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Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.

June 12, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Constitutional conventional backers meet in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the first constitutional convention since the nation's founding.

June 12, 2014 7:58 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Enduring lessons from fateful D-Day

From ancient times, amphibious military invasions are rightly regarded as particularly difficult. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the greatest such operation, the Allies’ invasion of France in World War II, on June 6, 1944 — D-Day.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Marquis de Lafayette was a big hit in Jeffersonville

ANDREA NEAL: Marquis de Lafayette was a big hit in Jeffersonville

A half-century after the Declaration of Independence was issued, the Frenchman who helped the United States win the American Revolution returned to this country on a victory tour. It was a landmark event for cities on his itinerary. Jeffersonville, Ind., was one of them.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislative leaders in all 50 states have been asked to send delegates to Indianapolis for a second discussion on the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to begin shaping the rules and procedures a Convention of the States that would follow.

May 03, 2014 5:45 pm Related
I cannot tell a lie, cherry pie to observe special day

I cannot tell a lie, cherry pie to observe special day

Next to apples, cherries are probably the most emblematic filling for American pies. And I’ve never once made one. Until this week. To mark National Cherry Pie Day. Yes, really.

February 19, 2014 2:00 pm Photos

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Indiana Senate leader's meeting on U.S. Constitution attracts 34 states

INDIANAPOLIS | Participants from at least 34 states will join Indiana Senate President David Long, R-Fort Wayne, at George Washington's Mount Vernon home in Virginia Saturday to discuss the state-led process for amending the U.S. Constitution.

December 06, 2013 3:05 pm Related
ANDREA NEAL: Little Turtle led in war, peace

ANDREA NEAL: Little Turtle led in war, peace

For 30 years he was a dominating figure on the Indiana frontier, at first resisting the white man’s encroachment and later giving in to the inevitable. The historian Calvin Young called him “one of the greatest Indian chiefs of all time.”

November 06, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A Long shot at Washington dysfunction

Indiana Senate President David Long has invited legislators from every state to join him at Mount Vernon for a Pearl Harbor Day discussion of amending the U.S. Constitution.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

October 26, 2013 10:00 pm Related
DOUG ROSS: International ties boost Hoosier economy

DOUG ROSS: International ties boost Hoosier economy

Isolationists often cite President George Washington's Farewell Address, in which he warns of the dangers of "foreign entanglements." That advice no longer works. Indiana, not just the nation, is already intertwined with the world.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am
Gary man talks with vice president about minimum wage hike

Gary man talks with vice president about minimum wage hike

A longtime Gary resident got a chance to shake the vice president's hand and tell him how he has long worried about how he would pay the next electric bill.

June 30, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Musical about circus wiz Barnum is fascinating fun

OFFBEAT: Musical about circus wiz Barnum is fascinating fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana Senate leader asking other states to join call for U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | If some day the parchment of the U.S. Constitution is added to the ash heap of history, an action taken by the Indiana Senate this week may prove to be the spark that eventually set flame to the document that's governed the nation since 1789.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am
George Washington speaks at Hammond Rotary

George Washington speaks at Hammond Rotary

HAMMOND | Robert Brunner speaks as George Washington at the Hammond Rotary luncheon on February 21 in commemoration of President's Day and Washington's 280th birthday.

February 27, 2012 2:08 pm
MARK KIESLING: Presidents Day is apparently the time to sell

MARK KIESLING: Presidents Day is apparently the time to sell

Regardless of the kind of grim way they look on our currency, our presidential forefathers and their posses liked to party.

February 20, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Ogden Dunes deer hunt a close cull for residents

PHIL WIELAND: Ogden Dunes deer hunt a close cull for residents

It's tough to figure out if Ogden Dunes residents are in greater danger from Lyme disease or high-velocity lead poisoning.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am

ANDREA NEAL: Presidential primaries weed out good presidential prospects

Bring back the smoke-filled rooms, please. Without the smoke. Thoughtful deliberation by political insiders intent on winning the general election would produce far better candidates for president than the mass-media vetting process we use now.

May 25, 2011 12:00 am

ANDREA NEAL: Constitution should be our guiding document

As a teacher of U.S. history, I'd like to see both of these Tea Party-inspired ideas become an automatic part of the lawmaking process. If only the U.S. Senate would join the House of Representatives in a bipartisan statement that, yes, the Constitution not only matters but is the lens throu…

January 05, 2011 12:00 am
Read, by George!

Read, by George!

Michael Campos, a Hammond Eggers Elementary School eighth-grader, reads Article Four of the Constitution.

October 01, 2010 6:57 pm
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