The Indiana General Assembly voted May 10 to override Gov. Eric Holcomb veto, which now sets limits on local health departments’ powers.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Labor’s Bureau of Youth Employment announced May 4 that Hoosier employers must adhere to new requirements regarding minor employees younger than 18 years old, beginning July 1.
Allen County Treasurer William Royce reminds property owners that May 10 is the deadline to pay property taxes. Payments must be in the Treasurer’s office or postmarked by May 10 to be considered on time. Penalty applies to all late payments. Metered mail stamps do not qualify as a postmark.
ROME CITY — U.S. Sen. Mike Braun was the featured speaker at May 5’s Noble County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner.
Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is continuing its efforts to save the lives of kittens through fostering thanks to a new partnership with the Orphan Kitten Club.
Fort Wayne City Council on May 4 approved adding the Riverfront Development Implementation Framework to the city’s comprehensive plan.
The Indiana Public Health Association & Indiana State Association of City and County Health Officials gave its thumbs up after Gov. Eric Holcomb on May 4 vetoed legislation that would limit local health departments’ powers.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 100 organizations, including dozens of environmental and conservation groups, signed a letter recently urging Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto SEA 389, a controversial bill rolling back wetlands protections across the state.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on April 30 asked a Marion County court to strike down a lawsuit filed on behalf of Gov. Eric Holcomb saying that Rokita’s office has “the sole responsibility for the legal representation of the State.”
Fort Wayne City Council gave preliminary approval for a tax abatement for an inpatient behavioral health facility planned for the 3800 block of West Washington Center Road, but a lawyer for the project requested the final vote be delayed for two weeks.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 60 different organizations, ranging from statewide environmental and conservation groups to hunting and fishing groups — and even the city of Angola — are calling on Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto Senate Enrolled Act 389, a bill that would strip environmental prot…
In a COVID-19 twist where Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has been the subject of lawsuits related to his restrictions on businesses, the governor is suing the General Assembly for limiting those powers.
The U.S. Census Bureau released 2020 data April 26 that uses state population counts to apportion the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) praised the efforts of Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana General Assembly to strengthen the state’s business-friendly environment and position Indiana for long-term economic growth and job creation. With the end of the 202…
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kevin Brinegar calls the 2021 Indiana General Assembly session, which wrapped up regular work April 22, a “strong one for assisting businesses in their recovery from the pandemic and continuing to push the state to be a leader in t…
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on April 22 announced that Goshen and Huntington were among the recipients of the agency's Community Recycling Grant Program. IDEM awarded $444,435 to 21 applicants.
Allen County will use a $250,000 grant to expand and add therapy and case management for YWCA clients who have experienced domestic violence or substance use disorder resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced…
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and fellow Republicans in the state legislature highlighted the state’s commitment to investing in its people April 20, through education, in the state’s two-year budget. It also includes regional funding that, like the previo…
INDIANAPOLIS — Unemployment in Northeast Indiana either remained the same or increased slightly, said the report on March statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on April 19.
INDIANAPOLIS — Two Indiana senators who hail from LaGrange County are livid over passage of a bill that will strip state protections of wetlands.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.9% for March, well below the national rate is 6.0%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported April 16.
Spring Street between Leesburg Road and Tyler Avenue will close at 10 p.m. April 15 so that City Utilities' crews can replace a water valve.
Despite resistance from residents of the Jonathan Oaks subdivision, Fort Wayne City Council approved rezoning April 13 that will allow a townhouse development to be built on property adjacent to the neighborhood.
INDIANAPOLIS — Wetlands legislation that had seen compromises added that were favorable to environmental groups ended up passing April 13 in the Indiana House with those changes stripped at the last minute, providing little protection to state classified wetlands.
During my tenure as president of one of the nonprofit boards I served on, there was a dispute between board members and the executive director over something the director proposed to do.
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on April 7 announced a significant expansion of the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant that will add $60 million to the program, tripling the total allocation, and allow small businesses to seek reimbursement for eligible expenses incurred between March …
Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter isn’t planning to issue a mask mandate for the county since the state’s mask order ended April 6, but he and government leaders are asking residents to use “common sense” to keep the COVID-19 virus under control. They also ask customers to …
The Attorney General's office is preparing to distribute payments to 236,616 current and former Indiana residents who filed eligible claims for restitution after the massive 2017 Equifax data breach.
The Huntertown Town Council met March 29 with only one item on the agenda — what to do about an unpopular road project just east of S.R. 3 on Carroll Road.
The Allen County Department of Environmental Management is offering free battery recycling bins at several locations. These bins are available until they run out, and the ACDEM claims there are plenty left.
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers in their 30s can get a jump start on signing up for vaccines two days ahead of everyone 16 and older becoming eligible for vaccines.
Americans are receiving a third round of stimulus checks through the new American Rescue Plan Act, and data from the Census Bureau’s experimental Household Pulse Survey show that past stimulus payments helped ease financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thirty-four million women work in jobs officially classified as essential; and women represent the majority of workers in several occupations, including health care, education, personal care and sales and office occupations.
ALLEN COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that S.R. 205 near Churubusco will close for pipe installation.
The Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market will make historic McCulloch Park its home this summer as it prepares for its permanent relocation to Electric Works in 2022, and to accommodate its growing list of vendors.
The Grand Wayne Convention Center is slowly starting to see business pick up in light of the lessening COVID-19 restrictions, but Executive Director Bart Shaw put the emphasis on “slowly.”
INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed Indiana law that would virtually eliminate laws protecting state wetlands will go up for a final committee vote in the Indiana House of Representatives March 29.
Huntertown residents and business owners want their voices heard about the Carroll Road and Mossy Oak Run redesign project.
INDIANAPOLIS — Slightly over a year since Indiana’s first COVID-19 case, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will address the state in primetime to discuss “where we’re going” next.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Mike Braun introduced a bill to reduce student loan costs by killing an origination fee charged to borrowers when they take out new debt.