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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is trying to block two women from testifying about allegations of sexual misconduct as he prepares for an upcoming disciplinary hearing on separate claims that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year.

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ELKHART — Republican candidate for mayor Dave Miller vowed to press ahead with his campaign despite a fainting spell Monday that cut short a debate with his opponent. 

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ELKHART — Elkhart County and cities and towns within it are getting a combined $2.16 million in state grants for road improvements.

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GOSHEN — Elkhart County Clerk Christopher Anderson said this week that voters need to know that straight-ticket voting is only applicable in certain races. 

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ELKHART — A group of local investors is proposing to build 100,000 square feet of mixed-use development to surround the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center in the River District.

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ELKHART — While three City Council members can already rest assured they will keep their jobs after the Nov. 5 election, the remaining six, all Republicans, face challengers.

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ELKHART — Republican Dave Miller and Democrat Rod Roberson staked out positions on law enforcement, investment in the River District, education and other issues during a wide-ranging debate between the two mayoral candidates.

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ELKHART — An additional appropriation of $3.4 million was approved Monday night by the Elkhart City Council for investments in a new combined police and fire station.

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ELKHART — Josh Owens, the 34-year-old CEO of SupplyKick in Indianapolis, says improving Indiana schools would be his top priority if he is elected governor in 2020.

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ELKHART — The process of getting a 2020 budget for the City of Elkhart is well under way, with the first three nights of budget hearings having passed this week.

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ELKHART — The Lerner Theatre’s annual deficit is expected to almost triple in 2020 compared to what was planned for 2019 as the city makes additional investments in the historic downtown showpiece. 

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ELKHART — The candidates for Elkhart mayor were asked on Wednesday just how they would tackle one of local government’s newer issues if they are elected this November.

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ELKHART — The League of Women Voters of Elkhart County and the American Democracy Project will sponsor a pair of election events in Elkhart next week focusing on the races for mayor and City Council.

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GOSHEN — Mayor Jeremy Stutsman urged Goshen City Council to pass a funded budget rather than a balanced budget as they looked at a $47.9 million proposal for 2020.

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BRISTOL — Some Elkhart County residents are worried about the safety of insects and animals after the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners decided to spray two areas to kill mosquitoes that may be carrying a dangerous disease.

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ELKHART — A union representing 150 City of Elkhart employees claims the city administration is engaging in union-busting methods.

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ELKHART — A new financial study of the City of Elkhart shows the city is in a unique position, according to the consulting firm that presented its findings to officials.

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ELKHART — Mayoral candidates Rod Roberson and Dave Miller, at a debate Thursday hosted by the Greater Elkhart Young Professionals, spoke to how the city can become better for young professionals. 

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ELKHART — It seems almost certain that no City of Elkhart employees will receive a raise in 2020.

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ELKHART — Almost a year after the Elkhart Police Department faced national scrutiny over an alleged cover-up of police brutality, a proposed Use of Force Review Board has yet to be formed and no news has come from an independent review of the department.

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ELKHART — Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are calling out what they claim are bully tactics from the City of Elkhart’s contract negotiator, Carol McDowell Loshbough.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-IN-2, and Stephanie Murphy, D-FL-7, Tuesday introduced the bipartisan Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act (H.R. 4349) to restore inventory financing interest deductibility for all types of RVs, including travel trailers and campers.

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ELKHART — Three families and an atheist group have complained to Baugo Community Schools that the schools, and one Jimtown High School teacher in particular, are failing to properly separate church and state, although others are coming to the teacher’s defense. 

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GOSHEN — For those hoping that the Osceola Dragway on Ash Road will expand, a marathon meeting of the Elkhart County Plan Commission brought new hope Thursday.

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ELKHART — The two men campaigning to be the next mayor of Elkhart met Tuesday for the first of at least three debates before the Nov. 5 election.

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ELKHART — An $18.4 million upgrade to Elkhart sewage treatment came closer to reality Monday evening when the City Council approved an ordinance to issue bonds up to that amount.

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ELKHART — The Democratic candidate for mayor of Elkhart is facing a lawsuit over a vehicle accident he was involved in last summer.

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ELKHART — After being attacked for having to foreclose on his house a decade ago, the Democratic candidate for Elkhart mayor, Rod Roberson, is attacking his opponent, Republican Dave Miller, for running a negative and personal campaign.

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ELKHART — John Letherman, Elkhart County councilman and partner at FM Stone Commercial, has been named a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest distinction that can be given by the state.

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ELKHART — After a mostly quiet summer on the local election scene, candidates for municipal office are getting ready for a busy fall.

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ELKHART — A former Elkhart city attorney, who claimed she was fired by Mayor Tim Neese because of her age, gender and party affiliation, has lost her lawsuit against the mayor. 

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ELKHART — An external audit of the Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department, proposed by Mayor Tim Neese after the parks superintendent was charged with embezzlement from his previous job, has been turned down by the City Council.

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GOSHEN — Former Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has thrown his hat in the ring as a Republican candidate for the Elkhart County Board of Commissioners in the spring primary.

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GOSHEN — It came down to a Survivor-style vote as Goshen City Council moved toward a six-figure salary for the mayor’s position Tuesday.

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ELKHART — Benham Avenue will get its $4.8 million overhaul, the Elkhart City Council decided unanimously on Monday.

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ELKHART — Some Elkhart residents said they suspect race has a role in how the mayor and City Council are handling recent out-of-state embezzlement charges against parks superintendent Randall Norton.

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ELKHART — Community leaders are addressing the elephants in the room: Diversifying the economy, creating housing options, and attracting and retaining talent.

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ELKHART — Elkhart parks superintendent Randall Norton offered his resignation to Mayor Tim Neese, R, twice on Tuesday, after Norton was charged with embezzlement from his previous employer on Monday.

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SOUTH BEND — Pat Hackett, a South Bend attorney and University of Notre Dame adjunct law professor, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District in 2020.

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ELKHART — About 50 community members gathered at City Hall on late Tuesday afternoon to look at and discuss the latest design of the new green space at what is today Central Park, but will become a part of Central Plaza.

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