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AARP supports Obamacare for patients' benefit

Larry Evans, of Lansing, is simply wrong when he asserts financial interests drove AARP’s decision to support the Affordable Care Act (“Insurance is useless, so paying fines is cheaper”).

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Congressmen used Bibles when sworn into office

This is a response to the letter by Mike Donelson, of Valparaiso ("Politicians are to uphold Constitution, not the Bible").

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Buncich's record shows he should be re-elected

Good government in Lake County does not just happen. The voters of Lake County have their responsibility. We all want experienced, honest, qualified candidates with integrity to serve as our elected officials.

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I'm tired of stereotypical racism from anyone

The March 31 letter, "Living in the Past," is how some social parasites justify their lack of adjusting to current society.

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KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

KATHY LUTHER: Melting snow reveals water's awesome power

At long last the mile-high snow piles have melted away. In their wake, I find two things to reflect on.

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EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

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MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.

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April 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Judge Vasquez is strict, firm, no-nonsense

Kim Calabrese's March 19 letter referred to Judge Salvador Vasquez's rulings in two separate cases. I have known Judge Vasquez since he was a deputy prosecutor and I was a rookie detective. We came to know each other and became friends.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Is speed limit outdated for many busy roads?

Is discretionary driving good driving? A number of large busy roads have a 35 mph speed limit. During rush hour traffic you're lucky to go 30 mph on these roads, let alone the time it takes to get through a traffic light with backed up traffic. When traffic is moving freely, the usual speed …

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Soliday's actions protected Indiana manufacturers

On behalf of the Indiana Manufacturers Association, I express our appreciation for Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, and his efforts during the 2014 Indiana General Assembly to successfully remove tax provisions harmful to Hoosier manufacturers organized as C corporations.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Jackson might get out in time for Illiana dedication

Looks like Jesse Jackson Jr. might be out of jail in time to dedicate the new Illiana Toll Road and Peotone airport.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
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April 16, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Is this Hee Haw or Indiana Legislature?

Every morning during the Indiana legislative session, I cringe a bit when I open the paper.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

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April 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

It was in the early 1980s that Indiana State University did a study about Lake County merging all towns and cities into a unigov form of government.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
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April 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mocha Madness at VHS deprecated no one

Recently, I performed in Valparaiso High School's Mocha Madness. We worked extremely hard on all of our games, learning the art of improvisation.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Fort Hood story deserved more prominent play

It is hard for me to express my outrage at your April 3 edition. The front page headline is about the Gary schools, also a large article with three pics about local golf course, and an article with big block head line about a school brawl.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Take people to train, not other way around

In The Times and on WJOB, there have been cost estimates of anywhere between $250 million and $1 billion discussed for this (South Shore Line expansion) project. That is a staggering amount of money, considering the cost overruns usually associated with any government project.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
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April 15, 2014 12:00 am
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April 15, 2014 12:00 am
Nathan Beauchamp

Nathan Beauchamp

Nathan Beauchamp

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Response to teen suicides heightens awareness

More than 200 Lake Central High School students brought a sharp focus on suicides March 31 with their sit-in at the school, staged to protest school officials not speaking out to the student body about the suicide of a former student. A few days afterward, a second teen — this one a classmat…

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Respect for funeral procession will be cherished NWI memory

GUEST COMMENTARY: Respect for funeral procession will be cherished NWI memory

Driving behind the hearse carrying my dad’s body to Angel Crest cemetery in Valparaiso, on cold Saturday in March, I watched with surprise as oncoming traffic pulled to the side of Campbell Street as the funeral procession passed them.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

MARC CHASE: Fiscal restraint in Lake County, no fooling

Who knew Lake County government could exercise a measure of fiscal restraint?

April 15, 2014 12:00 am
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April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Live life to its fullest, before it's too late

YOUNG VOICES: Live life to its fullest, before it's too late

I was bored one night strolling down Pinterest, a visual social site where people collect, create and share ideas for their different projects and interests, and I ran across a quote: “It’s better to look back on life and say: ‘I can’t believe I did that.’ Than to look back and say: ‘I wish …

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

United States should leave other nations alone

We the people would like to know just when our government and president is going to start looking out and doing for us and stop worrying so much of what has been going on in other countries.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

I am living proof Obamacare is working

I found your April 2 editorial cartoon extremely offensive. It showed President Barack Obama in front of a clock and implying that Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) is not working. And I am proof Obamacare is working!

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Squabbling among Republicans isn't inflighting

Was there ever a time where the media did not sensationalize things to sell papers? Or at least a time when they got the story correct?

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Democracy requires participation to function well

Democracy is not a spectator sport. Maintaining and progressively advancing its fruits and rewards must be aggressively partisan if its legacy is to be passed on to future generations.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
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April 14, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Balancing life can be difficult, but necessary

YOUNG VOICES: Balancing life can be difficult, but necessary

High school is stressful enough without the worry of choosing the right college as well as what major you are interested in.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
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April 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hemp could be serious cash crop for Hoosier state

Forget what you think you know about the utility of the marijuana plant. If we can all stop snickering for a moment and clear our heads of the visions of smoke-clouded VW vans or dorm rooms, the industrial hemp from marijuana plants is looking more and more like a viable cash crop for the Ho…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
"What should the U.S. do in response to Russia's invasion of Crimea?"

"What should the U.S. do in response to Russia's invasion of Crimea?"

Region views on world affairs

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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April 13, 2014 12:00 am
The War on Millennials

The War on Millennials

"The War on Millennials" is a 2014 book by Schererville native Pete Seat, blaming baby boomers for many of the nation's ills and calling younger Americans to action to save the nation.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County provides forum for connecting

Regional needs like transportation funding and other infrastructure investments seem to be getting lots of media attention lately.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Pete Seat

Pete Seat

Schererville native Pete Seat is the author of the new book, "The War on Millennials."

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
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April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

A wind turbine is pictured in the in front of a steaming coal power plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, in this Dec. 6, 2010, file photo. After concluding global warming is almost certainly man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is movin…

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
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