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EDITORIAL: Giving parents options
Monday, December 18, 2017
Opioids and babies: Hoosiers at greater risk at birth of withdrawal syndrome
State study pushing for standard screenings of pregnant mothers, babies
Monday, December 18, 2017
Alcoa, Boonville spar over coal mining regulations
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Holcomb pledges state safety board will act on carbon monoxide detectors
Just one of 12 states that doesn't require them in homes and apartments
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Elwood facade program restores downtown glory
The architecture is a statement is what the city values and how it looks,' Madison County historian suggests
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Pendleton gets $500,000 from state to improve downtown retail facades
The grant requires 25 percent in matching funds from owners
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Indianapolis technology consultant adding 116 employees to local workforce
Friday, December 15, 2017
Will state veto St. Joseph County's carbon monoxide detector law?
Friday, December 15, 2017
EDITORIAL: Civilians don't need AR-15s
Friday, December 15, 2017
Governor open to treating Indiana's 'first dog' with CBD oil, if needed
Friday, December 15, 2017
Commission seeking $24.2 million grant to build trail across Northwest Indiana
Much of its western part goes through industrial areas of Hammond, Gary and East Chicago
Friday, December 15, 2017
Lake County moves forward with 2-week parental leave program
Friday, December 15, 2017
Don't look for change in law on cold beer sales in Indiana
Commission chair says changes needed before sales expanded
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Muncie schools not only ECI district with declining enrollment
Forty percent of all of Indiana's public schools have deficits
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Holcomb grants paid parental leave for state employees starting in 2018
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Home building permits hit October 2017 record in Cedar Lake
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Chicago firm to manage Indiana's $250 million 'Next Level' trust fund
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
State takes full control of Muncie Community Schools
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
'Silent victims' are survivors of Lafayette's heroin crisis
Tippecanoe County CASA was one of eight programs in Indiana selected to pilot the juvenile case assessment tool
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Lawsuit could alter Indiana public defender rules
Johnson County case centers on problems contacting lawyers
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Debate over marijuana-derived oils continues in Indiana
Long says legislators will review attorney general's opinion before deciding whether to revise the law during the new  session that starts in January
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Coast Guard approves I-69 Evansville-Henderson Ohio River crossing bridge options
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
INTO THE LIGHT: Awareness, school programs keys to preventing child sexual abuse
Child sexual abuse is considered by some experts to be a preventable public health problem
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Monroe County needle exchange extended, opioid awareness commission named
Developing an overdose response plan that other communities can follow faced by Bloomington over the summer
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Five Indiana counties OK Our Southern Indiana Regional Development Authority board
Now the eighth established RDA in the state and first to be formed since 2015
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: State safety board not living up to name
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Corporate tax refunds cause Indiana to miss revenue target for fifth month in a row
Holcomb earlier directed state agencies to hold back 3 percent of planned spending in case tax collections did not meet expectations
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
EDITORIAL: Strong stance for openness
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Howard County Council says no to J-turns, and urges U.S. 31 freeway completion
Resolution directs Holcomb, McGinness to focus on roadway stretching north to south
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
INTO THE DARK: 'Every bit as troubling as the opioid crisis:' Sex crimes against children
Madison County, which ranks 13th in population among Indiana counties, had the fourth-most convictions for sexual assault against children in the state over the past nine years
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
STEALING INNOCENCE Offenders seize opportunities, groom targets for sex crimes against children
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
COMMENTARY: The benefits of being well-connected
With Indiana lacking a bike trail network, task force studies remedies to missing links
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Indiana teachers union wants lawmakers to support students, respect teachers
Monday, December 11, 2017
OPINION: Santa moving from North Pole
Eye on the pie
Monday, December 11, 2017
Illinois DNR approves permit allowing Gibson Mine to expand into Illinois
Sunday, December 10, 2017
New electronic logging device laws and how they might affect livestock owners
If it’s a business and the intent is to make money,  it’s considered interstate commerce, ISP officer says
Sunday, December 10, 2017
State legislators must file annual economic interest statements
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Cass County to implement juvenile detention alternatives
GPS monitoring could substitute for jail after arrest
Saturday, December 9, 2017
2017-18 flu season expected to pack punch if Australia's experience is a guide
