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Opinion
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I quietly celebrated another year above ground earlier this month and realized I had reached the fourth stage of birthday celebrations.The first stage comes when we are young and yearn to be older. … more
This week, I am switching gears to talk about a difficult topic, substance use in our county. I have the responsibility of serving on the Opioid Council and as an elected official representative on … more
NASHVILLE, Ind. — So there was President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday, mocking his most recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton as a “Mr. Tough Guy.”A few minutes … more
Lunch with the League is a free public program that helps citizens stay abreast of issues shaping our public life. On Sept. 3, we welcomed Steven L Jones, Dean for Professional Development and … more

A wave of protests is roiling Moscow. Millions of people, young and old, have been crowding the streets in Hong Kong. In Britain, members of the Conservative Party took to open revolt over Prime … more
Public health should remain top priority As your readers no doubt know, Montgomery County has 15 swine Confined Animal Feeding Operations. In response to some serious public health and environmental … more
It’s stretched beyond two weeks since the abrupt departure of the Colts quarterback, and so far, we seem to have been spared the awful kind of puns usually favored by newspaper headline writers and … more
MICHIGAN CITY — In the wake of the new terror afflicting our schools, our Walmarts, our malls, our nightclubs, it appears we no longer have members of Congress and senators. In the House, we have … more

Before we get into this week’s topic, I feel like a quick update on a few current projects is warranted:• The adoption of the Thoroughfare Plan is just weeks away. This comprehensive plan is a … more
The League of Women Voters of the United States believes the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice President is essential to representative government. The LWV believes, … more
Well here we go — another month is in the books. I hope you have enjoyed the summer.The volunteer drivers have escorted four veterans to Roudebush Hospital in Indianapolis and one veteran to … more
We’re All Going to Die!Imagine seeing a headline like that. Naturally you can’t ignore such a story. So, palms sweating and perhaps heart fluttering, you begin to read, dreading news of a ghastly … more
First, some disclaimers.When my son Gideon was in kindergarten and first grade, I indulged him by recording countless hours of hyperactive, unseen-outside-the-family DVDs he called The Gideon … more
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