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  • THEIR VIEW: Doubts about Common Core doubts It wasn't the most solid week in the movement to swap out the school standards known as Common Core State Standards for a homegrown set of measures in Indiana. Sure, the General Assembly was able to get a bill to Gov. Mike Pence last month to scrap t

    April 8, 2014

  • VILLAGE IDIOT: Hype hype hooray, the story won't go away How long do you think you'd continue to buy this newspaper if every single story on every single page for the last three weeks was about a missing airplane? Or a hurricane? Or a baby down a well? Or any other single topic? No sports, no weddings, no

    April 8, 2014

  • TAYLOR: If not you, then who will help? Adult literacy is not something that is talked about much. There is a preconceived idea that an illiterate adult is one of low intelligence. This is far from the truth. A person can be illiterate in any number of subjects. I am illiterate in music. I

    April 7, 2014

  • LYONS: 7 million reasons not to repeal the ACA So it turns out that millions of people dealt with the Affordable Care Act enrollment cutoff pretty much the way they habitually deal with the April 15 income tax filing deadline: procrastinating until the last minute to ensure maximum stress and sta

    April 7, 2014

  • OUR VIEW: Parents, let's talk about money There are many talks that parents need to have with their children. They talk about bullying at school and talk about drugs. And of course, there's the always-dreaded "birds and the bees" talk. But there's a talk that many parents gloss over. And it'

    April 6, 2014

  • KNISELY: Orange you glad you're reading this FOR SALE: Managing editor desperate to sell office full of co-workers. Make an offer. That's right, I'm selling everyone in this office. From circulation to advertising to newsroom to anyone who happened down Broadway and might have played in role i

    April 6, 2014

  • CONCANNON: Summer shouldn't mean hunger for our nation's children As a child, I always looked forward to the care-free joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation's children do not experience the simple joys

    April 6, 2014

  • PUBLIC FORUM: Letters for Sunday, April 6, 2014 Helping those who help those with mental illness Tom Sheetz wrote a letter earlier in the year discussing mental health and how the help is distributed. We have a very nice building for mental health clients to spend time. They do laundry, they cook,

    April 6, 2014

  • HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance As Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign in February 2011 at the Artsgarden, the most conspicuous person in the wings was Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp Jr. There stood the man who has changed the federal election fina

    April 6, 2014

  • CEPEDA: Playing politics over immigration It's a shame that Republicans blocked a resolution calling for the Senate to honor the legacy of Chicano icon Cesar Chavez. But though the GOP looks petty and downright stupid for not allowing a purely symbolic commemoration honoring the history-chan

    April 6, 2014

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