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The World’s First GMO Fish Is Stranded In Albany, Indiana

“We know we have a product of superior quality and superior sustainability qualities, and only wish the opportunity to allow consumers to decide for themselves,” says the CEO of the company that developed the salmon.

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Indy’s Scooter Conundrum

“It created a crisis that prompted us to move faster so we could get control of the situation before it got out of control.”

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AMA: Lisa Pratt, NASA Planetary Protection Officer

“We’re in a hurry to get out there, and many of the things humans bring with them are potential contaminants.”

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An Open Letter To David Letterman: We Need to Talk About John (Papa, That Is)

Nobody expects “perfection” from Ball State. But what I expect—and what I imagine you may also expect—is a willingness to reject not only bigotry, but also deep-seated, intransigent stupidity.

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What To Expect If Indy Lands Amazon’s HQ2

“They want to be in or near an urban location. They want to be in a city with a modern airport, and we have the number one airport in North America. If you read the criteria Amazon put out there, it checks just about every box.”

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Is Indiana On The Verge Of Legalizing Medical Marijuana?

“You’re going to be shocked,” says one advocate. “I think we have a realistic chance, as long as we do a good job with the summer study. I think we can get it as early as the next General Assembly.”

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The IPS Magnet School Conundrum

“There are few bigger champions of diversity than white, college-educated city-dwellers. Except when it comes to schools. In that regard, we’re far more like suburbanites than we’d care to admit.”

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Millions Spent In Graduating Few

Tens of millions in state dollars due to come its way over the next two years, and a founder whose for-profit company charged millions of dollars in management fees and rent to the school.

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How Indiana's Fair Oaks Farms Inspires Kids To Join The Dwindling Ranks Of Farmers

“If you’d have told people 20 years ago that you could make a living in the science of manure management, they would have laughed at you,” says the Fair Oaks CEO. “Today, it’s a reality.”

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Butler University Course Offers In-Depth Study of Trump Election

A new front in the resistance to Donald J. Trump’s presidency has sprung up in the backyard of his own vice president. A new fall course at Butler University will explore the election of the 45th president despite the campaign’s media blunders and perceived negative rhetoric. The course will also examine “strategies for resistance.” “Trumpism […]

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Matthew Heimbach Has A Dream—A Very Different Dream

I’m sitting alone  in a booth at an empty Pizza Hut just south of the Paoli town square. It’s 1:30 p.m. The “Nazis” are 30 minutes late. The ones I’m waiting on, the members of the Traditionalist Worker Party, a nascent political organization trying to take root in the seat of Orange County, are indeed […]

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Read Rabbi Sandy Sasso's "We Are Not Going Back" Speech From the Indianapolis Women's Rally

“In 1960, a woman could not get a credit card, a bank loan, or own property in her name. We are not going back.”

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Troubled Waters

The Tippecanoe River and its twin lakes provide a stream of revenue and recreation to residents—and a home to some of the world’s most endangered animals, freshwater mussels. The effort to save six species of threatened mollusks hasn’t come without cost or controversy.

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The Mind Trust’s Long Road to School Revolution

A local nonprofit has made Indy a national model for education reform—gaining unprecedented power along the way. But behind every success the group’s approach has helped fund lies a debate: Should outside parties have this much influence on public schools?

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A Class Dismissed

Marion Academy promised to restore order in the classrooms and on the streets of Indianapolis. But when the charter school for juvenile offenders opened last August, it delivered chaos. “Sometimes, I think some of our students would be better off in jail. They’re safer there. Isn’t that a horrible thing to say?”

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