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The Nora Powell/MPD Effect

What happens when citizens raise their own voices to protest decisions being made by the City Council? Nothing happens because we live in a free country protected by the 1st Amendment. We all have the right to protest or speak our mind. Well, if you live in Muncie, what you get is harassed by the […]

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Democrats Debate

Our corporate media is a joke. I can’t even watch the debates because they are so rehearsed and so rigged with how and who asks the questions. And you would think @MSNBC would actually hold the candidates accountable versus the fluff we see from the other side. Sadly, it’s just not the case. Both sides […]

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Finance Meeting to Discuss Fire-Based EMS

When you call 911 as a consumer, there are lots of assumptions and expectations. Usually, all are met and I’ve personally never heard anybody say they had a bad experience with the Emergency Management Service (EMS) which arrived at the door. I expect the same will happen with Muncie’s new fire-based EMS. However, until we […]

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Politics – a Lack of Morality is the Problem

Why are the people so restless and full of disease — not at ease? Professor Kennedy touched a nerve today requiring additional vetting of a concept touched on repeatedly in my Organizational Leadership class at Gonzaga University– morality. I’ve written countless articles about the United States no longer being a democracy or democratic republic. According […]

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It’s Good to Be Queen

Gretchen Cheesman, Part I Mayor Dennis Tyler wanted the former Chief of Police, Steve Stewart to investigate Gretchen, but the FBI was in town and probing around the Building Commissioner offices/City Hall so the former chief declined. The Chief subsequently resigned but a treasure trove of emails assembled from Gretchen’s trial remains so I thought […]

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Breaking Family Cycles

BY┬áMADISYN TAYLOR Breaking your family patterns may be the most important work you do and the most challenging. It is easy to believe that in leaving our childhood homes and embarking upon the journey of adulthood, we have effectively removed ourselves from harmful and self-perpetuating familial patterns. In looking closely at ourselves, however, we may […]

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What’s Happening in Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens Tough Month for Mike White It’s been a tough couple weeks for Mike White, the so-called “right-hand man” for Phil Nichols who runs the Democratic Party (DP) out of 214 N. Walnut. Allie Craycraft is listed as Party Chairman but the de facto chair is Phil Nichols. Anyway, the DP wasn’t endorsing […]

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Infrastructure Proposals for More Pedestrian-Friendly Roadways

Public roadways are intended to be safe for all who use them, not only car and truck drivers but also pedestrians and cyclists. However, this is presently not the case. About 6,000 pedestrian deaths occur each year in the United States alone. This number has been rising over the past decade and drawing the attention […]

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Indiana Ranks Poorly in US News’ Best States Report

Poor Governor Holcomb has been begging college students to stay in Indiana instead of packing their bags and heading elsewhere. As I pointed out yesterday, we rank #5 in drug using states and also #5 in CEO satisfaction. Not exactly two rankings which would attract a young worker to Indiana. Now we have another poll […]

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Indiana Top 5 Drug User

Indiana has found another area where we rank high – drugs. In fact, we are ranked #5 by a recent report using “Drug Use & Addiction, Law Enforcement, and Drug Health Issues & Rehab as measurements. As the report concludes, red states seem to suffer from drug usage and addiction more than blue states. Here’s […]