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GARY — A major political shakeup in Gary and Lake County appears to be imminent due to the decision of state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, to run next year for Indiana governor, instead of seeking reelection in Senate District 3.

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Northwest Indiana's long-serving congressman, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, appears to be anticipating a Democratic primary election challenge by the long-serving mayor of Lake County's most populous city.

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WANATAH — A structure housing nearly 2,000 racing pigeons from around the world burned to the ground late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, incinerating all the birds and prematurely ending the 2019 Hoosier Classic Million Dollar One Loft Race.

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LAKE STATION — A popular food truck that serves Puerto Rican meals and snacks at festivals and businesses in Northwest Indiana and throughout the state apparently was stolen sometime overnight Sunday.

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An East Chicago state lawmaker is hoping improved death benefits for Hoosier police and firefighters may encourage Northwest Indiana public safety officers to continue working in the Region, instead of bolting for the generally higher salaries paid by Illinois communities.

    The Indiana Debate Commission is now accepting questions from Hoosier voters for its April 30 statewide televised debate in the Republican U.S. Senate primary race. In keeping with its mission of “Putting Voters First,” the commission invites Hoosier voters to submit their questions on i…

    Indiana Michigan Power’s service area is well-known for manufacturing, agriculture and affordable energy. A study by Austin Consulting, a leading site selector, found the area’s strengths offer growth opportunities for food and beverage industries in northern and east-central Indiana as …

    In the face of adversity will you crumble, or will you soar? Shannon Huffman Polson has tackled her fair share of challenging experiences. She chose – quite literally – to soar, becoming one of the first women Apache attack helicopter pilots in the United States Army.

    Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill authored by Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) that would correct existing law regarding headstones provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the spouses and dependent children of veterans whose remains are never located. The bill previous…

    The Indiana Audubon Society is inviting teachers and educators to explore the birds both in their classroom and around their backyard through the new ‘Indiana for the Birds’ program. The program will provide 50 Hoosier classrooms with a special bird themed educational kit, bird identific…

    A team of forest and wildlife researchers from Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has published a white paper addressing three critical questions in the ongoing discussion about management of Indiana state forests.

    The state of Indiana has seen a decline in the number of deaths related to fires, a figure that dropped from 78 in 2016 down to 70 for 2017, according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Division of Fire and Building Safety. Local first responders across the state were …

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reminding Hoosiers that influenza activity continues to be high and widespread across Indiana and is urging people to take precautions against the illness, which has claimed 167 Indiana lives so far this flu season.

    Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business is partnering with the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) to present the 2018 ASTA Management Academy, March 5-9 in West Lafayette.

    The United States Census Bureau has released data on Indiana home building in 2017, indicating a 10-year high for single-family construction starts for the state. Single-family permits are up 10 percent from 2016 with 15,435 permits pulled in total for 2017. There were 948 permits pulled…

    Beginning in April, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) will offer hands-on, interactive classroom presentations to Indiana elementary schools. Every year, IDEM employees volunteer to present Hoosier students with a fun and engaging STEM-based learning opportunity f…

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, either directly or guaranteed through commercial lenders in…

    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC or Commission) today expanded its Safe Dig Indiana training to include a new grant for local government employees to attend training and education programs involving underground utility safety practices. The Safe Dig Indiana | Local Grant i…

    Individuals are not the only ones who should be on the lookout for cybercriminals looking to steal crucial financial information in order to commit fraud. Small business are equally at risk as thieves increase their knowledge of the tax code and industry filing practices to obtain valuab…

    The number of permits filed for single-family homes in the state of Indiana increased 11 percent between the months of September and October 2017. This data pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau indicates a recorded increase of 12 percent in October of this year compared to the same time la…

Indiana Auditor of State, Tera Klutz, CPA, is reminding all Hoosiers of the importance of being Retirement Ready.  Last month, Congress declared October 15-21 as National Retirement Security Week; A week when all of us should take time to review our individual and family investment strategie…