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Jeremy Rivas

DOUG ROSS: Have you noticed the environment is cleaner?

DOUG ROSS: Have you noticed the environment is cleaner?

Back in 1980, I remember working for an entrepreneur who actually canned air in Gary in the 1970s. Needless to say, no one bought it.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Public deserves access to HR report

DOUG ROSS: Public deserves access to HR report

Can you imagine paying an expert nearly $25,000 for advice and then not being able to see what that advice is? You'd be furious, right?

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Council OKs judge's help wanted request

VALPARAISO | After some hesitation, the Porter County Council agreed to approve Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's request for $11,979 to pay for a new employee.

July 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.

May 06, 2014 9:59 pm Photos

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Emergency radios donated to South Haven schools

SOUTH HAVEN | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain recently donated two emergency call radios for South Haven and Saylor elementary schools.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Jeremy Rivas

Jeremy Rivas

Jeremy Rivas

April 08, 2014 9:55 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

GUEST COMMENTARY: Rivas should not have been removed from district

The recent redrawing of Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas out of his home district by the Porter County Board of Commissioners was unnecessary and wrong.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: New districts shouldn't target council incumbents

GUEST COMMENTARY: New districts shouldn't target council incumbents

Every 10 years, local elected leaders are charged with redistricting based on the annual census so voters have an even-handed voice in their community.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am
Rivas seeking second term on Porter Co. Council

Rivas seeking second term on Porter Co. Council

VALPARAISO | Jeremy Rivas plans to run for a second term next year on the Porter County Council.

October 29, 2013 7:34 am

Porter County Council ousts its leaders

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.

March 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Porter County adopts budget relying on reserve funds

VALPARAISO | A fractured Porter County Council approved a $38 million budget for 2013 that relies on reserve funding.

October 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Evans defends participation in county insurance plan

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans, R-North, is challenging calls for him and other members of the Board of Commissioners and County Council to drop out of the county health insurance plan because they only work part time.

June 06, 2012 7:15 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Evans for commissioner

EDITORIAL: We endorse Evans for commissioner

Probably the hottest race in Porter County this year is is for the Republican nomination for Porter County commissioner in District 3, where incumbent John Evans faces former Commissioner Jim Biggs.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
County is building on strong economic base

County is building on strong economic base

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, hopes the county's decision to once again take an active role in the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority will pay off in a big way.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
Proposal would cut health insurance for Porter County Council, commissioners

Proposal would cut health insurance for Porter County Council, commissioners

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, said he was surprised when he was offered health insurance coverage from the county after being elected to office last year.

February 08, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Council members question $75,000 for jobs plan

Council members question $75,000 for jobs plan

VALPARAISO | Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, and other members of the Porter County Council support the goal of creating jobs locally.

December 28, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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MARK KIESLING: Opera House drama calls for compromise

MARK KIESLING: Opera House drama calls for compromise

The $250,000 grant given by the Porter County Council to fund salaries and improvements at the Memorial Opera House may cause the fat lady to sing.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am

Council OKs Expo Center, opera house hiring

VALPARAISO | The success of the Memorial Opera House and the Expo Center earned Brian Schafer the tentative endorsement of the Porter County Council to hire some help Monday.

October 04, 2011 6:00 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Porter County's EDIT provides plenty to chew on

PHIL WIELAND: Porter County's EDIT provides plenty to chew on

Economic development is a government term. Its definition depends on the political exigencies of the moment, sort of like family values and mission accomplished.

July 15, 2011 12:00 am
Proposal would cut health insurance for Porter County Council, commissioners

Proposal would cut health insurance for Porter County Council, commissioners

Jeremy Rivas, District 2 Porter County councilman

July 11, 2011 12:00 am
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