Can you imagine paying an expert nearly $25,000 for advice and then not being able to see what that advice is? You'd be furious, right?
Before Evan Bayh spoke at One Region's annual luncheon Wednesday, everyone was asking if the former senator and governor would announce whether he's going to run for governor in 2016. But that's wan't the right question.
When I heard about Thursday's two federal rulings on the legality of same-sex marriages, Jim and Paul immediately came to mind.
In a recent column entitled "Commissioners Want To Burden Public, Not Workers," Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross relied on biased and incomplete reporting to bash our dedicated county employees.
Carl Strain, of Munster, is writing a book about his family's letters home during World War I, but what the letters say isn't the only interesting part of the story.
Gary Community School Corp. doesn't have a state-appointed babysitter, exactly, but it does have an Indiana Department of Education staffer, Daniel Bunderidge, on hand to offer more than a mere pat on the back. This arrangement will be worth watching.
If this were Porter County's version of "Sesame Street," I'd be singing, "One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just isn't the same."
Today's topic is government dysfunction, but this is not meant to be an exhaustive list. There's too much of it for that. Instead, let's look at three examples.
Mandy Courter and about 15 of her friends and family went to the beach in Beverly Shores last weekend to lift her spirits. Or rather, they went to lift sky lanterns toward her late boyfriend's spirit.
My mother-in-law's July 11 death reinforced a few of my notions about life.
Solid waste districts will be under the gun soon to boost recycling participation rates. It's embarrassing, frankly, how low they are in some areas.
In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.
Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.
How much is an American life worth? If that question doesn't make you squirm, there's something wrong with you.
Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.
Early childhood education is important to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. He devoted five paragraphs on that subject in his State of the State speech Jan. 14. He even took the rare step of testifying at an Indiana Senate committee hearing on legislation that would implement his idea of a voucher-ba…
When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.
Northwest Indiana needs a town hall, a place for daily idea and viewpoint exchanges and discussion. Our Opinion page can serve that role, and we’re taking steps to do just that.
One by one, videos of Korean War veterans from our region are being added to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.
Silas Sconiers says he wants nothing more than to sit on the shore, or maybe a pier, and catch fish from Lake Michigan.
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