We've gotten emails from the office of Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, encouraging us to give more coverage to the city-county police merger set to happen there on the first of the year.

So how can we resist linking to this Indianapolis Star story, noting that at the first of more than half a dozen public information meetings the city is holding about the merger, only one person showed up?

If it's drawing that kind of interest at home, I guess they do have a point about the need to trumpet this news to a national audience.