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Should the State Cover the Cost of Textbook Rental in Indiana?

The debate about textbook rental fees in Indiana schools has been raging for years with good arguments on both sides. According to the State Constitution of 1816, public education is to be provided free of charge, which makes you wonder about the policy of parents paying huge fees for the use of textbooks.

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Apartment Complex Tells Tenant She Cannot Fly The American Flag Outside Her Apartment

Hundreds of Tri-State residents fly the American Flag in their yard or from their house or apartment. Well, an Ohio apartment complex is getting some very unwanted attention after it sent a notice to a tenant, 86-year-old Julia Lease, that she must stop flying the American Flag outside of her apartment, something she has done for 36 years.

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Does Downtown Evansville Need Traffic Lights or Would Four-Way Stop Signs Do Just Fine? [Poll]

I have written several blogs about the traffic lights in downtown Evansville and how maddening they can be, especially at 4am when nobody else is around. As we all know, the lights are on timers, not triggers, and most are synchronized.

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Is It Legal to Record Police in the Performance of Their Duties? – Yes, Up to a Point

In light of the tragic shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the debate about whether the general public can record a police officer during the performance of his or her duties has really heated up. The answer is yes, you can, but....

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Washington Redskins Lose Trademark Protection of Their Name and Logo – Fair or Wrong?

The U.S. Patent Office, in a ruling on Wednesday has canceled all trademarks associated with the Washington Redskins name and logo, ruling the nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans."

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City Council Member Releases Recording of Audit Exit Interview [Audio Included]

City Council member Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley today released a recording she made of the exit interview with the State Board of Accounts regarding the 2012 audit of the City of Evansville's books

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Where to Go to Vote in Vanderburgh County

Today is primary election day. The voting centers allow you to cast your vote at whatever center is most convenient for you. Here's a list of the voting center locations:

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This May’s Primary is a Political Smorgasbord for Voters – Bon Apetite!

As I've driven through Warrick County the past few weeks, I noticed a couple of names that stirred my demented mind a little; there's the "Corne for Judge" sign and the "Bass for County Council" sign.  It put the thought in my head that maybe, if I found more names in the same genre, we could all think of this political season as a smorgasbord feast!  So I did a little digging, and although I only investigated Indiana names, I'd be willing to bet that I could find more tasty names in Kentucky and Illinois.  Just think about this:

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Indiana Residents Pay Higher Income Taxes Than Most

Indiana residents have been forced to give a larger percentage of their hard-earned income to state and local taxes, while their incomes continue to decline, according to a recent national study.

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Should the State of Indiana Force Small School Districts to Consolidate? [Poll]

The idea of public school consolidation has been floating around for several years now and there have been some school districts that have been forced into consolidating due to financial stresses, but should the State of Indiana, or any state for that matter, force the schools of communities to consolidate even if the people of those communities don’t want consolidation?

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