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EDITORIAL: PUN is a witty acronym for campuses

EDITORIAL: PUN is a witty acronym for campuses

The unification of Northwest Indiana's two Purdue University campuses continues to move forward. On Friday, the Purdue Board of Trustees appro…

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EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion has been delayed yet again. This time, the deadline has been extended until August 2015.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am

EDITORIAL: Accentuate the positives to assist Gary

EDITORIAL: Accentuate the positives to assist Gary

Gary has plenty of critics, each eager to point fingers of blame. What the city needs, however, is not another recitation of its faults but ra…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am Related

GUEST EDITORIAL: 'Al the Pal' will be missed for his many Illinois contributions

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died July 6 at the age of 86, do for you?

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: State should fulfill promise of Cline Ave. bridge rebuild

Where, oh where is the Cline Avenue Expressway bridge?

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't jeopardize officers by spreading them thin

Gary police Chief Wade Ingram said it himself in the wake of patrol Officer Jeffrey Westerfield's death earlier this month.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Infighting suggests need for one Indiana school chief

Look, we don't care if Glenda Ritz, or someone appointed by the governor or someone appointed by the state board heads up education in Indiana…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of pu…

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local optio…

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Easy Illinois voting ripe for fraud

Gov. Pat Quinn said he wants voting to be "as easy as possible." Well, mission accomplished. It's so easy now, we fear for vote fraud.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: State should close door on top elected officials campaigning on the public dime

To avoid violating ethics rules, Indiana's seven statewide elected officials should write their own.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Stick to issues, leave comedy for less serious things

There are times the race for Illinois governor has been amusing — few can deny the comedic value of the Bruce Rauner campaign's creation of Qu…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Focusing light downward is stellar idea

EDITORIAL: Focusing light downward is stellar idea

Congratulations to Beverly Shores on becoming a Dark Sky community, only the seventh in the world.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep hospital proceeds in public eye

EDITORIAL: Keep hospital proceeds in public eye

Even as Porter County officials approach a decision on how to invest their nest egg, they are leaving unanswered many key questions.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

The fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday closely followed the death of an Indianapolis police officer. It is a time to mourn t…

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hospital deal ends tax value sore spot

We're glad to see the feud over the value of Porter Regional Hospital settled. 

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Calumet Township right to drop lawsuit

Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Illinois taxpayers deserve some answers

Editor's note: This is a guest editorial fro the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill.

July 01, 2014 12:25 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Bush, Obama showed foresight in Pacific

GUEST EDITORIAL: Bush, Obama showed foresight in Pacific

Unless you are preternaturally geographically attuned, you are probably unaware that Baker, Jarvis and Howland islands, Johnston and Palmyra a…

July 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let municipalities create land banks

EDITORIAL: Let municipalities create land banks

The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority is working well in Chicago's south suburbs. Northwest Indiana needs something similar, …

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't bar prisoners from voting

EDITORIAL: Don't bar prisoners from voting

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.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Building brings IUN, Ivy Tech together

EDITORIAL: Building brings IUN, Ivy Tech together

Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College have received permission from IU's trustees to build a shared facility in Gary. Th…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: U.S. Supreme Court clarification needed

EDITORIAL: U.S. Supreme Court clarification needed

History was made Wednesday with the first legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples in Lake and Porter counties, just months after the Indian…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: Use extra caution in construction zones

EDITORIAL: Use extra caution in construction zones

This being summer, it's officially road construction season. It's also time for the perennial reminder that extra caution must be exercised in…

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Prisoners offer advice for troubled youths

EDITORIAL: Prisoners offer advice for troubled youths

Times sportswriter Al Hamnik's story on athletic facilities in prison Sunday contained some solid advice for youths from regretful prisoners. …

June 24, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

Chesterton is the first Porter County municipality to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Others should quickly follow suit.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Use merit selection for all Indiana judges

EDITORIAL: Use merit selection for all Indiana judges

Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson, 73, a Hobart native, is stepping down and becoming an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court as h…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

Combined sewer overflows are being identified as a potential source of sewage in the Little Calumet River. That shouldn't come as a big surprise.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: School Board member is tax scofflaw

EDITORIAL: School Board member is tax scofflaw

Lake County is right to take legal action against Gary School Board member Marion Williams, who owes more than $566,000 in back taxes and penalties.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Video

EDITORIAL: Obama library belongs on South Side

EDITORIAL: Obama library belongs on South Side

As the Barack Obama Foundation weighs potential sites for Obama's presidential library, Chicago's South Side should tip the scale.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Region needs to address water safety issue

EDITORIAL: Region needs to address water safety issue

Here in the region, we need to do a much better job of water safety instruction. The recent spate of drownings — an annual occurrence, sadly —…

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

EDITORIAL: Lessons from child fatality report

The latest report on child abuse and neglect in Indiana shows some improvement, but there's still a long way to go.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Discuss effective tactics on war on poverty

EDITORIAL: Discuss effective tactics on war on poverty

Last Sunday's extensive report on poverty in Northwest Indiana should be a springboard for discussion, not the final word, on efforts to addre…

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Demonizing the Bergdahls

GUEST EDITORIAL: Demonizing the Bergdahls

The rush was on to blast the White House last week and congressional Republicans couldn’t care less who got hurt. But the fact that Army Sgt. …

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIAL: There is no litmus test on bringing home an American soldier

I am an American soldier.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

What Hammond Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa is seeking ought to be readily available to the public, let alone a duly elected councilman.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Stop fighting mandatory 911 merger

EDITORIAL: Stop fighting mandatory 911 merger

Dragging their feet on the county consolidation is not doing the residents of Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville any favors.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Still looking for balance in Springfield

EDITORIAL: Still looking for balance in Springfield

If Illinois legislators were graded on their performance, they would be huddled in the corner this year, wearing cone-shaped dunce caps.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Airport changes promising so far

People waiting for Gary/Chicago International Airport to reach its potential have reason for hope after a recent Airport Authority meeting.

June 10, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: On track for faster train treks

Anyone who has ever been in Chesterton or Porter for any length of time understands the importance of the Porter Junction project to get train…

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Energetic carbon rules would hurt Hoosiers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally revealed plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that could be devastating for Indiana.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Train tracks are route to NWI's future

The plan to improve service on the South Shore's main line, as well as finally build the West Lake Corridor extension, is sound.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Cut Porter's budget, but be judicious

Porter County government department heads are being told to cut their 2015 budgets by 10 percent. That looks good for the politicians, but it …

June 04, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Weeding out blight means razing homes

Abandoned, derelict buildings stand in the way of progress in cities and towns across the state, but Gary has far more than its fair share.

June 03, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: College Bound is bound to help Hammond

Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Plan for future health care needs

We have been saying for some time now that the nation has a looming doctor shortage and that the Affordable Care Act will mean more patients.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep Illiana project moving forward

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to guarantee any Illinois Expressway toll revenue shortfalls will be covered by the state's road fund before any…

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: VA shouldn't wait on needed reforms

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is under increasing pressure to resign or, better yet, immediately improve the trea…

May 29, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Fluoridation takes bite out of tooth decay

Valparaiso is looking at whether to continue fluoridating the city's drinking water. The answer should be easy.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
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