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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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Sen. Houchin: Treating opioid addiction responsibly

As our state faces an increasing drug epidemic that is nearing crisis levels, we must take action. We must combat drug abuse on all fronts, including prevention, treatment, and enforcement. However, we must do so responsibly. There are a few different treatment options in Indiana, including methadone clinics and Office-Based Opioid Treatment facilities (OBOT). These […]

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