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  • Readers’ Forum: March 27, 2014

    • Better option for upcoming movies

    • Change needed in assessor office

    March 26, 2014

  • Editorial: Noteworthy in the news (When spelling is a family affair)

    It hasn’t happened often, but it’s always a great day when it does.

    March 25, 2014

  • Readers’ Forum: March 26, 2014

    March 25, 2014

  • RONN MOTT: Flight 370

    Not too many days ago, I heard a reporter refer to Flight 370 as an accident. It wasn’t an accident … it was, most likely, murder. If this aircraft went down in the Indian Ocean, we will be extremely fortunate to find the remains of the plane and any of the people on it.

    March 25, 2014

  • LIZ CIANCONE: Memories stir desire to collect new ones

    I was talking with a friend the other day, a much younger friend. Somehow the conversation turned to early memories. One of her earliest memories had to do with 9/11 and the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers.

    March 24, 2014

  • Readers’ Forum: March 25, 2014
    • McCain should mute criticism
    • GOP tactics lead to biz tax cuts
    • THN dance team competes well
    • Cable company needs competition

    March 24, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Perfect place for pilot pre-K

    National political experts closely watch Vigo County each presidential election.

    March 23, 2014

  • Readers’ Forum: March 24, 2014

    Forward progress for our businesses
    Good opportunity for Woods day care

    March 23, 2014

  • MARK BENNETT: Dues Paid, change under way

    In the 1940s, Dorothy Jerse sat in a University of Illinois accounting class, listening to a guest speaker.

    March 22, 2014 1 Story 1 Video

  • EDITORIAL: Banking on the future

    The largest and most influential bank in the two-state region centered in Terre Haute seems to have a historical affinity for years ending in the numeral 4.

    March 22, 2014

  • FLASHPOINT: Indiana deserves better than what recent session provided

    The ageless wit Oscar Wilde once observed, “The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.”

    March 22, 2014 1 Story

  • FLASHPOINT: House Republicans achieve legislative priorities

    When the General Assembly began its work last November, as Speaker I pledged a session driven by five main issues: increased road funding, enhanced job training, early childhood education, fair business taxation and cutting government red tape.

    March 22, 2014 1 Story

  • Readers’ Forum: March 23, 2014

    The economy favors Dems
    Looking for an answer on gas prices
    Dissatisfied with assessment appeal
    Amusement from liberals
    A fine police unit at ISU
    Amazing work on remodeled kitchen
    Heartless about health care
    Don’t be confused about fat

    March 22, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Are you prepared?

    Indiana is winding down its observance of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, a time set aside to remind us that volatile weather frequently accompanies the arrival of spring.

    March 21, 2014

  • RONN MOTT: Catching up on the here and now

    Oh my, write down the date, underline it, and say, “The guesswork in Ronn’s column the other day was wrong!”

    March 21, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Calm before the storms

    Spring, as the saying goes, has sprung. It happened Thursday, as the March breeze pushed temps into the 50s and set up what promises to be a spectacular day in the mid-60s today.

    March 20, 2014

  • Readers' Forum: March 21, 2014

    March 20, 2014

  • RONN MOTT: The Russian Bear

    As I’m writing this, the official word from the Crimean election is not yet in. It doesn’t have to be … Putin would not have an election for the Crimea to ask itself out of the Ukraine back into Russia because he does not want to be embarrassed. 

    March 20, 2014

  • tstribunestar EDITORIAL: A place in the sun

    This is Sunshine Week, named not for the approaching mild (and hopefully sunny) season of spring, but to promote openness and transparency in  government at all levels.

    March 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Readers’ Forum: March 20, 2014

    • Crime coverage was disrespectful

    March 19, 2014

  • tstribunestar EDITORIAL: Legal questions, legal answers

    When the Republican-dominated Indiana General Assembly earlier this year passed a bill trying to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, many saw it as a small-minded, homophobic, even hateful attack on gay couples and a deprivation of civil rights under the constitution.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Readers’ Forum: March 19, 2014

    • Let’s stop giving them our votes

    • Freedom can be abused by religion

    • Maybe U.S. being a bully not so bad

    • Gay marriages should be illegal

    March 18, 2014

  • Ronn Mott.jpg RONN MOTT: Thank you, NCAA

    The MEAC, the MAAC and the MAC. Do you know? And how much do you know mixed with how much do you care? Now we know the MAC, they’re practically home boys. That’s Northern Illinois, Ball State and a handful of teams in Ohio. But you get reacquainted with some of these schools because of the NCAA Tournament.

    March 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LIZ CIANCONE: Spreading news from one ‘Liz’ to another

    I received a letter the other day from a Yorkville High School classmate. It wasn’t snail mail, it was written in cursive writing and although it required more than the 3-cent stamp of my youth, it found our mailbox within a couple of days of posting.

    March 17, 2014

  • READERS' FORUM: March 18, 2014

    Don’t miss March 31 ACA enroll deadline
    Athletics costs out of balance

    March 17, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: An event worth watching

    Just across that invisible boundary between campus and city, knowledge, perspectives and — yes — opinions abound on topics of vital import to our lives in the 21st century.

    March 16, 2014

  • READERS' FORUM: March 17, 2014

    Indiana livestock industry threatens our water supply
    Which direction is state moving?

    March 16, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: Legislative session produced results both good and bad

    The 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly was gaveled to a close late Thursday after a flurry of activity produced a dizzying variety of legislative action. Within hours, the session results were being both praised and cursed, largely depending on political and ideological views of government’s place in the world.

    March 16, 2014

  • FLASHPOINT: Energy bill a no-brainer target for Pence’s veto pen

    Indiana has, for many years, wrestled with the question of what policy, if any, to pursue to advance new, alternative visions of how we deal with waste, move around and grow our food. Fortunately, we’ve seen some tangible signs of progress in the Indiana General Assembly with respect to recycling, mass transit and local food systems.

    March 15, 2014

  • READERS' FORUM: March 16, 2014

    • Time for change in assessor office

    • Are Indiana’s chemical storage tanks safe?

    • Voters of Indiana Thinking carefully about health care

    • Put an end to costly primaries

    • Founders understood representation rights

    • What about bridge?

    • Young people don’t know rules

    • So many words, so little space

    March 15, 2014

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