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August 15, 2018


Vigo County Council Approves Local Tax Increase To Fund New County Jail

The Vigo County Council approved a 0.75 percent tax increase.

August 15, 2018


Ask The Mayor: Bloomington’s Hamilton On Convention Center, Housing

I-69 substantial completion date pushed back, the dispute between the city and county over the convention center hotel developer and the city's $6 million investment into affordable housing.

August 15, 2018


Evansville Officials Back Project For WWII Troop Ship Move

The former site of the Tropicana Evansville casino boat will become the dock site of the LST 325 troop landing ship.

August 14, 2018


Indianapolis Declares Gun Violence Is Public Health Issue

Gun violence is now recognized as a public health issue in Indianapolis, after the City County Council passed a non-binding resolution Monday. 

August 14, 2018


Donnelly Set To Meet With Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) will meet Wednesday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Donnelly says he feels prepared for the meeting – even as other Democrats criticize the GOP for a lack of transparency.

August 14, 2018


Plan Commission Sends East Side Development To City Council Without Recommendation

Two proposed developments, one on Bloomington's far east side and one on the north side, could add more than 1,400 new bedrooms to city housing stock.

August 13, 2018


Boston Scientific Primed For Spencer Expansion

After the expected hires, Boston Scientific will be the largest employer in town.

August 13, 2018


Indiana Attorney General May Have Violated Law In Ad

An ethics statute says state officeholders can use their office title in connection with ads pertaining to official business, but they cannot use their names.

August 13, 2018


Roncalli High School Threatens Guidance Counselor’s Job Over Same-Sex Marriage

The school says those it employs must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teachings.

August 11, 2018


State Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss Medical Marijuana

A Republican state lawmaker says medical marijuana legalization is a realistic goal for the 2019 session.

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