Indiana Legislative Insight, a political newsletter, recently noted a milestone. With Rep. Ann Vermilion’s selection by a Republican caucus, the General Assembly boasts a record number of women – 37.

Starting in 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention self-imposed a ban on researching firearms deaths in the United States. The agency had been cowed by the National Rifle Association and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, among others, who accused it of being a…


In March 2017, the Howard County Board of Commissioners and Kokomo Common Council voted on the county- and city-wide smoking ban in bars, taverns, private clubs and other places. As we had in previous instances, we advocated for such a change.

The Federal Reserve cut its key policy rate on July 31. It was the first time the Fed had taken such action in more than a decade.

After months of watching the skies, fretting over temperatures, rain and some wins and losses, area farmers are beginning to reap what they’ve sown. Backyard gardeners and commercial producers alike only now are harvesting the early fruits of their labors, and making those fresh vegetables a…

  THE ISSUEThe importance of parental involvement in the education of children.OUR VIEWStudies dating back as far as 1980 suggest children of parents who volunteer at school, check homework and talk to teachers score higher on standardized tests or earn better grades than their peers.  For s…

One of the many wonderful things about the people in Kokomo is their generosity, particularly from church-goers throughout the community.

As state Sen. Jim Buck said, the City of Firsts started with Elwood Haynes, who test-drove his gas-powered "Pioneer" on the Fourth of July 125 years ago.

Choose buying local produce from local producers. It not only keeps money in our local economy, but means we are making healthy choices as a community.

Howard County election officials must be more open if voting issues, like the discovery of 1,148 unopened ballots in the November 2018 election, arise in the Nov. 5 municipal election.

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.

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.

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