Lesley Weidenbener: When debate goes horribly wrong

I don’t know whether the legislation at issue—which addresses school district boundaries—is a good idea. I don’t know whether the Democrats’ description was spot on or was an exaggeration. But I know this: Booing another lawmaker who is making a sincere argument at the podium is never appropriate.

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Letter: Turn downtown offices into residential space

With downtown residential space supply very limited currently, and with commercial office space experiencing higher than normal vacancy rates (due to both COVID-19 and technological advances), consideration should be given to reusing this space for residential—thus bringing people back downtown on a 24-hour basis.

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Memory Bank: A new zoo

Gov. Robert Orr stands beside a large elephant, while Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut pets a baby elephant during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new zoo on Sept. 14, 1985. Washington Park Children’s Zoo, the city’s first zoo, opened in April 1964 at George Washington Park on East 30th Street. Two decades later, zoo officials wanted […]

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