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  • LaPorte’s Mayor Mark Krentz to speak at July’s Dinner League Of Women Voters - June 19, 2018 at 9:22 am

    The League of Women Voters LaPorte County will present the city of LaPorte’s Mayor Mark Krentz as their speaker for the July 10 Dinner with the League. Mayor Krentz was elected Mayor in August, 2017, after Mayor Blair Milo accepted a position in Governor Eric Holcomb’s cabinet. Mayor Krentz’s previous experiences include being a member of LaPorte’s Board of Public Works and Safety, director of La Porte Savings Bank, and Read more…

  • Holcomb shares report, recommendations & next steps for child services agency - June 19, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Yesterday, Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined the immediate steps he will take to improve the state’s Department of Child Services (DCS)—including tapping the state’s surplus to increase support to the agency in key areas and appointing a new associate director to implement the recommendations of a just-completed agency assessment. The Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (CWG) conducted the six-month assessment of the agency and developed 20 recommendations based on its Read more…

  • Schedule to Close I-94 Ramps in Michigan City Changes - June 18, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    A pair of ramps previously scheduled to close Tuesday, which connect I-94 to U.S. 20/U.S. 35 in LaPorte County, will now remain open for a while longer and will be closed for a shorter period of time once they do close as crews continue to work on a resurfacing project in the area. The ramps affected are the eastbound I-94 ramp (Exit 40B) connecting to U.S. 20 W/U.S. 35 N Read more…

  • Donnelly Provisions Supporting Indiana’s Role in the National Defense Pass the Senate - June 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly helped the Senate pass the bipartisan annual national defense bill, which includes a number of provisions he led or supported that would support Indiana’s role in our nation’s defense and protect American security interests and U.S. defense-related jobs. Last week, Donnelly spoke on the Senate floor about his work to support Indiana’s role in the national defense and on protecting U.S. defense-related jobs. The Fiscal Read more…

  • La Porte Chamber Breakfast with the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board - June 18, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Join the La Porte Chamber of Commerce for a breakfast on Tuesday June 26th at 8:00 a.m. to  hear special guest speaker Frank Cardello from the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB). The breakfast will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, located at 102 G Street, La Porte. Frank Cardello is the treasurer of NWIWB and will present an overview of the Board and its significant role in the region. Mr. Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Richmond school named after confederate general will be changed to Barack Obama Elementary

    Google, FILE(RICHMOND, Va.) — A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary. A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary. The Richmond Public School Board voted 6-1 Monday to change the name of J.E.B Stuart Elementary School, school district spokeswoman Read more…

  • Facebook campaign tops $4 million to reunite immigrant families separated at border

    John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In a little over three days, a fundraising campaign on Facebook has topped $4 million to help reunite undocumented families split up by the U.S. government at the Mexico border. The fundraiser page “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” was launched on Saturday by three Facebook employees. As of Tuesday morning, more than 100,000 people had donated to the fund, which was fetching more Read more…

  • Hundreds in Sessions’ own church file formal complaint, accusing him of ‘child abuse’

    Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Members of Jeff Sessions’ own church filed a formal complaint against the attorney general, accusing him of “child abuse,” “immorality,” and “racial discrimination” and the “dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines” of the United Methodist Church. The letter, which was signed by more than 600 members of the United Methodist Church including clergy and church leaders, comes as the White House weathers Read more…

  • "Killing Eve" leads nominees for the 34th Annual TCA Awards

    BBC America(HOLLYWOOD) — Newcomer series Killing Eve, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and GLOW are among the nominees for this year’s TCA Awards, Variety reports. BBC America’s Sandra Oh drama Killing Eve scored the most nominations with five, following by the just-concluded series The Americans, with four. Atlanta, Barry, The Good Place, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel all tied for three nominations apiece. The Assassination of Gianni Versace: Read more…