Saturday, August 23, 2014

Little experience usually means low wages, but that first job leads to more experience, which leads to higher wages. Let’s not take away the first rung on the ladder from the young and poor.

Posted at 4:30 p.m.

I believe that our local government entities can, through prudent management practices, continue to provide all essential services within their current income

Posted at 4:00 p.m.
 A Kurdish peshmerga fighter stands guard near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. Kurdish forces took over parts of the largest dam in Iraq on Sunday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic State extremist group, Kurdish security officials said, as U.S. and Iraqi planes aided their advance by bombing militant targets near the facility.

Columnist Charles Krauthammer analyzes recent U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and against the Islamic State.

Updated at 3:45 p.m.
 Rev. Al Sharpton, left, speaks with parents of Michael Brown, Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, right, during a rally at Greater Grace Church, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for their son who was killed by police last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. Sharpton told the rally Brown’s death was a
Posted at 4:30 p.m.

Columnist Steve Chapman answers frequent conservative criticism of blacks’ response to crime.

Posted at 3:15 p.m.

With the election in November we should be able to have the Republicans take control of the Senate and retain control of the House and thus be able to pass laws that will benefit our country.

Posted at 2:24 p.m.
 Kids at Mary Daly Elementary in Elkhart board buses for their ride home on Wednesday, Feb. 12 2014. The transportation budgets of Elkhart County schools have been hit hard in recent years by reductions brought on by tax caps, and officials and city and county leaders worry proposals in the Indiana legislature to reduce the stateÕs business property tax could lead to yet more cuts.
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:19 p.m.

Columnist Brian Howey looks at the numbers related to Hoosier cities and taxes.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 3:01 p.m.
As summer winds down and a school year starts, this should be a time that parents use to continue to learn more about their
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 1:14 p.m.
WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their
 Marshall King takes on the ice bucket challenge
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 12:44 p.m.

Columnist Reg Henry isn’t a fan of the water flying around the Internet.

 After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H.  Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the U.S. had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 12:26 p.m.

How do you do more than mourn a journalist killed while covering a story, asks columnist Gene Policinski. 

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 9:59 a.m.
 A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo. early Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:29 p.m.

Ignoring our racial issues won’t make them go away, according to columnist Leonard Pitts.

 President Barack Obama laughs while golfing with former NFL player Ahmad Rashad at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass.,  on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. President Obama on Saturday fled Washington for his familiar spot on Martha's Vineyard for a two-week summer vacation, which comes as the U.S. is engaged in airstrikes against Islamic militant targets in Iraq.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:28 p.m.
 Protester Hana Kato, of Tacoma, Wash., holds a sign that reads

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 4:08 p.m.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.

Posted on Aug. 20, 2014 at 11:07 a.m.
 A protester watches the confrontation between the police and demonstrators Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas.

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.
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