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NEED A LIFT? Bloomington Transit ridership down, but better than elsewhere
From 2016 to 2017, it lost 4.13 percent of its passengers, the sharpest decrease in the past decade
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
State of city: Angolan Mayor Dick Hickman wants to set the bar, not raise it
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Governor wants Purdue Polytechnic model expanded statewide
“We’re having a regional impact for an area 30 miles around Anderson,” program director says
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
City buys 15 properties for $1.7 million for Muncie riverfront project
Monday, February 19, 2018
'Unprecedented' development in works for Crown Point; cost is estimated up to $250 million
109-acre site, currently zoned for industrial use, will need to be rezoned for business
Monday, February 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: We need more than prayers
Monday, February 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Curbing the exuberances of our differences in the name of change ... and peace
Monday, February 19, 2018
IU addictions initiative projects to focus on policies, pharmacies, new moms and more
One major initiative will center on ways to increase access to public health services
Sunday, February 18, 2018
CSX promises fewer trains in Anderson; agrees to plan reducing blockages
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Henry County to join Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Rochester City Council OKs to pay Fulton County EDC $107,526, nearly half its budget
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Richmond City Council wants to raise the bar for companies to get tax breaks
Friday, February 16, 2018
Protest of perceived police militarization halts Bloomington mayor's speech
Object to purchase of $225,000 armored truck by city police
Friday, February 16, 2018
Ligonier RDC moves forward with trail development
Friday, February 16, 2018
Portage mayor facing federal corruption charges plans to still be mayor next year
Thursday, February 15, 2018
No Southern Indiana matches yet from new felony DNA law
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, all Hoosier felony arrests require swab tests
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Mayor Tom Henry: Fort Wayne Henry: must 'seize the moment'
Almost 6 million tourists spent more than $600 million in Fort Wayne in 2016, he says
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Pretzels Inc. nets $2.4 million abatement for new oven in Bluffton
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Institute to bring its global experience to Bloomington's quest for sustainability
Areas to examine: Environmental quality and natural systems, transportation, climate, energy, built environment, local food and agriculture
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Work on Bedford's Stellar Communities projects continue, city council hears
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Savannah's Law heads to Indiana House after getting 48-0 Senate approval
Allows fire departments to conduct carbon monoxide testing in passenger compartments at no charge for vehicle owners
Thursday, February 15, 2018
1,000-space parking garage OK'd for Fort Wayne's Riverfront development
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Walmart to offer 511 Greenfield DHL employees positions after warehouse layoff
Facility will not close, officials say
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Growth, connectivity keys to Jeffersonville mayor's state of the city address
With a population increase of nearly 6,000 in the past six years, Moore said it’s imperative to maintain a high quality of life
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Annexation-curtailing bills pass in Indiana Senate, head to House
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Bloomington police chief: $225,000 armored truck necessary for public safety
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
EDITORIAL: Engaging young people in civics
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Auburn downtown braces for streetscape work
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
South Shore projects in play with federal budget, infrastructure maneuvering
The impact of a new funding program — the second Trump policy proposal announced Monday — remains uncertain
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Dog gone: City of Seymour wants Adopt-a-Spot sculpture removed
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tipton County officials talk timeline for new jail project
At 70 beds, it would be the smallest jail in the state
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Under new Stellar Communities rules, could Wabash win for a second time?
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
ACRES Land Trust expands, adds to nearly 100 acres to Wabash County protected lands
Helps provide the public with privately funded recreation since there is no county park system
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Mayor says Washington moving forward in time, attention to solving longtime problems
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Wisconsin-based startup accelerator plants flag in Indianapolis
Monday, February 12, 2018
OPINION: Housing shortages are really neighborhood problems
To fix  those problems make sure you work on your schools, neighborhoods and amenities
Monday, February 12, 2018
Miami County faces lawsuit over wind farm ordinance with unconstitutional claim
1,000-foot setback would violate property rights under federal and state law, couple claim
Monday, February 12, 2018
Huntington Area Transportation numbers were up six percent in 2017
Monday, February 12, 2018
German auto parts-maker planning expansion, 120 jobs in Fort Wayne
Sunday, February 11, 2018
EDITORIAL: Madison County desperately needs needle exchange program
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center closing creates problems for others
Lawrence and Orange counties will have to determine where to send youths
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Fort Wayne Community Schools works up a STEAM at former GE campus
Would join Indiana Tech in offering educational opportunities in century-old Building 19
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Anderson City Council approves tax abatements for $110 million in investments
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Not 'the wild west': Lake County looks to guide future development
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Elanco uncertainty has Greenfield on edge
It employs 6,250 people worldwide, including about 775 at its Greenfield corporate campus in Progress Park
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Back to nature: Alexandria plans to develop 23 acres as nature preserve
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Indianapolis urges big thinking on Circle Centre mall revamp
About half of the mall’s visitors are convention-goers and tourists
Friday, February 9, 2018
Democratic minority in Indiana General Assembly likened to 'being stuck on island'
Nine of 50 senators are Democrats, as are 30 of 100 representatives
Friday, February 9, 2018
Floyd County jail renovation plan moving forward
May convert outside recreation area into a new pod and add around 120 additional beds, which will help solve its space issues
Friday, February 9, 2018
Partnerships key to revamped Stellar Communities program
Ball State and Purdue Center for Regional Development will help finalists
