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It’s good to be back home again in Indiana after a brief respite where no one ever has seen snow.
What is it with Indiana Republicans and their belief that this state can act independently of the federal government?
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.
It was about a month ago that state Rep. Charlie Brown had harsh words for Speros Batistatos.
The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Mike Pence aren’t on the same page.
There are days when we all dread going to the mailbox.
It seems the controversy dogging Portage Mayor James Snyder’s decision to send snowplows into Gary a few weeks back just won’t go away.
“Honest to Goodness Indiana” is the state’s new pitch for travel and tourism?
When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.
As is the case in Washington, politics in the Indiana Legislature has become more divisive.
There is no better critic of a state's interstate highways than those who drive them the most — the truckers.
Lake County elected officials too often expend more energy finding excuses as to why they can't do something as opposed to getting something done.
It’s time for House Speaker Brian Bosma and his same-sex marriage ban backers to fess up.
I don't believe I have ever been to Posey County in far southwest Indiana.
Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Lake County Democratic Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr. wants Jim Wieser to run against state Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, in the 15th House District.
You’ve probably gotten a constituent survey in the mail recently from your state representatives.
Just four days into the 2014 legislative session and we already have three business personal property tax-cut proposals on the table.
You wouldn’t think the issue of providing state-supported prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds would be a political thing.
It was some eight years ago when it seemed government across Northwest Indiana – particularly Lake County – had reached an ethical low.
New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve an individual’s life and the lives of those around him or her.
The outlook for Northwest Indiana couldn’t have been brighter in 1996 when the first of four casino boats opened at Buffington Harbor in Gary.
I suspect Santa will have forgotten to deliver some gifts today. I’ll help him out with presents to the following:
I suspect Gov. Mike Pence thinks he’s Santa Claus. He is sporting gifts – or promises thereof – for just about everyone.
The two most significant events I’ve seen in nearly four decades of writing about government in Northwest Indiana happened in the last couple of weeks.
Gov. Mike Pence’s assault on the state’s public school system apparently is headed for the fast track.
There is something wrong with this picture. Drastically wrong.
I was there when Merrillville incorporated in 1971 and have been a casual observer since.
I haven’t gone to bed hungry since the night mom served liver and lima beans for supper when I was a kid.
Eric Krieg has every right to speak his mind. It would just be nice if he would get something right once in a while.
It's that time of year. I’m thankful …
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence seems to have thrown transparency and conservatism out the window just 10 months into office.
Just when you thought Gov. Mike Pence’s quest to take control of education couldn’t be any more blatant, he turned things up a notch.
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, owns one of the 52 votes that will decide whether there will be an Illiana Expressway.
I’m with you, Dyer. Stand up and take a bow. The rest of Northwest Indiana ought to line up behind you.
I drove from Lake County into Porter County the other day.
There’s no easy way to sugarcoat the Lake County Republican precinct organization’s replacement of Hank Adams as county assessor.
Finally, someone said it.
Have you been to Crown Point lately?
Hey, Tommy, what day is it?
Let me see if I've got this right.
Let there be no doubt, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is part of the small group that held the nation hostage for 16 days.
Indianapolis is the largest U.S. city not on a navigable waterway.
Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc is in a precarious position.
The way Gov. Mitch Daniels and fellow Republicans talked in early 2012, I was ready to set up a toll gate at the state line when the anti-union right-to-work bill was approved.
There are times I wish U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita would just go away.
Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is suggesting there is a hew and cry for him to run for county auditor.
When it comes to the betterment of Northwest Indiana, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is the best.
If you weren’t shocked by the results of The Status of Girls in Indiana study, you ought to check for a pulse.
Gary is a breeding ground for gangs, drugs and violence. It doesn’t need to hang out a welcome sign. The bad guys know.
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