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Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
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.

June 28, 2012 5:45 pm Photos


For pet-owners, holiday plans revolve around pets

For pet-owners, holiday plans revolve around pets

Dexter's social calendar this holiday season is chock-full of travel plans, party invites, new clothes, special meals and trips to see Santa Claus.

December 11, 2011 12:00 am
A no-bake holiday treat perfect for gift giving

A no-bake holiday treat perfect for gift giving

Salty and sweet. Savory and rich. It's the treat for chocolate fans who think they've tried it all. It's caramel bacon peanut bark.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
Let them eat cake (and give it to them, too)

Let them eat cake (and give it to them, too)

Small Bundt cakes are an easy and elegant gift to give.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am

Solar power is beginning to go mainstream

The high costs that for years made it impractical as a mainstream source of energy are plummeting. Solar power installations doubled in the United States last year and are expected to double again this year.

October 21, 2011 11:50 am

Excerpts from recent Indiana editorials

Lottery splurges, we lose

October 15, 2011 12:00 am
New travel passes mean more choices, less money

New travel passes mean more choices, less money

Skip lines, pay less and get your money back for tickets you bought but didn't use?

June 27, 2011 2:15 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Lawmakers need to work out differences

If Republicans really want Democrats to come back to Indianapolis, handing out fines is probably not the way to accomplish it.

March 12, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Case against charters falls apart

Opponents of charter schools in Indiana are saddled with a fundamental weakness in their argument against expansion of educational choices. They must persuade the public, and members of the Indiana General Assembly, that parents aren't qualified to select the best learning environment for th…

January 29, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Tax increases kill any hope for recovery

They didn't reform anything. They didn't cut anything. All Illinois lawmakers agreed to do in the wee hours Wednesday morning was raise taxes at an alarming rate.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am

Midnight grocery runs capture economic desperation

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. | Once a month, just after midnight, the beeping checkout scanners at a Walmart just off Interstate 95 come alive in a chorus of financial desperation.

October 06, 2010 3:06 pm

GOP groups overwhelm Dems with political ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is grossly one-sided.

September 27, 2010 5:26 pm

$93,000 cancer drug: How much is a life worth?

BOSTON | Cancer patients, brace yourselves. Many new drug treatments cost nearly $100,000 a year, sparking fresh debate about how much a few months more of life is worth.

September 26, 2010 10:55 am

Frank conversation can set limits on college spending

EDITORS: With breakout material at bottom of story. () —

September 07, 2010 7:11 am

Department of Insurance offers advice about insuring pets

CHICAGO | With the high cost of pet care, the Illinois Department of Insurance is offering consumer tips on shopping for pet health insurance.

August 13, 2010 12:00 am

Stores push summertime 'Christmas' sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa in the summer?

July 25, 2010 12:00 am

Palin: Health care overhaul to hurt special needs

DULUTH, Ga. | The federal medical care overhaul would limit contributions to health savings accounts and raise insurance costs for people including those with special needs, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said at a fundraiser Tuesday for developmentally disabled children.

June 29, 2010 9:01 pm
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