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Voter registration deadline is Monday

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers have only until Monday to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Auditor candidate wants state action on Toll Road bankruptcy

Auditor candidate wants state action on Toll Road bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic candidate for state auditor is demanding Attorney General Greg Zoeller directly intervene in the Indiana Toll Road bankruptcy case to protect the state's financial interests.

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September 30, 2014 12:00 am
Pence to visit New Hampshire

Pence to visit New Hampshire

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will travel to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state of New Hampshire next month.

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm Related
Lawmakers find simplifying taxes difficult

Lawmakers find simplifying taxes difficult

INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers has discovered that supporting tax simplification is a lot easier than actually simplifying Indiana's tax code.

September 29, 2014 3:30 pm Related
PETE SEAT: National GOP mirrors dilemma of Hoosier Democrats

PETE SEAT: National GOP mirrors dilemma of Hoosier Democrats

Nationally, Republicans are without a leader, without a message and without a plan. The party is having a difficult time defining exactly what it stands for in the waning years of the Obama era and seems intent on waiting until a presidential nominee emerges to figure it all out. Ironically …

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
Tax cuts, land-based gaming top casino wish lists

Tax cuts, land-based gaming top casino wish lists

INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers seeking strategies to stem the state's gaming tax revenue decline and preserve 13,000 casino jobs listened closely late last week as Indiana casino operators shared their ideas.

September 28, 2014 10:45 pm Related

Crossing the Line -- Income Tax

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Income tax.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am
AUSTIN BAY: Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky, to defeat Islamic State

AUSTIN BAY: Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky, to defeat Islamic State

In a recent column assessing President Barack Obama's judgment after six years in office, the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens asked, "What does Obama know?" Stephens brutally concluded that among U.S. presidents, Barack Obama "stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity an…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County preschool leaders meet in Indy to share strategies

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's pilot preschool program inched closer to reality Wednesday as community leaders from the five selected counties, including Lake County, met with one another and state officials to coordinate implementation strategies ahead of an expected 2015 launch.

September 24, 2014 8:00 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: Negative gubernatorial campaign nixes honest discussion of important issues

The two major Illinois gubernatorial candidates don't have much nice to say about each other.

September 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

"Identity politics" is how former U.S. President Bill Clinton sums up the continuing powerful drive for independence in Scotland. He describes the growing worldwide phenomenon of identification with an ethnic or other group as a major challenge to international cooperation.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

Hoosiers tell feds HIP 2.0 not good enough

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers overwhelmingly told federal health officials they oppose Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion for low-income residents.

September 22, 2014 9:00 pm Related
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September 22, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Obama ardently pledged he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

For political junkies, the notion of former Democratic Gov. Evan Bayh challenging Gov. Mike Pence was as enticing as a Sox vs. Cubs World Series.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Three weeks after losing his House leadership post for failing to disclose a major conflict of interest, state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, announced Friday he's quitting the Legislature.

September 19, 2014 4:25 pm

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — As a drizzly mist enveloped Edinburgh in the grim weather locals call dreich, Scots coped Friday with a potent mixture of relief and disappointment, anger and joy, after voting to reject independence.

September 19, 2014 12:56 pm

Scots reject independence in historic vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland | Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

September 19, 2014 12:45 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is doing.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

AG accuses abortion docs of paperwork errors

INDIANAPOLIS | The medical license of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former Gary abortion provider, could be revoked after Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a 1,833-count compliant against him Wednesday with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm
Donnelly wants military suicide prevention plan OK'd

Donnelly wants military suicide prevention plan OK'd

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., expressed frustration Wednesday his legislation aimed at preventing military suicides likely won't get a final vote until after Election Day.

September 17, 2014 3:30 pm Video

Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Key lawmakers divided on more business tax cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | A split appears to be developing between two powerful Republican state senators over whether Indiana businesses need more tax cuts.

September 15, 2014 5:40 pm

Senator: Indiana protected in Toll Road bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Hoosier lawmaker believes the state will suffer no harm if the operator of the Indiana Toll Road declares bankruptcy and sells its 75-year lease to run the highway after just eight years in business.

September 15, 2014 4:00 pm
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September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm Related

Crossing the Line -- Presidents

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Presidents.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

Before Evan Bayh spoke at One Region's annual luncheon Wednesday, everyone was asking if the former senator and governor would announce whether he's going to run for governor in 2016. But that's wan't the right question.

September 14, 2014 9:00 am Related
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September 14, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence."

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

Here’s a viewing assignment: A July edition of the PBS Frontline series titled “Losing Iraq.” 

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

Twice last week the message of cooperation and compromise could be heard across the region.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

President Barack Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

When faced with a far more powerful foe than ISIS, namely the USSR armed with nuclear weapons, the U.S. stood up to the invasion of Korea, launched the Berlin airlift and provided standing occupation forces to successfully nation-build Germany and Japan.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
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September 13, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be met effectively. To succeed, U.S. leaders above all must be realistic as well as determined.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh not running for governor in 2016

Bayh not running for governor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Evan Bayh will not run in 2016 for a second stint as Indiana governor.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

SCHERERVILLE | Members of the Lake County Advancement Committee got a behind the scenes look Friday into federal investigations targeting public corruption.  

September 12, 2014 7:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Challenging employer mandate defends state authority

The policy debate over whether Indiana should create a state-managed health insurance exchange or to continue to rely on a federal exchange is a decision for our Legislature.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
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September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Bennett pays $5,000 ethics fine for campaign violation

Bennett pays $5,000 ethics fine for campaign violation

INDIANAPOLIS | Tony Bennett, the Republican former state superintendent of public instruction, has paid the $5,000 fine imposed in July for ethics violations associated with his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

Thirteen years ago today, the world was transfixed and transformed by the hijacked jetliners that crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a farm field in Pennsylvania. Our world was forever changed.

September 11, 2014 12:05 am Related
Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

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