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Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Scott Douglas and Health Department Head Amber Reed sat down virtually with League of Women Voters’ interviewer, Marco Dees, to give citizens a solid update … more
Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? They paved paradise, put up a parking lot — Joni Mitchell from “Big … more
COVID-19 has millions working from home. As a longtime teleworker, let me offer some advice. Working from home has many upsides: no traffic jams, office politics or need for business … more
  INDIANAPOLIS — The economic carnage of this pandemic is without historic parallel. Just this week ArcelorMittal idled another blast furnace in East Chicago, Hoosier Park Racino at … more

U.S. government bureaucracy prevented the private sector from containing the coronavirus in America. And now, governments in the U.S. are attempting to clean up the mistake by violating our civil … more
One of the intriguing features of the coronavirus pandemic is how sharply it has illuminated the importance of effective political leadership. Wherever we stand on the political spectrum, we’re … more
The League of Women Voters encourages the hundreds of young citizens now eligible to vote to register and vote in the upcoming June 2 Primary Election, which has been moved up from the normal May … more
Finally, I understand why Thoreau was such a contented man in his little cabin at Walden Pond. He had made himself safe from the deadly scourge of a virus attack. I do wonder how Henry David would … more
During the past couple of weeks our community has been hit by something that took us all by surprise. Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak had finally reached the United States and it was just a matter of … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Fear. That was the name of Bob Woodward’s first book on the Trump presidency. It’s been a theme of Michael Moore documentaries and a proven Madison Avenue … more
Walking my dog Dorothy a few months ago I didn’t recognize the fellow waving from the white car until he stopped to say hello. Turns out it was Ed, a casual acquaintance, whose wave I … more
While the Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, additional steps have been approved by Government Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Republican Chairman Kyle Hupter and … more
It is worth noting, in the thick of our great national quarantine, that we have gone in a heartbeat from an ordinary civil society to a step short of martial law. That’s something worth … more
INDIANAPOLIS — For more than two centuries, Hoosiers have participated in democracy by going to their local polling place to vote. In normal times they chat with their neighbors as they wait in … more

As stated many times, it is a goal of the commissioners to share as much information as possible, and from many points of view. And keeping current events in the forefront, this week, we asked the … more
The United States system of government is based on the premise that government is a creature of the people and is accountable to them. An open and accountable government is the cornerstone of a … more
This is a time of great testing for Congress. As it considers responses to the nation’s health and economic crises, it faces close scrutiny by ordinary Americans, financial markets, and … more
Some years ago, life as I knew it was put on a sudden and dramatic hiatus in the form of an inattentive driver who attempted to cross U.S. 30 near Plymouth in the path of our car. My left hip was … more

Shortly after President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got into a bit of hot water when he observed to an interviewer, “You never … more
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