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VIPS — Developer plans $11M apartment project on city’s east side
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VIPS — Developer plans $11M apartment project on city’s east side

The first floor of the project calls for 6,100 square feet of commercial space, which TWG plans to lease to the new Indianapolis headquarters of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, which provides early intervention services for children with blindness and low vision.

CHIP — Young, homeless and gay: How Indy woman found her identity — and a mission
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CHIP — Young, homeless and gay: How Indy woman found her identity — and a mission

Alrajabi accepted the Diamond Service Award from the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention for her work as an engagement coordinator for Adult & Child Health, which provides mental health services and other programming. The award recognizes someone who has overcome homelessness and is giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

Indiana Energy Company Mulls Major Switch From Coal To Renewables
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Indiana Energy Company Mulls Major Switch From Coal To Renewables

Steve Francis, chairperson of the energy committee for the Sierra Club’s Hoosier Chapter, says, “The retirement of all of NIPSCO’s coal-fired power plants by 2028 and replacement of all capacity with renewables, energy efficiency and demand management is an unprecedented commitment in Indiana to a forward-looking plan”

Sierra Club — Indiana utility’s $76 million solar project divides consumer advocates
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Sierra Club — Indiana utility’s $76 million solar project divides consumer advocates

Citizens Action Coalition has a history of supporting clean energy and fighting utilities over rate hikes. In this case, the Sierra Club agrees with it, arguing that the project’s biggest problem is that it’s too small.

Earth Charter, Overdose Lifeline — Grand Challenges initiatives providing useful tools for Hoosier communities
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Earth Charter, Overdose Lifeline — Grand Challenges initiatives providing useful tools for Hoosier communities

The online tool is unique among resource aggregation sites because it focuses on the Midwest and on small- and mid-sized towns.

Overdose Lifeline — Recovering Teens To Teach Others How To Use ‘Nonviolent Communication’
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Overdose Lifeline — Recovering Teens To Teach Others How To Use ‘Nonviolent Communication’

“We learn in nonviolent communication to listen at a different level and clarify what we’re kind of observiing and how we are affected with our emotions in what we’re observing,” Phillips says. “So that we’re not speaking from an emotional space but rather a compassionate space.”

Overdose Lifeline — Overdose antidote training set for 4 Indianapolis libraries
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Overdose Lifeline — Overdose antidote training set for 4 Indianapolis libraries

An Indiana University-led partnership is bringing training sessions to Indianapolis this week on how to administer a medication that can reverse potentially fatal overdoses from opioid painkillers and heroin.

Sierra Club — High fives for NIPSCO plant closure
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Sierra Club — High fives for NIPSCO plant closure

The Sierra Club said while closing the plant will be a boost for the environment, it must be done in a responsible way.

CHIP — City-County Council proposal to discourage panhandling to be heard Monday evening
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CHIP — City-County Council proposal to discourage panhandling to be heard Monday evening

"City-County Council proposal to discourage panhandling to be heard Monday evening," Matt McKinney, Katie Cox, RTV6 September 24 2018 The Indianapolis City-County Council will hear a proposal Monday evening that is designed to…

JCRC — Floyd County police investigating swastika graffiti at Azalea Hills
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JCRC — Floyd County police investigating swastika graffiti at Azalea Hills

"Floyd County police investigating swastika graffiti at Azalea Hills," Elizabeth Depompei, News and Tribune, August 13 2018. Police are investigating graffiti depicting swastikas and other images on a sign at a Floyds…