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Pike County seeks development for I-69 corridor
Hopes to attract residential, retail and industrial development with 4,000-acre plan
Monday, April 23, 2018
Anderson in running for new tool to attract investors
Four areas included for designation as Opportunity Zone
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Miami County implements sexual harassment training for employees
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Redkey residents get first look at revitalization goals
The key component of the revitalization plan is the creation of an Indiana Main Street organization as an avenue for state grants
Saturday, April 21, 2018
East Chicago to receive $8.5M grant for Indiana Harbor improvements
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Dubois Strong tackles county's economic challenges
Will refine and expand its social media campaign to attract nearby 25-30-year-olds and in Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Monroe County creates affordable housing commission
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Remaking Richmond: Does the city have a plan for downtown?
City's largest downtown retailer, Elder-Beerman, closing by mid-summer
Friday, April 20, 2018
Miami County files motion to dismiss wind farm suit
Local couple argues county's wind ordinance violates the U.S., Indiana constitutions
Friday, April 20, 2018
Andrea Newnum 4th consecutive Bunker Hill clerk-treasurer to resign
“I will no longer be bullied and (have) my name run through the mud because I know my job,” she says
Friday, April 20, 2018
Knox County commissioners boost contribution to VanGo by $10,000
Friday, April 20, 2018
Stellar Communities application from Knox County, Vincennes and Bicknell moves forward
One of six selected as finalists for the 2018 program
Friday, April 20, 2018
Indianapolis south-side manufacturer Brehob plans expansion of 65-year-old plant
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Holcomb recommends more than 150 areas to become 'opportunity zones'
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Phoenix Theatre seeking Indianapolis' help in financing $11 million building
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Holcomb announces $436 million in water infrastructure upgrades for Indiana
Thursday, April 19, 2018
EPA head Scott Pruitt, Region 5 leader, governor quietly visit Federated Metals site
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Solutions sought for Huntington County jail overcrowding
Some inmates sent to Miami and Noble counties because of capacity problems
Thursday, April 19, 2018
CORRECTION: 'NO EXCUSE:' 83 sexual assault kits in St. Joseph County should have been tested
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Dubois County communities plan for future senior population increases
Housing, health care will also be a focus as over 65 will become largest local census group by 2030
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Madison County tops state in hepatitis C cases per capita in 2017
Preliminary report shows 331 cases last year
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Clarksville Town Council working to entice developers
Five areas identified for potential abatements
Thursday, April 19, 2018
State gets involved with new use search for Jeffboat property
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Officials: Hancock County at risk of lawsuits loom if new jail isn't built
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Elkhart hopes to spur development of 110-acre medical office park at 17 and 20
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
DNA being used to solve old Indiana crimes
As of Jan. 1, DNA samples from anyone arrested for a felony offense are sent to an Indiana State Police laboratory under 2017-passed law
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Goshen Councilman Ahlersmeyer resigns amid controversy for allegedly promoting racism
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
'No immediate risk,' EPA says of former industrial waste dump in South Bend
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Collections firm to create 600 plus jobs at Jeffersonville's River Ridge Commerce Center
The $2.48 million project will have average wage of $18.22 per hour by 2022
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Delaware County considers future hog farm regulation
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Highland redevelopment director says businesses are interested in downtown storefronts
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Blighted Gary factory site nears transformation
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Grant County's Grants for Grads is questioned by some officials
Asking if the gifts to individuals are actually helpful to the local economy
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Cass County jail recreation area to house inmates
Overcrowding continues to be issue at facility
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Jeffersonville, Utica seek River Ridge land for park, residences
Jeffersonville also wants $1 million a year for five years for fire department services that the city provides to the business and industrial park
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Midstate Corridor group from Dubois, Spencer, Martin counties to meet with Gov. Holcomb
Hoping to get the Indiana Department of Transportation to make the road more of a priority
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Hobart mayor: Not a 'bedroom community'; city works to attract upscale new-homes
Monday, April 16, 2018
Artist lofts, shops adds color to Michigan City's downtown
Has coincided with the addition of many new restaurants downtown in recent years
Monday, April 16, 2018
Knox County Development Corp. pursuing state Opportunity Zones to spur development
Such incentives would appeal to a variety of entrepreneurs and existing business owners, EDC head says
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Greencastle City Council grants abatement, training funds to Chiyoda
Company will add an estimated $11 million in capital investment at the existing plant while creating 60 new jobs
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Elkhart County Council approves $3 million for Bristol bypass
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Huge surpluses have dried up for downtown Indianapolis tax increment financing district
Projections show downtown TIF will amount to only $800,000 by the end of 2018
Sunday, April 15, 2018
COMMENTARY: Driving up local civic engagement
Community benefits by helping young, elderly, low-income and disabled get to polls
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Where are drug overdose deaths happening in Northwest Indiana?
Despite all the overdose deaths, drug treatment can often be difficult to access in the area
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Bloomington area students, schools plan for Friday walkout to protest gun violence
Sunday, April 15, 2018
As Earth Day approaches, environmentalism pivots since its founding in 1970
Executive director of Earth Day Indiana says the entire movement has turned away from governmental engagement and toward individual action
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Tax abatements approved for 2 Anderson businesses and one home
Sunday, April 15, 2018
FBI investigating purchase of at least 60 properties by Muncie Sanitary District
Has been conducting, since at least early 2016, an investigation into allegations of criminal wrongdoing in the city government administration of Mayor Dennis Tyler
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Hoosier Women Forward gain momentum as donation surpass $120,000 mark
Indiana received an overall grade of D for the third consecutive year in Status of Women in the States report
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Valparaiso eyes development proposals for old Anco factory
Saturday, April 14, 2018
A 'speck' on the radar or a citizens' lobby: Can local officials influence national leaders?
