11 August 2021

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The fight over voting rights

The fight over voting rights


Viewpoint of Lee Hamilton, Indiana University Center on Representative Government Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians ...

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Shop local to support economy, Hoosiers

Shop local to support economy, Hoosiers


Viewpoint of State Rep. Steve Davisson Indiana is home to nearly 200 farmers markets, with one in almost every county. Demand for locally made and gr...
28 July 2021

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Milkweeds aren’t weeds, essential for butterflies

Milkweeds aren’t weeds, essential for butterflies


By Ralph Purkhiser, Purdue University, Master Gardener Just as the buzz of cicadas has ceased, another invasion seems to be in effect at Sandhill G...
14 July 2021

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Free lifetime carry permits now in effect

Free lifetime carry permits now in effect


While some states are attacking and hindering Americans’ constitutional right to bear arms, Indiana lawmakers are working to remove barriers placed ...

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How to maintain a garden while on vacation

How to maintain a garden while on vacation


In the Garden
By Ralph Purkhiser Purdue University Master Gardener Summer vacations are hard for me. I love to travel and I also love taking my n...
23 June 2021

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Whatever you think of it, we’re global

Whatever you think of it, we’re global


No matter how hard we try, we really can’t avoid one another. We live in a world where what takes place somewhere else on the globe has a very good ...
16 June 2021

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Summing up democracy

Summing up democracy


Viewpoint of Lee Hamilton, Indiana University Center on Representative Government It’s so easy, in the course of our day-to-day lives, to get caugh...

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Historic investments in K-12 education

Historic investments in K-12 education


Funding our schools continues to be a priority in Indiana, with half of all state spending dedicated to K-12 education. ...
09 June 2021

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Making key investments in Hoosier priorities

Making key investments in Hoosier priorities


Lawmakers have worked on numerous bills to help improve the lives of Hoosiers everywhere, especially in Southern Indiana. ...

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Healthy Hoosiers, physically and mentally

Healthy Hoosiers, physically and mentally


Indiana consistently lands in the bottom tier of several national health rankings. Unfortunately, our state is more than 10% below the U.S. average ra...