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A lead-contaminated public housing complex in East Chicago, Indiana could soon become a lead-contaminated vacant lot – and if local and federal officials can’t resolve a key dispute, it might stay that way for a long time.
Hundreds of families have to leave a highly lead-contaminated part of East Chicago, Ind. by November. But many say they need more help to move that fast.
Rural Indiana has a shortage of farm veterinarians -- and that strain could get worse in January when new rules for food animal antibiotics use take effect.
Why has it been so hard for East Chicago residents in a lead-contaminated public housing complex to find new homes?
The Natural Resources Defense Council worked with residents to file the petition for emergency action with the EPA. A similar NRDC request led to EPA intervention in Flint, Michigan last year.
Indiana towns have a new priority when it comes to driving population growth and improving their economies: their downtowns.
With a distracting presidential campaign backdrop and an uphill battle to reform state labor policies, Indiana union organizers face a lot of obstacles to regain power in the November election.
With more technology on farms, 4H is venturing from its agricultural roots into STEM.
Some craft brewers in Indiana see local hops as a way to stand out. It means more upstart Hoosier growers are investing long-term in the trendy crop.
As Indiana creates more manufacturing jobs than most states, with more job openings on the horizon as baby boomers retire, many businesses are working harder to hire military veterans.
Small towns across Indiana are trying modernize their economies and hold onto younger residents. But where do you start? With jobs? Quality of life? Or somewhere else entirely?
White County is on its way to passing the state's first rule for protecting a waterway from big livestock farms. It's designed to shield the Tippecanoe River Basin and its residents from pollution and farm odors.
Subaru needs to add hundreds of workers at its huge Lafayette plant. But it hasn't been easy to hire people with the right skills. So they're teaming up with other manufacturers to create a new workforce from scratch.