News & Analysis

Former workers file suit against state lawmaker

September 28, 2014
Associated Press
A state lawmaker who was one of nine Republican state senators to vote against a right-to-work law two years ago is accused in a lawsuit of failing to pay his employees more than $220,000 in wages and other benefits.
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Camp Atterbury ready for large groups of soldiers

September 28, 2014
Associated Press
With more beds and railroad tracks serving Camp Atterbury, the facility will be able to train some of the largest groups of soldiers since World War II. Now Camp Atterbury has to market itself across the nation to make the most of the new facilities.
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State turns to tech for deeper, speedier data analysis

September 28, 2014
Associated Press analysis
Former Indianapolis Mayor Steve Goldsmith is hailing a new government management system adopted by Indiana that can better use troves of government data and predict how tax dollars should be allocated.
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The Interview Issue: Lewis Ferebee

September 27, 2014
J.K. Wall
In stark contrast to his predecessor, Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee started playing nice with the 30 or so charter schools in Indianapolis, which are publicly funded but privately run competitors to IPS.
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The Interview Issue: Quick Takes

September 27, 2014
We asked our interview subjects to weigh in on three topics. Here’s a sampling of responses.
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The Interview Issue: Jeffrey Johnson

September 27, 2014
Norm Heikens
The senior pastor of Eastern Star Church explains why preaching still belongs as a form of oratory in a day of social media and short attention spans.
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The Interview Issue: Angela Braly

September 27, 2014
Cory Schouten
Angela Braly, an attorney by trade, served as CEO of health insurer WellPoint Inc. from 2007 to 2012, when she resigned amid pressure from shareholders. Braly has continued serving in corporate boardrooms since her departure, albeit with a lower profile.
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The Interview Issue: Peter Rusthoven

September 27, 2014
Sheila Suess Kennedy
Why the go-to attorney for Republicans and conservatives is a strict constructionist on the Constitution.
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The Interview Issue: Karen Ferguson

September 27, 2014
Anthony Schoettle
Karen Ferguson, formerly Crotchfelt, has helped steer the state’s largest daily newspaper through one of its most tumultuous periods.
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The Interview Issue: Jeff Smulyan

September 27, 2014
Norm Heikens
Smulyan, a Democrat whose Emmis Communications Corp. owns radio stations relying on talk formats, has arrived at a principled acceptance of the phenomenon.
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The Interview Issue: Ron Ellis

September 27, 2014
J.K. Wall
Ron Ellis has been CEO of the drug discovery firm Endocyte Inc. since 1996. When he moved to West Lafayette to take the job, he wouldn’t let his wife paint the interior of their new house—for fear he’d be looking for a new job soon. Endocyte has yet to generate any revenue.
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The Interview Issue: Tanya Bell

September 27, 2014
Lou Harry
When Tanya Bell became Indiana Black Expo CEO in 2008, she said she would be a change agent, a tough job when running an organization with deep roots.
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The Interview Issue: Christine Altman

September 27, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Chrstine Altman, president of the Hamilton County commissioners, believes central Indiana communities would be well-served by embracing other transportation options together.
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The Interview Issue: Richard Lugar

September 27, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
Richard Lugar is president of the Lugar Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank focusing on nuclear non-proliferation, food security and other issues. Lugar, 82, represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1977 to 2013.
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The Interview Issue: Glenn Lyon

September 27, 2014
Scott Olson
Four holes-in-one for The Finish Line CEO, and counting.
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The Interview Issue: Peter Wilt

September 27, 2014
Anthony Schoettle
Before he helped launch professional soccer in Indianapolis, Peter Wilt earned six championship rings and record business growth for professional soccer teams in four American soccer leagues.
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The Interview Issue: Doug Boles

September 27, 2014
Anthony Schoettle
Boles, president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, says working for Mark Miles is similar to an earlier boss, former Mayor Steve Goldsmith.
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The Interview Issue: Tony Bennett

September 27, 2014
J.K. Wall
Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett helped push through monumental changes in Indiana education policies. But teachers revolted against Bennett, leading to his stunning re-election loss in 2012.
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The Interview Issue: Maria Quintana

September 27, 2014
Jared Council
Maria Quintana grew up in impoverished neighborhoods near downtown Indianapolis, but today she’s part of the leadership team that runs the largest bank in the state—JPMorgan Chase Indiana.
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The Interview Issue: Mitch Daniels

September 27, 2014
J.K. Wall
Mitch Daniels wants to grow Purdue University's enrollment, a reversal of the mindset he had when he stepped into the presidency in 2013.
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The Interview Issue: Stanley Kahn

September 27, 2014
Scott Olson
For more than 20 years, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Stanley Kahn was synonymous with lawyer advertising, whether on television, radio or the back cover of the phone book.
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The Interview Issue: Joseph Kernan

September 27, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The former governor and South Bend mayor experienced harrowing years in prisoner of war camps in North Vietnam.
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The Interview Issue: Sarah Taylor

September 27, 2014
Kathleen McLaughlin
One job of the Hoosier Lottery executive director is to make government friendly.
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The Interview Issue: Scott Newman

September 27, 2014
Dennis Barbosa
Scott Newman is an attorney and former Marion County prosecutor whose second act included founding Strand Analytical Laboratories and Rock Steady Boxing. He’s married with three stepsons.
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The Interview Issue: Amp Harris

September 27, 2014
Cory Schouten
Amp Harris is as well-known for the company he keeps as he is for his work over the years as a DJ, radio host and promoter of community events, including the “Saving Our Youth” Celebrity Basketball Game. Among his confidants are comedian Mike Epps and professional athletes Reggie Wayne, George Hill and Edgerrin James.
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