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Fourth Street Garage demo

Design plans for a new garage remain up in the air. The city is trying to acquire the property south of the garage through eminent domain.

A UAW member walks the picket line outside the GM plant in Bedford.

The GM and UAW agreement. Farmers struggling with low prices and bad weather are looking at solar power. And a school program that helps kids who would likely otherwise, slip through the cracks.

Racing pigeons at the Hoosier Loft.

LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department officials say a fire that destroyed a large bird loft and killed the 2,000 racing pigeons inside could have been electrical in nature, though the cause is still officially undetermined.

Indiana workforce development office

Indiana’s unemployment rate hit its best mark in nearly two decades in September, falling again to 3.2 percent. Yet the news isn't all good – other employment data struggled for the third month in a row.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa Federation of Labor Convention hosted by the AFL-CIO at the Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona, Iowa.

Of the many ways the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is different from his better-known rivals, there is this: his ingrained emotional restraint in a show-all-tell-all era.

The downtown Bloomington Transit Center.

A news release from the Bloomington Public Transportation Corp. says BT completed a 10-month route optimization study in July that analyzed ridership data and alternate route scenarios, among other things.

A generic shot of the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market.

The City of Bloomington is bringing in an outside group to resolve tensions surrounding the city-run farmer’s market.

Cynthia Ramlo, a member of the American Indian Studies Research Institute is helping create a K-12 language curriculum for the Assiniboine Tribe

Indiana University professors are working to prevent the extinction of an indigenous tribe’s native language.

Monroe County Hall of Fame Induction

The County Hall of Fame was created in 1976 as a project for the country's Bicentennial. It actively added members until 2011, but had been dormant since then.

east chicago meeting

Residential soil cleanup in East Chicago’s Superfund site is expected to wrap up next spring. But that isn’t the end of the Environmental Protection Agency’s work in the neighborhood.

UAW strike

Thousands of auto workers in Indiana will continue to strike at General Motors facilities while waiting to vote on a tentative contract.

Daisy Pham of Halo App pitches her business concept of a phone application for small-dollar loans to a panel of venture capitalists.

The competition is hosted by SoGal, a nonprofit that aims to connect diverse entrepreneurs with venture capital.

Police Vehicle Exterior

Police in central Indiana say a toddler found his mother's unsecured gun while she was out of the room and accidentally shot himself to death.

Ms. White Light

A new film from local production company Pigasus Pictures will debut this weekend at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

The Indiana Statehouse in the summer.

Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday about allowing nurses in Indiana to treat patients independently. It’s an issue lawmakers have explored for the past few years.

Activists with banner in Dunn Meadow

Join us this week for a conversation about recent climate strikes and what the future holds.

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Activists with banner in Dunn Meadow

Join us this week for a conversation about recent climate strikes and what the future holds.

A photo of Senator Richard Lugar smiling.

The U.S. House endorsed the proposal in a unanimous voice vote on Wednesday after the Senate approved it in July.

Stephen Volan

The session was the first of four scheduled meetings that will make up one long hearing on the UDO, which lays out the rules for land use and development in Bloomington.

solar panels

Bloomington’s local government operations make up less than 10 percent of the city’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. But of that 10 percent, most of the emissions come from moving and treating water and wastewater.

Man showing a parking spot that is accessible

One Bloomington resident expressed concern that as the city makes changes, people living with disabilities will be left behind.

The Indiana Statehouse in the summer.

A legislative study committee decided Wednesday not to recommend the General Assembly legalize cameras to catch speeding motorists in highway construction zones.

Curtis Hill

Hill's lawyers argue in legal filings that such testimony about unrelated events shouldn't be allowed at Hill's professional misconduct hearing next week.

UAW members at GM's Fort Wayne Assembly plant picket

Bargainers for General Motors and the United Auto Workers reached a tentative contract deal on Wednesday that could end a monthlong strike that brought the company's U.S. factories to a standstill.

Headshot of John Myers.

Hill’s office announced Friday that it would appeal Myers’ release.

Baby Box

Seymour police say a person walking their dog found the child Tuesday afternoon along a fence row about 20 yards from a road on Seymour's southeast side.

New America President and CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter

The International Economic Development Conference in Indianapolis this week aims to help attendees address workforce issues.

wayne township referendum

An analysis from the Legislative Services Agency shows schools that pass referendum measures focused on general school operations and programs pay their teachers more on average.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

The city should hear from a judge over the eminent domain hearing later this month, the mayor is presenting 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory report, and Switchyard Park is on track to open next month.

A graphic for the July 30 and 31 presidential democratic debates.

Follow along with NPR's live digital coverage of Tuesday night's Democratic primary debate, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

"I Voted" stickers at a polling place in Bloomington, Indiana.

Voter Registration Deputy Taylor Seagraves says the county recorded 57 walk-ins on the first day of early voting, whereas it usually sees no more than 20 on the first day of early voting for municipal elections.

Racing pigeons at the Hoosier Loft.

On their website, Hoosier Loft owners Jim and Kelly Ward say they are “heartbroken” about the fire, which effectively ended this year’s final weekend of the Hoosier Classic Million Dollar Race.

An mccsc school bus

Alyssa Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the Oct. 30, 2018, crash. She has pleaded not guilty.

A stock photo of a man blowing out cigarette or vape smoke.

The vaping product taxing debate includes whether the levy should be at the wholesale level or at retail locations, what the rate should be, and if it should be based on liquid amount or nicotine levels.

The Wayne County Courthouse in Richmond, Ind.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office filed felony charges against Mary York, including dangerous control of a child and depriving a child of necessary support. 

Notre Dame Golden Dome

Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins got behind the wheel of a truck Monday and dumped the final load of coal, which will likely burn through Wednesday.

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