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GUEST COMMENTARY: What Congress should learn from VA scandal

GUEST COMMENTARY: What Congress should learn from VA scandal

Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, and grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills get …

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Feds deny Indiana request for winter storm aid

INDIANAPOLIS | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mike Pence's request for funds to cover a portion of the snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm

E.C. residents can seek help with utility bills, rent at event

EAST CHICAGO | Several agencies are combining forces to help East Chicago residents qualify for utility and rental assistance.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Hebron still looking for fire station funding

HEBRON | The shutdown of the federal government last fall apparently is still having an impact.

March 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Pence seeks federal winter storm aid for most region counties

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.

March 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Valpo roads not on a low salt diet this year

VALPARAISO | One month into winter and the city already has used almost as much salt as it did all last winter.

January 18, 2014 4:35 pm

Porter County to receive federal funds

VALPARAISO | Porter County has been chosen to receive $24,000 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

January 17, 2014 11:50 am
Valpo may take possession of derelict dome

Valpo may take possession of derelict dome

VALPARAISO | The city of Valparaiso may take possession soon of a 10-acre shovel-ready development site. All it would have to do is demolish the former Natural Ovens Bakery dome.

October 14, 2013 5:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Flood tragedies nobody talks about

Everybody in south suburban Cook County is aware that on April 18, the area was drenched with rain from the storm that knocked out power in many households, caused huge traffic delays and flooded basements.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Prompt helped NYC during, after hurricane

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Prompt helped NYC during, after hurricane

It has been more than two months since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. However, we are still being asked about our involvement.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
New radios enhance communications

New radios enhance communications

WHITING | The Whiting Fire Department recently received a $23,616 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to purchase 20 portable P25 digital radios.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sandy, humanitarian relief and American tradition

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sandy, humanitarian relief and American tradition

Cyclone Sandy was technically downgraded from hurricane status just before striking the U.S., but remains highly disruptive. Both the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns temporarily suspended their frenetic activity. In part, this reflected the practical impossibility of moving through t…

November 03, 2012 12:00 am

Marine 1 has assisted in 10 calls so far

PORTAGE | Portage's new fire/rescue boat, launched just this summer, has seen its share of duty.

September 10, 2012 1:50 pm
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Hobart's Civil Defense, a program first formed during World War II, has taken a new direction.

August 23, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Actions speaking loud and clear

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Actions speaking loud and clear

In my column back in May I reported on several notable human service programs being implemented in south suburban communities this summer.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
Abandoned trailers removed from flood-ravaged Lake Station mobile home park

Abandoned trailers removed from flood-ravaged Lake Station mobile home park

LAKE STATION | All the trailers have been removed from the abandoned, flood-ravaged Riverside Mobile Home property.

July 08, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Emergency readiness program today for Hobart senior citizens

HOBART | Seniors are invited to attend an emergency preparedness program from 10 a.m. to noon today at Maria Reiner Senior Center, 705 E. Fourth St.

June 21, 2012 12:00 am

Emergency Management Fair scheduled Thursday in Gary

GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to host an Emergency Management Awareness Fair designed to increase awareness and disaster preparedness in Northwest Indiana.

June 20, 2012 12:00 am

Public safety agencies seek to meet FCC bandwidth mandate

Some public safety departments in Northwest Indiana are already prepared to meet the FCC's Jan. 1 deadline for narrowbanding. Some -- like Portage -- are in midstream, and others are still investigating what they have to do to meet the deadline.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NWI needs regional disaster preparedness plan

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NWI needs regional disaster preparedness plan

In the wake of the devastating and lethal tornadoes in southern Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, I am compelled to advocate for a regional disaster preparedness plan.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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