Editorials

ABATE of Indiana — the nonprofit motorcycle advocacy group — will once again offer its annual classes on rider safety in Kokomo this year. Registration for this year’s course offerings begins online Feb. 14 at https://registration.abateonline.org.

Indiana lawmakers are being asked again this year to change the law to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots on Election Day.

The National Weather Service forecasts snow and rain through Saturday, with temperatures above 30 degrees Fahrenheit – a far cry from last weekend’s minus-13 degree wind chill.

Editorials

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 March 18.

Monday is the 25th anniversary of the first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So we have to ask: What would the nation’s best-known martyr for civil rights think of 2020 America?

Monday is the 25th anniversary of the first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So we have to ask: What would the nation’s best-known martyr for civil rights think of 2020 America?

Though the state over the past two years has poured resources into improving the Department of Child Services, there's still more work to be done to ensure the department is providing the best possible services for some of Indiana's most vulnerable children.

For the older folks among us, a memo from state education officials in the spring of 2011 that cursive writing would no longer be a part of the required curriculum came as a bit of a shock.

On Jan. 27, 1967, astronauts Ed White, Roger Chaffee and “Gus” Grissom (a native of Mitchell, and the namesake of Grissom Air Reserve Base) were less than a month away from their Apollo 1 mission. The three-man crew was loaded in the cabin to conduct a test on the launch pad at Cape Canavera…

Back in January 2013, we reported with heavy hearts the death of 2012 Northwestern High School graduate and Ball State University student Blake Taylor.

We’ve long been aware of the dangers of smoking — over 11,000 Hoosiers die each year — but vaping’s health consequences are becoming more apparent: four Indiana deaths from vaping have been among the 54 nationwide, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Indiana launched an aggressive campaign in the past year to make school bus stops safer around the state. In addition to simply raising awareness of the dangers associated with school bus stops, leaders collaborated on specific enforcement efforts that have underscored the need for the crack…

Indiana government leaders are not shy about touting economic successes. With a stable manufacturing base and 3.2 percent unemployment rate that's below the national 3.5 percent rate, there are good reasons for politicians to express satisfaction.

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.

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.

This past spring, the names of 371 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington.

Eight years ago, the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation that allows judges to fine public officials who deliberately flaunt public-access laws.

The state Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission is showing the way on how Indiana should deal with the disturbing and disappointing case of Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial.

Due to widespread flu activity across Indiana, Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo and Community Howard Regional Health began limiting visitors Friday.

The state Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission is showing the way on how Indiana should deal with the disturbing and disappointing case of Attorney General Curtis Hill.

It’s the season to be jolly, or so the carolers sing. Wednesday, it will be Christmas. Many of us will be traveling to celebrate the holiday with family and friends.

It was two years ago this past July that smokers who patronize bars, taverns and private clubs in Howard County began stepping outside before lighting up.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families was established in the mid-1990s to help children in poverty while encouraging their parents to seek better-paying employment. It provides small cash amounts to pay for necessities not covered by food stamps. “Cash from TANF can pay for things SNAP ben…

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…

As Tribune reporter Carson Gerber reported in a front-page story Dec. 5, the city of Peru is setting its sights on a new solar park.

The state Department of Revenue soon will start processing Hoosier income tax returns. Tax season is about to begin — and so is that time of year when identity theft is most common.

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