Reading roundup: Panel OKs Angie’s List aid, Indy among poorest cities

Coffee and newspaper for reading roundup post

It’s getting to the point when I barely remember a time before the Deep Freeze set in. And I can’t even deal with the forecast for snow and then MORE arctic air arriving later this week. Ugh!

Here’s a roundup of 10 or so more links to start off your Tuesday:

  •  On Monday night, an Indy City-County Council panel OKd the controversial $18.5 million package of tax incentives for Angie’s List. It now goes before the full council for a vote. (IndyStar)
  • Biting my nails: Today’s final House vote on allowing Sunday carryout alcohol sales is going to be close. (Fox59) | In Monday action: Gov. Mike Pence signed the shorter ISTEP into law (Chalkbeat), and legislators voted to advance an $80 million criminal justice bill (IndyStar) and to repeal the minimum wage for construction projects (IBJ).
  • Indianapolis ranked No. 9 on CBS’  recent list of “America’s  11 Poorest Cities.” Among the stats that they cite: One in three of us makes less than $29,000. (CBS News)
  • Defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois, one of the Colts’ big 2013 free-agent acquisitions, has been shown the door. (IndyStar)
  • Republicans in D.C. are split on how to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, whose funding is ensnared in their dispute of President Barack Obama’s  executive actions on deportations. (Washington Post)
  • A historic U.S.-Iran deal on nuclear activities could be taking shape. (Associated Press)
  • What was the motive to kill “American Sniper” Chris Kyle? So far, the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh hasn’t provided good answers. (CNN)
  • Meet the (female! yay!) inventor who may kill the power cord. (USA Today)
  • Love this. The AP used location data from Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s prolific Instagram to document his extensive plane travel with donors at taxpayer and campaign expense. (Associated Press)
  • The LAST. EVER. episode of NBC’s Indiana-set “Parks and Recreation” airs tonight at 10 p.m. The comedy’s final season may have been its best ever. (Wired)

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Author: Cori

Cori Faklaris (aka "HeyCori") is a PhD researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Faklaris is an social media expert and longtime journalist who brings this expertise to her work in usability for privacy, security and emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things.

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