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Hikers, hunters and the herd in White’s Woods

  An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Good news: White Township supervisors this month voted 4-1 to ban hunting in White’s Woods. They acted promptly to allay public-safety fears in a recreational forest at the township’s urban interface. That’s … Continue reading

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Diversity and Dr. King

An opinion By Anthony Frazier INDIANA — Diversity. We are created differently in that we come from different places, religions, nations, family, cultures. And yet we all inhabit one planet and one humanity. As we celebrate and honor the life’s … Continue reading

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Trail on trial: biking in Burrell

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Among the top local news stories of 2019, according to The Indiana Gazette, was the long-running dispute between Burrell Township and Indiana County over a proposed bicycle-pedestrian bridge across U.S. Route 22 bordering … Continue reading

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Caution: stop-light politics

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – The stop light at the intersection of 11th and Philadelphia streets, recently set to blink, flashes a clear warning: Proceed with caution, not only through the western gateway to the borough’s downtown business district … Continue reading

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Indiana County’s widening digital divide

 An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – If bipartisan political agreement and collective action for the common good appeal, then rural broadband is your kind of issue. Conservatives and progressives — federal, state and local — express support for improving … Continue reading

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Yes, Indiana, there is a Christmas tree capital

An appreciation By David Loomis INDIANA – “The Christmas Tree Capital of the World” is Indiana County’s self-advertisement from roadside billboards to the infobahn. The superlative can prompt skepticism in a skeptical age. “Capital”? Really? Dictionary.com lists “principal” as a … Continue reading

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A pain in the Appalachians

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – A few days before Thanksgiving, The Indiana Gazette ran a banner headline on a front-page review of an IUP study of the region’s “drug culture.” According to the study’s 121-page report by the … Continue reading

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Administrative bloat and the ‘new reality’

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – The “new reality” at IUP is falling enrollment as far as the eye can see. Fewer students mean fewer faculty. Fewer faculty spells economic stagnation in the wider community that hosts the unionized … Continue reading

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The impeachment ‘consensus’

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – As an undergraduate journalism student in my hometown of Washington, D.C., I worked part-time at Congressional Quarterly, a weekly magazine and publisher of specialty books on politics and governing. One of those books … Continue reading

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Deer hunting in White’s Woods?

An analysis By David Loomis INDIANA – Guy walks into a public park, climbs a tree, strings a bow and shoots a deer with an arrow. It’s no joke. It’s a description of what several citizens allege happened in White’s … Continue reading

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