Biting those juicy stories

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By Dan Domsic

It’s not even over yet, and it’s been a whirlwind of a summer here at Current.

Last month, it became evident that Fishers is facing yet another politically upheaving election, and sooner than many, though not all, expected.

It’s been a subject constantly on my mind, and I know I’m not the only reporter with my eyes on Fishers, salivating over this fat, juicy steak of a story.

Covering the race as it heats up will be yet another test and challenge that I’m ready to take on, and who is going to end up being Fishers’ first mayor is already a head-scratching question I’m looking forward to seeing answered. I’m also curious to see whether things are going to get shaken up as the council adds seats and sees some structural changes.

One district will be gone, no one can run for mayor and a council seat at the same time and the voting dynamic will be different. Will any democrats rise and attempt to oust any of the republican councilors or take one of the new spots?

We’ll see.

I haven’t had the chance to chat up any folks affiliated with the Hamilton County Democratic Party. Their take on the whole issue is one I’m looking forward to hearing about.

But as I’ve said in the past, there’s more to Fishers than the rare form of politics presently being waged.

The Fishers Freedom Festival saw its 25th anniversary last month, and I am positively swimming in compelling and gripping cover story ideas.

I’m a journalist working in a community that has plenty to offer, and for that I’m grateful, which makes things a little bit easier as I’m trying to hash out this month’s story ideas, as a quick break comes up.

I’ll be heading out to Washington, D.C., to visit friends and do tourist-y things. Yes, I’ll be taking a major pit stop at the Newseum, a museum for journalism nerds like me.

I’ll also be swinging back through the Region. Coffee hours on July 15 are canceled for that reason.

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