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Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Smith fails to appear on stalking charge

VALPARAISO | A hearing on whether former Valparaiso mayor candidate Scott Smith violated a no-contact order was not held Thursday because Smith failed to appear.

August 21, 2014 8:30 pm
State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.

August 14, 2014 6:50 pm
State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crossing the Line -- State Fairs

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lawsuit stops Lake precinct purge for now

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board canceled its special meetings early Friday to discuss plans to discard precincts in Democratic Party strongholds after a judge slapped a 10-day injunction on them.

August 01, 2014 5:36 pm
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?

July 21, 2014 5:09 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

BRIAN HOWEY: A comeback saga for ‘LeBron Bayh?'

INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Lake sheriff elected chairman of county Democratic Party

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.

June 29, 2014 6:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Leyva shows what's wrong with Lake GOP

RICH JAMES: Leyva shows what's wrong with Lake GOP

Mark Leyva is pretty much the poster child for what’s wrong with the Lake County Republican Party.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Marriage, treasurer race divides GOP convention

FORT WAYNE | The party unity helping Hoosier Republicans win control of nearly every statewide elected office for the past decade is beginning to fracture.

June 07, 2014 1:49 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Dem field organizers will help candidates spread word

GUEST COMMENTARY: Dem field organizers will help candidates spread word

There’s a new kind of Republican Party in Indiana, and to combat this new extremism, we need a new kind of tool.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
Porter Co. man leads state Libertarian Party ticket

Porter Co. man leads state Libertarian Party ticket

INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County man selected by the Libertarian Party last month to head its 2014 electoral ticket soon officially will have company in the race for Indiana secretary of state.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

May 20, 2014 12:00 am
Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.

May 06, 2014 9:59 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo council invites public comment on board appointment

VALPARAISO | Before the City Council begins accepting applications for school board candidates, it wants to hear what issues the public thinks ought to be considered in making the appointment.

April 25, 2014 2:30 pm
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