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Demographics

Study: Valpo schools enrollment to decline

VALPARAISO | While enrollment in Valparaiso Community Schools will increase slightly in the next five years, it is expected to decline beyond that, a demographics expert said Tuesday.

October 15, 2013 10:10 pm
VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

Allison Schuette, left, and Heather Taylor from Valparaiso University's Welcome Project present an interactive presentation at a chamber of commerce luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.

April 11, 2013 4:23 pm
VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

Lee Baker, Kirk Alexander and George Douglas discuss an audio clip they had just listened to during an interactive presentation at a chamber luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.

April 11, 2013 4:24 pm
VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

Charley Gillispie looks on as Mark Zimmerman discusses a video clip they had just watched during an interactive presentation at a chamber luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.

April 11, 2013 4:23 pm
VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

VU Welcome Project seeks inclusive community

Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler makes brief comments before an interactive presentation at a chamber of commerce luncheon Thursday at the Strongbow Inn.

April 11, 2013 4:24 pm
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

April 11, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: We're different, but we must pull together

GUEST COMMENTARY: We're different, but we must pull together

When the One Region organization recently published its 2012 analysis of 10 key indicators of the quality of life in Northwest Indiana, I joined other region residents in studying the valuable information. 

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
More kids skip school shots in 8 states

More kids skip school shots in 8 states

A rising number of parents in more than half of states are opting out of school shots for their kids. And in eight states, more than 1 in 20 public school kindergartners do not get all the vaccines required for attendance, an Associated Press analysis found.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

The first census data on the 90-plus population highlights America's ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old.

November 22, 2011 1:00 pm

Study: 80 percent of U.S. boys use condoms the first time

A surprising 80 percent of teenage boys say they are using condoms the first time they have sex, a government survey found in a powerful sign that decades of efforts to change young people's sexual behavior are taking hold.

October 23, 2011 2:00 pm

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Police search ruling better, not best

October 01, 2011 12:00 am
Aging boomers strain cities built for the young

Aging boomers strain cities built for the young

America's cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they're doing it in communities designed for the sprightly.

July 11, 2011 2:30 am Photos

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Economy grew slightly faster 1.9 pct. in Q1

The U.S. economy expanded a little faster at the beginning of the year than previously estimated. But the growth rate was still anemic and economists don't see that changing much in the coming months.

June 24, 2011 11:45 am
Baby boomers take active role as grandparents

Baby boomers take active role as grandparents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Let's listen as the Moore family -- grandmother, daughter-in-law and granddaughter -- talks about their lives together in the Carmichael, Calif., home they share.

June 18, 2011 12:00 am
Tips for dating online the second time around

Tips for dating online the second time around

Baby boomers are swelling the ranks of online dating sites and John Valentino is a happy veteran.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
Wine industry aims to attract more Latinos

Wine industry aims to attract more Latinos

Every night at dinnertime, Jose Placencia clinks a glass of wine with his wife or friends. He loves the taste, the socializing that unfurls and how wine brings out or calms the flavors of Mexican food.

June 01, 2011 12:00 am

Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: 'Not welcome' sign for Indiana

Forty-six years ago, Indiana lawmakers repealed a state law banning interracial marriage, just two years before the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the Indiana House began the process of prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples, throwing in a ban on civil…

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Strokes are rising fast among young, middle-aged

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am
Housing The Suburban U-Turn

Housing The Suburban U-Turn

Fueled by demographic changes, city-center home values are rising in step with overall metro trends - if not more so

January 29, 2011 12:00 am
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