Letters to the Editor

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Convenience store would hurt neighborhood

I oppose a convenience store at the northeast corner of German Church Road and East Washington Street in Cumberland,where the St. John United Church of Christ is located. The proposal to demolish a church with such a significant heritage involving so many is a travesty.
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Indiana common wage repeal would be shortsighted

As a CPA, business owner for 19 years, taxpayer and leader of the Indiana Mason Contractors Association, I have a unique viewpoint on House Bill 1019 to repeal Indiana’s common construction wage law.
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Legal profession racing to navigate through storm

IBJ’s [Feb 9] coverage of the continuing decline in law school enrollments rightly highlights the challenges confronting both the schools and law graduates. I see evidence that these developments may prompt a period of accelerated reform.
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Keep talking about infrastructure needs

Thank you for [Sheila Kennedy’s Feb. 9 column] on the demise of our infrastructure. I’ve been making this point for years and I’m thrilled that it is getting some exposure.
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Pence's HIP 2.0 sends lifeline to rural hospitals

With the approval of the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 waiver after months of negotiations, Gov. Pence and his administration are to be commended for their efforts to secure this innovative, affordable coverage program for those who need it most: our state’s working families.
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Budget amendment wastes money, minds

Peter Rusthoven states [Jan. 19 Taking Issue] that a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget will “protect the state” when the economy turns down.
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Pence education agenda would push state ahead

Because of the vital role education plays in Indiana’s future, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee recently voted to endorse Gov. Pence’s education agenda for the 2015 legislative session.
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Noblesville stands still compared to Carmel

As a 20-year Noblesville resident reading the [Jan. 5] “Long tenures distinguish mayors of Carmel, Noblesville” article, what stands out to me about mayors Brainard and Ditslear is the stark contrast between the two.
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Press should referee political donations

The first part of IBJ’s [Jan. 12] editorial makes the common sense case for transparency regarding campaign contributions.
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Water boarding justified

Professor Sheila Kennedy [Dec. 29 Viewpoint] seems to conveniently forget two important events related to the water boarding performed on a few people who possessed vital and important information.
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