READERS’ FORUM: March 26, 2013
• Second thoughts on armed guards
• CODA focusing on core services
• Again, consumers getting ripped off
READERS’ FORUM: March 25, 2013
• Taxes hiding where you can’t see them
• Focus on what ‘change’ means
MARK BENNETT: Amid tragedy and chaos, the hopeful smiles of youth could not be repressed
The image jars the viewer. On its own, the old photograph appears ordinary. Three smiling kids.
EDITORIAL: Step up efforts to improve wellness, live healthier life
Last week, the pharmacy chain CVS announced a new twist to the trend of employers adopting health screenings for their worker. Rather than just reward employees who agree to the health assessments, CVS will also penalize those who refuse.
READERS' FORUM: March 24, 2013
More respect needs to be shown for prospective jurors.
FLASHPOINT: Stability key for state’s future
Hoosiers have the unique luxury of being the fiscal envy of the nation due to the sound fiscal policies of the last eight years.
RONN MOTT: Valley history still being written
I really enjoyed Mike McCormick’s article in last Sunday’s Tribune-Star about the French involvement in the Wabash Valley. It was a well-researched, well-written piece about the history of this area. This area has a plethora of historical facts which could fill more than one book.
FLASHPOINT: What does hunger in Indiana look like?
What does hunger look like in the wealthiest nation in the world? What it doesn’t look like is what we imagine from exposure to graphic images of global hunger, the easily identifiable need for food exemplified by bloated bellies and thin bodies. But in our state and our country, it bears little resemblance to famine and instead is less visible — unhealthy diets, fewer options, smaller portion sizes, and skipped meals.
EDITORIAL: In praise of partnerships
The institutions of higher learning that mean so much to the economy, culture and identity of Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley have broad and diverse impact on our communities. Education and employment are not their only contribution. Not by a long shot.
READERS' FORUM: March 22, 2013
• Unraveling twists in cultural debates
• North recognizes its shining stars
RONN MOTT: Look out!
The battle drums on the “right” are being pounded already for the 2016 presidential election.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
• Be alert to new construction
season along Interstate 70
• In honor of those who served
READERS’ FORUM: March 21, 2013
• Another injustice for the workers
• Shelter animals need our help
Editorial: Voting centers worth pursuing
Indiana is certainly not a poster child for accessibility to the voting process. Its ridiculously early voter-registration deadline and voter ID requirements serve to make voting far more difficult for some segments of the eligible population than it needs to be.
READERS' FORUM: March 20, 2013
• Congress should live like rest of us
• School safety is well understood
RONN MOTT: School Colors
The University of Michigan adopted its school colors in 1867. A body of students gathered and decided those colors would be azure blue and maize … blue and the color of ripe, golden corn. So it seemed only natural that Michigan would do what others have done before them, their school athletic teams would wear school colors to identify them.
READERS’ FORUM: March 19, 2013
• Health at stake in Medicaid issue
• Social workers promote resilience
LIZ CIANCONE: Keeping eye out for signs of spring
The problem with expecting a groundhog to predict the arrival of spring is that there are groundhogs scattered all over the country. The Pennsylvania groundhog may not see the same kind of weather as the groundhog out here in Dobbs Park. In this way, false hopes are roused and the groundhog loses credibility as a meteorologist.
READERS' FORUM: March 18, 2013
Pence plan fueled by the tea party
Speaking truth is not ‘racism’
FLASHPOINT: House budget offers Medicaid solution for Indiana
This week, my U.S. House Budget Committee colleagues and I introduced a federal budget resolution for fiscal year 2014. Our budget is a responsible plan that stops spending money and balances in 10 years — largely through making key reforms to drivers of our debt like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
EDITORIAL: Getting to starting line major step for children
Getting more young people to graduate from high school is a complicated task.
That effort exemplifies the broader challenge of revitalizing the community surrounding those schools.
READERS’ FORUM: March 17, 2013
• Excellent care available here
• Exposing matters of public safety
• Energy bill will help our state
• Nurturing dreams of a better world
• Perceptions on gun control
• Manufacturing gun paranoia
• Simple question, simple answer
• A new outlook on an ages old debate
• Great show by local children
• Respect for the animals
MARK BENNETT: A century later, ‘On the Banks of the Wabash’ still rises above Indiana politics
Music and politics share one commonality — people who like a style different from yours are nuts.
FLASHPOINT: Problem gambling in Indiana: A new understanding of community concern
The week of March 3 was designated as National Problem Gambling Awareness Week.
RONN MOTT: Cute and bizarre
I suppose most people have had cute, funny or bizarre encounters with domestic pets or even wild animals. I’ve certainly had my share … from my small daughters hoisting a basket full of kittens from the ground to the second floor of our home hoping their mother and I wouldn’t notice, to some interesting sights as I walked the State Line Road close to where I used to live, west of West Terre Haute.
READERS' FORUM: March 15, 2013
• ISU coach provided great experience for kid
• Big Ag needs more oversight, not less
RONN MOTT: More Media
I was reminded after my column on the television media that I had left out sports reporting. It was that I simply ran out of room.
READERS' FORUM: March 14, 2013
• Love, share with those in need
• Exciting event at Honey Creek
• More respect for militias
EDITORIAL: UAP makes a major mark
Union Hospital Health Group reached a new milestone this week in the development of state-of-the-art health-care facilities in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.
READERS' FORUM: March 13, 2013
• What does gun control mean?
• Embrace joy, not the blues
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