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Back in 2018, I wrote an article for the Howard County Historical Society’s Footprints publication about how the 1918 influenza pandemic had affected our area. I reprised parts of that story for this column back in March, the week after Kokomo went into lockdown when the coronavirus reached …

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The Indiana State Department of Health released its updated color-coded state metrics map that tracks the spread of COVID in communities and now signifies county-by-county restrictions for those in orange and red -- and fewer counties this week scored "red." 

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The following are the mugshots from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18 that appeared in the Kokomo Perspective November 25, 2020 issue.

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Below are the arrests for Nov. 24. All listed are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Goodfellows and Marine Corps Toys for Tots’ clients should receive their vouchers and shopping instructions by mail by Nov. 25, and Cops 4 Kidz Partnered with Goodfellows’ participants should be notified by Kokomo Fraternal Order of Police 078 by that date as well. If not, clients should ema…

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has not held a single press briefing about Covid-19 in November. CNN research found that 14 other governors have only held a single Covid briefing each. Brian Stelter says the governors should show real leadership by answering questions on a regular basis.


Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, says Biden should appoint a Special Presidential Envoy for Press Freedom "to speak out whenever journalists are under threat, and ensure that U.S. foreign policy is focused on defending journalists and their rights aroun…

"When there's a transition of power in Washington, it's a big moment for us, it's a Super Bowl," says Carrie Budoff Brown, the top editor of Politico. She predicts that covering Biden "will be tougher" than Trump because "Biden is known to be very leak-free."

Jacqueline Alemany of the Washington Post tells Brian Stelter that she was motivated to write about her Covid-19 illness after speaking with GOP sources who remain skeptical about the virus. She says the conversations distilled why "it's so important to talk about the virus and emphasize tha…

Jonathan Rauch says Trump's attack on objective reality leaves people confused about "whether there even is truth." He says the press must deal with disinformation "without repeating it" and "just say what reality is." Brian Stelter asks if President-elect Biden can restore any normalcy to t…

By denying the results of the election, Trump is running a "Russian-style disinformation campaign" called a "firehose of falsehood," Jonathan Rauch says. Trump is spreading "as many different stories and conspiracy theories and lies" as possible," akin to "throwing spaghetti against the wall…

Brian Stelter says that most people have spouses, friends and colleagues who would "take the phone away" if they were tweeting and lying like the outgoing president. He asks: "Why has no one been able to successfully intervene?" Amanda Carpenter says everyone around Trump "fears him" and "no…

Representative-elect Nicole Malliotakis and Representative-elect Nancy Mace join CNN's Dana Bash to discuss the surge in Republican women elected to the US House in 2021 and what that means for the future of their party.

Justin Edward Meadows, 31, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, formerly of Kokomo,  passed away Friday, November 27, 2020, at home.  He was born March 24, 1989, in Kokomo, the son of Ted W. & Julie A. (Glassburn) Meadows. 

Mavis Allinson, Kokomo, passed away at 6:00 am Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at home.  She was born April 28, 1932, in Sheffield, England, the daughter of the late Harry & Nellie (Morley) Peck.