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Decoding Chris Baggott

Baggott’s early years were marked by the kind of pain, frustration, and failure that would wreck anyone not equipped with his tenacious belief that better things are around the corner.

The Marijuana Advocate

Since 2013, I’ve been out in California preparing for the day when Indiana legalizes medical marijuana. My family has been involved in the cultivation of cannabis from my earliest ancestors. I moved to Bakersfield from Indy and took up the family business, so to speak. Operating under the name Hoosier Farms, I began growing and […]

Ersal Ozdemir’s 11th Hour

“We’re going to make one last run at it,” Ozdemir said of the Indy Eleven. “Something has to change."

What’s The Future Of Indy’s Shared Workspaces?

“You’re not just renting an office from us. You’re becoming part of a tight-knit community.”

What’s Going To Happen To Circle Centre?

Almost anyone who came of age in the ’70s and ’80s spent some leisure time strolling the spacious halls of an enclosed shopping mall.

Indy Can Become A Tech Hub Without The New Amazon Headquarters

But there are a few bugs in the program that gets the city there.
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Handicapping Amazon's HQ2 Sweepstakes

Alexa, does Indy have a shot? Alexa?
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Text Your Way To Your Next Job

The man behind the world's first text-based interviewing platform
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Handicapping Amazon's HQ2 Sweepstakes

Alexa, does Indy have a shot? Alexa?
Aman Brar
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Text Your Way To Your Next Job

The man behind the world's first text-based interviewing platform
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Halfway Across: The Delphi Murders

Restoration of the historic trestle where the murders occurred is underway. Will resolution follow?

Next In Line: The Burger Chef Murders

For people living in Indianapolis in 1978, the year must have seemed like the last they’d ever see.

How The Jill Behrman Case Informed Michael Koryta’s New Novel

This was the story that "kept circling through my mind."

AMA: Marisa Kwiatkowski, Journalist

Breaking the USA Gymnastics sex-abuse scandal.

The Confessions Of Cleveland Bynum

Did Cleveland Bynum kill five people? According to a dead man, no.

The Couple Investigating The Death Of Their Daughter

Jessie Whitehouse was shot in her home last fall, and IMPD hasn’t yet publicly identified a suspect.
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A Lawyer’s Look At The Mike Tyson Rape Trial

At least 15 critical mistakes led directly to Tyson’s conviction.
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The Decision: Mike Tyson’s Rape Trial, 25 Years Later

One of the biggest legal fights in this modern era of celebrity trials, the Tyson affair was a knockout.
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A Lawyer’s Look At The Mike Tyson Rape Trial

At least 15 critical mistakes led directly to Tyson’s conviction.
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The Decision: Mike Tyson’s Rape Trial, 25 Years Later

One of the biggest legal fights in this modern era of celebrity trials, the Tyson affair was a knockout.
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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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.”

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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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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Phil Gulley: Calendar Girl

Anniversaries may be an odd occasion to celebrate, but any reason to spend time with my wife is a good one.

Five Takes On Slaughterhouse-Five

“Indianapolis wasn’t always eager to associate with Vonnegut. Once upon a time, many in our city found him vulgar, obscene, and weird.”

Phil Gulley: I Love The Idea Of Trying New Things

“I suppose even the exhilaration of preaching in a cowboy hat would wear thin after a while. I could try it and see, but even Quakers have their limits.”

Phil Gulley: The Terrible Gifts I’ve Given

"Charley has only one set of Case kitchen knives, so I might have to buy them before the 23rd to make sure no one else snatches them up. Otherwise, my wife will be getting a garden hose."

Bruce McNabb, Dog Trainer

“We’re a bit busy scooping poop and mopping pee every day.”

Our November Editor’s Note

Paging Dr. Salb.
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Our October Editor’s Note

Show me a Hoosier who’s not excited about basketball season and I’ll show you a Kentuckian.
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Phil Gulley: Watch Your Step

"The pendulum will swing to the center, the rumors of democracy’s death will have been exaggerated, and we can return to obsessing about the Kardashians. This is my dream."
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Our October Editor’s Note

Show me a Hoosier who’s not excited about basketball season and I’ll show you a Kentuckian.
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Phil Gulley: Watch Your Step

"The pendulum will swing to the center, the rumors of democracy’s death will have been exaggerated, and we can return to obsessing about the Kardashians. This is my dream."
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Importantville: Merritt For Mayor

“Everyone’s talking about Beto and Biden. But here’s another ‘B’ you should know.”

Importantville: Buttigieg Announces 2020 Bid

“I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. And I am running for President of the United States.”

Importantville: What We Learned About Mayor Pete In New Hampshire

What's happening—and what's next—at the intersection of Indiana politics and business?

Pete Buttigieg Isn’t Ours Alone Anymore

The Buttigieg campaign may be more of a movement than a moment.

Crosshairs Of America

“If we are going to be able to say, ‘Indy Welcomes All,’ we need that to hold true,” says Visit Indy’s Chris Gahl.

Collision Course

Why mountain-bikers and environmentalists are on a collision course at Fort Harrison State Park.
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Ask Me Anything: Colleen Fanning, Politician

“I’ve just kind of made a promise to myself that I’m not going to be public about issues that aren’t things I directly vote on, because it doesn’t serve my constituents.”
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Importantville: Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers

“I was very honored to be the first here in Indiana. Obviously, we made state history here."
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Ask Me Anything: Colleen Fanning, Politician

“I’ve just kind of made a promise to myself that I’m not going to be public about issues that aren’t things I directly vote on, because it doesn’t serve my constituents.”
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Importantville: Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers

“I was very honored to be the first here in Indiana. Obviously, we made state history here."
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