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State lawmakers pressured the mayor to annex to resolve a sewer dispute, he says, but are now criticizing the state law tapped to complete the process.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Jan. 28, 2015 at 9:03 p.m.
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House lawmakers were going to vote on the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban most abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, but those plans were scrapped. Instead, they voted on an alternative measure.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 at 2:39 p.m.
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Clamoring is on the rise among property owners in three areas suing to prevent Elkhart from annexing them.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Jan. 21, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
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In the city of Elkhart, African-Americans account for 14.3 percent of the overall population, but just 6.1 percent of the Elkhart Police Department. Hispanics account for 24.3 percent of the population and 1.8 percent of the force.

Posted on Dec. 4, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.

Heavy reliance on the RV sector, which is vulnerable when the economy slows, has prompted long-standing calls for economic diversification.


Posted on Dec. 2, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

Leaders here have long pushed for economic diversification, something to complement the RV industry. It’ll take some doing.

Posted on Nov. 26, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

Combined with previous immigration changes, 40,000 of the state’s undocumented immigrants potentially have a means to secure permission to legally remain and work.

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.

An informational session sponsored by immigrant advocates and held at College Mennonite Church drew about 150 participants.

Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.

Likewise, spending in the 2nd District race for 2014 is up compared to 2008 and down in every other House district in the state.

Posted on Nov. 21, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

The officials — Sens. Coats and Donnelly, among others — didn’t offer comments or criticism on the specific details of Obama’s measures.

Posted on Nov. 12, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

Republicans will have a majority in the U.S. Senate following last week’s voting, matching the GOP majority in the U.S. House.

Posted on Nov. 7, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

The most and least engaged voters in Elkhart County, the most partisan voting precincts here and other election tidbits.

Posted on Nov. 3, 2014 at 1:10 p.m.

From Oct. 1 through Nov. 2 Walorski had raised $189,190 compared to $40,043 for challenger Joe Bock.

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