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Bureau Of Motor Vehicles

Two groups meet new state license plate standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Just two out of seven requests for new special group license plates won approval Tuesday by a legislative committee tasked with ensuring groups with plates meet strict quality standards.

July 22, 2014 6:50 pm
Naked man spotted on roof of BMV arrested in Portage

Naked man spotted on roof of BMV arrested in Portage

PORTAGE | Portage police arrested a man reportedly running naked in the area of Willowcreek and Lute roads early Tuesday evening.

April 02, 2014 4:48 pm

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in school parking lots and funding to expand the South…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Portage mayor seeks bonding to pave roads

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder handed a list of city streets needing paving to members of the City Council's Ways and Means Committee this week.

November 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Lawmakers consider upping penalties for uninsured motorists

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers driving without auto insurance soon could find themselves facing steep fines or even stranded at the side of the road as their uninsured vehicles are impounded.

August 09, 2013 6:30 pm
Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

Beyond Bennett, Democrats demand investigation of more state scandals

INDIANAPOLIS | Top Democrats in the Indiana General Assembly are using the Tony Bennett school grade-changing scandal to demand a broader investigation of the state's Republican-controlled executive branch.

August 08, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Sluggish sales may force end to some group license plates

INDIANAPOLIS | At least 25 of the 92 groups represented on specialty Indiana license plates are set to lose their plates in 2015 if they remain unable to sell at least 500 new or renewal plates each year.

July 30, 2013 6:00 pm Related
PHIL WIELAND: Gay rights in Indiana more than a mammoth task

PHIL WIELAND: Gay rights in Indiana more than a mammoth task

The recent discovery of a mammoth in such good condition that its blood was still in a liquid state raises the question of whether a prehistoric creature will someday be found in such pristine condition it can actually be revived.

July 18, 2013 8:38 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: What is the cost of controversy?

BRIAN HOWEY: What is the cost of controversy?

What is the cost of controversy to you, the taxpayer?

July 07, 2013 12:00 am
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Life in the Not-So-Fast Lane

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Life in the Not-So-Fast Lane

Most people marvel at how much our lives have changed. We have our own personal phone numbers (assigned to us by employers or phone services), that we respond to 24/7 by voice or in writing on tiny keyboards embedded in hand-held computers that are so miniscule and so frequently lost that mo…

June 26, 2013 4:56 pm

Pence ties state agency budgets to performance

INDIANAPOLIS | State agencies meeting or beating performance targets will be permitted to spend nearly their full appropriations under a management plan announced Monday by Gov. Mike Pence.

June 17, 2013 6:30 pm Related

Indiana license branches shut Saturday for computer work

INDIANAPOLIS | All Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday for a statewide computer maintenance project.

June 12, 2013 12:05 am

Veteran college progams among new laws signed by Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans should have an easier time navigating the state's universities thanks to a new law sponsored by state Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh, D-Crown Point, that was signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 14, 2013 8:33 pm Related

Group license plate reforms clear Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Senate voted 48-0 Tuesday for a Northwest Indiana lawmaker's plan reforming the process for issuing special group license plates.

March 12, 2013 6:30 pm Related

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Soliday license plate plan wins House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | It took an extra year, but the Indiana House on Tuesday voted 92-6 for a plan by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, intended to bring order to the state's special group license plates.

February 12, 2013 7:45 pm Related

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House panel unanimously OKs Soliday license plate proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | It turns out a region lawmaker's proposal to overhaul the process for issuing special group license plates isn't so controversial after all.

February 06, 2013 6:45 pm Related

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PHIL WIELAND: Indiana needs fewer license plates -- and legislators

Leave it to the Indiana Legislature to try to solve a problem by making it worse.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am

Soliday delays House vote on license plate plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A second attempt by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, to impose order on the process for issuing special group license plates ran into a temporary roadblock Wednesday over the issue of gay pride.

January 30, 2013 6:45 pm Related

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Signature may no longer be needed on vehicle registration

INDIANAPOLIS | A puzzling requirement of Indiana's vehicle registration law may be headed for the dustbin of history.

January 29, 2013 5:30 pm Related

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