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Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds of Lake County children from low-income families will be among the first in the state to take advantage of Indiana's new prekindergarten voucher program.

July 22, 2014 11:00 am Related
Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Defining poverty difficult, but essential to fighting region epidemic

Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
Fraud case dismissed against Chesterton woman

Fraud case dismissed against Chesterton woman

VALPARAISO | A welfare fraud case against a Chesterton woman was dismissed Wednesday at the request of the Porter County prosecutor's office.

July 18, 2013 10:30 am

Hammond day care fires one, reprimands others

HAMMOND | Multiple teachers have been reprimanded and at least one person fired in the wake of a state investigation into Northwest Family Services, state records show.

May 16, 2013 6:52 pm
Hammond day care appeals state license revocation

Hammond day care appeals state license revocation

HAMMOND | A Hammond day care facility has appealed revocation of its child care center license, a state spokeswoman said Friday.

May 03, 2013 7:15 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Serious questions on hybrid welfare system

Gov. Mitch Daniels' recent column was an opportunity to educate Hoosiers regarding the following services in Indiana: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid for basic health care. These so-called welfare programs s…

September 11, 2012 12:00 am
NWI businesses tend to in-home needs of the elderly

NWI businesses tend to in-home needs of the elderly

As co-owner of Home Helpers' Valparaiso office, Jim VanVliet is well aware that about 8,000 baby boomers a day began turning 65 last year. "There are a lot of people getting to that age where they need help," he said.

March 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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NWI businesses tend to in-home needs of the elderly

NWI businesses tend to in-home needs of the elderly

As co-owner of Home Helpers' Valparaiso office, Jim VanVliet is well aware that about 8,000 baby boomers a day began turning 65 last year.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mitch Roob, leader of state economic development efforts, departing

Mitch Roob, leader of state economic development efforts, departing

INDIANAPOLIS | The man who has led the state effort to bring new jobs to Indiana for nearly three years is leaving for a new job of his own.

September 01, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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Medicaid expert disputes state's decision to deny coverage to Dyer infant

Medicaid expert disputes state's decision to deny coverage to Dyer infant

A local Medicaid expert believes the state cannot legally deny coverage of a medical procedure that could save the life of a Dyer infant, but the state agency making the decision disagrees.

December 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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