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Government

  • It’s what we do that counts

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, Home on the Range. You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”? That is not the United States right now. It feels like pretty much everywhere I turn, all I hear is discouragement.

  • Arnold takes DNR post; will leave legislature

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County’s voice in the Indiana House of Representatives since 2012 will leave elected office later this month for a leadership position with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark announced Wednesday morning that State Rep. Lloyd B. Arnold had been appointed director of law enforcement for DNR. He will begin his new job Oct. 23.

  • Exercising our right of free speech

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75

     

    The Brookings Institute recently released a survey with alarming results. A large fraction of college students in the U.S. “. . . believe it is acceptable to act – including resorting to violence – to shut down expression they consider offensive.”

  • Reducing domestic violence

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in an effort to bring attention to and end domestic violence. On average, there are nearly 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide each and every day.

  • Election reform is about more than fraud

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    A dozen years ago, the preface to a report on federal election reform began with these words: “Polls indicate that many Americans lack confidence in the electoral system, but the political parties are so divided that serious electoral reform is unlikely without a strong bipartisan voice.”

  • Helping future educators

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Excellent teachers help our young Hoosiers develop into strong leaders. Studies show that high-quality, passionate teachers are one of the most important factors in student achievement and can make a major difference in the lives of their students.

    With the goal of bringing Indiana’s best and brightest into the profession, the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship is available for high-achieving scholars pursuing a career in education.

  • House internships open doors

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    The Indiana House Republicans are offering unique internship opportunities to current college students and recent graduates. The House Republican Internship Program provides a chance to gain hands-on experience while participating in the legislative process at the Indiana Statehouse.

  • Who needs to step up?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    An interesting thing keeps happening to me. Every few days, someone – an acquaintance, a colleague, even a stranger on the street – approaches me. They ask some version of the same question: What can we do to pull ourselves out of this dark period?

  • Helping Hoosiers with epilepsy

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    A number of young Hoosiers throughout the state suffer from certain forms of epilepsy that are unresponsive to traditional methods of medical treatment.

    Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, has shown documented effectiveness in managing the symptoms of severe epilepsy in about 80 percent of cases like these. Last month, a law I co-authored went into effect permitting a person to possess CBD oil if they or someone in their care has been diagnosed with severe, treatment-resistant epilepsy.

  • Houchin joins Holcomb for INSPECT announcement

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) joined Gov. Eric Holcomb and members of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse Thursday to announce the statewide integration of Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program, INSPECT, into electronic health records.

    The integration of INSPECT will enable prescribers to quickly and efficiently search a patient’s previous prescription history at no cost to the facility or individual practitioner. Indiana will be the seventh state to implement this type of program.