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The eagle has landed

We all know the federal government is so invested in "clean" energy that it will waste billions of dollars to prop up technology that can never deliver what is promised. Anybody suspect they'd go this far, though?

It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year.

Sagamore schmagamore

I neglected to post about this when it first broke, but they were talking about it on the "Indiana Week in Review" show I watch on PBS every Sunday, so this gives me another chance:

Fish story

I wish someone from the Deartment of Natural Resources would explain the logic behind this law, because I sure don't understand it:

A northern Indiana man who allegedly shot a 42-inch-long muskie with a bow and arrow could face formal charges for killing the fish.

Just shy of the $1 million club

If you want to talk about a group of people who are getting big, big money despite not getting the job done, we don't have to stop with members of Congress:


Now, this is really sexting

Brave new world:

BLOOMIINGTON - Indiana University researchers have re-released a smartphone application that allows people to report their sexual behaviors after taking steps to protect users' privacy.

IU said in a news release Wednesday that it has released the free Kinsey Reporter app. University attorneys had pulled the plug on it last September.

First vetoes

Good for him:

Gov. Mike Pence issued the first vetoes of his administration today, rejecting two bills that created new professional licenses.

"Best" is good

This is good news:

Indiana is the best place to do business in the Midwest and the fifth-best nationwide according to a survey by Chief Executive magazine of more than 500 chief executives.

Smile when you call me that

Doc's warning

I wrote an "RIP, Doc Bowen" editorial for tomorrow's page that focused mostly on the property tax caps he muscled through the General Assembly in 1973. That was probably the biggest accomplishment of his political career and for decades after that they were called "the Bowen caps" by politicians and journalists alike as shorthand for the fiscal environment the state was dealing with.