News Clips

  • Indiana Dunes would be 7th most popular national park

    CHESTERTON — When Indiana Dunes Tourism Executive Director Lorelei Weimer compares the Indiana Dunes to the National Park Service’s most popular parks, the Dunes would rank seventh, she said. Combining attendance figures for both Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park, there were 3.58 million visitors in 2017, she said, which puts it just below Yellowstone National Park’s 4.1 million visitors.

  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Steel tariffs needed because of existing harm

    As vice chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, I supported the president’s initiative to undertake the Section 232 investigation of the consequences of illegally traded steel on our national security and economy and I appreciate his action. I will continue to closely monitor the implementation and enforcement of this action, particularly as it relates to exemptions or modifications for countries, products, or the duration of the relief.

  • EDITORIAL: U.S. must counter illegal steel dumping

    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. It's as true in physics as it is in public policy and trade laws. So we understand why much of the country holds reservations over potential international economic fallout from President Donald Trump's proposed 25 percent tariff on foreign-produced steel.

  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Cultivating workforce, population key to NWI's evolution

    Building upon the resilience and dignity of our citizens’ strong work ethic, we can retain our talented youth and attract more people to Northwest Indiana to again grow our population and economy. I believe that by expanding job opportunities, improving our environment and investing in our transportation infrastructure, we will draw more people to our region and continue on a path toward a flourishing economy and a brighter tomorrow.

  • UPDATE: Trump says he will impose across-the-board steel tariffs of 25 percent

    President Donald Trump told steel executives Thursday he plans to impose 25 percent tariffs on foreign-made steel across the board after a Section 232 investigation found elevated levels of imports threatened America's steel industry and national security.

  • South Shore Clean Cities members reduced greenhouse emissions by 108,000 tons

    All across the Region, companies and municipalities are switching their fleets from diesel and gasoline to cleaner-burning fuels that reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions. South Shore Clean Cities honored those who achieved the most drastic reductions in gasoline and greenhouse gases or otherwise promoted sustainable transportation and environmental remediation Tuesday at its Annual Meeting and Awards at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. Fair Oaks Farms, the Dunes Learning Center, the city of South Bend, the School City of Hammond, the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District and Jack Gray Transport owner Danette Garza all were recognized at the ballroom ceremony in Blue Chip's Stardust Event Center.

  • Congressional Steel Caucus urges Section 232 protections

    The Congressional Steel Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who support America's steel industry, is asking President Donald Trump to loop them in on whether he plans to take actions to protect domestic steel mills after the U.S. Commerce Department's much-anticipated Section 232 investigation into whether elevated levels of imports have been harming national security. The federal agency finished the investigation in January, setting off a statutory clock that gives the president 90 days to act.

  • South Shore projects added to Federal Transit Administration's funding recommendations list

    The Federal Transit Administration put the South Shore Line's two major projects — the West Lake Corridor and Double Track NWI — in its annual list of funding recommendations, a significant step in moving those projects forward. The list was released Tuesday.

  • South Shore projects in play with federal budget, infrastructure maneuvering

    Region officials involved in the South Shore Line's major capital projects are staying the course as the pace of federal budget and infrastructure policy making has quickened in recent days, with Congress agreeing to a two-year federal spending framework and President Donald Trump releasing a 2019 budget proposal and 10-year infrastructure plan.

  • Visclosky and Donnelly respond to State of Union

    U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., responded late Tuesday to President Trump’s State of the Union Address.