Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:37pm
CHICAGO (April 6, 2015) – Statement of Richard Harnish, Executive Director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association (MHSRA), in response to the agreement between INDOT and the FRA to work together to continue the Hoosier Amtrak service.
“Amtrak’s Hoosier State is an important economic development tool for communities across Indiana. We commend INDOT and FRA for working together to make sure millions of Indiana residents continue to have access to this critical transportation option.”
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:16pm
The U.S. has one of the highest relative child poverty rates in the developed world. As UNICEF reports, “[Children’s] material well-being is highest in the Netherlands and in the four Nordic countries and lowest in Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and the United States.”
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:47pm
..."Marijuana is being covered by the media in an increasingly sophisticated and nuanced way now that the laws are changing and more people are ‘out’ as marijuana users," said Sharda Sekaran, managing director of communications for DPA. "We all know that many marijuana smokers look more like your Aunt Bettie or your accountant than "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski," but most images in the public sphere still do not reflect this."
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:44pm
By Jane Henegar, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, 4/9/15
What a difference a week makes. Last week, we and others were engaged in negotiations to "fix" Indiana's just-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA. Today, we can say that while the situation in our state is far from perfect, we ended up in a place that is both historic and significant.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:40pm
The Ukraine conflict has become a complex proxy war involving four of the world’s five original nuclear armed countries: the United States, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom. The extent of support provided by outside powers remains unclear, obscured by virulent nonstop propaganda campaigns promulgated by all sides. The Ukraine war has also become both a cause and an excuse for the ratcheting up of tensions between the U.S. and its NATO allies and Russia.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:12pm
And we should be getting together with Iran, which has a huge stake in the matter and is the main force involved, and with the Iraqi government, which is calling for and applauding Iranian support and trying to work out with them some arrangement which will satisfy the legitimate demands of the Sunni population, which is what ISIS is protecting and defending and gaining their support from.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:14am
"Goodnight all you moon light ladies, and rockabye sweet baby James."