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Community

Journalism Suffers Because Media Owned by Capitalists

Muncie, Indiana NEWS– While our first blog postings were about politics and wellness, our media start-up in Middletown, USA, quickly became a research project on journalism in Indiana and across the United States. All the latest polls shows we have lost trust in media, and journalists are abandoning the major publishers and venturing out on their […]

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Government

Why You Need to Adopt the Mindset of a Startup

MUNCIE, Indiana – Did you know that disengaged, unhappy workers cost America nearly $550 billion each year? As Gallup found in a recent survey, this cost is only compounded when you take a look at the profitability of a business to the satisfaction of workers. Happier workers produce a better profit. Even long-standing enterprises sometimes […]

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Culture

Gallup: Race Impacts View on Affordable Care Act?

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – We enjoy the polls we receive from Gallup at Muncie Voice because it helps define trends occurring within the United States. For instance, American’s views about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare/ACA) has fluctuated over the past year. The highest disapproval was during the media storm surrounding website issues with the national […]

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Community Culture Government

Governor Mike Pence Needs to Spend Time in Muncie

MUNCIE, Indiana – Every state leader wants to see their residents happy so they’ll want to stay and raise their families. While Governor Mike Pence denies, or plays coy, about his plans to run for president in 2016, his actions tell a different story. He’s almost trying too hard to get the attention of the […]

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Government

Climate Change: Who’s Campaigning Against Our Environment?

MUNCIE, Indiana – The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a new 2,600 page report this week compiled by over 300 scientists warning of the existing and potentially severe adverse future impact of climate change. “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more […]

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Wellness

Hoosiers Well-Being Still Near Bottom Quintile

MUNCIE, Indiana – Last year we wrote that Indiana needs a focused effort on improving the overall well-being of Hoosiers as measured by Gallup and other health and wellness indices. We saw no leadership from the state level as the focus of republican leadership has created a pro-business environment and continuing the corporate takeover of […]

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Culture

Gallup Satisfaction Poll: Americans Must Be in Denial

In today’s Gallup poll on U.S. satisfaction, they made the following conclusion about our declining satisfaction with leadership on the direction of the country, “It thus appears that something other than the economy is causing Americans to be less pleased with the president as well as the overall direction of the country.” Let me use […]

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Government

Workplace Issues In China & USA

Workplace issues are now quickly hitting China. And for those who still want to blame “political forces” or “unions” for jobs leaving the United States, time to drop the blame game and realize it was global corporations who fled the US for low wage workers in China. You can also add, China’s little or no […]

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Culture Wellness

Well-Being Index for Muncie Area Residents?

Thanks to some savvy readers, Muncie Voice learned of a third index used for measuring how well our community is doing in health and wellness. Last week, top public and private sector leaders in Muncie gathered together to discuss community wellness, and how to get our citizens more active and healthy. The motivation has come […]