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Sticky Wicket: Will Indy Get On Board with Cricket?

Tickets just went on sale for the U.S. Cricket National Championships in August. But wondering (aloud) what we might have paid for instead has already made for compelling sport.

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Hoosier Lobbying: Schmooze It or Lose It

For the most part, lobbying in Indiana now seems to be less about quid pro quo than it is about finding a soft spot in the heart of a legislator who can help your cause. And while that might not be as sexy as outright corruption, it still gives watchdog groups cause for concern.

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Hoosier Lobbying: This One's On Me

The lobbying laws used to have loopholes so big you could drive a Brinks truck through them. The process is a lot more transparent than it used to be.

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Tweets of the Week: March Madness, House of Cards & More

Says @PowellDan, “I’m ready for the summer vortex!” And @magtastic adds, “Maybe a little premature for tanks and short shorts, ladies.”

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Indiana Sen. Dan Coats Tweets Hilariously About Being Banned from Russia

While many political leaders and elected officials have Twitter accounts voiced by staffers—de facto mouthpieces for the digital age—Coats set his feed apart on that medium.

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Rev. Charles Harrison's Crime-Fighting Coalition Is in the Line of Fire

“I feel like we are doing this by ourselves and fighting a losing battle,” says Rev. Charles Harrison.

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A Rider's Take on Expanding Indy's Public-Transit System

Mike Terry, IndyGo president and CEO, claims that the benefits of expanding our public-transportation system would justify the cost. “This is about economic development, not social services.”

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Hot-Button Issues: Battle in the 'Burbs

“I think Jim Brainard has done some great things for this city, but I do think it’s time for a different skill set,” says Carmel city councillor Rick Sharp. Sounds like a campaign message.

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Indiana Gay-Marriage Ban Is a No-Go in 2014

A question remains: Is Freedom Indiana here to stay? “What I am willing to say is that we are certainly in a good position with HJR-3,” says campaign manager Megan Robertson. “Hopefully this is the last we hear of it, but if it’s not, then we will be back to fight it.”

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New Group of Young Hoosiers Supports HJR-3

“We came together to show the legislature that there are young people who believe in traditional marriage,” says Chris Knight, a student. “Other groups like Freedom Indiana have tried to push to the media that young people are on their side.”

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Hot-Button Issues: Affordable Care Attack

In Indiana, the fight against Obamacare still has a pulse.

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State Senator: Younger Generation Doesn't See Need for HJR-3

“We either have to look to the past or to the future,” Sen. Lanane says. “I just don’t think that this is a proposal that the younger generation sees as a need. If we are thinking in terms of what is best for the future of our state, we won’t do this.”

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NCAA Announces Opposition to HJR-3

The news came on the cleated heels of a disclosure by Michael Sam, a college football star, about his sexuality.

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Hot-Button Issues: Chorus of Booze

Only one state prohibits the retail sale of packaged alcoholic beverages on Sunday while also allowing it to be served at bars, restaurants, and events. Spoiler alert: It’s us.

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Hot-Button Issues: Ritz vs. Board of Education

Upon being sworn in last January, Indiana educator-in-chief Glenda Ritz braced for a fight. Who could blame her?

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