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Dori Chandler, interim director of the Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light non-profit organization, and HIPL intern Sophie Hall will join the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County for Lunch with … more
I was down the shore this weekend, enjoying the sea, the sun and the sweeping panorama of people without masks. Honestly, that was even more beautiful than the sunset over the Atlantic. One of … more
Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of people like to flip the classic … more
I so want to be a good Hoosier, an upstanding citizen who will do the right thing. But Indiana officials are set to give me some money, and I’m terrified that I will squander it on … more

The famous Independence Day music is not about the U.S. I was sitting alone in my room, staring at the window to observe what was going to happen on the night of (or, in the evening of) July 4th. … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Pandemic. Wildfires. Floods. Pestilence. Violence. Gridlock. Coup d’etats, Political intrigue. We need a break. It’s time for this former sports writer to bring you … more
What is the simplest, most patriotic act one can do for their nation? Vote. Voting is the central act of self-governance, and it should be accessible to all citizens. How can we tell if voting is … more
Thank you, Simone Biles, for pulling me out of the funk I’d talked myself into over sports. On my best days I am ambivalent about athletes. I respect their prowess but resent them for my own … more
Sometimes, the system works. Last week, a client of mine, an abused woman from El Salvador, was granted asylum. You might not think that’s important or impressive. It won’t change the … more

Almost 20 years ago, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County sponsored a town hall with candidates for office including State Rep. Tim Brown. Not yet a member, I went because I was deeply … more
Once again, the internet comes through with another silly list that is fun to argue about precisely because it is pointless to do so. Indiana, we are told by the website WalletHub, is the … more
  When hammer-thrower Gwen Berry turned her back on the American flag at the Olympic Trials last weekend, it made me think of Sergeant William Carney. Berry probably doesn’t know who … more
INDIANAPOLIS — In the history of competition and upsets, the first rule is that you have to show up. Just ask returning Pacer’s coach Rick Carlisle (who led Chaminade to the historic 1982 … more
The colors of Crawfordsville show as you drive, walk, or jog the city. Some streets are lined with Just Be Kind and Everyone is Welcome Here yard signs, others with “Blessed” or … more

Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power wants to remind you to beat the peak. As temperatures begin to spike, there are steps you can take to save money on energy bills this summer. According to … more
One day last week, an 82-year-old woman named Wilma Ball was stabbed to death in her home at Lake James. According to a sheriff’s deputy, it was the first homicide in Steuben County since … more
A man engaged our family in conversation over lunch in the Munich train station cafeteria in the early 1970s. He asked where we came from. We replied, “We are Americans,” which was … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Quack, quack, quackery. Word on the street is that Eric Holcomb has suddenly become a “lame duck” governor. Earlier this month the IndyStar raised this notion despite … more
Lawmakers, not the electorate, will decide the fate of the Electoral College, but we the people can have a say. Pew Research found in January that 55% of US citizens support the popular vote over … more

When I was in my late 20s — at an age when I knew Utopia was just around the corner if only we could complete the task of perfecting the human race — I discovered Robert Pirsig’s … more
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