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Portage commission continues review of proposed bond issue

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday took a closer look at the projects within and financing of a proposed bond issue.

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Jamie Lomax

Jamie Lomax

Jamie Lomax drives his way inside of Jesse Bitterling during last Sunday’s Season Championship race at Plymouth Speedway.

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RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

It has been a long, but successful, racing season for Lake Village’s Jamie Lomax.

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Jackson festivities kick off; fans from around the world expected

Jackson festivities kick off; fans from around the world expected

GARY | Michael Jackson fans from around the world are expected to descend upon his childhood home for the Michael Jackson King of Pop Tribute Festival of the Arts, 2014, which kicked off Thursday.

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Lake E-911 system on a fast pace

CROWN POINT | Lake County’s consolidated E-911 system took a giant leap forward Thursday with the approval of a more than $10 million budget for 2015 and news that full-time dispatchers will be hired in the next few weeks.

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Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

ST. JOHN | Several Lake Central School Corp. teachers came away with a little cash from a recent School Board meeting.

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Doubts surround plane in Brazil campaign

Doubts surround plane in Brazil campaign

Marina Silva, presidential candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party, PSB speaks during a televised presidential debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. A new poll shows Silva as the leading rival to Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and would defeat her in a second-round runof…

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Doubts surround plane in Brazil campaign

Doubts surround plane in Brazil campaign

SAO PAULO (AP) — Doubts surrounding the legality of the purchase of a small private plane used by the Brazilian Socialist Party have placed the campaign of presidential hopeful Marina Silva under scrutiny this week.

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A local builder is inviting golfers to the course at Aberdeen in support of Kids Alive International.

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Obama taps veteran diplomat to be Afghan envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is tapping a veteran diplomat with experience in Kabul to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

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Bon Femme Cafe

Bon Femme Cafe

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Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner's plan to tax some services will help wealthy people like Rauner but hurt hardworking families, and the Republican businessman calling Quinn's efforts t…

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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Syrian charged in plot against troops is now in US

PHOENIX (AP) — A Syrian man has been extradited to Arizona to face charges that he supplied components of improvised explosive devices to a jihadist group in Iraq that mounted attacks against the U.S. military.

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Scouting area prep football games

Scouting area prep football games

Crown Point (1-0) at Mishawaka (1-0)

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Group wants 'Redskins' name kept out of stadium

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition wants the NFL team from Washington barred from using its "Redskins" name on University of Minnesota turf.

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Ranger in Africa's oldest park wounded by grenade

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A ranger in Africa's oldest national park has been seriously wounded by a grenade during a confrontation with poachers.

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

President Barack Obama speaks the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, Malaysian Military Police officers stand guard during a rehearsal of a hand-over ceremony of bodies of victims from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, one day before the bodies of …

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Graphic summarizes the events and search efforts of Malaysian flight MH 370; 4c x 11 inches; 195.7 mm x 279 mm;

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Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's flight path.

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Wife of Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris dies

BALTIMORE (AP) — The wife of a Maryland congressman has died unexpectedly.

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US rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama's administration on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to t…

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UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Bruce Aylward, WHO Assistant Director-General, speaks to the media during a press conference about the WHO briefing on the Ebola roadmap. It outlines all actions that need to be taken by affected countries and partners to bring an end to the largest and most complex recorded Ebola outbreak i…

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