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- Gadfly: GOP Issues
Every week, NUVO cartoonist Wayne Bertsch turns an eye towards the news headlines for the subject of his ‘Gadfly’ comic. by Wayne Bertsch
- Hoosier loyalty not easily bought
I have seen this city change from a crumbling, decaying hulk into a bright, innovative metropolis. Promises of better pay elsewhere cannot dissolve Hammer’s attachment. by Steve Hammer Last month, as the rest of thecity was either excited or appalled about the upcoming SuperBowl, I faced an intensely personal decision. In the span of two weeks, twojob offers came in from out of town.…
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- Thumbs up: Escaping death
Local death penalty abolitionists will gather at 4:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 29 at the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate life-alternatives to the death penalty. by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: Escaping death The InnocenceProject reminds us of unfortunate cases when the justice system rendersinjustice and innocent people are jailed and even sentenced to death.…
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- Thumbs up: Greening government
From March through September, stateexperts will review everything from invasive species to forest resource management plans onsite in Indiana’s forests. by NUVO Editors Thumbs up: Greening government The DNR’s upcoming series of openhouses offers a refreshing change to the listless, neutral paint tones so oftenassociated with government in action.…
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- Thumbs down: Discrimination disability
More than half the Hoosiers completing the Indiana Civil Rights Commission’s Statewide Perception Survey report experiencing discrimination. by NUVO Editors Thumbs down – Discrimination disability More than half the Hoosiers completing the Indiana CivilRights Commission’s StatewidePerception Survey report experiencing discrimination.…
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- IndyCAN: Uniting to help those in need
1,000+ will attend a March 6 kickoff of the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network, a launching point for dialogue between policy-makers and Hoosiers hit by recession. by Dan Mundell Over 1,000 Indianapolis residents, along with acore group of high-level city officials, are set to attend a March 6 kick-offconvention of the Indianapolis Congregation Action Network (IndyCAN). The morethan thirty participating congregations that comprise IndyCAN will use thisevent as a launching point for dialogue between the city’s policy-makers andlocal Hoosiers hardest hit by the economic recession.…
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- Greater accessibility focus of court’s changes
An open letter to Beech Grove residents: I have been very busy since the Nov. 8 election. One of my first acts as judge was to appoint Cindy Johnson as the city court clerk, under Ind. Code 33-35-3-1. Cindy has been an asset to the court over the past four years and I believe she [...]
- Merchants support Samaritan’s Cupboard
Editor: I would publicly like to thank two Main Street businesses for their assistance to our food pantry, Samaritan’s Cupboard. Greg and Michelle Burge, owners of Beech Grove Firearms, gave a large monetary donation for food. Laura Lewis, owner of Beech Grove Meat Market, allowed us to shop for food items at her cost, and [...]
- State survey reveals widespread discrimination still exists
Editor: A research study recently released by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) shows that discrimination in Indiana remains a problem. The ICRC’s study is based on the findings of the Statewide Perception Survey, which found that approximately 58 percent of Hoosiers have been discriminated against in their lifetime and more than 88 percent look [...]
- What’s best solution to fix ‘grave’ matters in Beech Grove?
by Karla Richardson Dick Templin decided to volunteer at the Beech Grove Public Library and was told to research history files to become familiar and help others with research. In doing his research, Templin came across a book with names of people buried at the two cemeteries in Beech Grove. Templin’s interest was sparked upon [...]
- Torry’s Top Ten: Signs your kid’s school is having budget issues
10. You discover the American literature textbook is a collection of Spider-Man back issues. 9. The football concession stand is taking bids for beer vendors. 8. Instead of music class, the homeroom teacher plays an old “Sing Along with Mitch” album. 7. The playground equipment is worn out, but the janitor is offering floor buffer [...]
- ‘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.
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