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Maintaining balance between common good, individual liberties challenging

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There is a thread that runs through most of the opinions that you find on the pages of The Republic. It underlies most of...

Engage kids in learning through service education

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An integral part of any educational course is ensuring students are engaged in learning the objectives and materials presented. Typically, lecture and learn formats...

Restore sanity to tax lures

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Most communities entice businesses with subsidies or “incentives” to locate in their jurisdiction versus another. It’s seen as a necessary measure of competition. But...

Clarity on hospice care aids decisions

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As hospice and palliative Care are increasingly in the news, it is important to clarify several points. First, hospice is not a place; it...

‘Mini-tenders’ not welcome part of investor Happy Meal

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In a traditional tender-offer, a purchaser offers to buy a certain number of shares, typically at a significant premium to the current market price....

Thinking of what could have been

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COLUMBUS’ City Hall will be the subject of an architectural exhibit beginning April 17. The two-month event, sponsored by the Columbus Indiana...

Focus on good of any situation

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I enjoyed the unusually warm weather in early February and was sad to see colder, more typical winter temperatures return. It would be easy...

Mystery method for value assessing

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Once upon a time, in a land where we now live, citizens sought to improve their communities through something called “economic development.” ...

Committed to solutions

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In Indiana, only 34.4 percent of the state’s 3.4 million working-age adults (ages 25 to 64) hold a postsecondary credential or degree, according to...

Who’s walking as the Proverbs 31 woman? It’s my mom

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The classic and often-quoted passage from Proverbs 31:10-31, in case you were not already aware, is actually about my very own mom: Debra Diane...