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Government Wellness

Conservative Hoosier Physician Calls Out Polluters/Politicians

photo courtesy of indianawater.com MUNCIE, Indiana – After a long weekend under a slow news environment, I got very excited when I read an opinion piece about Infant Mortality Rates. It should be noted, I get very little excitement from the conservative newspapers dominating the Indiana landscape – most of them owned by Gannett, but […]

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Government

Governor Mike Pence To ‘Restore Dignity to Poorest Hoosiers’

MUNCIE, Indiana (NEWS) – In case you haven’t noticed, Governor Mike Pence is on a speaking tour, but he’s only “listening to others” about a potential 2016 presidential race. However, we get the feeling those who are asking about it, or talking about it, are being spoon fed by his public relations staff, and they […]

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Culture

Earth Day: People of Conscience Take Action

photo courtesy of foreveryoga dot com Muncie, Indiana – So, how did you celebrate Earth Day? Are you celebrating Earth Week? Did you even know we were paying respects to Mother Earth? Be honest. Are you a denier or skeptic of such liberal nonsense, or are you a tree-hugger 365 days a year? There is […]

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Business Government Wellness

County Health Rankings: Delaware County Ranks 83rd

MUNCIE, IN – The County Health Rankings were released today and Delaware County slipped a spot to rank 83 out of 92 counties in Indiana. We are not surprised since the Gallup WellBeing Index was released yesterday showing Indiana has made no progress over the past year. The County Health Rankings measure the health of […]

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Government Wellness

Gallup Wellbeing 2013 Index: Indiana’s Health and Wellness Ranks Poorly

MUNCIE, Indiana – Gallup Wellbeing Index was the first 2013 health ranking or wellness index released this week with the second one due tomorrow morning. In the last decade, Indiana and Delaware County have been bottom dwellers hovering at or near the bottom quintile with states like Ohio, most the south and West Virginia. For […]

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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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Business Education

Indiana: Why Mike Pence vs Glenda Ritz is Important

MUNCIE, Indiana – Why should Hoosiers care about the education fisticuffs of Mike Pence and Glenda Ritz? For the same reason Hoosiers should take notice when Dr. Diane Ravitch, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education and national education historian, backs the campaign of a school board seat in Seattle, Washington. Muncie Voice has shared plenty […]

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Government Wellness

Gov. Mike Pence Wants Tax on Hoosiers in Poverty

It’s hard enough when 76% of ALL Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, but Gov. Mike Pence wants to increase taxes on poor people, or as he puts it, “have skin in the game”, when it comes to their health and wellness needs. I guess the idea is if you pay a forced tax into […]

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Business

IEDC Times Square Ad: Creative or Hypocritical?

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced today that it was featuring an ad at New York’s Times Square – a marketing campaign designed to draw attention to the many reasons Indiana is a state that works for business. According to the IEDC’s press release, “Indiana’s business climate already shined brighter than any Broadway marquee,” […]