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There are about 837,000 family caregivers in the state of Indiana. These caregivers represent 12.7% of our state’s population, and they are responsible for 779 million hours of care per year. This care accounts for $9.5 billion in value for the health care system. It’s time we recognize fami…

In a few days, thousands of educators, parents and students will flock to the Statehouse.

It would be trite to say the 2019 municipal elections were status quo, not with 17 defeated incumbents. But there are solid trend lines.

One of the not-so-small gifts of living in a representative democracy is that you can’t accomplish things alone. Whether you’re trying to get a stop sign put up on a dangerous corner or to change U.S. policy on greenhouse gas emissions, you have to reach out to others. Learning the skills of…

Open Enrollment is upon consumers again and there are likely questions on what they should do in terms of health care coverage for 2020. Options for coverage can be overwhelming, but consumers can choose a plan that fits them best through education on open enrollment, understanding what’s ne…

Indiana is the Crossroads of America. In 2019, we ranked No. 1 for infrastructure in CNBC’s “Top States for Business,” but to ensure we remain a national economic competitor, we must improve how we plan and execute infrastructure repairs.

As someone who has chronic anxiety and dysthymia (a mood disorder), I have struggled in the workplace for accommodations that would allow me to maintain a healthy work/life balance. It has been difficult for me to disclose my disability upfront with employers, concerned with the taboo around…

Well-paved roads, strategically networked together, help Hoosiers do business and stay connected. Through the Indiana Community Crossings Matching Grant Program, Indiana is investing in our local infrastructure at an unprecedented level. In fact, we have increased local road and bridge inves…

High-quality local infrastructure helps improve the economy, tourism and quality of life in our communities. In order to benefit from the various programs offered by the state of Indiana, it’s crucial local governments keep an eye out for grants and apply for them when appropriate.

On Oct. 11, we celebrated International Day of the Girl. As the CEO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and the mom of four girls, I spend my professional and personal life watching amazing girls discover their sense of purpose while learning about advocacy, STEM, business, the world and the p…

All last week, a disciplinary hearing centered on the allegations of four women that they were groped by Attorney General Curtis Hill has riveted the Statehouse.

The freedom of the press given in the First Amendment was a unique American idea. It sprung to life when a colonial jury in New York refused to convict printer John Peter Zenger for publishing articles critical about the crown’s appointed governor.

During my time growing a company in the private sector, one of my guiding principles was to meet and hear feedback from as many customers as possible. Since being elected to serve Hoosiers in the U.S. Senate, I’ve adopted a similar business model by visiting all 92 counties in Indiana this y…

Last month, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced it would not include two recently added Connersville facilities to existing contracts with Reid Health, leaving many rural customers out-of-network and without access to affordable primary health care services.

I was talking with a friend the other day about immigration. It’s one of the most divisive issues of our time, and we, too, found ourselves divided. “Our country is full,” he quoted President Trump, who said this back in April. Let’s improve the country with the people we already have, my fr…

The North American Free Trade Agreement, now going on 25 years old, has created the world’s largest trading bloc by value of products traded between its member countries. The new and improved NAFTA is called the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement.

At Oldenburg’s National Night Out in August, Stayin’ Alive representatives were passing out green awareness bracelets that said, “I’m no fuul. Vaping’s just not cool.”

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At Oldenburg's National Night Out in August, Stayin' Alive representatives were passing out green awareness bracelets that said, "I'm no fuul. Vaping's just not cool."

Outdoors in Indiana is the perfect place to play, exercise and relax this fall. Whether on a hike or a hunt, be mindful of the state law allowing Hoosier property owners to mark private property with purple paint.

You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics?”

Research continues to show significant racial differences in school suspensions and expulsions. In general, white students tend to receive disciplinary office referrals for behavior that can be observed more objectively – for example, smoking, vandalizing, leaving class without permission, m…

If you or a loved one are at risk of losing independence, there are a number of resources in east central Indiana that offer assistance.

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Obituaries

Mary E. Krekeler, age 94 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born January 16, 1925, in Sandusky, Indiana, she is the daughter of Frances (nee Wenning) and Henry Haunert. She married Stanley Krekeler July 24, 1946, at St. Maurice Church in St. Mauric…

Velma E. Dieckmann, age 90 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at St. Andrew's Health Campus. Born August 13, 1929, in Cedar Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Alma (nee Pulskamp) and Alfred Deffner. She married Harold Dieckmann September 8, 1956, at Guardian Angel Church in …