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Ogden Dunes joins the Shared Ethics commission

The Town of Ogden Dunes is joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

June 23, 2014 12:02 pm
EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

Chesterton is the first Porter County municipality to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Others should quickly follow suit.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
African TV crew visits region

African TV crew visits region

A television crew from the Republic of Guinea is visiting northwest Indiana to interview leaders for a documentary on American culture and politics.

June 10, 2014 6:57 pm
Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

Lake County a finalist for preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.

June 04, 2014 3:30 pm Related
Local candidates take ethics pledge

Local candidates take ethics pledge

Many Northwest Indiana politicians on Tuesday's ballot have promised to promote better ethics in local government.

May 01, 2014 1:39 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

Ethics breakfast draws a crowd

HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.

March 13, 2014 7:45 pm

Former congressman to be ethics keynote speaker

HOBART | Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton will be the keynote speaker at this year's Ethics in Government breakfast next month.

February 18, 2014 8:15 pm

Lake County Council prepared to vote on E-911 agreement

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the agreement merging 17 police and fire dispatch centers.

December 05, 2013 9:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's surplus shouldn't be our only priority

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's surplus shouldn't be our only priority

What kind of a state is Indiana? What sorts of goals should we have? How can we best use available resources? Are we satisfied with where we are or do we need to reach in other directions? Answers, of course, can differ.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Ethics in government is not an oxymoron

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ethics in government is not an oxymoron

Indictments, convictions, prison sentences. Is this all there is to local government in Northwest Indiana?

June 04, 2013 12:00 am
BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

BILL MASTERSON JR.: Time to name a few names

As you have probably seen in the paper the past few weeks, the Tolleston project (which is remodeling the old Tolleston building into a new Boys & Girls Club) is well underway and should be open for business in October.

April 23, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Ethics training pays off, but doesn't cost much

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ethics training pays off, but doesn't cost much

What has the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission done lately? Quite a lot but never enough. The commission is composed of seven member communities -- Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Highland, Munster, Schererville and Whiting. We are a nice mix of urban and suburban, large and small. We welco…

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

Will Philpot's fate keep other pols on the straight and narrow?

CROWN POINT | An advocate for ethics training for local government employees said it will take more than the downfall of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot to scare other potentially corrupt public officials straight.

February 23, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama's immigration policy is right on target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Obama's immigration policy is right on target

Immigration — always an emotional issue — is back on the front burner with President Barack Obama’s recent announcement of a partial change in federal policy. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Arizona’s “show your papers” law will no doubt further inflame passions.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Government should borrow more to build stronger economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Government should borrow more to build stronger economy

Everyone agrees, so it must be right -- we have to lower the federal deficit and national debt. Can everyone be wrong? Well, yes and no.

June 14, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Shareholders are taking charge

GUEST COMMENTARY: Shareholders are taking charge

The media have been flooded with campaign ads focused on state and federal elections. These elections are, of course, important, but there is another series of elections that impact almost all of us -- the annual elections for boards of directors of major American companies.

May 08, 2012 12:00 am

Lake County officials join the ethics movement

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners voted Wednesday to enlist county government in the public ethics movement.

January 18, 2012 4:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: If you can afford it, buy some economic recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: If you can afford it, buy some economic recovery

Oh, what are we to do? Unemployment is high and doesn't seem to be going down. Many additional people are underemployed, working only part time. Still others have given up altogether.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am

Lake officials and cafeteria operator share a nourishing relationship

CROWN POINT | An ethics advocate suggests Lake County officials should debate the potential conflicts of interest that can occur when elected officials employ government vendors in the political arena.

November 26, 2011 10:00 pm
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