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1 in 15 Americans Live in Extreme Poverty

Published on November 4th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Extreme poverty means personal income of $5,500, or $11,000 for a family of four. This is unacceptable in a country that generates such great wealth. Watch Census: 1 in 15 Americans Among the Poorest of the [&hellip... Read More


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Community Gardens

Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Planting seeds in Neighborhood Garden Surviving 1918 and 2011. Did you know that Muncie/Delaware County has an impressive and fascinating past of surviving through a WW1 by means of community gardening? According to the book “Delaware [&hellip... Read More


Government

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Personal Foul on Mayor McShurley!

Published on November 1st, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

Fall is for football, so we have a metaphor for you! What does a “political football” look like, and how much does one cost? Based on the latest reports from City Hall, a “political football” looks [&hellip... Read More


Business

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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


Business

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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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Occupy Muncie, or America?

Published on October 16th, 2011 | by Todd Smekens

In a recent article addressing the October 4-5 poll by Washington Post-ABC News, it referenced that 70% of American’s have deep protestations toward Wall Streets financial institutions, and that has been the impetus behind the Occupy [&hellip... Read More


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