“If you're over 6 months old and you're breathing, you should get a flu shot,” says Allen County health commisioner
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Rep. Jeff Ellington files bill to double Monroe County innkeepers tax to 10%
County council considering 1 percent food and beverage tax again
Saturday, December 9, 2017
EDITORIAL: Graduation criteria leave questions unanswered
Saturday, December 9, 2017
There's a Hoosier connection on nation's health policy
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Vice President Mike Pence among at least seven Hoosiers working on national health policy
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Plagued with problems, Dubois County jail rated obsolete: Overcrowded and understaffed
National Institute of Corrections respresentative says, “You talk about helping inmates getting treatment but inmates are not getting the treatment while in jail”
Friday, December 8, 2017
Indiana Horse Racing Commission awaits paperwork on sale of state's two racinos
Thursday, December 7, 2017
EDITORIAL: Indiana's population decline in rural counties has viable solution
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Indian engineering firm picks Columbus for 500-worker headquarters
It expects to hire 100 employees in Indiana within a year of establishing operations
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
St. Joseph County leads state in untested rape kits
Audit shows 2,650 Indiana cases languish; 478 here
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Old Gary school center is a haven for illegal dumping, and cost broke district money
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Indiana state school superintendent outlines 2018 policy priorities
Lowered compulsory school age, flexible teacher licensing on list
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
La Porte City Council mulls redistricting reform, then tables proposal urging it
“They need our leadership,” councilman says of Indiana Legislature
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
COMMENTARY: Hidden victims: The impact of opioid use on children and families
Collaborations among local, state and federal agencies are developing new cross-cutting partnerships and interventions
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Holcomb still waiting on federal approval for Healthy Indiana Plan work mandate
Monday, December 4, 2017
Holcomb wants Hoosiers to embrace economic change by preparing for jobs of the future
Says the 1 million-plus Hoosiers who either began but did not finish a college degree or never graduated from high school — need to "skill up"
Monday, December 4, 2017
Proposed formula changes concern local superintendents about high school grad rates
Monday, December 4, 2017
Municipal growth or unwelcome intrusion? NWI towns strategize future through annexation
Some communities grow to prevent being swallowed up by larger towns and cities
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Southern Indiana leaders: Affordable housing supply tight in region
"Vast majority" that earn below the median area income aren't living in non-public housing that is affordable to them
Sunday, December 3, 2017
EDITORIAL: State offers head start on computing
Sunday, December 3, 2017
'Future of the teaching world:' Cadet program helps address teacher shortage
Course encourages high school students to pursue education degree
Sunday, December 3, 2017
EDITORIAL: Research should guide compulsory school age
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Local alcohol businesses sick of regulatory changes
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch to discuss concerns with ATC
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Hoosier lawmakers unlikely to address cold beer issue after commission fails to back change
"Never have I seen a bill that was positive about the impact of alcohol on our society," says Berne legislator
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Federally funded training program graduates hundreds into manufacturing jobs
More than 531 have gone on to work at manufacturers in the Lafayette region like Subaru and Caterpillar
Friday, December 1, 2017
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams supports studying medical marijuana
Indiana legislator expected to introduce bill widening availability of CBD
Friday, December 1, 2017
NIPSCO $900,000 fine is largest ever by Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Precision Medical expands into Wabash County
Thursday, November 30, 2017
COMMENTARY: An audit of GOP majority on General Assembly's Organization Day for 2018
Statehouse mostly mulls bills benefiting special interests
Thursday, November 30, 2017
EPA plans $22.6 million cleanup for contaminated East Chicago industrial land
Agency says area is contaminated with arsenic, lead, zinc and cadmium
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Indiana state schools chief backs compulsory school age of 5
The proposal has been held up by legislators who, first, question the costs for requiring more classrooms and teachers
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Solar panels will help reduce energy costs in Bloomington parks
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Austin's Terry Goodin chosen Indiana House Minority Leader, wants look at gerrymandering
Common Cause often points to Goodin's own District 66 as an example of gerrymandering
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
OPINION: Real challenges on opioid addiction lie ahead
It is better to simply understand that effective treatment of addicts and a reduction of rates of opioid drug use are less expensive than not intervening
Monday, November 27, 2017
Indiana Supreme Court justices strive for consensus in their rulings
In 2017 fiscal year, 77 percent of the 73 rulings were unanimously decided by the Hoosier judges
Monday, November 27, 2017
NWI Region is home to many of Indiana's most populous towns - but should they be cities?
