Opinion: Clean city again; more to come

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A clean community? Yes! Again! Fishers has been so named for the eighth-consecutive year. The Indiana CLEAN Community Challenge allows cities to be recognized for proactively managing potential impacts on the environment. Deputy Mayor Leah McGrath, in acknowledging the designation, said the city has its sights set much farther down the road. “We are eager to share news of this award with residents, especially as we embark on the comprehensive plan and map out ways to ensure sustainability 25 years from now,” she stated. The city says objectives include reducing vehicle emissions of city vehicles, increasing energy conservation in municipal buildings and increasing the city’s forestry budget.

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Maybe the Trump Show is wearing thin? It could be too early to tell, but we’re watching New Hampshire, which since forever has been some kind of barometer (along with Iowa and South Carolina) as to the true political climate for Republican candidates. According to Fox News, this month’s NBC/Wall Street Journal Marist poll shows Carly Fiorina making a 10-point leap: from 6 percent last month to 16 percent this month. We like what she has shown thus far, but we consider it just an appetizer for what we expect to be a battle royale between Trump and Fiorina as the months pass. Trump, by the way, lost seven points in the most recent polling. If the Republican Party pushes any of the “insiders” over these two, it might as well fold the tent and call it a day.

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We can’t make this up: It is permissible to have a brown bear in your car in Russia – as long as it’s wearing a seatbelt.


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