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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: Writer misunderstood Indiana Forest Alliance

Mr. Moistner calls the Indiana Forest Alliance a “conflict industry” that only exists to fight. Actually, the IFA and the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association began a dialogue in good faith; while we still disagree on some matters, we agree on others.

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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 Our outdated, one-size-fits-all graduation and diploma system limits student potential and does not fully prepare every kid for life after high school.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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Letter: Indiana’s forests are in good hands

The Division of Forestry, staffed by real foresters, has no intention of liquidating our state forests. That would make no sense. The forest products industry gains nothing by lowering hardwood values and cutting away their futures.

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Letter: Put policy to work to tackle skills gap

In early December the Indiana Manufacturers Association launched a regional manufacturing education initiative working with education partners so classes can be customized and available in the communities where jobs are waiting.

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