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GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

From the diverse cultures our cities showcase to the serene natural beauty of Lake Michigan — regardless of what you’re looking to do or see, you’ll find it just a short car, bus or train ride away.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Programs target region's health needs

Programs target region's health needs

When it comes to health, Indiana consistently falls among the lowest in the nation.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Strengthening neighborhoods strengthens communities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Strengthening neighborhoods strengthens communities

Within weeks of arriving in the Northwest region as chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, the University Park project in Gary was brought to my attention. The project has a transformative vision relative to revitalizing a neighborhood and the community.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

Have you ever wondered about the editorials you see Sunday through Friday on the Opinion page? We'd like to tell you who we are and what our agenda is for 2014.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Report tallies deaths expected from Medicaid opt-out

Between 240 and 758 Hoosiers could die annually because Indiana has not opted to expand Medicaid, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and City University of New York.

February 08, 2014 10:30 pm

Health group seeks change on Medicaid decision

A group of local health advocates approved a resolution Friday imploring Gov. Mike Pence to expand Medicaid in Indiana.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

Jobs – secure, well-paying jobs – help to build and solidify a community.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
Health summit urges education, collaboration

Health summit urges education, collaboration

One year after the health of region residents was diagnosed as bad and getting worse, the One Region initiative has made a start to finding the cure.

November 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Health summit to involve outside sectors

MERRILLVILLE | Building off the concept that different sectors in society are intertwined, One Region will host its inaugural health summit this month, inviting stakeholders from an array of backgrounds.

November 10, 2013 6:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop pushing regionalization, E-911 consolidation efforts

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop pushing regionalization, E-911 consolidation efforts

Times executive editor Bill Nangle, chief propagandist for the One Region organization, can't even make it through half his column in support of the E-911 fiasco without pulling the race card.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The Times earns community service award

A Times-backed effort to unify the Region has earned the media company a 2013 Community Leadership award from the Inland Press Association.

October 29, 2013 5:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Recognizing our demographic facts as assets

GUEST COMMENTARY: Recognizing our demographic facts as assets

Diversity took root in Northwest Indiana more than 100 years ago, when immigrants of many ethnic backgrounds arrived in this region and brought their cultures and traditions. Today, our region’s character remains defined by the diversity of its people.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County needs single dispatch center

For more than a year, members of the One Region Public Safety Committee have been meeting to collectively assess and evaluate law enforcement functions within Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Portage High School senior Max Almedina, left checks out a diesel airbrakes exhbit with Justin Crawford, also a PHS student who was working at the Porter County Career Tech exhibit this month at Portage High School during the Portage Economic Development Corp's first National Manufacturing a…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Work crews install a storm sewer on Roosevelt Road last May in the first phase of the five-points roundabout project at Roosevelt, North Calumet Avenue and Vale Park Road in Valparaiso. "Expand and repair local infrastructure, including mass transit" tied for fifth place on the One Region li…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Northwest Indiana Regional Development funds helped pay for The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond. "Secure funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority" was atop the One Region list of priorities, with 25 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

PLC Alverno Medical Technician Coordinator Debbie Smock operates a new Walk Away Specimen Processing unit at the facility in Hammond on Feb. 19. "Improve access to affordable health care" tied for fifth place on the One Region list of priorities, with 8 percent of participants in a recent su…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Community leaders dispelled a long-held perception that consensus on major public policy issues is not attainable in Northwest Indiana, organizers of the recent event said.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

David M. Limardi leads a Shared Ethics Advisory Commission supervisor training session in April at Centennial Park in Munster. "Create models and implement them to reform and improve local government" tied for seventh place on the One Region list of priorities, with 3 percent of participants…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

As Brytnie Jones, right, looks on, Jackie Carter helps her daughter Angelnet Byrom, 6, pick out a book at at Gary's Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 6. "Improve reality and perception of public safety through community involvement and other crime prevention programs" ranked third on the One R…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
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