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Louis White, Gary | "We've got enough stuff going on over here ourselves, and in places like Afghanistan. We need to care for us here."
Lorraine Cates, Valparaiso | "Economic sanctions put on Putin's inner circle."
Thomas Campbell, East Chicago | "Stay out of it. Let them handle their own affairs. We have enough here to concern ourselves with. That's a simple fix."
Region views on world affairs
Casey Gordon, Valparaiso | "I think that we should prepare in case they decide to invade us."
David Hedges, Valparaiso | "If the Crimeans want to go back to Russia, then let them do it. It should be with the what the majority wants."
Cecilio Pedroza, Merrillville | "I think we should stay out of it. Nobody jumped on our side when North Korea threatened us. We can't fix our own problems, and we're sending people over to Russia?"
Robert Brenner, Crown Point | "I think it's the worst idea. Florida did this same thing, and now its school system is in the crapper. The standards now are set up to give a better system of knowledge."
Juan Mitchell, Portage | "I think it's not a very good idea unless he's got something to back it up with."
Giovanni Laboy, Portage | "I don't think it makes sense. There has to be proof. He's got to show us what his ideas are."
Angelo Badiz, Chicago | "It has its pros and cons. The state knows best for its people. The federal government sometimes thinks it knows better, but they do consider, overall, all the other states."
Robert Hernandez, Hobart | "I don't think so. I think it's a bad idea. We should stick to the federal guidelines."
Latoya Carter, Merrillville | "If he's going to make it harder, it's going to affect the teachers. It might be more challenging to the kids, but if the teachers can't teach it then it won't matter."
Letica Walter, Crown Point | "The last time my daughter pulled a punch on me she called me and told me she had broken her arm. I got upset, but she told me April Fool's. Now I'm on guard on April Fool's Day so I don't fall for it."
Kara Dokupil, Sauk Village | "I put a stack of fake money in the walkway of a business district. In 15 minutes later, it all disappeared.
Leona Jurincic, Winfield | "I told my mother I was pregnant at 45. She was thrilled beyond belief, then I started to crack up. She was not so happy. It was April Fool's. What do you expect?"
Region views on April Fool's Day
Christy Coffey, Justice | "I come from a very strict Baptist family, and getting pregnant unmarried is a real big deal So, I called my mother while my siblings were videotaping her, and I told her I was expecting a baby. She paused for a while, then started crying, I took it further and had …
Linda Popovich, Valparaiso | "My staff got four families together to decorate my house for Christmas, but is was April 1. Another time they tried to sell my new car by posting posters, with my work number listed, at a price of $3,000. I received calls all day asking about the car."
Dennis Keilman, Munster | "My buddy, every April Fool's, opens the phone book and picks someone at random to send a greeting card to. They usually just ask how things are going and if everything is OK."
Devida Zaklan, Hebron | "Decorate my long front porch and pick up all of the sticks in the front yard. I have the neighborhood kids help in cleaning the yard, so I provide hot dogs and have a fire to burn the sticks."
Bob Popovich, Valparaiso | "Put away my snow shovel."
Ted Terry, Valparaiso | "No. 1: Buy lures. I acquire as many as I can to fill my tackle box. I prepare for the track team, too."
Emma Roque, Richton | "How can we with the polar vortex coming?'
Loriann Mehmel, Munster | "Get all my plants together. We're going to try tomatoes and peppers on the balcony."
Kara Eger, St. John | "I go shopping for colorful outfits. I like purple and floral designs. Winter is dark with mostly grays and blacks. Spring is more colorful. People start to walk their dogs more, too."
Region views on spring
Latoya Rivera, Merrillville | "For some, but not for me. But there are some holidays that I think are good, like Valentine's. It's about love, and it's romantic."
Julene Melendez, Portage | "I think so. It's celebrating a happy thing, and it's positive. It puts endorphins in your blood!"
Javier Melendez, Portage | "I think it is. This year with the winter we had, St. Patrick's is a holiday that looks forward to spring and the warm weather. It's also time to have a cold beer."
Region views on St. Patrick's Day
Ed Lozano, Cedar Lake | "Yes, it's great to celebrate everyone's heritage."
Carolyn Hooker, Homewood | "I think so. It depends on the holiday. It has significance to people. It's an opportunity to cultivate a tradition on certain holidays, making lifelong memories."
Cindy Oakley, Ottawa | "Yes, for several reasons. They're historical events. It's to celebrate people's heritage, it adds fun, and it makes us laugh and be happy."
Region views on national politics
Cynthia Bantista, East Chicago, | "I see progress, but I don't see as much as we expected. I think he's on his way to make things happen."
John Wagner, Dyer | "How low can you go? Obviously, I'm very disappointed by his performance."
Frank Terry, Portage | "He's the worst president in my memory. I'm 65; I remember Eisenhower. He hates America as it is and wants to change it fundamentally from what it is. It's going to get worse, too."
Diane Davis, Lake Station | "Terrible, especially with the way the health care situation is. It should have been done by voting, buy it if you want but not be forced by the government or dictated to."
John Lipschultz, Flossmoor | "What performance? I think he's useless. There's no possibility with him."
Shirley O'Neill, Valparaiso | "Fair. I like what he's done for health care, and he's good with foreign affairs. I think he could have done more with his second term and could be more powerful on immigration."
Pauline Wilson, Steger | "I think they should. What a person does is their business. It really doesn't matter to me."
Kunal Govani, Valparaiso | "Yes. I think it's a personal opinion on that. Government shouldn't have a say; it's a person's right. There's nothing wrong with being different."
Region views on same-sex marriages
Covin Yarnelle, Griffith | "We should legalize same-sex marriage in our own state because it's in direct conflict with the separation between church and state. Religious beliefs should not be involved."
Emil Govani, Valparaiso | "Indiana should be able to say whether they can marry or not. They should possess all of the civil rights as anyone else."
Ryan Hodges, Dyer | "Yes. If they are able to get married in a separate state, then it should be recognized."
Sydney Fish, Schererville | "I think they should accept gay marriage all together. Let there be love!"
Region views on gun control
Kimberly Penro, Merrillville | "I don't think so. I don't think they're destroying the guns. I think they might continue to get guns off the streets, but it's going to continue gun sales and distribution."
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