Local Opinion

Sometimes silence really is golden

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Whatever happened to “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”? Today it seems like that age-old advice has...

Letter: Writer doesn’t wave 2nd Amendment banner

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From: John Vanderbur Greensburg It is always a mistake to equate academic intelligence with wisdom. Examples: Vietnam and Iraq wars;...

Letter: Mayor deserves second term in office

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From: Roger Johnson Former Indiana state fire marshal (retired) Columbus Over time it has been interesting to either...

Best Bet: Freedom concert, Easter egg hunt, Crooners for CASA

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Spring has arrived, and with it a bumper crop of great things you can do. For starters, what better way to welcome...

Letter: Update on rail, train improvements

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From: Zack Ellison Columbus Here is some information on local train delays, where we are and where we will be...

Close loophole on e-cigarettes, vaping

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Proposed regulations for the liquids used in electronic cigarettes have advanced in the General Assembly, but significantly, “vaping” would not be added to the...

Campaign reflects community’s generosity

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Bartholomew County residents, you deserve a pat on the back. You stepped up and made the local United Way’s latest fundraising campaign a record-smashing...

Southern Indiana not exempt from hatred

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Two weeks ago, I drove to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for a lecture by Tim Wise, a noted authority on the problem of racism...

Letter: Annex decision has familiar ring

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From: John C. Walter Columbus Terry Marbach's letter to the editor concerning the County Council's action regarding the funding of...

Letter: Veterans, line up behind Brown

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From: Tommy Greenlee Columbus Upon reading the March 18 letter to the editor, "City's CEO needs broad future vision," I...