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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The Columbia Club has many attributes, but it's outdated membership policy isn't one of them.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
Mickey MaurerMore

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. 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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