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EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

Alcohol and water don't mix well, at least when the water isn't in a glass. Yet drunken boating continues to be a problem.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Video
Some states unhappy about the idea of happy hours

Some states unhappy about the idea of happy hours

The concept of happy hour, when bars offer lower prices or two-for-one specials, may seem like an American tradition, but is in fact illegal or restricted in quite a few places.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Common sense solution, not soon enough

The law that protects underage drinkers from prosecution if they seek emergency medical help for a drunken friend is a very good idea, although the law has a flaw. It doesn't take effect soon enough.

April 19, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Partying can make opportunities depart

YOUNG VOICES: Partying can make opportunities depart

In the song "I Love College," Asher Roth attempts to describe his idea of true college life, including this routine: "Drink my beer and smoke my weed but my good friends is all I need; pass out at 3, wake up at 10, go out to eat then do it again."

September 12, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Adults are setting pro-alcohol examples for youths

The report on drug use in Porter County released earlier this fall detailed the extensive use of alcohol and drugs among youths in Porter County. According to the study, 22.5 percent of eighth-graders and 45.4 percent of 12th graders report drinking alcohol monthly, and 15 percent of eighth-…

November 28, 2010 12:00 am
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