On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., questioned his former Republican Senate colleague Chuck Hagel, now Defense Secretary for President Obama. Coats asked Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on the deteriorating situation in Iraq and why the administration hasn't come f…
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Fossil fuels are the rock stars of Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming, at least as far as their governors are concerned.
Ever hear the joke about the swimmer who tried to cross Lake Michigan, made it more than halfway across before deciding he was too tired, so he swam back?
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Even the Illinois Lutheran baseball team didn't think it would win the state title via the 10-run rule.
GARY | Thanks to the rainout Tuesday, the RailCats are back in the position of playing a doubleheader, something that tends to force readjustments to the four-man rotation.
Over at Howey Politics Indiana, Schererville native Pete Seat opines on the diminishing Hoosier profile of the once-imposing Evan Bayh, who continues to hang on to a sizable campaign war chest.
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GARY | The RailCats are hoping to knock off the doldrums from the one-game hiccup, but to do so, they'll need Mother Nature to cooperate.
From our sister paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, this editorial provides a local perspective on the controversy stirred up over the deal to secure the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban.
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GARY | Nursing a seven-game winning streak, the RailCats face a Sioux City Explorers team that has lost eight in a row (including four to the 'Cats).
HIGHLAND | Blase Spoljoric knows the Tour de Highland course by the soles of his feet.
GARY | The RailCats are riding a six-game winning streak, the longest of the season and the longest since last year's eight ni a row to end June.
This Friday was the 75th anniversary of the first Little League game ever played. To put that in greater perspective, that's only 38 years removed from the last Cubs World Series title.
GARY | The RailCats return home having won four games in a row and five of their last seven. The winning streak is the longest of the season for the 'Cats.
People have asked what is it like for us at The Times and nwi.com when a team goes to state.
Class 4A Chesterton Sectional championship: Hobart 3, Portage 2
HAMMOND | He provokes greater ovations from Chicago Blackhawk fans than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane combined.
GARY | The RailCats have hung the buntings and massaged the field prepping for today's opener against Wichita.
Covering a coaching change may just about be the most maddening type of story in all of sports journalism.
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