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April 9, 2015 This was the second funnel week where all the Senate bills sent to the House had to be through our committee process to remain eligible. more »»

What is ‘coding’ and why is it an important skill?

April 8, 2015 Learning to code (computer programming) has recently been recognized as a valuable skill for students at all grade levels. more »»

Most U.S. 21st century population growth came in 27 metro areas

April 8, 2015 It’s springtime, and the Census Bureau has released its population estimates for counties and metropolitan areas as of July 1, 2014. more »»

Calling all Hoosiers

April 8, 2015 This week, in response to yet another heinous law meant to discriminate against LGBT fellow humans, Honey Maid tweeted, “We believe love is always welcome. more »»

Weird ways to earn money on the side

April 7, 2015 Recently, while brainstorming with a reader who needed to supplement her regular full-time job, I made a quick list of the ways I’ve done that in my life. more »»

After 150 years, Dixie still a place apart

April 7, 2015 On the day after the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Abraham Lincoln appeared at a second-floor window of the White House. more »»

The weekend That changed the world

April 7, 2015 Approximately 1,982 years ago, a man died. In fact, many men died that day. We know for sure of three men. Two were tied to crosses and crucified. One was nailed to the cross. more »»

Breaking the news

April 6, 2015 Dear Dave, My parents are going through a divorce, and money issues are a big part of the problem. My dad bought several rental properties and poured money into them. more »»

Diversity — or meritocracy?

April 6, 2015 A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues. more »»

Stop invoking Reagan; start heeding him

April 6, 2015 It was not a pretty sight. more »»

Don’t make a Peep ... why not bake one?

April 5, 2015 If you got Peeps in your Easter basket this morning, I have some great ideas for treats that call for the pure sugar chicks – or bunnies. Peeps Candy Bars 1 box chocolate cake mix 2 eggs 1/2 . more »»

Viral content, as told by The New Yorker

April 5, 2015 Editor’s note: Today’s column is from the “Classic Burns”?collection, originally published on No. more »»

Let them eat cake (gluten free please)

April 5, 2015 Living with a woman with undiagnosed Celiac Disease is like randomly introducing vinegar to an upside-down baking soda volcano. more »»

Oil spills lower after Iranian deal

April 4, 2015 On Thursday afternoon, Iranian, American and other foreign diplomats announced that they had reached a preliminary deal in their nuclear negotiations. more »»

Etiquette versus annihilation

April 4, 2015 Recent statements from United Nations officials, that Iran is already blocking their existing efforts to keep track of what is going on in their nuclear program, should tell anyone who does not... more »»

Suing over soft sexism can hold women back

April 4, 2015 Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination suit against her employer contained the juicy elements that captivate us. The plaintiff was a Harvard-educated lawyer suing for a healthy $16 million. more »»

Photographic memory

April 3, 2015 Dear Heloise: When traveling, I often have a hard time remembering the hotel address, and sometimes I forget my room number. more »»

The rough math facing Ted Cruz

April 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. more »»

Martin O’Malley makes a case for challenging Hillary

April 3, 2015 WASHINGTON — Former Baltimore mayor and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley made the case Sunday for a challenge to Hillary Clinton, from himself or some other Democra. more »»

Let’s put an end to sexual assault

April 3, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and is a good time to focus public attention on the epidemic of sexual violence that plagues our communities. more »»

 
 
 

 

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