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My desk drawers have been full of paperwork and pictures, files have laid on my desk and Post-it Notes have adorned my workspace with scribbles of notes about Denise Pflum.

Suffragettes overcame decades of obstructionism and violence to secure the right to vote for women a century ago, when, on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

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.

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.

You people who think it’s your decision about whether to wear a face mask in public during the coronavirus pandemic are thinking about it all wrong.

The killing of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police is a single point in a larger narrative. It is personalizing, once again, a seemingly forever struggle, and it is testing anew this nation’s commitment to justice on the individual level and across a land that always promises…

The Indiana State Department of Health releases helpful COVID-19 statistics every day, but it’s also withholding some of its most important information from the public.

It is time for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to move forward with a $10 billion emergency loan to the U.S. Postal Service without using the coronavirus outbreak as a pretext for forced privatization. In a letter, 29 Democratic senators urged the agency move forward with the loan to avoid…

When former first ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush teamed up on April 18 to help raise private dollars for global health and front-line workers in the midst of this pandemic, you’d think there would be universal praise that something worthwhile and sorely needed had been done.

President Donald Trump is not wrong to question the World Health Organization’s early response to the emerging coronavirus outbreak and its apparent deference to what we now know were false assurances by Chinese officials about the seriousness of the outbreak.

Reasonable people can disagree about how long stay-at-home orders should last and whether the off-label use of drugs like hydroxychloroquine to fight the COVID-19 pandemic will prove as efficacious as many hope.

You can't say we didn't see this one coming. Scientists and policymakers have been aware for decades of the enormous threat to society of a viral pandemic. Yet still, it feels like the outbreak of a novel coronavirus caught the United States unprepared for some of the main challenges it poses.

Cheap gas isn’t always a good thing. After Saudi Arabia announced a deep discount in its crude oil prices, global stock markets plummeted, with the Dow dropping nearly 8 percent Monday. If history is any guide, gas prices will recover from this clobbering far sooner than the value of your 40…

On Sunday, you may have felt a little tired, a little rundown, a little off your game. This is normal. Do not despair. It wasn’t you, it was your clock. For of course, on Sunday we switched from standard time to daylight saving time. You time traveled one hour into the future. Or, to put it …

It took a while for Indiana’s Legislature to take action against embattled state Attorney General Curtis Hill. Better late than never. Ever since Hill embarrassed himself and our state two years ago by drunkenly groping four women at a party celebrating the end of the 2018 legislative sessio…

The attorney general of the United States should not be influenced by the president or members of the White House staff on how to prosecute particular cases before the Department of Justice.

The Indiana legislature appears on course to enact measures that would protect health insurance-holders from being charged out-of-network rates for services they receive at an in-network medical facility. Proposals are also moving along to set up something called an “all-payer claims databas…

In 2015-16, more than three-fourths of the public schools around the country conducted drills to teach students how to react to a shooter on campus, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In the four years since then, many additional horrifying shootings — especially the …

Do you want to live a happy amazing life? Well if you do then you don’t want to breathe in

Air pollution is one of the most dangerous things on the planet. “When any harmful gases, dust, and smoke enters into the atmosphere and makes it difficult for plants and humans to survive as the air becomes dirty”. (Rinkesh, Conserve Energy Future) An average American breathes 2 gallons of …

Acid rain usually falls on marine life and gets ran off to the forest, roads, fields, streams, rivers, and lakes.(Rinkesh, Conserve Energy) Human activities to chemical gas emissions such as sulfur and nitrogen are the primary contributors to acid rain.(Rinkesh, Conserve Energy) The damage i…

Did you know that deforestation can actually harm us more than we realize? Well this harms us by taking our oxygen. “By the time you count to two there will be an entire football field of trees gone, and we start to lose more oxygen in our ecosystems.”(Rinkesh, Conserve Energy Future) We wil…

On a hot sunny day you will probably drink from a plastic water bottle, throw it in the trash can, or maybe you recycle your plastic water bottles. Sometimes I will do the same, but what is the problem? It takes 405 years to decompose (Kari O., Post Consumers). On an average day 22 billion w…

Scattered in with the legitimate news headlines circulating on social media regarding the deadly coronavirus outbreak are a worrisome number of fake news items and outright hoaxes.

Indiana lawmakers are being asked again this year to change the law to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots on Election Day.

The debate over how social media is handling – and should handle – false political advertising covers a lot of ground.

The debate over how social media is handling – and should handle – false political advertising covers a lot of ground.

Indiana lawmakers are being asked again this year to change the law to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots on Election Day.

The debate over how social media is handling – and should handle – false political advertising covers a lot of ground.

Indiana lawmakers are being asked again this year to change the law to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots on Election Day.

Thumb up: to the Warren Lodge for its efforts to plan ahead to preserve one of Fayette County’s treasures. The Masonic Lodge, which owns Elmhurst, has received a grant from Indiana Landmarks to study structural needs of the historic structure. The main part of the building is 189 years old, …