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Will hospitals' higher facility fees survive health reform?

J.K. Wall
July 21, 2014
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One of the open secrets in health care is that hospitals are paid substantially more than independently owned health care facilities for the same procedures. But those higher fees are facing unprecedented pressure.
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Byrd's flying north to renovated Fountains facility

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 21, 2014
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The Carmel banquet center formerly known as The Fountains is being remodeled to accommodate new tenant Jonathan Byrd’s Catering.
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REVIEW: 'Miles & Ellie' at the Phoenix Theatre

Lou Harry
July 21, 2014
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Who'd have thought that the place to go for a Teflon summer romantic comedy would be the Phoenix Theatre?
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It's official: Yard House coming to Circle Centre

Scott Olson
July 18, 2014
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The Orlando-based, beer-themed chain finally has sealed a deal to take 13,460 square feet at 42 W. Maryland St. in part of the space formerly occupied by Nordstrom.
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Upstart grocer Fresh Thyme eyes Fishers site

Andrea Muirragui Davis
July 18, 2014
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Specialty grocery startup Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is eyeing a location on 116th Street in Fishers, where it would anchor a commercial development just east of Hoosier Road.
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Italian eatery Piada opening in August on northeast side

Scott Olson
July 18, 2014
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Piada Italian Street Food is set to open Aug. 22 in an outlot of The Shops at River Crossing, just east of The Fashion Mall. It will be the chain's second location in the Indy area.

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Indy hospitals continue to see fewer patients. Why?

J.K. Wall
July 17, 2014
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All of sudden, Hoosiers are buying less health care. Is that because we’ve kicked the habit, sobered up and found religion? Or is it the Great Recession hangover that will pass, eventually, so we can all get back to the party?
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CHICAGO REVIEWS: 'Brigadoon' at the Goodman; 'This is Our Youth' at Steppenwolf

Lou Harry
July 17, 2014
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A trip to Chicago yields a pair of well-worth-the-drive pleasures from two of the country's leading regional theaters.
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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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