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City Education

Muncie Schools- Thrown under the Buses they Tried to Save; Waiver Denied

Muncie Community Schools- Thrown under the Buses they tried to save; Waiver Denied “Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan.”- John F. Kennedy Muncie, Indiana- January 14th, 2014 The bus transportation waiver for which Muncie Schools applied was denied by the Indiana State Board of Education on Friday, January 10th, 2014. Muncie Community Schools will […]

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Culture

Let’s Be Honest About Entitlements

(Photo by Melody Stader)  Written by Ty Morton, local Muncie resident. I frequently hear the word “entitlement” thrown around, especially lately, and its repetition has given me an insight.First of all, most people use the word incorrectly. The only actual entitlement programs provided by the government are Social Security and Medicare, and they are aptly […]

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Community

What is Progress for Downtown Muncie?

As a side note, while sitting in the public planning session for downtown this past week, one thought kept coming to mind over and over…why not Muncie? During the meeting, there was one statistic that was more relevant than any other to me, we have too much retail space. According to the figures presented by […]

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Government

Investing in Our Future

As a political scientist and entrepreneurship professor interested in economic development in this region, I speak with a lot of local and state politicians of both parties.  It may surprise you in this polarized environment that I hear a solid consensus among Democratic and Republican politicians alike when it comes to public spending. Most politicians […]

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Culture

Caught in the Middle – A Review

A review of the book Caught in the Middle by Richard Longworth. Last week, a former Chicago Tribune journalist turned author, Richard Longworth, was in Muncie to speak about his book at the Ivy Tech campus within the Patterson building in downtown Muncie. His book details the painful history of the Midwest, including what led […]