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 Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers makes an address during his April 18-20, 2014, visit to Bunkerville, Nev. The rural area was the site of a showdown between a rancher and federal officials who critics say overstepped their authority. The photo is a screen grab from a YouTube video of the address, at http://bit.ly/1mAHnNF.

The sheriff defends his visit to the site of a simmering conflict with federal officials, saying its his duty to protect against federal overreach.

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.
 A few of the political signs sprouting around Elkhart ahead of the May 6, 2014, primary.

Morrison leads the way in sign count in the Democratic race for the U.S. House, Cataldo and Hicks have the edge in the Superior Court 3 contest.

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
 U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left, and Dan Coats, R-Ind.

Sen. Donnelly, a Democrat, voted for the measure and Sen. Coats, a Republican, voted against it.

Tim Vandenack
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.
 The three hopefuls for the District 48 seat in the Indiana House (and their campaign signs), from top to bottom: Doug Miller, Adam Bujalski, Jesse Bohannon.
Posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.

The Indiana House race between Bohannon, Bujalski and Miller will be one of the most intense in Elkhart County. 

 Sen. Dan Coats speaks with a reporter from The Elkhart Truth on Friday, March 14, 2014.
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:53 p.m.

The Indiana Republican asked a question of a witness. Problem is, he should have been at a meeting down the hall.

 A few ducks stand in a shallow area of Cobus Creek near Dave Gunn's house Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Gunn is concerned that a proposed sewer plant in Ontwa Township, Mich., which will discharge into the creek will alter the balance of the creek for fish and wildlife.
Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.

Environmentalists worry about the impact of the plant on Cobus Creek.

 From left to right, the three hopefuls for the District 48 seat in the Indiana House, all of them Republicans: Doug Miller, Adam Bujalski, Jesse Bohannon. Rep. Tim Neese now holds the post but isn't seeking re-election.
Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

Doug Miller, Adam Bujalski and Jesse Bohannon are the hopefuls for the Elkhart County-based post. Read more about them here:

 The city of Elkhart plans to install an underground sewage holding tank beneath the Gause parking lot off Waterfall Drive in the city center.
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

The underground sewer tank isn't the only project that'll impact the area's traffic flow this summer.

 Northern Indiana immigration reform advocates and reps from Fast for Families visited U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski's Mishawaka office March 24, 2014, to push the call for change.
Posted on March 24, 2014 at 5:44 p.m.

Local advocates and reps from Fast for Families seek support from lawmaker in the call for comprehensive reform.

 Pastor Dwight Gosser of the New Life Christian Center, east of Bristol, left; and Pastor Amy DeBeck of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart. They offer divergent views on the lessons to be learned from the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.
Posted on March 19, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

The biblical roots of the debate have emerged among Elkhart County pastors and the views offer stark contrasts.

 Armando Paez checks on a food order at the Vine Restaurant in Elkhart  in this archive photo from Jan. 12, 2012.
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 1:02 p.m.

"We don't know anything. Wait, wait," Armando Paez said after a meeting with federal immigration officials.

 A van drives through water that overran C.R. 38 west of C.R. 9 Friday, April 19, 2013. The U.S. Senate approved a measure meant to protect homeowners reliant on federal flood insurance from sharp spikes in the cost of coverage.
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 8:33 p.m.

The flood measure would temper spikes in insurance coverage, sought by some in Elkhart.

 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, left; U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, middle; U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, right.
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.

Here's what the federal lawmakers have had to say on a range of matters so far this week.

Tim Vandenack
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