Friday, August 1, 2014

 Store entrances were padlocked with chains at some of the stores after the June raids in Elkhart.

Additional blight, inconvenience and added work for the city are all part of the fallout, he said. 

Posted at 6:14 a.m.
 Jeff Petermann has suspended his Libertarian bid for the U.S. House and stepped down as chairman of the Elkhart County Libertarian Party, citing disillusionment with the party.

The third-party hopeful cited lack of support and disillusionment with the Libertarian Party.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 6:54 p.m.
 U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, right, with Lisa Wilken, who advocates on behalf of military sexual assault victims, in a screen grab from the lawmaker's latest political ad, on YouTube at

It’s the second ad of the political season for the GOP lawmaker, seeking her second term.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.
 A bicyclist travels west past a parked car on Beardsley Avenue as motorists drive around him Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The city of Elkhart is considering an ordinance stating that motorists must give cyclists a three-foot buffer zone as they pass bike riders.
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

Bike buffer advocates touting statistics in effort to pass city ordinance.

 Joe Bock, Democratic hopeful for 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives seat, during a visit to the Elkhart Truth newsroom.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

Democrats for Life of America cited the candidate’s ’whole life perspective’

 In this archive photo, Laura Macias bags groceries at Cueramaro supermarket in Elkhart on Jan. 28, 2013. The Hispanic woman was discussing proposed immigration reform, a big topic for the growing Latino population in Elkhart County.
Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:54 p.m.

The Latino population increased by 82.9 percent from 2000 to 2013, while the white non-Hispanic segment went up by 0.08 percent.

 This screenshot of a Google Map shows the approximate boundaries of the Orchard Subdivision. Residents have asked the city to extend water and sewer services to their home.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.

Failing septic systems in the area just outside of Goshen have plagued residents for decades.

 Demonstrators march in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 7, 2014, following a news conference of immigrant families and children's advocates responding to the President Barack Obama's response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the US.
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.


The Elkhart County community responds to an influx of unaccompanied minors around the area and across the country.

 CTS Corp. Plant Manager Tim Masters talks to city council members on July 7 about a proposed tax abatement for a new production line involving accelerator pedals. Council put the brakes on tax abatement plans earlier this week after learning the company was cutting staff.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.

Job cuts came just 11 days after council took first step toward granting tax breaks for the company.

 Several supports of the bike ordinance wore shirts supporting their cause at Thursday's council committee hearing.
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:28 p.m.

Proposal would require motorists to leave three-foot gap when passing cyclists.

 Political commentator Bill Maher has his eyes on U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski as part of his Flip a District campaign. She's one of 16, all Republicans, on the list for possible targeting ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Photo is a screen grab from the YouTube video of the June 25, 2014,
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

The liberal commentator’s Flip a District campaign aims to unseat a Republican incumbent in November elections.

 State Rep. Wes Culver
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

The new code has been criticized by Sheriff Brad Rogers and Prosecutor Curtis Hill.

 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:56 a.m.

Recent public meetings between Elkhart officials, neighborhood residents and advocates reveal a willingness to dialogue, but also underlying animosity.

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