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April 7, 2017

 

The lights around the dome used to be incandescent, but after a recent renovation they're now all LED.

West Baden Hotel Unveils Renovation To Historic Dome

Guests can also now see a nightly virtual light show thanks to all-new LEDs surrounding the dome's interior.

April 7, 2017

 

Electricity Meter

Co-Op Members Head To Polls Saturday For UDWI Election

Electric cooperatives are designed to operate like a democracy, but some ratepayers say they feel like their opinion doesn't matter.

April 7, 2017

 

A Food Truck Friday in July, 2016.

Food Truck Friday Kicks Off Season At New Location

The Bloomington tradition kicked off Friday at the First United Methodist Church parking lot.

April 6, 2017

 

Current law only allows liquor stores and restaurants to sell cold beer.

Ricker’s Cold Beer Controversy Gets Murkier As House Kills Bill

The controversy over Ricker’s convenience stores’ ability to sell cold beer and hard alcohol grew more contentious.

April 6, 2017

 

Some cities are considering regulating short-term rentals like those made popular by VRBO.

Short-term Rentals Bill Passes Senate

The measure regulates short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO. It now moves to conference committee.

April 6, 2017

 

House Chambers

More Changes As House And Senate Amend Cold Beer Sales Bills

A battle is brewing at the Statehouse as lawmakers try to keep legislation alive that addresses a loophole used by Ricker's convenience store to sell cold beer.

April 5, 2017

 

A worker assembles caskets on a factory floor in Batesville.

Regulatory, Workforce Worries Amplified For Indiana Manufacturers

President Donald Trump is touting a new survey that shows record optimism among factory owners – a rosier picture than a similar Ind. survey painted last fall.

April 4, 2017

 

Beer

Cold Beer Kerfuffle Puts Restaurant Alcohol Permits On Hold

Indiana's Alcohol and Tobacco Commission approved a temporary hold on 367 renewals on Tuesday.

April 4, 2017

 

Source: National Partnership for Women & Families analysis of U.S. Census Bureau Data.

Analysis: Indiana Has 12th Highest Gender Wage Gap

The report says Indiana women lose a combined total of nearly $16 billion each year.

April 4, 2017

 

Miller Beer

Ricker’s Can Keep Selling Cold Beer For Now Under Bill Change

Ricker’s can keep its two permits, but when those permits are up for renewal at year’s end, the rules will be different.

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