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Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they purs…

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industria…

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Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industria…

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related

NWI water rate increase will get hearing in Gary

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission will conduct a public hearing on Indiana American Water Co.'s request for a rate hike at 6 p.m. Apri…

March 18, 2014 8:00 am

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help …

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the ma…

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Lawmakers send business tax cut package to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a package of business tax cuts, during its final meeting of the year Thursd…

March 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Portage schools host kindergarten round up April 2

PORTAGE | Kindergarten Round Up in the Portage Township Schools will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. April 2 a…

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation …

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received f…

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Indiana dips toe in national debate over religious liberty, discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana lawmakers last week nearly jumped on a bandwagon of states seeking to add measures that some contend legitimize discrim…

March 03, 2014 12:00 am

State senator favors religion-based hiring

State senator favors religion-based hiring

INDIANAPOLIS | Should a business that claims a religious affiliation be allowed to hire only those people who share the same beliefs?

February 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Region senator gets 'Delphed'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Twitter antics that prompted Senate Republicans to exile state Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, to a new chamber seat deep in Dem…

February 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Senate busts open gated communities for politicians

INDIANAPOLIS | This election year could find more politicians and their supporters visiting residents of gated communities and other neighborh…

February 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Senate panel votes to stop annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved measure halting the privatization of a state annuity program for retired government employees, including teach…

February 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage debate at the Statehouse is over — for 10 months at least.

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NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptica…

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Portage Township Trustee to give state of township address

PORTAGE | Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy will give his State of the Township address at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at the Bonner Senior Ce…

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Closing Lake tax loophole could net RDA $4M

INDIANAPOLIS | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority would get a $4 million budget bump under a plan to fix an income tax break…

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Business tax cut plans approved by Senate, House

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled chambers of the Indiana General Assembly separately approved competing plans Thursday that both give …

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Sen. Tallian hosting four town halls

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will host four town hall-style discussions in northern Porter and LaPorte counties in …

January 29, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Candidates may gain access to gated communities, restricted neighborhoods

INDIANAPOLIS | Residents of gated communities and neighborhoods with prohibitions on political campaigning may soon be getting a lot of unwant…

January 28, 2014 6:45 pm Related

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Preschool open house planned

Sandpiper Cooperative Preschool will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at the school, located in the Ogd…

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Senate committee approves plan for business tax cut

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to further reduce Indiana's corporate income tax rate and exempt small businesses from the personal property tax was app…

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Porter Township resident accused of molestation calls self 'a dead man'

Porter Township resident accused of molestation calls self 'a dead man'

VALPARAISO | Porter Township resident Todd Lange, who is accused of molesting three young sisters over several years, was awarded the services…

January 17, 2014 12:50 pm

Displaced councilman claims redistricting violated civil rights

LAPORTE | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, is claiming his civil rights were violated by the county commissioners' decision last …

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Judge Mary Harper seeking re-election

VALPARAISO | Republican Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper filed for re-election Wednesday.

January 15, 2014 10:00 am

Commissioner Nancy Adams seeking re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams, R-Center, has filed for re-election, setting the stage for the first contested race this …

January 13, 2014 11:38 am

Tallian urging Legislature to 'just say yes' on Medicaid expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, is continuing her efforts to expand Medicaid eligibility in Indiana, even though Repub…

January 12, 2014 8:53 pm

Democrats blast GOP 'explanation' of marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | Apparently forgetting Ronald Reagan's political axiom, "If you're explaining, you're losing," the Republican leaders of the Ind…

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South Shore ridership drops in 2013

South Shore ridership drops in 2013

South Shore ridership dropped 1.7 percent in 2013 as compared to 2012, due mainly to the slow economic recovery and fewer riders going to fest…

January 09, 2014 6:00 pm

Porter County election filings

VALPARAISO | Porter County Recorder Jon Miller filed Thursday for re-election as a Republican.

January 09, 2014 5:05 pm

Porter Co. remap challenge rescheduled for Thursday

A court hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the Cou…

January 09, 2014 5:59 am

Bridge enthusiasts ring in the new year

Bridge enthusiasts ring in the new year

It was out with the old and in with the new (year) as the Calumet Bridge Club in Highland and the Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township ta…

January 09, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County election season gets off to slow start

Porter County election season gets off to slow start

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilwoman Sylvia Graham, D-at-large, helped kick off a slow start to this year's election season Wednesday morni…

January 08, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Winter storms taxing county resources

VALPARAISO | Porter County government took quite a hit from the winter storms that have belted the area since the start of the new year, offic…

January 07, 2014 7:12 pm

Redistricting challenge derailed by weather

The extreme winter weather derailed a court hearing Tuesday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing …

January 07, 2014 12:15 pm

More single family homes going up in county

VALPARAISO | The construction of new single-family homes in unincorporated areas of Porter County continued an upward swing in 2013, but the m…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

County warns of cars left on the street

VALPARAISO | Residents of unincorporated Porter County are reminded that it is illegal to leave vehicles parked on the side of uncleared roads…

January 03, 2014 2:33 pm

Jonathan Nalli leaving Porter Health Care System

Jonathan Nalli leaving Porter Health Care System

Jonathan Nalli is stepping down after 6 1/2 years as chief executive officer at Porter Health Care System to take over the reins Feb. 1 at the…

December 31, 2013 12:30 pm

Lawsuit challenges legality of Porter County Council redistricting

VALPARAISO | A lawsuit was filed Monday claiming the Porter County Board of Commissioners ran afoul with state law two weeks ago when the thre…

December 30, 2013 5:10 pm

Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

Indiana pension board stands by annuity privatization plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials have rejected a legislative recommendation that they reconsider privatizing retirement annuity payments…

December 29, 2013 11:06 pm Related

$8.2 million settlement in Beta Steel explosion

VALPARAISO | An $8.2 million settlement has been reached in the wake of a Jan. 7, 2010, explosion at the former Beta Steel plant in Portage th…

December 26, 2013 11:25 am

Kozuszek to run for county clerk

Kozuszek to run for county clerk

VALPARAISO | Kathy Kozuszek, who has served as the Democratic director at the Porter County Voter Registration office since 2007, has announce…

December 25, 2013 5:00 pm

O Tannenbaum: Tree shopping lights up

O Tannenbaum: Tree shopping lights up

December 17, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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Redistricting cuts Rivas out of County Council seat

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas said he will move -- if that what it takes -- to continue representing the 2nd District tha…

December 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Porter Regional Hospital's property tax appeal backfires

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital's attempt to reduce the first assessed value of its new building at Ind. 49 and U.S. 6 has backfired.

December 16, 2013 12:30 pm

FBI investigation includes Porter County highway bids

VALPARAISO | The FBI's investigation into Porter County government continues to widen with agents taking possession of bidding records from th…

December 13, 2013 10:00 am

Will Preachit take delay request to higher power?

VALPARAISO | A Porter Township resident is seeking a 30-day delay for a Monday hearing on a religious tax exemption on his $1.1 million reside…

December 12, 2013 7:46 pm

FBI takes more records from Porter County government

VALPARAISO | The FBI has made another surprise visit to Porter County government in search of records.

December 11, 2013 7:24 pm

Songs of the Season

Songs of the Season

December 11, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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