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The Editorial Board often speaks its mind on issues in this space. Today, it lets others speak for it.

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On conduct by President Trump concerning allegations that he obstructed the investigation into Russian interference into he 2016 election:

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”

— Special Counsel Robert Mueller, commenting on his report on the Russia investigation

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On Terre Haute native Josh Phegley’s outstanding baseball season so far as starting catcher for the Oakland A’s:

“He’s really taken advantage of an opportunity he’s never had before.” 

— A’s Manager Bob Melvin, in comments to NBC Sports

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On news that there will be no legislative summer committee studying underground carbon storage in Indiana: 

“We’re now even more concerned about declaring carbon storage to be in the public interest, before, and apparently without, conducting a comprehensive study. ... It now appears the state would rather discuss the issues behind closed doors, which is very disappointing. Hoosiers should be troubled by this lack of transparency.”

— Kerwin Olson, executive director of the Citizens Action Coalition

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On financial statistics for the Vigo County School Corp.’s Aquatics Center:

“I want people to pay attention to the amount of money we get for reimbursements versus expenses.”

— School Board Member Rosemarie Scott, commenting on a report that shows that annual expenses far outpace income

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On reports the White House ordered the USS John S. McCain battleship to be kept out of sight of President Trump during his recent visit to Japan because it might upset the president, who frequently and openly expresses his dislike for the late Sen. John McCain:

“This is not a show. Our military is not a prop. Ships and sailors are not to be toyed with for the benefit of a fragile president’s ego.”

— Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

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Reader Poll Results

Recently, at Tribstar.com, we asked readers:

Do you believe the age for purchasing tobacco products should be raised to 21?

Total votes: 275

Yes — 186

No — 85

Not sure — 4

New Reader Poll

Do you believe the Vigo County School Corp.’s Aquatic Center has been a good investment for the community?

To vote, visit www.tribstar.com.