According to the State Board of Accounts there are 119 cities and 447 towns in Indian
Monday, November 27, 2017
Needle exchange: Tippecanoe County could be third Indiana county to ditch it
West Lafayette has strained to keep the needle exchange at arm’s length
Sunday, November 26, 2017
I-65 construction in Clark County to end next week after two years
Sunday, November 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Preparing our students for more than just workforce
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Indiana Attorney general's statement adds to confusion over CBD oil
Doctor: “This was an alternative that was safe and effective, and now I’m in an ethical place that I don’t know what to do.”
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Rental hosts profit from IU football weekends
But few Airbnb operators paying county innkeeper’s tax as required
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Pendleton development plan would dangle liquor licenses at a deep discount
Is this lure for new business unfair to those already there?
Sunday, November 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Raising the pressure on Indiana's smoking habit
Lawmakers should at least debate state’s tobacco age
Sunday, November 26, 2017
EDITORIAL: Hoosiers, get ready for jobs to change
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Indiana Attorney General makes statement on CBD
Saturday, November 25, 2017
How did chemicals get in water near two Evansville schools?
"There is nothing to indicate the schools are at risk at this time"
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Insurance giant adding 400 jobs in $14 million expansion in Carmel
Friday, November 24, 2017
Union County officials reject income study - at least for now
Friday, November 24, 2017
New federal law puts states in charge of education. But how exactly will it work?
But how much of the law is new, and how much is a rehash of previous federal requirements?
Friday, November 24, 2017
Montgomery County Health Department begins distributing Narcan
Workshops planned as county reports 53 overdoses in past month
Friday, November 24, 2017
How local taxpayers might pay for a bigger Vanderburgh County jail and more staff
One solution to solve overcrowded conditions would cost $15 million
Friday, November 24, 2017
COMMENTARY: Well, Indiana messed this one up
Thursday, November 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Gun show loophole needs to be closed
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Superintendents and experts assess how new federal education law may affect their districts
Indiana Superintendent Jennifer McCormick has been traveling the state for several months with the sole purpose of discussing Indiana's ESSA plan with school officials
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Plans unveiled by Crown Point legislator for tougher day care licensing rules
Thursday, November 23, 2017
'Funding is desperately needed' to combat opioid crisis, Lake County coroner says
Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds stressed the importance of education and prevention in tackling the issue.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Commissioners formalize ethics rules for Monroe County officials, employees
Thursday, November 23, 2017
State legislators target shortage of foster families
Currently, 150 children in Indiana are waiting for foster care, says House Speaker Brian Bosma
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Opioid bills will put focus on prescription reform in Indiana
Among prescription reform efforts, pharmacists would be required to dispense prescription drugs in lockable bottles
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's legislative priorities on target
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: Prohibiting Sunday alcohol sales impedes commerce
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill finds cannabidiol illegal in state
That's despite Hoosier law authorizing limited use
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Roundabouts proliferating in Allen County, Fort Wayne
Wednesday, November 22, 2017






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