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OPINION March 26, 2015


Legalizing discrimination
The Indiana General Assembly took the state a huge step backward this week with the passing of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Bill.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The high cost of justice
Until last week, six people charged with murder had cases on the Jennings County Circuit Court docket. The prospect of tremendous legal expenses for the county was daunting.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Vicious politics
The uproar over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton use of a private email account while in that position is obviously being blown way out of proportion by many. It is another sad example of how blindly vicious politics can be.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

ISTEP mess
This year's Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress (ISTEP) fiasco shows how wasteful the program is.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

United Way difference
The Jennings County United Way's annual fundraising campaign is down to its final countdown. It is a race, of sorts, to reach the $220,000 goal.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More school days
To many in Jennings County, this has felt like the winter that will never end. To many pupils, students, teachers and school staff in Jennings County, it will feel like the school year that will never end.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Falling on deaf ears
Angry constituents vehemently voiced their disappointment a couple of weeks ago to the two members of the Indiana House of Representatives who represent Jennings County. The occasion was a public forum in North Vernon. It was one of the largest crowds to attend any of the regular sessions of the Jennings County Chamber of Commerce's annual Third House series.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Belated winter
Just when many in the Jennings County area thought we were going to escape the brunt of Old Man Winter this year - wham! - Mother Nature is dealing us a viciously cold and snowy blow this week. The result has been snow-covered roads, slide-offs and traffic accidents (thankfully mostly minor around here), closed schools, frozen water pipes, a big downturn in business for area retailers and other undesirable effects.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The art of compromise
Hallelujah. Two opposing political factions found a way to work together in a big way recently.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pay attention, NV voters
The municipal election cycle has officially begun in North Vernon and voters in the city should pay close attention. They will have plenty of choices to make at the polls, first in May and then in November.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015


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