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Collision Course

Why mountain-bikers and environmentalists are on a collision course at Fort Harrison State Park.

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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.

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Teresa Sabatine: Film Indy’s Leading Lady

Maybe the fact that almost 40 states already have film tax incentives just makes hers a better story—one with parallels to Hoosiers itself.

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November’s Transit Referendum: A Lot on the Line

Both sides agree the referendum will drastically impact the future of Indianapolis.

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The Story Behind the Indianapolis Opera’s New Vonnegut Production

“If I had a dime for every time someone came up to me and said, ‘I’m composing an opera,’ I’d be rich,” says the Indianapolis Opera managing director. “But as soon as Richard said ‘Kurt Vonnegut,’ I sat up a little straighter.”

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The Mysterious Demise of Gary Welsh

Welsh didn’t kill himself because he was running out of money any more than Marco Rubio had him whacked for a scandalous blog post.

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A System Reboot for Child Pornography Detectives

A crew of Hoosiers revolutionized the way authorities investigate child pornography crimes all over the world.

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Field of Dreams

Taxpayers weren’t anticipating having to finance the park, but as hotels, restaurants, and shops that would have paid for it have been slow to move to Westfield, that’s looking more and more likely.

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The Changing Face of Indiana Avenue

“There’s a truly heartfelt desire to stay here. That’s what the heart says. The intellect says, You can’t stay.”

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Carmel’s Shortage of Low-Income Housing is About to Get Worse

“You want your latte,” says one Carmel resident. “You want your dry cleaning in 24 hours. If you want to keep service workers for these things, they have to be able to live here.”

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The City’s Big Bet on Tarkington Park

“It took 50 years for this area to decline,” says one of the organizers, “and we’re going to make a major leap in the next five.”

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Calling for Backup

A third of the nation’s 18,000 police departments have already adopted the technology.

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Ruckus is a Make or Break Moment for the Handcrafted Movement

With Ruckus at the Circle City Industrial Complex, we’re about to find out how robust the maker community really is.

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana Struggles to Distance Itself from the National Scandal

““It’s not about us,” says local Planned Parenthood president Betty Cockrum. “But in the big scheme of things, it’s totally about us.”

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Not on Her Watch: One Woman’s Fight to Change Indiana’s Time Zone

If time is relative, as Einstein taught the world a hundred years ago, then it is particularly so in Indiana.

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