Hindsight is always 20/20, but in the case of the Marriott Place hotel complex, foresight was just as clear.
Central Indiana is much better at churning out transportation studies than implementing a real transit system, but there’s
reason to take seriously the report released Feb. 10 by the Central Indiana Transit Task Force.
The National Football League has trademarked “Super Bowl”—along
with “Super Sunday” and “NFL”—and is notorious for the lengths it will go to in order to protect
If the General Assembly
wants to create some good news in this budget-conscious short session, it will continue our wise investment in Hoosier health,
and go one better by passing a statewide smoking ban.
We like the Indiana General Assembly’s no-nonsense approach to this year’s short legislative session—at
least it looks good on the surface.
More than once, we have used this space to rail against legislation that would further restrict alcohol sales in Indiana. So we are happy to be patting lawmakers on
the back for advancing a measure that would begin to ease the onerous limitations on when Hoosiers can buy booze.
The company’s return to profitability under CEO Sardar Biglari can’t be overlooked. But neither can strong signals
that Steak n Shake’s CEO is using the venerable restaurant chain as a cash machine to finance his
There’s no shortage of opinions about what our city and state need to do to prosper in the 21st century. But much
of what comes across is screamed in blogs or in stinging press releases issued by political parties whose only purpose is
to paint the opposition as out of touch.
It’s hard to fathom how Indianapolis lost the Indianapolis Tennis Championships—an event with 90 years of history—without
anyone in the city sounding an alarm.
This week’s issue features stories about two local businessmen. Both are native Hoosiers in their late 40s who showed
entrepreneurial instincts at a young age. But the similarities end there.
Concessionaires at Indianapolis International Airport are asking the Airport Authority for relief from a policy that requires them to price their goods at a level
consistent with what consumers pay at non-airport retailers. We agree the airport shops need a break.
Mayor Greg Ballard can’t have it both ways with City Market.
Local advocates of high-speed rail are understandably disappointed that the Indiana Department of Transportation has dropped
the Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati corridor from its application for federal rail funds, but the logic
behind doing so seems sound.
Across Indiana, in more than a dozen different school districts over the past year, taxpayers have sent a message to administrators:
We are no longer giving you a blank check.
Maddening? Disappointing? Choose your adjective. The failure of the latest proposal to prohibit smoking in almost all Indianapolis
workplaces was clearly a setback for public health and a city that markets itself as a medical and life sciences hub.
State and, to some extent, local government
has come to rely on gambling revenue. And now that neighboring states are launching a competitive
assault on Indiana casinos, it’s time to get back to the original intent before the revenue shrivels and leaves necessary
government services high and dry.