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  • Governor Eric Holcomb Directs Flags To Be Flown at Half-Staff - December 6, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags in the state of Indiana to be flown at half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  Flags should be flown at half-staff from midnight to midnight on Saturday, December 7. Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in Indiana to lower their flags to half-staff on Saturday.

  • Holiday Shoppers update for the South Shore - December 6, 2019 at 11:06 am

    This holiday season, the South Shore Line plans to operate an eastbound Extra train on select Saturdays to help accommodate holiday shoppers and travelers.  On Dec. 7, 2019, the eastbound Extra will depart Millennium Station at 4:25p (Van Buren St. at 4:28p), run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Carroll Avenue. The train will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.

  • Alums react as VU programs get cut - December 6, 2019 at 6:58 am

    A group of Valparaiso University alumni has sent an open letter to university leadership regarding what it calls a “short-sighted” decision to cut the school’s men’s soccer program. The authors say they and other current and former student-athletes, coaches, and supporters are “utterly perplexed and disappointed” by the move. Valpo announced last month it was discontinuing it’s men’s soccer and men’s tennis programs. The group has asked the university to Read more…

  • Michigan City Snowflake Parade - December 6, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Parade starts at 4:00 PM Saturday December 7th Parade route Starts at 9th & Franklin and ends at the Library with the tree lighting.  Michigan City High School choir will be performing a few Christmas Carols during the tree lighting and Firefighters Local 475 will be providing Hot Chocolate and Cookies.  Santa will be available after the Parade at 7th & Franklin to visit with Children.  Santa will also be available every Read more…

  • Indiana State Board of Education Approves Teacher Preparation Programs - December 5, 2019 at 5:43 am

    The Indiana State Board of Education (Board) met yesterday for its December business meeting and to consider approval of three teacher preparation programs. The Board unanimously approved teacher preparation programs at Holy Cross College, Indiana State University, and Indiana University Southeast. The Board considered additional issues at the meeting. Board members voted 8-1 to approve a resolution regarding Emma Donnan Middle School that is consistent with the other recommendations provided Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Unemployment rate dips to 3.5% as 266K jobs added in¬†November

    wingedwolf/iStock(WASHINGTON) — U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs to their payrolls in November, the Labor Department reported Friday morning. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said notable job gains were made last month in health care (45,000) and professional and technical services (31,000). Manufacturing also saw a considerable boost, rising by 54,000, which the bureau said reflected the return of striking workers. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, dropped from 3.6 percent to 3.5 Read more…

  • Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s plan to resume federal executions

    iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a request from the Trump administration to lift an injunction on federal executions, blocking the government’s plan for five convicted murderers to be put to death by mid-January. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh issued a statement concurring with the decision, saying “in light of what is at stake, it would be preferable for the District Court’s decision to Read more…