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Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Lawmakers send business tax cut package to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a package of business tax cuts, during its final meeting of the year Thursday, that supporters believe will create jobs by making Indiana stand out as a low-tax haven for companies.

March 13, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

Jobs – secure, well-paying jobs – help to build and solidify a community.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Survey residents to learn their concerns

Calumet City officials conducted a survey of residents last month on a variety of issues. This is something other communities should consider.

November 22, 2013 12:05 am
"Do you believe Northwest Indiana is a good place to live?"

"Do you believe Northwest Indiana is a good place to live?"

Region views on Northwest Indiana

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Environmental progress has been made in NWI

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Environmental progress has been made in NWI

On Oct. 9, the Quality of Life Indicators Report was released. An excellent tool for initiating dialogue, the report has shown time after time, it truly can be difficult to measure perceptions related to the 10 indicators. It is that challenge I would like to ask you to help us address.

October 21, 2012 12:00 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
GUEST COMMENTARY: For businesses, quality of life matters most

GUEST COMMENTARY: For businesses, quality of life matters most

When it comes to the quality of life in Indiana, we take pride in our Hoosier hospitality, fields of fresh produce and well-manicured lawns. Who needs mountains and oceans when you've got competitive Little League teams and nice community events on the weekends?

October 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indicators point way for improved quality of life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indicators point way for improved quality of life

On Oct. 9, Northwest Indiana will be provided with another opportunity to assess where it’s going and, perhaps, how it ought to proceed with respect to several quality of life indicators.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts background helps generate creative solutions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts background helps generate creative solutions

A look around Northwest Indiana quickly proves we value the arts. Whether it’s the West Side Theatre Guild in Gary, the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University or the sculpture gard…

July 22, 2012 12:00 am
Legacy Foundation funds nearly $1.1 million in grants and scholarships

Legacy Foundation funds nearly $1.1 million in grants and scholarships

MERRILLVILLE | Legacy Foundation funded nearly $1.1 million in grants and scholarships during the first six months of 2012.

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Educator panel says navigating excellence a complex process

Educator panel says navigating excellence a complex process

CROWN POINT | A focused, involved, successful student is not an accident, Dr. William Washington said at Friday's Quality of Life Council quarterly meeting.

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Quality of Life appoints Andrea Pearman to Board of Directors

Quality of Life appoints Andrea Pearman to Board of Directors

CROWN POINT | Diversified Marketing Strategies, Inc.(DMS) President and CEO Andrea Pearman has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the Quality of Life Council.

August 22, 2011 9:36 am

Business leaders cite three legs of growth in NWI

Sustaining economic growth in Northwest Indiana relies on three legs: attracting new businesses to the area, retaining and expanding current businesses, and innovation. Last Friday, three business leaders talked about each.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am

One Region, One Vision, Ouality of Life Council explore joint action

MERRILLVILLE | The One Region, One Vision grassroots initiative launched by The Times in 2008 and the long-established Quality of Life Council may join forces -- both to add power to mutual goals and reduce overlap.

May 06, 2011 7:45 pm

Leadership Northwest Indiana accepting applications

Twice each year, a class of men and women, representing a variety of backgrounds, industry sectors, organizations and communities, is chosen to participate in Leadership Northwest Indiana — a program of leadership development. This program is instructed and attended by many of Northwest Indi…

November 30, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Volunteering is key to essential services

American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, Catholic Charities, Daughters of Penelope, Everybody Counts,... Salvation Army, Taltree Arboretum, United Way... These are just a  fraction of the non-profit and service agencies in Northwest Indiana that significantly influence our quality o…

July 25, 2010 12:00 am
Gary: Groundswell of residents create opportunities, quality of life from inside out

Gary: Groundswell of residents create opportunities, quality of life from inside out

A growing group of people see great potential for investing, attaining a good quality of life in Gary. They also see untapped possibilities to create art and a cultural scene unique to the region.

July 11, 2010 12:05 am Photos

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