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GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

GUEST EDITORIAL: Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

Here's what U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had to say about the political climate surrounding education issues in our state: "Indiana has some very, very deep dysfunction right now, some fundamental challenges that I hope for the sake of kids that they can work through."

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Speedway bailout taxes imagination, too

DOUG ROSS: Speedway bailout taxes imagination, too

Indiana legislators seem to be racing toward handing over state tax money to the Terre Haute company that owns the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This has irony written all over it.

February 23, 2013 12:00 am

Hustler publisher offers Mourdock $1M for proof of God's intent

INDIANAPOLIS | Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has offered $1 million cash to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock if he can prove pregnancies caused by rape are "something that God intended to happen."

November 01, 2012 10:50 am

EDITORIAL: DCS needs new direction, new director

Before James Payne took over, the Indiana Department of Child Services was a troubled agency. It remains troubled. It's time for major changes.

April 13, 2012 12:00 am
Appeals court rules online commenters not protected news sources

Appeals court rules online commenters not protected news sources

INDIANAPOLIS | The identities of anonymous commenters on newspaper websites are not protected under Indiana's journalist Shield Law, and newspapers may be compelled to disclose them under certain circumstances, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

February 21, 2012 1:25 pm Related

Online commenter IDs may be divulged

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals seems likely to require disclosure of the names and identifying information of anonymous commenters who make defamatory statements on newspaper websites.

December 12, 2011 5:45 pm
MARK KIESLING: Appeals court needs to uphold the rights of fools

MARK KIESLING: Appeals court needs to uphold the rights of fools

The online version of a newspaper is a double-edged sword, particularly for those of us who write our opinions for a living.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Stop townships from hoarding cash

In the depths of the worst recession in decades, with nearly one in 10 Hoosiers out of work, Indiana's townships have continued to stash huge sums of taxpayers' money, much of it intended to help people in need.

January 21, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Time to end township government

Amid recession, and with property tax caps in place, cities and counties across Indiana have slashed essential services such as police and fire protection. Schools have laid off teachers, increased class sizes and dropped academic programs. Libraries have closed branches and reduced hours of…

January 20, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: South Shore Dance Alliance headed to Spain this summer

OFFBEAT: South Shore Dance Alliance headed to Spain this summer

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 20, 2011 12:00 am
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