The two blocks on the western edge of Carmel's Arts & Design District are residential, at least for now, but that’s expected to change as the population grows by 1,500 every year and the city continues its quest to create a walkable community.
A fast-growing city like Fishers can add thousands of new residents in just a few years. But several state funding allocations are based on population numbers the U.S. Census Bureau collects only once a decade, which could grossly underestimate the city’s density.
State officials have ended a contract with a New York PR firm it hired to assess the damage to Indiana's reputation after the national furor over its religious freedom law. After three months, the firm will be paid $365,000.
The state schools superintendent, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Mike Pence next year, has been skeptical of the school grading system, while the board dominated by Pence's appointees has advocated for the grades.