Local Opinion

Letter: We cannot forget soldiers’ Civil War sacrifice for US

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From: Jeff Maudlin and Dr. Frederick Leickly

Morton Marcus: How well is Indiana really doing?

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Our state cheerleaders, quite naturally, are proclaiming Indiana is hot. They mean we’re attractive to firms wanting to locate facilities for future production. We cannot verify their statements. All we can do is look at the evidence at hand.

Letter: A no vote from me on Matt Myers for mayor

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From: Greg Willmore

Susan Cox: Looking at the old days with gratitude

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I read a wide variety of books, but one of my favorite genres is historical fiction. Recently I’ve been enjoying several series that take place in the early 1900s. Noticing the contrast between life now and 100 years ago has made me grateful — in particular, the way women are treated in these books has helped me see how far our society has come. As I share a few things I’ve come to appreciate, I challenge you to consider the opportunities you enjoy.

Richard Feldman: Time for Indiana to address our public health needs

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In August 2021, Gov. Eric Holcomb established the Governor’s Public Health Commission. The charge of the commission was to analyze and advise state government on the current condition of Indiana’s public health system including its performance during the COVID crisis. The commission was to also identify ways, including legislative recommendations, to enhance public health funding, delivery of public health services, health equity, local health department sustainability, and emergency response capacity.

Editorial: Tony Moravec’s legacy is a better Columbus

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Columbus lost a beloved businessman, philanthropist and community booster last week whose contributions helped sustain our community and enhance its uniqueness in more ways than we can count. Maybe in more ways than we will ever know.

Cummins keeps powering up

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Columbus-based Cummins Inc. was in the news last week for a couple of big deals that bode well for its future and its ambitious goal of decarbonizing.

John Foster: Coming clean about trends in bathing

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Saw an interesting “factoid” the other day: Prior to 1950, the typical American did this on average once per week. Now that average is closer to daily.