INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate, like that of a majority of the states, remains unchanged at 4.1% for August compared to the previous month, and the national rate is 5.2%.
INDIANAPOLIS — Proposed redistricting maps released by Indiana Republicans keep northeast Indiana’s state representative districts similar to the last decade, with a few notable shifts for reps from Noble and DeKalb counties.
INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Jim Banks won’t see much change in his constituency in 2022 and beyond, as state lawmakers made minimal changes to the 3rd District congressional map during this year’s redistricting.
Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters on Sept. 15 filed exploratory paperwork with the county election board as a first step toward examining another run for Fort Wayne mayor, this time in 2023.
When Fort Wayne residents ask their City Council representatives when their street will be repaired, the last thing they want to hear is “I don’t know.”
The U.S. Census Bureau announced Sept. 14 that median household income in 2020 decreased 2.9% between 2019 and 2020, and the official poverty rate increased 1.0 percentage point. Meanwhile, the percentage of people with health insurance coverage for all or part of 2020 was 91.4%. An estimate…
LAGRANGE — Adams, Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Wells counties were awarded infrastructure grants, the Indiana Finance Authority announced Sept. 14.
Optimism was at the forefront of U.S. Rep. Jim Banks’ message to his party faithful at the annual Steuben County Lincoln Day Dinner on Sept. 10.
ANGOLA — Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Mike Schmuhl was in Angola on Sept. 10 as part of his approach to strengthen the party with a new strategy for strengthening already blue portions of the state and turning the red more purple.
The Allen County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 10 issued the following statement on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack against the United States:
On Sept. 10 the five Republicans on Fort Wayne City Council sent a letter to Democratic Mayor Tom Henry criticizing him for offering cash bonuses to city employees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
President Joe Biden is requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or produce a negative test at least weekly before coming to the workplace.
Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris, R-District 84, is considering sponsoring a bill to make all school board races in the state partisan.
Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) went before Fort Wayne City Council on Sept. 7 to update council on efforts to address serious problems the agency is having.
Fort Wayne City Clerk Lana Keesling announced Sept. 7 that she is seeking the Republican nomination for Indiana state treasurer in 2022.
An Allen Superior Court judge has granted Gov. Eric Holcomb’s, the state of Indiana’s and the Allen County Health Department’s requests to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them for COVID-19 restrictions.
Indiana Sen. Todd Young talked with farmers in southern Allen County on Sept. 2 about infrastructure and federal broadband investment. But the Republican also had plenty of harsh words for the Biden administration’s hurried withdrawal from Afghanistan that saw Americans and allies left behind.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on Aug. 30 filed a multistate lawsuit against the Biden administration to stop the enforcement of what he calls “new, expansive and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws.”
On Aug. 27, the Indiana Supreme Court denied a motion from Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita that attempted to stop the governor’s lawsuit agains the legislature.
AUBURN — After serving in the Indiana legislature since 1989, Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, will not run for re-election in 2022.
INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced that more than 50,000 Hoosiers have enrolled to complete a high-demand certificate program through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant, which provides tuition-free certificates in five of the state’s most sought-after sectors, includi…
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), headquartered in Fort Wayne, on Aug. 24 handed over the keys and cut the ribbon on a building it donated to the city of Hartford.
In a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties, the National Restaurant Association says its survey shows the delta variant is again causing drops in dine-in customers.
On CBS-TV’s “Sunday Morning” this week, a former Army sergeant who left parts of both arms and legs in Afghanistan came on and tried to say something positive in the face of our ugly retreat from that country.
INDIANAPOLIS — Unemployment in Northeast Indiana experienced large declines in July as the region continues to dive deeper into the full employment range, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s July report that was released Aug. 23.
The Indiana Appeals Court sided with Gov. Eric Holcomb that the state can stop the extra payments provided by the federal government to unemployed workers.
The Huntertown Town Council and Huntertown Utility Service Board will soon begin welcoming new residents with a swag bag of useful items to acquaint them with services and products available to them locally. Local businesses are welcome to drop off small advertisement items, coupons, menus, …
The Allen County Board of Commissioners took action by not taking action Aug. 16 by deciding not to opt back in to Indiana’s litigation against opioid distributors and one manufacturer.
In response to the surge in COVID-19 cases and Allen County’s return to “orange” status, the Allen County Circuit and Superior courts have updated their policy on the wearing of masks and facial coverings in court buildings.
KENDALLVILLE — The Kendallville Redevelopment Commission is in to fund at least a quarter of a $200,000 match the city will need to generate if it ends up winning a $2 million state grant.
Asians and Hispanics were among the hardest hit initially by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blacks have been the slowest to recover, and workers ages 20-24 and 65 and older were the most adversely affected at the outset, according to a review of Northeast Indiana unemployment insurance (UI) claimant…
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Aug. 12 announced that the Senate passed a resolution he introduced that designates September as National Workforce Development Month.
INDIANAPOLIS — Even typically savvy consumers are falling victim to a new scam in which they are emailed that they must unsubscribe from free-trial services in order to avoid charges on credit card accounts, Attorney General Todd Rokita warned.
WASHINGTON — After first helping to get a proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan to the Senate floor, Indiana Sen. Todd Young changed course and voted against the package, which still passed the Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS — Due to the large number of applications that have been received, the Indiana Finance Authority has moved back the announcement of SWIF Grant awardees from Aug. 6 to Aug. 27.
WASHINGTON — After first helping to get a proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan to the Senate floor, Indiana Sen. Todd Young has now changed course and says he will vote against the package.
Most of Fort Wayne City Council’s meeting Aug. 10 dealt with businesses that were out of compliance with terms of tax abatements that they had been granted in the past.
ANGOLA — Former Sen. Joe Donnelly was in Angola in front of the Steuben County Courthouse to appear with Angola Mayor Dick Hickman as the Indiana Democratic Party’s American Jobs Plan tour came to Steuben County.
INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Aug. 2 announced an extended submission deadline for the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI), providing regions an additional 30 days to submit proposals — now due on or before Sept. 30, 2021.
ANGOLA — Angola is one step closer to having a Culver’s restaurant after the Board of Zoning Appeals gave its approval July 26 for a variance for the parking lot.
The Fort Wayne Fire Department announced July 29 plans to build Fire Station 14 at the southeast corner of East State Boulevard and Reed Road. The $2.3 million construction project would replace the existing Fire Station 14 at 3400 Reed Road.