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Enjoying Christmas

This is that time of year when people naturally begin thinking about family. Beyond the twinkling lights, brightly wrapped packages and sweet and tasty cookies, many value the time they can spend with family both near and far. Enjoying the fun and festivities with

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Macron finds a 'Plan B'

‘There is no Plan B because there is no Planet B,” Emmanuel Macron lectured Donald Trump – in English – when the American President withdrew from the Paris climate agreement last year. Well, apparently there is a Plan B after all. Mr. Macron

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Crimes that ran out of time

Last week, our local prosecutor acknowledged that crimes seem to have been committed during the Wayne Seybold administration that involve missing money in a downtown economic development project. An FBI investigation shows this, accord

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TIF still a problem

Just a reminder for Grant County taxpayers during the Christmas shopping season, a dollar out of every five that a Marion homeowner pays in property taxes goes toward tax increment finance debt. That is money that does not go toward public safety, firefighter salar

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Millennials serious about vows

Millennials have developed a reputation for dismantling a lot of things – restaurant chains, napkins, home ownership and the diamond industry, to name a few. Another value the previous generation often chalks up to millennial casualties is the institution of

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Contempt for public

What happened Monday at the Grant County Area Plan Commission was jarring in its disrespect for the public. The commission refused to allow journalists from Indiana Wesleyan University to video record an important meeting about the fate of a proposed confined

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