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Those responsible for the scourge of opioid addiction that has torn through communities in Washington and across the nation must be held accountable.

Those responsible for the scourge of opioid addiction that has torn through communities in Washington and across the nation must be held accountable.

It’s either chutzpah or hypocrisy, maybe both, that leads Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and the Florida Board of Education to crack down on our children’s history lessons. First, they spread fear that our kids will actually learn that (gasp!) the United States has not always been p…

Businesses are scrambling to fill job vacancies as the country continues to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, but the reality is that there simply are not enough people looking for work. The state of Pennsylvania made the right move to pull back on the relaxed standards for unemployment …

All New Yorkers have a right to live free from fear of being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or religion. But right now, many of our Asian American neighbors walk with trepidation, if not terror. The numbers do not lie: Between the start of this year and…

All New Yorkers have a right to live free from fear of being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or religion. But right now, many of our Asian American neighbors walk with trepidation, if not terror. The numbers do not lie: Between the start of this year and…

In the days preceding President Joe Biden’s release of his $1 trillion American Families Plan, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and several of his Democratic colleagues lobbied for it to include a provision he has been introducing and reintroducing for years – the option to buy into Medicare at age 50.

The IOC’s announcement last week that athletes participating in the Tokyo Games will face punishment for any political protests or demonstrations would be laughable if the Olympics weren’t one of the world’s premier sporting events.

During President Joe Biden’s first week in office he signed an executive order directing the federal government to, where possible, procure goods and services within the U.S. before turning abroad. Later, when he announced his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan in Pittsburgh in March, the presid…

President Joe Biden’s massive American Jobs Plan is likely to come in two parts: a traditional transportation package as well as a domestic package that includes, among other priorities, universal prekindergarten. It’s is an education initiative deserving of broad support. The National Insti…

The new Georgia voting law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last month, has divided Georgians and other Americans along partisan lines, with Republicans hailing it as a victory for “election integrity” and Democrats condemning it as “voter suppression.” But the fight has expanded beyond the usual …

After the speeches, the hashtags, the marches, the dramatic demands for transforming America’s criminal justice system, comes the relatively mundane but indispensable means of determining guilt or innocence and, if guilt, punishment: the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauv…

Last week the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a public hearing on “Reclaiming Congressional War Powers.” It’s an admirable aspiration, but more than talk will be necessary for the legislative branch to wrest back from the White House its constitutional authority to decide when the Unite…

Thumbs up for the 7,000 cloth masks and 26,800 disposable masks donated to the Indiana chapter for the American Red Cross and offered for distribution among charitable organizations, nursing homes and six school corporations serving Henry County. – Beverly Imel, New Castle

A Democratic congressional candidate from Iowa who lost a close election last year is hoping that the House will overturn the state-certified result. Tempted as they may be by the prospect of padding their slim majority, House Democrats should reject her request.

The U.S. has a deadly shortage of donor kidneys, livers and other organs for transplant. The wait list is about 110,000 patients long, and every day 20 people die before their names come up. So it came as good news late last year, when the Trump administration set a new policy to demand more…

Thousands of Maryland college students returned to class on Monday after a brief mid-semester respite. Some schools skipped spring break entirely, while others have breaks scheduled for later in the season. Goucher College doesn’t begin its brief spring “pause” until this weekend, and Johns …

Thumbs up to the people at Grill’t for their family-like hospitality and delicious food. Our first trip there recently was much more than a nice evening meal. The take-out service was excellent in every way. This new restaurant is worthy of local support. We intend to reward their efforts by…

It’s been 129 years since three Black men – Thomas Moss, Calvin McDowell and Henry Stewart – were brutally murdered by a white mob. The three were the well-regarded owners of a thriving grocery store in a section of Memphis, Tennessee, known as the Curve.

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden signed into law Thursday includes an initiative that looks a lot like guaranteed income for families. Starting in July, parents of children ages 17 and younger will get monthly cash grants of up to $300 per child, to spend howev…

It sometimes seems that we live in a time without leaders.

Thumbs up to the New Castle High School boys basketball team for winning its first sectional championship since 2018.

President’s Joe Biden’s signature Friday on the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is going to be the only place on the urgently needed COVID-19 relief package with his name. Unlike his predecessor, who slapped “President Donald J. Trump” on millions of paper checks (and also put his jagged …

On Friday, Pope Francis did something entirely new: he became the first leader of the Roman Catholic Church ever to visit Iraq. And he did so with a message as old as humanity itself: We are all connected. We join millions in hoping the new platform in the cradle of civilization gives fresh …

This weekend marked another step in defeating COVID-19 as the FDA approved Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, giving America 100 million additional doses by this summer, another wonderful life-saving weapon against the deadly virus. Coming a day after President Joe Biden celebrated the 50 mill…

Thumbs up to New Castle High School senior wrestler Jack Taylor for finishing fifth in the 220-pound weight class during the IHSAA wrestling state finals Feb. 19-20 in Indianapolis.

Though it seems like a long time ago, it’s only been a week since the impeachment trial of the ex-president. Nearly the entire week was taken by the prosecution. Speaker after speaker rose to elaborate on the offenses committed by the man on trial. Since most of them are lawyers and all are …

Pasta Fagioli basically means “pasta and beans” and is an extremely popular Italian soup. Growing up, I never really cared for any type of soup to be quite honest with you but over the years of my taste buds developing and changing, I have really grown quite fond of soup. Before my Grandma B…

Vaccine shortages and precious doses wasted. Unnavigable systems for making appointments. A stark racial and economic divide in the distribution of shots. Scary virus mutants that may render vaccines ineffective. Protesters disrupting vaccination sites.

Have you noticed how the world seems to seep silence after a snowfall? How a hush rolls over the newly sparkling landscape? It’s not your imagination – the great outdoors is actually quieter after a snowstorm and there’s some pretty fascinating science that explains why.

I remember my Grandma Barbra’s friend and neighbor, Sarah Darling, making some of the best pecan sticky buns I had ever had in my life! The whole neighborhood would look forward to the Holiday season, when Sarah would deliver them to all of her friends. She would painstakingly prepare the do…

Thumbs up to New Castle High School senior wrestler Jack Taylor for finishing second at 220 pounds in the New Castle semi-state Feb. 13 and qualifying to wrestle at this weekend’s IHSAA state finals in Indianapolis.