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Government

Indiana Environment is Threatened by Legislation

(photo courtesy of Daniel Schwen) INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) will host the first of four monthly statewide online environment seminars on Friday, January 25, 2013 at noon (EST).  The topic of the first hour-long webinar will be threats to Indiana environment or our air, land and water quality due to short-sighted […]

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Government

Which States Will Refuse Medicaid Expansion?

Mystery After the Health Care Ruling: Which States Will Refuse Medicaid Expansion? by Charles Ornstein, ProPublica See our interactive map of how health reform could expand Medicaid in each state. For many people without insurance, a key question raised by the Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act is whether states will […]

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City

Who’s Got the Burt Whitely Money?

Over the past two years, we’ve been following the City of Muncie Parks Board meetings because of the developments at Tuhey Park, and we watched how the administration, and volunteer board, primarily appointed by former Mayor Sharon McShurley, interacted with the public. Racial tensions erupted during several meetings, and we even had Fox59 News pay […]

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Culture

Indiana Receives Low Grades from CFED

The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard offers the most comprehensive look available at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. The Scorecard is prepared by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national nonprofit dedicated to financial security and opportunity, and explores how well residents are faring in the 50 […]

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Business Culture

Un-principled Journalism?

One aspect of our mission at Muncie Voice is to hold our local newspaper media accountable for what they print. The newspaper has a code of ethics, or principles, but what happens when they don’t abide by them? The governing principles set forth by the Americian Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), and their preamble states […]