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Gun-shy panel didn’t do its job

The work of an Indiana legislative committee tasked with studying the potential repeal of the state’s gun licensing requirement is being praised by Hoosiers...
Who will smash through state’s glass ceiling?

High above Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch in the Statehouse south atrium where they announced their 2018 legislative priorities was the...
‘No room’ became real one Christmas Eve

It was just before Christmas in Virginia. The aircraft carrier Enterprise had just returned from a tension-filled deployment during the Cuban blockade in 1962. ...
Why are we setting contradictory goals for ourselves?

By Morton Marcus Did you hear that? It sounded like trumpets from the Statehouse. A call, an inspiration for all Hoosiers in recognition of our...
Support widespread following loss of local firefighter

Support widespread after loss of firefighter Editor’s note: Scott Compton, a longtime firefighter, died Nov. 11, a day after battling a blaze...
Toss out warm mayo if it keeps the peace

Mary Ellen and I recently exchanged a few words over mayonnaise. Sometimes condiments can be seen as an insult to the chef. Like ketchup,...
Thankfulness becomes a way of seeing, doing

Saying “Thank you” is one of the first social graces we teach children. One of the criticisms of Alexa, a popular voice-controlled virtual assistant —...
Jail issue about more than bricks, mortar

The debate is about whether to build a new jail in Hancock County and how to finance it. Based on overcrowding, the age and...
Americans bear responsibility in foreign wars

With a cruise missile being shot down, and the Saudi ruling family rounding up its opponents and stuffing them into the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, it’s...
When thankfulness is hard, know God is with you

I hope you are still making some delicious turkey sandwiches with the leftovers from that mouth-watering meal Thursday. Our family has a...

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