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Healthier school meals need support

With the new school year, parents’ attention is turning to school lunches. Traditionally, the Agriculture Department had used the National School Lunch Program as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy commodities, and children consumed animal fat and sugary drinks to the point where …

Difficult to defend

Regarding Gary Ziolkowski’s Aug. 31 letter in the Post-Tribune, well, Gary, you are about half-right as usual. The apparent shooting of an unarmed person by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, was a tragedy. Policeman Darren Wilson has not been charged, tried or convicted. I, too, …

Legal inconsistency

An Indiana law requires police to obtain a warrant to collect evidence with the use of drones. However, in a Aug. 31 column by Jerry Davich (‘’Do sobriety checks trample Indiana citizens rights?’’) an officer says that during such checkpoints, police “search every third vehicle, …

No reason to be disappointed

I read the Aug. 21 column by Michael Steinberg regarding Israel’s battle with Hamas in the Mideast. In his opening paragraph, he immediately puts anyone who might disagree with him on the defensive. Steinberg states, “Many people are quick to judge Israel regarding its staunch …

Suppose it was  all reversed

I have been reading about all of the fuss, the marches and rallies in Ferguson, Missouri, regarding the shooting of the black youth by a white police officer. May I offer a bit of food for thought? Suppose Ferguson was 67 percent white rather than …

Who speaks  for the police?

After watching the debacle in Ferguson, Missouri, I’m wondering if cops have the same rights and protections under the law as minorities and other protected citizens. When community leaders, outside agitators and the governor of Missouri rush to judgment in the death of Michael Brown, …

Solving the Lucas  museum issue

I have a solution for the Lucas Museum site controversy that would give George Lucas the prime lakefront location he would like without any further violation of Chicago’s lakefront protection ordinance. Mayor Emanuel should persuade the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (known as McPier) to …

It’s Pence who should go

I agree with David Rutter’s recent column about our so-called Christian, no-good governor. I have an idea — let’s allow the immigrant children to stay here and deport Mike Pence. Kay Croyle North Judson …

Border similarities?

The Islamic State terrorists who behead people who won’t become Muslims and who turn captured women into sex slaves have posted a video saying that they will attack America. They could capitalize on the border between Mexico and the U.S. being as unguarded as the …

Gary council doesn’t get it

The Gary City Council has voted to keep a felon, Ronier Scott, on the council despite his conviction for failing to file federal income tax returns for five years since 2000. He was released from federal prison last week after serving three months. In declining …

Water is an economic development issue

Water about economic development It takes a lot of water to build and grow things, and in Indiana that’s what we do. It’s why the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation commissioned a study on water resources. We want the state to grow and thrive, and …

Drinking water threatened

The drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents recently was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our state. This problem of polluted drinking water has become pervasive. Animal agriculture dumps more pollution into …

Where are the adults?

The “coyotes” in Mexico and the terrorists are laughing their butts off knowing that America can’t close its border and protect American citizens. It has been reported that 290,000 illegals have recently crossed the border into our country and are pretty much set free with …

Liked column on Gary’s people

I would like to thank Gary attorney Rebecca Wyatt on a timely and well-written recent column (“Gary people are its greatest asset”). I was so moved by what she said — that in our city are some great people who love their city and are …

‘Fair share’ in property tax

When the Legislature’s special commission begins its look at the state’s tax system this summer, there will be talk of business needing to pay its “fair share.” But what is fair? Hoosier companies pay 50 percent of the state’s total property tax revenue. Should businesses …