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

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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

The Ball State University professor who called police on a black student for not changing seats in class could have handled the situation better, especially considering that it didn’t sound like much of a situation to begin with.

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We’ve long been aware of the dangers of smoking — over 11,000 Hoosiers die each year — but vaping’s health consequences are becoming more apparent: four Indiana deaths from vaping have been among the 54 nationwide, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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We’ve long been aware of the dangers of smoking — over 11,000 Hoosiers die each year — but vaping’s health consequences are becoming more apparent: four Indiana deaths from vaping have been among the 54 nationwide, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We want to draw attention to a comment made by New Albany city councilman Al Knable. He was speaking to the News and Tribune for our story on what’s ahead for the city in 2020. It published in Monday’s newspaper.

In his speech Wednesday before veterans at the AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, President Donald Trump was on his best behavior — for the most part.

Fifty years ago tomorrow, July 20, an amazing thing happened when two humans — Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin — landed on the moon and stepped onto its dusty surface. The fact their craft didn't hurtle to the ground and turn the moon into their grave was, in itself, hard to believe. …

Since the current session of the Indiana General Assembly began, the possibility of Terre Haute and Vigo County becoming part of Indiana's gaming infrastructure became more real with each passing legislative step. As recently as Monday, the House Ways and Means Committee added its mark to a …

Our national debt is $21,382,707,120,424.00, or was last week. To pay off this debt, each family in the U S owes $423,823. Are you worried about it? Washington isn’t. They have other things on their minds, although the deficit will reach $900 billion this year.

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THE ISSUE: Indiana House Bill 1212 would change the publication requirement for notice of sheriff's sales (mortgage foreclosures), eliminating newspaper publication in favor of posting the information on a website operated by the county or the sheriff.

Local school corporations are in competition for students, almost daily. Gone are the days of boundaries, and being forced to go to a certain school based on where you live.

General Election 2018 held much to celebrate. Voters turned out — for a midterm election — in record numbers across the nation. Southern Indiana voters added their ballots in turnout rivaling a presidential election year. That’s impressive engagement.

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Ever held a newborn infant? There’s power in those tiny little feet and fingers, that shaky cry that announces to the world, “I’m here.” It’s the power to claim your heart before you knew it was available.

Housing affordability — or rather unaffordability — has received plenty of attention since the Great Recession. Even though we are now past that event, the cost of housing continues to be a major concern for many, if not most, Hoosiers. It seems that every couple of months, some group, be it…

Indiana State Police are stepping up enforcement this week of Indiana's "move over" law. By switching lanes or slowing down for emergency, highway and utility workers, you can help save lives.

Last year, Floyd County Superior Court Judge Susan Orth told the News and Tribune that she saw opioid abuse-related cases almost daily in her court. Part of the paper’s special series, “Crossroads of Crisis,” exploring the opioid epidemic plaguing our community, Floyd County Sheriff Frank Lo…

Businesses and employers both big and small in Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District face the same challenge: they can’t find enough workers to fill open jobs in their growing businesses. From local small business owners to major Hoosier manufacturers, all are impacted by this growing workf…

Even in our digital age, we adults put our signatures on a lot of paper, everything from home loans to greeting cards. For registered voters and property owners living in the Greater Clark County Schools district, there’s another document to consider signing.

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Obituaries

Lewis Allen Baker III, 90, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020. He was born on Wednesday, February 12, 1930 in Evansville to Lewis Allen II and Viola (Koenig) Baker. He was a United States Marine Corp Veteran. Lewis spent over 30 years in the car business. He w…

Carmen (Ruff) Flick, 96 years of age passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 in New Albany. The daughter of the late Herbert E. and Vivian Herthel Ruff, Carmen was born January 16, 1924 in Palmyra, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Arts degree. Carmen was a mem…

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