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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 …

Public apathetic to fireworks danger

A recent newspaper editorial named legislators Bob Morris (the one connecting the Girl Scouts with Planned Parenthood) and Eric Turner (the nursing home magnate with ethics problems) as Indiana’s leading advocates for the state’s fireworks industry. The powerful industry pours a lot of money into …

Lack of Level I center  in region inexcusable

Once again, a resident of Northwest Indiana, in this case a Dyer man hit by a truck, suffers traumatic injuries in a traffic accident and has to be transported out of state to Oak Lawn, Illinois, where the nearest Level I trauma center is located. …

Quality of life  in America in decline

Our quality of life in America is in decline and getting worse. As long as you continue to vote the same way, you will get the same results. Washington is out of control and the president is allowing tens of thousands of illegal youths per …

State education board a real-life ‘House of Cards’

Just like the despicable back-room government machinations that take place in the TV show “House of Cards,” the Indiana State Board of Education and Gov. Mike Pence are manipulating education policy procedures regardless of public preference or legislative promulgations. State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz received …

Tired of excuses for  falling casino revenue

Once again, those in charge of Indiana’s gambling venues have produced more excuses for their failure to generate increased revenue for the state. This time, it is the “recent good weather” and that gambling revenue in surrounding states also has seen a decline. That brings …