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Court-required public notices are valuable tools of our democracy because they provide due process to Americans who will be impacted by the government action and help make the judicial process more … more
For those who haven’t been keeping up with the Congressional Clown Car, a quick update: Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created a special committee to investigate the Jan. 6 — … more
INDIANAPOLIS — The catastrophic events prior to the Sept. 11 foreign terror attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the demise of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania occurred in a time of … more
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
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