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GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

Shaw Thoughts: Geriatric Genius

He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.

November 20, 2012 12:00 pm Related
PHIL WIELAND: Helping voters tune in to candidates

PHIL WIELAND: Helping voters tune in to candidates

There has to be a better way for voters to pick political candidates than debates. Even Jell-O wrestling would be more helpful than listening to the programmed responses we get from debates.

October 19, 2012 12:00 am

Romney hits up Indiana donors, ignores voters on eve of primary

INDIANAPOLIS | Mitt Romney swooped into Indiana for a private fundraiser Monday night but left the state without holding a single public event, just hours before the polls opened for Republicans to select their presidential candidate.

May 07, 2012 8:00 pm
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May 04, 2012 12:00 am
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May 02, 2012 12:00 am
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March 29, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Candidates should pledge to work together

Consumer confidence has turned positive in recent months resulting in increased hiring across several sectors of the economy. Our recovery has come a long way since the Great Recession began in 2008, but we still have work to do.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
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March 22, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Romney better learn about pork tenderloin

BRIAN HOWEY: Romney better learn about pork tenderloin

Memo to Mitt Romney's Indiana team: In the next six weeks, tune up the candidate on all things Hoosier. Get him familiar with the pork tenderloin sandwich and what to say about it. Remind him that we are not "Indianians" but Hoosiers. Give him better lines than "South Bend is in the north, a…

March 18, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Pollsters offer insights on history being made

DOUG ROSS: Pollsters offer insights on history being made

On Super Tuesday, I said hello to Romney on behalf of everyone in Northwest Indiana and the South Suburbs. OK, so it wasn't presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It was the tiny town of Romney, Ind., and I didn't even stop.

March 14, 2012 12:00 am
Republicans in 10 states vote on Super Tuesday

Republicans in 10 states vote on Super Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Voters in 10 states will go to the polls Tuesday for what may be the beginning of the end of the Republican presidential nominating contest.

March 05, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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GOP debate showed they lost touch with reality

Did anyone really listen to the last Republican presidential debate? If so, you heard Newt Gingrich say he can lower gas to $2.50 by drilling and drilling and more drilling and by eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency. Of course we don't need anyone regulating the oil companies. Th…

March 03, 2012 12:00 am

Election panel keeps Santorum on ballot, rejects 'birther' challenge to Obama

INDIANAPOLIS | A last-minute recount of ballot petition signatures has won Republican Rick Santorum a spot on Indiana's presidential primary election ballot.

February 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Ind. Election Commission to decide fate of 13 candidates Friday

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Election Commission will hear challenges Friday to 13 federal and state candidates seeking a spot on the state's ballot.

February 24, 2012 12:00 am

Gingrich has multiple past errors in judgment

Is Newt Gingrich a worthy candidate or just an opportunistic windbag? His baggage is heavy. He's even wearing it. He's a seasoned politician. Is this really what we want? Aren't we sick of the same old rhetoric and a comeback kid from a questionable past?

February 05, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Local questions shape national debates

EDITORIAL: Local questions shape national debates

The question asked by a Hobart Middle School social studies teacher could shape debate in the GOP presidential primaries, just as Steve Svkara's question on health care did in the Democratic presidential primaries in 2008.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Daniels reply to Obama could be springboard to '16 presidential run

MARK KIESLING: Daniels reply to Obama could be springboard to '16 presidential run

Tuesday night was Mitch Daniels' Barack Obama moment.

January 25, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Mitch Daniels: A presidential candidate-in-waiting

MARK KIESLING: Mitch Daniels: A presidential candidate-in-waiting

The person selected to give the loyal opposition response to the president's State of the Union message is significant.

January 20, 2012 12:00 am
Gingrich answers Hobart teacher's question during GOP debate

Gingrich answers Hobart teacher's question during GOP debate

HOBART | With less than two minutes before the Republican presidential debate was over Monday, a Hobart Middle School social studies teacher was stunned to hear his Twitter question — the last one posed — live on national television.

January 18, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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