“I was very honored to be the first here in Indiana. Obviously, we made state history here.”
Adam Wren6 min read
A Preacher, A Mayor, And A Santa Get Into A Car …
Come for the Christmas carols, stay for the Elvis impersonation.
Joseph Ball1 min read
Does Indy Need A Needle Exchange Program?
Dr. Krista Brucker, a reform advocate for opioid overdose treatment, fears Indianapolis is headed for deadly HIV and HIV and hepatitis C outbreaks.
Adam Wren20 min read
Change the City: Plan Bee
When the dust settled, all the grant dollars gone and the final report submitted, I still had no plan on paper. Had I chosen the right path?
Kate Franzman2 min read
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.”
IM Editors4 min read
Brian Payne’s Next Big Idea
“Sure, I talk to people who say, ‘You’re an outlier. People don’t want transportation to be an adventure,’” Payne says. “But plenty of folks agree with me.”
Daniel S. Comiskey19 min read
A System Reboot for Child Pornography Detectives
A crew of Hoosiers revolutionized the way authorities investigate child pornography crimes all over the world.
Adam Wren9 min read
Will Ballard’s Cycling Agenda Leave Office When He Does?
“Coming into office, I knew we were way behind many other cities,” Ballard says.
Robert Annis8 min read
Loss Leader: Joe Hogsett and the Indianapolis Mayoral Race
Despite hauling in a record $1.4 million in contributions last year, Hogsett admits he is more nervous than he has ever been about what November may hold.
Adam Wren10 min read
Under the Gun: Indy’s Tale of Two Cities
Indianapolis does not have a gun problem or a homicide problem or a crime problem or a socioeconomic problem or a drug problem. It has an all-of-the-above problem.
Michael Rubino4 min read
Tweets of the Week: Colts, Evan Bayh, Mike Epps, and More
Via @1070Bruno: “Seriously, they should hang banner for this #Pacers team this week. It would have to be a quilt, with loose threads everywhere. But still.”
Jonathan Scott1 min read
Hot-Button Issues: The Straight Dope
Indianapolis is drawing heroin straight from Mexico and bypassing Chicago altogether—which might account for the high potency.
IM Editors3 min read
Hot-Button Issues: Big Court Cases & Political Races
Crusader of the Year: U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett. No one made more big cases in the past year—and his savvy press people made sure we all heard about the exploits. The crime-fighter still has plenty of fish to fry.