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HARRIS: We need a system to make high school diplomas countRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
David Harris / Special to IBJ
Unfortunately, too many students who make it through high school aren’t well prepared for what comes next.
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MEREDITH: Diplomas don't guarantee mastery of work or life skillsRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Teresa Meredith / Special to IBJ
A diploma cannot guarantee commendable performance in college, respectable employment or even success in life.
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EARLY: Loudly singing praises of education reformRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Rex Early / Special to IBJ
Vince Lombardi would want Bennett and Daniels on his team. These two bold leaders refused to quit on our kids.
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WOUDENBERG: Feds don't call all shots on MedicaidRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Anita Y. Woudenberg / Special to IBJ
The states are free to exclude a provider from its Medicaid program for any reason provided under state law.
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VAUGHN: Privatization punishes many, rewards fewRestricted Content

July 9, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
The only winners in this game are the attorneys and bureaucrats who make, and often end up breaking, the deals.
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FERGUSON: Defunding sends states on dangerous pathRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Much more worrying to me is the fact that many of the poorest women (and men) in the state will be denied basic health services at least temporarily.
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KRULL: Left, right wings keep abortion battle ragingRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Both sides, of course, claim the public supports their position.
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SWAYZE: Behind the Planned Parenthood debateRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Sue Swayze / Special to IBJ
This certainly isn’t about health care. Approximately 97 percent of abortions are done on healthy women with healthy babies.
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MORELAND: Let's do more to improve community healthRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Doran Moreland / Special to IBJ
With so much evidence showing we are losing control of our health, why can we not collectively grab hold of this issue? I believe one reason is that Indiana is not an easy place to be healthy.
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DRESSLAR: Behold the new politics of school reformRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
David Dresslar / Special to IBJ
Traditional adversarial relationships between school district and teachers’ union leadership are evolving toward more collaborative relationships.
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BENNETT: No reform is toughest; all are getting careful attentionRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Tony Bennett / Special to IBJ
From the very beginning, we knew there was no silver bullet to creating world-class schools.
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HOWEY: Mourdock's big GOP gamble is taking hitsRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJMore

STYRING: How Pence can fight a Mediscare attackRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Bill Styring / Special to IBJ
“Don’t touch our Medicare” (and Social Security) will crush our kids and grandkids with horrendous taxes. To maintain otherwise is fantasy.
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WAGNER: The unappealing options for life after MitchRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
With a presidential bid off the table, those moderate Republicans who’ve loyally worked for Daniels over the years must now choose between life beyond politics or holding their noses on some issues just to stay in the game.
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LADWIG: Chambers of commerce have lost their wayRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
At best, many Indiana chambers see themselves as middlemen smoothing the government licensing and regulatory processes.
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MYERS: Keep fighting the winning battle against HIVRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
Research is paying off; prevention is working better than before; fear and discrimination have lessened.
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MAHERN: A call to properly honor civic giant HudnutRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
Save for a bust in the lobby of the City-County Building, you would never know he had ever been around.
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FARGO: Taking government transparency up a notchRestricted Content

June 25, 2011
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
The Internet has changed our expectations about the availability of information. We now expect information to be at our fingertips when we want it.
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WOUDENBERG: Indiana Supremes blew it with police caseRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Anita Y. Woudenberg / Special to IBJ
Rather than limit the decision to its facts, the court instead sweepingly discarded the reasonable resistance right in its entirety.
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BRINEGAR: Introducing an extended vision for IndianaRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Kevin Brinegar / Special to IBJ
These education initiatives and provocative “we want Indiana to be the best” ideas in numerous policy areas are part of the Indiana Chamber’s Indiana Vision 2025 long-range economic development planning process.
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VAUGHN: State protects insurers better than consumersRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Julia Vaughn / Special to IBJ
Instead of an effective regulatory environment, the facts suggest [Insurance Commissioner Stephen] Robertson’s rubber stamp for rate increases is getting a real workout.
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KETZENBERGER: Americans prefer shiny objects to substanceRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
John Ketzenberger / Special to IBJ
Gov. Mitch Daniels’ marital history has no bearing on his ability to steer the country and reveals no damning character flaws.
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KRULL: Another governor and a different decisionRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
There are politicians out there who see the ability to strip away one’s feelings as demonstrating toughness. To me, it sounds soul-deadening.
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SHELLA: Mitch's marriage was no big deal in IndianaRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Jim Shella / Special to IBJ
I’m told that in the 2004 race, Joe Kernan, the Democratic nominee, personally vetoed any use of the Daniels divorce in his campaign.
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BALLARD: Calls for the mayor to take control of IPS are prematureRestricted Content

June 11, 2011
Greg Ballard / Special to IBJ
Some thoughtful and concerned leaders believe the mayor should take over all of Indianapolis Public Schools.
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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

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  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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