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Pinhook Bog

Pinhook Bog

Insect-eating pitcher plants highlight the unique habitat of Pinhook Bog in LaPorte County.

April 15, 2014 11:21 pm
Vehicles navigate high water

Vehicles navigate high water

Vehicles navigate high water at the viaduct on U.S. 30, just east of U.S. 41 in Schererville on Thursday morning.

February 20, 2014 9:39 am
Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Times Assistant Managing Editor Robert Blaszkiewicz spotted fall colors in the scenery at Camp Meadowbrook in Liberty Township Oct. 16.

October 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Times Assistant Managing Editor Robert Blaszkiewicz spotted fall colors in the scenery at Camp Meadowbrook in Liberty Township Oct. 16.

October 17, 2013 5:56 pm
Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Times Assistant Managing Editor Robert Blaszkiewicz spotted fall colors in the scenery at Camp Meadowbrook in Liberty Township Oct. 16.

October 17, 2013 5:57 pm
Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Times Assistant Managing Editor Robert Blaszkiewicz spotted fall colors in the scenery at the reopened Cowles Bog at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Oct. 17.

October 17, 2013 5:57 pm
Natural charm and man-made thrills in Wisconsin Dells

Natural charm and man-made thrills in Wisconsin Dells

It's only been in recent years that the Wisconsin Dells has remade itself as "The Waterpark Capital of the World."

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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RAW VIDEO: Highland house fire

RAW VIDEO: Highland house fire

Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in the 3100 block of Highway Avenue Thursday afternoon.

June 13, 2013 4:43 pm
RAW VIDEO: Storm spotting

RAW VIDEO: Storm spotting

The Times' Brian Vernellis with storm spotter Eric Gibson as the severe weather approached Northwest Indiana on Wednesday

June 12, 2013 7:31 pm
Union Township School Corp. referendum

Union Township School Corp. referendum

The yard of a house near Wheeler High School, seen in the background, displays a sign in support of the Union Township School Corp. referendum seeking an increase in property taxes. Voters will decide the referendum Tuesday.

May 02, 2013 8:38 pm
Hebron, Union schools next up to ask voters for more money

Hebron, Union schools next up to ask voters for more money

The yard of a house across the street from Union Center Elementary School displays a sign in support of the Union Township School Corp. referendum seeking an increase in property taxes. Voters will decide the referendum Tuesday.

May 02, 2013 8:37 pm
Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Richard Lugar's next chapter

Richard Lugar's next chapter

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar talks with his Senate Communications Director Andy Fisher at the conference table that he brought from his Senate office. The table is where he and Sen. Sam Nunn met with Russian officials two decades earlier, leading to the Nunn-Lugar program to secure and dis…

February 10, 2013 12:54 am
Richard Lugar's next chapter

Richard Lugar's next chapter

Former U.S. Sen Richard Lugar in his new offices in Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood. Lugar will be the keynote speaker and will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 2013 Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony March 22.

February 10, 2013 12:28 am
Richard Lugar's next chapter

Richard Lugar's next chapter

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar displays a pair of sweatpants he received from Gary West Side High School. Lugar has long maintained a relationship with the Gary Community Schools.

February 10, 2013 12:17 am
Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

WASHINGTON | The Dupont Circle office building is just 2-1/2 miles from the U.S. Capitol, where Richard Lugar built a legacy of statesmanship over the past 36 years.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar looks over material as he works in his new office in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. A month after leaving the Senate, Lugar is working on establishing a non-profit organization as a way to continue his role as a statesman and mentor others i…

February 07, 2013 6:44 pm
Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood is home to the new center of operations for former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.

February 07, 2013 6:44 pm
Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar goes over schedule details with his executive assistant Conor Burns last week at his new offices. Lugar hopes to maintain much of his Senate staff in his new operation.

February 07, 2013 6:44 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss this week's inauguration of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and next week's inauguration of President Barack Obama, along with the legislative battles in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.

January 18, 2013 4:01 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the fiscal cliff deal in Congress and what to watch for in the upcoming Indiana Legislative session.

January 03, 2013 6:56 pm
Crown Point man killed in U.S. 6 crash

Crown Point man killed in U.S. 6 crash

A GMC Envoy is loaded onto a tow truck after a head-on collision Wednesday morning that killed one person and shut down Ridge Road, just east of Ind. 51 in Hobart.

November 07, 2012 2:22 pm
Crown Point man killed in U.S. 6 crash on Wednesday

Crown Point man killed in U.S. 6 crash on Wednesday

Emergency personnel inspect the wreckage at the scene of a fatal head-on collision Wednesday morning on Ridge Road, just east of Ind. 51 in Hobart.

November 07, 2012 2:22 pm
Hobart police, coroner at scene of fatal crash on U.S. 6

Hobart police, coroner at scene of fatal crash on U.S. 6

Hobart firefighters stand by the wreckage of a fatal car crash in the 8500 block of Ridge Road (U.S. 6) Wednesday.

November 07, 2012 10:44 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the Sept. 21, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the presidential campaign and the possible impact on downticket races; possible changes for Amtrak and high-speed rail; and Lake County's budget dilemma.

