Opinion

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: School bus bill should be approved

Commentary

Legislation that would add safety requirements to school buses and stiffen the penalties for illegally passing a school bus in Indiana should be approved. Senate Bill 2, the so-called MAX Strong bill, would increase the penalty for illegally passing a school bus from a Class A infraction to a ...

News Sentinel Editorial: Vaping tax merits support

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The tax the House has proposed for vaping liquids is appropriate and should be approved by the Senate. The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to vote this week on House Bill 1444, which would tax nicotine-containing liquids used in electronic cigarettes at the rate of 4 cents per ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: City Council should rethink Wayne Day

Commentary

The resolution creating a General “Mad” Anthony Wayne Day is a divisive and unnecessary act that detracts from the very real and pressing issues Fort Wayne City Council faces. The council should, as the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma recently requested, rethink its decision and rescind the ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Public release of Mueller Report necessary

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The long-awaited report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller has established that there was, as President Trump has steadfastly held, no collusion with Russia in the 2016 election. Mueller’s findings, summarized in a 4-page letter by Attorney General William Barr, are a resounding victory ...

GUEST COLUMN: Two good ways to oppose bad hate-crime bills

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The Journal Gazette recently printed a map showing states with hate-crime laws deemed “fully inclusive.” Why are they “fully inclusive”? Because their short lists of protected classes include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Period. Do these “fully inclusive” ...

Allen County a step ahead in prevention of school violence

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This April 20 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre. Ten students and one teacher were murdered by seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who took their own lives. The issue of school security has not been the same since. According to the Washington Post, since ...