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State finds minor glitches in Portage audit

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.

June 22, 2012 7:15 pm
Becker resigns top police post

Becker resigns top police post

PORTAGE | What likely would have been a routine City Council meeting Tuesday night gave way to farewells.

December 07, 2011 1:00 pm
Stidham wins Portage clerk's race

Stidham wins Portage clerk's race

PORTAGE | Democrat Chris Stidham will be Portage's next clerk-treasurer.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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City election line-up finalized

PORTAGE | The races have been set for this November's municipal elections and all but two Portage council districts are contested.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
Stidham wins chance at Portage clerk-treasurer's seat

Stidham wins chance at Portage clerk-treasurer's seat

PORTAGE | For Chris Stidham, the third time was the charm.

May 03, 2011 10:19 pm Photos

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Velazquez wins Portage mayoral primary

Velazquez wins Portage mayoral primary

PORTAGE | Incumbent Mayor Olga Velazquez easily won the Democratic primary Tuesday setting up a repeat race in November against Republican James Snyder.

May 03, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Mayoral candidates talk funding, fees

PORTAGE | Portage Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas feels she's got an edge when dealing with the city's finances.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Velazquez is best choice for Portage

Portage voters have three choices in the Democratic mayoral primary: incumbent Olga Velazquez, Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas and plumber John Barlow.

April 20, 2011 12:00 am

Candidates respond to 911 issue

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.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am
Portage mayoral candidates talk economic development

Portage mayoral candidates talk economic development

PORTAGE | Economic development is a priority for all three candidates competing for mayor of Portage on the May 3 Democratic primary ticket.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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RDA alliance an uneasy partnership

PORTAGE | Participation in the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has become an issue in the May 3 Democratic primary for Portage mayor.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
Portage mayoral hopefuls praise city services

Portage mayoral hopefuls praise city services

PORTAGE | The one thing all three mayoral candidates here agree on is that the city provides excellent services to residents.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Addressing requests to rename streets

Addressing requests to rename streets

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.

March 13, 2011 4:51 pm

A civil campaign? It's like a civil war, only bloodier

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?

March 05, 2011 12:00 am

Portage mayoral candidates to keep race civil

PORTAGE | Mayor Olga Velazquez issued a challenge to her opponents in the May 3 Portage Democratic primary to keep the race clean.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Third Portage mayoral candidate on Democratic ballot

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.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am

Out-of-town donors top Velazquez's list

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.

January 21, 2011 12:00 am
Mayor launches bid for second term

Mayor launches bid for second term

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.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

Finger-pointing continues in Portage missing money case

PORTAGE | The $3,700 discovered missing from city coffers last year has officials pointing fingers.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am

Man urges city to push businesses for local hires

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.

January 04, 2011 9:00 pm
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