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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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Caught in the Middle: What Is Indiana’s Brand?

Starting now, Hoosiers will mark two centuries of Indiana history with a yearlong party. But what, exactly, are we commemorating?

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Our Dream Commencement Speakers

“You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. And you can’t participate in our democracy if you don’t know how it works.” —Supreme Court justice John Roberts

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Politics: Power Plays Behind Clean Energy This Session

Indiana became the first state to enact an energy-savings plan and then slash it.

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Executive Decision: Will Mike Pence Run for President in 2016?

His apparent lack of presidential planning at this stage puts him behind where his predecessor, Mitch Daniels, was in 2010.

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Social Media: Historic Photos from the Indianapolis Press Club

When Prohibition ended, the boozy, bawdy days of the Indianapolis Press Club began. Patrons favored a martini “so potent that on the third sip” their tongues would be “paralyzed,” according to one account.

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Indy Church Youth Sports Program Turns 90

“We were one of the biggest and best church-sponsored programs in the country,” says Byers. “Race was never really an issue.”

On a trip overseas in March, Donnelly met with President Shimon Peres in Israel. (Photo provided)
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The Man in the Middle: Joe Donnelly

In a chamber where one party enjoys a thin majority, Indiana’s junior senator has garnered disproportionate influence as one of a handful of Democratic legislators from red and purple states who hold swing votes.

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Hot-Button Issues: Big Fat Gay Marriage Debate

The measure must win simple majorities in both Statehouse chambers again this year before the question is popped to Hoosier voters. Let the pots and pans fly.

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INcoming: Mike Pence

To understand the chasm currently separating Indiana’s political parties, all you need to do is picture their election-night celebrations. On November 6, the Democrats chose a sedate ballroom at the Downtown Marriott. The Republicans, who were marching toward supermajorities in the House and the Senate, chose the end zone at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Tweets of the Week: June 23-29

 

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Tweets of the Week: June 16-22

 

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Media Day Tees Off at Carmel's Crooked Stick

With as smooth a swing as you’ll ever see, defending champion Justin Rose drove home the official start of festivities surrounding the BMW Championships on Monday, scorching a dead-center drive down the fairway to the delight of onlooking dignitaries and media members.

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Memorial Service Honors Veterans and the Fallen

“We are reminded of those who gave their young lives so that liberty might grow old.”

—Daniel Wheeler, national adjutant of The American Legion

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Tony Bennett Honors Indiana Teachers at Statehouse

Dozens of intriguing six-word essays peppered the Indiana Statehouse lobby on Monday, penned by anonymous Indiana students and parents speaking to the best attributes of a number of Hoosier teachers. The brief and sometimes emotive and/or hilarious posts came from all corners of the state.

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