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Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

Senator wants to focus on jobs, deficit, Afghanistan

MUNSTER | Creating jobs, reducing the deficit and bringing troops home from Afghanistan rank among U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's top goals for the year.

January 20, 2014 3:27 pm
Not forgotten: Event honors local Korean War veterans

Not forgotten: Event honors local Korean War veterans

VALPARAISO | The Forgotten War. The No-Win War. The "died for a tie" war.

November 07, 2013 7:58 pm Video Photos

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EDITORIAL: Raise your hands for razing buildings

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's call for the state to help raze 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. Those two voices need others locally to form a chorus of support for the effort.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Emotional sendoff for Afghanistan deployment

Emotional sendoff for Afghanistan deployment

WOLCOTT | It was a picture perfect fall day for a family gathering, complete with cupcakes and photographs.

September 17, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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The Daily Fix

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September 10, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Soldiers aren't pawns for politicians' crusades

YOUNG VOICES: Soldiers aren't pawns for politicians' crusades

Just over one week ago, President Barack Obama addressed our nation regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria. He urged us, and arguably the world, to support a strike against the Syrian government. That’s all fine and dandy, but when did this become our fight?

September 09, 2013 12:00 am
Coats urges clear goals, answers on Syria

Coats urges clear goals, answers on Syria

Hours before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7 in support of a U.S. strike against Syria, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., expressed his reservations about it.

September 04, 2013 5:30 pm Video
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September 03, 2013 12:00 am

Folds of Honor to welcome home 713th engineers

VALPARAISO | The Folds of Honor Foundation will have fireworks and a concert Aug. 31 in Central Park Plaza to honor first responders and welcome home the Indiana National Guard's 713th engineers company.

August 17, 2013 7:45 pm
Lansing Marine given hero's welcome home

Lansing Marine given hero's welcome home

LANSING | Thankful well-wishers waived American flags and applauded along Torrence Avenue and Ridge Road on Saturday, as Marine First Lieutenant Tim Vermeer was given a hero's welcome home after a seven-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.

August 10, 2013 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

Ten of the 15-man pull-up team take time for a group photo while training in southern Afghanistan. The group, including Crete native, Marine Chief Warrant Officer Aaron McKee, in the front row, third from the left, is preparing to do enough pull-ups to match the elevation of Mount Everest in…

August 08, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

MARC CHASE: Scaling Everest in the heart of a war zone

One wouldn't expect a group of U.S. Marines, Navy Seabees and other British and civilian forces — stationed in the heart of a war zone and already risking life and limb — to take on duties beyond the noble tasks already at hand.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

This is a story of bipartisanship, of partnerships, of Bayh partnerships. It is a tale of helping the needy. And Gary needs help. In many forms.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Afghanistan insurgent attacks underscore high stakes

On June 25, Afghanistan insurgents detonated a car bomb and fought security forces in front of the presidential palace. The area is the most heavily guarded in the country. Penetrating the enormous security apparatus is a major success, but spectacular attacks of various types are nothing ne…

June 29, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: The nexus of military assault, suicide

BRIAN HOWEY: The nexus of military assault, suicide

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are either over or winding down, but the specters of death and justice have taken a disturbing new tandem twist this year with the issues of U.S. military suicides and sexual assaults within the ranks.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Wounded warrior builds new life after losing three limbs in Afghanistan

Retired Master Sgt. John Masson vowed losing both legs and part of his left arm in Afghanistan would not keep him from walking again.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Remember war dead, strive for peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remember war dead, strive for peace

The Memorial Day established in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln is gradually fading into history. It was meant to establish into our national memory the sacrifice of thousands of sons and daughters who gave their lives in service to their country in peace and war.

May 27, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo council urged to support anti-bullying efforts

VALPARAISO | In the battle against bullies, a growing number of people are getting involved, ranging from the U.S. Army to a Valparaiso middle school student.

May 13, 2013 5:47 pm

Valpo introduces limits for funeral protests

VALPARAISO | The city may become one of next local communities to approve an ordinance banning protests within 300 feet of a funeral.

April 22, 2013 9:05 pm

Town won't fine those who violate funeral protest law

HEBRON | Anyone violating the town's ordinance against protests at funerals won't face Hebron's justice. They will have to deal with the state's.

April 16, 2013 9:11 pm
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