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Give more credence to facts than opinions

This is directed to Joe Bobrowski (Letters, Spet. 18) so he may be "informed."

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Jesus works through us to help children

Michael A. Wachala’s letter decried Jesus’ lack of intervention on behalf of abused and murdered children, but Jesus works through us.

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Pick Lessentine for Lake Central School Board

Sandy Clark Lessentine, a candidate for Lake Central School Board, has unique qualifications to serve the people of the district. She is an educator and administrator at an adjacent school with a master's degree in math and education.

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Hillary Clinton was soldier in Alinsky's campaign

True, President Barack Obama never knew the amoral community organizer Saul Alinsky personally, but then the followers of Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Buddha and Karl Marx never met them either.

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Higgason needs votes to continue new direction

Melissa Higgason is the clear choice for Munster School Board.

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Today in History: Oct. 24, 1914

Because of the spread of smallpox, Robertsdale churches have been ordered closed and the Reid-Murdoc Co. has displayed placards stating: "You will either be vaccinated or seek another job."

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Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“As plain as the adding up of the weights of three small hogs.” - Abraham Lincoln, Sept. 8, 1856

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11 days until election

11 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: An antidote for Ebola overload

By now, the sight of workers in hazmat suits and the magnified image of the Ebola virus are parts of our daily lives.

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Slideshow: The Daily Fix 2014

Slideshow: The Daily Fix 2014

Browse through this slideshow to view cartoons that were featured in The Times in 2014.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Fund infrastructure work with NEED Act

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fund infrastructure work with NEED Act

The Oct. 12 editorial calls for road and bridge repair with perhaps a 5-cent state gas tax increase.

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Deadline for election-related letters (copy)

Letters related to the Nov. 4 election must be received by 5 p.m. today, Oct. 23, to be considered for publication. 

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Solid waste district actions deserve punishment

Where's the accountability and the outrage? I am deeply concerned that the Lake County Solid Waste Management District director and board seem to be let off the hook!

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Toll Road conditions worse than elsewhere

Toll Road conditions worse than elsewhere

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly was right about our Toll Road "mess." This past weekend, we drove toll roads all the way from Chesterton to Rockville, Md., and back. In Ohio and Pennsylvania, the roads were well-paved, the service plazas clean, modern with a variety of food vendors, and gas was very …

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

There's a lot that makes no sense to me

Voiding the passport of a U.S. citizen who traveled overseas to become a trained ISIS terrorist makes no sense when we have children crossing our borders without passports.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Diseases convinced me of soul's superiority

Experiencing someone’s Alzheimer’s disease and dementia afflictions, I am now convinced it is the soul (spirit) of a man, not his mind nor his body, which is the first entity to come into and the last entity to leave the human state of being. Thereby, I believe, the soul (the will) is superi…

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Good for Porter commissioner

EDITORIAL: We endorse Good for Porter commissioner

Porter County voters have an opportunity to send a message to county government that it's time for change. That opportunity is the Porter County commissioner's race pitting Democrat Sylvia Graham against Republican Jeff Good.

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12 days until election

12 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidates, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“Both [sides in the war] read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.” - Abraham Lincoln, March 4, 1865

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Oct. 23, 1914

Germans Withdraw Advanced Line: German headquarters were forced to move by the Allies.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Liberals cannot run on their own records

Jaime Sheffer, of Valparaiso, calls the Saul Alinksy/Barack Obama alliance urban legend for those who don’t accept Obama as president but spends two paragraphs seemingly validating the radical approach Obama has undeniably taken.

October 23, 2014 12:00 am
Debra Pampalone

Debra Pampalone

Debra Pampalone is director of TradeWinds Deaf Services.

