Editorials

Republicans and Democrats are going to have to work on a plan to repair Obamacare. And that's going to mean expending resources and compromising on all sides.

When more of Robert Mueller's report is made public, will the majority of Americans share the attorney general's opinion there isn't sufficient evidence the president acted to obstruct the Russia investigation?

When true stories are called “fake news,” and when our president calls the free press “the enemy of the American people,” you know it’s time to stand up for open government.

Once this year’s selection is announced, read it and join one of the program’s book discussion groups, or form your own among friends and co-workers.

Editorials

When the news first came out that more than 1,100 ballots from November’s general election were discovered in late January inside a courthouse storage cabinet, it certainly raised a lot of concerns.

Indiana is one of just five states without a law stipulating that the motivation of hatred is an aggravating factor in the commission of a crime and that courts can levy harsher penalties in such cases.

As we celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this holiday weekend, let's not forget one of our nation's most courageous daughters: Coretta Scott King.

It could’ve been a concerned citizen. It could’ve been someone looking for a laugh. Little information was available concerning a would-be animal rescue in the tiny town of Center.

If you have enrolled in Howard County’s Citizen Alert System and receive weather warnings directly from the National Weather Service, you can expect a couple of text messages in March.

Moves by the federal government to roll back LGBT protections show why Kokomo's vote to afford such protections three years ago was so important.

Kudos to the State Fire Marshal’s office for Monday’s announcement it will use federal funding to install 10,000 smoke detectors in Indiana homes.

Indiana had restricted Sunday alcohol sales since becoming a state in 1816. The passage of the 21st Amendment in 1933 overturned Prohibition, but Indiana retained a ban on Sunday sales of alcohol.

Six-year-old Eden Hoppes always wanted to be a Cub Scout. She attended meetings since she was 4-years-old and wanted to do things that Brownies and Girl Scouts don’t do, things like shooting BB guns, shooting archery and tying knots.

From a new hotel and conference center to apartment buildings and other efforts, downtown Kokomo is looking better every day.

Are you at all concerned that you will be turned away at the voting booth Nov. 6 due to a lack of identification? In Indiana, voters are required to provide an Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, military ID or U.S. passport at the polls.

THE ISSUE: Disabled American Veterans Local 28 transports veterans to clinics around the state and they needed a new van to continue to provide that service.

On Tuesday, police said they confiscated a gun that a 10-year-old student brought into MacArthur Elementary School in Cedar Lake.

Consider making a donation to the United Way of Howard County's annual campaign, which kicks off Sept. 7. It isn’t a big government bureaucracy; it’s people helping each other.

Consider attending this Friday's Howard County Hall of Legends induction. Our newest "legends" should inspire not just our neighbors but all Hoosiers.

Consider participating in the Howard County CASA program's Scavenger Hunt Saturday or becoming a court-appointed special advocate.

Second Amendment absolutists will argue any restrictions on a constitutional right are wrong, but support of sensible gun safety measures shouldn’t be a partisan issue.

Sign up to receive emergency weather alerts on your smartphone from the National Weather Service at www.howardcountyin.gov. They've contributed to two weather miracles these past five years.

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