Officials have waded in on violence in Charlottesville, Va.; gun safety; the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; the North American Free Trade Agreement, among others
Friday, April 13, 2018
Miami County plan commission approves stricter setbacks for wind turbines
One official says action will essentially kill any prospect of future installations in the county
Friday, April 13, 2018
Pendleton Town Council votes against establishing a riverfront district
Also passes resolution urging the Indiana Legislature to discuss gun safety and school funding during the upcoming special session
Friday, April 13, 2018
Opioid restrictions lead to fear among some patients, doctors
Legislation may create barriers to access, some say
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Plans for drug addiction recovery dorm in Hancock County Jail move forward
“We’re not statistics,” inmate Chris Hobbs says
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Bloomington City Council approves $6.5 million purchase of IU Health site
Person protesting purchase of $225,000 armored vehicle ejected from meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Agreement puts tourism train excursions on track in Hamilton County
Plans to begin operating trains between Atlanta and Noblesville by the end of the summer
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Hamilton County kicks off 256-bed jail expansion, eyes start of second phase
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Fort Wayne mayor stands firm on $50 million assistance for Electric Works
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Zoning approved for site of proposed $2.5 billion Dale plant
Riverview Energy has proposed a direct coal-hydrogenation plant for the land
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Vigo County OK's $500,000 incentive to bring pet food maker to community
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Vanderburgh County Jail expansion "inevitable," says commissioner in state of county
The state needs to be a "financial partner" as counties look to expand their incarceration facilities, Ungethiem contends
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
New Nappanee business receives tax abatement
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Downtown Goshen redesign plans move forward
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Kokomo Police Department updates hiring policy to increase diversity
Change could also lower spending, training time
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
St. Joseph County targets technology so citizens can interact through smartphones
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ecolab announces $4.5 million investment in Huntington plant
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
State won't consider Logansport for Stellar Communities this year
Submission late and incomplete, agency says
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Geological tests discourage site of new jail; Hancock County considers alternatives
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Montgomery County commissioners talk wind farms
Could change limits for setbacks and decibel levels
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks to Hoosier women: Run for office
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
How well does Indy rate on Amazon's scorecard for HQ2?
Monday, April 9, 2018
Old Reid hospital demolition begins in Richmond: 'It's finally coming down'
Monday, April 9, 2018
OPINION: Pothole hell in Indiana and the debate about taxes
Indiana has embraced a mindset that wrongly merits the views of business taxes over the reality of robust public services.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Cannelton infrastructure gets grant boost through OCRA grant
Monday, April 9, 2018
Princeton approves tax abatement for apartment project
Monday, April 9, 2018
OPINION: Logansport tops national listing
Eye on the pie
Sunday, April 8, 2018
COMMENTARY: Without changes, fewer people will call Terre Haute 'home' by 2050
The state needs to invest more in rebuilding the urban cores of cities like Terre Haute, Muncie, Kokomo and Michigan City
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Are jobs in Indiana's solar industry fading?
Advocates believe industry will overcome net metering phase-out
Sunday, April 8, 2018
South Bend mayor: South Shore study worth the wait
Five station relocation options being considered
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Since 2017 murder of Dr. Todd Graham, local doctors are backing off opioids amid crisis
Last year, local doctors set out with a goal of “no new addicts,” and chief medical officer of area hospital says he sees progress.
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Vincennes to partner with Bicknell, county in next Stellar application
Sunday, April 8, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General advises citizens to carry overdose antidote naloxone
The former Indiana State Health Commissioner announced his department’s first advisory in 13 years, citing the urgency of the opioid epidemic
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Indianapolis joins cohort of big cities exploring cutting-edge transportation ideas
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Expansion underway at Fitness Park in Huntington
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Allen County commissioners OK 667 single-family homes for Huntertown area
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Economic win for Orange County: 300 new jobs by 2021
Jasper Group has started hiring for logistics, IT, engineering, customer service, manufacturing and corporate positions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Darlington Town Council takes aim at wind turbines
The new ordinance states a wind turbine noise level cannot exceed 38 decibels
Friday, April 6, 2018
Madison County raises bridge tax by 1 cent
Engineer: $3 million needed yearly to maintain its 220 bridges
Friday, April 6, 2018
Purdue report: State faces 'substantial health challenges' due to climate change
“But significant warming is likely even if society makes major efforts to slow climate change,” the report concludes
Friday, April 6, 2018
CSX cited for blocked Anderson railroad crossing; city's fine can range from $50 to $500
Friday, April 6, 2018
High school students hope to give Logansport farmers market sign a facelift
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Legacy Fund request reveals details of Fort Wayne's Electric Works project
Total cost to redevelop the former General Electric facility's west campus south of downtown is $220,989,800
Thursday, April 5, 2018
306 Riverfront District opens to residents as Kokomo plans downtown trail work
Developers expect about 70 percent of the residents to come from outside Howard County
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
4 things Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said in his 7th State of the City address
The last time the city had a major update to its rezoning code was in 1962
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Logansport officials OK homebuyer assistance program
Initiative to offer financial and educational help
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Only 10 Indiana airports have ground-based air traffic controllers
Pilots communicate with others on radio frequencies
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Indianapolis rushes to use $3 million by end of 2018 to raze abandoned houses
In 2015, just 15 houses in Indianapolis came down, according to the city’s land bank
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Zionsville co-working center zWORKS gears up for expansion
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
State to provide $125 million to improve safety at rail crossings
Indiana is in the top five of the most grade crossings in North America, State Rep. Ed Soliday says
Tuesday, April 3, 2018






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