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Excising cigarettes

A proposal to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes, as well as increase the cigarette excise tax by $1.50 a pack, has attracted the...

January 18, 2018 1:00 am


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Going on offense

It's possible to characterize the two-week, renewable loan system known as “payday lending” as a necessary evil – a...

January 17, 2018 1:00 am


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Read the fine print

If these bills as they stand become law, the details of yearly expenditures for cities, towns and townships will no longer appear in...

January 16, 2018 1:00 am


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An eerily uncomfortable echo from Hawaii

The weather here had  some of us musing about escaping to Waikiki Beach. Those daydreams ceased abruptly when an erroneous...

January 16, 2018 1:00 am


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Half a century later, his relevance remains

It feels as though Martin Luther King Jr., born on this date in 1929, has been away just a little while.

January 15, 2018 1:00 am


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NC case adds to urgency of redistricting overhaul

Indiana lawmakers are busy with the current session, so they might have missed a federal court ruling of note: A three-judge federal...

January 14, 2018 1:00 am


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New name selection dogs Purdue

When Purdue University announced last year it was acquiring Kaplan University, there was angst among faculty members and others who...

January 13, 2018 1:00 am


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Tickets fly fast for ex-first lady

The hottest ticket in Indiana this week? It's former first lady Michelle Obama.

January 13, 2018 1:00 am


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Weekly scorecard

Winners

January 13, 2018 1:00 am


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Still the same

“It's not working, and it's not good for education in Indiana,” said Senate President Pro Tem David Long when a 2015 bill...

January 12, 2018 1:00 am


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Sadly, a potentially lifesaving message

The brutal, subzero weather this winter is more than an inconvenience. It's potentially deadly to friends, neighbors and family...

January 11, 2018 1:00 am


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State of the children

“There's no one who cares more about Hoosier children than I do,” Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said of concerns regarding the...

January 11, 2018 1:00 am


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Arresting numbers

It's a snapshot in time, and that time was more than seven years ago. But a University of Georgia study that looked at the number of...

January 10, 2018 1:00 am


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Township trust

Like other units of local government townships have struggled with their budgets since the imposition of property tax caps.

January 9, 2018 1:00 am


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Taxing question

Just because you're not part of the “1 percent” doesn't mean you won't clean up from the federal tax cut that went into effect...

January 8, 2018 1:00 am