CHRIS WHITE: Work together to benefit future generations

CHRIS WHITE: Work together to benefit future generations

It is indeed an exciting time to be a part of Northwest Indiana, a thriving region with great prospects for growth and a promise of a brighter…

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WILLIAM NANGLE: We're pushing for positive changes in region

WILLIAM NANGLE: We're pushing for positive changes in region

Northwest Indiana stands on the threshold of positive change. The winds of change are clearly at work as we enter 2014. Many a progressive pro…

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

Indiana has made great progress in the past year. Unemployment has dropped below 7 percent, and we rank fifth in the nation in private sector …

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New faces bring renewed spirits to communities of faith

New faces bring renewed spirits to communities of faith

Bishop Dale Melczek said he sees his upcoming resignation as an exciting time for both himself and the 187,000 members of the Catholic Diocese…

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5 ideas to build a better Northwest Indiana

5 ideas to build a better Northwest Indiana

We all have ideas for making Northwest Indiana better, but which ideas are the best of the best?

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CAL BELLAMY: Region uniting around winning attitudes

CAL BELLAMY: Region uniting around winning attitudes

We already have a great place to work, live, and raise a family — even if sometimes we do not recognize all our advantages. As good as Northwe…

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DENNIS RITTENMEYER: Regional approach must be NWI's path

DENNIS RITTENMEYER: Regional approach must be NWI's path

Northwest Indiana has a long and distinguished history. From its roots in steelmaking and heavy manufacturing through its historically excelle…

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TY WARNER: Region's unique qualities are good selling points

TY WARNER: Region's unique qualities are good selling points

While I wouldn't say Northwest Indiana is in the midst of an identity crisis, it has sometimes struggled. At times the region can seem neglect…

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LINDA WOLOSHANSKY: Time to move on from old identities, forge new ones

LINDA WOLOSHANSKY: Time to move on from old identities, forge new ones

There was a time when the steel mills along our lakeshore defined us. Northwest Indiana was the Steel Capital of the World. Tens of thousands …

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PEGGY BUFFINGTON: Education enhances all aspects of NWI future

PEGGY BUFFINGTON: Education enhances all aspects of NWI future

As a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana, this is a unique place to call home in our wonderful country. When I think about what it is about…

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VANESSA ALLEN: Young leaders can move region in new directions

VANESSA ALLEN: Young leaders can move region in new directions

Editor's note: The five ideas for building Northwest Indiana that Vanessa Allen, president and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, s…

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JON COSTAS: Build bridges; region only as strong as its weakest links

JON COSTAS: Build bridges; region only as strong as its weakest links

The term “Regionalism” can, and often does, provoke a variety of emotional responses from residents of Northwest Indiana. We are a region of c…

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KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON: All NWI communities' growth uplifts region

KAREN FREEMAN-WILSON: All NWI communities' growth uplifts region

It is an honor to add my voice to others who care as much about Northwest Indiana as I do.

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PETE VISCLOSKY: Cultivate area's ties to Chicago, lakeshore

PETE VISCLOSKY: Cultivate area's ties to Chicago, lakeshore

The top five ideas Indiana U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, proposes for improving Northwest Indiana include:

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LOU MARTINEZ: Changes best accomplished by man (person) in mirror

LOU MARTINEZ: Changes best accomplished by man (person) in mirror

When confronted with this question many local issues came to mind: education, health and mental health, economic development/jobs, race relati…

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BILL HANNA: Teamwork, common vision needed for NWI

BILL HANNA: Teamwork, common vision needed for NWI

Sometimes it seems that there is a mile-long list of things communities are considering to improve their overall quality of life. But those li…

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