September 21, 2012 3:22 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the Aug. 28, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Gov. Quinn's veto of a gambling expansion bill in Illinois, the conviction of former Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot and the proceeds from the hospital sale that are now available to be spent by Porter County.

August 28, 2012 3:17 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the Aug. 23, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the impact that the Todd Akin controversy could have on Indiana races, the lack of crisis management in the BP fuel recall, and the federal district court decision impacting the EPA ruling on air quality acros…

August 23, 2012 5:48 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the July 26, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the House Democrats' vote to replace Pat Bauer with Linda Lawson as Democratic leader and the heated campaign for Lake County surveyor between incumbent Democrat George Van TIl and Republican Er…

July 26, 2012 6:59 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the July 19, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the IBM welfare privatization lawsuit, a Lake County Election Board power struggle and the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority's future.

July 19, 2012 4:51 pm
Surveillance video shows missing Gary man

Surveillance video shows missing Gary man

Gary police released this surveillance video in which Chezevon Jones can be seen wearing a white shirt and talking on a cell phone on July 2, just before he went missing. Police are looking for Markeith Cook, who, along with an unidentified man, was seen toward the end of the video getting i…

July 18, 2012 11:23 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the July 12, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Crown Point's rejection of E-911 consolidation, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s absence from Congress and the Senate race between Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly.

July 12, 2012 2:46 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the July 5, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Indiana's budget surplus and coming tax refunds, the attempt to rescue Lake County paratransit services and a prominent fundraiser for Republican Congressional candidate Joel Phelps.

July 05, 2012 2:40 pm
Horse gives birth after rescue from railroad bridge

Horse gives birth after rescue from railroad bridge

UNION TOWNSHIP | A horse spooked by Fourth of July fireworks broke out of her stall and became stuck on a busy railroad bridge Wednesday evening.

July 05, 2012 10:15 am Photos

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Pregnant horse rescued from railroad bridge

Pregnant horse rescued from railroad bridge

A pregnant horse was rescued Wednesday evening after getting its hoof stuck between railroad ties on a Canadian National bridge in Union Township. The horse had broken from its stall after being spooked by Fourth of July fireworks. (Times video by Robert Blaszkiewicz)

July 04, 2012 10:41 pm
Pregnant horse rescued from railroad bridge

Pregnant horse rescued from railroad bridge

Owner Arjen Byvoets talks while holding his pregnant horse, Anna, after she was rescued from a railroad bridge in Union Township on Wednesday night.

July 04, 2012 9:39 pm
Horse rescued from railroad bridge

Horse rescued from railroad bridge

Volunteers assist a pregnant horse from a railroad after she had gotten stuck on it Wednesday night. To view a video of the rescue, visit nwi.com.

July 04, 2012 9:36 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the June 14, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the Lake County Council's inaction on the RBA funding crisis and E911 consolidation, along with the Portage Township Schools considering allowing out-of-district children of staff members in the…

June 14, 2012 6:38 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the May 31, 2012 edition, The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the lack of Region representation on the Indiana gubernatorial tickets and legal challenges to gay marriage laws.

May 31, 2012 5:47 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the May 24, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the Indiana lieutenant governor picks, the Lake County Republican Voter Vault case and U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's announcement that he is leaving his post.

May 24, 2012 4:36 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 2

nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 2

In part 2 of the May 17, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the power struggle within the Lake County Republican party and the impact of the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago.

May 17, 2012 5:40 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 1

nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 1

In part 1 of the May 17, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the potential of a Northwest Indiana politician being added to the ticket as a lieutenant governor candidate.

May 17, 2012 5:41 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the May 4, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the stunning results of the latest polling in the Dick Lugar-Richard Mourdock U.S. Senate race.

May 04, 2012 9:42 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the April 26, 2012, edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the primary battle between Dick Lugar and Richard Mourdock, the Democratic primary race for Lake County coroner, and the debate over how Porter County should spend the hospital sale proceeds.

April 26, 2012 8:54 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the April 11, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz look at the state of the presidential campaign, the lawsuit to stop implementation of the right-to-work law and the boiling tensions between the state and the Gary Community School Corp.

April 11, 2012 3:55 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the April 5, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Mark Kiesling and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss polling results in the Lugar/Mourdock race, the Indiana Department of Revenue's mishandling of $206 million in county income tax money and the increase of anti-sagging pants laws.

April 05, 2012 7:06 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the March 28, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the U.S. Senate campaign of Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, the challenge of the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court and progress on key transportation issues in Lake County.

March 28, 2012 4:36 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the March 21 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the results of Tuesday's Illinois primary, challenges for Sen. Richard Lugar and trouble for police officers in Lake and Porter counties.

March 21, 2012 4:53 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the March 14, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling review the Indiana legislative session and preview the Illinois primary election.

March 14, 2012 4:26 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In the March 8 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Super Tuesday, the Indiana primary matchups and the end of the Indiana legislative session, including action on the smoking ban and police entry bills.

March 08, 2012 4:27 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

In this week's edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the gutting of the smoking ban by the Indiana Senate, the legal dispute over the replacement of Secretary of State Charlie White and the approval of fees to pay for maintenance of the Little Calumet R…

March 01, 2012 4:28 pm
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