Even ‘Dreamers’ can enjoy state’s hyper-regulatory climate

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I enjoy my regular coiffure-adjustment sessions because they give me a glimpse of something I seldom get to see — the back of my...

God fixed the mess humanity couldn’t clean up

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Mankind’s sinful condition is reminiscent of the 3-year-old child who dropped his bowl of cereal, spilling cereal and milk all over the place. Making that...

2 Indiana school systems need more daring action

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By Michael Hicks Plenty has been written about the Great Legislative Meltdown of 2018. I will only add that the state GOP seems to be...

Collective impact: Cross-sector partnerships needed to help children, tackle challenges

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By Tami Silverman Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps and the soaring impact of parental opioid...

Muncie schools need stability bill offers

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By Michael J. Hicks House Bill 1315 would shift the responsibility for Muncie Community Schools from the state’s appointed manager to Ball State University’s trustees....

Muncie schools need stability bill offers

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By Michael J. Hicks House Bill 1315 would shift the responsibility for Muncie Community Schools from the state’s appointed manager to Ball State University’s trustees....

Year in state politics full of drama, intrigue

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It’s time for my top 10 state and local stories of 2017. Yes, we know there were a lot of national events taking place,...

Medicare and drug coverage: Some good news, some bad

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By Wendell Potter One of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to Medicare beneficiaries has been the gradual closing of a big and costly...

Saving lives: Fighting opioid epidemic top priority

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By Steve Davisson Recently, state lawmakers met at the Statehouse for Organization Day, which ceremonially marks the start of the 2018 legislative session. While session doesn’t...

Tax reform talk needs more common sense

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By Michael Tanner Even in a town where overheated rhetoric comes as naturally as breathing, the reaction to the Senate version of the Republican tax...