Straight from the presses to you, Travel 2 Indianapolis is gratified to present the latest Indianapolis News stories of the day for your reading convenience. We scour the internets for the latest breaking Indianapolis news so that you don’t have to. Remember we update our stories each and every 12 hours so check back in the midst of regularly to reprieve leading-edge with the utmost recent news headlines from Indianapolis .
- Nonprofit dark money dominates politics
Forget super PACs … more money is being spent on TV advertising in the presidential race by social welfare nonprofits – may of which claim not to be politically active. by ProPublica by Kim Barker ProPublica Watch Kim Barker discuss this investigation on CBS’s Face the Nation. Matt Brooks describes the mission of the Republican Jewish Coalition as educating the Jewish community about critical domestic and foreign policy issues.…
[ Read more ]
- A grassroots approach to school reform
New report pitches Local School Councils as alternative to school boards or mayoral control of IPS. by Rebecca Townsend A city-county councilman and a grassroots educational reformgroup are promoting a plan they say can correct a power imbalance within IndianapolisPublic Schools that causes unnecessary adversity between families and schools. A report released Aug. 15, “LocalSchool Councils: Can Democracy Save IPS?” suggests hyper-localized controlof schools can “more consistently raise test scores, and promote remediesto ‘social toxins’ such as poverty, alienation, unemployment, violence,inadequate housing and health care” better than plans offered in otherreform strategies.…
[ Read more ]
- Daniels seeks input on health exchanges
Pence, Boneham meetings complete. Gregg campaign says the Democratic candidate will meet with the governor in the next few weeks. by The Statehouse File By Lesley Weidenbener Republican MikePence said Tuesday that Indiana should not act to set up a state-operatedhealth care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.…
[ Read more ]
- Right-to-Work debate returns
A fresh debate erupted this week over the effects of the state’s so-called “Right-to-Work” law passed by the Indiana General Assembly earlier this year. by The Statehouse File By Suzannah Couch A fresh debate erupted this week over the effects of thestate’s so-called “Right-to-Work”law passed by the Indiana General Assembly earlier this year.…
[ Read more ]
- Thumbs up: Proactive pollution reduction markets
A project its creators call the world’s largest voluntary, market-based, multi-jurisdictional response to water pollution is underway along the Ohio River. by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: Proactive pollution reduction markets In a perfect world, industry would embrace the Boy Scouts code of leaving the world a cleaner place.…
[ Read more ]
- Thumbs down: Restive Rocky Ripple
Residents fear the plan may exacerbate their flood risk – a charge the Corps denies. All interested parties have an opportunity for constructive dialogue this Thursday. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down: Restive Rocky Ripple Residents of Rocky Ripple continue to protest their proposed exclusion from a White River flood management project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.…
[ Read more ]
- Why spend money when you can make it?
My daughter Sophia and I are extreme couponers. Often times we leave the store with either the store owing us money or extra products because of coupon overage. Many of our local stores will not allow a transaction to be in the negative but will allow the consumer to use that overage on other items. [...]
- Legal concerns when starting a business
By Chuck Roach Starting a business can seem overwhelming. The legal organization of the business alone will have a major impact on its long-term success. Among the first decisions that the business owner will make is its structure. The decision has long-term implications, so the advice of an attorney or accountant is strongly encouraged. Organization [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Top ten ways I’m coping with the drought #2
10. Saving money by cooking all my meals on the asphalt road in front of my house. 9. Offering my front yard for cheap Brickyard parking. Sure, I’m on the wrong side of town but think about how you’ll miss the race traffic. 8. Setting up a sweet corn stand. “Fresh picked. Fresh cooked” 7. [...]
- Skip the ‘sticks’ with fresh fish
If you’ve noticed the trend that I gravitate more toward fish dishes during the summer months, then good for you. But to be honest, this compulsion often goes uncalculated. Most people are aware about the benefits of fish as a good-oil, good-fat protein; but—all gastronomic pedagogy aside—sometimes fresh fish just feels right. Unfortunately, the Hoosier [...]
- Are we there yet?
Summer road trips are when folks detour healthy eating habits and dent their health by pigging out on free-way, convenient store Road Kill. You can make wiser choices when away from home, but you must take control and plan ahead to by-pass foods congested with fat, sugar, salt, chemicals and calories. For a high-energy start and to [...]
- ‘Hilly Hundred’ riders fill up on fried chicken, cider
How much fried chicken does it take to feed 5,000 hungry cyclists? It may sound like a joke, but Greenwood resident Daina Chamness has to know the answer, right down to the last chicken leg.
- Public safety director has become a lightning rod
Public Safety Director Frank Straub has four academic degrees on the wall of his second-floor office in the City-County Building, a picture of himself with former President Bill Clinton behind his desk and an Indianapolis Colts hat on a shelf.
- 3 hurt when vehicle strikes Eastside house
Three people were injured early today after the vehicle in which they were traveling crashed into an Eastside house.
- Kennedy outlines neighborhoods proposal
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy on Sunday unveiled a neighborhood plan that she says would take the city back to grass-roots policies.
- Divers search Georgia lake for Plainfield man in wheelchair
ACWORTH, Ga. — Authorities say divers planned to resume a search Monday for a 68-year-old man in a wheelchair who fell into a Georgia lake while getting off a large boat.
- New app will help you find a place to park
Worried about finding a place to park Downtown? You guessed it: There’s an app for that. ParkIndy, the group that operates the city’s privatized parking meters, continues to tap into the growing market for smartphones. Officials today will announce plans for an app that maps available parking spaces Downtown.