State working to reduce teen suicide rates

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Our kids are going back to school and many of us are thinking about backpacks, school supplies and physicals. With bus schedules, class schedules and...

Midwest growth was always about people

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I was recently hornswoggled into teaching a small class for my church, of course on economics. The organizers gave me wide latitude on the...

The agony of a Trump voter

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Donald J. Trump is a jerk. I feel as if I have a right to say that. I voted for him. He may be...

Even ‘Dreamers’ can enjoy state’s hyper-regulatory climate

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I enjoy my regular coiffure-adjustment sessions because they give me a glimpse of something I seldom get to see — the back of my...

God fixed the mess humanity couldn’t clean up

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Mankind’s sinful condition is reminiscent of the 3-year-old child who dropped his bowl of cereal, spilling cereal and milk all over the place. Making that...

2 Indiana school systems need more daring action

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By Michael Hicks Plenty has been written about the Great Legislative Meltdown of 2018. I will only add that the state GOP seems to be...

Collective impact: Cross-sector partnerships needed to help children, tackle challenges

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By Tami Silverman Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps and the soaring impact of parental opioid...

Muncie schools need stability bill offers

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By Michael J. Hicks House Bill 1315 would shift the responsibility for Muncie Community Schools from the state’s appointed manager to Ball State University’s trustees....

Muncie schools need stability bill offers

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By Michael J. Hicks House Bill 1315 would shift the responsibility for Muncie Community Schools from the state’s appointed manager to Ball State University’s trustees....

Year in state politics full of drama, intrigue

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It’s time for my top 10 state and local stories of 2017. Yes, we know there were a lot of national events taking place,...