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INDIANAPOLIS — It used to be that any middle class Hoosier schmoe could run for Congress ... and actually win. Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Jim Jontz won races in bygone decades by … more
Our police are the thin blue line standing firm to prevent lawless and wrongheaded people from breaking down the walls of democratic civilization and destroying citizens and structures. Police work … more
The collapse last month of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is a vivid reminder of the crucial role that infrastructure plays in our 21st century economy. It’s also an opportunity to … more
Have you ever stared at the section of a ballot, for county and city elected officials, only to think, “I don’t know if I can vote for them. I don’t know anything about them!” … more

INDIANAPOLIS — The current six-person Republican field for governor is an anomaly. In the television age of Hoosier politics, the GOP usually sorts out the candidates, so there are only one or … more
“It’s easy to take for granted the ability to read,” said Anthony Tharp, assistant superintendent for North Montgomery Schools. Yet one of every five Hoosier kids struggles to read … more
INDIANAPOLIS — In the midst of this current presidential election year, we have witnessed cavalier and reckless rhetoric suggesting political violence. There has been talk of a second civil … more
Recent media posts: praise a few students who left school to build devices and became millionaires; predict skilled workers might earn higher wages; hope low unemployment rates will increase wages. … more
As Disability Awareness Month gives way to another month reminding us to learn and develop awareness, we bring you an interview with Meg Goshorn-Maroney, mother of five. Three of her children have … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Of the six Republicans seeking the gubernatorial nomination on May 7, U.S. Sen. Mike Braun is the one with the proverbial target on his back. He entered this week’s … more
President Joe Biden reached back in history in his recent State of the Union address, citing a January 1941 speech in which Franklin Delano Roosevelt called on America to reject isolationism and … more
This week we continue the series of women worth knowing, as suggested by LWV members. When LWV Karen Gunther submitted Karen Dobkins, PhD, as a notable woman she admired, Gunther said, “Before … more
Eastertide is a hopeful season. Two previous columns describe our culture of pessimism and despair; both ended with glimmers of hope. Perhaps Lent is a fitting time for descriptions of despair. A … more
As National Nutrition Month progresses, Week 3 encourages us to embrace diversity in our diets, celebrate cultural foods and traditions, and explore culinary horizons beyond our comfort zones. … more

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” For millenia, most women’s stories slipped into anonymity or oblivion, such that … more
The American economy is thriving, and immigration should get some of the credit. That’s the message from experts who highlight the critical role that immigrants are playing in the workforce. … more
CARMEL — Indiana is not a referendum state. Hoosier voters cannot gather signatures to qualify an issue to appear for an up or down vote on the ballot. That wasn’t the case in … more
Happy Women’s History Month! We turn to one of the oldest professions for women, relevant in a county where maternal healthcare options have been decreasing. “Midwifery is an ancient … more
Happy Women’s History Month! We turn to one of the oldest professions for women, relevant in a county where maternal healthcare options have been decreasing. “Midwifery is an ancient … more

  CARMEL — In two months, Hoosier voters will be selecting nominees for their next governor. Former Republican school superintendent Jennifer McCormick will be the Democrat nominee, … more
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