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EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial tensions following the police shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown. It is a tense situation that must be defused.

10 hours ago
GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

Events in Ferguson, Mo., have tragically but necessarily touched off much needed debates about racial injustice, police tactics and the increasing militarization of local police departments.

10 hours ago
WALTER WILLIAMS: Get ready for denials on border dangers

WALTER WILLIAMS: Get ready for denials on border dangers

Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge's website of "the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever" for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. He said Drudge "is doing his best to stir up a civil war. I mean, shame on Matt Drudge."

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Munster police receive armored vehicle for SWAT efforts

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department has its own armored personnel carrier, free of charge, to bolster a joint SWAT effort with a neighboring department.

August 14, 2014 3:06 pm
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June 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. national security surveillance and price of security

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. national security surveillance and price of security

The U.S. government is working to restrain intelligence agencies, and Americans should applaud. On March 25, major proposals were announced. The Obama administration seeks to end government bulk collection of phone records by the super-secret National Security Agency and require court approv…

March 29, 2014 12:00 am
"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Region views on eavesdropping

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Megan Bruce, Chesterton | "I don't think so. Privacy is a good thing. It could be helpful in giving the sense of security, but a lot of people would get away anyway."

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Cindy Koehler, Schererville | "It's kind of iffy for me. I understand why they do it, but I personally wouldn't want to be spied on. If I knew that it's keeping me safe, then I guess I'd accept it."

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Terry Zych, East Chicago | "We want to utilize every advantage that we possibly can. Bugging, wiretapping and drones, the more high-tech the better. We should utilize our technology to its fullest."

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Vicki Ciena, Lake Station | "No. Why would it be OK to do it to them but not to us? I feel I'm being watched all the time, but I don't think about it or I'd never leave the house."

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Enrique Rivera, Lansing | "No. We have no business in foreign countries. We have too many problems here. It's like being a terrorist or a snitch."

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

"Do you think it helps our national security to eavesdrop on foreign countries?"

Sean O'Rourke, Portage | "No. I think we have enough situations here to focus on. We need more faith in God."

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: National security surveillance and price of security

GUEST COMMENTARY: National security surveillance and price of security

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, took a hard line on Oct. 29 in testimony before the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He argued that alarm over electronic monitoring of foreign leaders and vast numbers of citizens is misplaced.

November 09, 2013 11:45 am

Lake Station police arrested 14 for DUI in holiday sweep

LAKE STATION | A recent national police crackdown aimed at impaired driving and motorcycle riding proved a success, police Lt. John McDaniel said.

September 11, 2013 12:05 am

Police: Two Hobart women stole purse, used credit cards

HOBART | Two Hobart women stole a purse from a party and later used credit cards and a gift card to buy items at a gas station, police said.

July 06, 2013 8:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: National security can survive in 'land of the free'

YOUNG VOICES: National security can survive in 'land of the free'

Quite frankly, if the National Security Agency tapped into my phone calls it would probably be listening in on little more than one of my parents accidentally butt-dialing me.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita wants secret court rulings disclosed

Rokita wants secret court rulings disclosed

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, believes the attorney general should be required to disclose decisions of the secret court that has authorized federal agencies to collect and analyze the telephone and Internet records of all Americans.

June 20, 2013 2:45 pm Related

Hobart police question pair in Tuesday home invasion

HOBART | Police on Wednesday had in custody two men suspected of involvement in a home invasion, police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Ogden said.

May 15, 2013 8:45 pm
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