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Archive for August, 2014

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Normally when I go cover a city budget address, I don’t expect to walk into the middle of a controversy. Here’s what happened.  I went to the Indy City-County Council meeting Monday night to cover the Mayor Greg Ballard’s budget address.  In the Council Chambers, several Democratic Councilors displayed signs saying “Hands Up…Don’t Shoot”  And […]

Some Thoughts on Ferguson

Monday, August 18th, 2014

I’ve been out of town for a few days, but even in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan my wife and I couldn’t get away from news coverage of what’s going on in Ferguson, MO. I think I can speak somewhat intelligently on this seeing how I spent three years going to law school in St. […]

The KKK is Coming to Indy

Monday, August 11th, 2014

There is a new exhibit coming to the Marion County Public Library this week that is definitely going to stir a lot of controversy, but more importantly I hope it stirs a lot of thought. It is called “Kin Killin Kin”.  Yes, the initials are KKK. And no, we’re are not talking about something out […]

So Much for “High Stakes” Testing

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The ISTEP+ test scores are in and guess what, despite the crocodile tears of the status quo, students continue to make improvements. As you may have seen, according to the Indiana Department of Education 80.7% of Indiana students in public schools passed the English/Language Arts portion of the test, up from 79.5% in 2013. In […]

Living High on the Hogsett

Friday, August 1st, 2014

When I talk to my Democratic friends about now former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett running for Mayor of Indianapolis in 2015, you would think they were talking about the second coming and the only thing missing is the donkey and the palm leaves. I don’t blame them, there has to be something frustrating about Greg […]