House Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta and House Education Chairman Bob Behning face off over Indiana’s student testing program. Other columnists tackle gun control as a health care issue, a black agenda for Indianapolis and how to make 38th Street feel less like a highway.

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Forefront

Leah McGrath: Own the culture you want to see in your community

As we look around us, there is a feeling that things are not right. We see it in on TV, online and in the news. We see division widen when we should be working to find common ground. We see too much hatefulness when we should be understanding. We see fear to challenge the status […]

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Una Osili: Look to different perspective to understand violence

We’re confronted once again with the tragic and senseless loss of lives from gun violence in the aftermath of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Although recent mass shootings in the United States can be linked to multifaceted factors, there is evidence that the El Paso shooting was a calculated political act fueled by anti-immigrant […]

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Adrianne Slash: Let’s give the Red Line a chance, despite traffic woes

The entire city of Indianapolis seems to be under construction. I’ve seen the memes, heard the radio commentary, and have experienced delays just like the next person. But as a person who has been calling for investment in our infrastructure, the delays are welcomed. The delays are temporary discomfort for long-term comfort. Construction of the […]

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