open records violation
Cummings said clerical error was cause
Monday, May 23, 2016
Needle exchange program questions loom for Wabash County
Allen County Commissioners voted 2-1 last week to open an exchange program at the recommendation of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Michigan City Paper Box Co. investing $1.2 million and getting tax abatement
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
Princeton Common Council approves cumulative fund rate increase
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
Goshen City Council outlines $17 million in future city plans
Friday, May 20, 2016
Bond research to begin for arts' portion of Jasper Cultural Center
Indiana Economic Development Corp. has also designated $3.4 million in tax credit for the project
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Elkhart to offer low-interest loans for replacing drinking water service lines
Lead based service lines main cause of concern when it comes to drinking water, since water source is free of lead
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Bloomington has 12 potential partners for citywide broadband initiative
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Two Portage projects called 'game changers' by city officials
"We need to make sure we're taking the 25-year-old to 45-year-old population and increasing it in our community," mayor says
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Indiana Supreme Court reorganizes civil legal aid programs
Establishes the 17-member Coalition for Court Access
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Richmond Redevelopment Commission approves Heartland Pet Food plant spending
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Kokomo Common Council approves tax abatement for downtown parking garage
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Lebanon Business Park pays nearly half of city's property taxes
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Downtown Shelbyville plan, related items cost estimate: $39 million
Renovating the Public Square and the related projects are designed to attract young, educated workers and businesses to the city, mayor says
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
New influx of Marion County inmates could mean big payday for Elkhart County
Sheriff says 141 prisoners from Indy area will bring in an extra $2 million in annual revenue
Monday, May 16, 2016
Annual funding for Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County approved
Monday, May 16, 2016
Officials: Wigwam group owes utility bill, taxes
Developer expected to appeal tax assessment
Monday, May 16, 2016
Indiana cities must defer to state law on Uber, taxicabs
Sunday, May 15, 2016
FBI no stranger to Muncie
In the early 1990s, federal investigators were looking into the troubled history of the construction of the Delaware County Justice Center
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Overdoses becoming a daily event at Lafayette emergency rooms
“What we have here is the drug itself is putting people in crisis,” West Lafayette police chief says
Saturday, May 14, 2016
FBI probe into Muncie government shifted into high gear recently
Indiana Inspector General/State Ethics Commission investigating the use of city's Hardest Hit money
Friday, May 13, 2016
Terre Haute nixes tax abatement for Annex 41 student housing project
But abatement for La Quinta hotel is approved
Friday, May 13, 2016
Editorial: We need another try at Indiana governmental reforms
Friday, May 13, 2016
Madison Consolidated Schools asks TIF board for $120,000 annually for four years
Wants help funding Project Lead the Way program
Friday, May 13, 2016
Hog farm discussion draws crowd at Miami County Plan Commission meeting
Board attorney says issue not on agenda and concerned parties should sign their names on a petition and send it to IDEM
Friday, May 13, 2016
Big-box property tax assessment appeals could cost Merrillville millions
Thursday, May 12, 2016
FBI investigating Muncie city government for unnamed reasons
Mayor says his administration has provided information and is cooperating with investigators.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Fort Wayne public wants 'significant' use of GE site near downtown Fort Wayne
“People do want to see something significant happen; don’t just throw in a couple of shops.”
Thursday, May 12, 2016
$19 million U.S. 33 Northern Connector construction in Goshen nearly underway
After decades of talking and planning, city is ready for a new road that will move traffic off of Main Street
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Indianapolis City-County Council approves 'percent for art' program
Thursday, May 12, 2016
ASONS asks Muncie workers to name their pay cuts in effort to stay in business
Company official attributes recent financial troubles to "mismanagement" and "overpriced employees"
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
EDITORIAL: State leaders play politics in forcing local wheel tax to tap road funds
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Huntingburg solar park abatement approved for five years
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Jasper couple donates $1.7 million to developments, issues challenge
Group leads collaboration to raise $8 milllion for improvements in the center of the city
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Launch Indiana to put Marion, nine other Hoosier cities on the map
Within those communities, program will identify assets and liabilities for entrepreneurs
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tipton mayor announces push to annex property into city to boost tax base
Worries about development along U.S. 31 near Fiat Chrysler transmission plant sapping city's growth
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Tough choices for St. Joseph County: Cut services, raise taxes?
