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Porter and Starke County Circuit Courts Receive Judicial Center Grant

rot001The Indiana Judicial Center recently awarded a total of $175,000 in grant funds to the Porter County and Starke County Circuit Courts to be used to expand mental health and substance abuse disorder evaluation and treatment services to those offenders involved in Community Corrections Program and Probation in the neighboring counties that are likely to reoffend.

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IU Police Department – Northwest invites campus, community to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on September 2nd

rot1Officers from the Indiana University Police Department-Northwest (IUPD-NW) invite IU Northwest students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, to come together on Tuesday, Sept. 2 to discuss community issues and build relationships.

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post Participating in Impaired Driving Crackdown

Indiana-State-Police-logoThrough Monday September 1st, Indiana State Police troopers working from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, in conjunction with over 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies, will work overtime as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired and dangerous drivers.

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Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County Briefs: Holiday Closure, Master Recycler Program to Begin

recycling-waste-reduction-district-of-porter-countyFall Master Recycler Program to begin
Take your waste reduction knowledge to the next level and make a difference!

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Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Weekly Update: Gary Airport Progresses

mapOf all the projects in which the RDA has been involved, none has tested us more than the runway expansion and railroad relocation project at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. But perseverance and teamwork of all the partners involved in the project is paying off, with the final major barrier to completion now poised to come down later this year.

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Valparaiso Weathers Storm

Valparaiso-Vibrant-VisionaryExtreme weather on Aug. 21-22 brought up to 7+ inches of rain to communities throughout Northwest Indiana with some periods seeing rain at rates more than 3.5 inches per hour. Valparaiso saw periods of flooding, power outages, and road closures. “Based on the rain totals, we’re seeing that this was a 100-year storm event, which means that a storm like this has a one percent chance of occurring or being exceeded in a year,” said Bill Oeding, Valparaiso’s city administrator. “While recent stormwater projects have done much to improve drainage, no system can prepare for rains this concentrated,” he said.

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Public Compost Sites Close for Labor Day Holiday

recycling-waste-reduction-district-of-porter-countyThe Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 South 400 West, will be closed to the public Saturday through Monday, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, for the Labor Day weekend holiday.

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