Friday, February 9, 2018
COMMENTARY: One year later, murders of Abby Williams and Libby German still haunt Delphi
Friday, February 9, 2018
Crawfordsville Steller Communities projects moving forward
Thursday, February 8, 2018
$2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant proposed for Spencer County; could mean 225 jobs
Council earlier annexed more than 500 acres of land into the Dale town limits
Thursday, February 8, 2018
South Bend's EmNet purchased by global water tech provider
Thursday, February 8, 2018
With trains stopped, downtown Wabash traffic held up for hours
Not uncommon for trains to get stuck and block the only viable intersections cutting through city, except one which is not accessible to trucks
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Shelbyville's downtown restructuring to begin in August 2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Indiana Senate approves redistricting standards for 2021
But won't give up control to independent commission
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Elkhart-South Bend regional development strategy unveiled, expanding to 7 counties
Main goal is to improve per capita income by 2025
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Township merger bill dies in Indiana House; not called up by Speaker Brian Bosma
House Bill 1005 didn't have the full support of the Republican caucus
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Greater Lafayette mayors give update on the state of the cities
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Indiana State Police report says fewer meth labs being seized
Drop could be attributed to more people using heroin instead and more meth coming from outside the U.S.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Mayor Brooks Fetters gives State of the City for Huntington
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
$250,000 charitable trust to fund Greenfield K-9 program for next 25 years
Former greeter at Walmart left behind $1.7 million estate
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Income tax hike will pay for new $8 million Community Correction center near Auburn
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Noble County Council moves ahead on raising taxes on some passenger vehicles
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
OPINION: Most Indiana counties should stop pursuing economic growth
Eighty or more Indiana counties are in absolute or relative decline
Monday, February 5, 2018
Keeping drugs out of Hoosier jails is a never-ending challenge
Monday, February 5, 2018
COMMENTARY: Function of media remains to hold government accountable
Monday, February 5, 2018
Amazon's incentives for second headquarters are sure to be whopping
Officials say they are concentrating on quality-of-life issues rather than tax brakes
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Huntingburg Mayor's Youth Council makes mark on community
One of 26 communities with youth councils run by mayors and town leaders across the state
Friday, February 2, 2018
Bloomington police chief: DOC will stop sending out-of-county parole's to local jail
Some being released wanted to go to Bloomington area because of extensive local social services available
Friday, February 2, 2018
Logansport contemplates moving forward with solar field for alternative energy
Thursday, February 1, 2018
COMMENTARY: Some facts about Indiana townships and possible consolidation
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Township merger bill advances out of committee to the full Indiana House
Would require those of less than 1,200 population develop a consolidation plan with one or more within the same county by 2023
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Michigan City committee recommends lead poisoning test for many local students
Officials says 70 percent of county housing was build before 1978 ban on use of lead-based paint in homes
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Mayor of Huntingburg, 2014 winner, supportive of Stellar's new regional approach
Will now combine communities, creating a region that will emphasize collaboration between neighboring towns, cities and counties, state officials say
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Bloomington mayor wants tax hike to maintain sidewalks and trails
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Drugs remain Madison County's most prevalent crime, says prosecutor's report
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Ex-Merrillville councilman pleads guilty to bribery
Admits he swapped towing contract for 2 vehicles and other items
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
New $130 million bypass proposed for LaPorte to link with Indiana Toll Road
8-mile loop would get trucks out of downtown, supporters say
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
EDITORIAL: Art Spaces plan enjoys widespread support for Terre Haute plan
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Elkhart mayor vetoes council repeal of smoking ban
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
COMMENTARY: Hate-crime laws create hierarchy of the oppressed
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Indiana bill to assist slain officers' loved ones passed by Senate
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
SKILLS for SUCCESS: Inmates get manufacturing training in 10-day program
"I can take this and put it towards real-life situations,” prisoner says
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Indiana bill would end local role in carbon monoxide monoxide detector rules
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Who's using Wayne County's syringe exchange program?
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Shelbyville Plan Commission OKs $150,000 public art proposal
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
South Bend working to draw international flights to airport
Follows recent announcement of new flights to Charlotte and Dallas
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
City is striving to revive it's downtown, says Mayor Jess Alumbaugh
Plans call for selling vacant lots and buildings, and pineapple parades
Monday, January 29, 2018
Huntingburg mayor: Collaboration a big part of city's future
Monday, January 29, 2018
Local drug-related charges still on the rise, Wells County prosecutor says
Monday, January 29, 2018
Michigan City unveils marketing strategy costing $150,000 annually
Postings of events and other highlights about the community on Facebook alone since May have received 2.1 million hits
Sunday, January 28, 2018
EDITORIAL: Muncie is important to the east central Indiana region
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Warsaw eyes bike lanes for Market Street through downtown to connect east and west trails
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Alcoa seeks to move coal mining expansion forward in Boonville
Asking judge to ban enforcement of ordinance against mining for coal, gas, oil or other minerals within city or areas within three miles of city
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Whitestown acquires 15 acres and plans to build a new park
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Goshen Coalition celebrates 'victory' over proposed immigration detention facility
Sunday, January 28, 2018
EDITORIAL: Public internet access a good idea
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Alexandria, Anderson school referendums moving forward toward May 8, 2018 ballot
Saturday, January 27, 2018






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