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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

WASHINGTON | A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing bi…

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Big milestone for Britain's little prince

Big milestone for Britain's little prince

LONDON (AP) — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing …

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International Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

International Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Pshion Patterson of East Chicago brought her young nieces and nephews to City Hall Tuesday morning to teach them a lesson. 

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EDITORIAL: Accentuate the positives to assist Gary

EDITORIAL: Accentuate the positives to assist Gary

Gary has plenty of critics, each eager to point fingers of blame. What the city needs, however, is not another recitation of its faults but ra…

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Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois …

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White House initiative swoops into Gary

GARY | The Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium kicked off in Gary on Tuesday with its lead speaker telling more than 200 community lea…

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Lake County selected for state's preschool pilot program

INDIANAPOLIS | Children from low-income Lake County families will be eligible to receive a state-funded voucher to pay for prekindergarten classes.

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Body of Hammond man recovered in Newton Co. lake

MOROCCO | Fire crews on Tuesday recovered the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned Saturday in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish …

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Indiana makes marginal improvement in 'Kids Count'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new national report says the wellbeing of Indiana's children has improved somewhat, but improvement in a key area might …

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Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

CHICAGO (AP) — A new report says the number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000.

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Workshops sharpen QuickBooks skills

VALPARAISO |  The Northwest ISBDC is joining Anna Sheets of Accounting Made Simple to offer QuickBooks essentials events.

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Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois …

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Great Lakes steel production rises by 6,000 tons

Raw steel production in the country's Great Lakes region rose to 683,000 last week, and continued to exceed last year's pace.

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Assessor's office reps to visit properties to verify tax information

VALPARAISO | The Porter County assessor's office has issued a reminder to residents that representatives of that office have started visiting …

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FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Isra…

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Home sales remain on even keel

Home sales remain on even keel

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.…

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered …

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Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

CHICAGO (AP) — A new report says the number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000.

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Indiana makes marginal improvement in 'Kids Count'

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new national report says the wellbeing of Indiana's children has improved somewhat, but improvement in a key area might …

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EDITORIAL: Accentuate the positives to assist Gary

EDITORIAL: Accentuate the positives to assist Gary

Gary has plenty of critics, each eager to point fingers of blame. What the city needs, however, is not another recitation of its faults but ra…

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East Chicago businessman strikes deal on tax charges

HAMMOND | The owner of an East Chicago graphic design business has entered into a plea agreement in connection with a federal charge of making…

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Stop mudslinging; let Ritz fix Indiana education

Most topics in government can be attributed to a certain political philosophy. Gay marriage, gun control and abortion are all issues that brin…

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Where's proof of what Williams has claimed?

Oh, Kevin Williams! I would be watching over my shoulder for a lightning bolt from above! If everything Williams states is true, where is the proof?

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WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. …

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

For Regionites, it is simply "The Lake."

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Portage schools registration continues this week

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools online registration for the 2014-15 school year continues through July 25.

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Village board recommends county property tax breaks

SOUTH HOLLAND | The Village Board gave its recommendations Monday to a pair of property tax breaks from Cook County government.

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E.C. police expect to charge suspect in weekend slaying

EAST CHICAGO | Police expect to submit charges Tuesday against a man suspected of fatally shooting an East Chicago man last weekend, an official said.

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Officials present plan to renovate Town Theatre

HIGHLAND | The Town Council and Redevelopment Commission scored a box office hit Monday with more than 100 residents showing up for a presenta…

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Rodeo event offers slice of Wild West at Porter Co. Fair

Rodeo event offers slice of Wild West at Porter Co. Fair

Washington Township | On one side of the pen were lanky cowboys in plaid snap shirts, creased blue jeans, well-worn boots, and summer straw St…

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Joint commissioner council meeting hears advice on hospital proceeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners and the County Council met during a joint session Monday to hear from attorney Brian Burdick…

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Hundreds of girls take part in parade celebrating start of softball series

Hundreds of girls take part in parade celebrating start of softball series

CROWN POINT | Thousands of softball players and their families packed the downtown square on a steamy Monday evening to celebrate the opening …

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Murder suspect's court hearing ends in argument between families

CROWN POINT | A tense hearing for Victor Marquez, who is accused of killing his wife, ended in an argument between families outside the courtroom. 

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McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

McIlroy will emerge even stronger than ever

HOYLAKE, England | The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.

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Pacers face uphill battle after signing Stuckey

INDIANAPOLIS | Last week, the Pacers lost Lance Stephenson.

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