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Light in the gloom

February 12, 2010
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More industrial construction is going on in Indiana than in any nearby state.
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Gun bills on fast track

February 11, 2010
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Want to leave a gun in your car at work? Your employer's policy may become irrelevant.
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Education by statistics

February 10, 2010
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Inconceivable as it might sound, will the increasing focus on academic performance in public schools give private schools a run for their money? It wouldn't be the first time statistics upset an apple cart.
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Minimum wage downside

February 9, 2010
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The minimum wage appears to be locking some teens out of jobs.
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Indy turns architectural corner

February 8, 2010
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A Ball State architect thinks Indianapolis residents will like what they see in the new J.W. Marriott hotel downtown and beat drums for more interesting buildings.
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Underrated entrepreneurs

February 5, 2010
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The Indianapolis area is home to myriad unsung entrepreneurs who run interesting companies, make money and create good jobs. Here are some of them.
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Mayor Ballard, snow fighter?

February 4, 2010
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Rating Ballard on his promises to master basics including snow removal and fixing potholes.
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Indy without Lilly, the 500?

February 2, 2010
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An Indiana University prof thinks Indianapolis should anticipate a future without Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and a potentially reduced Eli Lilly and Co.
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Thoughts on the Tebow ad

February 1, 2010
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From the perspective of return on investment, the Super Bowl ad might be considered a failure.
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Will easy commutes linger?

January 29, 2010
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Traffic counts are rising, but the jobless are still at home.
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Vetting your sweetheart

January 27, 2010
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With Valentine's Day approaching, a Purdue prof calls for sober due diligence before engagement rings find their way onto fingers.
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Two recipes to improve Indy

January 26, 2010
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City father and Indiana Pacers chief Jim Morris says Indianapolis will rise or fall depending on how well the city nurtures children and connects with the world. So, how are we doing?
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New Madrid quivers

January 25, 2010
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The infamous geologic fault line makes news again.
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Indiana and climate change

January 22, 2010
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A report by an influential Republican pollster could send a disruptive ripple through Indiana.
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Indiana's shape is relative

January 21, 2010
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Indiana is good financial condition. Sort of.
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Comparing Coakley, Bayh

January 20, 2010
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Evan Bayh is no Martha Coakley. But on the outside chance Bayh could be beat in this year's senate race, an opponent might do best to paint him as an elitist.
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Killer desk jobs

January 19, 2010
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Swedish doctors say sitting for long periods carries health risks.
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Indianapolis resentment

January 18, 2010
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Jealousy toward Indianapolis in the Statehouse shows no sign of letting up, one legislator says.
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Osteopathy and Indiana Wesleyan

January 15, 2010
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The Indiana Osteopathic Association passed over a virtually certain $75 million in startup funding from Indiana Wesleyan University to choose Marian University for its new osteopathic college.
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The other two elite colleges

January 13, 2010
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Debating why Earlham and Taylor grads don't take their places alongside peers from DePauw and Wabash.
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'Black' rifles in the woods

January 12, 2010
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Hunters are adopting rifles that look jarringly similar to versions soldiers carry in Afghanistan.
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Immigration redux at the Statehouse

January 11, 2010
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Are Republicans shooting themselves in the foot with another bill targeting illegals?
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Outsiders as school superintendents

January 8, 2010
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A change in rules for school administrators opens the door to people outside the traditional education establishment.
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Too much, too soon in Elkhart?

January 6, 2010
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Embattled workers might lose motivation to go back to school, thus putting them in an even worse position in the long run.
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Again, on government reform

January 5, 2010
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Assessing the odds for government reform in the General Assembly.
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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