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MAURER: Is there room for compassion in politics?Restricted Content

August 16, 2014
A humanitarian crisis doesn't always bring out the best in us.
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MORRIS: Ignore 55+ demo? Big mistake! Big! Huge!

August 9, 2014
Greg Morris
People in prime spending years are getting cold shoulder from media buyers.
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MAURER: Iconic Cento’s steps into futureRestricted Content

August 2, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Third generation shoe repair shop is the kind of business that is backbone of America.
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MORRIS: Another call for an appointed schools chiefRestricted Content

July 26, 2014
Greg Morris
The governor, no matter his or her politics, should name the state's top education official.
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MAURER: Bob Lauth persevered and wonRestricted Content

July 19, 2014
Developer comes out on top after recession, legal battle with investor.
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MORRIS: Indianapolis' problems belong to all of us

July 12, 2014
Greg Morris
Those of us who work in the city but live elsewhere should help pay to keep it strong.
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MAURER: Upon reflection, some personal adviceRestricted Content

July 5, 2014
Mickey Maurer
There are certain things you should do before it's too late.
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MORRIS: Are you ready for second half of 2014?Restricted Content

June 28, 2014
Greg Morris
Every organization needs a game plan. Do you have a strategy for the balance of the year?
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MAURER: Rep. Young's social impact bond idea is a winnerRestricted Content

June 21, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Invite the business community to efficiently solve some of society's most pressing problems.
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MORRIS: If only I were a member of the clubRestricted Content

June 14, 2014
Greg Morris
The Columbia Club has many attributes, but it's outdated membership policy isn't one of them.
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MAURER: Endocyte: What happens now?Restricted Content

June 7, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The company, once heralded for a promising cancer treatment, is down but not out.
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MORRIS: Let’s ‘show up and perform’ for vets

May 30, 2014
Greg Morris
A Hoosier veteran says the state could do a better job of honoring those who have served.
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Maurer puzzle answersRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
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MAURER: Shortz' Living Legend status isn't puzzlingRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The hard-to-please New York Times puzzle editor has earned this high Hoosier honor.
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MORRIS: Financial success is a bad thing?

May 17, 2014
Greg Morris
Income inequality isn't a non-issue, but the rhetoric surrounding it discourages meaningful discourse.
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Senators to sausage—Mickey's Camp has it allRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Spaces fill up fast in the annual men's and women's camps that send money to favorite charities.
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MORRIS: Your vote counts this primary seasonRestricted Content

May 3, 2014
Not sure about races and who's running? Here's where you can find what you need to know.
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MAURER: Good science—and some creativity—keep Lilly on its gameRestricted Content

April 26, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Things look bright for the city's pharma giant even if it doesn't borrow marketing slogans.
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MORRIS: May is mix of new fun, good memoriesRestricted Content

April 19, 2014
Greg Morris
This year's lead-up to the Indy 500 recalls a time when 16th and Georgetown was the only place to be.
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MAURER: Does She Love Me?Restricted Content

April 12, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Work this week's crossword puzzle for a reassuring answer.
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MORRIS: Welcome to a clean and walkable cityRestricted Content

April 3, 2014
Greg Morris
I love this time of year, when downtown streets get busy and crowded with happy visitors enjoying themselves. And, of course, they’re happy when they spend money—which is good for business! It’s great for the city and a welcome relief for local businesses looking to make the cash register ring after struggling through a brutal winter
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MAURER: A teaching program that worksRestricted Content

March 29, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The benefits of Teach for America show through at Kipp Indy.
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MORRIS: Jim Irsay deserves our supportRestricted Content

March 22, 2014
Greg Morris
I don’t know Jim Irsay personally, but I feel like I know him. I’d like to know him better. I’ve been thinking a lot about Jim and his situation the last few days. I keep wondering if there’s something I can do to help, and for now this column is my best effort in that regard.
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MAURER: Turning Hoosiers into leadersRestricted Content

March 15, 2014
Tobias Center's Hoosier Fellows experiential leadership program offers unmatched opportunities.
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MORRIS: Government overreach at all-time highRestricted Content

March 8, 2014
Greg Morris
You'll see the intrusions clearly in the kind of car you drive and how much you pay for power.
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  1. Kent's done a good job of putting together some good guests, intelligence and irreverence without the inane chatter of the other two shows. JMV is unlistenable, mostly because he doesn't do his homework and depends on non-sports stuff to keep HIM interested. Query and Shultz is a bit better, but lack of prep in their show certainly is evident. Sterling obviously workes harder than the other shows. We shall see if there is any way for a third signal with very little successful recent history to make it. I always say you have to give a show two years to grow into what it will become...

  2. Lafayette Square, Washington Square should be turned into office parks with office buildings, conversion, no access to the public at all. They should not be shopping malls and should be under tight security and used for professional offices instead of havens for crime. Their only useage is to do this or tear them down and replace them with high rise office parks with secured parking lots so that the crime in the areas is not allowed in. These are prime properties, but must be reused for other uses, professional office conversions with no loitering and no shopping makes sense, otherwise they have become hangouts long ago for gangs, groups of people who have no intent of spending money, and are only there for trouble and possibly crime, shoplifting, etc. I worked summers at SuperX Drugs in Lafayette Square in the 1970s and even then the shrinkage from shoplifting was 10-15 percent. No sense having shopping malls in these areas, they earn no revenue, attract crime, and are a blight on the city. All malls that are not of use should be repurposed or torn down by the city, condemned. One possibility would be to repourpose them as inside college campuses or as community centers, but then again, if the community is high crime, why bother.

  3. Straight No Chaser

  4. Seems the biggest use of TIF is for pet projects that improve Quality Of Life, allegedly, but they ignore other QOL issues that are of a more important and urgent nature. Keep it transparent and try not to get in ready, fire, Aim! mode. You do realize that business the Mayor said might be interested is probably going to want TIF too?

  5. Gary, I'm in complete agreement. The private entity should be required to pay IPL, and, if City parking meters are involved, the parking meter company. I was just pointing out how the poorly-structured parking meter deal affected the car share deal.

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