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Pence approves education, career training, school safety laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed into law 20 proposals approved this month by the General Assembly that are intended to boost career education in Indiana, improve job prospects for Hoosiers and make schools safer.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm

The Week Ahead - Lake County


March 23, 2014 12:05 am

Fair to provide health tips April 2 in Highland

HIGHLAND | The Smart Patient Fair, which will feature information on health issues, is scheduled for April 2 at the Wicker Park Social Center, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd.

March 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Highland and Griffith Democrats back most incumbents

Most incumbent Lake County officials won endorsements recently from Highland and Griffith Democratic precinct committeemen.

March 15, 2014 7:15 pm

South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

State lawmakers send more measures to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 06, 2014 6:15 pm
Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

Senate sends revised marriage amendment to next General Assembly

INDIANAPOLIS | The marriage debate at the Statehouse is over — for 10 months at least.

February 17, 2014 6:15 pm Photos



NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Mrvan endorses Obama's efforts for higher minimum wage

Mrvan endorses Obama's efforts for higher minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, is enthusiastically backing President Barack Obama's call for a higher minimum wage.

January 29, 2014 7:15 pm

Ban on gun buy-back programs approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate ignored pleas for local control from three Lake County lawmakers and voted 28-21 on Tuesday to prohibit all municipal gun buy-back programs statewide.

January 28, 2014 6:15 pm Related


RICH JAMES: Notice how lawmakers frame questions on surveys

RICH JAMES: Notice how lawmakers frame questions on surveys

You’ve probably gotten a constituent survey in the mail recently from your state representatives.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am

It will be incumbent on dozens of Lake officials to run again in 2014

CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.

January 04, 2014 5:00 pm

Stockbroker loses license for unpaid child support

INDIANAPOLIS | The state securities dealer license of a former Northwest Indiana resident was suspended Wednesday for his failure to pay court-ordered child support.

December 11, 2013 10:25 am

The Week Ahead - Lake County


December 01, 2013 12:05 am
MARC CHASE: Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

MARC CHASE: Eagle Scout provides soaring example of cooperation

It's a wonder the upcoming generations in Northwest Indiana have any civility toward one another at all given the way they see some of the adults behave toward one another.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Indiana lawmakers study how to prevent concussions for youth athletes

INDIANAPOLIS | The brother of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson endorsed a plan Friday that would require all Indiana youth football coaches be trained in detecting and preventing concussions, but also urged state lawmakers studying the issue not to ignore other youth sports.

September 13, 2013 3:10 pm
Korea was war in all but name

Korea was war in all but name

The Korean War was unlike any the United States had fought before, in part because it technically wasn't a war.

August 17, 2013 8:00 pm Video Photos



High hopes, slow start for Indiana Career Council

INDIANAPOLIS | The idea to better align public and private educational and employer training programs with the needs of Hoosier companies remained more aspirational than actual during Monday's first-ever meeting of the Indiana Career Council.

July 29, 2013 2:16 pm Related

Pence appoints members to Indiana Career Council

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence finally made his appointments to the Indiana Career Council Tuesday, nearly three months after signing the law creating the industry-led worker training review panel during a lavish Statehouse ceremony.

July 09, 2013 12:17 pm Related
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