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Letter: No more excuses, delays on vaping

Between 2012 and 2018, usage among Indiana high school students increased 387% and nearly as much among middle schoolers. The results have been life-threatening illnesses and deaths.

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Letter: Justice center is boondoggle

Spending well over a half-billion dollars on the Community Justice Campus, now under construction in the Twin Aire neighborhood, represents fiscal recklessness at its finest by Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Democrat-controlled City-County Council.

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Letter: MacAllister knew how to compromise

I was honored to become P.E.’s friend. He would mock me given my alleged liberal political views in the same fashion that I would laughingly forgive him for his Republican dedication.

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LETTERS: Downtown needs action now

As the private nonprofit focused solely on downtown’s economic success, vitality and livability, we concur with IBJ’s position referencing the vexing challenges of our inner core.

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Letter: Vaping crisis not a surprise

Could we not see this coming? An alternative nicotine delivery mechanism, untested and unregulated by the federal government, with slick advertising and features (like flavoring) designed to appeal to children who might otherwise not pick up the habit—seriously?

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Letter: Band together to fight youth vaping

According to the Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey released Aug. 29 by the State Department of Health, more than 65,000 Indiana high school students are using e-cigarettes. That’s enough to fill Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Letter: Nickel Plate solution is simple

As a central Indiana resident and chairman of the board of Indiana Trails, I am appalled to learn there were no satisfactory bids to do a complete job of removing the Nickel Plate Railroad tracks, ties and rail spikes, and then rebuild the railroad crossings impacted. Yet, the Hoosier Heritage Port Authority still voted to move forward.

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Letter: Children’s Museum responds to critics

By demolishing the Drake, the museum’s goal is not to create more parking; it is to reallocate money being spent on a building that no one has found a way to save so that the museum can offer programs that benefit children and families in our community. But we have heard the city’s concerns, understand the position of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, and look forward to working with the city to find a solution.

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Letter: Local union is radicalized

My main reason for joining is that I did not want to be a freeloader: getting union benefits without paying my fair share. But I hate the cult-like aspects—and the radicalization.

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Letter: Greenhouse gas bill deserves our support

H.R. 763—The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act—is currently before Congress and puts American greenhouse gas emissions on pace to stay below a 2 degree rise and does it affordably without additional regulation.

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Letter: Not all virtual schools are the same

Virtual schools, like district public and private schools, are not all the same. It is time for policymakers and public communities to recognize that; there are bound to be a few in education who act as if they are above the law.

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Letter: Capitalism is underappreciated

Touche to columnist Nate Feltman for acknowledging the virtues of a legal and economic system that, sadly, too many are quick to take for granted and to dismiss without appreciating its achievements.

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