Search / Found (203)
Remember the George Gershwin tune, "Someone to Watch Over Me"? Start working on a techno version.
Who was the happiest person in Lake County Friday morning? I couldn't reach her by phone to verify this, but I'm pretty sure it was Christine Cid.
This has been a big week for the convergence of taxes and politics — are those two ever separated? — in Northwest Indiana.
A key report on Northwest Indiana's economy Monday showed productivity is up, but not because more workers have been hired. In Northwest Indiana, at least, this seems to be the jobless recovery everyone has been worried about.
In recent weeks, I've been weaving around on U.S. 30, U.S. 421 and other highways. My driving would look suspicious to anyone who couldn't see I've been dodging potholes.
Ivy Tech Community College has merged the large northwest and north central regions in a cost-cutting move. The university has a nearly $60 million funding gap, according to Ivy Tech President Thomas Snyder.
It's often said that parents should be more involved in their children's education. I agree. But at the college level?
When my father was 16 years old, he dropped out of school and lied about his age so he could fight in the Korean War. I can imagine what he might say about what's happening in North Korea now, but I wouldn't repeat it in a family newspaper.
It makes sense that Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr., of all people, would be a strident liberal, eagerly embracing the party line on every issue. After all, Lake County is one of the most heavily Democratic counties in Indiana.
Two events this week spotlighted the importance of higher education in Northwest Indiana.
There's something eerie about writing about the federal budget for the Ides of March, considering all the political backstabbing going on right now. But there are good things happening in regard to the federal budget, too.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence insists a 10 percent income tax cut would create Hoosier jobs, which would make this tax cut pay for itself. His proposal hasn't had a warm welcome in the Indiana General Assembly, however.
Have you wondered which Republican senators President Barack Obama invited to tonight's high-profile but private dinner at the White House? One of them is a Hoosier.
Indiana, like other states, is trying to figure out how to comply with the federal law compelling states to expand Medicaid eligibility so more uninsured Americans get health care coverage. There's a catch, though, because states pay a portion of the cost of Medicaid.
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.
President Barack Obama spoke of building bridges during his State of the Union address Tuesday, which ought to be popular in Northwest Indiana.
When USW District 7 Director Jim Robinson railed about pay disparities last month, he was talking about the private sector. If he thinks that system is broken, he should see what's happening in the public sector.
When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that he is stepping down, the political world focused on his status as the lone Republican still in President Barack Obama's first-term Cabinet. I focused on what this means for Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs.
If Congress and President Barack Obama were serious about wanting to stimulate the economy, the best thing they could do is end the uncertainty over taxes and spending. If you don't believe me, just listen to some local business leaders.
Whiting Mayor Joe Stahua is championing the Trust Local campaign for home rule that seems to be picking up steam among Indiana municipalities. It offers an opportunity for local government reform, but are the locals willing to pay that price?
This being the start of a new year, Porter County officials have a chance to start off on the right foot, right a few past wrongs, and set a good example for other counties.
There have been many Christmas stories told over the years. This one is about "A Christmas Story" coming home to Hammond.
I'm impressed by Dick Lugar's classy exit from the U.S. Senate. It brings back memories of Evan Bayh's departure just two years ago.
On Friday, the nation will remember the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The anniversary comes at a time when the nation is pondering the future role of the U.S. military.
The fiscal cliff is not just a Republican invention. It's real. And avoiding it is going to require moving to the middle of the road.
In keeping with this week's Thanksgiving theme, I'm offering a cornucopia of topics for comment.
The fallout from the Nov. 6 election is still being sifted through. Today, I'm highlighting three observations.
For all the talk about Indiana being a conservative state, the latest Howey/DePauw Battleground Poll results add some nuance. Hoosiers are fiscally conservative, yes, but socially conservative, not so much.
If you believe George Santayana's maxim that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," you might want to pay more attention to this year's elections. There could be serious consequences.
Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter spoke strong words about personal responsibility last week.
For ages, we've been talking about the educational attainment level in Indiana, and especially in Northwest Indiana. More Hoosiers need to earn college degrees.
Each of the three candidates for governor is focused on the state's most immediate need: jobs. But what about later in the four-year term, after -- we all hope -- the economy has recovered?
Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence, both running for governor, both said to Northwest Indiana audiences Aug. 24 that the primary focus now should be on jobs. And each is right.
If you're looking for broad assumptions about Hoosiers' largest problems, one of them should be obvious: We're large.
How do you define "the region"? It's not as easy as it sounds.
Tuesday morning, as I began writing this column, I felt powerless. In a technical sense, I was — sitting in my living room, looking out at the damage from the thunderstorm that cut off my electricity.
State Rep. Chet Dobis dreamed up the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and served as its midwife during the legislative process in 2005. But what does the newly retired lawmaker think of the RDA's work since then?
Seven years after the creation of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, its architect, state Rep. Chet Dobis, is retiring from the Indiana General Assembly. He reflected Friday on the birth of the agency in 2005 and its short lifespan so far.
As much as I try to connect the dots on major issues, sometimes those dots seem to connect themselves. That has been happening on illegal immigration lately.
With the Regional Bus Authority running out of money Saturday, there is last-minute scurrying to try to maintain the agency's service. That it has reached this stage is shameful.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence is understandably concerned about the need to prepare Hoosier students for 21st century careers. So are people in Northwest Indiana.
When the Portage City Council voted last week to inject council members into labor contract negotiations, it was a gutsy move. It was also misguided.
Cross your fingers for the federal transportation bill now before a congressional conference committee. If the negotiations collapse, it would reinforce Americans' already intense disgust with Congress.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence missed a chance Monday to strike a blow at the Lake County Democratic Party. Instead, he chose state Rep. Sue Ellspermann to be his running mate.
For months now, I've been calling the U.S. Senate race a battle for the heart and soul of the Indiana Republican Party. Now I'm not so sure we've seen the true picture.
Beyond the headline -- Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock's 43-38 lead over incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar -- are some interesting plots and subplots on the graphs.
While we're on the subject of taxes -- and when do adults ever stop talking about taxes? -- let's examine what U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., added to the conversation a few days ago.
Two driving forces behind education reform spoke last week, and they both addressed two key components of the next phase of reform: dollars and sense.
When U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., discusses the federal deficit, he shows a slide that would make fellow Republicans squirm.
From the beginning, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has been focused on improving Hoosiers' personal incomes. Has he succeeded?
Follow The Times
Hammond Fence represents honesty, integrity and competitive pricing!
For nearly 60 years, Feikema Plumbing & Sanitation has bee…
All Aspects - Heating and Cooling not only offers free estimat…
Call Stevenson & Fairchild OMS at (219) 462-9599 Valparais…
Have you ever heard of a Personal Insurance Review? If not, no…
In Today's Paper
Should Indiana require ignition interlock devices to be installed upon conviction for drunken driving?
- LIVE: RailCats vs. Wingnuts in first early game of the season17 hours ago
- PREP BASEBALL: Roosevelt forfeits sectional game before postseason begins19 hours ago
- FIRST PITCH: Opening day, Michelle FieldsMay 16, 2013 7:30 pm
- LIVE: RailCats season opener vs. Lincoln SaltdogsMay 16, 2013 4:30 pm