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Senator Coats Urges Republican Input on Legislation

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Indiana Senator Dan Coats and seven other Senate Republicans held a press conference in the nation's Capitol Tuesday after Majority Leader Reid rejected their compromise proposal to reform unemployment insurance benefits.
Recalling what the majority leader said last week about...


Republicans Respond to Governor's Speech

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In response to Governor Mike Pence's State of the State Address, Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Tim Berry released the following statement:
"Governor Mike Pence's State of the State Address illustrated that the successes seen in 2013 were just...


Governor Delivers 2014 State of the State Address

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address in front a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers Tuesday night.
Governor Pence presented a big agenda and he led off and ended...


Purdue President Looking to Extend Tuition Freeze

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Tuition at Purdue University's main campus in Lafayette might not go up for a third consecutive year if University President Mitch Daniels has his way.
According to the university's website, on Tuesday Daniels posted a message stating that he plans...


NIRPC Kicks off Waterway Watershed Initiative

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Working together with local communities and organizations, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is kicking off a project to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway watershed.
NIRPC identified the watershed as a...

Great Lakes Restoration Funds Could Go Back Up

Funds to cleanup and restore the Great Lakes, which were slashed last year from 300 million to 60 million dollars by a US House of representatives subcommittee, could be restored back up to that 300 million dollar mark. According to...

AUDIO: VITA Program at IU NW

Beginning Friday, February 7 th and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, most northwest Indiana families may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics.

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Remember to Address Asthma During the Winter

The CDC reports the flu is widespread in the Hoosier state, which is why the American Lung Association is reminding Hoosiers that cold weather precautions are especially important for those with asthma. Hoosier with asthma are encouraged to wear a...

New Police Officers Swore-in in East Chicago

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East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Police Chief Mark Becker on Friday swore-in nine new probationary police officers, bringing the department's officer staffing level to 94. Mayor Copeland called the swearing-in a proud moment for East Chicago as it is...

Federal Support for Gary to be Announced Thursday

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Federal support for the City of Gary is expected to be announced on Thursday. The Times reports Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson informed those in attendance during the Gary Chamber of Commerce's meeting, at the Majestic Star Casino on Monday, that the...

State Agencies Collaborate to Educate About Identity Theft

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The Indiana Department of Revenue and the Indiana Attorney General's Office are collaborating to educate Hoosiers about identity theft in light of the upcoming tax season. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says identity theft is a year-round problem, but tax season...

Staying Safe on the Roads When the Unexpected Occurs

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Due to the recent severe cold and snow weather the Lake County Sheriff's Office wants to remind drivers about being safe on the roads when the unexpected occurs. Sheriff John Buncich says some tips include putting your flashers on when...

Airport Authority Accepts Ordinance, Public Hearing Set

On Monday the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority accepted an ordinance for Aviation Facilities Company, or “AFCO” (af-coe), of Virginia, to operate and manage development. The approval sets the stage for a privatization deal, anticipated to last 40 years. The public...

Period of Heavy Snow Expected This Morning/Afternoon

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A period of heavy snow is expected this morning into the early afternoon hours mainly north of I-80. The National Weather Service in Chicago reports the snow could briefly fall heavy at times with localized accumulations of an inch or...

Region Potholes: A Result of Temperature Extremes

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The rise and fall in temperatures following last week's severe winter weather was the main ingredient that caused potholes to form quickly.
Matt Deitchley INDOT Northwest District says, potholes begin when water seeps into the cracks in a road and freezes, expanding...

Weather Could Make for a Challenging AM Commute

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Weather could once again be a factor in the morning commute in an area along and north of Interstate 80.
The National Weather Service office out of Chicago has issued a special weather statement warning of an intense band of...

Closing in on a Deal to Extend Unemployment Benefits

It's been two weeks since some nearly one in-a-half million out of the nation's unemployed received their last unemployment benefit check, but the Senate may be nearing a deal.  
According to ABC News' Steven Portnoy, Republican senators Dean...

Free Help Enrolling in Health Insurance Programs

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Persons in need of health insurance can learn what’s available and how to enroll during free programs, sponsored by Franciscan Alliance, in January and February at Southlake Mall.
Kim Eldridge, a representative of MDwise Hoosier Alliance insurance provider, will offer...


La Porte Co. December 2013 DUI Task Force Results

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The results are in for the Impaired Driving Patrols conducted by the La Porte County D-U-I Task Force during the month of December, 2013.
According to a task force press release, 28-patrols yielded a total of 340 vehiclesthat were stopped...


Budget Concerns Alarm Food Pantry Board

Increased costs due to a variety of factors are raising new budget concerns with members of the Portage Township Food Pantry Board. 
A pantry press release says while several businesses, churches and charity-mined individuals continue to support the pantry,...

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