This year the law has reduced property taxes collected by all governmental units in the county, including cities, towns, libraries and townships, by more than $77 million, auditor says
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
64 opioid-addicted babies born in past 9 months in Wayne County hospital
Mother-Baby unit also is seeing methamphetamine and marijuana problems impacting babies
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
EDITORIAL: Ballots should promote voting and protect voter
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Nashville receives $50,000 from state for downtown project
Monday, May 9, 2016
EDITORIAL: Taxpayers shouldn't foot $5 million bill for Wigwam plan
Monday, May 9, 2016
State economic official: Anderson poised for great future
Monday, May 9, 2016
Salesforce to invest $40 million in Indianapolis expansion
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Next challenge for Salesforce is filling 800 open positions in Indianapolis
Sunday, May 8, 2016
EDITORIAL: Don't just say 'No' to GEO, offer alternatives
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Indiana's Medicaid outreach goes behind locked doors
Lake County Jail officials now register all inmates who have been there at least 30 days
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Kokomo community advocates look to increase walkability, connectivity through program
The goal is to teach those often without a voice how to be heard
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Shellbyville grants tax abatement following debate on merits
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Portage City Council OKs wheel tax; goes into effect Jan. 1
Friday, May 6, 2016
Gary unanimously rejects plans for $80 million immigration detention center
GEO wanted to build an 800-bed detention center on 24 acres across from the Gary/Chicago International Airport
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Muncie's $48 million riverfront project 'on hold' for lack of funding
Was dependent largely on funding from Regional Cities Initiative
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
Commissioners hope to find use for La Porte County Home which closed Aug. 1
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Crawfordsville mayor asks community with help in attracting millennials to area
Says encouraging them to live there and retaining professionals remain driving force behind Stellar Communities ideas and plans
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Business group hopes to promote Hagerstown
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Software glitch leaves 2,012 votes incomplete in Hancock County primary
Local contests in limbo Tuesday when problem causes entire races to be left off voters’ ballots at five of the county’s 12 polling sites
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Indianapolis is far short of $750 million necessary for all sidewalk needs
Its total annual transportation budget of $50 million contains just $3 million earmarked for sidewalks
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
245-unit, high-end apartment complex coming to Jeffersonville
Denies rezoning for 100 storage units closed to residential neighborhoods
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Gary's 'green' projects to slow water runoff
City has trained about 10 residents to install bioswales, rain gardens, and permeable pavement to capture and filter stormwater before it reaches the sewer system
Tuesday, May 3, 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
EDITORIAL: Openness doesn't give you control
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Developer proposes 25 new homes for lower-income persons in Knightstown
Monday, May 2, 2016
EDITORIAL: Stop casting Northwest Indiana as the 'Region of No'
Monday, May 2, 2016
Bids for Bedford Stellar Communities trail project come in nearly $2 million too high
Money earmarked for the project will revert back to INDOT and from there returned to federal coffers
Monday, May 2, 2016
Terre Haute now one of few cities in Indiana without public pool
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Eight-year annexation battle over for Boonville; will expand by 1,165 acres
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Police combat rising tide of gun-related Vanderburgh County juvenile crime
Taking it to the streets: Probation officers addressing gun violence with community presence
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Crown Point boards endorse wheel tax proposal
Saturday, April 30, 2016
INDOT in line to resume study on Illiana toll road project
Plans to make court-ordered corrections to the first phase of an environmental impact study for the stalled project
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Indiana Supreme Court kills Fortville annexation efforts
Saturday, April 30, 2016
$3.7 million Daleville project would have retail, apartments
Friday, April 29, 2016
Northern Indiana health officials not worried about Zika virus yet
St. Joseph County ended mosquito control in 2005
Friday, April 29, 2016
Boar's Head gets tax break on Henry County expansion project
Friday, April 29, 2016
Henry County Council OKs 2nd wind farm tax abatement
Tax break allows the company to continue to stay competitive as it shops for energy buyers
Friday, April 29, 2016
Lafayette Police Department body cams producing 'a ton of video'
Already has recorded 7,000 videos and stored 1.8 terabytes of data since rolling out body-worn cameras for patrol officers earlier this month,
Friday, April 29, 2016
Upward trajectory: Indiana Regional Airport eyes growth with $1.2 million hanger
Indy Jet will add between six and 10 positions paying between $60,000 and $100,000
Friday, April 29, 2016
Manufacturers to add 42 jobs in Warsaw, Shipshewana
Friday, April 29, 2016
High-tech manufacturer leaving Jeffersonville, moving jobs overseas
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Kokomo Common Council passes nuisance ordinance aimed at limiting police calls
Hope to limit police runs to incidents like noise or cleanliness complaints that could easily be handled by security at a big box store or apartment complex, or by a landlord and resident
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Indianapolis City County Council committee advances mass transit funding plan
Calls for a Nov. 8 referendum that would let voters choose whether they want a 0.25 percent income-tax hike to raise funds for public transportation projects
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Muncie schools turn to state for help with its $16 million deficit
MCS has been hit hard by tax caps, which puts a limit on property taxes
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Porter County Council against 278-mile freight rail line plan around Chicago
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Valparaiso out of 'America's Best Communities' competition
But city officials say plans for downtown arts corridor will move forward
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Korean steelmaker breaks ground on $19 million Jeffersonville plant
Wages expected to start at about $30 an hour
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
First section of gigabit fiber optic up and running in Jasper
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Residents cheer as Munster Town Council OK's human rights law
Last week, the Valparaiso Human Relations Commission sent a proposed human rights ordinance to the Valparaiso City Council for its consideration
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Citing meth and heroin problems, Delaware County Council seeks funds
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Town Center project in Anderson still a go
Despite a change in management structure, Fortune says redevelopment project moving forward
Tuesday, March 12, 2002






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