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NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Recapping our endorsements for Tuesday’s election

Fort Wayne residents will head to the polls Tuesday to elect a mayor, city clerk and nine City Council members. Following is a recap of then News-Sentinel Editorial Board’s endorsements in the election. Fort Wayne mayor: Tim Smith, Republican. Our judgment is that while three-term Mayor Tom ...

THE LAST WORD: Honesty is journalism’s antidote to ‘fake news’

In the many years I taught a beginning news writing and reporting class as an adjunct faculty member at IPFW while working as a journalist full-time at The News-Sentinel, I made a point of trying to get across to my students the concept of being objective as a reporter. The essence of my ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Teacher pay advancing in local districts

There was hope early in the year that action would be taken by the Indiana Legislature to address the issue of low teacher’s pay in this state. But late in the legislative session lawmakers discovered they would have about $100 million less to work with and scrapped efforts to get teacher ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Hunters need to be aware of deer diseases

During the 2018-19 deer hunting season, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources conducted targeted surveillance in northeast Indiana and other areas in the state for chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious, fatal disease they said could not be stopped from entering the state. At the ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Longtime business owner supports Henry for mayor

The passing of time helps bring perspective. I seem to have a lot more perspective lately. Fort Wayne has been home for most of my life. I attended school here, raised my family here, and have had the privilege of starting and growing my many businesses here. I have never been active ...

Commentary: Doden’s call for hospital reserve fund based on flawed report

A recent suggestion to create a fund from Indiana hospitals’ reserves is not a serious policy proposal, but rather another step in a coordinated campaign to influence contributions to a specific economic development project. Eric Doden, who heads up a real estate development company based in ...

Letter to the Editor: Credit to Highway Department

A big thanks goes out to the Allen County Highway Department north barn for addressing the problem of accidents on Washington Center Road. After 2 accidents in less than 6 days where O’day Road crosses Washington Center, they installed stop signs 500 feet back with large signs under them that ...

News-Sentinel Editorial: Vaping policies require balanced approach

A Columbia City family physician is urging Indiana lawmakers to levy a tax on vaping liquids to discourage the use of electronic cigarettes overall in the wake of recent illnesses of users reported across the country. We think federal regulations on the ingredients in vaping products should be ...

Letter to the Editor: Support Hays in District 4

I have been a leader in Republican politics for many years. I have managed a Congressional campaign, worked on Mike Braun’s senatorial campaign, was on the press corps for President Trump’s visit to Fort Wayne, and been a member of the National Honor Guard at the Republican National ...

Letter to the Editor: Re-elect Tom Freistroffer

Four years ago Tom Freistroffer sought and won his first term as an at large member of the Fort Wayne City Council. In those four years, Tom has proven himself to be a representative of the people in the city of Fort Wayne. He does not have a personal agenda. He came onto the council pledging ...