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A piece of legislation has been introduced by Sen. Kyle Walker, R-Indianapolis, that seems intended to punish media outlets by allowing police agencies to withhold records that are currently public.

City Council member Ty Bibbs’ proposed vaccination incentive of $150 to every resident who is fully vaccinated with up-to-date boosters is an idea that merits discussion but it is unlikely to have the desired impact.


Sometime soon, members of a select committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will release findings related to the events of Jan. 6, 2021, in the U.S. Capitol. For the sake of our democracy, leaders of both parties should pay attention to what they have to say.

A highly polarizing election and disagreements on COVID-19 policies have caused major rifts not only between political parties, but also within Indiana’s Republican leadership, which doesn’t bode well for the year ahead.

Today, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and many people throughout the world celebrate the season as a time of peace, love, healing and putting differences aside.

Editor’s note: Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, app…


Indiana legislators have become mired in tackling vaccinations. The latest chapter began when Gov. Eric Holcomb opposed a mandate by President Joe Biden that would require Americans to get vaccinations against COVID-19 if they work in firms with 100 or more employees.

In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin released a long-winded treatise about Ukraine — the country’s history both medieval and modern, its kinship with the Russian Motherland and its latter-day relations with the West. It was a mixture of truths, half-truths and falsehoods.

A protest about police brutality drew Kyle Rittenhouse and those he killed and wounded to the same Wisconsin city, but it was the extremely lenient gun laws of the state that allowed the teenager to openly carry the rifle he used in what a jury deemed to be an act of self defense.

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