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Indianapolis is hoping one person can help reduce the number of people panhandling Downtown. (Indy Star)
For two decades, a loose-knit group that includes some of the country’s wealthiest people has underwritten the political push for school choice, promoting ballot initiatives and candidates who favor competition for traditional public schools. But when a member of this elite group was elevated to education secretary, the appointment opened a philosophical schism that now threatens to shatter the alliance, turn billionaires against one another and possibly lead some school-choice advocates to join with teachers’ unions, their archenemies. (NWI Times)
Holy Cross College, trying to resolve its financial problems, has agreed to sell 75 acres of land to the University of Notre Dame and then lease the property back. (South Bend Tribune)
Rep. Todd Rokita, R-4th, has taken a step toward launching a U.S. Senate bid by appointing a statewide campaign finance staff. (Journal Gazette)
As places such as East Chicago, Indiana, grapple with lead contamination, they face a challenge for after cleanup: how to redevelop and revitalize once-toxic neighborhoods. In Evansville, community leaders have used decades of remediation to their advantage. (WFYI)
A Vanderburgh County Commissioner said she believes the approach two local agencies used this past week could be described as a dictatorship. (Courier Press)
The Maryland-based company that’s acquiring two Indianapolis TV stations as part of its $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media is renowned for its frugality—a reputation that leads some observers to predict deep staff cuts at the local CBS and Fox affiliates. (IBJ)
Many municipalities are forming public-private partnerships to bring high-speed Internet to long-neglected places. Their approaches, however, vary widely. (Governing)