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New Legislation Sets RDA Priorities

The General Assembly has sent legislation to Governor Mike Pence’s desk that instructs the RDA to focus on shoreline and transportation improvements in Northwest Indiana.

House Bill 1398 (approved 86-0) clarifies the duties of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority by requiring the bi-county agency to focus on improving region transportation and infrastructure and implementing the Marquette Plan to redevelop the Lake Michigan shoreline.

This …

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State ED Chair Praises Northern Indiana’s Collaboration

NOTRE DAME – The President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) said the four counties that make up the Regional Cities of Northern Indiana group are poised to become a national brand if efforts already underway stay on course.

These comments were made at the University of Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon by Eric Doden, who spoke with private business, philanthropic, academic and government …

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Regional Leaders Ask for Public Input

Regional Cities of Northern Indiana encourages public to submit projects to transform regional economy.

Submissions accepted now through May 1st.

SOUTH BEND – In preparation for submitting an application for a grant from the State of Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative, the Regional Cities of Northern Indiana group has been working collectively to identify a short list of bold economic development projects that will help transform …

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Livability.com Names the Top 10 Healthiest Cities

There are two parts to every great healthy city. The first is access to quality and affordable health care. The second is promoting and enabling a healthy lifestyle for its residents through infrastructure and amenities. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Top 10 Healthiest Cities, 2015. These cities provide residents with exercise opportunities, good food choices and strong support networks to help …

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Call 811 Before Any Digging Project

MERRILLVILLE – With signs of spring outside our windows, many are gearing up for outdoor projects, and
NIPSCO wants to remind both residents and businesses that April marks National Safe Digging Month. Before
starting any project that requires excavation, NIPSCO asks customers to call 811, the national call-before-youdig
number, two business days before beginning to ensure buried utility lines are marked.

Striking an underground utility …

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Severe Weather System Threatens the Midwest This Week

CHICAGO – With a potentially volatile midweek forecast that includes severe storms, heavy rains, strong winds and the potential for tornadoes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to get prepared.

“Because severe weather can strike with little or no warning, everyone needs to be prepared now,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Learn your community’s emergency alert …

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Indiana Chamber Supports Amendment to RFRA Law

The Indiana Chamber released the following media statement this morning from president and CEO Kevin Brinegar on the proposed clarification to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA):

“Our state has suffered tremendously the past week. It was absolutely essential to clarify and affirm that Indiana’s RFRA law does not permit discrimination against any person or group of people. The legislative amendment spells out that Indiana …

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Over 70 Tech Industry Leaders Join In Unprecedented Call To Legislators

WASHINGTON – More than 70technology industry leaders have joined in an unprecedented statement to legislators calling for the addition of non-discrimination protections for LGBT people to civil rights laws. Launched yesterday in response to a host of anti-LGBT bills pending or signed in to law in states around the country, well over three times the number of the initial signers have been added as …

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HRC Endorses the ‘Fairness for All Hoosiers Act’

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, endorsed the“Fairness for All Hoosiers Act” as a solution to stop the damage caused by the new Indiana anti-LGBT religious discrimination law signed in to law by Governor Pence.

“All Hoosiers, from Gary to Indianapolis to Evansville, deserve to be treated fairly and equally …

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The Rolling Stones Tour is Coming to IMS on July 4

Ladies and gentlemen… The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced that they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis on July 4. The tour will make stops in Columbus, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Raleigh, …

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