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These are exciting times to be living in Kokomo. Why? Walk into any downtown eatery at lunchtime and you’ll hear about it, or check social media and you’ll see it.

Well-being of students, faculty and staff should be primary concern

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels now oversees Purdue University as its president. His outlook on protecting students, faculty and staff on campus from COVID-19 in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year is the kind of clear-eyed Hoosier pragmatism for which the state has been known.

Well-being of students, faculty and staff should be primary concern

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels now oversees Purdue University as its president. His outlook on protecting students, faculty and staff on campus from COVID-19 in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year is the kind of clear-eyed Hoosier pragmatism for which the state has been known.

As the Texas legislative session drew near its end Sunday, lawmakers appeared set to pass a bill overhauling the state’s elections, until Democrats did one final maneuver: They snuck out of the building. “Members, take your key and leave the chamber discreetly,” a Democratic leader in the st…

38,648.

That's more than the populations of New Albany, Richmond, Goshen, Zionsville, Marion, Logansport, Lebanon, Washington, Elwood, Martinsville, Valparaiso, Greenfield and hundreds of other Hoosier communities.

President Joe Biden announced this month his intention to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, which is not a moment too soon.

The coronavirus pandemic cast a heavy shadow over policy debates during the 2021 legislative session. Public health, education, budgeting — all areas of Indiana government felt the urgency of dealing with an unpredictable crisis as well as preparing for what havoc it may wreak in the future.

Those who know best are in agreement about the 2020 general election. It was free, secure and safe. The results were fair and accurate. There was no significant voter fraud. Anywhere.

Indiana will go down in history as the first state to play host to an NCAA men’s basketball tournament from beginning to end. From all indications, the event has been a huge success.

Thirty states have laws requiring employers to offer pregnant workers accommodations such as additional breaks, assistance with manual labor and schedule modifications. Indiana has no such law.

The Biden administration says it’s not a “crisis” along our southern border. And the president insists he hasn’t sent a signal that if you get here you can stay. Unfortunately, the message being sent is not the same as the one being received.

Cass County farmers planted 97,300 acres of corn and 80,200 acres of soybeans in 2020, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reports. Howard County farmers planted 62,500 acres of corn and 65,700 acres of soybeans.

This week is Sunshine Week 2021. This highlighting of open government was established in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors.

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