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Vouchers can't make rural schools great again

Last week, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited the Van Wert Public Schools, a rural school district serving about 2,200...

April 25, 2017 1:00 am


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Senate bill squelches innovation on energy

As technology and finance leaders, we are bullish about many aspects of Indiana – its collaborative, hard-working culture, its...

April 24, 2017 1:00 am


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Separating the personal, political

There is a story that floats around Fort Wayne politics I have heard several times. It goes something like this: The chairman of the...

April 23, 2017 1:00 am


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Monopolies strangle small-town startups

Since President Donald Trump's election, much has been made of his rural, heartland voters, and how politicians can better serve them,...

April 23, 2017 1:00 am


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A park's place

The proponents of the proposed takeover of much of Memorial Park for new athletic facilities, a 10,000-square- foot building, and more...

April 23, 2017 1:00 am


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Infrastructure upkeep

Should we increase the local income tax for riverfront development and/or sidewalk/alley maintenance?

April 23, 2017 1:00 am


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Late-night laughs

Conan O'Brien

April 22, 2017 1:00 am


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An opportunity to see WHAT'S WORKING

A Van Wert teacher recently told me that there's a “misconception that public schools are broken, and it comes from people who...

April 21, 2017 1:00 am


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Pre-K a proven path for early success

In the Indiana legislative session, it's easy to boil issues down to numbers: How much will we spend on new roads? How much should we...

April 21, 2017 1:00 am


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Lawmaker perpetuates discredited link

State Rep. Bruce Borders of Jasonville holds a seat in the supermajority caucus. That does not mean he shares all the views of his...

April 21, 2017 1:00 am


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Hallowed ground

This month, a pair of bills was introduced in Congress that would designate the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as...

April 19, 2017 1:00 am


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By the numbers

The Supreme Court soon will hear a gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Whitford vs. Gill. The state lost the case in federal district...

April 18, 2017 1:00 am


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HIP a vital component for rural Hoosiers' health

The tale of city mouse and the country mouse revealed to many of us as children the wide gulf that can exist between urban and rural...

April 18, 2017 1:00 am


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A balance of tradition, progress

As a Vietnam veteran, I often get questions from friends, colleagues, students and community members about my service. Many people are...

April 17, 2017 1:00 am


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Myanmar peace effort continues to founder

In November 2015, the party of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi won a landslide victory in the country's first free election...

April 16, 2017 1:00 am