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Lee Hamilton: House dysfunction cause for alarm

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Like many Americans, I watched with dismay this month as the House of Representatives struggled through 15 votes over four days to select a new speaker. The sense of dysfunction was remarkable. Anyone watching might well have wondered about our ability to govern ourselves.

Editorial: Lauer bill targeting trans youth, families is wrongheaded

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Rep. Ryan Lauer, R-Columbus, has introduced some legislation that, if passed, would benefit his constituents in Bartholomew County. For example, Lauer has authored bills this session seeking millions of dollars in funding for the Columbus Education Center and calling for greater accountability and transparency for the Department of Child Services.

Brian Howey: Rep. Banks take a preemptive swing at Mitch Daniels

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INDIANAPOLIS – In the coming days or weeks, Mitch Daniels will make a decision about whether to return to politics by running for the Senate seat Mike Braun is vacating to seek the open governor seat.

Mark Franke: Due process for the Indiana National Guard

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One trend at the national level is the proliferation of law judges in the federal agencies. They can streamline adjudication of legitimate citizen and taxpayer issues so there is some value added.

Editorial: House energy bill stuck in 20th century

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Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Steven Roberts: Let voters decide on Biden, Trump classified documents

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And now, here’s a preview of coming attractions!

Dr. Richard Feldman: Time for Indiana to legalize marijuana

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Although marijuana has medical benefits, it is certainly not a harmless drug, especially for adolescents who can suffer long-term adverse consequences.

Leo Morris: Let the Hoosier mystique be

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I have always been proud to be a Hoosier, proclaiming it boldly even to coastal snobs who almost think of it as a confession of mental deficiency.

Editorial: Mental health initiative takes first step

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The first step in treating addiction, which often masks deeper mental health issues, is an individual admitting they have a problem and becoming open to seeking treatment.