As the present Sears store closes at Honey Creek Mall, I can only think of the wonderful merchandise that I bought there, now losing this privilege as the store goes and sunsets itself to a part of Terre Haute history.
Two truths emerge from the video-recorded “confrontation” between high-school Right to Life marchers and a Native American elder.
Trump statement a head-scratcher
“The buck stops here” is a phrase popularized by Harry Truman, President of the United States, 1945-1953.
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.
Plenty of money for a border wall
A border wall is 1/10th of 1 percent of the budget. It would not matter what percent, Democrats would not consider.
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
The health of the earth, water and air surrounding all of us should never have turned into an us-versus-them political issue. Sadly, though, it has.
Deliver us from the Bully-in-Chief
When I was a kid of 10, a bully named Billy curled up his fingers into a fist and threatened me if I didn’t do his homework for him. He frightened me into dishonest behavior and left me with regret at my cowardice.
Who determines teacher pay?
In Indiana, prioritizing education is nothing new. In fact, over half of our state budget is dedicated to K-12 education. For 2018-19, the average per pupil tuition support is more than $6,600.
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.
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."
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.
When Gov. Eric Holcomb addresses Hoosiers in his annual State of the State address next Tuesday, you will be looking at one of the strongest chief executives in Indiana history.
Indiana's voting guidelines are based on a law that is almost 100 years old. Much has changed since then, and so should the laws.
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.’”
A June 2016 referendum endorsed (52 percent to 48 percent) exiting the EU. Implementing this has, however, become messier than anyone, especially voters, anticipated.
We have children running Congress
America has two children who fashion themselves as “so-called congressional leaders” as both scurry-about Capitol Hill among other children elected recently to the House.
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Pizza joint in Riley being revived
- 'We already knew she was a queen'
- ANDY AMEY: Snow? You should have seen it in 1979
- State to SNAP recipients: Don't use all benefits right away
- North Central auction, lunch exceeds goal
- 1979 ISU basketball team brings students, community together again
- Vigo County Jail Log: Jan. 18, 2019
- Regional Hospital cancer center picks up national award
- Two charged after toddler hospitalized with injuries
- Vigo County Jail Log: Jan. 21, 2019