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Indiana Town Halls (www.indianatownhalls.org) on Thursday announced a series of town hall forums for the 5th Congressional District primaries and general election.

Laura Forbes, of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, sends this Cheer for Kokomo's Walk to End Alzheimer's and invites readers to next month's kickoff event:

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With regard to human abortion, how did we ever get here? We are slaughtering 3,000 innocent and vulnerable babies in their mother's womb every day for the last 47 years!

State Sen. Travis Holdman’s sweetheart deal with a school that bilked taxpayers for millions stinks like corrupt, insider politics. Holdman can make it right by donating the dirty money he earned off defrauded taxpayers. He considers what he made a small amount. Donating it to the Huntington…

President Trump and the Republican Party have divided the nation by creating scenarios to pit one group against another. They have pitted whites against blacks and Latinos, native born against immigrants, white-supremacists against Jews, the public against the media, and the middle class aga…

In reference to the commentary by John Krull on the Kokomo Tribune’s Opinion section page Friday, Feb. 14, I feel prompted to provide the other side of what has become quite an argument across this nation.

In the mid-1980s, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project collected manuscripts and photographic records of black women in Illinois and Indiana. Kokomo was among a number of communities where volunteers sought out wo…

The U.S. War Dogs Association Chapter 3 would like to thank everyone who came out this past week to the Indy Winter Classic Dog Show. Your overwhelming support allows us to continue our mission to support our U.S. Military Working Dog (MWD) Teams deployed around the world.

Four names come to mind after the Iowa caucus: President John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Vladimir Putin, and South Bend, Indiana, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

President Trump said some things at the Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 6 that are troubling or should be troubling for all Christians. After Arthur Brooks, a well-known conservative, spoke reminding people that Jesus said all of his followers are obligated to pray for their enemies, Trump said he …

I wrote a letter recently to the media regarding our president’s excessive lying and how it was becoming normal behavior for Republicans. After it was published, I received a call from a gentleman who told me that my letter did not go far enough.

Sen. Mike Braun appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" days before voting to acquit Donald Trump on both charges of impeachment. When pressed on whether he thought Trump would interpret acquittal as a green light to continue his illegal and unethical behavior, Braun said, "... no, I don't think …

I enjoyed reading the article in the Kokomo Tribune on Feb. 5 about the American Eagle Foundation staff bringing the raptors to the students at Elwood Haynes Elementary. What a wonderful opportunity to share this important information.

In response to a recent letter regarding Nancy Pelosi, I must ask if the writer noticed that the president snubbed the offer of a handshake from Ms. Pelosi at the beginning? He goes on a bit excoriating her for her lack of decorum, which begs further discussion.

The fourth estate of government is the press. They are the watchdogs over the other three branches of government and our frontline for reporting wrongdoing in government.

Thanks, Mitt Romney, for showing the country what it looks like to keep your word and honor an oath, even when it is not popular.

After President Trump finished his State of the Union Address, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, before the entire nation, tore up a copy of his speech. This was a despicable act, showing no respect for the president, his speech, his ideas for the country, the office he holds, the people he…

We need a voice for the people at the Statehouse. I have watched year after year as our elected officials have ignored the voices of the people and done things that are in their best interest. It’s time for a fresh, young voice to represent what our area actually needs.

In support of Sen. Mike Braun's call for climate action, I want to draw attention to a remarkable document on climate change and national security.

Ima Dobbs of Kokomo sends this Cheer for Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo Hospital:

President Trump prevented his closest advisers from testifying throughout the House impeachment inquiry and Senate trial. But his obstructionist acquittal was not an exoneration. The truth still needs to come out. Seventy-five percent of Americans wanted witnesses but Senate Republicans refu…

I would like to see the Environmental Protection Agency write its own set of resolutions to reverse its course in dismantling our bedrock water protections.

As a United States senator, I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and serve as an impartial juror. After hearing all counsel arguments and reviewing all evidence in the record, including 17 witnesses, 192 witness video clips, and 28,578 pages of evidence, procedural rules, and constitut…

There are a lot of psychological, trauma-related injuries, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, mood swings, aggressive behaviors, rage and suicides that our servicemen and servicewomen who have returned from war are dealing with in their lives.

If all you see is Jim Buck’s aim to end U.S. Senate primaries, you missed the boat. His proposed Senate Bill 75 is about protecting Indiana’s future.

I will admit Trump hasn’t helped himself. Put that aside and look at the whole issue, what the genesis was, how it went through the House, and how the House managers conducted themselves.

In a letter published Jan. 31, the writer is much like Adam Schiff. She and Rep. Schiff prefer to state many half-truths, but mostly totally untrue statements.

Indiana legislators must act now to secure Hoosier women’s economic stability. On average, women in Indiana make 74 cents for their male peers’ dollar.

As an elected official in our community, as a mother, as a Democrat, as a decent human being, I am deeply disturbed by the comments made about Muslims and LGBTQ+ persons by newly elected City Councilman Greg Jones, who resigned.

Tracey Horth Krueger, chief executive officer of the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault (ICESA), and Rima Shahid, executive director of Women4Change Indiana, send this Jeer for the lack of a definition of consent in Indiana:

Dara Johnson, chairwoman of the Howard County Democratic Party, sends this Jeer for Kokomo Sen. Jim Buck's U.S. Senate nomination proposal:

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Bret Schreckinghaust of Russiaville sends this Jeer for those who blame guns after every school shooting:

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