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Thursday, April 17, 2014

 A row of trucks for construction workers are parked in a line in front of the new Heart City Health Center site at the Woodland Crossing Mall on the south side of Elkhart Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The center will be the second location for the clinic, which serves low-income and uninsured residents.

Obamacare continues to divide us as a nation. But in Elkhart, the ACA helped Heart City Health Center expand its reach.

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:38 a.m.
 Elkhart mayor Dick Moore gave a State of the City speech in the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theatre in Elkhart on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

An elected city leader finally acknowledged that after six homicides in 2013, two so far this year and one last week at Elkhart’s doorstep, we can do more to reduce violence.

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.
 Neighborhood resident Reggie Kelly walks past the front of Saleh's Market Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, which was the scene of a double homicide Thursday. Residents have covered the siding of the building with condolences written with a marker. Candle, flowers, and balloons have also been left at the memorial. Mayor Dick Moore has an opportunity on Wednesday during his state of the city address to talk about what city hall can do to reduce violence in this community - and he should take it.

No one at Elkhart City Hall wants to talk about the city's killings and shootings. Mayor Moore can change that Wednesday in his State of the City address.

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 11:33 p.m.
Posted on March 23, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.

Maybe the county doesn’t know how to terminate workers with dignity. But supervisors need to learn, and fast.

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.

As a community, we need to organize to address violence in our community now, before the body count begins to climb.

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 10:47 a.m.

When school systems have personnel issues, they need to be as forthright as possible to minimize the distraction.

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:23 a.m.

Concord missed a chance to correct misunderstandings and teach the community about science, creationism and the Constitution.

Posted on Feb. 25, 2014 at 3:53 p.m.

Recent Indiana newspaper editorials on meth contamination and the state's proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

 A man walks around a big puddle on Gra Roy Drive in Goshen as snow melted on a warm Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2014.
Posted on Feb. 23, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Public employees worked tirelessly on our behalf, people — oftentimes perfect strangers — looked out for one another and we met our challenges with ingenuity.

Posted on Feb. 16, 2014 at 11:44 a.m.

SoMa chose exactly the right three words — “live, work, play” — to describe its original mission. But now they no longer seem adequate.