Monday is the 25th anniversary of the first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So we have to ask: What would the nation’s best-known martyr for civil rights think of 2020 America?

Important issues tend to be difficult, with deeply entrenched opinions and interests. They also attract the attention of media, political leaders, citizens and especially lobbyists. Recently, while explaining the results of two very contentious studies, I was asked who paid for them. That is a fair question, of course, which is why we put the name of the sponsoring organization on the study itself. But it also leads to other questions about the nature of university research — how and why we do what we do.

NAPPANEE — From celebrity designer Joanna Gaines in Waco, Texas, to local theater lovers, interest has been growing for the upcoming auction of the Amish Acres property. The property is scheduled to be auctioned Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in 16 tracts. The sale and auction of the property is being handled by Schrader Realty and Auction of Columbia City.

Recently, the old joke that the orange construction barrel is Indiana’s state flower has been told with unprecedented frequency around the Hoosier State. The proliferation of orange and white that motorists encounter across all 92 counties in our state is a visual confirmation of a historic effort by INDOT and local transportation agencies to rebuild and modernize Indiana’s highways and local roads.

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The Greater Terre Haute Branch of the NAACP is asking the city of Terre Haute to end its relationship with the A&E network television show "Live PD."

Hoosier senator would be wise to temper impeachment rhetoric

At a time when fiery rhetoric is the hallmark of a highly partisan political environment, U.S. Sen. Todd Young has often approached the most heated debates in muted tones.

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As Indiana enters its matchup Saturday at Nebraska (7 p.m., Big Ten Network), the Hoosiers once again find themselves struggling to generate perimeter offense.

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Kokomo Common Councilman Greg Jones, R-4th District, has announced his resignation after Facebook posts from 2015 were uncovered showing him calling Muslims “Goat-Humpers” and referring to Islam as “a Theocratic Moon Cult.”

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Evan Boudreaux’s first season with the Purdue men’s basketball team was never the same after the 6-foot-8 forward suffered a groin injury in a loss at Michigan State.

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Obituaries

Norman Wayne Ryle, age 80, died January 10, 2020 at Columbus Regional Health. Norman was born November 23, 1939 in Greensburg, Indiana at the home of his paternal grandparents, Lucian and Effie Ryle. Norman was the son of Loren Forest and Juanita Louise Schroeder Ryle. He arrived unexpectedl…