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Deadline Nears for Public Comments on Pollution Reduction Plan

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting a survey asking Indiana residents to weigh in on how the state could spend federal grant money intended to improve Indiana’s air quality. Part of that process is soliciting community feedback, particularly from groups that have historically not been part of climate decisions but may have been […]

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Gary Test Drives New Electric Transit Vehicles to Help Reduce Emissions, Costs

On the streets of Gary, the rumble of diesel engines are starting to be replaced with the hum of electric buses in a significant and eco-friendly shift toward sustainable urban transit. Gary Public Transportation Corp. unveiled four new electric buses this fall, not only marking a transition toward reducing the city’s carbon footprint, but also […]

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Gary Adds Fuel to the Fight Against Fulcrum BioEnergy

A determined group of Gary residents are continuing their fight to safeguard the city from more pollution. Gary Advocates for Responsible Development (GARD) asked for adjudication in its legal battle against Fulcrum BioEnergy this week, challenging the air permit for a proposed waste-to-jet-fuel plant in Gary. Advocates like GARD hope to prevent additional industrial pollution […]

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A Q+A with Gary’s Newly Elected Mayor

In a candid and comprehensive conversation, two Capital B Gary’s reporters sat down with the city’s newly elected mayor, state Sen. Eddie Melton. The discussion offered a glimpse into why Melton moved from the statehouse to the mayoral office, his perspective on pressing issues confronting Gary’s Black residents, and some lighthearted matters. The interview spanned […]

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Gary Chooses Melton: Insights from Voters and the Mayor-Elect’s Message to the City

Gary’s Election Day concluded as expected with state Sen. Eddie Melton winning the mayoral race in a landslide, securing a commanding 94% of the votes. Democratic Common Council members Ronnie Brewer, Mark Spencer, and Darren Washington also triumphed in securing the three at-large council seats, outpacing Republican candidate Ivan Ursery II. Capital B Gary’s reporters […]