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  • NEO OFFERS EVENING ESL CLASSES - August 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Since 2011 Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) in Portage has provided daytime English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes. Starting August 26, evening courses will be added, giving Northwest Indiana residents another opportunity to learn or improve their English speaking, listening, and writing.The decision to offer both day and evening ESL classes was prompted by students’ needs for flexible scheduling. NEO’s Director of Adult Education Adrienne Carrol noted that because many students work and care Read more…

  • AG Curtis Hill leads multistate effort to stop illegal robocalling - August 24, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Yesterday Attorney General Curtis Hill announced he is leading a bipartisan and public/private coalition of 51 attorneys general and 12 telecommunications companies that have agreed to adopt eight principles to fight illegal robocalls. This agreement will help protect phone users from illegal robocalls and make it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute violators.The eight principles address the robocall problem in two main ways: prevention and enforcement.Going forward, these Read more…

  • Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Awards Nearly $1M in Career Coaching Grants - August 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet just announced the award of almost $1 million in grant money to 14 grantees. The Local Career Coaching Grant is an opportunity for K-12 representatives, post-secondary representatives, employers, and community-based organizations to collaborate on a comprehensive, career-focused solution for their community.The goal is for partners to work together to create a sustainable system for the delivery of local, state, and national career information, as well as Read more…

  • Valpo Traffic Pattern Update at Silhavy/Laporte Intersection - August 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

    The City of Valparaiso has announced the intersection of Silhavy and LaPorte will be closed beginning at Midnight on August 26, through 11:00 p.m. on the 28th. The updated traffic patterns will include the altered timing of traffic lights in the area to minimize delay, and area businesses will remain open. Detour signage will be posted. 

  • Indiana Dunes National Park Reopens Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk’s Beach - August 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Indiana Dunes National Park reopened the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk’s beach Thursday afternoon. The beach was closed after the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) responded to a reported fish kill last week when a blast furnace failure at ArcelorMittal spilled toxic levels of cyanide and ammonia into the Little Calumet River. After the initial spill, a second smaller oil spill was also identified by U.S. Steel, who promptly Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Quantas to test 19-hour flights from New York and London to Sydney

    iStock(NEW YORK) — Some travelers start a long book, binge-watch movies or series, or even do their best thinking on long flights. Now, they may be able to do all those things — and more — on a single flight. Quantas has announced that it is launching what it calls an “ultra-long-haul research flights” that will collect information about how passengers respond when they’re in the air for upward of Read more…

  • Immigration lawyers say efforts to address a backlog of cases has hurt clients

    Isaura Aceves/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In 2014, Texas immigration lawyer Robert Painter first met a domestic violence victim he believed had a strong case for asylum. But due to the backlog in U.S. immigration courts, they did not appear before a judge until last month. The woman’s next hearing is now a year away, and Painter fears the long delay has hurt her case, and made her that much more vulnerable Read more…