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MAX JONES: Vigo County played active role in Civil War history
When the Tribune-Star set out to find a way to commemorate Vigo County’s unique role in Civil War history on the 150th anniversary of its beginning, I was concerned it might be difficult to find much information on the subject locally.
MAX JONES: Local seminar to shed light on access
Transparency in public information is an important principle for the proper functioning of government at all levels. Vigilance is key in ensuring that public records and meetings remain open and accessible to citizens of our communities.
MAX JONES: Readers benefit from new resource
The Tribune-Star’s primary mission is to report news and tell stories that are relevant to our large community of readers, helping them be better informed and more engaged citizens.
MAX JONES: Farewell to Stephanie, for a while
The Tribune-Star and its legions of readers throughout the Wabash Valley were extremely fortunate six years ago to welcome back a native daughter.
MAX JONES: Friends ready for next big step at Pyle historic site
The campaign to preserve the legacy of World War II journalist Ernie Pyle in his hometown of Dana passed a milestone last week. Indiana’s Natural Resources Commission voted to end the state’s involvement in the Pyle historic site and turn it over to the Friends of Ernie Pyle organization.
Max Jones: Taking the pulse of community progress
Terre Haute and Vigo County have been in a period of vibrant change in recent years.
- MAX JONES: Christmas miracles can still happen You don’t have to wander far to find people who remember vividly when downtown Terre Haute was the place to be during the Christmas
- EDITOR'S NOTE: Appearance of corruption a strong incentive for reform Today, and for the following two days, Tribune-Star readers are being treated to a remarkable series of editorials and essays produced by the Indianapolis Star.
- MAX JONES: Tough times call for lots of encouragement The last college and high school classes of the first decade of the 21st century have begun receiving their diplomas . Expectations are high, even as economic times are hard.
- MAX JONES: Printed newspaper will be here for years to come Whenever I speak to groups or individuals around the community about the state of the newspaper industry, I often get confused looks when I say that newspaper readership is growing rapidly and has never been higher.
- MAX JONES: Daniels off the hook on time-zone issue There was a time in the not-too-distant past when I figured I’d be mad at Mitch Daniels the rest of my life. As one of many, many Hoosiers angered by the change in Indiana’s way of dealing with its time-zone problem, I blamed Gov. Daniels for not leaving well enough alone.
- MAX JONES: Voters anxious to get news about candidates Labor Day historically marks the beginning of the fall season for political campaigning. That has been true most years in which elections are conducted. This year, however, such a designation may be greeted will little more than a chuckle.
- MAX JONES: Voters will be big winners in fall gubernatorial debates Twice in September and once in October, Indiana voters will have an opportunity to participate in and witness, in person or via electronic media, debates among the state’s three candidates for governor.
- Editor's Note: A local connection in office of Public Access Counselor Residents of Vigo County, and readers of the Tribune-Star, have been treated to a good lesson on open government the past few weeks in wake of formal complaints that the Terre Haute Housing Authority violated state laws governing public meetings.
- EDITOR'S NOTE Sounding the bell for those who hear different drummer Are there any bagpipers out there? If so, please take a deep breath and step forward.
- Max Jones: Forum will help you get to know spring candidates With the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in full frenzy, you probably don’t need to be reminded that Indiana’s primary election is just over three weeks away.
- Max Jones: Evolving with an industry — and with our readers Newspapers, it is said, are living, breathing organisms that reflect the times in which they exist and the values of the communities they serve. In order to meet the changing needs and wants of their wide and diverse audience of readers, newspapers must evolve right along with them.
- MAX JONES: Readers speak: Tell us about political factions Last week, I wrote about the fractured Democratic Party in Vigo County, the players behind the factions, and how the divisions were posing new challenges in covering this upcoming primary season.
- Max Jones: New twist in covering Vigo County politics One need not be an astute observer of local politics to know that the Democratic Party infrastructure here is cracked and fragmented. It’s been that way for a long time.
- That’s a wrap -- An editorial page week in review One of the more vivid advertising images left over from the 2006 campaign for Indiana’s 8th District congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives is the cheesy direct-mail flyer showing liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi holding the puppet strings on Democrat challenger Brad Ellsworth.
Changes will bring new vitality to our opinion pages
When Dave Bennett, longtime assistant professor of journalism at Indiana State University, died in March after a two-year battle with heart disease, the Tribune-Star and its readers lost a true friend.
Since 2001, Dave had been writing editorials for our opinion page on a routine basis, even while maintaining his teaching load at ISU. When he suffered a stroke two years ago that led to his retirement from the university, he was still able to carry on with his editorial writing.
- Views swing left, right, but balance is in center
- Max Jones: Readers deserve insight into decisions newspapers make Recent decisions by the editors of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal to publish articles about U.S. government actions to combat global terrorism networks have once again brought the journalistic decision-making process to the forefront in the debate over media responsibility.
MAX JONES: Got a minute? Ronn Mott does
If you’ve been around Terre Haute for a while, the name “Ronn Mott” is sure to be familiar. Small of stature with a big personality, he is primarily known for his radio voice on the airwaves around the Wabash Valley. He has diverse interests and lots of opinions.
- MAX JONES: Vigo County played active role in Civil War history