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Funding falls short for Porter County Jail addiction program

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain is again voicing concern over a dwindling court fee he relies upon to fund the Chemical Dependency and Addictions Program at the jail.

April 01, 2014 5:34 pm

Porter County officials at odds over employee move

VALPARAISO | A decision earlier this week by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to move a data department out of the auditor's office has triggered a dispute over who has control over those employees.

March 20, 2014 3:45 pm

Candidate clerk plans to set up voting site in her office

VALPARAISO | Porter County Clerk Karen Martin told the Porter County Board of Commissioners she will offer early voting in her office at the courthouse if the county election board does not come up with an alternative by the week's end.

March 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Evans calls budget tightening an attack on county employees

VALPARAISO | Porter County job reductions and proposed benefit changes said to be triggered by worsening financial problems are being opposed as an assault on those government employees.

March 06, 2014 4:00 pm

Obamacare benefits to cost county $83,181 this year

VALPARAISO | While the Affordable Care Act did away with the practice of denying insurance coverage to those with pre-existing health conditions, county officials learned Tuesday this benefit comes at a price.

February 18, 2014 3:00 pm

Porter County discovers $17,000 overpay error

VALPARAISO | A maintenance employee at the Porter County Expo Center and Sheriff's Department received nearly 50 percent more pay in 2013 than he was supposed to, yet the error did not come to light until the year's end.

February 13, 2014 6:15 pm

Bakery dome one step closer to demolition

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners gave the city of Valparaiso permission Tuesday to move forward with a plan to demolish the former bakery dome in the area of Ind. 49 and Ind. 2, and prepare the site for a new commercial development.

February 04, 2014 3:10 pm

Porter County commissioners repair redistricting error

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, in part, to comply with a court order to correct the recent redrawing of council districts.

January 29, 2014 3:35 pm

Primary set in GOP commissioner race

VALPARAISO | A second countywide primary battle has taken shape with William A. LaFever filing a Republican challenge to the re-election bid of Center District Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams.

January 28, 2014 1:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Council must act on jobs, finances

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County Council must act on jobs, finances

A new year brings new opportunities for Porter County government to get our budget challenges under control — if the County Council will act.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Commissioner Nancy Adams seeking re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams, R-Center, has filed for re-election, setting the stage for the first contested race this election year.

January 13, 2014 11:38 am

Winter storms taxing county resources

VALPARAISO | Porter County government took quite a hit from the winter storms that have belted the area since the start of the new year, officials reported Tuesday.

January 07, 2014 7:12 pm

Redistricting challenge derailed by weather

The extreme winter weather derailed a court hearing Tuesday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the County Council districts.

January 07, 2014 12:15 pm

Lawsuit challenges legality of Porter County Council redistricting

VALPARAISO | A lawsuit was filed Monday claiming the Porter County Board of Commissioners ran afoul with state law two weeks ago when the three members redrew district lines for the Porter County Council.

December 30, 2013 5:10 pm

Redistricting cuts Rivas out of County Council seat

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas said he will move -- if that what it takes -- to continue representing the 2nd District that he was removed from in a redistricting plan approved with bipartisan support Tuesday by the Porter County Board of Commissioners.

December 17, 2013 4:19 pm
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

Commissioners postpone debated redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners headed off what promised to be a heated debate Tuesday when they postponed the unveiling of proposed new County Council districts.

December 03, 2013 3:30 pm

Feds looking at Porter County wellness deal

VALPARAISO | The FBI reportedly has taken possession of records related to the Porter County Board of Commissioners' decision last year to switch the provider of wellness and clinic service for county employees.

November 25, 2013 9:00 pm

Faulty county numbers push redistricting

VALPARAISO | An error by local election officials helped to trigger the hotly disputed rush underway by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to reconfigure four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.

November 22, 2013 1:20 pm
Fairness of council redistricting called into question

Fairness of council redistricting called into question

VALPARAISO | Local Democrats are questioning the fairness of a decision by the Republican-controlled Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.

November 19, 2013 3:30 pm
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