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President Barack Obama delivered his remarks about the economy at Concord High School in Elkhart Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Video of the President's appearance begins approximately 25 minutes in.

As Elkhart prepares for one more appearance by President Barack Obama, his first visit to the city as an Illinois senator running for the Democratic presidential nomination against Hillary Clinton reveals what has and hasn't changed.

Two days before the Indiana Primary Election, Obama visited Bank Street, talking with residents and shooting some hoops with kids outside Riverview Elementary School before he spoke with me by phone.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence made several stops in northern Indiana Thursday, the second day of  the "Start Your Engines" re-election campaign tour.

Pence appeared confident as he met with diners at Elkhart’s Mayberry Café. The incumbent GOP governor says he’s not concerned about Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s impact on his campaign.

Jason Critchlow, Chair of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party, speaks with WVPE's Tony Krabill about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's State of the State address. They discuss road funding, education, the governor's remarks on LGBT anti-discrimination and religious freedom, and the legislative seats opening up in St. Joseph County in the aftermath of Circuit Court Judge Michael Gotsch's retirement announcement.

At his State of the State address, Gov. Pence said he would not support any legislation restricting Hoosiers' rights to religious freedom.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Tuesday laid out his plan for Indiana’s future – emphasizing a commitment to road funding, promising to protect teachers and schools from abnormally low test scores, and pledging to crack down on drug dealers.

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Peter Hanscom of Indiana Competes about his organizations efforts to ensure civil rights protections for LGBT Hoosiers and tonight's state of the state address.

Critics say the governor's new energy efficiency plan will cost more for consumers.

Straight ticket voting allows people to vote for every candidate from one party with one check of a box on their ballot.

Thomas says he'll appeal to the average Republican voter by advertising himself as an alternative candidate more focused on fixing what's wrong with Indiana.

Gov. Pence could face a tougher election bid than he did in 2012.

Mountain bikers will be required to have a $5 daily permit or an $20 annual permit when cycling on state park trails.

State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, will face John Gregg in the 2016 Democratic primary.

An outside consulting firm's evaluation says the catalog of about 1,200 fees and taxes the bureau is responsible for is riddled with errors.

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