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County government at odds over proposed tax increase

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners is seeking to raise to the maximum level one of the tax rates used to fund county government.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Commissioners support new foundation idea for hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted in favor to support an effort by the County Council to form a new foundation to handle at least part of the $159 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the former county hospital.

July 01, 2014 3:55 pm

New Porter County Jail wing set to open in June

VALPARAISO | The state has signed off on the renovation of the third wing at the Porter County Jail, further paving the way for the additional unit to open in another six to seven weeks.

May 13, 2014 2:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

Tuesday's primary election proved Porter County isn't the paradise many public officials believe it to be.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am

Snyder, Evans clash over order to vacate office

VALPARAISO | Visitors to the Porter County Assessor's Office might find the staff sitting in the hall soon.

May 07, 2014 5:45 pm

Porter County early voting site battle goes on

VALPARAISO | Despite both parties saying they wanted to be reasonable and find a compromise location for the early voting location in Valparaiso, neither side wanted to accept the other's proposals.

March 21, 2014 4:19 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pandering to workers doesn't help taxpayers

I was surprised by Porter County Commissioner John Evans’ assertion that running Porter County Government efficiently is somehow unfair — or worse, inconsiderate of our county employees.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Election Board rejects Valpo early voting sites

VALPARAISO | Interparty squabbling prevented the Porter County Election Board on Friday from approving an early voting location in Valparaiso for the May 6 primary.

March 14, 2014 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Let department heads manage staffs

The Porter County Council, which called on department heads to cut their budgets, now is dragging its feet on Auditor Bob Wichlinski's plan to address pay disparities among cross-trained employees.

March 10, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County debates moving early voting sites

VALPARAISO | The debate over moving the early voting locations out of the voter registration office in Valparaiso and the Porter County clerk's office in Portage could also impact the Chesterton early voting site and a proposed south county one.

March 09, 2014 12:00 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
DOUG ROSS: Celebrate report's birthday by blowing off dust

DOUG ROSS: Celebrate report's birthday by blowing off dust

If the much-ballyhooed Porter County Jobs Cabinet report had a soundtrack, it most likely would include "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. Just change the lyrics to "Dust on the Shelf."

December 20, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: We had no choice but to act on redistricting

GUEST COMMENTARY: We had no choice but to act on redistricting

Recent Times articles and editorials raised questions about the fairness and process of redistricting of the Porter County Council districts. Clearly, The Times failed to investigate the laws governing redistricting.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

As a veteran, top-ranked marathon runner and triathlete, Bill Pauley is used to racing against time, but he's been involved in a different race this year. A race to save lives.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

PHIL WIELAND: Vote for the Hitler of your choice

It's a wonder anyone runs for office anymore.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am

No animal shelter at Sunset Hill Park

VALPARAISO | The debate over placing the Porter County animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm ended before it began at Thursday's meeting of the Porter County Parks Foundation meeting.

September 19, 2013 5:45 pm

Commissioners hope to take case of animal shelter to parks foundation

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Laura Blaney hopes to make the case for locating a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park to the Porter County Parks Foundation later this week.

September 17, 2013 5:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: A decent proposal for new animal shelter

DOUG ROSS: A decent proposal for new animal shelter

The fur is really flying over the proposal to build an animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am
ACLU: Porter County Jail overcrowding 'inexcusable'

ACLU: Porter County Jail overcrowding 'inexcusable'

VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo wants to raze former bakery building

VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners on Tuesday discussed two separate issues: the demolition of a former bakery building in the area of Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 and a new animal shelter at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.

August 20, 2013 8:30 pm
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