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  • “Power of the Purse” event helps LaPorte County - March 24, 2017 at 12:50 am

    The successful “Power of the Purse” event was held on Thursday night hosted by Master of Ceremonies for the evening Ric Federighi and the featured guest speaker Marci Crozier from NBC’s The Biggest Loser Season 11. Each donation will help reduce poverty in LaPorte County and this event was brought to you by the United Way of LaPorte County.

  • New study says Hoosier state growing slowly - March 24, 2017 at 12:48 am

    A new analysis from the Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business suggests the state’s population is growing about as slowly as it has in decades. Senior Demographer Matt Kinghorn says factors at play include a “significant” inbound migration slowdown and lower birth rates since the Great Recession. He says only a handful of counties, most of which center around a few metropolitan areas, are Read more…

  • NIRPC announces 2017 meeting dates - March 24, 2017 at 12:47 am

    The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board has set meeting dates for 2017. Northwest Indiana Workforce Board meetings are open to general public and take place from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Center of Workforce Innovations office, 2804 Boilermaker Court, Valparaiso. Dates are as follows: Thursday, May 25th; Thursday, July 27th; Thursday, September 28th; Thursday, November 16th. For further information or questions, call 219-462-2940 or visit www.gotoworkonenw.com

  • Senator Todd Young delivers letter to Secretary of State Tillerson - March 24, 2017 at 12:46 am

    On Thursday, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) led and delivered a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for an urgent and comprehensive diplomatic effort to address political obstacles in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen that are preventing humanitarian aid from being delivered to people who desperately need it. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), helped lead the letter, which was also signed Read more…

  • U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly questions Sonny Perdue - March 24, 2017 at 12:44 am

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly questioned Sonny Perdue Thursday in the Senate Agriculture Committee. Perdue has been nominated by the president to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Donnelly asked that Perdue, if confirmed, use his time at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be a partner to rural communities as they work to expand economic opportunities. Donnelly also asked Perdue to continue USDA’s work to combat the opioid abuse and Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Police: Cincinnati nightclub shooting that killed 1, injured 15 started as a dispute

    Cincinnati Police Department(CINCINNATI) —  Cincinnati police have yet to make arrests in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning that killed one person and wounded at least 15. Police said the violence started as a dispute between “local men” who were caught up in an argument. The victim who died was identified by authorities Sunday as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. Another victim is in critical condition, police said. The shooting at around Read more…

  • Ride-sharing app Lyft to help riders donate to charity

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The popular ride-sharing app Lyft will soon install a new feature that will allow users to donate extra change to charity. The company announed in a blog post that it will allow users to opt into the “Round Up & Donate” selection, which will be located on the app’s Settings page. When users choose to opt in, their ride will be rounded up to the nearest whole Read more…

  • Hundreds of anti-corruption protesters arrested in Russia after mass demonstrations: state media

    iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — Hundreds of people have been arrested in Russia in a crackdown after thousands gathered for massive anti-corruption protests Sunday in the nation’s capital. Huge crowds gathered in Moscow’s Pushkin Square for a protest against the Russian government, and about 500 people were arrested in the wake of the protests, according to Interfax, a privately-held, independent Russian news agency. Protesters posted photos on social media, some of them selfies, Read more…

  • Roger Stone: ‘I’ve had no contacts or collusion’ with Russia

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Political strategist Roger Stone, longtime friend and adviser to President Trump, doubled down on his defense against allegations that he or others in the Trump campaign may have colluded with Russia in its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “I have had no contacts or collusion with the Russians,” Stone told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” on Sunday. “There is no collusion, none Read more…