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  • Gov. Holcomb concludes first international economic development trade mission - June 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb concluded his first international economic development trade mission on Wednesday after visiting France to strengthen Indiana’s global business ties and advance the state’s aviation, aerospace and defense industries. This week, the Governor and Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger led a delegation of Hoosier business leaders, government officials and economic development professionals to the 2017 International Paris Air Show, which is the largest aerospace event in the Read more…

  • New grants announced - June 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    The Indiana Department of Education announced the distribution of the 2017-18 Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program Grants. Recipients of the 2017-18 grants are second and third year recipients and have displayed a focus on classroom integration of math and science instruction, with an additional focus on relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) within grades K-12. To learn more about the MSP grant program, please visit www.ed-msp.net. To view Read more…

  • La Porte County Sheriff’s Office responded to farm accident - June 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    According to a press release, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office responded to a farm accident Wednesday afternoon. Emergency responders were dispatched to a farm on CR 400 S east of US 35 following a report of a 3-year-old boy that had been run over by a farm tractor. Multiple emergency personnel responded to the call including several La Porte County Emergency Medical Service personnel, Pleasant Township Firefighters and numerous Read more…

  • Roadwork update - June 21, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Watch for periodic lane closures on State Road 53/Broadway, between 4th Avenue and U.S. 231 and on U.S. 30, between U.S. 41 and State Road 55, Monday, June 26 through the end of November. Crews will periodically close lanes to patch sections of the road, mill and resurface as part of a rehabilitation project. During this project, both State Road 53/Broadway and U.S. 30 will remain open to all through Read more…

  • Free STEM Summer Camp set for July 31 to August 2 - June 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Indiana University Northwest invites teens from underrepresented minority groups to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at a free STEM Summer Camp from July 31 to August 2. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors will learn how exciting a STEM career can be through hands-on activities and experiments in biology, chemistry, computer information systems, informatics, math and geology. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Little change on Wall Street as stocks give back early gains

    JaysonPhotography/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another mixed day on Wall Street saw the indices give back most of their early-session gains on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 12.74 to a close of 21,397.29. The Nasdaq climbed to 6,236.69, a gain of 2.74, while the S&P 500 dipped to 2,434.50, dropping 1.11 on the day. Some employees at Uber have circulated a petition to bring back CEO Travis Kalanick. Kalanick resigned Read more…

  • Policeman rescues toddler from oncoming cars in China

    TongRo Images/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A toddler running in the middle of a road was swept up by a nearby traffic cop today in southwest China. As seen in surveillance video footage, a toddler jumps off a motorcycle and runs into the busy intersection. A black car can be seen driving down the street in the direction of the 2-year-old boy. As the video shows, a traffic policeman runs toward the toddler Read more…

  • What’s next for the Senate health care bill?

    Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The unveiling of Senate Republicans’ “discussion draft” bill to replace Obamacare sets off a series of procedural events that will culminate in a vote, according to Senate Republican staffers. First, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will analyze the bill’s budgetary impact and release a report on its real-world effects. According to the CBO, the House health bill would leave 23 million more uninsured than Read more…