October 22, 2014 3:34 pm

Praise God, Haywood for helping others

It was such a blessing Oct. 14 to read a awesome story of Roger Haywood instead of crimes. A young person who went wrong, was homeless at age 13, dealing drugs, addicted to whatever made him feel good and took the pain away for the next 30 years until he was jailed.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am

TONY LUX: Make statement for public schools at polls

Public school supporters have an opportunity to make a statement at the November midterm elections in Indiana.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am

Adults should help youths resist peer pressure

Youths experience many pressures in the fall. Mental Health America of Porter County recognizes the need to assess the risks of peer pressure, and how it affects safety.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Jesus truly loves all children, including in NWI

In response to Michael Wachala – failed prayer for Jesus to avenge the innocents in Northwest Indiana, Jesus truly loves all children, including all of us in Northwest Indiana.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Dahl runs tight ship, but compassion shows

Alice Dahl is an angel in our lives. Not only does she do a fantastic job as trustee, with her attention to detail and caring ways, but she also allows the GED (now TASC) program use the education room at her office at no cost.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Deadline for election-related letters

Letters related to the Nov. 4 election must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be considered for publication. 

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
13 days until election

13 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Oct. 22, 1914

Roy J. Beebe of Lowell acted as Col. Roosevelt's chauffeur from Gary to Chicago. At the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, the colonel pressed a $10 bill into his hand. Beebe invested the $10 in a 20-payment life plan policy with Northern States Life Insurance Co. in Hammond.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Indiana family helped slaves escape to Canada

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana family helped slaves escape to Canada

Once runaway slaves made it to the home of Levi and Catharine Coffin in eastern Indiana, they were safe — truly safe. To the best of Levi Coffin’s knowledge, every slave who passed through his Underground Railroad station made his way to freedom.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.” - Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 2, 1863.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Inmates running asylum of Lake County government?

MARC CHASE: Inmates running asylum of Lake County government?

If you're running a company and discover a job applicant has a past conviction for fraudulently taking 184 prescription narcotic doses from a former employer, would that keep you from hiring the applicant?

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

I'm voting to re-elect state Rep. Moseley

As a young person living in Indiana, I am concerned about my future.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana Toll Road

Indiana Toll Road

The ramp from the westbound Indiana Toll Road to the Borman Expressway remains closed with no workers in sight.

October 21, 2014 11:17 am
Job fair

Job fair

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary last July.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am
Just before big election, jobless rate drops

Just before big election, jobless rate drops

One month before the 2012 presidential election, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (information furnished by the Census Bureau) reported Oct. 5 the unemployment rate miraculously dropped from 8.1 to 7.8. These figures are almost statistically impossible for a one-month period.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Young man risked his life to protect mine

I am a 79-year-old widow whose car suddenly stopped in the middle of U.S. 30 at around noon today. A young gentlemen in a green SUV risked his life to remove me out of harm's way.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Letter writer judged police without all evidence

I am writing in response to the letter from Brian Watson of Wichita, Kan. Watson seems to believe the Hammond police are guilty of some vicious crime, based on a few minutes of video he viewed on the Internet or TV.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Deniers simply distort images they don't like

President Barack Obama's family has hung up a giant mirror to the nation and the world. Some of us recognize ourselves. Others deny what they see; they say if you don't see it, it isn't so, and we have Fox. Still others are so deep in their spider hole, the sight of humanity can't reach them.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lost opportunity for early childhood education

Since taking office last year, one of the most exciting things to see in Indiana has been the growing momentum and support for early childhood education.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“Blood cannot restore blood, and government should not act for revenge.” - Abraham Lincoln, May 17, 1864.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Oct. 21, 1914

Whiting still remains in quarantine as the result of the smallpox epidemic. The Oil City now has 21 cases of the dreaded disease.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Penny-pinching at DCS keeps money from kids

Nearly a decade has passed since Gov. Mitch Daniels created the Department of Child Services to protect children from abuse and neglect. It was and continues to be a wise move to split the agency from the behemoth Family and Social Services Administration in an effort — as we said in 2004 — …

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Dismal reports discount value of recent letter

David Casson’s recent letter contained a list of “the many good things” President Barack Obama has done for average Americans.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am
14 days until election

14 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am
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