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EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Video

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Reducing money's influence in politics

April 16, 2014 10:17 am

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have a…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Response to teen suicides heightens awareness

More than 200 Lake Central High School students brought a sharp focus on suicides March 31 with their sit-in at the school, staged to protest …

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hemp could be serious cash crop for Hoosier state

Forget what you think you know about the utility of the marijuana plant. If we can all stop snickering for a moment and clear our heads of the…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secret…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Pension angst in Springfield

April 12, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Healthy moms are key to healthy infants

With Indiana's abysmal infant mortality rate —we rank 45th in the nation — Indiana Health Commissioner William VanNess is right to raise aware…

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Amtrak privatization could go off rails

The Indiana Department of Transportation is misguided in hoping to privatize rail operations along Amtrak's Hoosier State route.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Court program erases slate on tattoos

First impressions make a big difference when looking for a job, and visible tattoos can be a deterrent to employment.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Invest in infrastructure, starting in NWI

Steel executives were in Washington recently to push for additional spending on infrastructure. That's what the nation needs to give a strong …

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Better response to sexual assaults needed

The establishment of a separate treatment facility dedicated to victims of sexual assault should be an eye-opener for Northwest Indiana.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Fighting substance abuse is team effort

Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Aggressively market Indiana's attributes

Indiana has been focused on improving the state's business climate, which now gives the state's economic development recruiters plenty of sell…

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Get buses rolling for entire region

The LaPorte County Council is struggling with how to provide bus service for the elderly and infirm, now that the LaPorte County Council on Ag…

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Generate support for energy conservation

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence let the Energizing Indiana program end without his signature. Pulling the plug on that program shouldn't be the end of…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Convicted councilman should now resign

Gary City Councilman Ronier Scott is scheduled to be sentenced this morning for failing to file his taxes. It's yet another grim moment for La…

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

The ball is rolling on local funding for the South Shore extension to Dyer. So far, nearly half of Lake County's municipalities have made a fi…

March 31, 2014 11:45 am Video

EDITORIAL: Infighting hinders GOP's fighting chance

Lake County needs a strong two-party system, but the infighting in the Lake County Republican Party isn't helping.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Low-skill jobs are disappearing fast

The Times reporter Joseph Pete's story on Northwest Indiana's manufacturing sector last Sunday should be required reading for all high school …

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Gary asks help with data processing

Gary is turning to the public for help in sifting through data to help improve the city.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Saying yes is first step on ethics path

We're glad to see the Porter County commissioners vote to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. That's just one step toward participatin…

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: E-911 holdouts, answer call to action

The deadline for accomplishing E-911 consolidation in Lake County is just nine months away, yet four communities are still dragging their feet.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: State must turn around troubled schools

The Indiana Department of Education is stepping in at Gary Community School Corp., labeling it a high-risk district. That could allow the stat…

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Stop squabbling at voters' expense

Election shenanigans have already begun in Porter County.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana needs comprehensive tax study

The Indiana General Assembly this year approved some important business tax cuts, which will have significant impact on economic progress, the…

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Try again for public access improvements

The Indiana General Assembly came close, but failed this year to pass a valuable new state law that would have improved public access to publi…

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Our views on some legislative actions

The Indiana General Assembly processed many bits of legislation — some good, some bad, most in between. We'll deal with some of it in length, …

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Commit to funding rail expansion

Tonight, the Griffith Town Council will make a major decision – whether to contribute to regional economic development by designating a portio…

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: GSU right to serve freshmen, too

Governors State University is now committed to serving freshmen and sophomores, not just juniors, seniors and graduate students. This is good …

March 17, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Make Indiana's K-12 standards rigorous

The Indiana General Assembly took a stand this year against education standards that would allow Hoosier students to be compared favorably wit…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Improve drug treatment, prevention efforts

Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: This campaign promise needs to be kept

Candidates for public office in Northwest Indiana this year are being asked to sign an ethics action pledge. It's one of two important symbols…

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let courts rule on same-sex marriage

EDITORIAL: Let courts rule on same-sex marriage

The Love v. Pence lawsuit filed last week in federal court in New Albany asks the federal judge to overturn Indiana's Defense of Marriage Act,…

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Bring bus service back to Hammond

Gary Public Transportation Corp. is to be commended for starting a new bus route in Hammond.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let department heads manage staffs

The Porter County Council, which called on department heads to cut their budgets, now is dragging its feet on Auditor Bob Wichlinski's plan to…

March 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Make sure neither Purdue campus is stinted

Merging the Purdue North Central and Purdue University Calumet administrations makes sense, in that the campuses are so close together.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Winfield doesn't need town marshal

Winfield is poised to switch to a town marshal office. It's a step — a costly one — in the wrong direction.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Turn Calumet stoplights into go lights

Traffic on Calumet Avenue in Munster, especially near the 45th Avenue choke point, with the railroad tracks there, has been sluggish for years…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Sharing new taxes is good precedent

Homewood Village President Rich Hofeld is to be commended for offering to help Glenwood ease the pain of losing its Walmart store.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Help rail deliver long-term benefits

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s tunnel vision and lack of regional leadership were evident once again Friday when he persuaded a Northwes…

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Plan a new beginning for Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Convention Center is poorly suited for large conventions. There's no hotel nearby, and the husk of the former Sheraton Hotel st…

March 03, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: First step toward regional tourism agency

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, based in Hammond, has been operating well beyond the Lake County border, bringing business …

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Deliver local dollars for rail expansion

Saturday marks the beginning of a new month. It could either be a March backward or a march forward, depending on what Lake County's municipal…

February 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Denounce racism, apologize to Becerra

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said last week the city will save "millions of dollars" because he agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by oust…

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs human resources pro

The overpayment of a Porter County maintenance employee, to the tune of nearly $17,000, has prompted a lot of finger-pointing among county off…

February 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep students on track for degrees

Enrolling in college isn't enough. Degree completion is the route to success. And Indiana has a long way to go.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Honor Clay, but choose another path

It's nice to see the late Rudy Clay be honored by the Indiana Senate, with the potential to rename Fifth Avenue in Gary in honor of the longti…

February 24, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Get moving on improving region's health

For several days last week, The Times reported on the top causes of death in Northwest Indiana. Some of the information might surprise you.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
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