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Hebron clerk vows to renew early voting site request

HEBRON | Hebron Clerk-Treasurer Terri Waywood promises she will return to the Porter County Election Board in January, if necessary, to renew her request for an early voting site in Hebron.

August 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Federal ruling on same-sex marriage

Federal ruling on same-sex marriage

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard L. Young's ruling in three federal lawsuits found Indiana's ban against same-sex marriages unconstitutional.

June 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Porter County Republicans deny involvement in smear postcard

VALPARAISO | Porter County Republicans are denying involvement in a postcard slamming a Democratic candidate.

May 09, 2014 7:58 pm

EDITORIAL: Stop squabbling at voters' expense

Election shenanigans have already begun in Porter County.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

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

Porter election board to buy electronic poll books, printers

VALPARAISO | By approving only two early voting locations in Porter County, the county's Election Board reduced the number of printers it will need to buy for the primary election.

March 15, 2014 5:52 pm

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

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

Porter County clerk proposes big election savings

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board will meet next Friday to decide whether to buy an e-pollbook system and printer that County Clerk Karen Martin said could save thousands of dollars a year now spent on unused ballots.

March 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Boone Twp. schools wants second try at referendum

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board has a new member, a new attorney and a new controversy.

January 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Election Board seeks legal advice on Biggs complaint

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board wants more information before deciding how to deal with the anonymous complaints filed about county Councilman Jim Biggs's campaign finance reports.

April 19, 2013 5:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Indiana law makes towns cry 'Uncle'

It says a lot about the state of local government in Indiana that local officials in some communities grumbled about being forced to comply with the nepotism and conflict-of-interest reforms forced on them by a new state law.

July 05, 2012 12:00 am

New anti-nepotism law may transform local government employment

INDIANAPOLIS | A new state law that took effect Sunday signals the end of Northwest Indiana's tradition of nepotism in local government jobs.

July 02, 2012 12:00 am

Appellate court upholds county clerk firing

The state appellate court has upheld a decision that Portage resident Margaret Hammond was fired from the Porter County clerk's office for just cause and is thus ineligible for unemployment benefits.

April 19, 2012 10:30 am
Porter County clerk sued for discrimination

Porter County clerk sued for discrimination

HAMMOND | Three former employees of the Porter County clerk's office filed lawsuits in federal court claiming they were wrongfully fired by Clerk Karen Martin out of political retaliation and discrimination.

April 05, 2012 11:42 am
MARK KIESLING: Nepotism may just be righting wrong

MARK KIESLING: Nepotism may just be righting wrong

Nepotism can come in many flavors, from a smoothie to a rocky road.

July 24, 2011 12:00 am

Porter County clerk's hire of daughter skirts nepotism policy

Porter County Clerk Karen Martin's decision to hire her daughter skirts the county's nepotism policy but does not violate it, a Times review of the matter concluded.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

County clerk hires daughter, despite past conduct allegations

Porter County Clerk Karen Martin hired her daughter about a week after taking office -- knowing her daughter had been fired from the clerk's office six years before for alleged misconduct, a Times investigation found.

July 16, 2011 7:00 pm

Porter County clerk seeking to restructure office

VALPARAISO | Newly elected Republican Porter County Clerk Karen Martin said her request to restructure the office will not have much of an impact on most of her 41 full-time employees.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am
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Karen Martin

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October 29, 2010 12:00 am
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