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HETRICK: If you rely on air and water, you’ll want to read this

At the Statehouse, the crime in progress is voluntary bondage—not in the sexual sense, but what Dictionary.com calls “the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control.”
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HETRICK: You say you want a reputation? Don’t do it this way

We can now measure the dollar value of a good reputation. Unfortunately, Indiana is doing a lot to hurt its.
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HETRICK: After storm, plowing through a pseudo-libertarian snow job

"I am capable of deciding for myself what and where and when I can come and go," said a Facebook friend. But when does liberty get in the way of public safety?
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HETRICK: After 50 years of silence, a wish list for St. Nicholas

You might not remember me. Last time I wrote, I probably requested a Johnny Seven O.M.A., a “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” gun set or a Monkees album.
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HETRICK: You can’t achieve velocity with one foot on the brake

People want not only to visit downtown, but also to live there. But if we are not regarded for livability, how can Indianapolis thrive?
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HETRICK: Don’t just be thankful; this year thank and think of others

In a world overdosing on skepticism, cynicism, pessimism, and criticism...there are worse thigns than a month of thankful thinking.
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HETRICK: Will Hoosier honchos buy Chicken Little’s hokum?

Will the sky fall if Indiana accepts marriage equality? Ask Henny penny and Ducky Lucky.
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HETRICK: A small-town ode to what seems like a carefree autumn

The leaves are falling fast in Pendleton. But the news is very different than what's reported in bigger cities.
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HETRICK: Eight easy-to-adopt employee communication lessons

My students have been studying employee communications. Naturally, they remember and report bad examples far more than good ones.
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HETRICK: There she is, Miss America, an ideal answer to racism

For a few ugly Americans emboldened by social media, it was an opportunity to judge Miss Davuluri. But not by the content of her character.
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