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Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Motorists travel along Interstate 94 near Martin Luther King Drive in Gary last sumer. Air pollution caused by auto emissions contributes to ozone, which is a health issue for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, but local officials say air quality is improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Legislative preview: transportation

Legislative preview: transportation

The two-year state budget Gov. Mike Pence signed in May grows state transportation spending by $210 million a year by dedicating 1 percent of state sales tax revenue and 100 percent of gas tax proceeds to roads. Experts say that's probably not enough to adequately maintain and develop Indian…

October 30, 2013 1:47 pm
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Motorists travel along the westbound lane of Interstate 94 near Martin Luther King Drive in Gary Tuesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is issuing a continuation of the Air Quality Action Day for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Air pollution caused by auto …

July 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Motorists travel along Interstate 94 near Martin Luther King Drive in Gary Tuesday afternoon. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is issuing a continuation of the Air Quality Action Day for Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Air pollution caused by auto emissions contributes …

July 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Mike Sheehan, of Portage mows grass at Airport Road near the Prairie Duneland Trail Tuesday in Portage The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is issuing a continuation of the Air Quality Action Day for Northwest Indiana. Waiting to do gas-powered lawn work until after 7 p.m. can …

July 16, 2013 4:19 pm
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