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WILLIAM NANGLE: Amid all this water, drink in luckiness

WILLIAM NANGLE: Amid all this water, drink in luckiness

Water everywhere. That’s the picture in Northwest Indiana. And yet we take Lake Michigan pretty much for granted.

August 29, 2014 12:42 pm
Animal agriculture dumps pollutants in streams

Animal agriculture dumps pollutants in streams

Recently, the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Offer free water fountains at Lake County Fair

I enjoyed a day at the Lake County Fair with two young grandkids in tow. Each building had a sign on it, “No food or drinks allowed,” so we left our water in the car.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

NWI not likely to have toxic algae problem

With the threat from a toxic algae bloom that affected the tap water for about 400,000 residents of Michigan and Ohio apparently ended, a spokesman for Indiana American Water said the chances for a similar problem in Northwest Indiana were small.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Rain, rain go away - but not completely

KATHY LUTHER: Rain, rain go away - but not completely

You might have noticed that we’ve had a little rain in the region lately. If you are like me, right about now you have that childhood rhyme “Rain, Rain, Go Away! Come again some other day!” running through your head. At my house we have once again dubbed our backyard Lake Luther because of l…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Gary Roosevelt closing sends students to career center

GARY | The water remains off at Gary Roosevelt College and Career Academy, and those students will return to class Monday at the Gary Area Career Center. 

June 25, 2014 4:43 pm

Report: Ind. tops nation in toxic releases to waterways

A report by Environment America released Thursday ranks Indiana number one in the nation for toxic releases into waterways.

June 19, 2014 2:35 pm

State consumer rep urges rejection of water rate hike

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is urging state regulators to reject Indiana American Water Co.'s request for a $19.6 million increase in annual revenues and instead order a decrease.

May 05, 2014 11:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

At long last the mile-high snow piles have melted away. In their wake, I find two things to reflect on.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

Gary mayor opposes water rate increase

A Thursday night hearing on a 17.2 percent rate hike for Indiana American Water featured the first stand against a utility rate increase by the administration of Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

April 10, 2014 2:51 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Snow remains near one hole at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart. Two of the three 9-hole courses were open to carts for the first time Monday. The entire course is open to walkers.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

The size of ponds grew with the heavy snowfall at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart. The pond normally ends at the red stakes in the ground.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Snow remains near one green at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart. Two of the three 9-hole courses were open to carts for the first time Monday. The entire course is open to walkers.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

River Pointe Country Club grounds crew employee Anthony Host blows debris off of a tee box at the golf course in Hobart. Two of the three 9-hole courses were open to carts for the first time Monday. The entire course is open to walkers.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Standing water at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart. Two of the three 9-hole courses were open to carts for the first time Monday. The entire course is open to walkers.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

River Pointe Country Club grounds crew employee Bruce Petersohn mows a tee box at the golf course in Hobart. Two of the three 9-hole courses were open to carts for the first time Monday. The entire course is open to walkers.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

River Pointe Country Club grounds crew employee Bruce Petersohn mows a tee box at the golf course in Hobart. Two of the three 9-hole courses were open to carts for the first time Monday. The entire course is open to walkers.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Lingering winter has not been kind to region's golf courses

Hobart High School students practice putting during try-outs at River Pointe Country Club in Hobart. Normally try-outs would happen in mid-March but were postponed due to the weather.

March 31, 2014 6:06 pm
Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

The Great Lakes shipping season has kicked off after the iciest winter in 35 years.

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm
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