DEAR ABBY: I’m the mother of an 8-year-old with autism. A few months ago, I was ALSO diagnosed with autism. While I viewed this news for the most part in a rather positive light, I also have some mixed feelings.

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DR. WALLACE: My family and I see more and more homeless people out on the streets in the city and surrounding areas near where we live. I don’t know any of them and we have been told to stay away from them, but I want to help these people if I can.

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GOSHEN — As soon as the two flags were hoisted into place, a breeze caught them, helping unfurl the American and Indiana state flags atop two poles serving as their new homes on the Elkhart County Courthouse lawn.

DR. WALLACE: My ex-boyfriend and I broke up a month ago and I’m still emotionally stressed over our parting. When I saw him out in public recently he seemed to be happy-go-lucky and without a care in the world. Can you explain why girls seem to suffer more than guys do when a boy/girl relati…

DEAR ABBY: My husband of three years informed me that he’d had a brief affair and fathered a baby. We worked through it, and I decided to stay in the marriage. The mother of the child is in a new relationship. I am 10 years older than my husband and have grown kids. I am not interested in ra…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene.

NAPPANEE – Nappanee City Council members voted Monday to move ahead with a new funding method for the city — Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) for funding portions of a $3.398 million parks project.

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GOSHEN — This fall, registered voters within the Concord Community Schools district will vote on whether to extend the district’s existing operating referendum for an additional eight years, though at a reduced tax rate.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package unveiled by the Senate includes more than $150 billion to boost clean energy and promote “climate resilience” by making schools, ports and other structures better able to withstand extreme weather events such as storms and w…

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The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults — a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.

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GOSHEN — The owner of a Goshen home facing possible demolition due to ongoing city code violations was granted additional time to get the violations corrected during a meeting of the Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety Monday afternoon.


This time of year, everyone asks me how they can become a better griller. It all comes down to the following 10 tips, the most important of which is knowing the difference between direct and indirect cooking.

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 15-year-old boy, and I want to get my ears pierced just like my 17-year-old big sister. I think she's now had her ears pierced for about a year already. My parents have said no to me every time I have asked them and trust me — I have asked them in a nice and polite way eve…

DEAR ABBY: Over the last couple of years, I have become close with someone I was intimately involved with 20 years ago. We had a relatively short but very passionate relationship back then, which she ended for reasons that I’m still not clear about. For me, she was the “one who got away.” We…

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I met a wonderful man online. He’s from Wales in the U.K. He’s 21 years younger than I am, so, naturally, I’m cautious about how our relationship will hold up through the years. (He’s 42; I’m 63.)

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