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National holiday should by marked by service community can perform

Today is the national holiday designated to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who provided extraordinary leadership to the American people at a time when it was sorely needed.

Few quarterbacks who’ve worn an Indiana State University jersey ran and threw a football better than Julian Reese.The gifted multi-sport athlete from Fort Wayne played his final two college seasons, 2001 and 2002, at ISU. Reese still ranks among the

For two years, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers in Congress. They wouldn’t pass funding for a concrete or steel border wall.

Using the right tool for the job

This post is a reaction to the response by Mr. Aitken, published in the Tribune-Star Jan. 9, to my comments on the Terre Haute Police Department’s recent acquisition of a Bearcat, Armored Emergency Response Vehicle.


There’s been a lot of talk these days over at the Indiana General Assembly about increasing teacher pay and various proposals are surfacing to deal with the issue.


Only in Indiana would the state’s governor make the climax of the most important speech he makes all year an ode to cow manure.


Pet food producer will bring good jobs to area

In the eyes of Saturn Petcare, an international producer of pet foods, Vigo County and Indiana had everything it needed to launch its first manufacturing plant in America. And it didn't hurt that Indiana has an adorable "first dog."

At first glance, it seemed like a pretty good deal. Enjoy a complimentary $25 gift card from one of the local supermarkets.


More money for schools needed to boost salaries

Indiana spends tens of millions of dollars on standardized tests to monitor the success of public school students, teachers and districts. Those scores affect teacher evaluations and, thus, pay.

Beware of the consequences

Tonya Pfaff, our newly elected state representative, has proposed having the polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election Day. How this helps improve voter turnout is something that I will leave to others.

To resolve a crisis of his own imagination and making, the president of the United States appears ready to declare a national emergency, so he can build a wall we don’t need along our southern border.

Why do we need convention center?

Having watched the news Friday morning and seeing that the council has postponed deciding the fate of 8th Street from Cherry to Wabash, I find it ironic that the mayor has now stated that the street needs to be closed to make the convention center viable.

Tom Cole is right about the standoff over border security. “Shutting down the government over a border wall is not fair,” he said. “There is a way to do this where both sides can say, ‘We won.’”

Sessions with lawmakers give public chance to discuss issues of the day

Legislative crackerbarrel sessions are a grand tradition in Vigo County, a monthly opportunity for citizens to participate in the process of questioning their elected officials and debating public policy.


Legislators right to take up issue in wake of child deaths

When three children were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a northern Indiana roadway to board a school bus in late October, the tragedy hit home.