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Dick Wells, Orchid Farmer

“Dick knows his stuff. He shows up with what we need and is excited for our success.”

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 […]

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.

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.
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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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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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Halfway Across: The Delphi Murders

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

The Immaculate Deception

How a Zionsville doctor secretly used his own sperm to impregnate more than 50 fertility patients.

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.
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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 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 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: Road To Ruin

Slashing taxes sounds like a great idea. Until it isn’t.

Phil Gulley: Belly Aching

Headaches are wonderful.

Line In The Sand

Is the Dunes’ promotion a one-time victory for conservation in Indiana, or the start of a new era of environmental activism in the state?

Phil Gulley: How We Rolled

The thrill of motorcycling is the point, the counter-narrative to the bubble-wrapped life of modern America.

Richard Lugar, A Friend Until The End

“He couldn’t hide the fact that he was the smartest person in the room. He was the opposite of ‘folksy,’ which was fine in my estimation—I have always felt ‘folksy’ was often phony, and that was a charge that could never be made against Dick Lugar.”

The Late Edition

Buyouts and layoffs at The Indianapolis Star beg questions about what the city would look like without it.
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Phil Gulley: Reefer Madness

“If a man or woman, at the end of their long and difficult day, wants to smoke a joint and relax, that does not impinge upon my happiness in the least.”
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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.”
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Phil Gulley: Reefer Madness

“If a man or woman, at the end of their long and difficult day, wants to smoke a joint and relax, that does not impinge upon my happiness in the least.”
Black and white image of Kurt Vonnegut sitting in a chair inside an office.
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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.”
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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Staff Hits 250 As Indiana Becomes 2020 Epicenter

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

Importantville: Buttigieg’s Detroit Debate Recap

“When Pete runs a race, he often changes frameworks when you think about other candidates or issues.”

Importantville: Buttigieg Speaks To Young Dems In Indy

“The New Deal era ended with Reagan. The Reagan era ends with us.”

Can Young Activists Give Indiana Dems Better Than A Puncher’s Chance?

“We are in a little bit of a hole. But we’re climbing out of it.”

Importantville: Democratic Debate And Buttigieg Bingo

Ope, free space!

The Looming Fight Between Pete And Pence

It could be a Hoosier battle royale, one that pits the gay Episcopalian war-veteran mayor against the evangelical former governor.
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The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.
Democrat candidate for president Pete Buttigieg at his office in South Bend.
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Buttigieg Short Circuits The GOP Attack Machine

The South Bend mayor’s surging candidacy has gone largely unchecked
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The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.
Democrat candidate for president Pete Buttigieg at his office in South Bend.
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Buttigieg Short Circuits The GOP Attack Machine

The South Bend mayor’s surging candidacy has gone largely unchecked
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