Columnist Claire Fiddian-Green explores how the pandemic has exposed gaps in Indiana education that go beyond the digital divide. Plus, Ed DeLaney and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz debate whether Hoosiers are being forced to choose between health and voting, while other columnists tackle voting, the pandemic and more.

Debate Q:

Ed DeLaney: Holcomb’s choice or ours?

What should a leader do when citizens face the question of whether to risk our health or our right to vote? A leader would act to reduce the risk and ease the problem of choice. He would inform us and let us decide.

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Forefront

Riley Parr: Don’t let Indy’s downtown slide backward

A few weeks ago, I met a friend for mid-morning coffee on a weekday at the Starbucks on Monument Circle. We sat on the south-facing steps of the Circle for nearly an hour-and-a-half. During that time, it’s not an exaggeration to say, 80% of the people we saw were homeless. I walked to the Circle […]

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