State Rep. Jim Lucas does not mince words when it comes to his efforts to legalize marijuana in Indiana. As Lucas has told the Plain Dealer and other news media, he fully believes the benefits of cannabis far outweigh any potential dangers. He is not afraid to loudly voice his support of legalizing what some still call "demon weed." Wednesday, December 11, 2019
When a large group of Indiana educators staged a rally at the Statehouse in March to push for more funding for K-12 and education reform, their words fell largely on deaf ears. That was largely because their protest was on a Saturday when the state legislature was not in session and most lawmakers were gone. Wednesday, November 27, 2019
To many people, Thanksgiving is merely a warmup for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. To others, Thanksgiving is all about food. This November holiday should be more than that, however. It should be about getting together with family and loved ones, friends and neighbors, and giving thanks for our blessings. Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Once a Democratic Party stronghold, the City of North Vernon continued to make a big shift in last week's municipal election. Republicans took every one of the four contested races, all by hefty margins. Wednesday, November 13, 2019
That is old news since the Jennings County Council showed clear signs indicating that it was going to rescind the controversial tax since last January - and even before that. The four rookies on the council - Mandy Creech, Bob Ellis, Mike Gerth and Charlie Weber - campaigned last year on the issue of abolishing the tax and all on Election Night 2018 said they would follow through on that promise. Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The question of whether to intervene in other countries is among the toughest decisions in American foreign policy, if not the toughest. U.S. presidents wrestle with this question repeatedly: not only whether to intervene, but when and how to do so.
North Vernon voters will have many important decisions to make next Tuesday. They will choose whether to keep the current mayor or elect a new one. Voters will also have choices on three of the five city council positions involving whether to reinstate incumbents or go with the challengers. Two of the council incumbents as well as the clerk-treasurer face no opposition, but that doesn't mean the Nov. 5 city election is not important.