INDIANAPOLIS | The company that administers the annual ISTEP+ standardized test in Hoosier schools will be asked to explain why its online system repeatedly crashed during the April-May student exam period.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
Senate Bill 585 brings some necessary reforms to Lake County -- changing the makeup of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority; requiring studies of the need for a trauma center, an academic medical center and a new port in Gary; and more. Left undone is the income tax necessary to …
INDIANAPOLIS | A controversial plan to have the General Assembly decide how revenue from a Lake County income tax could be spent likely is dead.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-Senate conference committee, made up mostly of Northwest Indiana lawmakers, remained far apart Tuesday following more than an hour of discussion on whether the General Assembly should lift the Lake County property tax levy freeze.
INDIANAPOLIS | The decision on whether the Lake County property tax levy freeze is lifted, even if the county doesn't enact an income tax, is now in the hands of state Sen. Ed Charbonneau, R-Valparaiso.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have decided for now to leave the debate over a Lake County income tax to the County Council, but plans for Gary airport board reforms and studies of a Steel City port and trauma hospital are in danger following a contentious House committee hearing.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation intended to entice the Lake County Council to finally enact an income tax is likely to be approved next week by the House Ways and Means Committee, but it's not yet clear what might be in it.
Longshoremen unload pieces of the world's most powerful crawler crane from a ship last July at the Port of Indiana in Portage. Shipping and industry are a key part of life in Portage.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, shown during calm waters last September, is a popular spot during high winds, when waves are spectacular.
Longshoremen unload pieces of a crawler crane from a ship at the Port of Indiana in Portage. Northwest Indiana could begin to feel the effects of the national economic recovery in six months, with the NWI Leading Index forecasting weak but positive growth ahead, according to Micah Pollak, an…
Shipping is a vital part of Northwest Indiana's economy, as this September photo of the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal shows.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that may someday boost Gary's economy and create jobs in the Steel City won unanimous approval from a Senate committee Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, is betting she can make Gary economic development legislation more palatable by rolling her proposal for a land-based casino into another gaming measure moving through the Senate.
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For 29 years, Marshall Bundrun has ministered to seafarers as chaplain at the Port of Indiana.
Marshall Bundrun holds copies of the Bible in various languages as well as a digital version on CD Tuesday at the International Seafarers Center. In addition to traditional ministerial duties, he serves as chauffer, assisting workers from around the globe with transportation to shopping, hea…
A small red cross hangs in the window of the Interntaional Seafarers Center in the Port of Indiana where for 29 years Marshall Bundrun has ministered to ship workers as chaplain at the Port and helped them navigate on shore.
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