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‘Religious Freedom Bill’ Exposes the Ugly Side of Indiana

Religious Freedom Bill Brings Darkness to the Light MUNCIE, Indiana BLOG – None of the Indiana colleges played in the Final Four Men’s Basketball Tournament, but it was still an emotional week for Hoosiers across the state. A republican governor, with the support of a supermajority of republicans in Indianapolis, who were still feeling the […]

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Education Government

Governor Pence Sells Out Hoosier Children

Indianapolis, IN — State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) said Governor Pence owes Muncie and the rest of the state a more complete explanation about why he did not submit the state’s application for an $80 million federal grant for early childhood education. “I was shocked and dismayed to learn of the governor’s 11th hour decision, […]

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Ball State University & Gannett: The Blame Game Continues

MUNCIE, Indiana – For those following the story about the “investment loss of $13.1 million” by Ball State University, you’ve witnessed one of the most bizarre news events in Muncie, Indiana’s history. We’re getting a few emails and Facebook messages all saying about the same thing, “What are Ball State and The StarPress doing? Don’t […]

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Community Government

HB 1062: School Bus Protection Bill Advances to Full Senate

INDIANAPOLIS – Public school transportation systems will no longer face the threat of termination, thanks to legislation coauthored by State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie). House Bill 1062, which passed unanimously out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday (Feb. 20), will allow schools suffering at least a 10-percent loss in revenue in their bus transportation […]

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Community Government

“Welcome to Indiana, EXCEPT if You’re Gay”- Bosma Passes HJR-3

Speaker (R) Brian Bosma passes HJR-3 through the Indiana Elections Committee MUNCIE, Indiana – Despite the June, 26th 2013 DOMA/SCOTUS ruling that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is UNCONSTITUTIONAL- HJR-3, an amendment to Indiana’s constitution defining marriage ONLY as between a man and a woman, passed through the republican-controlled Elections Committee Wednesday evening, Jan 22nd, 2014. Indiana State law […]

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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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City Culture Government

What Being the Whitest Black Guy Really Means in the Heartland; Checking in-50 Years After “The Dream”

What Being the Whitest Black Guy REALLY Means in the Heartland; Checking in- 50 Years after “The Dream” By- Aimee Fant   Photo: Associated Press, USA- August 24th 2013 How very easy it is to underestimate the significance of a great or small thing, when we don’t have a dog in that fight. That’s not to say that […]

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Government

Tuhey Pool is More Than Swimming

Tuhey Pool is More Than Swimming Tuhey Pool has been the sole community pool for decades, so you’d think with all the changes that have occurred in Muncie, that Tuhey would have lost its significance. Not even close. When an unfunded mandate came down from the federal government to upgrade the drains, and more repairs […]