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GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

As WCIA-TV evening news anchor Dave Benton shared his own devastating health news with viewers across central Illinois recently, he made it a …

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Lincoln history flourishes in Fort Wayne, despite museum closure

GUEST EDITORIAL: Lincoln history flourishes in Fort Wayne, despite museum closure

More than six years after its Lincoln Museum closed, Fort Wayne's interest in the 16th president shows no signs of waning. The continuing fasc…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois taxpayers shouldn't pick up tab for dual residences of statewide officials

GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois taxpayers shouldn't pick up tab for dual residences of statewide officials

Chicago has a lot over Springfield — more people, more shopping, the new David Bowie art display and better pizza.

September 26, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Victims of domestic violence need help, not new barriers

In a strange, somewhat sick way, the huge scandal that's engulfed the National Football League with release of a graphic video of one of the l…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Negative gubernatorial campaign nixes honest discussion of important issues

The two major Illinois gubernatorial candidates don't have much nice to say about each other.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: State should rethink private, home schools

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz offered lawmakers two budget proposals for the next biennium: increase overall school funding and offer free …

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Shame on rebel alliance for fighting merger

EDITORIAL: Shame on rebel alliance for fighting merger

Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville threaten to cost Lake County $2.6 million a year by stubbornly refusing to join the Lake County E-911 co…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Why Indy must invest in early childhood education

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Missed chance at football rivalry

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Missed chance at football rivalry

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Long-term solution needed for small schools

One of the state's smallest school corporations needs to think big if it's to act in the best interest of its students and taxpayers.

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lake County blowing through surplus

EDITORIAL: Lake County blowing through surplus

Let's get this straight. The Lake County Council approved a big 1.5 percent local income tax and the county still says it doesn't have enough …

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep funding NWI's game-changer

EDITORIAL: Keep funding NWI's game-changer

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is bringing about a transformation of the region. This process must continue at full speed.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lay groundwork before hiring solid waste boss

EDITORIAL: Lay groundwork before hiring solid waste boss

As the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board prepares to hire a new director, it should focus not just on reducing costs but also …

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Walks tell crime to take a hike

EDITORIAL: Walks tell crime to take a hike

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker and other officers are knocking on doors to talk to residents about their concerns.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A textbook example of tax relief

EDITORIAL: A textbook example of tax relief

Indiana is one of just nine states that allow school districts to charge textbook fees to students. Superintendent of Public Instruction Glend…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

Thirteen years ago today, the world was transfixed and transformed by the hijacked jetliners that crashed into the Twin Towers in New York Cit…

September 11, 2014 12:05 am Related

EDITORIAL: Close email loophole in Open Door Law

EDITORIAL: Close email loophole in Open Door Law

If there's one good thing about the feud between Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and the State Board of Education, it…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am Related

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Ukraine invasion reminds West that NATO still needed

September 09, 2014 1:04 pm

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

Increasing voter turnout is vital to promoting a healthy democracy and building support for the democratic process.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Cooperation will boost economic development

EDITORIAL: Cooperation will boost economic development

We have seen some economic progress in the region but we must ensure it continues.

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Help South Shore build future for NWI

EDITORIAL: Help South Shore build future for NWI

Hammond, East Chicago and Cedar Lake need to step up to the plate for funding the South Shore extension.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Long-term forecast gets cold shoulder

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Good people stop bullying

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Truly 'ban' smoking in Indiana

In January 2012, anti-smoking advocates were touting the results of a just-completed poll — and hoping the Indiana General Assembly would pass…

September 05, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Food for thought on proper diet

EDITORIAL: Food for thought on proper diet

To move the needle on proper health, Americans need to move more — and we don't mean moving the fork.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Langbehn should offer resignation

Jeff Langbehn has served the Lake County Solid Waste Management District for 21 years. The executive director can now best serve the district …

September 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Magic 8 Ball is a reckless Illinois policy tool

Twice last week we heard predictions about what we can expect from our leaders in Springfield, both of which left us scratching our heads and …

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

FDA should listen to Zoeller, experts on e-cigs

Technology, it seems, finds solutions for just about everything. So it should surprise no one that the tobacco industry, under siege for years…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hammond should rethink halting full-time participation in Region STOP Team

Hammond's reasoning behind a recent decision to pull its full-time presence from a team of region law enforcement agencies has all the earmark…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Officials should seize Pullman park opportunity

Under-appreciated and even unheralded historical and natural treasures abound in Northwest Indiana and the southern Chicago region — assets th…

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: State bullying measure shouldn't be taken lightly

It's clear bullying in schools so concerned the Indiana General Assembly that lawmakers passed a measure requiring schools statewide to track cases.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Purdue sends chilling message with detention of photographer

After Purdue University found a way past its objections and released surveillance footage of police officers detaining a student newspaper pho…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

Here's what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had to say about the political climate surrounding education issues in our state: "Indiana…

August 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

EDITORIAL: CNG isn't garbage fuel for trucks

Hobart got its first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas, thanks to a series of grants. This is a smart switch.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Overturn court if it costs too much

Crown Point officials are considering the elimination of the city court if it doesn't generate enough fees to support itself. And why not?

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Don't expect reform if you don't demand it

Ethics violations aren't the sexiest of issues.

August 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep Mount Baldy closed for now

EDITORIAL: Keep Mount Baldy closed for now

Anyone who has visited Mount Baldy knows what a pleasurable experience visiting that dune can be. Anyone before young Nathan Woessner* was swa…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial…

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm

EDITORIAL: Cut red tape for economic development

EDITORIAL: Cut red tape for economic development

The recent visit to Northwest Indiana by a nationally recognized site selector offered economic development advice that must not be ignored. S…

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Driving discussion on public transportation

EDITORIAL: Driving discussion on public transportation

A consultant's report on Valparaiso's V-Line service makes a number of points worth pondering.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Good Samaritan parable updated

EDITORIAL: Good Samaritan parable updated

Stealing Bibles from a youth group on a mission trip ranks right up there with taking candy from a baby. Worse, even, because candy isn't good…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Indiana needs more complete data on school bullying

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Whistling in the dark

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Continue work of modernizing courts

EDITORIAL: Continue work of modernizing courts

Indiana's new chief justice, Loretta Rush, who will be sworn in Monday, has a lot on her plate. She not only has to preside over the Indiana S…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Plant seeds of hope in blighted areas

EDITORIAL: Plant seeds of hope in blighted areas

LaPorte is going to try installing a community garden in an area where blight has been a problem. By all means, plant seeds there to help feed…

August 14, 2014 12:00 am
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