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  • Reminders for Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 17, 2020 at 6:38 am

    The South Shore Line will operate a regular weekday train schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. All ticket offices will observe regular hours. In respect of Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday, January 20th, the Michigan City Urban Enterprise Association has cancelled their January meeting. The monthly board meeting will resume in February. The Michigan City Refuse Department will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 Read more…

  • Public meetings in La Porte And East Chicago with DNR on Lake Michigan stocking changes - January 17, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Anglers and other interested parties can participate in two DNR public meetings, Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, to discuss the interim Lake Michigan fish stocking plan and provide input on future stocking plans. Announced in October 2019, changes to the current plan included stocking more yearling coho salmon, fewer fall fingerling coho salmon, reductions in Skamania steelhead stocked in the Little Calumet River, and increases in Chinook salmon stocked. The Read more…

  • The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will start accepting tax filings - January 17, 2020 at 6:33 am

    The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) will start accepting tax filings for the 2020 individual income tax season on Monday, Jan. 27th. Customers will have until April 15, to file their tax returns and pay any taxes owed. Customers can file their individual taxes online through a certified vendor, with a tax professional or by mailing in paper forms and documentation. If individuals have questions, they are encouraged to call Read more…

  • 10,000 Hoosiers Have Completed High-Demand Workforce Certificates - January 17, 2020 at 6:33 am

    Gov. Holcomb announced updated workforce figures during his annual Indiana State of the State address earlier this week. More than 10,000 Hoosiers have completed a high-demand certificate program through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant, which provides tuition-free certificates in five of the state’s most sought-after sectors, including health and life sciences; IT and business services; building and construction, transportation and logistics; and advanced manufacturing. Additionally, more than 900 Read more…

  • Free Legal Day Monday January 20th - January 17, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Hoosiers needing answers to legal questions are invited to a free legal consultation during the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual “Talk to a Lawyer Today” on Jan. 20, 2020. Consultations are provided in-person at numerous statewide locations or via the statewide hotline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at 800.266.2581. See a list of residential phone numbers and walk-in locations for each Indiana county at

News From Around The World

  • New software issues could delay return of Boeing’s 737 Max

    sanfel/iStock(NEW YORK) — Boeing potentially faces more delays for the return of its 737 Max jets after another software issue surfaced during an audit meeting with regulators last weekend, sources tell ABC News. The 737 Max has been grounded for almost 10 months after it was connected to two crashes that killed a total of 346 people. Boeing decided to not just rewrite the software for the MCAS flight control Read more…

  • DNC outlines qualifying criteria for ABC News debate, adds new delegate threshold

    Niyazz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic National Committee announced the qualifying rules for the Democratic debate on Feb. 7, the first matchup after voting begins, which will be hosted by ABC News, ABC’s New Hampshire affiliate WMUR-TV and Apple News. The slightly modified criteria for the debate, which is sandwiched evenly between the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 and the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11, includes the previous criteria of qualifying Read more…