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Porter County Substance Abuse Council

Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

PORTAGE | Tim Kunstek, a Portage High School home school advisor, asked a group of fourth-graders Tuesday if they'd ever give his Comfort Dog Isaiah anything harmful.

October 21, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Substance abuse councils to hold summit on marijuana

VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial Opera House.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm

Substance Abuse Council enacts changes judges sought

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Substance Abuse Council is wasting no time in implementing structural changes that led to a reconciliation with local judges and the return of funding generated by court fees.

June 12, 2014 6:31 pm

Funding restored as anti-drug group makes peace with judges

VALPARAISO | Efforts by the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to address concerns raised by county judges is paying off with court fees being restored to the group in its battle against illegal drug use.

June 07, 2014 10:30 pm
Meeting focuses on drug, alcohol problems

Meeting focuses on drug, alcohol problems

CHESTERTON | Teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, police officers, business owners, civil servants, parents and youth gathered at the WaterBird Banquet Center on Wednesday to talk about underage drinking and heroin use in the county.

May 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.

May 06, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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Taxpayers may pick up lost court fees in anti-drug effort

VALPARAISO | Members of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council voiced hope Thursday morning about being able to address concerns among some judges that has caused a slowing of court fees to the many anti-drug efforts funded by the group.

April 10, 2014 12:25 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lack of DUI fees threatens anti-drug efforts

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lack of DUI fees threatens anti-drug efforts

Every county in Indiana has a coalition of community members working to fight substance abuse. As envisioned by then-Gov. Evan Bayh and the state legislators, these coalitions would be self-funded by local drivers convicted of drunken driving.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Fighting substance abuse is team effort

Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Improve drug treatment, prevention efforts

Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am
Students kick off Red Ribbon week celebration

Students kick off Red Ribbon week celebration

PORTAGE | Jackie Sterling looked out at the some 150 students from the steps of City Hall here Monday afternoon.

October 21, 2013 2:46 pm Photos

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PC schools get $15,000 for random drug testing

VALPARAISO | Porter County schools got a $15,000 donation from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council to help fund random drug testing.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County students get a feel for impaired driving

Porter County students get a feel for impaired driving

More than 1,500 Porter County students were given the opportunity to experience the hazards of impaired driving in recent weeks.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Portage police to add three canines to department

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will receive three new K-9 officers next month.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am

Portage police look to restart K-9 unit

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is beginning efforts to reinstate its K-9 unit.

March 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Portage schools chief may recommend random drug testing policy

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools Superintendent E. Ric Frataccia said he may recommend a policy requiring random drug testing of high school students in the next few months.

March 06, 2013 8:15 pm

Substance Abuse Council to hear about Boys & Girls Club

VALPARAISO | The Boys & Girls Club of Porter County will be spotlighted at this month’s Porter County Substance Abuse Council meeting.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am

Hebron celebrates low crime, new stores

HEBRON | Most of the town's police force attended Tuesday's town council meeting, but it wasn't to quell an angry mob.

November 20, 2012 9:15 pm
Students proud to be drug-free

Students proud to be drug-free

VALPARAISO | Loud cheers and dozens of red balloons floated through the sky Monday outside the Porter County Administration Building as students from Myers Elementary School in Portage kicked off the county's annual Red Ribbon Week.

October 24, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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Porter County Substance Abuse Council funds programs

VALPARAISO | Porter County Substance Abuse Council gave out $165,000 this month for drug and alcohol programs in Porter County.

October 13, 2011 11:52 am
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