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Opinion: Authors at JCPL series back in-person

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Did you know the Johnson County Public Library (JCPL) hosts bestselling and award-winning authors as part of our Authors at JCPL series? Thanks to donations to the JCPL Foundation and those who virtually attended the third annual Snuggle Up with a Book Ball, we bring notable authors like Jan Brett, J.A. Jance, Brad Thor and Tomi Adeyemi to Johnson County.

Opinion: Wasting time in the eye of the waster

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We were heading down the hill from the ridge that leads north out of Nashville when we spotted a deer crossing the road. It was evening but Becky and I have learned to keep an eye out for such encounters. The small, scrawny creature seemed to be moving slower than normal. It made it to the other side and disappeared into the dark trees. We drove on speculating it was hungry or ill. Haven’t we read about something called “chronic wasting disease?”

Opinion: The US Job Creation Machine

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Over the past 30 years, companies in the United States have added 40 million jobs. This is a remarkable achievement that enriches Americans and dramatically improves our standard of living. As we think about this growth, it is helpful to consider what type of jobs have been created, what types of workers are hired and what these facts tell us about the types of economic policies we pursue at the state and local level.

Opinion: Whose bruised ego are we talking about?

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It is easy, almost too easy, to laugh at Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita.

Dick Wolfsie: What’s cooking?

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Mary Ellen and I were in the middle of spring cleaning (we do it every three or four years) when I found a book in the back of the storage closet that I thought Mary Ellen could benefit from.

Ryan Trares: Awe and wonder at the museum

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We stood underneath the passing clouds and twinkling stars, gaping in wonder.

David Carlson: Looking for anwers in an old Bible

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In a well-needed attack on the clutter in our attic, my wife found a box of memorabilia that my parents must have given me when they cleaned out their own house.

Let yard sale signs bloom

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A friend no longer gives to Indiana political campaigns.

Mark Franke: It’s Primary Season Again

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It’s primary season in Indiana.

Leo Morris: Holcomb’s trans bill veto

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I was a little taken aback a few days ago on reading of praise for Governor Holcomb’s “conservative” approach in vetoing a bill that would have banned transgender girls from competing on girls sports teams.