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Town hall stresses affordable housing issues

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Intensified community focus on affordable housing issues was evident Thursday evening at a Columbus Town Hall organized by Hoosier Action and held in the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary at Seventh and Franklin streets.

Ryan Trares: Hope on the wings of a butterfly

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A flurry of orange and black fluttered inside the plastic container.

Mark Franke: The student loan bailout feels like whiskey at the polls

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Politicians used to “encourage” favorable votes from citizens by tapping kegs of whiskey at the polling sites. The stakes are higher these days as our representatives in Washington, D.C., think much bigger both in dollars and constituents. The other difference is that those kegs of whiskey came out of the candidates’ pockets while their successors have the federal treasury on call.

Ryan Trares: Hanging onto summer for dear life

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The morning air is getting crisper. Goldenrod and asters are blooming in the garden. The sun is rising later and later in the morning, and those long summer evenings have been truncated.

Ryan Trares on parenting: New school, new year

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Things were a little slow-going at first. But eventually, the energy kicked in.

John Krull: Abortion debate not RFRA revisited

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SACRAMENTO, California — Indiana followed me across the country.

David Carlson: Playing the blame game

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I’m sure many readers have noticed that TV meteorologists often sound apologetic when they forecast approaching bad weather. If there have been days and days of rain, weeks with insufficient rain, or bad weather expected for an upcoming holiday, meteorologists often adopt that “I’m so sorry” tone in their voices when they tell us that unpleasant weather is on its way.

Leo Morris: Who is replacing what?

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Let you in on a little secret: Non-European, non-white voters are flooding the polls, boosting prospects for the Democratic Party and relegating Republicans to permanent minority status.

Ryan Trares on parenting: Digging in the dirt a source of joy

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Cool, damp soil covered our hands as we pushed through it, digging deep in the ground.

Ryan Trares on parenting: Awe and wonder at the museum

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We stood beneath the passing clouds and twinkling stars, gaping in wonder.