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Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence revealed Tuesday the decision to close Camp Summit, a LaPorte paramilitary-style youth offender rehabilitation center, originated with the Indiana Department of Correction.

September 09, 2014 4:40 pm Related
Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

Pence: Budget will maintain Indiana's strong balance sheet

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers should not expect any significant increases in state spending, though businesses could see another round of tax cuts under the 2016-17 Indiana budget now being crafted by Gov. Mike Pence.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Job-seekers visit various booths during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Patricia Jones, of Lansing, talks with LeKeshia Smith, marketing assistant for Capitol City Family Education Services, during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday. Jones is looking for work as an office manager.

August 29, 2014 12:14 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

DeAntae Sturghill, of Gary, looks over his resume during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster Friday. Sturghill is looking for a full-time management position.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Brittany Josey, of Lansing, from left, and Justice Johnson and Nicole Smith, both of West Chicago, listen to K12, Inc.'s Dr. Angela E. Poole speak about her company during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday.

August 29, 2014 12:14 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Pastor John Ponder introduces the next speaker as job-seekers and vendors gather in the auditorium for speeches during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm

Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indiana Department of Correction closes the Camp Summit youth offender boot camp program.

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Businesses seeking employees at Michigan City job fair

More than 40 employers, including Monosol and Alcoa, want job applicants at an upcoming job fair in Michigan City.

August 05, 2014 4:41 pm
Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on track for a record-setting year in enticing businesses to locate or expand in Indiana.

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Indiana leads nation in manufacturing jobs gains

The manufacturing sector continues to rebound, but still has not gotten back to its pre-recession employment level in Northwest Indiana or statewide.

August 02, 2014 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity if you aren’t hosting an internship program. Missing out on increased productivity, new creative energy and an efficient recruiting strategy, yes – bu…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
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