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GUEST COLUMN: ‘Tis the season to give, support charities like Salvation Army

It’s that time of year as you step out of your car that you hear the familiar chimes of the bells. Then as you approach the entrance of your favorite Kroger or Walmart, or any other establishment that welcomes them, you see the bell ringers. They are of every race, stature and gender. These ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Maximizing America’s Prosperity Act merits support We all know that America isn’t perfect. Ever since its creation, both the country and its people have met and overcome several obstacles. Today, our country, and we as its people, face an obstacle that is greater than any other in just ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: McDonald leaves lasting legacy as New Haven mayor

Sunday’s public open house to honor retiring New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald was an apt tribute to a dedicated public servant. Following five consecutive terms spanning 20 years, McDonald will be on the sidelines beginning Jan. 1. He decided not to run for re-election this year, and ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Legislators show little urgency on teacher pay

It doesn’t appear the 15,000 Indiana teachers who spent Nov. 19 demonstrating in Indianapolis on Red for Ed Day can expect much for their efforts. Nearly 300 school districts closed across the state that day as teachers attended the rally to call for a school funding boost beyond the 2.5 ...

THE LAST WORD: State’s lung cancer statistics alarming

A recent report by the American Lung Association has brought to light the seriousness of an ongoing problem in Indiana — lung cancer. According to the association’s 2019 “State of Lung Cancer” report, Indiana ranks 44th in the nation among all states and the District of Columbia in ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Governor’s efforts to silence press misguided

News-Sentinel.com objects to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s cease-and-desist letter sent last week to the Indianapolis Star and Reveal for the Center for Investigative Reporting in response to previously published allegations that he was involved in an effort to absolve Amazon of responsibility in ...

NEWS-SENTINEL GUEST COLUMN: Sikh community has rich history in Fort Wayne

Recently, dozens of people gathered at the Dashmesh Sikh Gurudwara of Fort Wayne to learn about a religious community celebrating a pivotal turning point in its history. But as they took part in a prayer service and finished the day with langar (food from a free community kitchen), the ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Huston has opportunity to learn from Bosma

Fast on the heels of Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma’s announcement he will retire in 2020 was Monday’s news that his replacement will be Rep. Todd Huston. News-Sentinel.com offers our best wishes to the representative from Fishers in the transition as well as our appreciation to Bosma ...

THE LAST WORD: Report for America helps fill statehouse gaps

It’s no secret that newspapers have been struggling in recent years. The News-Sentinel ended daily publication in 2017, transforming its identity to News-Sentinel.com online and keeping alive its print product with a presence in the Monday-Saturday Journal Gazette Pew Research published a ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Legislators should decide BMV gender rule

Citizens of Indiana spoke out at a public hearing a week ago about a proposed rule change by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles allowing a “Gender X” option on state drivers licenses. The BMV decided to offer the option of driver's licenses and state identification cards with a ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Come together in Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving provides us the opportunity to pause and remember that for which we truly are blessed. That may seem difficult at a time when the partisan divide is as great as ever. Washington is in the midst of an impeachment process that has fallen almost completely on party lines, with ...

THE LAST WORD: Has Chick-fil-A abandoned its principles? Don’t be so sure

Has Chick-fil-A really sold out on the conservatives and Christians who patronize their business and support the company’s supposed stand for traditional marriage? That has been the big question since the fastest-growing fast-food chain in America announced a week ago it would no longer be ...