Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star

Amy Bartner

Indianapolis Star

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Amy:

Best Things Indianapolis winners announced: Best Things to Do

After a summer of nominating and voting — 6,000 nominations and nearly 100,000 votes — we're ready to announce the winners of this year's Best Things. → Read More

Best Things Indianapolis winners announced: Best Things to Buy

After a summer of nominating and voting — 6,000 nominations and nearly 100,000 votes — we're ready to announce the winners of this year's Best Things. → Read More

GOP mayoral candidate Jim Merritt's communications director and campaign part ways

Indiana state Sen. and mayoral candidate Jim Merritt and his communications director parted ways this week, both confirmed. → Read More

Circle Centre's former Carson's spot will soon be filled

The top two floors of Circle Centre Mall's anchor location will soon be leased to at least one company searching for open-concept office space. → Read More

Hogsett's plan to combat food insecurity hits a few hurdles

Mayor Hogsett's plan to address a lack of accessible food in some of the city's neighborhoods will likely look different than what he pitched in May. → Read More

Best Things Indianapolis is back. Are you ready to nominate your favorite things in town?

Let's do this again, yes? But this time — this time — it's gonna be bigger, better, bestest. These are the Best Things in Indianapolis, chosen by you. → Read More

Best Things Indianapolis 2019: The rules

It's now up to you, Indianapolis: It's your chance to name the best things to do, see, buy, eat and drink in this city. But first, some rules. → Read More

Best Things Indianapolis: 5 highlights you missed from last year's race to the best

You missed last year's inaugural Best Things, eh? That's OK. We're back this year to do it bigger, better, bestest. But here's what you missed: → Read More

Indiana man writes the Declaration of Independence on his driveway every July 4th

Joe Spangler, 66, has just spent about four hours on his knees, with chalk in one hand and a pipe in the other, drawing on his Fishers driveway. → Read More

Want to be in the running for Best Things Indy 2019? Do this!

It's been an entire year since we crowned the Best Things in Indianapolis — and guess what? It's almost time to do it again. (!!!) Yeah, we're as excited as you are. But FIRST, you gotta let the people who love you or your business know that they should nominate and vote for you! So: Please steal the below images and post them wherever you are — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat,… → Read More

Hogsett, Merritt both pitch fixes for food deserts

The two candidates for mayor outlined four ideas each for how to combat food insecurity in Indianapolis. → Read More

Jim Merritt won't be marching in the Indy Pride parade after all

The Republican candidate for Indianapolis mayor announced his decision in a Thursday news conference → Read More

Indianapolis mayoral candidate Jim Merritt plans to march at Indy Pride, but he's 'not welcome'

After some confusion about whether Merritt would walk in Indy Pride Parade, he confirmed that he has plans to walk as a citizen "with friends." → Read More

Stephen Clay resigns from City-County Council

Stephen Clay, the City-County Council member who had a six-week stint as president last year, announced his resignation from the council Monday. → Read More

Hogsett’s plan to pay for Indy-area roads: Here’s what we do and don’t know

Released as more of a concept than instruction manual, the details about how this fund would work are unclear. But here's what we know and don't know about the strategy. → Read More

Mayor Hogsett pitches regional road fund for Central Indiana commuters

Central Indiana commuters would share the burden of funding the infrastructure across the nine-county area → Read More

'We'll put it back together': Pendleton residents breathe easier after tornado's havoc

Winds speeds might have reached 135 mph while ripping out trees and knocking down walls in Madison County. Only one minor injury was reported. → Read More

Mass Ave parking garage hidden in apartment building to start rising this summer as city gives final OK

Developers have been given the go-ahead to build a 255-space parking garage hidden inside an apartment building next to the Athenaeum and Rathskeller. → Read More

5 things we learned from Indianapolis' primary election

There were some things that happened Tuesday that you might want to know before the Nov. 5 municipal election. → Read More

In Indianapolis mayoral primary, Hogsett and Merritt both claim party nominations

The incumbent Democratic mayor and Republican state senator led by wide margins with nearly one-third of the vote counted. → Read More