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Today's Opinions

  • Hoosiers and healthy choices

    MICAH CLARK

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Recently, I spoke with an Indiana legislator who joined me in expressing surprise about a traditionally liberal view coming out of our Republican dominated General Assembly. The topic is drug abuse.

    One of the bills enthusiastically signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb grants authority to local counties to implement needle exchange programs giving heroin users syringes for their addiction.

  • Protecting domestic violence victims

    State Sen

    Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    In the United States, an average of 20 people become victims of domestic abuse every minute. This is more than 10 million people annually. One in three women and one in four men in our country have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

  • Arnold’s support ensures access to records

    Editor’s Note: This letter  was written by the Hoosier Press Association Executive Director Steve Key to State Rep. Lloyd Arnold in appreciation of his support of House Bill 1523, which helps ensure Hoosiers’ access to public records.

     

    Dear Rep. Arnold:

     

    The Hoosier State Press Association thanks you for supporting H.B. 1523.

  • Teaching respect

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I don’t have children, but I’m around nephews and nieces who, for the most part, are polite and considerate children and young adults. That’s a credit to their parents.

    As we all know, civility among children and adults isn’t as universal as it once was. We have road rage, salty language that would leave a pirate red-faced in some cases and people of all ages who lack patience, compassion and general regard for others.

  • Election commission overextends its reach

    Last week, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity sent notices to all 50 states and the District of Columbia seeking a wide array of information on registered voters, and asked them to supply that information through a special online portal.

  • New Indiana laws that help our kids

    Tami Silverman

    Guest Columnist

     

    While this summer’s lane closures and orange barrels are a visual reminder that Indiana adopted a landmark road funding bill in the recent legislative session, it’s also worth noting that state lawmakers passed a host of new bills that pave the way for stronger and safer Hoosier kids.

  • Brambles and viruses

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We gave up on the raspberries a couple of years ago, they fruit was so perishable and the plants lacked vigor. We would cut the Royalty raspberries all the way to the ground each year and forgo an early crop to manage disease but it didn’t seem to pay off.

    It was never a total loss, but about half the canes would be dried up and diseased by now. 

  • Fair representation for all

    This editorial first appeared in the Kokomo Tribute.

     

    Of all the forces shaping our politics today, gerrymandering stands alone as the least discussed and most consequential one.

    Gerrymandering is defined by Merriam-Webster as: “To divide (a territorial unit) into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength of the opposition in as few districts as possible.”