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If you follow regional news, you may have read that nearly 11,000 Indianapolis households faced eviction when their property owners failed to pay $1.9 million in water bills. In a settlement that … more
After a year and a half of trying to balance full-time college with full-time work, I had had enough and quit Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. That made me eligible for the military draft, a … more
After a year and a half of trying to balance full-time college with full-time work, I had had enough and quit Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. That made me eligible for the military draft, a … more
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — On Sept. 15, about five weeks after the male-dominated Indiana General Assembly passed and Gov. Eric Holcomb signed some of the most sweeping abortion restrictions in the … more

Media attention to student debt became more intense when President Biden announced student debt forgiveness. The economic effects of student debt, the rising costs of higher education, fraud and … more
Two weeks ago, two young men walked down a side street here in Crawfordsville, eyes cast to the ground, sweeping gazes and picking up bits of trash. They wore lanyards and gloves and dropped bits of … more
  Two pictures of Indiana. The first picture, from the past. Sylvanus Freelove Bowser was born in 1854 just north of Fort Wayne and, except for a short stay in Kansas, lived in that … more
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Three weeks ago, the FBI recovered hundreds of pages of top secret documents from Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort, some from U.S. intelligence human sources. If you … more
Who deserves the right to go down into the Grand Canyon? Isn’t everyone entitled? We are providing a solution to a need. These were the pitches of developers to the council of the … more

Having an educated populace has always been seen as a necessary component of our constitutional republic. Citizens need more than the basic knowledge to earn a living; they also need to understand … more
“Oh, and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage No angel born in Hell Could break that Satan’s spell And as the flames climbed high into the … more
The Democrats in Washington are doing another one of their zillion-dollar smash-and-grabs. This time, it’s Joe Biden’s scheme to forgive $10,000 in student debt for about 43 million … more
This will be an unusual column, in the first person at parts and a bit longer, to reflect upon what traveling this year has taught this writer about our democracy. Until this past 12 months, I … more
Filled up at the gas pump recently? Then you may have noticed the historically high prices have been dropping back down to seemingly more reasonable one. Gas in central Indiana, once topping out at … more

All this mindless partisan taunting across the political divide really is becoming  tiresome, isn’t it? If there is a hint of fresh air in the garbage heap known as social media, it is … more
INDIANAPOLIS -— This past month, Indiana was bookended by two “thousand year” floods, coming in St. Louis and eastern Kentucky, in which at least 37 people were killed. This comes … more
What do wine, cheese, and women’s equality have in common? A) Aug. 26, B) democracy, C) the League of Women Voters, or D) all of the above. If you answered D, way to win. Montgomery … more
The Indiana Business Journal has named its “Indiana 250,” a list of “the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders.” Alas, I did not make … more
The Indiana Business Journal has named its “Indiana 250,” a list of “the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders.” Alas, I did not make … more

Recently an attempt to break in to a local church occurred. Members first thought wind damaged the back doors. Further investigation showed a lock had been jimmied. One might assume it was a case of … more
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