“THE FIRST STEP IN THE EVOLUTION OF ETHICS IS A SENSE OF SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.”  -ALBERT SCHWEITZER
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The work of the Commission has received widespread media coverage. Thanks are owed to local media for their strong support of our efforts to promote ethical decision making. Articles in print and other citations of media coverage are listed below. Please note that the print articles and the same articles from the Internet, where links are provided, may have slightly different titles, and some online articles may only be provided for a limited period of time. MEDIA COVERAGE in 2014 January 1, 2014 TIMES column by Rich James, titled, “New year’s resolutions for political world.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-new-year-s-resolutions-for- political-world/article_6a967fdc-cdba-50ff-bca6-b90b77b6c476.html  January 5, 2014 TIMES column by Rich James, titled, “Lame excuse to avoid ethics is unethical.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-lame-excuse-to-avoid-ethics- issue-is-unethical/article_d9b2d3d2-b14f-5e4c-9397-3f5b7242e1cd.html  January 8, 2014 TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “New surveyor should try to push for reform.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-new-surveyor-should-push-for- reform/article_757f4435-79be-5ab7-b8e3-1f69de068be3.html  January 8, 2014 WJOB participation by Cal Bellamy in a drive-time call-in program. February 4, 2014 Hammond Rotary Club presentation by Cal Bellamy. February 9, 2014 TIMES editorial opinion by the Times Editorial Board, titled, “The Times Editorial Board Agenda for 2014.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/forum/the-times-editorial-board-agenda-for/article_ee32ccb6- 3d86-5131-9c62-702ba8f3a360.html  February 18, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Former congressman to be ethics keynote speaker.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/former-congressman-to-be-ethics-keynote- speaker/article_4cc23e4a-4ab7-5252-b841-d09a66e74b00.html  March 9, 2014 TIMES guest perspective by Cal Bellamy, titled, “Region uniting around winning attitudes.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/special-section/now/cal-bellamy-region-uniting-around-winning- attitudes/article_d1e70f5b-b72e-5d6e-831e-65fc0ec0a305.html  March 12, 2014 TIMES article by Ed Bierschenk, titled, “Candidates being asked to sign ethics pledge.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/candidates-being-asked-to-sign-ethics- pledge/article_7a807782-9700-53f5-83a1-7c06f386d1fb.html March 13, 2014 TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “This campaign promise needs to be kept.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-this-campaign-promise-needs-to-be- kept/article_0d43f3f5-7cce-50eb-939b-3d51790b1af8.html  March 13, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics breakfast draws a crowd.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/ethics-breakfast-draws-a-crowd/article_f8037b0e-3b75-53bd- a1ff-526ae74cfaff.html  March 14, 2014 TIMES column by Doug Ross, titled, “Rail, ethics will move region forward.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-rail-ethics-will-move-region- forward/article_18881924-a068-5dc7-ab9f-467b7c968ff4.html March 16, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics training hopes to breach region’s wall of shame.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/special-section/now/ethics-training-hopes-to-breach-region-s-walll-of- shame/article_8c0e9277-9a5f-54e1-aae0-2b054c18d0df.html  March 17, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Lake County candidates board the ethics train.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lake-county-candidates-board-the-ethics- train/article_1234e90d-93f6-5594-87b7-fdf3a440e148.html  March 19, 2014 TIMES guest editorial by Laura Blaney, titled, “Porter County should join Shared Ethics Advisory panel.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-porter- county-should-join-regional-ethics-group/article_63f28501-2ced-5737-9d51-e5ea58919b50.html  March 19, 2014 TIMES article by Bob Kasarda, titled, “County joins shared ethics advisory commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/county-joins-shared-ethics-advisory- commission/article_950e2e43-367f-5c2e-96c7-67b4a6adfc11.html  March 19, 2014 heraldargus.com (LaPorte) article by Gabrielle Gonzalez, titled, “Organization asks candidates to sign ethics pledge.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/local/organization-asks-candidates-to-sign-ethics- pledge/article_89c3899c-8534-5f70-b753-7aaa70f8f197.html  March 20, 2014 Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled, “Porter County joins ethics commission.” March 23, 2014 TIMES column by Morton Marcus, titled, “Our perception of ethics based on cultural norms.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/business/columnists/morton-marcus/eye-on-the-pie-lack-of-ethics-is-a- two/article_1006aa6b-84a1-5e9d-af59-6696f8bd4204.html  March 26, 2014 TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “Saying yes is first step on ethics path.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-saying-yes-is-first-step-on-ethics- path/article_c32fb5a1-7757-5d58-8a98-240d8c25a20b.html  March 29, 2014 TIMES article by Stan Maddux, titled, “Campaign buttons spark dispute.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/laporte/campaign-buttons-trigger-controversy/article_8ef9e9a5- 35d5-5d97-9ef4-130826cb7d99.html  April 3, 2014 LakeShore Public Radio participation by Calvin Bellamy. April 11, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Officials back ethics training, not cost.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/officials-pledge-ethics-training-but-debate-the- cost/article_674117c5-130c-5078-a944-d608e2772282.html  April 16. 2014 TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “Lake County needs to join era of ethics.