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Letter: Young trying to protect future of corn ethanol

From: Mark Brown and Travis DeFries, Valero ethanol plant managers Linden, Mount Vernon Mike Buis suggests in his letter that U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., is...
Letter: Presidents Day about respect, honor, character

From: Robert Campbell Columbus There was a time when America had great leadership. Next week we are celebrating Presidents Day in honor of our two most...
Punish actions, not thoughts: Hate crimes laws not what’s needed

By Curtis Hill In the world of politics, what legislation is called unfortunately may matter more than what it’s intended to do. Consider, for example, health...
Work of Engage Columbus pivotal to community, worth continuing

To be fully engaged in one's community, a person needs to know its resources, people and opportunities. For the past few years, an organization...
State lawmakers not taking needed stand against tobacco products

This editorial first appeared in the South Bend Tribune. After years of failing to put adequate resources into fighting the losses — measured in human...
Letter: People need to have control of their own actions

From: Bobby R. Woodall Columbus People need to remember that they are the only ones who can control their actions. People need to buck up, bite...
Nutritional inequality: Struggling parents glad to say ‘yes’ to something

By Priya Fielding-Singh The verdict is in: Food deserts don’t drive nutritional disparities in the United States the way we thought. Over the last decade,...
Letter: Indiana should go back to central time

From: Susannah Dillon, Central Time Coalition president Carmel Indiana was shifted from its correct Central Time Zone to Eastern in the mid-1960s, however, we didn’t experience...
New jail mail policies showing positive changes toward safety

Jail is supposed to be a place where a person serves punishment for the crime they committed, not where they go to be a...
Lugar’s lesson: Ignorance not a shield

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the window just over the right shoulder of former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, the Washington Monument stands, straight as...

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