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Letter: State mostly to blame for teachers fleeing classrooms

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State mostly to blame for teachers fleeing classrooms

Mark Franke: Let us give thanks for the irritants

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I became discouraged last week about all the aspects of my life which seemed to be out of control, my control. I felt that I was never allowed to choose how to spend my time. Others were in charge, like puppet masters. Just call me Pinocchio.

Michael Leppert: Why aren’t there more quality Thanksgiving movies?

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On Thanksgiving evening, following a memorable battle with her brother, Pauly, Adrian finally went out on her first date with Rocky Balboa. She wasn’t exactly happy about it either, telling Rocky, “but it was Thanksgiving.” He simply replied, “yea, to you. To me it’s Thursday.”

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: Investing in teachers is investing in children

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Indiana should do more to make teacher pay raises a reality. Increased teacher salaries would be good for students, parents and communities.

Susan Jerger: Books are the perfect holiday tradition

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The holidays are a time of family bonding and giving.

Norman Knight: Minerals and memories

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I learned the word “galena” in Geology 101 my freshman year of college.

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: Prison time for 2 Hoosier ex-mayors

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The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette

Michael Hicks: Tax debate should be about government service value, not price

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It seems likely the Indiana General Assembly will discuss major tax changes this year. This discussion is warranted for many reasons. First, this is a non-budget session, and these matters take time. So, beginning homework on our taxes is prudent, even if change takes several years. Second, we have some growing structural problems with our taxes that must be fixed. Third, we are enjoying a second year of budget windfall, with revenues coming in a half billion dollars ahead of expectations. And, finally, there are budget needs we have not adequately met over several budget cycles.

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: Harris approval rating plummets

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Vice President Kamala Harris’ approval rating has plummeted to 28%, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll.