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People: Region becoming more diverse in race and how residents live

People: Region becoming more diverse in race and how residents live

In 2004, experts said Northwest Indiana's Achilles' heel was its division of racial groups.

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Transportation: Public transit ailing in Northwest Indiana

Transportation: Public transit ailing in Northwest Indiana

Transportation is going downhill fast in Northwest Indiana, with the failure of regional bus provider easygo Lake Transit casting a pall over efforts to improve mass transit, according to the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am Photos

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Culture: NWI cultural landscape expanding, improving

Culture: NWI cultural landscape expanding, improving

Northwest Indiana's cultural landscape shows signs of brightening in a study measuring quality of life in the region.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am
ENVIRONMENT: Environment improving, but needs planning with a broader scope

ENVIRONMENT: Environment improving, but needs planning with a broader scope

Residents can be "cautiously optimistic" about the region's environmental progress of the last decade, but more should be done to ensure further improvements, according to the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am

Housing: Region needs wider mix of affordable housing

A need for a wider mix of affordable housing options exists in Northwest Indiana, according to the 2012 Quality of Life Indicators Report.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am

ECONOMY: Workforce must change to keep pace with evolving economy

While signs point to Northwest Indiana's economy undergoing a transformation, business leaders said the region needs to improve its job creation, workforce training and overall wages.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am
Government: Inefficiency, corruption plague NWI government

Government: Inefficiency, corruption plague NWI government

Sparse evidence of government reform, inefficient use of dwindling resources and a pall of public corruption continue to inhibit Northwest Indiana local government in 2012, according to a new regional report.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am
PUBLIC SAFETY: Violent crime generally declining, but Lake County's murder rate remains alarming

PUBLIC SAFETY: Violent crime generally declining, but Lake County's murder rate remains alarming

That Lake County's urban center remains notorious for the highest murder rate in the region -- despite a general decline in violent crime across the region -- is no surprise.

October 09, 2012 11:00 am
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