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- Black Expo is for everyone
When I came to Indianapolis nearly eight years ago to do talk radio, one of the first topics we discussed was whether the city needed to have Indiana Black Expo. by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz When I cameto Indianapolis nearly eight years ago to do talk radio, one of the firsttopics we discussed was whether the city needed to have IndianaBlack Expo. I had a number of people call in and tell me there was no “whiteexpo” so why should there be a black one?…
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- Our firecracker-free Fourth
Libertarians and those least inclined to favor government interventions should feel the greatest urgency about finding collective solutions. by David Hoppe We Americans are serious about our fun. Maybe this stemsfrom that line about “the pursuit of happiness” Thomas Jefferson snuck into theDeclaration of Independence.…
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- Pence outpaces Gregg’s fundraising
A $1 million contribution helped Mike Pence, Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, outpace John Gregg, the Democratic opposition, in large contributions over the last threemonths. by The Statehouse File by Suzannah Couch and Olivia OberA $1 million contribution helped RepublicanU.S. Rep. Mike Pence outpace his Democratic opponent in the governor’srace, former IndianaHouse Speaker John Gregg, in large contributions over the last threemonths. The next round of campaign financereports covering the period from April 1 to June 30 are not due until July 16.…
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- My birthday food drive
I decided that this yearI’d throw myself a kick-ass birthday party, but instead of having people bringme gifts (which I so richly deserve), I’d ask them to bring a canned or boxedfood item for Second Helpings. by Harry Cheese Now,for anyone who knows me, or has just even seen a picture of me, this will bevery hard to believe. I recently hit the big double nickel: 55-years-old.…
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- Perspectives in Education: Annette Magjuka
We provide free public education for all citizens, so even poor children can compete. But unfortunately, all public education is notequal. by NUVO Editors Is it possible for a Hoosier to get an education good enough tocompete in the new international economy? If you have lots of money, theanswer is yes.…
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- Extreme heat: the new normal
Extreme heat and minimal-to-nonexistent rain are killing crops and livestock around the state. Other likelihoods: Higher food costs, reservoir restrictions and the rippling economic pinch. by Rebecca Townsend Extreme heat and minimal-to-nonexistent rain are killingcrops and livestock around the state.The immediate stakes are somewhat different in Indianapolis wherepressure on water resources has led utilities officials to ask customers tofollow voluntary lawn-watering restrictions and public officials have ordered banson fireworks and open burning. Still, the situation may have additional ramifications forall Hoosiers — from higher food costs to restrictions on recreational useof local reservoirs and the attendant consequences for related businesses.…
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- Candida: The invisible epidemic
As ‘ewwww’ as it sounds, medical science reports yeast-like fungi live unrestrained inside 50 to 80 percent of society’s inner universe. Is it colonizing your body’s ecology? Yeast happens. Inside your body are about 500 varieties of living bacterial, viral and fungal microorganisms, including candida. Candida symptoms include headaches, fatigue, brain fog, digestive disorders, depression, [...]
- Pho sure
Okay, sure—as our region continues coping with comically high temperatures, you may think the heat has addled my mind when sharing a recipe for steamy Vietnamese soup. But don’t jump to conclusions. Pho is more about celebrating humble summer ingredients than flirting with an uncomfortable burn. The backbone of pho (pronounced “fah”) is a distinctive, [...]
- Coneflowers withstand drought with blooms
During this hot, dry summer, I am especially appreciative of the reliable coneflowers, Echinacea purpurea, currently in bloom. These native plants withstand drought, and when the seed heads are left on the plants, they provide a good source of food for birds in the wintertime. They do self-sow a bit, but at least in my [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Signs your county fair is a bust
10. The Lemon Shake-Up stand has been shaking the same lemon all week. 9. The Republicans’ tent was too close to the Democrats’ tent and they’re smacking each other with yardsticks and flyswatters. 8. The tethered balloon ride isn’t tethered and the airport says they’ve dropped off the radar. 7. Your fair queen has to [...]
- Legal column dismisses alternative opinions
To the Editor, The June 28 Legal Ease column suggested that people with a mortgage should do the math and “unless the house is really a winner, hand the keys back to the bank and be done with it.” From the perspective of this column, what matters is that the mortgage owner can save money [...]
- ‘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.