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EDITORIAL: Indianapolis ready for Super Bowl spotlightRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Welcome to Indianapolis, home of Super Bowl XLVI, the greatest spectacle in football and the biggest party this city has ever seen.
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EDITORIAL: Pass the proposed city smoking ban and be done with itRestricted Content

January 21, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A flawed but ultimately acceptable ordinance that would strengthen Indianapolis’ workplace smoking ban is now headed to the City-County Council. The council should pass the ordinance and Mayor Ballard should sign it.
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EDITORIAL: Democrats' right-to-work wrangling pointlessRestricted Content

January 14, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Democratic lawmakers need to come to grips with this reality: The Republicans have the votes to pass right-to-work this session. It’s going to happen. Stop whining about it and staging walkouts, and get on with the work you’re paid to do.
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EDITORIAL: Colts owner reverses field in firing PoliansRestricted Content

January 7, 2012
 IBJ Staff
No one can argue with the outstanding results the Indianapolis Colts saw under Bill and Chris Polian.
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EDITORIAL: Legislators have lengthy to-do list for short sessionRestricted Content

December 31, 2011
Lawmakers should be able to find common ground with Daniels as the governor looks to put his final signature on eight years in office.
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EDITORIAL: Mayoral control is best for IPSRestricted Content

December 24, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Mind Trust’s provocative new report on the future of Indianapolis Public Schools is sure to lead to a vigorous debate over how the district should operate, including whom the public should hold accountable for its performance—the publicly elected board that controls it now or the mayor of Indianapolis.
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EDITORIAL: It's time to jump on the transit trainRestricted Content

December 17, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The leading regions of the 21st century won’t be those that just keep adding roads to accommodate the glut of gas-chugging vehicles.
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EDITORIAL: OK smoking ban before year endRestricted Content

December 10, 2011
 IBJ Staff
A plea to City-County Council Democrats: Keep your eye on the prize and vote this month for smoke-free workplaces.
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EDITORIAL: State can't afford to lose online sales taxRestricted Content

December 3, 2011
The risk is that requiring online retailers to remit the sales tax will chase them away. We think the potential payoffs are worth taking the chance.
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EDITORIAL: Right-to-work issue will cause legislative gridlockRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff
With Indiana Republican leaders targeting right-to-work legislation as their top priority in 2012, we worry about the fate of other issues that should have long ago risen to the top of the heap.
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EDITORIAL: Gregg, Pence should think bigRestricted Content

November 19, 2011
So far, the efforts of government haven’t been enough to reverse the relative slide in wages and incomes. Too few firms are using the playground Indiana has created.
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EDITORIAL: Political gridlock unwelcome hereRestricted Content

November 12, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Now that roughly 30 percent of the city’s registered voters have determined who will lead the city the next four years, we have some advice for Mayor Greg Ballard and the newly elected City-County Council: Keep your victory in perspective.
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EDITORIAL: Learn right lessons from Litebox gaffeRestricted Content

November 5, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Gov. Mitch Daniels has been derided in recent days for standing next to California businessman Bob Yanagihara and declaring, “We like visionaries, we love inventors, we love entrepreneurs. You are all those things.”
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EDITORIAL: Circles program is peace plan for class warfareRestricted Content

October 29, 2011
Dr. James Lemons, a local neonatologist, deserves recognition—and support—for his quest to bridge the widening gap between the country’s haves and have-nots.
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EDITORIAL: Politics as usual isn't good enoughRestricted Content

October 22, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Right now, it’s hard to avoid the mud being slung by the two major-party candidates for Indianapolis mayor.
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EDITORIAL: Charter grants beckon big education ideasRestricted Content

October 15, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Mind Trust is laying plans to hand out up to five $1 million grants next June to teams of educational entrepreneurs who would use the money to develop and launch innovative charter schools in Indianapolis.
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EDITORIAL: Seek tolerance in the workplaceRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
Balancing the rights of employees and entrepreneurs is tricky.
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EDITORIAL: Software Artistry a success story all can celebrateRestricted Content

