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LETTER: Future rail will doom trail

In 2017, leaders from Fishers, Noblesville and Hamilton County, owners of the roughly 40-mile railroad running from downtown Indianapolis to Tipton, announced they were going to turn the railroad into a multi-use trail. Nearly 12,000 residents opposed the trail-only solution, suggesting a rail-with-trail instead. Those residents formed “Save the Nickel Plate,” met with local leaders […]

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Letter: Todd Young defends American principles

As though the Green New Deal isn’t ridiculous enough, inserting socialist policies like Medicare for All and guaranteed income into the proposal is a transparent and appalling intent to destroy the foundation of America as envisioned by our Founding Fathers and embodied in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.

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Letter: A welcome defense of Mike Pence

As a Taylor alumni and the author of The Faith of Mike Pence, I wrote Taylor’s president a letter and encouraged him to consider the vice president’s consistent 41-year walk with the Lord, his faithful, non-wavering biblical stances in politics, and the testimonies and stories of almost 60 people I interviewed for the book, and to dismiss the gossip, lies and slander that have been perpetrated by the enemy against our vice president.

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Letter: Varvel should stick with cartoons

To criticize Taylor University students and alumni for opposing Mike Pence’s invitation as a commencement speaker, saying that he might expect this from students at a secular college but not from Taylor students, is the ultimate in gross absurdity.

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Letter: Sen. Young on right side of tobacco fight

Studies show that 95% of tobacco users start before they are 21. By raising the minimum legal sales age for all tobacco products to 21 nationwide we will reduce tobacco use, nicotine addiction and tobacco-related disease and death.

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Letter: Hygiene tax break is humorous at best

Why favor gender when today’s world demands “equality”? All genders and ages need items that are “simply necessary to personal hygiene.” Soap, deodorant, shampoo, water I would argue are necessary to personal hygiene.

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Letter: Have compassion for former inmates

It is time to end the war on crime and drugs. As a first step, we need to change how we think of those coming home from prison and jail. Few of our citizens returning to the community from prison are immoral, malicious and unredeemable.

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Letter: Initiatives take aim at opportunity gap

I offer my enthusiastic support of IBJ’s recent editorial [Community needs to act on income inequality problems, March 29], which addresses data released this month by the Brookings Institution about the gap between those who are thriving in central Indiana and those who aren’t. Like IBJ, the Marian University community—board, administration, faculty, staff and students—finds […]

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Letter: Lifting up civic duty

Two columnists from two completely different geographic and political sections of the country, and both understand the importance of civic involvement and political duty, and not just for the biased and trend-following portion of our urban population.

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Letter: IBJ should use more diverse sources

The lack of an accurate representation of the black community in a recent story could project a false sense of unanimity on our concerns about IPS. But more significantly, it conceals the diversity of perspectives within the black community on the future of IPS.

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Letter: Time to move away from high-stakes tests

Currently, school success is tied to student performance on high-stakes tests, like ISTEP 10. Our outdated, one-size-fits-all graduation and diploma system limits student potential and does not fully prepare every kid for life after high school.

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Letter: Restore bias bill

In today’s economy, the best way to build a broader tax base and a more dynamic business community is to embrace a diverse workforce.

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