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Last Updated Sun., May 20, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Tax hike helps fuel big jump in Indiana gasoline prices10:54 PM

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Indiana is heading into the Memorial Day weekend tied with California for the largest gas price increase in the United States over the past year.

Indy 500 field won't be expanded for Hinchcliffe, Mann11:31 AM

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IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye said the series is not considering expanding the field for next Sunday's race.

Indiana agency wants to end newspaper notices on air permits

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IDEM officials say making the change will expand public access to permit-related documents and decisions because more people are using the internet. But environmental groups disagree.

As Circle Centre turns 20, declining performance, anchor woes spur worry

Sales per square foot are down, the building itself is aging, and persuading the lone anchor, Carson Pirie Scott, to stay another three years required generous incentives.

Warnings about broker's tactics went unheeded

Several state employees openly questioned how John Bales' real estate brokerage did business long before the FBI launched an investigation that led to his indictment.
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Last Updated Sun., May 20, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Tax hike helps fuel big jump in Indiana gasoline prices10:54 PM

Indiana is heading into the Memorial Day weekend tied with California for the largest gas price increase in the United States over the past year.

Indy 500 field won't be expanded for Hinchcliffe, Mann11:31 AM

IndyCar president of competition and operations Jay Frye said the series is not considering expanding the field for next Sunday's race.

Indiana agency wants to end newspaper notices on air permits

IDEM officials say making the change will expand public access to permit-related documents and decisions because more people are using the internet. But environmental groups disagree.

Environmental group, Indianapolis developer plan Indiana trailhead

An environmental group is working with an Indianapolis-based developer known for its retail projects on plans for a proposed recreational trail in Indiana instead of a stalled reservoir project.

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

House Republican leaders suffered a setback Friday when conservatives scuttled an ambitious farm bill.

USA Gymnastics exec out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from victims of Larry Nassar.

ACC seeks to expand NCAA basketball tourney by 4 teams, change rules

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league will propose legislation to expand the tournament from 68 to 72 teams.

Animal rights group criticizes IU for lab animal deaths

An Ohio-based animal rights group is calling on the Indiana University School of Medicine to fire staffers the group alleges violated laboratory protocols that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 lab animals.

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased for select games during the season to one of six groups as part of the "Take a Seat, Take a Stand" campaign.

NCAA opens door to title games in states with sports betting

The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevents events like college basketball's NCAA tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games.

House OKs expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix

The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving medical care.

Dreyer & Reinbold hopes Indy 500 leads to IndyCar return

The Carmel-based racing team has two entries for the May 27 race, a strategy that could perhaps open the door for the team to consistently participate in the Indycar Series.

Reports predict possible climate changes in Indiana

Two new Indiana climate reports say the state's forests will likely benefit from longer growing seasons, but the state could also face increased spring flooding and summer droughts.

Ball State getting $2.9M in donations for takeover of Muncie schools

The Ball State University Board of Trustees has given approval to a plan that calls for the university to take over the financially troubled Muncie Community Schools district.

Michigan State reaches $500M settlement with Nassar victims

Michigan State University says it has reached a settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history.

Amazon to give Prime members extra discounts at Whole Foods

The online retailer has made a number of changes to Whole Foods since it bought the chain last year.

U.S. factory production sees healthy jump on consumer spending

U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.

Macy's shares soar as profit surpasses expectations

With customers in a mood to spend, particularly on clothing, Macy's surpassed all profit and revenue expectations for the first quarter of the year and raised its outlook.

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games.

Indiana lawmakers plan summer study on sports betting, child welfare

Over the summer, the General Assembly will look at more than 50 topics ranging from industrial hemp to short-term rental taxes.

U.S. retail sales continue rebound with solid April showing

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in April, a sign that consumers are bouncing back from weak spending earlier this year and driving stronger economic growth.

UPDATE: Lawmakers send five bills to governor after closing special session

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed all five bills without fanfare Monday afternoon, including a school-takeover measure that will further reduce the authority of the Gary school board while allowing Ball State University to take over Muncie schools.

Indiana House OKs school-safety funding as special session gets underway

A bill making an additional $5 million available for safety improvements was approved Monday morning by the Indiana House as the first major action taken during what's expected to be a one-day special session of the state General Assembly.

Indianapolis developer picked for $120M redevelopment project

Flaherty & Collins Properties was selected by the city of Valparaiso to develop a $120 million mixed-use project at the former Anco factory site.

UPDATE: Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. The Indianapolis-based NCAA was fighting New Jersey in the case.

Company to close Illinois facility, move jobs to Indiana

Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. plans to consolidate distribution operations in Illinois and Tennessee into a new distribution center in Indianapolis, according to the company.

Indiana county building overhaul delayed by more asbestos work

Officials say a project to remodel and remove asbestos from a central Indiana county government center is running more than $600,000 over budget and might not be finished on schedule.

Indiana lawmakers returning for unfinished business

Indiana lawmakers will be back at the Statehouse on Monday for a special session called to take action on a handful of bills that were left in limbo in March.

Trump unveils 'sweeping' plan to reduce prescription drug prices

President Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder" and instead focus on increasing private competition.

Trump plan for drug prices won't include direct negotiations

President Donald Trump is set to unveil his long-awaited plan for reducing drug prices after more than a year of bold promises to tackle pharmacy costs that are squeezing millions of Americans.

