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Mass Ave merchants' pop-up shop reopening in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 12, 2014
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Mass Ave retailers are making a return trip to Carmel's Main Street, and they could stay longer this time.
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Alone in the universe: Why I didn't like 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Lou Harry
August 11, 2014
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We finally have a summer blockbuster. But I'll take "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" instead.
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St. Vincent Heart Center seeks to build helipad in Carmel

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 8, 2014
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St. Vincent Heart Center is seeking city permission to build a helipad on church-owned property south of 103rd Street in Carmel, about a half-mile from the specialty hospital.
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Fishers Switch construction could start this month

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 7, 2014
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Work is expected to begin this month on a $28 million mixed-use project on the site of the Fishers Train Station, which will be demolished to make way for offices, retail and apartments in the burgeoning suburban downtown.
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Plum's Upper Room closes; Salty Cowboy opens

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 6, 2014
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Plum's Upper Room owner Jayne Nolting closed the restaurant on Zionsville’s Main Street this week, posting a farewell note to friends and patrons on the door. Plus: new Tex-Mex.
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First piece of Central State redevelopment nearly finished

Scott Olson
August 5, 2014
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Local developer Reverie Estates is converting the administration building, now known as the Central State Mansion, into 67 dormitory-type rooms for student housing and welcomed its first tenant late last month.
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State Road 37 overhaul plan inches forward

Andrea Muirragui Davis
August 5, 2014
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The facts aren’t in dispute: Congestion on State Road 37 in Hamilton County must be addressed before development along the commercial corridor turns it into a parking lot. But easing rush-hour backups along the highway won’t be cheap or easy.
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Small employers dumping plans faster than expected, WellPoint says

J.K. Wall
August 4, 2014
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WellPoint saw 218,000 members of its health plans disappear because their employers ended their group plans. Other insurers, however, say small employers are ending their plans more slowly than expected.
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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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