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One Region retreat

One Region retreat

Kay Nelson, of the Northwest Indiana Forum, left, takes notes while Regional Development Authority member Harley Snyder and Crown Point Community Foundation Executive Director Pat Huber listen to a discussion on the most important issues facing Northwest Indiana. They were among about 70 lea…

October 23, 2014 5:58 pm

NWI Forum representative will speak at Lakeshore Chamber meeting

HAMMOND | Representatives from the Northwest Indiana Forum will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting, set for April 30.

April 12, 2014 12:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail will improve jobs, environment

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Expanding rail will improve jobs, environment

The Northwest Indiana Forum continues to support the South Shore commuter rail service in its current structure as well as the present recommendations to consider expansion.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Environmentalists fighting invasive species

Environmentalists fighting invasive species

While not everyone agrees on which method is best, elected officials and federal agencies are working now more than ever to find solutions to the Asian carp invasion.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Shutting down waterways sounds fishy

As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

NIRPC environmental committee declines stance on Illiana vote

PORTAGE | The environmental committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday discussed the proposed Illiana Expressway without agreeing to a recommendation for a vote by the full board.

December 05, 2013 7:46 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Indiana must plan to protect water resources

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Indiana must plan to protect water resources

Just how much water is in Indiana?

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Grand Calumet River getting grand cleanup

In the mid-1990s I was working for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Staff members there informed me they envisioned a long-term project to assess the environmental conditions of the Grand Calumet River from the state line to the Marquette Park lagoons and to restore the Gr…

April 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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IDEM head questions accuracy of One Region environmental report

PORTAGE | Indiana's chief environmental official is bashing a chapter in a locally produced report on the region's environmental quality and progress, questioning its methodology and accuracy.

February 10, 2013 5:30 pm

Local leaders participate in Great Lakes conference

Local representatives addressing a conference on the Great Lakes in Cleveland this week said they will return to the region with a host of topics to discuss with area leaders.

September 13, 2012 12:45 pm

Report says Illinois, Indiana make the grade for air quality

An Indiana Department of Environmental Management report issued this week shows all Indiana and Illinois counties and cities meet federal standards for air quality.

April 19, 2012 7:47 am
Northwest Indiana Forum Promotes Region Advantages

Northwest Indiana Forum Promotes Region Advantages

Mark Maassel, president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum, makes sure the world knows that NWI is more than just a great place to visit, live, work and raise a family-it's a prime location for private and commercial business/industry.

March 05, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: 2011 was good year environmentally

GUEST COMMENTARY: 2011 was good year environmentally

Last year was a very good year environmentally for Northwest Indiana. Not the opening line you expected? Let's take a trip down memory lane.

February 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Guard against invaders, but not at all costs

In May, I introduced readers to the issue of aquatic invasive species — specifically Asian carp. Much since has been reported, and a new report seems to create larger issues for Northwest Indiana.

November 13, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must cooperate to protect Great Lakes

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must cooperate to protect Great Lakes

Lake Michigan is the crown jewel of Northwest Indiana's quality of life. It is our lifeblood -- supplying our drinking water, providing a recreational setting and supporting our economy. All of us have a responsibility to protect and preserve this natural and national treasure.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Approve NIPSCO rate increase

NIPSCO is suffering a bashing over its request for an electric rate increase.

April 11, 2011 12:00 am
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