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Good people stop bullying

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.

September 03, 2014 7:29 am
Miley Cyrus: 'I'm in constant gratitude of life'

Miley Cyrus: 'I'm in constant gratitude of life'

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

August 25, 2014 12:47 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Indiana needs more complete data on school bullying

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm
NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

NFL seeks right answer for marijuana use

The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…

August 14, 2014 1:45 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

State slinks further into ethics morass

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmat…

July 28, 2014 12:46 pm
Pittsburgh rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame

Pittsburgh rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH | James Conner ran for two short touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining as Pittsburgh upset No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21 Saturday night.

November 09, 2013 10:00 pm
Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is an intimidating figure to opponents at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds and has a physique so impressive former teammate Manti Te’o gave him the nickname “Hercules.”

November 07, 2013 4:25 pm
Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

Notre Dame's Niklas is intimidating tight end

SOUTH BEND | Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas is an intimidating figure at 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds and a physique so impressive former teammate Manti Te'o nicknamed him "Hercules."

November 07, 2013 4:25 pm

Officials break ground on veteran housing complex

CHICAGO | A housing complex geared toward helping veterans at risk of becoming homeless will be built on Chicago's South Side next year, officials announced Thursday.

April 25, 2013 7:00 pm
Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana left Washington in a dour mood.

March 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

Hoosiers look ahead after disappointing finish

Indiana guards Victor Oladipo (4) and guard Jordan Hulls (1) walk off the court after Indiana's 61-50 loss to Syracuse in an East Regional semifinal Thursday in Washington.

March 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Attorney General Linda Kelly announces new criminal charges related to an ongoing child sex crimes investigation against former Penn State President Graham Spanier and added charges against two former underlings, Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz during a news conference Thursday at the state …

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. | The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach.

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Illinois gears up for the start of video gambling

JUSTICE, Ill. | Diners heading into Chino's Pizzeria in this Chicago suburb will get more than a chance to try the specialty sausage and mushroom calzones — they'll soon be among the first in Illinois to try their hand at video poker.

August 06, 2012 7:00 pm
Michael Jackson's mom, kids coming to Gary for King of Pop's birthday bash

Michael Jackson's mom, kids coming to Gary for King of Pop's birthday bash

This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows, from left, Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson and Paris Jackson after a hand and footprint ceremony honoring their father musician Michael Jackson in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The three children are expected to attend a celebration o…

August 01, 2012 12:00 pm
Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

Health care upheld with key vote from NW Indiana's Roberts

WASHINGTON | America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court on Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Judge allows closure of Tinley Park mental hospital to proceed

CHICAGO | A judge on Thursday denied a motion that could have delayed Gov. Pat Quinn's planned closure of a mental hospital in Tinley Park.

June 21, 2012 7:15 pm
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