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This coming week the city will be playing host to the annual Indiana Statewide Preservation Conference, with over 200 professional preservationists and those who care deeply about the issue expected to attend.

  • By Brian Spangle
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During the Second World War, the corner of Fifth and Broadway streets was a bustling, active place. That was the location of the imposing three-story Harry Simpson home (built in 1909, it was formerly the Rush Bond house). In late 1942, the home opened as the Aviation Cadet Club for the use …

  • By Doug Carroll
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My latest online financial statements reveal I’m still on track to retire at age 62 if I so choose despite the dip in the stock market, bad karma from Hillary Clinton winning the New York Democratic Primary or my investment strategy that is more conservative than the heart of Rush Limbaugh.

  • Terre Haute Tribune-Star
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Casual observers may sometimes reach the faulty conclusion that Indiana’s legislature is a messy mass of tangled agendas that is fortunate to ever get anything done of consequence.

  • The Times of Munster
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Voting should be serious business — an American right, duty and privilege approached in a thoughtful manner, whatever our political leanings.

  • South Bend Tribune
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Gov. Mike Pence, in signing one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion bills into law, called it “a comprehensive pro-life measure that affirms the value of all human life.”

  • By Maureen Hayden of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star
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INDIANAPOLIS – Straw polls aren’t perfect predictors of presidential elections, but one taken the other night at a ham dinner for rural Republicans may offer some insight.

  • Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
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While many factors contribute to the gender pay gap, as noted in a report in the current issue of The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly, the “mommy tax” is certainly one that can be addressed.

  • By Charles C. Haynes
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This week Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina scrambled to contain the damage caused by passage of a state law limiting bathroom access for transgender people and eliminating local anti-discrimination ordinances based on sexual orientation.

  • By Bill Hall Oaktown
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While snow-skiing in Austria and Switzerland in the 1970s and '80s the first thing I noticed, if there was a line for the women's W/C (water closet) it was a common sight to see women going into the men's W/C. If there was a line for the men's they would go into the women's, but less often.

  • Kokomo Tribune
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Indiana spends about $7 billion a year on K-12 schools and claims to be a pioneer in education reform. Yet thousands of its high school students are graduating without the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college.

  • By Julie Pace and Emily Swanson Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — In an early general election warning for Donald Trump, Americans say they trust Democrat Hillary Clinton over the Republican businessman on a range of issues, including immigration, health care and nominating Supreme Court justices.

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Tonight the city council is expected to vote to approve a large increase in water and sewage rates to pay for a $20-million bond issue for the Utilities Services Board.

  • By Brian Spangle
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Orlando Cobb was a longtime respected attorney and judge in Knox County. His legal career spanned nearly 40 years, from 1873 until his retirement in 1912. As a circuit court judge, he presided over many big civil and criminal cases. Few could have imagined that Cobb’s death would itself be t…

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We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to the Knox County Chamber of Commerce in its becoming the newest member of the century club, joining the rest of us local businesses, institutions and organizations that can trace our origins back at least 100 years.

  • Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly
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A controversial bill addressing the economics of teachers’ pay did not make it to the governor’s desk this state legislative session, but we hope to see a version of it in the future.

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  • By Julie Pace and Emily Swanson Associated Press
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WASHINGTON — For Americans of nearly every race, gender, political persuasion and location, disdain for Donald Trump runs deep, saddling the Republican front-runner with unprecedented unpopularity as he tries to overcome recent campaign setbacks.

  • Logansport Pharos-Tribune
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It used to be that media outlets would use this day — April 1 — to play some sort of outlandish April Fools' Day prank on unsuspecting news consumers.

  • Kokomo Tribune
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According to an exclusive report by Tony Cook of The Indianapolis Star published last week, “a special prosecutor has been appointed to look into allegations that Monarch Beverage, the state’s largest beer distributor, illegally funneled more than $1.5 million in campaign contributions to so…

  • By Brian Spangle
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A dozen years before the Vincennes Fortnightly Club constructed their beautiful Renaissance Revival building at Sixth and Seminary streets, the ladies purchased a home in the city for use as a clubhouse. In February 1915, after years of saving money for that purpose, they were able to buy th…

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Interesting discussion among elected officials at Friday morning's meeting of the Knox County Economic Development Corp. regarding how to leverage local monies to tap into some of the extra road and street funds the state is making available.

  • By Charles C. Haynes
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When chalked graffiti promoting Donald Trump and his controversial wall appeared overnight on buildings, steps, and other surfaces at Emory University in Atlanta last week, student reaction ranged from amusement to outrage.

  • Kokomo Tribune
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Hoosier motorists will have the opportunity to order a personalized license plate once again from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles beginning Friday, The Associated Press reported.

  • By Andrea Neal
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A word of caution to Indiana K-12 students: Don’t get too excited about the repeal of the ISTEP exam. The “next iteration of assessment and accountability” is coming, according to Gov. Mike Pence. If our recent debate over academic standards is any indication, the new test could be just like…

  • Terre Haute Tribune-Star
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Transparency in the reporting of law-enforcement incidents protects citizens and a community, as well as police agencies. By contrast, the hiding of details and pertinent information erodes public confidence and raises suspicion.

  • By Brian Spangle
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When Easter Sunday falls early in the calendar, as it does this year, the unpredictable nature of March weather can sometimes put a damper on holiday plans. That was certainly the case locally in 1951, 65 years ago, when Easter was observed on March 25.

  • Times of Munster
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The 2016 Indiana General Assembly's legislative session had much in common with the upcoming Major League Baseball season. Lawmakers exhibited a combination of hits, bunts, swings, misses and strikeouts.

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