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DOUG ROSS: Public deserves access to HR report

DOUG ROSS: Public deserves access to HR report

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?

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DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

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.

September 14, 2014 9:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: Same-sex married with children

DOUG ROSS: Same-sex married with children

When I heard about Thursday's two federal rulings on the legality of same-sex marriages, Jim and Paul immediately came to mind.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Employee benefits are only part of story

GUEST COMMENTARY: Employee benefits are only part of story

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.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: World War I letters delivered multiple times

DOUG ROSS: World War I letters delivered multiple times

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.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

DOUG ROSS: A new lesson plan for Gary's schools

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.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

DOUG ROSS: Commissioners want to burden public, not workers

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."

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

DOUG ROSS: Government dysfunction continues to erode trust

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.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Sending signals to the light of her life

DOUG ROSS: Sending signals to the light of her life

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.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Lessons on life from beyond the grave

DOUG ROSS: Lessons on life from beyond the grave

My mother-in-law's July 11 death reinforced a few of my notions about life.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

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.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

DOUG ROSS: Sierra Club isn't just blowing smoke

In Indiana, at least, it ain't easy being green.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How much is an American life worth?

DOUG ROSS: How much is an American life worth?

How much is an American life worth? If that question doesn't make you squirm, there's something wrong with you.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

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.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video
DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool funding

DOUG ROSS: What Indiana is learning about preschool 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…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Video
DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

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.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related
BOB HEISSE: Speak out in our region's town hall

BOB HEISSE: Speak out in our region's town hall

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.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

BOB HEISSE: Korean War vets' stories worth seeing

One by one, videos of Korean War veterans from our region are being added to the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Angler casting around for fishing spot in Gary

DOUG ROSS: Angler casting around for fishing spot in Gary

Silas Sconiers says he wants nothing more than to sit on the shore, or maybe a pier, and catch fish from Lake Michigan.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
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