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Letter: Indiana, we can do better

Let’s talk a little about Indiana: Earlier this week CNBC released their best states for business reports and Indiana ranked 16th overall, dropping two positions from the last report but here’s the really bad news: Indiana ranked 35th in education, 40th in workforce, 46th in quality of life and received an F in general well-being of our people. In […]

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Letter: Response to Merle letter regarding C2D

A recent June 19 letter in the “Dubois County Free Press” Greg Merle, President of Riverview Energy, described the opposition’s point of view to the proposed direct coal hydrogenation project in Dale, Indiana as “propaganda” and “a mechanism of control” explaining that “fear is the oldest and most devious method known to man to control […]

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Letter: Politics is about our future

As citizens of one of the world’s greatest democracies, Americans are blessed with lots of local friends and neighbors of different political affiliations and opinions. We can assume they are all patriots that love their country. But politics is not about these local candidates, rather, it’s about all of us, you, me, our children, our family’s […]

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Letter: Support is there for Riverview Energy coal-to-diesel plant

As I’ve been meeting directly with residents, businesses and leaders in the Spencer County region over the past several months, my impression of the community has been reinforced again and again. Spencer County is brimming with wonderful people, who understand that seeking development will lead to opportunities for economic advancement for generations to come. These […]

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Letter: Trans-Pacific Partnership important to Hoosier businesses, jobs

Earlier this year, the 11 countries who continued to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership announced plans to move on without the United States. Those countries’ government and business leaders concluded that increased trade among their nations would promote positive economic growth among the nations that border the Pacific Ocean. That part of the globe is one […]

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Perspective: Evil will find a way regardless of gun laws

The First Amendment of the Constitution “Prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the FREE exercise of religion, abridging the FREEDOM of speech, infringing on the FREEDOM of the press, interfering with the RIGHT to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. The Second Amendment […]

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Perspective: Regulation needed

Contrary to the Republican Party policy of fewer government regulations, supposedly to allow for corporations to increase their profits, some are badly needed. A good example is the current opioid crisis. Sadly, this opioid crisis is costing Americans 65,000 lives a year, killing annually, more than all the Americans in the Vietnam War. This crisis […]

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Perspective: Mental illness is the common denominator in school shootings.

Nikolas Cruz (Douglas HS, FL.), Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook ES, CT.), Eric Harris/Dylan Klebold (Columbine HS, CO.), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech, VA.). What do these school shooting perpetrators have in common? They all suffered from mental illness. Based upon their age, they either suffered from a “Conduct Disorder” or an “Antisocial Personality Disorder” ASP. The […]

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