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The following commentary was written by Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. As a public service, Hamilton writes regularly about Congress and what individuals can do to make our representative democracy work better.
Sunday, May, 05, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Editor's note: The following pre-election commentary was written by former Congressman Lee Hamilton. As a public service, Hamilton writes regularly about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. His columns are part of the educational mission of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, where he is director. (www.centeroncongress.org)
Saturday, November, 03, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The rigors of the campaign are still fresh, but for newly elected House members and senators, the hard part is just beginning. Already, they’re inundated with advice on the issues they’ll be facing: the fiscal cliff, crises overseas, how to behave in a highly partisan Congress.
Sunday, November, 25, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November’s elections.
Sunday, April, 07, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
With the formal release of President Obama’s budget, the pieces are finally in place for a reprise of the Washington drama we’ve all come to know. There will be high-stakes negotiations, lines in the sand, and enough intrigue to keep Beltway insiders riveted by every piece of breaking news.
Sunday, April, 21, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Want to know what’s causing a lot of people in Washington to work long hours right now? Here’s a hint: it’s not immigration reform or gun control or, for that matter, any other legislation coming down the pike. Instead, it’s a pair of three-year-old laws.
Saturday, May, 18, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Two suspects, one from Evansville, were arrested Saturday for allegedly transporting methamphetamine.
Tuesday, May, 28, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Friday, June, 07, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Weddings
Friday, January, 25, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Births
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communications Company newspapers in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Tuesday, October, 02, 2012 - Forum Communications Company - News
Roger Alexander Anderson, age 92, of Marshall, formerly of Milroy and Alexandria, passed away at the Prairie Home Hospice House on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
Monday, August, 27, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
The warmer temperatures around here are exactly as predicted by the real climatologists, who are not on the corporate payrolls. Also predicted is the melting of polar ice and ocean acidification, which is bad news for people who like fish.
Friday, February, 01, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Minnesota’s financial picture is improving, Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed in his Wednesday night State of the State address, but policies in the last decade have hampered progress.
Friday, February, 08, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
A new application (app) released by the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine brings four wild and natural Minnesota places to the touchscreens of iPad users.
Monday, July, 02, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The author of a new gun bill says she wrote it as a compromise, but those who already have related bills are not buying it.
Thursday, March, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Editor's note: The following is a collection of news briefs from Forum Communications Company newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Thursday, October, 04, 2012 - Forum Communications Company - News
Eugene C. Taplin, 88, died Monday, October 1, 2012, at his son John’s home.
Tuesday, October, 09, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Obituaries (free view)
The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations.
Monday, May, 20, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Supervisory technician Josh Eddy and Clint Thilges at Custom Crown Craft (Certified Dental Laboratory) in Alexandria recently completed a hands-on course from Trubyte Dentures.
Friday, October, 19, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Business
With the start of a brand new year, why not wipe the slate clean with some positive thinking?
Wednesday, January, 02, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion