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Was your family affected by World War I?

Was your family affected by World War I?

The recent 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, which prompted the start of World War I, is an occasion to reflect on that war. Was a member of your family in World War I? Please share your experiences. Send your letter to letters@nwi.com or to Letters, The Times, 60…

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Vote in poverty poll

Have you cast your vote yet in our quick poll on poverty? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/BY6NGW5 to get started. It takes only a few minutes to respond.

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Liberals quick to blame guns for crime

Again I read the cry for an assault-rifle ban. Progressive do-gooders have created a hideous problem by making it nearly impossible to incarcerate the insane prior to a committing a crime and wish to blame the consequences on the weapon.

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Our future hinges on roads, infrastructure

While in Indiana this week for meetings with regional transportation leaders, it was easy to see all the road construction underway, including the work on Indiana 912 from Interstate 80/94 to U.S. 12 over Gary Avenue. This is to repair a bridge and improve pavement in the next few months.

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Valp-to-Chicago bus service is not a success

In a Times editorial on July 27, the Chicago Dash ridership was listed as 47,986 in 2012 and 55,037 in 2013. If you calculate this out, this is only about 96 daily riders in 2012 and 106 daily riders in 2013. This is hardly a success.

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You can't have respect without trust

We should stop saying or implying that we respect but don’t trust one another.

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Israel should be called out for war crimes

In Gaza, Israel has targeted schools, hospitals, power plants, mosques, ambulances and at least one United Nations vehicle.

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EDITORIAL: Winfield town marshal would be unneeded layer of government

Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.

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Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

"You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm." 

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Same-sex marriage ruling throws equality to the wind

GUEST COMMENTARY: Same-sex marriage ruling throws equality to the wind

If you blinked over the past month, you probably missed some news about marriage equality in Indiana.

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Today In History: July 31, 1914

Europe Teeming With Soldiers: War Is Now Inevitable; Germany halts press messages, subsidizes shipping and masses armies on French frontier.

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Stop the fireworks, remember the fallen

Here it is late July, and we still hear fireworks at night. As the vehicle was traveling North on Avenue O in Hegewisch, they were throwing M85s from 135th to 132nd.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks to a good Samaritan

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the most kind and honest gentleman who found my purse in the Lowell Shopping Plaza and turned it in to the Hallmark store intact.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Data in economic argument is faulty

Dan Lowery raves over Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st Century” because it supports the left's desire for a command-and-control economy. Unfortunately, Piketty relies on faulty data.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Food column imparts bad taste

I love “The Amish Cook” column by Lovina Eicher.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

There's a place for all human life

What would we do with the excess population if employers are not compelled to make contraceptives and abortifacients available to their employees? This query is similar to the time-worn question of choice advocates: "Without abortion, and we had these 56 million people, how would we support …

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Birth control is about personal responsibility

In response to a letter printed July 25th about the personal hardships on the citizens of the United States and the result of unwanted pregnancies because Hobby Lobby opposes birth control:

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Today In History: July 30, 1914

Germany Has Made No War Move: Austria Winner Of First Battles; Germany has taken decisive steps at St. Petersburg, Paris and other European capitals during the past hour, the results of which will determine the issue of war or peace.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
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July 30, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: The truth about ‘fair share’ in property taxes

As the Legislature’s Blue Ribbon Commission looks at the state’s taxes this summer, invariably there will be talk of business needing to pay its “fair share.” That’s certainly true, but what is fair?

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

"The presidency, even to the most experienced politicians, is no bed of roses. … No human being can fill that station and escape censure." 

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Stop spinning wheels and fund highway system

It is important that Congress act quickly to maintain sufficient funding levels in the Highway Trust Fund to pay for necessary highway projects.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
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July 30, 2014 12:00 am
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July 29, 2014 12:00 am
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July 29, 2014 12:00 am
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July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Show love rather than seeking end to abortion

Has anybody wondered why anti-abortion proponents have been unsuccessful in getting a government law on the books that makes abortion illegal? Their struggle has continued on for more than four decades with millions in funding spent -- and all for naught. Why this so-far failure? Could it be…

July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Traffic light need along

We're in need of stop light -- or at least a caution light -- at the intersection of Grant Street (Nine-mile Stretch) and 133rd in Cedar Lake.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am
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July 29, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

"May our children and our children's children to a thousand generations continue to enjoy the benefits conferred upon us by a united country." 

July 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana budget closes out with spending cuts to maintain balances

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana budget closes out with spending cuts to maintain balances

In France, July 14 was Bastille Day, which was great fun for the French. In Indiana this year, July 14 was Closeout Day, in which the Indiana State Budget Agency summed up the state's revenues, appropriations and balances for the fiscal year ending July 1.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Declining steel numbers are stark reminder of need for new economic path

The numbers show a staggering decline, especially for longtime region residents who remember when steel was king in Northwest Indiana.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

On July 7, the Tips From Former Smokers campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin again across the country. The campaign profiles real people — not actors — who live with serious long-term health effects from smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am

Today In History: July 29, 1914

War Cloud Darkens Europe's Sky: Bankers believe struggle will be localized.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am
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July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Was your family affected by World War I?

Was your family affected by World War I?

The recent 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, which prompted the start of World War I, is an occasion to reflect on that war. Was a member of your family in World War I? Please share your experiences. Send your letter to letters@nwi.com or to Letters, The Times, 60…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
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July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Would Bayh run again to answer questions?

Former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh might run for governor of Indiana a second time. Why? Does he have some questions to answer?

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Torture, indefinite detention anathema to justice

The letter calling for the machine gun execution of Guantanamo Bay prisoners is disturbing and ignorant.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

When will humans realize killing isn't answer?

When are humans going to mature enough to realize that killing, and more killing, is not the answer? How much money is being made by creating more intense killing machines? How much damage to life and property is enough?

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Societal improvement, decline begins in schools

The intentional devastating dumbing down attack on our educational system is progressing at an alarming and hazardous pace. The limited knowledge of history of famous personnel, in addition to industrial accomplishments, is contributing to our rapid intellectual decline.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Janet Boston

Janet Boston

Janet Boston is executive director of Indianapolis-based Indiana INTERNnet.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

"All this talk about the dissolution of the Union is humbug — nothing but folly. We WON'T dissolve the Union, and you SHAN'T." - Abraham Lincoln, July 23, 1856

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
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