Editorials

Kokomo police soon will announce trick-or-treat times for our littlest celebrants. But before the kids hit up the neighbors for candy Oct. 31, parents might want to begin talking about holiday safety with their young ladybug or pirate.

Editorials

Lots of folks begin their Christmas shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving. But this week, we’ve noticed online promotions pointing out many retailers with holiday sales incentives — over the coming Columbus Day weekend.

Officials say they’re confident the work requirement rules being implemented this year won’t jeopardize insurance coverage for Hoosiers qualified for Medicaid benefits under HIP 2.0. The plan here has been structured more cautiously than plans in other states that have already been put on ho…

When news first came out more than 1,100 ballots from the 2018 general election were discovered in late January of this year inside a courthouse storage cabinet, it certainly raised a lot of concerns.

The Howard County Clerk’s office always is busy — but more so before an election. Voter registration for the Nov. 5 municipal election closes Monday, Oct. 7. Absentee voting begins Oct. 8 for the Nov. 5 municipal election.

National Teen Driver Safety Week begins Oct. 20, and the message is simple: Talking to your teen about safe driving can make a difference.

Rep. Larry Bucshon, a Republican from Newburgh, was sent to the United States House of Representatives to represent the interests of the people of Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. Not just Republicans. Not just supporters of President Donald Trump. All the people.

This Thursday at IU Kokomo’s Kresge Auditorium, the Kokomo Tribune will partner with the Kokomo Perspective, League of Women Voters and Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce to host the last of a pair of debates between candidates for local office.

Before the end of the year, we’ll be sending letters to the many government agencies and schools in our coverage area with requests for planned meeting places in 2020.

The United Way of Howard County does so much for this community it would be difficult, in this space, to describe even a fraction of the things United Way donations accomplish.

A national analysis of sexual violence by the Centers for Disease Control found 15% of high school-age females in Indiana reported having forced sexual intercourse in 2009.

Found hanged in his cell Saturday afternoon, Perry M. Ziko was the fourth inmate to die by suicide in the Allen County Jail during the past eight years.

This is an exciting time for the families of our community’s high school seniors. Many are discussing which colleges their upperclassman might want to attend next fall.

When laws are inconsistent or unfair, people get upset. When those inconsistent laws affect a business’ ability to compete in the marketplace, we don’t blame them for speaking out and seeking change.

Hoosiers support the right to know what government at all levels is up to, and they believe public notices in community newspapers are a trusted source of that transparency.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has thrown a wrench into what appears to have been an effort by two other state agencies to clear away a little red tape for transgender individuals seeking to obtain a driver’s license. He declined to sign off on an administrative rule change that would …

For the last 37 years, one week per year has been set aside as a reminder of our right to read; especially if it’s something someone else doesn’t want you to see.

Congress returned to Capitol Hill this week after a long summer recess. Members immediately were confronted by the simmering issue of gun violence, brought to a boil again during their break by horrible mass shootings in El Paso and Odessa, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Central Indiana farmers harvested 1.04 million acres of corn and 1.24 million acres of soybeans in 2018, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reports.

Attention, motorists: Indiana’s big game animals mate and migrate between October and December. Deer-related traffic accidents will become more frequent next month.

The Kokomo Tribune of 2019 is so much more than just your trusted source of quality local news, advertising and leisure reading. We’re everywhere you need to reach us, offering a multimedia experience with 24-hour access through your traditional print newspaper; our website, www.kokomotribun…

The Department of Education’s 2017 creation of new pathways to high school graduation increased the workload of school counselors without providing the necessary resources to handle such an increase.

It’s our experience that people vote from their front porches. If their trash is collected each week, if their roads are plowed in the winter and potholes are filled in the spring, all is right with the world.

The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac now is available online. And the longtime weather prognosticator forecasts a cold and snowy winter for the Kokomo area.

It has been a crime for Indiana employers to enter into labor contracts that require workers to pay union dues since Feb. 1, 2012 — the day then-Gov. Mitch Daniels signed legislation making the Hoosier State a “right-to-work” state.

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