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- Fundraising range wide in gubernatorial race
Pence raises $3 million in 2nd quarter compared to Gregg’s $1.8 million. Libertarian Rupert Boneham raised just short of $17,000, but is making up for cash shortage with heart, says his campaign manager. by The Statehouse File By Olivia Ober Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence raised significantly more money during the second quarter of 2012 than did his opponent, Democrat John Gregg, and has more cash available to spend, according to reports filed Monday by the campaigns.…
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- Abdul’s Halftime Council Report
I’d like to give you a half-time report of what’s been going on with your city-county government. by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz I am not a big sports person, but I can appreciate half-timereports because they give me a pretty good synopsis of what I’ve missed andthey also let me know what to pay attention to for the rest of the game.So if you don’t mind me taking a pageout of the NFL playbook, I’d like to give you a half-time report of what’s beengoing on with your city-county government. What They’veDone…
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- State finishes fiscal year with billions in bank
Indiana state government had $2.15 billion in its main checking and savings accounts as of June 30 – the largest “surplus” in state history, according to the state auditor. by The Statehouse File By Olivia Ober Indiana state government had $2.15 billion in its main checking and savings accounts as of June 30, which state Auditor Tim Berry said was the largest surplus in state history.…
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- Groupon stumps for 1 million local trees
An Indiana program that seeks to plant 1 million trees by 2016 will use the emerging trend of crowd-funding to try to raise money for the project. by The Statehouse File By Suzannah CouchAn Indiana program that seeks to plant 1 million trees by 2016will use the emerging trend of crowd-funding to try toraise money for the project. The Indiana Tree Project has partnered with the philanthropicbranch of the online coupon site Groupon to start acampaign that will allow individuals throughout the world to have a part inplanting trees throughout Indiana.…
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- Jim Irsay’s blackout gambit
Hitting Colts Nation where it lives – on the couch. by David Hoppe There’s no such thing as bad publicity, as Keith Richards likes tosay “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” KeithRichards likes to say.…
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- Funding for Indiana nonprofits
More than 100 non-profits and faith-based organizations are expected to meet with Indiana state agencies and nonprofit professionals to identify resources for funding. by The Statehouse File By Olivia OberMore than 100 non-profits and faith-based organizations willhave an opportunity to meet next month with Indiana state agencies andnonprofit professionals to identify resources for funding and other needs. The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and the Indiana Office ofFaith-Based and Community Initiatives have joined forces to host the firstGovernment Grants Symposium on Aug. 1 on the Ivy Tech Community College campusin South Bend.…
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- Garden follies
Every season has the potential of subtracting something from a garden. A wintry ice storm may break branches off trees. A late spring frost may kill off a few blooms. A gust of wind (on an otherwise calm, hot, summer day in the middle of a drought) may knock over a red bud tree that [...]
- Something chilled and something from the grill
If you haven’t had the chance to do so, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate the edible hallmarks of summer. Today, I’m sharing a recipe that offers something from the grill, but includes an accompaniment with a personality all its own—think of it as a chilled and sweet response to the heat of the [...]
- Back to the mason jar
Everyone struggles to let go. At the grocery, we seek convenient sources of food because we’re too busy to cook. Today, Americans rely on Big Food, not mom, to prepare their meals. The Industrial Revolution was a major turning point in humans’ relationship with food, the Earth’s ecology and the environment. It ripped the nutritious [...]
- Listen here, young whippersnappers
By Gus Pearcy Of all the casualties of the Internet, only Bartlett is crying over the loss of quotation compilations. Like song lyrics, quotes are ubiquitous on the information superhighway. Heck, I’m even quoted from an article in 2004. Nuggets of wisdom pervade the web all saying the same thing in different ways. We’ve heard [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Signs that Customer Service is unknown at this place
10. “I ain’t wearin’ no hairnet. I just had my hair done.” 9. “I can’t sell you two gallons of gas. I have to ring it up by the dollar amount. I don’t know what two gallons of gas costs. That’s math. We don’t do math here.” 8. “I don’t work for you. I work [...]
- ‘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.