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  • PETERS: What antibiotics may be doing to us It’s astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born, tuberculosis was the number one cause of death in our country. Worse still, one in five children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday, in large part due to endemic and epidemic dis

    July 18, 2014

  • THEIR VIEW: Loopholes a mile wide At least Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma agrees that it’s time to close the loopholes in the ethics policies for state employees.Just how gaping some of those holes are became clear last week, as the State Ethics Commission sorted through the cases

    July 17, 2014

  • ANOTHER VIEW: Let Indiana's inmates vote Lake County is trying to figure out how to allow incarcerated voters to cast ballots. If you think that’s a bad thing, think again.It’s important to remember that county jails, in many cases, house people awaiting trial. They have the same right to v

    July 17, 2014

  • ABBOTT: Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high Driving home from work for lunch I noticed a billboard for the county 4-H fair. How can it be that time already? How can summer be almost over when it just began? Is it a phenomenon of aging that time seems to move faster and faster?When I was a chil

    July 17, 2014

  • WILLIAMS: A fan, not a fanatic Wow, I saw on Facebook that you can buy a painting of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on velvet for about 100 British pounds (that’s $168 American).I love Johnny Depp. He’s by far my favorite actor and I especially like him in his incarnation as

    July 17, 2014

  • KITCHELL: One treasured office for Illinoisans There must be something about Illinois people who want to run for Indiana state treasurer.Julian Ridlen won two terms as state treasurer for the Republicans after he moved from Illinois to attend Anderson University.Kelly Mitchell, who won two terms

    July 16, 2014

  • THEIR VIEW: Rural fire departments set to make gains Rural fire departments struggle to get by.Faced with increasing costs and limited if not decreasing tax bases, many Indiana departments are merging as a way to share crews and equipment.Many departments have been lucky enough to receive tankers, truc

    July 16, 2014

  • VILLAGE IDIOT: Houseguests: Are they a threat or a menace? Some people like having lots of company. They like having plenty to do. They like big breakfasts and hearty lunches and specially prepared dinners. They are called houseguests, and as they also like to travel, they will be coming to your house soon —

    July 15, 2014

  • THEIR VIEW: Dysfunction doesn't bode well for Pence presidency A window to the future may be unfolding in Indiana.By making appearances around the country and abroad, and speeches on foreign policy and topics only periphally related to Indiana, Gov. Mike Pence seems to be seriously exploring a run for president

    July 15, 2014

  • MARCUS: Private sector option for safer streets We were in Edinburgh at the Pixy Theater waiting to hear the Wright Brothers play. For reasons I cannot explain, I began to think of the growing concern about public safety in communities across the state. It was an incongruous series of thoughts in

    July 15, 2014

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