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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity if you aren’t hosting an internship program. Missing out on increased productivity, new creative energy and an efficient recruiting strategy, yes – bu…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm
Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related

Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

Two years ago this February, Indiana legislators passed a measure prohibiting compulsory union dues and fees. Ever since then, good economic news for Hoosiers has been rolling in.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am
Region senator skeptical of Pence tax conference

Region senator skeptical of Pence tax conference

INDIANAPOLIS | The top region Democrat on the State Budget Committee isn't expecting much good to come Tuesday from Republican Gov. Mike Pence's Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference.

June 23, 2014 5:30 pm
Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | As cities across the country increase the minimum wage businesses must pay their employees, Northwest Indiana communities won't be joining the trend — it's illegal.

June 18, 2014 5:30 pm Related
New jobs nudge NWI economy ahead

New jobs nudge NWI economy ahead

New jobs boosted the Northwest Indiana economy in March and April, with an index of region economic growth showing the economy here outperformed that of both the state and nation.

June 12, 2014 11:38 pm Related
History of poverty tells a complex tale

History of poverty tells a complex tale

On an unseasonably cool, gray, rainy day in mid-May, a long line of people stood for up to three hours waiting for food outside the Moose Lodge along Broadway Street in Chesterton.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

Pence sweetens on stimulus as state benefits

INDIANAPOLIS | When it comes to federal spending for Indiana projects, Gov. Mike Pence is discovering the view from his Statehouse desk is a lot different from his old stomping ground in the U.S. House.

June 01, 2014 6:00 pm Video Photos

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College grads need time, tools, connections in search

College grads need time, tools, connections in search

Helping connect graduates to jobs for 14 years, Sharese Dudley-Mora said positions are available, it just takes longer to locate them.

May 31, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Indiana Career Council nearing consensus on strategic plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Career Council is putting the finishing touches on a strategic plan aimed at encouraging more Hoosiers to complete post-high school education or job training programs that meet the needs of the state's employers.

May 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

Study: Gay marriage would grow Indiana economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's economy would grow by nearly $40 million over three years and the state would reap an extra $2.7 million in sales tax revenue if marriage between same-sex couples was legalized, a new study found.

May 27, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Region experts weigh in on minimum wage debate

Region experts weigh in on minimum wage debate

As debate continues to swirl around boosting the federal minimum wage, region experts offer their insights into the proposed increase’s effects.

May 24, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Pence touts work components of Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

Pence touts work components of Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is focusing on his goal to assist low-income, working Hoosiers in purchasing private health insurance, as he strives to convince conservative allies and critics that his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 isn't a government entitlement program.

May 19, 2014 4:00 pm Video

Indiana lawmakers to study effects of casino competition

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will study the ongoing and potential impacts of increased competition for Indiana's gaming industry, including the effects of a potential Chicago casino on riverboats in Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm

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