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- State leaders could use some humility
The judge couldn’t have been more scathing in his ruling regarding Indiana’s failed attempt to privatize welfare services in partnership with IBM. by John Krull The judge couldn’t have been more scathing in his rulingregarding Indiana’s failed attempt to privatize welfare services in partnershipwith IBM. Nor could the state’s leaders have been more childish inresponding to the ruling.…
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- Ruling: State owes IBM for welfare overhaul
A Marion County judge ordered the state Wednesday to pay $52 million plus interest and fees to IBM, the spurned partner in its controversial welfare modernization program. by Lesley Weidenbener By Lesley Weidenbener A Marion County judge ordered the state Wednesday to pay $52million plus interest and fees to IBM, the spurned partner in its controversialwelfare modernization program.…
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- Mayor vetoes "Freedom to Work"
The mayor rejected a proposal the City Council passed Monday night meant to aid minimum-wage hotel workers employed by temporary help agencies to obtain permanent work. by Tim Bydlon Mayor Greg vetoed the so-called “Freedom to Work”ordinance Thursday, three days after the Indianapolis-Marion County City-CountyCouncil passed the ordinance, which supporters said would make it easier forminimum-wage hotel workers employed by temporary help agencies to seek jobsdirectly from Indianapolis hotels. The ordinance, Proposition 179, focused on barriers workerssay make it difficult or impossible for hotels to hire temporary workersdirectly as full-time employees.…
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- Police crack down on cigarette littering
State police are cracking down on people who do not properlydispose of their cigarettes or other lit tobacco products as part of an effortto prevent fires during the state’s drought. by The Statehouse File By Monica Harvey State police are cracking down on people who do not properlydispose of their cigarettes or other lit tobacco products as part of an effortto prevent fires during the state’s drought.…
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- Indiana Supreme Court semi-finalists named
The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission picked thesemi-finalists on Wednesday after it interviewed 22 applicants for the openingthat will be created when Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. leaves the court laterthis summer. by Lesley Weidenbener Half of the 10 semi-finalists for an opening on the all-maleIndiana Supreme Court are women and six now serve as judges in Indiana’s trialand appellate courts. The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission picked thesemi-finalists on Wednesday after it interviewed 22 applicants for the openingthat will be created when Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. leaves the court laterthis summer.…
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- NUVO reporter’s rights denied at protest
Kelly Lynch thought she was on the brink of a big career break, instead she was singled out and removed from her reporting assignment. by Kelly Lynch Yesterday was going to be the start of something great. I’d pounded the pavement for a year looking for a job injournalism and finally got a break in the form of a meeting set up with Jim Poyser at NUVO at 11 a.m.…
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- Pad Thai: an inclusive noodle
Most cultures have a mind-numbing variety of noodle or pasta dishes, but one of the most versatile and flavorfully complex is the popular Pad Thai. Pad Thai is composed of, well…it depends. Like many stir-fry specimens, the profile for pad Thai will have requisite variations, but it is the homogenous arrangement of often numerous individual [...]
- Where are the Japanese beetles?
Where are they? I looked at all the usual plants that they like to feast on, including roses, zinnias and grapes, and could not find a single Japanese beetle in my garden. Purdue entomologists told us this spring to expect to see the beetles earlier than usual this season because of the warm winter and [...]
- Panama Canal: Engineering wonder of the world
By Ann & John Cinnamon People who like to travel often include a trip through the Panama Canal on their bucket list and with good reason. We recently sailed through it ourselves and it truly is an engineering marvel. Our 15-day cruise aboard the beautiful Celebrity Millennium started in Miami with a stop first in [...]
- Angling for the health benefits of fish
In the Summer of Love, I trekked to Boston in a VW Bus painted with ‘Make Love, Not War’ and psychedelic flowers. I knocked on strange doors, slept on hard floors and ate my first fresh fish. Every weekend, my mentor took me Flounder fishing in Boston Harbor aboard his 38 footer. Until then, the [...]
- Sugar gliders can be sweet pets
By Dr. Anndrea Hatcher Sugar gliders live in the wild in Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia and New Guinea. They are like a nocturnal flying squirrel that is about the size of a large hamster. Unlike Rocky the Flying Squirrel, the sugar glider is a marsupial (keeps their young in a pouch), like a kangaroo or our [...]
- ‘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.