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RICH JAMES: It doesn't take courage to ignore a problem

RICH JAMES: It doesn't take courage to ignore a problem

Indiana has more than $2 billion in the bank, and its roads and bridges are crumbling at an ever-increasing rate.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Indiana roads, bridges hit funding potholes

EDITORIAL: Indiana roads, bridges hit funding potholes

Indiana has a long way to go to bring its roads and bridges up to shape, the Indiana Department of Transportation says. Anyone who has driven on area roads — or who has wanted to drive on the Cline Avenue Bridge — knows this is true.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana should consider land-based casinos

Indiana's casino industry is weakening and needs help from the state government to shore it up.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: GOP-dug hole could sink region incumbents

RICH JAMES: GOP-dug hole could sink region incumbents

One might say that the outcome of some of the contests on the Nov. 4 ballot was decided in February 2014.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Ritz is right to launch drive for texts

RICH JAMES: Ritz is right to launch drive for texts

Every time my bank balance gets down to the point where I probably shouldn’t risk bouncing a check, I get to thinking about the $2 billion Indiana has in the bank.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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July 27, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Historic bridge a symbol of troubled infrastructure waters

MARC CHASE: Historic bridge a symbol of troubled infrastructure waters

Lake County's Range Line Road bridge is a throwback in every sense of the word.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: State should fulfill promise of Cline Ave. bridge rebuild

Where, oh where is the Cline Avenue Expressway bridge?

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: I fight for Hammond, make no apologies

GUEST COMMENTARY: I fight for Hammond, make no apologies

In last Sunday’s Forum section of The Times, former Executive Editor William Nangle wrote a column criticizing my stances on several important issues and taking me to task from both a policy and personal standpoint. I'm sure many people expected me to immediately respond in an angry manner t…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region's future.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Demo company denies liability for Indiana Harbor damage

HAMMOND | A demolition company is denying responsibility for damage to the Indiana Harbor Canal in East Chicago during demolition of the Cline Avenue Bridge in 2012, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court this week.

June 12, 2014 1:02 pm
RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

Just a week ago, the front page of this newspaper provided a microcosm of what Indiana is all about.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Invest in infrastructure, starting in NWI

Steel executives were in Washington recently to push for additional spending on infrastructure. That's what the nation needs to give a strong boost to the economy.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Explosives firm sued over Cline Ave. bridge demolition

Explosives firm sued over Cline Ave. bridge demolition

HAMMOND | Walsh Construction Company filed suit in federal court this week claiming an explosives firm erred when demolishing the Cline Avenue bridge in 2012, which cost Walsh and other companies money.

March 20, 2014 10:00 am
Cline Avenue Bridge still in planning stage

Cline Avenue Bridge still in planning stage

Owners of the former Cline Avenue Bridge right of way say construction of a new bridge will start this year, even though important steps such as raising up to $250 million are not yet complete.

March 18, 2014 4:40 pm
MARC CHASE: Mayor maintains (anti) social media presence

MARC CHASE: Mayor maintains (anti) social media presence

As the mayor of the region's biggest city eyes a run for higher office, he might want to consult a neighboring school district on social media etiquette.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

NWI has already paid for Cline Avenue bridge

Surprise is not the word for it, but it’s the only thing I can say.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Cline Avenue Bridge views remain mixed

A hearing on the proposed Cline Avenue Bridge on Wednesday within 1 mile of the demolished structure showed the same divisions remain when it comes to its planned replacement.

February 19, 2014 6:15 pm

NIRPC hears public on Cline Avenue Bridge

The private investment group that owns the former Cline Avenue Bridge right-of-way anticipates beginning construction of a new toll bridge this year, according to a top area planner.

February 18, 2014 3:00 pm
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