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Today's Opinions

  • Hearings, debates, bipartisanship needed to pass effective healthcare

    Most Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, freely admit that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, needs some improvements.

    Republicans, though, wanted to do away with it entirely but were not able to come up with a better bill. They also went about it in the wrong way and thus failed in multiple votes last week to repeal Obamacare or even make any changes in it.

  • Constitutional due process a basic right Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    A new Justice Department directive would reverse Obama administration restrictions on forfeiture policy, effectively giving local law enforcement the right to seize money and property when the owner of said property is simply suspected of a crime, not necessarily charged or convicted.

    Many Republicans in Congress are up in arms about the measure, their comments generally raising the sentiment that this action could violate innocent Americans’ Fifth and Fourth Amendment rights.

  • How will immigration change us?

    This editorial was first published by the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.

     

    If we’re going to have a sensible debate on immigration, we must first make sure we have all the relevant facts, especially about how the immigrant population might change us. On a very basic level, “understanding how the demographic characteristics of a community or county are changing needs to be in incorporated into development plans, particularly if places want to retain the children of their new immigrant residents.”

  • Tree work in City Hall Park appreciated

    The Schweizer Fest committee would like to thank the fine crew on the Tell City Electric Department for removing and trimming diseased and damaged trees from the City Hall Park prior to the festivities.

    While we hate to see any trees cut down, the safety of all attending the festival is always our primary concern. Too many branches have been falling from those trees sometimes without being caused by weather and high winds.

     

    Ken Roland

    Vice President Tell City

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming, a smart movie in the series

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

     

    Spider-Man has always been a comic book character I’ve been lukewarm towards. The wise-cracking friendly neighborhood Spider-Man just never seemed as cool to me as Wolverine or other more violent and dark heroes. Despite that, I liked the first “Spider-Man” movies with Tobey Maguire directed by Sam Raimi (the third was my least favorite, but I don’t hate it like many other fans do). I don’t consider them sacred or anything, but they set the standard for what a comic book movie could be.

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued productivity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod.

  • River Sweep 2017 a big success

    The 2017 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone!

    Now, we would like to thank the volunteers who participated in the River Sweep.

    We would also like to thank the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza, Subway, Noble’s IGA, Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, Franzman Insurance Agency, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Joseph and Marilyn Schoeppel and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Arts Night at City Hall a big hit

    An Evening of Arts event was held at City Hall on July 8, hosted by Tell City Regional Arts. A large crowd throughout the night enjoyed the displays of many talented local artists, as well as wine and beer sampling and light snacks.

    On behalf of Tell City Regional Arts Association, I would like to thank Mayor Jim Adams and the Tell City Common Council for allowing the event to be held once again in City Hall.