Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 This undated photo shows an Elkhart police car.

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

Posted at 10:56 a.m.
 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,

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

Posted at 1:24 p.m.
 State Rep. Wes Culver

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

Posted at 11:32 a.m.
 Two residents concerned about annexation of area 10 lean in toward  revised map Monday night after council agreed to consider revisions. Ultimately, the proposal died.
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

One proposal was defeated after strong opposition from residents and concerns about transparency.

 In this archive photo, Krystal Anderson of Heart City Health Center, center, talks with Menessah Nelson, also of Heart City, while helping Kim Berkel of Elkhart navigate the Obamacare online exchange. The Heart City employees and others offered exchange assistance to the public on Feb. 24, 2014, at an informational session at Harrison College in Elkhart.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:01 p.m.

Two courts offered contradictory rulings on whether enrollees may tap federal subsidies to help cover health insurance costs.

 Patricia Wyant announced Saturday, July 19, that she plans to run for the Mayor of Nappanee. The new term starts in 2016.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 3:56 p.m.

Patricia Wyant is running to replace Larry Thompson in 2016. 

 Cars drive by a noise ordinance sign Wednesday on Bristol Street in Elkhart. Starting Sept. 1, 2014, repeat violators of the county noise ordinance will pay increased fines for multiple offenses.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

Starting Sept. 1, repeat violators can expect to shell out more in fines.

 Elkhart County commissioners Mike Yoder (from left), Terry Rodino and Frank Lucchese talk to local leaders and fire officials at a meeting June 29 about extending the county’s burn ban and banning fireworks.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

And we answer five other questions about the increased income tax Elkhart County authorities are considering to make up for losses from declining property tax collections.

 Public utilities employee Tim Reecer talks with members of the public Monday, July 21, after a revised map for annexation area 10 was unveiled. Council rejected the revised plan.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:14 p.m.

Alternative plan proposed on night of final vote, but opposition was still strong.

 Mike Boland, Democratic candidate for Indiana treasurer, during a visit to the Elkhart Truth offices on July 21, 2014.
Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:28 p.m.

Boland, 71, is traveling through Indiana to promote his candidacy.

 Michael Stinfer, independent candidate for the District 22 seat in the Indiana House.
Posted on July 19, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

Michael Stinfer is vying along with Republican Curt Nisly and Democrat David Kolbe.

 Indiana Rep. Tim Neese, R-Elkhart.
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:55 p.m.

The Kick-a-Can program, created in 1988, is geared towards low-income homeowners.

 Sarah Hunt and McKenzie Hill kiss after an informal wedding ceremony with a small group of friends in the backyard of their home June 25, 2014. The couple drove to St. Joseph County earlier in the day to fill out a marriage license application after an Indiana judge struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Posted on July 18, 2014 at 3:30 a.m.

It’s been nearly a month since a ruling overturning Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban, but the legal fight continues.

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