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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
No matter how hard we try, we really can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place somewhere else on the globe has a very good chance of affecting us—along with many … more
INDIANAPOLIS — After the City of Gary was hit with a cyber ransomware attack, it had to rebuild its servers. LaPorte County ended up paying cyber criminals $132,000 after it was hit with … more
INDIANAPOLIS — After the City of Gary was hit with a cyber ransomware attack, it had to rebuild its servers. LaPorte County ended up paying cyber criminals $132,000 after it was hit with … more
This Saturday’s Juneteenth will be observed all over our nation though it is not yet an official United States holiday. Like most holidays, it’s joyful. It is an annual re-proclamation of … more

President Biden is taking his first trip overseas as President. After stopping in England he’ll summit with European leaders in Brussels and then move on to his mano-a-mano meet-up with … more
Need to learn how to unclog a shower drain, jump-start a car, shave your face without bleeding to death or successfully address dozens of other practical adult daily activities? Rob Kenney offers … more
The Indianapolis Star now has itself a team dedicated to “racial equity,” which includes, thanks to a grant from a nonprofit called Report for America, a reporter who will be tasked with … more
INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young was feeling it at the Kosciusko County Republican Lincoln Dinner, so much so that he coaxed the crowd into doing a stadium-style wave. “I’m in … more
I went to Lilly Library at Wabash College on May 31 to borrow some books and CDs. I had been waiting to go because it was not open on the weekends during summer vacation. However, I was surprised … more

Have you ever wondered why you don’t vote directly for your state’s Electoral College Electors? For most of us, they appear in December, cast their votes, and we never know their names. … more
  On Aug. 26 — the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment into the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters will have a … more
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