In Indiana, Trump urges GOP to mobilize for 2018 midterms

President Donald Trump used one of his signature rallies in northern Indiana to paint a rosy picture of his presidency, pointing to low unemployment, "booming" job growth and optimism under his watch.

Rally in Indiana returns Trump to campaign roots, projects party unity

Taking the reins as party leader, President Donald Trump is returning to his campaign roots with big-stage events allowing him to target vulnerable Senate Democrats and mobilize his most fervent supporters.

Democrats using attacks from Braun's GOP rivals against him

Hours after Indiana Republicans selected wealthy former state lawmaker Mike Braun as their Senate nominee, Democrats were hard at work using the harsh rhetoric from a nasty GOP primary race against him.

Election roundup: Carson, others gain primary victories

U.S. Rep. Andre Carson easily beat out four challengers in the Democratic primary and will face Republican Wayne Harmon in the November general election.

Ex-congressional aide wins nod to take on Hollingsworth in 9th District

Liz Watson defeated civil rights lawyer Dan Canon and another candidate in Tuesday's primary for the 9th District congressional nomination. Incumbent Trey Hollingsworth defeated James Dean Alspach in the Republican primary.

Mike Pence's brother wins U.S. House primary election

Greg Pence has won the Republican primary for an Indiana congressional seat his younger brother, Vice President Mike Pence, once held for a dozen years.

China cutting U.S. soybean purchases in face of tariffs threat

There might be a political impact: Three of the top five soybean-exporting states—Iowa, Indiana and Nebraska—voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.

First Subaru Ascent rolls off Lafayette plant's assembly line

A Subaru plant in northwest Indiana has produced its first Subaru Ascent as part of an expansion that's added more than $140 million in equipment and 200 jobs to the plant.

Democrats look for openings in GOP-dominated Indiana on primary day

An Indiana primary featuring a bitter Republican Senate race is providing optimism Tuesday for Democrats, who hope to recapture some energy after years of watching the red state trend further to the right.

U.S. employers report record-high 6.6 million open jobs

U.S. employers advertised 6.6 million open jobs in March, the most on records dating back to December 2000, suggesting businesses want to boost staffs to meet strong demand.

Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

The Knight Commission issued its proposals during its spring meeting Monday, roughly two weeks after the committee led by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice issued recommendations to overhaul the NCAA.

Indiana special session to take up school takeover measure

The bill would further diminish local control of Gary and Muncie schools. The two districts have mismanaged finances for years.

State election systems still waiting for security checkups

Among those still waiting for Homeland Security to conduct a risk assessment is Indiana, one of four states with primaries on Tuesday.

Small businesses remain upbeat, but concerned about hiring

Small business owners are a generally upbeat bunch, but their optimism may be leveling off because of the tight labor market and uncertainty about taxes.

Bloomington plans to open destination park in 2020

The city of Bloomington is building a 58-acre park that officials hope will become a regional attraction.

Jim Irsay buys Alcoholics Anonymous founding document for $2.4M

The Indianapolis Colts owner bought what members call the "Big Book" at auction.

I-69 extension work causes woes for IU's spring commencement

The project is scheduled to be largely completed by Aug. 31. The section will be the fifth of the planned Evansville-to-Indianapolis highway's six extensions.

Unemployment rate falls as U.S. adds modest 164,000 jobs

The overall unemployment rate is now the lowest since December 2000. The rate for African-Americans—6.6 percent—is the lowest on record since 1972.

Indiana officials aim to expand drug treatment programs

State officials said Thursday that they plan to fight Indiana's opioid crisis by increasing capacity of state-sponsored drug treatment, promoting a campaign on reducing the stigma surrounding drug addiction and treatment, and training more health care workers.

Trump to talk tax cuts, economy at rally in Indiana

Campaign official Michael Glassner said the President Donald Trump will discuss tax cuts he signed into law late last year and highlight how Indiana families are benefiting from them at a May 10 event.

Blogs

Amid uncertainty, Colts sell fewer season tickets

The percentage of season-ticket holders who repurchased their seats for the upcoming season fell far short of last season's number. Some didn't renew over an issue that continues to spark controversy.

Detroit-based auto-service chain outlines ambitious plans for Indy market

Roundup: The 96-year-old tire and automotive service retailer plans to open more than two dozen area stores in next 18 months. Also, news on Provider coffee, Warby Parker eyewear and a new coworking space.

Pulte proposes 29-home project along Hamilton, Boone County line

The property is adjacent to upscale subdivisions to the north and west and more spacious and bucolic estates to the east and south.

Eli Lilly to spend up to $575M to reacquire oncology compound it discovered

The Indianapolis-based drugmaker said the compound, called AK-01, could be useful for multiple types of tumors.

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Environmental group, Indianapolis developer plan Indiana trailhead

An environmental group is working with an Indianapolis-based developer known for its retail projects on plans for a proposed recreational trail in Indiana instead of a stalled reservoir project.

NCAA opens door to title games in states with sports betting

The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevents events like college basketball's NCAA tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games.

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college games.
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Pacers Bikeshare system plans $1.2M expansion, thanks to federal grant

The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare system plans to almost double the number of bicycles and stations across the city of Indianapolis next year.

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