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Diversity group seeks to change perception of Valpo

VALPARAISO | The city's Advisory Human Relations Council wants to change the way Valparaiso is perceived by other communities in terms of diversity and race relations.

July 29, 2014 10:30 pm
VU law students get lesson in diversity, inclusion

VU law students get lesson in diversity, inclusion

VALPARAISO | Just because an organization is diverse doesn't mean it's inclusive, a consultant told 340 Valparaiso University law students, faculty and staff Monday.

March 25, 2014 5:45 pm Photos


ACLU raising awareness of its mission

ACLU raising awareness of its mission

As the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the organization joins ACLU affiliates nationwide aiming to be more proactive in its mission, Executive Director Jane Henegar said. 

October 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Valparaiso to host civil rights seminar

VALPARAISO | Area legal eagles can keep abreast of laws and court decisions dealing with state and federal civil rights issues at a three-hour seminar planned for June 29 at the Valparaiso police station.

June 06, 2012 6:30 pm

Survey shows race, gender issues in Valpo

VALPARAISO | In a diversity survey done a year ago, more Valparaiso-area residents said they were harassed or discriminated against because of their gender than because of race.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo human relations panel gets started

VALPARAISO | Before it can begin planning the kind of activities and events it will do to promote diversity in Valparaiso, the city's Advisory Human Relations Council decided the first thing it needs to do is get organized.

January 31, 2012 8:15 pm

The Times to webcast Lake County trials

INDIANAPOLIS | The Times soon will begin broadcasting Lake County civil court hearings on its website,, as part of a pilot project intended to bring courts closer to residents.

January 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Valpo diversity panel taking on a new role

VALPARAISO | Now a permanent committee, the city's Advisory Human Relations Council plans to be very active in the coming months defining its role and goals.

January 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Community Corrections settles with former employee in civil rights lawsuit

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman who worked for a Lake County alternative sentencing program for criminals has settled a civil discrimination lawsuit, federal court records show.

January 18, 2012 11:46 am

Valpo's new human relations council ready to meet

VALPARAISO | It took a little longer than expected to appoint the members of the revamped city Advisory Human Relations Council, but the group will waste no time in holding its first meeting.

December 09, 2011 10:30 am

Valpo to expand human relations panel

VALPARAISO | Appointing only seven people to Valparaiso's reorganized Advisory Human Relations Council proved to be a bit of a challenge, so the group is being expanded to 10 voting members.

September 26, 2011 5:26 pm

Valpo panel appointments coming soon

VALPARAISO | It's been two months since the Valparaiso City Council voted to reconfigure the mayor's advisory council on human relations into a permanent group, and Mayor Jon Costas said he expects to name the seven members by month's end.

August 20, 2011 12:00 pm

Human relations council may have permanent role

VALPARAISO | With Valparaiso's fast-growing minority population, Mayor Jon Costas is looking to make the status of the advisory human relations council more permanent.

June 15, 2011 12:00 am
Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

May 13, 2011 3:56 pm Related
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