October 1, 2011
The help-desk software maker spawned at least 15 tech startups here ... and unleashed a torrent of investment capital and talent that continues to fuel a critical sector of the local economy.
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EDITORIAL: 'Green' funding is losing glowRestricted Content

September 24, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Financial backers need a greater appreciation for the inherent risks in emerging industries.
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EDITORIAL: Unhealthy living a built-in problemRestricted Content

September 17, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Simply cheerleading for healthier lifestyles isn’t enough to get America to shape up.
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EDITORIAL: City should plan for what comes after demolitionRestricted Content

September 10, 2011
The city of Indianapolis is launching a $20 million war on abandoned houses without a plan for dealing with the properties after the wrecking-ball dust has settled.
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EDITORIAL: NBA lockout fuels old debateRestricted Content

September 3, 2011
The billions of dollars in public money spent subsidizing franchises across the country don’t buy mayors or governors a seat at the bargaining table when players and team owners wage war.
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EDITORIAL: Invest in the underemployedRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Armies of people find themselves lingering on the sidelines.
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EDITORIAL: Angie's List has earned city supportRestricted Content

August 20, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Angie’s List is close to downtown’s core, but the neighborhood the company has supported couldn’t be more different.
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EDITORIAL: Economy is weak, but this is no 2008Restricted Content

August 13, 2011
 IBJ Staff
When the stock market plummeted on Aug. 8 and did so again two days later, many of us found ourselves having flashbacks to 2008, when every bleak day in the market seemed to be followed by another and then another.
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  1. So much for Eric Holder's conversation about race. If white people have got something to say, they get sued over it. Bottom line: white people have un-freer speech than others as a consequence of the misnamed "Civil rights laws."

  2. I agree, having seen three shows, that I was less than wowed. Disappointing!!

  3. Start drilling, start fracking, and start using our own energy. Other states have enriched their citizens and nearly elminated unemployment by using these resources that are on private land. If you are against the 'low prices' of discount stores, the best way to allow shoppers more choice is to empower them with better earnings. NOT through manipulated gov mandated min wage hikes, but better jobs and higher competitive pay. This would be direct result of using our own energy resources, yet Obama knows that Americans who arent dependent of gov welfare are much less likely to vote Dem, so he looks for ways to ensure America's decline and keep its citizens dependent of gov.

  4. Say It Loud, I'm Black and Ashamed: It's too bad that with certain "black" entertainment events, it seems violence and thuggery follows and the collateral damage that it leaves behinds continues to be a strain on the city in terms of people getting hurt, killed or becoming victims of crimes and/or stretching city resources. I remember shopping in the Meadows area years ago until violence and crime ended make most of the business pack you and leave as did with Lafayette Square and Washington Square. Over the past 10 to 12 years, I remember going to the Indiana Black Expo Soul Picnic in Washington Park. Violence, gang fights and homicides ended that. My great grandmother still bears the scares on her leg from when she was trampled by a group of thugs running from gun fire from a rival gang. With hundreds of police offices downtown still multiple shootings, people getting shot downtown during Black Expo. A number of people getting shots or murdered at black clubs around the city like Club Six on the west side, The Industry downtown, Jamal Tinsley's shot out in front of the Conrad, multiple fights and shootings at the skating rinks, shootings at Circle Center Mall and shooting and robberies and car jackings at Lafayette Mall. Shootings and gang violence and the State Fair. I can go on and on and on. Now Broad Ripple. (Shaking head side to side) Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Ashamed.

  5. Ballard Administration. Too funny. This is the least fiscally responsive administration I have ever seen. One thing this article failed to mention, is that the Hoosier State line delivers rail cars to the Amtrak Beech Grove maintenance facility for refurbishment. That's an economic development issue. And the jobs there are high-paying. That alone is worth the City's investment.

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