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Drive-by' lawsuits or looking out for disabled?
Ohio man is a ‘tester’ for ADA standards
Monday, December 18, 2017
Vibrant Communities looks back at highlights of 2017, forward to 2018 with new survey
One of the goals in Middlebury is to provide citywide internet for its residents
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
Preliminary designs for $12 million Jasper Cultural Center released
Final project will match the brick and wood traditionally used in the city
Friday, December 15, 2017
WINDSTORM: Proposal to bring wind turbines to Cass County spurs debate
RES also wants to erect turbines in Fulton and Miami counties
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Who reports what if there's a sexual harassment allegation at Purdue
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Hancock County officials move $55 million jail project forward
Commissioners asking voters for input, putting question on May 2018 ballot
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
'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
City of Bloomington creates website to visualize regional data
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
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
Hoosier tech experts look at repeal of net neutrality
All consumers would see impact, professors say
Monday, December 11, 2017
COMMENTARY: A test of good municipal government
Monday, December 11, 2017
New owners envision a revived Alhambra Theatre in Evansville
Sunday, December 10, 2017
New owners envision a revived Alhambra Theatre in Evansville
Sunday, December 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: A unity of purpose on the homeless
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Cass County to implement juvenile detention alternatives
GPS monitoring could substitute for jail after arrest
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Final chemistry class held in shadow of Thomas Hart Benton mural at Indiana University
Artist’s intent was to show the role journalists played in exposing the Klan, which had infiltrated all levels of state government in the 1920s
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Lilly Endowment CEO: Businesses key in virtuous circle of community prosperity
Says companies should think about the long-term impact of their efforts and to coordinate a day of giving or volunteering with an organization that can continue the work
Friday, December 8, 2017
Help on the front lines of addiction in Monroe County
Peer recovery specialists to aid hospitalized overdose patients in connecting with services
Friday, December 8, 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
U.S. Postal Service pushes gift-tracking service as Christmas approaches
Informed Delivery System sends residents a picture of the envelopes and postcards that will arrive in their mailbox that day
Friday, December 8, 2017
Allen County Courthouse tours reveal overlooked beauty of 1902 Beaux Arts-style building
Thursday, December 7, 2017
City officials: Developments helping make Crown Point the true Hub City of Lake County
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Portage police join national addiction initiative; offering help to those addicted to drugs
"We are not going to arrest our way out of this problem," Police Chief Troy Williams said
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
New Castle unveils proposal for events and parking in downtown
Designed to be a low maintenance and kid friendly space and expands on existing downtown resources such as the Arts Park
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Plan filed for $100 million immigration detention center for Elkhart County
Initially, the detention center would consist of two buildings, a 1,152-bed building and a separate 88-bed “special management unit”
Wednesday, December 6, 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
Vestil Manufacturing expanding, building fourth facility in Angola
Monday, December 4, 2017
OPINION: Indiana doesn't have a jobs problem
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
Study begins looking for sites for National Civil Rights Hall of Fame in Gary
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Report suggests larger Bloomington convention center may bring more business to county
They are not profit makers, consultant says, and that is why public entities get in the business
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Clock ticking on action plan to bring Madison County jail up to state standards
"We're trying to run a jail with 280, and 80 of those people don't have beds," sheriff says
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Short-lived 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan to guide future of Bloomington travel
"Getting people to want to choose to ride transit instead of their own vehicle, it's a hard sell," IU campus bus operator says
Friday, December 1, 2017
IU Trustees approve $17.8 million renovation for Teter residence halls
Friday, December 1, 2017
Hoosier Uplands focuses on communities by funneling funds to them for improvements
“We already have applications for 2018 which will continue to improve our area in a wide range of ways," CEO says
Friday, December 1, 2017
Cedar Lake aims to create new lakefront downtown, fresh image with $150 million plan
Town Center would bring new businesses, a band shell, walking paths, a multiuse trail and athletic fields to Cedar Lake
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Key findings in Purdue internal report on Camp DASH
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
IU Southeast weighs-in on Greek life after Bloomington's ban
Students, staff say campus fraternities are in check
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
$100,000 campaign hopes to bring millennials to Greenfield
Matchbook Creative of Indianapolis to create a plan for marketing and branding the city and all it offers
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Solar panels will help reduce energy costs in Bloomington parks
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Some runners, walkers, bikers wonder if the Milwaukee Trail in Lawrence County is safe?
When a woman reported attack Saturday afternoon while traversing it, word of the incident circulated swiftly among users on social media
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
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
Gary considers convention center's future: 'It is a tremendous drain on the city'
Mayor suggests, without elaborating, that it could be converted into a portion of a future casino in Gary
Sunday, November 26, 2017
As Terre Haute examines parking, a look at Bloomington's experience
After a more than 30-year absence is generating more revenue for the city but reviews are mixed among businesses and customers
Sunday, November 26, 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
Downtown Lafayette shops resort to sandbags to stop flooding
Recently completed $5.5 million streetscape project may be cause
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
'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
Plan spells out future wants and needs for Floyd County: farmers, artisan markets tops
Overall, 88 percent taking survey said they were satisfied living in the community
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Hancock County residents raise concerns raised over $55 million jail proposal
New facility would cost about $300 per square foot, consulting firm says
Thursday, November 23, 2017
EDITORIAL: Holcomb's legislative priorities on target
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Roundabouts proliferating in Allen County, Fort Wayne
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Increase in Cass County inmates leads to rise in jail staff
Officials plan to expand facility
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Fulton County leaders vote down wind rules that could have allowed turbines
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Montgomery County Courthouse clocktower to become reality in 2018
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
OPINION: Indiana's population decline is no mystery
The actions that ultimately matter, like radically improving local schools, paving streets and fixing sidewalks, are hard and costly tasks
Monday, November 20, 2017
Delaware County J-turn intersection proposal draws criticism, INDOT responds
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Vehicular traffic up nearly 40 percent in past 10 years in Northwest Indiana
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Proposed fee for Indianapolis Mile Square property owners attracts opposition
Sunday, November 19, 2017
With drug crisis raging, Howard County works to stem tide of overdoses
Systems of Care: Community members create multi-layered plan of attack on opioid crisis
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Report: Bloomington's parking meters rake it in
Saturday, November 18, 2017
New software will allow South Shore riders to track their train
Saturday, November 18, 2017






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