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New attractions, old favorites highlighted as 162nd Lake County Fair opens

New attractions, old favorites highlighted as 162nd Lake County Fair opens

Folks who have been dreaming of elephant ears, racing pigs, winning stuffed animals and seeing Crown Point from atop a Ferris wheel, have that opportunity at 6 p.m. Thursday when the gates open for an early “sneak peek” at all the 162nd Lake County Fair has to offer.

July 30, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: NIRPC's agenda includes stifling critics

In February, I said the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission was letting the whole community down. Its historical lack of transparency and failure to engage residents in setting priorities and making decisions about taxpayer money was outrageous.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Everybody Counts is suing NIRPC

The issue between Everybody Counts and the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Authority is simple. NIRPC isn't complying with the terms of an agreement they signed in federal court, after a class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of people with disabilities throughout Lake County.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
RBA shutdown to leave hundreds with disabilities stranded

RBA shutdown to leave hundreds with disabilities stranded

PORTAGE | Discussions among area transit agencies are turning from how to save the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority to how to help people with disabilities who will be stranded when its easygo Lake Transit service closes June 30.

June 19, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Grant to help Gary, E.C. transit agencies improve services for disabled riders

Two local bus agencies are the only transportation agencies in Indiana to win a prestigious grant from Easter Seals to conduct two days of training on how to improve services for people with disabilities.

March 14, 2012 6:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Local bus services affect businesses

GUEST COMMENTARY: Local bus services affect businesses

Having a reliable public transportation system is good for the whole business community, not just for those people who ride it. It has the potential to affect many lives per week as people go to medical appointments or work or use buses for other purposes. Although I do not ride the bus, my …

February 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI must unite in support of bus service

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI must unite in support of bus service

Teresa Torres, executive director of Everybody Counts, took The Times to task recently for the editorial supporting the Regional Bus Authority and the funding to make transit work in Northwest Indiana. Here are some facts:

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

Local bus agencies will increase access for handicapped, elderly

Gary Public Transportation Corp. and East Chicago Transit will move forward next week with forming local citizens councils to increase access for the handicapped and elderly.

October 21, 2011 1:14 pm
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