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  • MICHAEL HICKS: Finding measure of value One aspect of economic research I think is especially powerful is the ability to measure or monetize the things humans clearly value but for which a market price is not necessarily apparent. This is one of the aspects of economic analysis that gives

    April 13, 2014

  • PUBLIC EYE: Right across the county line

    Grant County has wind problems, and as an editor recently and quite rightly noted, “Wind doesn’t care about county lines.”

    So Grant County’s issues over a proposed E.ON Climate & Renewables wind farm are becoming Howard County’s issues as well.

    April 13, 2014

  • RAY DAY: My wife and life, Ramona Today, I will tell you a story about my soul mate and wife, who has been with me for more than 57 years now. Time has gone by so quickly, it only seems like yesterday when we met. Her name is Ramona; I call her Moni for short. Her friends call her Ra

    April 12, 2014

  • OPN - KT041114 - matt mug MATT CONRAD: Chrysler, Purdue alliance It takes about an hour to navigate the route from Purdue University in West Lafayette to Chrysler Group LLC's Kokomo and Tipton plants. But the new partnership between the university and the global auto manufacturer moves Indiana's automotive industr

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • BOB ZALTSBERG: IU should ask for a recount after influence ratings Whom do you think has more influence: Robert Gates, the former CIA director and U.S. secretary of defense, or Rod Woodson, former college and professional football player who specialized in defense? Hold your answers, please. The folks at Time magaz

    April 11, 2014

  • BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ: Indiana's youth are facing an invisible health crisis Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a major league baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome. His son's mental illness, which remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youth. Taylor John, whose theater credits in

    April 10, 2014

  • Rob Burgess House of Burgess: If money is speech, poverty is silence

    In an electoral system awash in every assortment of corruption and moneyed influence, most of the U.S. Supreme Court justices surveyed the landscape and decided the only answer was: more money. The court announced its decision in the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case April 2.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • ANDREA NEAL: Although illegal, slavery existed in 'free' Indiana Editor's note: This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016. Although the state constitution expressly prohibited it, slavery existed in early Indiana. Two court cases filed by enslaved

    April 9, 2014

  • MAUREEN HAYDEN: House Ethics chairman in tough spot politically Steering lawmakers through a rewrite of the state's criminal code won House Judiciary Chairman Greg Steuerwald bipartisan accolades this year. His colleagues appreciated how the even-tempered attorney from Hendricks County used his legal expertise an

    April 8, 2014

  • DAN COATS: Freeing Hoosier job creators of bureaucratic red tape Because of sensible reforms enacted by our state in recent years, today the Hoosier economy is ripe for new investment and growth, which will lead to more good-paying jobs and opportunity for Indiana's workforce. In a report released last month, Indi

    April 8, 2014

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