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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

Hammond man admits to sexually abusing girl

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday after he admitted to inappropriately touching a minor, according to court records. 

August 22, 2014 6:45 pm

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 public corruption jokes locally and abroad.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Gary man faces rape charges

GARY | A 44-year-old man is accused of raping a woman and forcing her to have sex with a teenage boy, according to court records.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Fighting bullying requires ntensive collaboration

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Fighting bullying requires ntensive collaboration

Bullying is a problem in many schools and neighborhoods. Countless children wake up afraid to go to school or venture out of the house because they are victims of bullying.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Female GOP senators defuse threat to abortion clinics

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.

January 29, 2014 6:30 pm
YOUNG VOICES: We need to address bullying in sports, elsewhere

YOUNG VOICES: We need to address bullying in sports, elsewhere

I have some not-so-breaking news: Bullying still exists.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Expand protection against domestic violence

Everyone knows domestic violence is a major problem, but determining the right response requires careful consideration.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Does your child feel welcome in this world?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Does your child feel welcome in this world?

Just last week I was having a conversation with a young man I have known for several years now. He is struggling with many of the same challenges a lot of young adults are facing right now, like not enough income to support independence, job troubles, car troubles, “baby-mama” troubles, lega…

September 22, 2013 12:00 am

I saw someone not treating young man well

On Aug. 9, at the McDonald's on 61st and Broadway, I witnessed a person who appeared to be verbally and physically abusing the individual she was entrusted to care for, a young man she referred to as Corey.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am

Substance Abuse Council reports activities

VALPARAISO | Recent reports given at a meeting of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council indicate programs are making an impact in Porter County.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

Authorities: Gracie's Tender Loving Care abused residents

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office has charged the operators of Gracie's Tender Loving Care shelters with neglecting and abusing its many residents.

May 30, 2013 6:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

The recent Indiana Department of Child Services report showing 40 children died of abuse in Indiana — five of them in Northwest Indiana — in a 12-month period should cause anyone reading it to shed a tear for those children.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help provide resources for battered women

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help provide resources for battered women

Susan’s husband once threw her into a wall. Another time he pounded on (and dented) the roof of their car while she locked herself in the vehicle for her safety. On countless other occasions he broke phones, computers and other objects. He emotionally and mentally abused and intimidated her …

April 24, 2013 10:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Help teens stay safe in dating relationships

GUEST COMMENTARY: Help teens stay safe in dating relationships

Prom season can create a lifetime of memories, but many teenagers suffer experiences that carry a lifetime of consequences.

April 06, 2013 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Abuse victims need help from friends, relatives

When the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law Thursday, it was hailed as a victory for victims of domestic abuse. It does help, but it isn't the only thing victims need.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am
Standing up to bullying

Standing up to bullying

There are measures parents and caregivers can take to help identify the signs of bullying and the anxiety it can induce so they can help their children manage through this difficult situation.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am

Don't let people get away with domestic violence

I disagree that the perpetrator should walk free if the victim of an abuse with visible signs of an assault decides not to press charges.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am

Internet Safety/Cyber Bullying class is Nov. 14 at Hobart High

HOBART | The School City of Hobart will present Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th St.

October 29, 2012 12:05 am
A day in CHINS court

A day in CHINS court

A pregnant woman tries to commit suicide in a homeless shelter after leaving her other two children with an acquaintance.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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