Progressives have been quick to point out that they deserve representation in Joe Biden’s Cabinet, and they’re absolutely right.
As Eric Holcomb prepares to embark on his second term as Indiana’s governor, he should heed a passage from Jim Collins’ best-selling 2001 book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don’t.”
As detailed in a special report recently by CNHI News Indiana, the state's oversight of nursing homes was lax in the months and years before the pandemic hit.
An election postscript typically tries to pull people together no matter their political leanings or for whom they voted. It also charges newly elected leaders with engaging in bipartisan decision-making.
News that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus shook America and the world in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Indiana is among the few states in which voters must meet defined requirements before they can obtain an absentee ballot, which in most cases means casting their votes by mail.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson’s office mailed postcards in 2014 to every Hoosier on the state’s active voter list. About 727,000 of those correspondence were returned as undeliverable.
Suffragettes overcame decades of obstructionism and violence to secure the right to vote for women a century ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
As we begin the sixth month of this strange journey through a coronavirus pandemic, we see clearly that the disease is affecting more than just those unlucky enough to actually contract it.
Now more than ever, we all have a role to play in helping others — including children — stay as safe and healthy as possible, given the coronavirus pandemic that has descended upon us.
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are like football coaches on the sideline screaming at concussed players to sprint back onto the field or else they’ll lose their spot on the team.
The image has been as frequent as flags flapping in the breeze on the Fourth of July: A car cruises down the roadway, its driver clearly clutching or staring at a cellphone, occasionally glancing around to make sure the vehicle remains on course.
These are uncertain times for Hoosiers, full of decisions that could mean the difference between staying safe or contracting and spreading the deadly coronavirus.
The Indiana Election Commission, urged by Gov. Eric Holcomb, changed the rules for the June 2 primary, allowing all registered voters to cast their ballots by mail.
Distressing images of Wisconsin voters risking health and safety to do their civic duty at polling places are still fresh. Meanwhile, Hoosiers are looking ahead to their June 2 primary facing similar choices.
In the midst of a global pandemic, we would hope to hear from elected leaders reassuring words that inspire confidence they are acting in the best interests of Americans.
Hoosiers’ health is a high priority this spring. The spreading coronavirus pandemic has riveted each person’s attention to their own well-being, and that of loved ones and friends.
An amendment in the waning hours of the 2020 legislative session led to a change that will leave Hoosiers less informed about the status of their public schools.
A traditional function of the press is to serve as a watchdog to government agencies, and an important component of that is agencies’ compliance with laws backing the public’s right to know.
Though it didn’t seem like it at the time, the firestorm of controversy surrounding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2015 didn’t last. It eventually died down and the larger conversation moved to a new topic.
The Issue: Lawmakers have again refused to hand over control of the once-a-decade redistricting process.
Our View: Reform advocates will never give up their efforts to get voters involved in this important task.
Our nation’s capital offers a rich variety of museums that appeal to multiple interests, including art, air and space, U.S. history, native peoples history and culture, as well as the newest building focused on African American history and culture.
The Issue: Two now-defunct Indiana online charter schools defrauded the state of millions of dollars.
Our View: They are symptomatic of a broken virtual learning model that needs greater oversight and accountability.
The Issue: Proposed law requiring workplace accommodations for pregnant women in more Hoosier businesses
Our View: 27 other states have such laws. Indiana should step up to do its part for the sake of maternal and infant health
The Issue: Indiana’s new agenda for higher education, “Reaching Higher in a State of Change.”
Our View: College-readiness should remain a primary focus of the Commission for Higher Education, because neither the Core 40 degree nor General Diploma are rigorous enough to prepare students for a post-secondary education.
The Issue: Banning cellphone use on Indiana roads and highways
Our View: With overwhelming passage in the House and backing from Gov. Eric Holcomb, cellphone ban while driving goes to the state Senate. It is a public safety measure that deserves passage
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