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- Hail to the Chief (of staff)
This past week, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced that city-county councilor Ryan Vaughn will be taking over as his new chief of staff. by Abdul-Hakim Shabazz This past week, IndianapolisMayor Greg Ballard announced that city-county councilor RyanVaughn will be taking over as his new chief of staff. Full disclosure: Ryan and I haveknown each other for years and he was in my wedding a few years ago.…
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- Brooks and May among GOP winners
Former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks won the 5th District primary. Carlos May won the 7th District primary and will now take on incumbent Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat. by The Statehouse File By Zach Osowski Former U.S. Attorney Susan Brooks and former GOP leader LukeMesser won closely watched Republican primaries in the state’s 5th and 6thCongressional districts Tuesday and are expected to win easily in November.…
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- Gadfly: Extremist Indiana
Every week, NUVO cartoonist Wayne Bertsch turns an eye towards the news headlines for the subject of his ‘Gadfly’ comic. by Wayne Bertsch
- LISC helps Indy help itself
LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, is a behind-the-scenes facilitator that’s often the first to invest money in fledgling neighborhood redevelopment projects. by David Hoppe Fromhis perch on the upper floor of a vintage office building on Pennsylvania St.,Bill Taft can see past downtown’s Mile Square, to where some of the city’sother neighborhoods begin. Taftis Executive Director of the Indianapolis branch of LISC, Local InitiativeSupport Corporation, a national organization dedicated to helping distressedneighborhoods gain the traction necessary to find a new lease on life.…
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- Primary Results: Mourdock wins
The Statehouse File team runs down the details of the 2012 primary election results. by The Statehouse File By Samm Quinn Treasurer Richard Mourdock hasdefeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar, ending a distinguished, 36-year careerthat earned the Republican accolades nationally and internationally but led to questionsabout whether he was out of touch with Hoosiers.…
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- Primary election guide and results
A one-stop shop for a primary cheat sheet and Marion County primary election results. by NUVO Editors Want a quick breakdown on voters’ choices in the primary or to find your polling place? Check out our Election Guide.…
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- Planting around the frost
Everyone wants to know when it is safe to plant in the spring. When it warmed up in March, friends asked me if I was going to plant early. By “plant early,” they meant would I plant tomatoes, peppers and other frost-tender vegetables and annuals in March or April instead of mid-May. I told them [...]
- Employee OT Lawsuits – exempt/non-exempt
By Chuck Roach If you saw the article in USA Today on April 16, 2012 regarding employee lawsuits for overtime, you know that this is a hot topic among plaintiff’s attorneys across the country. Having worked with large and small employers for most of my career, I am seldom surprised by what gets overlooked by [...]
- Let food be thy medicine
Humans are unpredictable and complex. The cure for disease can be under their noses, yet most Hoosiers reply, “I like my diet, thank you and shut up.” Hell, surgery and chemo and goodbye, life savings. Even if it means a more blissful life, no one likes being told they’re harming their own temple. Trust me, [...]
- Around Town – May 3, 2012
Southsiders recognized for service • Five Southside residents, Pat & Elaine Jerrell, Fred & Mary Pitzer and Tom Egold, were recognized for their service to others at a dinner and awards ceremony April 26 at the Indiana Roof ballroom. Also receiving recognition were the founding sisters of Franciscan St Francis Health. The event was the [...]
- Pet Food Pantry to expand
After a successful first run, the Pet Food Pantry at the Humane Society of Johnson County plans to expand to Greenwood in June by partnering with The Refuge Church. “Through this program we have also been able to assist people with our ‘Got Fixed?’ program for minimal cost spay & neuter and other resources and [...]
- ‘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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