Local Opinion

Rethink roads

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“The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.” — Ghandi. Approximately one-third of the population does...

Residents have right to be fully informed about budget, actions

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In a democracy, it is vital that citizens be fully informed about what their elected and appointed officials are doing. Without that information, open...

Nostalgic items find new homes

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Nostalgia can be evoked by a variety of things, some of them pretty darn unusual. For instance, who can get all weepy at the...

Still time to help with United Way donation

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Generosity is one of the great characteristics of Bartholomew County residents. Just ask the local United Way agency. Donations by residents and...

Letter: State can get jump on tobacco tax

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From: Debra Richard Tobacco cessation counselor with Reach Healthy Communities Columbus News that state Reps. Ed Clere (R-New...

Letter: Alternative option available for train problem

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From: Terry Marbach Columbus An alternative to the train problem in Columbus would be the following: Straight-line the...

Letter: News media ‘cried wolf’ on blizzard reporting

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From: Noel Taylor Columbus One of Aesop’s fables is “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” This week’s public relations blitz about...

Cummins profits from move to stick with project

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Patience and perseverance are two qualities Cummins Inc. exhibited during a challenging time. The engine company and the Columbus community are benefiting...

Quick takes – January 31st

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Museum upgrades need support The kidscommons children’s museum is one of the most popular attractions in Columbus, drawing more than 44,000 visitors...

When government goes too far individual liberty pays the price

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What sort of mental — perhaps emotional — response does the word “government” trigger in you? My experience indicates to me that views on...