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-lake-county-needs-to-join-era-of- ethics/article_262fb9d9-9c88-50a1-b347-aed8c622ca75.html April 18, 2014 TIMES editorial by Doug Ross, titled, “Three lessons from corruption charges.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-three-lessons-from-corruption- charges/article_c55bd283-1064-5d8d-bdb4-fb954bd79f1d.html  April 22, 2014 TIMES column by Marc Chase, titled, “Well-intended ethics pledge no cure for corruption.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/marc-chase/marc-chase-well-intended-ethics- pledge-no-cure-for-corruption/article_42dfd88c-72c8-5691-92d5-0278379e484c.html  April 30, 2014 Post-Tribune article from the Associated Press, titled, “State Coalition to fight public corruption.” May 1, 2014 heraldargus.com (LaPorte) article by Gabrielle Gonzalez, titled, “Candidates sign ethics pledge.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/candidates-sign-ethics-pledge/article_f8debbca-d181-11e3-af2f- 001a4bcf887a.html?mode=print  May 2, 2014 Post-Tribune article by Carole Carlson, titled, “Ethics panel ruling defended, panned.” May 2, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Local candidates take ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/local-candidates-take-ethics- pledge/article_6cefd58f-deca-5d85-b1fe-3fb328578f28.html  May 3, 2014 TIMES article by Ed Bierschenk, titled, “Ethics question gets newsletter pulled.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/highland/highland-newsletter-pulled-over-ethics- concern/article_cb106668-a1e4-5ff9-9682-bc13c386e896.html  May 4, 2014 Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled, “Porter County councilman casts doubt about joining ethics panel.” May 5, 2014 Post-Tribune article, titled, “Candidates sign ethics pledge.” May 6, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, “Early primary voting surges.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and- politics/elections/late-surge-suggests-voter-interest-may-awaken/article_1b02e37c-8ff6-55c7-9543- 0391b4ba8cc0.html May 23, 2014 LakeShore Public Television participation by Calvin Bellamy. May 24, 2014 LakeShore Public Radio participation by Calvin Bellamy. June 11, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “African documentary zooms in on NWI,U.S.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/nwi-is-in-the-lens-of-african-tv-documentary/article_cc2c87ff- 3b17-5b73-ad00-44be795ef1bc.html  June 12, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Chesterton joins county ethics commission lineup.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton-joins-the-ethics-commission- lineup/article_726b6272-f916-5744-8e25-3dc737562a33.html  June 23, 2014 TIMES editorial by Times Editorial Board, titled, “Chesterton joins ethics movement.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-chesterton-joins-ethics- movement/article_03d0243c-ad83-5b3d-a8f7-d33c39282604.html  June 24, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ogden Dunes joins the Shared Ethics commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/ogden-dunes-joins-the-shared-ethics- commission/article_f7459461-8d75-59c2-aa21-7e58a9ed7ce8.html  July 4, 2014 2014 Naturalization Ceremony, Wolf Lake Pavilion, Hammond, IN participation, as guest speaker, by Calvin Bellamy. July 5, 2014 TIMES article by Ed Bierschenk, titled, “New citizens now feeling at home.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hammond/new-citizens-look-forward-to-becoming-fabric-of- america/article_89c6b642-6ded-5038-9e0b-772703587184.html July 13, 2014 Post-Tribune article by Sue Ellen Ross, titled “Taking a natural step toward citizenship.” July 13, 2014 TIMES column by Marc Chase, titled “Disgrace should ‘scare straight’ NWI officials.” September 18, 2014 Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled “Prosecutor says he’s exempt from rules restricting hiring of relatives.” September 25, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled “Hebron OKs ethics panel participation.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/hebron-adopts-shared-ethic-agenda/article_1c1367b2-4a82- 5f8c-b348-db5146afe286.html  October 12, 2014 Post-Tribune commentary by David Rutter, titled “Porter County government moves on to good schmethics.” October 19, 2014 Post-Tribune guest column by Calvin Bellamy, titled “Ethics panel achieving positive results.” October 29, 2014 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled “NWI politicians vow to promote ethical behavior.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/nwi-politicians-vow-to-promote-ethical- behavior/article_fabd6dcb-53ce-5e31-82d8-72d7dfd21e9d.html  November 2, 2014 TIMES staff lisitings, titled “2014 ethics pledge responses” and “Candidates who signed the ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/forum/ethics-pledge-responses-from-lake-county- candidates/article_027071d0-4a22-57f3-a3ae-3bcab917c4d7.html  and  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/porter-laporte-candidates-who-signed- the-ethics-pledge/article_a2b2da2b-d266-59a3-99d0-cac8e62b14be.html  November 4, 2014 TIMES editorial, titled “Finish research, vote in today’s election.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-finish-research-vote-in-today-s- election/article_8b97a9a4-f669-5698-a259-60317a0b3f37.html  November 7, 2014 Appearance by Calvin Bellamy on Lakeshore Public Television, Weekly News Summary. December 23, 2014 TIMES article by Mary Wilds, titled, “Cedar Lake hears ethics panel pitch.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/cedar-lake-hears-ethics-panel-pitch/article_4e29b869-c9e2- 5394-91cc-1b5ee6db7c73.html  December 28, 2014 TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “These public corruption charges look familiar.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-these-public-corruption- charges-look-familiar/article_69bb479e-4d52-57b9-8f08-fd131d1b0063.html