Today's Opinions

  • Get serious about wage gap

    This editorial first appeared in the South Bend Tribune.


    State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, has been proposing an equal pay bill for 20 years, so it’s not surprising the Hammond Democrat is trying again this session.

    This time there is bipartisan support for the measure. Two Republicans, Sen. Vaneta Becker, who represents portions of Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in southern Indiana, and Rep. Julie Olthoff, of Crown Point, have signed on as co-sponsors.

  • Closing the dyslexia gap

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Studies estimate that approximately 20 percent of the population is affected at some level with dyslexia. Chances are, you may have a child with this learning disability, or know someone who does.

  • Groundhog Day betting


    Phil Junker

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s Note: Phil Junker is a retired outdoors writer who wrote this column a few years ago about Groundhog Day. The annual observance falls this Friday.


    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about as accurate as Friday’s observance of the ground, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

  • Indy national landmark great way to honor RFK

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and several new books and newspaper and magazine articles have already appeared to reflect that fact.

    We think one of the best ways to honor both men was proposed last week by three Indiana congressmen, Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young and Rep. Andre Carson.

  • ‘Death with Dignity’ worthy of consideration

    Jerry Davich



    In November, Don Poore turned to his wife Dreana to ask a desperate question.

    “Indiana doesn’t have assisted suicide,” he said. “What am I to do?”

    For months, Poore suffered from intense back pain that only got worse.

  • Democracy demands a right to know

    At the end of their year, corporations create an annual report for their shareholders. They mail it to those shareholders or present it at a meeting of those shareholders. The information helps investors decide on whether they want to increase or decrease their holdings in that corporation.

  • Snow gets to us all

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Snow has a love-hate relationship with those on whom it falls. Many of us cringe at the very word. We hate snow for what it creates and leaves behind: slick roads, fender benders, sidewalks to shovel, wet shoes and cold toes. That’s certainly been the case the past two weeks.

    Many of us have had enough of winter already and it’s not even Groundhog’s Day yet.

  • Proposed bill would deny dignity to the denying

    A new “death with dignity” bill was proposed in the Indiana Legislature this month, similar to one that was introduced last year but never advanced out of its committee. It would allow terminally ill patients, with their doctor’s approval, to seek medication that, when taken, would kill them.

    We disagree and believe allowing physicians allowing physicians to basically prescribe suicide is morally wrong.