In his speech Aug. 21 before veterans at the AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, President Donald Trump was on his best behavior — for the most part.

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Donald Trump famously said that he could shoot someone in the middle of New York’s 5th Avenue and not lose his supporters.

Traffic accidents happen. They occur faster than you kissed your Keto diet goodbye last Thanksgiving. Don't hate yourself; the pilgrims did it, too. When you're involved in one, what should you do? Legally, what are your obligations? Most importantly, how do you stay as safe as possible?

In 2002, a friend’s 8-year-old daughter, Brianna Caddell, while sleeping in her bed, was fatally shot with an AK-47 assault rifle. The shooter, a drug dealer who had a beef with another drug dealer, fired on the wrong house in Detroit, spraying it with two dozen rounds.

Adam Wren has wanted to write news stories since high school in Ohio.

As the dust settles from the glorious fireworks displays celebrating the birth of our nation, thousands of brave American men and women remain deployed, protecting our country. While Independence Day has concluded, we can all work each day to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and mil…

Did you know, that as an Indiana resident, you are required by law to contact Indiana 811 before you dig?

Being “authentic” is the buzz these days. Spin has gotten so out of control in our politics that it now takes special training to just be real. “Fake news” and “fact checks” are also new staples used so often they are losing their sting. But when the leader of the judicial branch of our gove…

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Nearly 80,000 miles of roadways wind through Indiana. From well-traveled interstates to curving country roads, hardworking Hoosiers maintain this vital infrastructure connecting us. As we make record investments in infrastructure improvements and construction crews ramp up work this summer, …

As a former nurse and member of the Senate Committee on Health and Provider Services, the health and well-being of Indiana residents is one of my highest priorities. Recently, it was brought to my attention that Indiana ranks among the worst states in the country for diagnosing and treating sepsis.

A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record. And it’s surely not going to be the last.

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a pity people can’t choose the time in which they live – and serve.

With the rising cost of tuition, it is important to plan for college and other higher education expenses. From textbooks to room and board, the costs can add up quickly. It is never too early to start saving for your student’s future. Fortunately, there are financial aid opportunities availa…

There's a new understanding among higher education institutions of all kinds nationwide: we've come to realize that we’re stronger when we work together. Partnerships among former competitors, and collaboration among institutions that once appeared to have little in common, are becoming much…

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

It is de rigueur for the current crop of Democrat presidential candidates, including Hoosier Pete Buttegieg from South Bend, to call for elimination of the Electoral College. They blame this venerable institution for their loss in the last election since Hillary Clinton had a plurality of po…

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France.

The state of Indiana operates on a biennial budget. Every two years, lawmakers work together to enact a law outlining appropriations for state programs like Medicaid, corrections and K-12 education. As we crafted the next budget, our students, teachers and schools remained a top priority wit…

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore.

A bullet pinged past the soldier’s ear as he crouched behind bushes near the frontlines. A soldier near him suddenly lurched forward, letting out a horrible scream as he crumpled to the ground and died. All gave some, some gave all.

Proposed changes to an advertising requirement for employers in the U.S. could mean that soon, many eligible American workers will not learn about available job opportunities in the U.S.

The air here in Madison is heavy with the perfume of honeysuckle. Trees are leafy and lush and the undergrowth is spreading its green coat through the woods. Wildflowers poke through everywhere in splashes of purple, pink, yellow and white. And the birds sing, free and happy in the balmy air.

As I travel across the state, I continue to hear stories from Hoosier innovators who are solving 21st century challenges, small businesses who are hiring their first employees and global companies who are growing and finding success here. And, thanks to job creators and hardworking Hoosiers,…

It's a nationwide epidemic that can no longer be ignored: the use of tobacco products, particularly e-cigarettes and vaping devices, among teenagers and young adults.

While in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it was sad to learn of the death of former Sen. Richard Lugar.

Taking the courses necessary to obtain a college degree can cost students and their families tens of thousands of dollars. Because of this, some students do not pursue higher education, and those who do are often faced with significant debt once they graduate.

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Obituaries

Robert Melia, husband to Naomi Melia, age 85 of Batesville, died August 18. Retired from Batesville Casket Company. Visitation on Saturday, 2:00, and a Memorial Service at 3:00, all at Meyers Funeral Home.

Joanna Grinnan, age 54 of Osgood, Indiana, died Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Memorial service is Saturday, August 17, at 12 noon at Church on the Rock in Batesville. Memorials can be given to the church. www.meyersfuneralhomes.com

Pauline M. Niese, age 98 of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at St. Andrews Health Campus. Born August 31, 1920, in Franklin County, Indiana, she is the daughter of Rose (nee Lecher) and Bernard Koetter. She married Louis Niese May 14, 1941, at St. Anne's Church in Hamburg and he p…

Sister Francis Ann Lewis, age 94 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the convent. Born Dorothy Ann Lewis on May 31, 1925, in Terre Haute, IN, she is the daughter of Mary (nee Farrell) and George Lewis, the fifth of ten children. Sister Francis Ann att…