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Griffith officials warn about 'hit list' found in elementary school

GRIFFITH | School officials warned parents Tuesday of a "hit list" that was found at Wadsworth Elementary School.

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm
Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm

GOP lawmakers hostile to opponents of guns at schools proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican state lawmakers defending their plan to allow Hoosiers to carry guns in school parking lots were accused Monday of bullying conference committee witnesses who argued that guns at schools will make children less safe.

March 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

House panel removes target from gun buyback programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate-approved ban on local governments holding gun buyback events was deleted Tuesday from pending gun legislation by a House committee, which also voted to make it easier for adults to bring guns onto school property.

February 25, 2014 12:40 pm

Whiting schools have a colorful history and now an 'A' rating

It's evidently report card time again. That was always a time of high anxiety if you went to a parochial school.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
Pence not telling whole story on state business tax comparisons

Pence not telling whole story on state business tax comparisons

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not often you'll hear a Hoosier governor claim Indiana's business taxes should be more like those in Illinois.

February 16, 2014 12:35 am

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Merrillville school officials assist principals at Michigan program

MERRILLVILLE | Several Merrillville school officials were involved in the keynote address and breakout sessions at the recent Michigan Principals Academy in Lansing, Mich.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Senate committee approves plan for business tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to further reduce Indiana's corporate income tax rate and exempt small businesses from the personal property tax was approved 7-2 by a Senate committee Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 7:30 pm Related


School bus cameras could nab stop-arm violators

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier motorists driving past a school bus with its stop arm deployed, as it picks up or drops off children, may soon get a $300 ticket in the mail.

January 20, 2014 4:15 pm Related


Officials: North Newton schools briefly locked down due to suicidal man

MOROCCO | A suicidal man near a school prompted four schools in Newton County to shut down for 15 minutes Tuesday morning, officials said. 

January 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Competing tax cut plans all pay off big for business

Competing tax cut plans all pay off big for business

INDIANAPOLIS | One year after claiming the lion's share of the largest tax cut in state history, Hoosier businesses likely will win another reduction in their taxes this year, courtesy of the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

January 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Indianapolis hunkers down during freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | Central Indiana residents mostly stayed inside at home Monday as impassable roads and frigid temperatures led state government and nearly all businesses in the capital city to shut down for the day.

January 06, 2014 5:15 pm
LaPorte County board opposes Pence tax cut plan

LaPorte County board opposes Pence tax cut plan

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence's proposal to eliminate the business personal property tax has received a frosty reception from the top elected officials in LaPorte County.

December 09, 2013 4:05 pm Related

State Board of Education pushes school grade release to December

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.

November 08, 2013 2:48 pm Related

New model for grading schools advances

INDIANAPOLIS | Seventeen Hoosier education and business leaders working together more than 50 hours in seven meetings over the past five weeks have crafted what may become the second generation of Indiana's school grading system.

October 28, 2013 7:30 pm

DARE being brought back to LaPorte schools

LAPORTE | The DARE program is back in the elementary schools in LaPorte as part of an ongoing multi-pronged effort to curb a problem with heroin and other drugs.

October 11, 2013 5:01 pm
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