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I see you: Keeping both eyes on the dentist, or not

Our youngest just texted that her root canal was over and that she fell asleep in the dental chair. I wasn’t surprised. It’s a...
State would enjoy many benefits of having well-connected bicycle trails

By Mark Bennett Wide open stretches of trails inspire Joel Harbaugh to tour places in Florida, Colorado and even Hawaii. The 51-year-old Terre Haute bicyclist pedals...
Breathe deep: Welcome to January, time of contemplation

The decorations are slowly coming down. The crowd of Santas which had congregated on the fireplace mantle has been reduced to one or two small...
Balances will help offset revenue shortfall

In December, Indiana legislators, state officials, reporters and policy geeks gathered in the Statehouse and online for the annual reveal of the state revenue...
Despite skeptics, manufacturing still strong

By Michael Hicks In the decade since the beginning of the great recession industrial production (e.g. manufacturing, mining and electricity production) has been a political...
Queen of free: New year, new goals

By Cherie Lowe I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. After all, if you really need to make a major life change, shouldn’t you...
College comparison shopping made easy

By Teresa Lubbers Would you plan a trip, buy a car or move to a new house without first comparing all your options? Probably not. Yet...
Shared goals for our children in new year

Adults often make New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, quit smoking, learn a new skill and manage money better. But should kids also make...
Giving thanks for another funny-filled year

This is my annual look back at, and appreciation for, all the people and events that inspired many of my weekly columns this past...
Here’s to a new year full of films, family, fun

I am quite certain I overheard one of my daughters quoting Mr. Collins in the 1985 film “Pride and Prejudice” as we were eating...

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