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Time to Take Action Against the YMCA

Published on April 22nd, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

Millions of Americans exercise and relax at tax-exempt health and fitness clubs. Like taxpaying clubs, these facilities promote health and physical fitness, but they do not pay taxes. Furthermore, they can accept donations from individuals and [&hellip... Read More


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Gannett’s Conflict of Interest with the YMCA

Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

A picture is worth a thousand words. ~ Frederick R. Barnard When reading the 2/13 article on the YMCA’s Invest in Youth campaign, it reminded me of last years campaign announcement from Yorktown when CEO Cathy [&hellip... Read More


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YMCA, Profit or Non-Profit (Part 4)

Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

(This is Part 4 of a series of articles questioning the tax exempt status of the YMCA.) When you discuss the YMCA, you get plenty of feedback from community members. The talking points are the Y [&hellip... Read More


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YMCA – Profit, or Non-Profit? (Part 3)

Published on January 22nd, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

(This is Part 3 of a series of articles questioning the tax exempt status of the YMCA.) In Part 2, we discussed the closing of the YMCA’s Southway Shopping Center site in December, 2010. While the [&hellip... Read More


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YMCA – Profit, or Non-Profit (Part 2)

Published on January 18th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

[This is Part 2 of a series of articles questioning the tax exempt status of the YMCA. The first article can be read at http://www.muncievoice.com/2429/ymca-profit-or-non-profit/] As stated in the previous article, the Muncie Family YMCA closed [&hellip... Read More


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YMCA – Profit or Non-Profit?

Published on January 16th, 2012 | by Todd Smekens

[This is Part I of a series of articles addressing the local Muncie Family YMCA – does it operate like a for-profit or charity non-profit] As Muncie Voice has published in recent weeks, the health and [&hellip... Read More


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Poor Ethics by Gannett

Published on October 30th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Big Media Chooses Money over Objectivity In “not-so-surprising fashion”, the locally owned Gannett newspaper has chosen their candidates for City Council At-Large. While they’re justifying picking winners, and then rationalizing their chosen candidates, there are several [&hellip... Read More


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Promoting Fairness

Published on October 29th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

We’ve shared several stories over the past week meant to prompt conversation with our readers – it’s been working. One of our goals is sharing with our readers about local government operations. Why do we feel [&hellip... Read More


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Gannett, Problem or Solution?

Published on October 27th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

After reading a recent article in the NY Times titled, “Why Not Occupy Newsrooms”, the Occupy Muncie movement may want to consider relocating to the grounds at the Gannett owned StarPress. While local investigative journalism has [&hellip... Read More


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Un-principled Journalism?

Published on October 26th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

One aspect of our mission at Muncie Voice is to hold our local newspaper media accountable for what they print. The newspaper has a code of ethics, or principles, but what happens when they don’t abide [&hellip... Read More


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