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3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their police, fire and emergency medical service communications by year's end.

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Governor’s blockade hurts working Hoosiers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Governor’s blockade hurts working Hoosiers

Preposterous, I say. That the Indiana attorney general is making this argument against the interests of more than 155,000 middle class Hoosiers is indeed part of the theater of the absurd. It might be funny if it were not tragic. Here is the scenario.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial tensions following the police shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown. It is a tense situation that must be defused.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Calling all dispatchers: Lake to hire E-911 communicators

CROWN POINT | Lake County will be calling police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers this month as they prepare to staff their E-911 service.

July 31, 2014 11:35 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake County should sue E-911 holdouts

WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake County should sue E-911 holdouts

As if enough hasn’t been said, I’d like to weigh in on Lake County’s 911 debacle.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Unfortunately, I know were AG's priorities are

I read the story of the effort the attorney general's office is expending to stop a dying woman who happens to be gay from collecting some benefits. These were approved by our judiciary.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Civil rights meet wrongs in Indiana, Arizona

DOUG ROSS: Civil rights meet wrongs in Indiana, Arizona

We're all in the same boat when it comes to civil rights, but some of the passengers are paddling backward.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Shutting down waterways sounds fishy

As scary as Asian carp are, the prospect of shutting down the link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River watershed is even more scary.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reign of political error or political terror?

The current status of education policy and administration in Indiana, as professed by Republicans, can best be summed up by applying the apt title of Diane Ravitch's new book, "Reign of Error."

December 03, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Bring transparency to State Board of Education

It would be wrong to focus only on the political angle in the Marion County judge's ruling Friday that ended Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz's lawsuit against the State Board of Education. There's a broader, yet ignored, issue involved here.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Judge dismisses Ritz lawsuit against State Board of Education

Judge dismisses Ritz lawsuit against State Board of Education

INDIANAPOLIS | A Marion County judge ruled Friday that Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, cannot use her Department of Education attorneys to sue the Republican-appointed State Board of Education.

November 08, 2013 4:30 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Ritz takes jab at sparring state board

EDITORIAL: Ritz takes jab at sparring state board

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz recently filed suit against the State Board of Education after the board tried to do an end run around her agency. The two should be working with, not against, each other.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lawsuit asks if IRS can tax state

Can the IRS require Indiana’s state government to pay a tax penalty just like any other employer? The answer will set a precedent that goes to the fundamental relationship between states and the federal government.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am Related

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Court freezes assets of former LaPorte County official

LAPORTE | The Indiana Attorney General's Office is freezing the assets of a former LaPorte County official accused of stealing more than $150,000 in tax dollars.

September 06, 2013 2:58 pm

Valpo ambulance patients warned of fraud scam

VALPARAISO | The city sent letters to 860 people Monday warning them they might be the victims of identity theft.

August 27, 2013 5:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Supreme Court needs to offer clarity on prayers

The recent Times editorial “Government meetings aren’t prayer meetings” provides a welcome opportunity to explain why the office of the attorney general files friend-of-the-court briefs on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Wabash River should be appreciated, protected

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wabash River should be appreciated, protected

Boating down the Wabash River near Lafayette on July 16, I witnessed firsthand the broad, winding river’s scenic beauty, but also got a lesson in the environmental challenges the river faces when two Asian carp hurled themselves out of the water and landed in our boat.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am Video

Ill. attorney general slams company owned by Quinn appointee

SPRINGFIELD | Attorney General Lisa Madigan is sharply criticizing an oil company owned by an appointee of Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the firm is “the worst polluter in the field of Illinois oil production.”

June 28, 2013 8:15 pm

'Do Not Call' sign-up deadline is Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Tuesday is the deadline for Indiana residents who have not previously signed up to get their telephone numbers added to the state's newest "Do Not Call" list.

May 20, 2013 6:20 pm Related
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