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Though there seems to have been a lot of high-profile crime news lately, the number of homicides, year over year, has dropped. At this point in 2018, 19 homicides had occurred; as of June 7, there had been 11 in 2019.

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A key objective of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law was to equip government to anticipate, and control, threats to the banking system such as the one posed by overheated subprime mortgage lending before the crisis of 2008.

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When a report in February showed Indiana had the nation’s sixth worst solvency rate, Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration proposed a tax increase of about 17 percent for businesses to get the state’s unemployment trust fund to a level recommended by the federal government.

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 On June 7, 1944, readers of The Plain Dealer got a firsthand account of the Allies' pivotal D-Day landing the day before from the paper's war correspondent, Roelif Loveland, writing "from a balcony seat high up in God's heaven," as flak and tracer bullets lit up the sky around his aircraft.

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George Washington is considered one of the great American presidents for many reasons, but the main attribute may have more to do with the precedent he set for his successors.

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Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The following is a column by Ernie Pyle, a native of Dana who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-known American war correspondent, with his work being published in as many as 400 daily newspapers across the country, entering as …

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The remains of ash trees across northeast Indiana are sad reminders of the destruction caused by a beetle apparently introduced to the U.S. in wood cargo material nearly 20 years ago.

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With hurricane season officially beginning Saturday, it's frightening that the Trump administration continues to ignore the role climate change plays in spawning increasingly horrific storms that threaten the lives and property of Texans and residents of other Gulf states.

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Around the turn of the last century, the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie paid to build 1,689 libraries across the United States. Many are still in use, celebrated as monumental works of philanthropy.

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First, a bit of good news from a report by the nonprofit Trust for America's Health on support for public health efforts nationwide and state-by-state. Indiana's per capita spending on public health rose by 9.7% from 2017 to 2018, according to the Trust. But that increase didn't change India…

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An article published last week in the Herald Bulletin with the headline "AHS mascot believes it may be time to change symbolism" spurred dozens of emotional responses on social media.

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When legacy businesses are threatened by new competitors, too often they respond by lobbying for regulation to quash them. It's notable, then, that Marriott recently announced it is starting a new home-rental business, putting the world's biggest hotel operator in direct competition with Air…

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When legacy businesses are threatened by new competitors, too often they respond by lobbying for regulation to quash them. It's notable, then, that Marriott recently announced it is starting a new home-rental business, putting the world's biggest hotel operator in direct competition with Air…

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Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2019. There are 221 days left in the year.

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I am lucky enough these days to be in regular touch with young people — students — who are interested in public service. I find hope in their quality, energy, and motivation, and they press me to think more deeply about what it takes to pursue a life in the public realm.

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Why is American health care so expensive? A study by the Rand Corp. offers some possible insights into this increasingly urgent question. It also offers new evidence of the particularly acute health care challenges in Indiana.

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Less than a year after a student shot a classmate and teacher at Noblesville Middle School, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a school safety bill incorporating recommendations from a task force formed after the shooting.

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Socialism seems to be garnering renewed interest in media and political circles. A millionaire socialist currently leads in some polling for the Democratic Party nomination in 2020, and the most outspoken new members of Congress unabashedly proclaim themselves democratic socialists.

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"If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it." — Lyndon B. Johnson

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Tobacco use remains a significant public health scourge across the country. There are few places where the problem is more pronounced than Indiana.

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Every two years the Indiana General Assembly writes a new state budget. This year the legislature set spending for fiscal year 2020, which starts in a couple of months on July 1, and for fiscal year 2021, which starts in mid-2020. Of course, to budget for the future legislators need a reason…

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The bidding war for votes in the Democratic presidential primary escalated with a proposal by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to wipe out student debt, courtesy of the taxpayers.

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There are a lot of reasons why Congress finds itself hamstrung in Washington and discounted by the people it serves at home. These include long-term trends over which it has little control: the political polarization of the country; the oceans of money that get dumped into the political proc…

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A bill calling for a 20-month moratorium on new electric-generation projects surfaced in the last month of the legislative session, proposed by Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, and passed out of committee without discussion. The bill, it was said, would allow legislators time to study the fast…

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