Elections

Sen. Karen Tallian announces campaign for attorney general

By Lacey Watt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Saying that Indiana’s attorney general should be an advocate for Hoosiers, Democratic state Sen. Karen Tallian announced Wednesday…

Karlee Macer says no to a run for governor

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—One potential Democratic candidate for governor is already out just as the race is getting started. Rep. Karlee Macer…

Health consultant picked to complete Rep. Mahan’s term

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS- Healthcare consultant Ann Vermilion will fill in the remainder of State Rep. Kevin Mahan’s term in the…

Sen. Randy Head retires from Senate

Sen. Randy Head retires from Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- After more than 10 years in the Indiana Senate, Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, announced Monday he is resigning…

Issues

Loretta Rush reappointed as chief justice of state Supreme Court

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—After listening to her fellow justices sing her praises, Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush was reappointed to a second…

Todd Young’s bill would bar those under 21 from buying tobacco products

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –– Indiana Sen. Todd Young said now is the time to act to stop teens from smoking,…

Indiana’s unemployment rate falls, remains below national average

By Lacey Watt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s July unemployment rate dropped to 3.4%, below the national rate of 3.7% and the lowest it has…

Census committee holds first meeting, focusing on counting everyone

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –– Preparation for the 2020 census campaign has begun with the goal of counting all Hoosiers and…

People

Out of Office: The family’s bees-ness

Out of Office is an occasional series about the people and place of Indiana. By Victoria Ratliff  …

Humanitarian Dr. George Rapp receives 2019 Sachem Award

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Dr. George Rapp, an orthopedic surgeon and humanitarian, is this year’s recipient of the…

Immigrants celebrate Independence Day as new citizens

By Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—To shield his then 8-year-old son from war, Baitullah Khoram moved his family to…

Quick reads

Indiana’s commerce secretary appointed to federal advisory council

Indiana’s commerce secretary appointed to federal advisory council

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger has been appointed to the United States Investment Advisory…

Statehouse fountain gets long awaited repairs

By Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A long-dormant fountain in the plaza at the rear of the Indiana Statehouse will…

Teachers recognized for science and math instruction

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The 2018-2019 state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching…

Nation

VP’s sister-in-law on life since the election

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Since casting a vote to nominate her brother-in-law to become…

Hoosier lawmakers offer condolences after Las Vegas shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of the lives lost…

Trump showcases Hoosiers in tax reform speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump called for bipartisan support of his tax…

Commentary

Commentary: Children’s hour draws to a close

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, it seems that negotiation and diplomacy by temper tantrum…

Commentary: How should Americans pay for gun violence?

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com It’s not the cigarette that causes cancer and emphysema, the smoking of…

Commentary: Words with the weight of history

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Even for this president, the one who claims he…

Video

Out of Office: The hidden history of Central State Hospital

All Pro Dad and state kick off foster care and adoption campaign

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com     INDIANAPOLIS — All Pro Dad and Indiana Department of Child…

Protecting their passion

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