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This I Believe: You Can Count On Family

Mar 6, 2018
Rachel Lattimore

 

             I believe in family. Many teens nowadays tend to take their families for granted. They don’t stop to think about how important family actually is. Whenever they are having problems, especially teens, they go to their friends for help. It’s mostly because they think that since adults aren’t from this generation, they don’t know anything. I actually have learned that no matter what, family will always be there to lend a shoulder and to brighten up your day.                                 

This I Believe: Risky Business

Mar 6, 2018
Rachel Lattimore

  

Towards the end of 2016, the beginning of August, my family picked up our lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and moved to West Lafayette, Indiana. My dad sold his business, my parents sold our house, and we all sold our relationships. We did all this so we could go to a church here in West Lafayette. We took a big risk. Everyone thought we were crazy. But it has been the biggest payoff of our lives. I believe a life without risks is a life with regrets.

Rachel Lattimore

I believe in self-love; not selfish narcissism, but the love that comes from truly seeing myself. My brain could easily be trained to remember that it’s “i before e, except after c” and to recall the Pythagorean Theorem, but learning to love myself is not something taught and recited in classrooms. Self-love took the kind of effort that was sustained over years and replenished in tiny dewdrops the size of the freckles I hated so much that wrap around my shoulders anytime I avoided my reflection.

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PART ONE: LOW WAGES AND A LONG WAITING LIST

Finding and keeping affordable housing can turn into an ongoing battle for many Hoosiers. If income is spent disproportionately on housing, that means less money spent on food, education, and medical expenses. The federal housing choice voucher program provides a way for individuals and families on the margins to afford rent and avoid an eviction, or even homelessness.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) says he has doubts about a measure to eliminate background checks at all gun purchases for some Indiana gun license holders.

His comments come amid renewed debate over gun regulations in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

Lawmakers are giving mixed input on a bill about teacher licensing waivers, and members of a House committee shared concerns about the proposal during a meeting Thursday.

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A major flood warning is in effect for the area around the Oakdale Dam, just south of Monticello, where heavy rain has flooded the Tippecanoe River.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources officers spent Wednesday morning out on boats, helping residents to evacuate. Several mobile homes along the water are submerged, and houses downstream flooded.

Conservation officer Dan Dulin says many residents opt to wait out the floods, but he’s concerned about more rain expected later this week.

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A completed review of the monetary misdeeds of a former Frankfort Parks Department chief includes an allegation he sold animals from a city petting zoo without prior authorization.

Joel Tatum was fired from his job late last year after city officials found thousands of dollars strewn about, with much of it stuffed into coffee cans in Tatum’s office.

Sunday alcohol carryout sales would become legal even earlier than expected under a legislative change made in a House committee Wednesday.

If passed, legislation to legalize Sunday alcohol sales from noon to 8 p.m. would have taken effect July 1, like most new laws. But Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn), the bill’s sponsor, says he’d rather see it take effect as soon as the governor signs it into law.

More than 12,000 people attended a moderated conversation with former First Lady Michelle Obama in Indianapolis Tuesday night.

The conversation covered a range of topics – from her roots in a supportive environment in Chicago to the potential positive impacts of diversity and civic action.

The Women’s Fund of Central Indiana hosted the event and provided 500 free tickets to women and girls who might not have been able to attend. Obama gave advice to young woman facing adversity.

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