| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:44 PM
Q: I read your recent column on the cost of generic drugs for less than your co-pay (cour.at/1vO3W4B). My prescription plan at work is with CVS Caremark. One of the prescriptions that I need to take for my high blood pressure is Edecrin, but the cost of...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Silverton, Ore., is known as the Garden City in a state famous for lush greenery and prolific gardens. My husband and I recently explored Silverton, an hour's drive south of Portland in the middle of the Willamette Valley (local T-shirts proclaim in rhyme...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Mark your calendar for a stargazing party April 17 and 18 at the Magdalena Ridge Observatory in New Mexico.
The observatory is about 80 miles south of Albuquerque near Socorro in the Magdalena Mountains of Cibola National Forest. Its remoteness makes it...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Tax Day is important for kids interested in conservation careers.
April 15 also happens to be the application deadline for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp for young state residents interested in...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 1:54 PM
While critics say the lease deal for the renovation and operation of the Indiana Dunes State Pavilion leaves the door to future improvements, state officials defended the process as open and fair.
In advance of an April 6 open house that offers...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:10 PM
Chicago is a pretty great place to visit. But if you've seen all the tourist trappings and the thought of going to the city has you breaking out in hives, then perhaps it's time to check out all the cool things the suburbs have to offer.
| Mar 26, 2015
"Shh, look!" the Canadian visitor said as she pointed to a large alligator slipping into the water and silently swimming across the Wekiva River while we stood on the shoreline. I've lived in Central Florida for nearly 40 years, and I still get a thrill...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:51 AM
Northwest Indiana is for the birds — and that makes it great for bird watchers, too. Our location at the southern tip of Lake Michigan contributes to what might be described as an exceptional and eclectic parade of migrating bird species passing...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Every word by every person who has loved Indiana's dunes through a century of deep affection and anguish has counseled caution.
Be careful. Guard what was given to you as a special, delicate gift. Protect its peace. We listened, and protected the gentle...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 11:15 PM
To honor her mother on the third anniversary of her death, Darlene Rippon wrote a heartfelt tribute, stuck the message in a bottle and cast the glass vessel toward the sea.
Once tossed into a shallow creek in John U. Lloyd State Park, Rippon said, "I...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:30 AM
HARTFORD — Most people in Connecticut assume that land in state parks, state forests and wildlife preserves are forever protected for the benefit of all residents.
That's not always true. Four years ago, state legislators approved a controversial...