PORTAGE | The Indiana State Board of Accounts audit of the city's books for the last year showed minor glitches regarding bank account reconciliations and paperwork.
PORTAGE | What likely would have been a routine City Council meeting Tuesday night gave way to farewells.
PORTAGE | Democrat Chris Stidham will be Portage's next clerk-treasurer.
PORTAGE | The races have been set for this November's municipal elections and all but two Portage council districts are contested.
PORTAGE | For Chris Stidham, the third time was the charm.
PORTAGE | Incumbent Mayor Olga Velazquez easily won the Democratic primary Tuesday setting up a repeat race in November against Republican James Snyder.
PORTAGE | Portage Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas feels she's got an edge when dealing with the city's finances.
Portage voters have three choices in the Democratic mayoral primary: incumbent Olga Velazquez, Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas and plumber John Barlow.
PORTAGE | Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas, who is running for mayor on the May 3 Democrat primary ticket, is critical of Mayor Olga Velazquez for the 2010 consolidation of Portage 911 dispatch services with those of Porter County.
PORTAGE | Economic development is a priority for all three candidates competing for mayor of Portage on the May 3 Democratic primary ticket.
PORTAGE | Participation in the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has become an issue in the May 3 Democratic primary for Portage mayor.
PORTAGE | The one thing all three mayoral candidates here agree on is that the city provides excellent services to residents.
Street names are confusing enough in Northwest Indiana to give the average person some sort of directional vertigo. The only thing that gives people a bigger pain in the address is to suggest a street be renamed.
Is Portage ready for a civil mayoral campaign, and who will be the first candidate to compare his or her opponents to sacks of weasel vomit -- and not in a good way?
PORTAGE | Mayor Olga Velazquez issued a challenge to her opponents in the May 3 Portage Democratic primary to keep the race clean.
PORTAGE | John Barlow may be the third candidate to file to run for mayor on the Democratic ticket, but being a Democrat wasn't his first choice.
VALPARAISO | The top 10 donors last year to Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez's 2011 re-election bid are from outside of the city and all but three are outside the county.
PORTAGE | In launching her campaign for a second term as mayor, Olga Velazquez promised to run a positive campaign and continue to do what's best for the city and its residents.
PORTAGE | The $3,700 discovered missing from city coffers last year has officials pointing fingers.
PORTAGE | For years, whenever a company has come to the City Council asking for a tax abatement, an unwritten request has been Portage residents receive preference in hiring.
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