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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 school officials not speaking out to the student body about the suicide of a former student. A few days afterward, a second teen — this one a classmat…

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
GOP-linked state school board member stays 'independent'

GOP-linked state school board member stays 'independent'

INDIANAPOLIS | The governor's office is standing by its claim a State Board of Education member with longstanding ties to the Republican Party is an independent, even though another member's recent resignation would permit him to serve openly as a Republican.

September 29, 2013 11:15 pm Photos


'Independent' has lengthy GOP background

'Independent' has lengthy GOP background

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education appears to be operating with more Republican members than permitted under Indiana law.

September 08, 2013 10:15 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: Pence, Ritz must work together

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's creation of a new state jobs agency left Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz complaining she wasn't consulted, even though education is a vital aspect of the new agency's mission.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am

Pence creates state jobs agency to oversee state jobs agencies

INDIANAPOLIS | With his tax cuts, works councils and career council all failing to reduce Indiana's 8.4 percent unemployment rate, Gov. Mike Pence decided Friday to take direct action to put at least a few Hoosiers to work.

August 23, 2013 1:17 pm Related

State budget contains offer to settle Gary schools lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | The state budget approved April 27 by the Indiana General Assembly contains, as expected, appropriations for every state agency to carry out its work over the next two years.

May 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Indiana House kills potentially fatal plan

The Indiana General Assembly's shoot-from-the-hip idea of having secret armed personnel carry guns in schools, like air marshals, had a number of serious flaws, one of them potentially fatal.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
Dismal poll results don't deter Gregg's small-town ad strategy

Dismal poll results don't deter Gregg's small-town ad strategy

INDIANAPOLIS | John Gregg appears to be sticking with his folksy, corn-prone campaign commercials despite a new poll showing the ads aren't connecting with many voters, especially in Northwest Indiana.

October 01, 2012 1:55 pm Video

Pence plans to promote marriage

INDIANAPOLIS | Is Mike Pence about to break his silence on social issues?

September 13, 2012 6:15 pm

Pence team seeks halt in rising tax value of farmland

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. | Some owners of agricultural land could get a break on their property taxes if Republican Mike Pence is elected Indiana governor.

August 07, 2012 6:00 pm

Gregg campaign rips Pence for skipping votes

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence skipped a majority of House Judiciary Committee votes in 2011 and 2012 while he's been running for governor of Indiana.

August 02, 2012 5:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Pence’s ‘good cop/bad cop’ strategy

BRIAN HOWEY: Pence’s ‘good cop/bad cop’ strategy

It had been nine years since Mike Pence had run and brawled for a congressional seat, twice unsuccessfully challenging U.S. Rep. Phil Sharp.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. GOP chairman rips Gregg's record as budget-balancer

INDIANAPOLIS | The head of the state Republican Party lashed out at John Gregg Tuesday, accusing the Democratic candidate for governor of "embellishing" his record managing state finances while speaker of the Indiana House.

July 24, 2012 1:15 pm
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