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RICH JAMES: Can McDermott's positives outweigh his negative?

RICH JAMES: Can McDermott's positives outweigh his negative?

Can you name the last Indiana governor to hail from Lake County?

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Daniels joins 2016 presidential debate commission

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Mitch Daniels spurned calls to run for the White House in 2012, but the Purdue University president will have a hand in the 2016 race.

April 19, 2014 10:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Is this Hee Haw or Indiana Legislature?

Every morning during the Indiana legislative session, I cringe a bit when I open the paper.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue University making strides, increasing numbers

WESTVILLE | While some universities across the country have declining student enrollment, Purdue University is reporting growth.

April 15, 2014 8:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

RICH JAMES: Too many negatives define Hoosier state

Just a week ago, the front page of this newspaper provided a microcosm of what Indiana is all about.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
New generation preparing to fight for America's future

New generation preparing to fight for America's future

INDIANAPOLIS | The future of America depends on "millennials" — people born after 1980 — working together to undo the damage wrought by baby boomers on the nation's economy, finances and foreign policy, according to a new book by Schererville native Pete Seat.

April 12, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Purdue board likes the idea of PUC/PNC consolidation

Purdue board likes the idea of PUC/PNC consolidation

WESTVILLE | Members of the Board of Trustees for Purdue University had nothing but good things to say about the consolidation of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville.

April 04, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

BRIAN HOWEY: Modest achievements for Gov. Pence

We aren't quite to the halfway point of Gov. Mike Pence's term, but he's now through his second Indiana General Assembly session and last week signed into law the state's first pre-kindergarten program, cut the corporate tax and provided $200 million more in road funding.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana quits Common Core for good

INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.

March 24, 2014 12:20 pm
Out with the new, in with the old?

Out with the new, in with the old?

Educators say Indiana's new standards about what students should know and be able to do at each grade level are not measuring up.

March 16, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Indiana set to dump Common Core education standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is poised to become an education island after the Republican-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday fully withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards used by 45 other states to define what students should learn at each grade level.

March 12, 2014 6:21 pm
DOUG ROSS: Calumet Twp.'s plight should inspire Pence

DOUG ROSS: Calumet Twp.'s plight should inspire Pence

Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is running for re-election, but she's not running from controversy. Neither should Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am Video
RICH JAMES: Legislature hasn't delivered on government reform

RICH JAMES: Legislature hasn't delivered on government reform

Former Gov. Mitch Daniels will tell you one of his proudest accomplishments was his appointment of former Gov. Joe Kernan and Chief Justice Randall Shepard to chair the Local Government Study Commission.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am

Common Core standards nearly kaput in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is close to terminating its use of Common Core educational standards, which 45 other states have adopted as the basis by which local schools set their curriculum.

February 27, 2014 5:58 pm
Pelath declares legislative session 'unproductive failure'

Pelath declares legislative session 'unproductive failure'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is disappointed that the Republican-controlled General Assembly is on track to produce zero major accomplishments before adjourning for the year in just three weeks.

February 21, 2014 11:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Meth kids, wounded cops and feral cats

BRIAN HOWEY: Meth kids, wounded cops and feral cats

In small town and rural Indiana, you can see the gaunt, ghost people. They have rotting teeth. They drive beat up pickup trucks and old Pontiacs, sometimes with kids standing in the backseat. They can be tracked on a ritual tour of drug stores.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

Have you ever wondered about the editorials you see Sunday through Friday on the Opinion page? We'd like to tell you who we are and what our agenda is for 2014.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Indiana should expand Medicaid

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's continued fight against expanding Medicaid coverage for Hoosiers remains a political football. But the ones getting tackled are uninsured Hoosiers.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Indiana needs more salt, plows in use

RICH JAMES: Indiana needs more salt, plows in use

There is no better critic of a state's interstate highways than those who drive them the most — the truckers.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am

Business tax cut plans approved by Senate, House

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled chambers of the Indiana General Assembly separately approved competing plans Thursday that both give big tax breaks to Hoosier companies.

January 30, 2014 6:00 pm
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