Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pray for unity between political parties

Commentary

A little more than three years ago, when Donald Trump announced that he was going to run for president of the United States, we began to see hatred rising up in most all of the Democratic party, some of the main line Republicans and much of the liberal news media. We in America had ...

GUEST COLUMN: My plan for the city of New Haven

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Have you ever thought about running for public office? Possibly “throwing your hat in the ring”? I’m Bob Nelson, a life-long conservative Republican, current member and former president of East Allen County School Board. I’m presently running for mayor of the great city of New Haven. ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Population growth is good for region

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The most recent data from the US Census Bureau offers reasons for optimism in Northeast Indiana. The latest census number for July 1, 2018 show that the Fort Wayne metro area is growing faster than most of the state. Since the last census in 2018, Allen County has added more than 20,000 ...

GUEST COLUMN: Please, just fix the potholes

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You’ve all heard the complaint. “If America can put a man on the moon, why can’t it . . . cure the common cold, or develop a long-lasting battery, or stop spending more than it takes in, or (fill in your favorite frustration)?” My current, less sweeping, version of that lament is: ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: State’s K-12 spending plan is on target

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The state budget deal seems a fair compromise that significantly increases funding for public schools, even if it doesn’t fund teacher pay at the rate teachers had hoped. The budget provides for a 2.5-percent increase in K-12 spending each of the next two years. It expands funding for ...

GUEST COLUMN: Republican council kept promise on debt

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Campaigning politicians and their political parties routinely make big promises that they hope voters forget the next election cycle. Four years ago, the voters entrusted Republicans with a supermajority of the city council. At the first meeting, we publicly challenged ourselves to leave the ...