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EDITORIAL: Curry, Thomas should explain Bennett investigation

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry and state Inspector General David Thomas should acknowledge the mysteries swirling around an investigation into former state schools chief Tony Bennett and explain to Hoosiers exactly what happened, and how it won’t happen again.
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MORRIS: Lamkin deserving of Whistler award

I’m fortunate in my job to meet and get to know some extraordinary people. Martha Lamkin is one of those special people who continue to inspire others with tireless community service efforts.
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BEEBE: Cummins connects in downtown Indianapolis in more ways than one

When the new Cummins distribution headquarters is completed downtown in 2016, it will change the skyline. But this building is going to—and should—do a lot more for downtown, including bringing increased connectivity to east-side neighborhoods and setting new standards for how we approach design and development of our urban core.
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KENNEDY: Failure of imagination could stop here

There is a fair amount of evidence for the proposition that our fraying social fabric is a consequence of the fear and disorientation produced by ever-more-rapid social change.
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SKARBECK: Main Street is finally enjoying fruits of recovery

While recent years have been a boon to upper-income groups, evidenced by sales of luxury goods and rising stock prices, the economy now seems poised to provide a boost to the broader population.
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HICKS: Politics is driving the minimum wage push

Wages are largely determined by labor markets. So, if the minimum wage is set above the market wage, some workers will lose jobs while some will be better paid. There is no disagreement by anyone with a modest understanding of the matter, but low-paid jobs are not the issue.
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LOPRESTI: Customized holiday carols celebrate Indiana’s teams

Yes, it’s time to put sport to song. Christmas carols, to be exact, slightly altered.
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Bring local workers into job projects

There are many things about representing Indianapolis that make me proud. However, we are still using limited tax dollars to incentivize out-of-state contractors to hire out-of-state workers to build right here in Indianapolis.
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A qualified vote for mail-in voting

“Mail-in voting” has many merits [Ryerson Viewpoint, Dec. 8]. I find it a bit strange here in Indiana that there seems to be a lack of well documented, well publicized information prior to any election.
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RYERSON: Mail-in voting works in the real world

The results? Virtually no reported cases of fraud and a turnout that favored the GOP far more than Democrats.
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