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Jim Newton of Itasca, Illinois, sends this Jeer for those who try making political hay out of every misstatement from a political opponent:

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A frequent letter writer continues to call for us to respect President Trump and recognize his “goodness." The question remains: What goodness?

Kent Blacklidge, Ph.D., of Kokomo sends this Jeer to Purdue University for continuing to accept students from China:

This year, Indiana’s sixth annual Run For The Fallen did not let COVID-19 get the best of it. In the past, this tribute has always been a 140-mile run from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis, via Portland, over a three-day period in early May with 20 runners.

Over the past few months, the horrendous impact of COVID-19 has become personal for many of us. My physician has had it, my Christian spiritual adviser and his wife suffered through it, he even lost his mother to it. Watching friends and colleagues struggle with the wrath of COVID-19 is gut-…

Indiana has the eight highest maternal mortality rate in America. In recent months, many legislators and advocacy groups fought hard for a bill that would have provided pregnant workers accommodations while working.

We have known Micah Beckwith for well over a decade now and are very proud to endorse and we fully support Micah’s run for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District seat.

Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, sends this Cheer for America's nursing home employees:

Ken Tucker of Westfield, a candidate for the 5th Congressional District, sends this Cheer for the Citizens Climate Lobby of Indianapolis and clean energy:

We have all seen the social media posts by family and friends, telling us to “gargle saltwater to kill the Wuhan Virus” or “don’t wear a mask in public because they do more harm than good.” Both of these statements have been shown to be false, yet they are frequently reposted and spread to c…

The Declaration and Constitution, together, address mankind’s most basic political questions. Resting on a firm moral foundation, they articulate the first principles of political organization. Thus, they were meant to serve not simply the 18th century, but generations to come, which would f…

Unity is paramount in America’s defense against invading forces and unexpected catastrophes such as the coronavirus. The coronavirus was created by man in China. It is a killer and knows no boundaries. It is a world war against humanity. The struggle for victory hinges on unity of the Americ…

On her program Thursday night radio personality Delilah said, "When you save the life of one person, you are called a hero. When you save the lives of a hundred people, you are probably a nurse!"

May is a month to celebrate mothers all over the world and to advocate for women’s health. Unfortunately, tobacco use among women remains a serious problem.

There is no question that we are experiencing an unprecedented time in our nation that calls for strong, compassionate, comprehensive leadership. Dylan McHenry, running for state representative in District 30, embodies this type of leadership.

Glen Boise of Kokomo sends this Jeer for President Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic:

Dean McCurdy, Ph.D., chancellor of Ivy Tech Kokomo, sends this Cheer for the communities it serves:

Jim Richardson of Sharpsville sends this Jeer for the Kokomo Tribune, "dirty" Democratic politicians and the "deep state":

In opening America, the Republicans are only thinking of the stay-at-home shareholder class who profit when businesses are operating. But there’s been no mention from them at all about vulnerable workers who are being called back to workplaces where “guidelines” will be ignored and mask wear…

We are in unprecedented times. The people of Indiana feel uncertain, and rightfully so. In the midst of a crisis like COVID-19, it is easy to worry about the things that matter most. Food, shelter and health care all become more important than ever.

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Today we see politicians across the country trampling on the rights of citizens under the guise of a “little temporary safety.” Businesses are be…

I’m a senior citizen getting along just fine during the pandemic. I, like many other seniors, have “been there – done that” and know how to be alone instead of lonely.

Kokomo Humane Society Executive Director Karen Wolfe sends this Cheer to those who continued to support Ales for Tails, despite the event being canceled:

The Howard County Health Department would like to thank Indiana University for its generous donation of medical-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies.

Massive slaughterhouse closures are driving U.S. consumers to plant-based meat products, as sick workers pay the price.

Making my weekly trek to the grocery store, I wore my mask and rubber gloves. As I went through my list and quickly searched the shelves, I noticed that 80-plus% of the shoppers were not wearing masks and gloves.

We need to stop declaring the spread of this virus a pandemic, unless you really believe that this is any worse than any other flu season.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month across the nation. Agencies like Family Service Association spotlight the work we do year round to mitigate sexual assault. We advocate for cultural change as much as we advocate for survivors. A campus survey conducted in 2019, found that almost 1 in …

Jeanne Harland of Kokomo sends this Cheer for the employees of the Primrose Retirement Community:

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

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