Local Opinion

Letter: Bluebird club thankful for help in creating habitat

To the editor: The Brown County Bluebird Club wants to thank the Shively family for permitting us to erect bluebird nest boxes at the Brown...
Letter: ‘Unintended consequences of well-meaning policies’

To the editor: Unintended consequences of well-meaning policies are as plentiful as Asian carp — and as dangerous. Those invasive fish were imported to clean...
Letter: Everyone: Keep your ‘eyes wide open all the time’

To the editor: To paraphrase a song of Johnny Cash that says, “I keep my eyes wide open all the time” to keep the Republicans...
GUEST OPINION: Leaders, don’t ‘do something,’ just govern

By ABDUL HAKIM-SHABAZZ, guest columnist I’ve been hearing some folks lament that lawmakers aren’t tackling a “big thing” or that Gov. Eric Holcomb has not...
GUEST OPINION: Legislation needed to ensure balance in state forests

By LESLIE BISHOP and JEFF HYMAN, guest columnists Our legislature is currently considering a bipartisan Senate bill that would require the Department of Natural Resources...
Letter: Policy advisers ‘gambling with Indiana’s natural heritage’

To the editor: Governor Holcomb’s advisers have put Indiana on a high-risk path regarding state forest management. He would be wise to dial back the...
Letter: Student journalists’ rights also deserve protection

To the editor: “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. Like it or not, journalists do the lion’s share...
Letter: Women making their marks on politics, policies

To the editor: On Jan. 21, 2017, women from all across the country — joined by many men — marched on the Mall in Washington,...
Letter: Lions Club changing grant cycle this year

To the editor: The Brown County Lions Club has changed its grant cycle to coincide with the fiscal year that now runs from July 1...
SUPERINTENDENT’S CORNER: Bills in progress could affect local schools

By LAURA HAMMACK, guest columnist The start of a new year translates into the opening of the 2018 session of the Indiana General Assembly. While...

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