Tight Auditor’s Race Featured in Pulaski County Primary

Pulaski County voters have narrowed down their list of candidates heading into November’s General Election. The tightest race of Tuesday’s primary was for county auditor. Incumbent Republican Laura Wheeler narrowly defeated challenger Tim Hoffa Jr. by a margin of 50.49-percent-to-49.51-percent or just 17 votes. Hoffa had led throughout the early returns, before Wheeler took the lead with the final vote center counted.

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Indiana National Guard, State Police Ready to Respond to Potential Violence

Governor Holcomb addresses the weekend’s violence during a press conference Monday.

State officials are outlining their response to this weekend’s violence. In a press conference Monday, Governor Holcomb said protests started out as an “understandable and needed” response to the death of George Floyd, but took on a tone of organized crime.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Hold Hearing on COVID-19 Response Grant Application

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

A potential COVID-19 relief grant program for Pulaski County’s small businesses is expected to be discussed during tonight’s county commissioners meeting. The county is asking for $250,000 from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ COVID-19 Response Program.

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Indiana Secretary of State Opposes Extending Deadline to Return Mail-In Ballots

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is not in favor of extending the deadline for mail-in ballots to make it back to county clerk’s offices, in spite of concerns that thousands of votes could go uncounted. “There are 92 counties in this state, and we cannot change deadlines because somebody is too busy or whether it’s lack of preparation of getting the work done,” Lawson said during state officials’ COVID-19 press conference Friday. “So deadlines are there for security and accountability.”

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