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  • Indiana’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent for June  - July 22, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Indiana’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent for June and remains lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent. Indiana’s labor force had a net decrease of 10,126 over the previous month. This was a result of a decrease of 3,123 unemployed residents and a decrease of 7,003 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.39 million, and the state’s Read more…

  • Endowment keeps college dream alive for Purdue Northwest nursing students facing unexpected expenses - July 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Robert Milos has a mission to ensure great minds in Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) esteemed College of Nursing can fulfill the dream of earning a college degree despite a temporary financial setback.The newly established Robert Winston Milos Endowment supports nursing students who are in good academic standing and exhibit sudden emergency financial uncertainty that may delay or interrupt their academic pursuits. Milos made an initial $50,000 gift, and hopes others Read more…

  • Concrete Pour to Close Capital Avenue Bridge In Mishawaka - July 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that State Road 331 (Capital Avenue) will close Monday at the bridge over the St. Joseph River while crews pour concrete as part of a bridge reconstruction project.The closure will begin at approximately midnight EST, with the road anticipated to reopen by late afternoon the same day. The road will be closed between State Road 933 (Lincolnway E.) and Jefferson Street.This is the Read more…

  • State colleges report rising graduation rates - July 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    The percentage of students graduating from Indiana public colleges is increasing, and more students are graduating on time.This is according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s latest College Completion Report.More than 40 percent of all Indiana public college students graduate on-time, or within four years for a bachelor’s degree and two years for an associate degree, according to the report.On-time graduation increased by almost 13 percentage points between 2013 Read more…

  • Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor hosting first commissioning ceremony for Navy’s USS Indianapolis - July 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor will host Indiana’s first Navy vessel commissioning ceremony for the new littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis on Oct. 26. Anyone interested in attending the USS Indianapolis’ commissioning can find more information online at http://ussindianapolislcs17.org .


News From Around The World

  • As heat wave ends, severe storms roll into Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — The heat wave has ended in the Midwest and is ending Monday morning in the Northeast as cooler air moves in from the west. Some of the hottest temperatures this weekend included 100 degrees Sunday at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, which tied a record; 99 degrees in Bridgeport, Connecticut, which broke Sunday’s record; and 97 degrees Saturday in Manchester, New Hampshire, also a record. A Read more…

  • Suspension of flights ‘has nothing to do with Cairo airport’: British Airways official

    studioEAST/Getty Images(LONDON) — British Airways’ abrupt decision to suspend flights to Cairo for seven days is not related to security concerns at the Cairo airport, an official at the airline told ABC News on Sunday. “We have no concerns over security at Cairo Airport. The decision is purely related to the airlines,” said Sherif Barsoum, British Airways’ regional director. “The British team that inspected the airport last week found nothing Read more…