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Indiana is on the brink of losing most of what remains of one of its most precious natural and economic resources – one that purifies water, reduces flood damage, provides fish and wildlife habitat and boosts our economy.

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The new year might mean that for some, it’s time to declutter. When selling used items, the quickest and most efficient way could be an online forum like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

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When starting a fitness journey, many consumers begin with finding a new gym, but 2021 may be different for some. With the COVID-19 pandemic still a concern, many consumers are looking at achieving their fitness goals from home.

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Since 2020 has presented many sets of unexpected challenges and hurdles, one shift has been to an ever-increasing digital marketplace with online purchases and payments more common than ever before, and virtual events and virtual pop-up shops becoming the new normal.

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It’s that time of season when I worry I might morph into one of Santa’s elves. I really enjoy the Christmas holidays – the time of year for optimism and good will. I bet some of the best times of your life happened during this joyous season.

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As consumers are checking items off their holiday shopping lists, they may be in search of the hottest “must-have” toys of the season. While children’s toys may seem harmless, scammers can use them as an opportunity to trick parents out of big bucks.

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With holiday shopping moving full steam ahead as we approach Thanksgiving, nearly 60 percent of shoppers say a gift card is at the top of their Christmas wish list, according to the National Retail Federation.

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This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, take some time to think through the way your devices are secured at both work and home. If you’re like many Hoosiers, work and home may share the same roof, which makes it even more critical to secure your spaces.

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and as we become digital citizens more and more, it’s important to remember the basics of keeping yourself secure online. One of those basics: check your links.

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As a lifelong Republican and former county party chairman, I resonated positively to the plans that Donald Trump outlined for his first four years.

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According to BBB’s most recent investigation, released Wednesday, sweepstakes scammers continue to be a persistent problem. Older adults have been especially hard-hit by these scams, and the BBB is warning of the tactics scammers use to con people out of their money using fake prizes.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way consumers approach shopping. Forbes found that online retailers’ year-over-year revenue was up 68 percent in mid-April, and February saw an increase in online shopping typically only seen on Cyber Monday, according to QuantumMetric.

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As more states and municipalities make masks mandatory in public settings, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Better Business Bureau have issued a warning about flyers or cards stating that the owner is exempt from wearing face masks.

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Never in a million years would I think that my small town would take part in something so big. On June 5, La Porte played host to a protest in response to the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man whose death sparked national outrage.

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Just recently, one of the “regulars” at the Oasis Ballroom in Michigan City passed away – Martha Keserich Vance, known to most as Martha Nash. I thank Patty Nocek of the La Porte County Health Department for sharing Martha’s obituary. Martha sang regularly at the Oasis Ballroom in Michigan C…