Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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 Elkhart County immigration lawyer Felipe Merino discusses recent changes in immigration guidelines at a gathering at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church in Elkhart. About 100 attended the gathering, held Nov. 25, 2014.

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.

Tim Vandenack

Posted 2 hours ago
 Karen Viveros of La Casa Inc. of Goshen fields questions after an information session on changes in immigration law announced by President Obama last week. The session was held Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at College Mennonite Church on the Goshen College campus.

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

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
 Spending in the 2nd District U.S. House race topped the list among Indiana's nine congressional districts in 2014 and 2012. Spending here was second in 2010. Clockwise from top left: U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, Republican candidate and winner in 2014 and 2012 and losing candidate in 2010; now U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat and the winning candidate in 2010; Brendan Mullen, unsuccessful Democratic contender in 2012; Joe Bock, unsuccessful Democratic contender in 2014.

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

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Nov. 24, 2014 at 6:26 p.m.
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The officials — Sens. Coats and Donnelly, among others — didn’t offer comments or criticism on the specific details of Obama’s measures.

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

Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 6:34 p.m.

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Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.

The two candidates face off Oct. 21 in Wabash and will also appear in back-to-back interviews on WNIT.

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Though award-winning recorder Jerry Weaver improved his office’s efficiency and reduced spending, voters booted him out in May. It raises questions about how informed voters are, some say.

Posted on Oct. 10, 2014 at 8:10 p.m.

Also, Walorski is running a website critical of Bock and a proposed Rochester debate in the race is off.

Posted on Oct. 3, 2014 at 2:02 p.m.

For our Five Years Later series, we already looked at how things are now. Here’s a preview of what’s next and a look at the recession years.

Posted on Oct. 1, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

Five years ago, reporters from the New York Times, MSNBC, the Washington Post and other outlets came here to document the impact of the downturn.

Tim Vandenack
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