Elections

Former U.S. Rep. Baron Hill files to run for U.S. Senate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Baron Hill, former member of U.S. Congress, has filed paperwork to officially be on the ballot for…

Pence, Gregg file for the 2016 election

  By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Both candidates for governor in the 2016 race filed to have their names officially placed on…

Cruz wins Iowa, Clinton declares victory

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com DES MOINES, Iowa – The TV and radio ads are gone and all the candidates on the campaign…

Trump’s final push in Iowa includes his trademark honesty

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made his last push to Iowa voters Monday afternoon…

Issues

Minority Leader Pelath: Civil rights discussions are not over

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— House Democratic Leader, Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is ready to bring the LGBT civil rights debate back…

DraftKings, FanDuel legislation heads to the House

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS­ – Fantasy sports games participants are one step closer to consumer protection. Senate Bill 339, a bill…

Rogers’ final bill passes with applause: “There’s no one better”

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, presented her final bill before the Senate, she received a standing…

World-traveling Hoosiers warned about the Zika virus

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Health officials are asking Hoosiers, especially pregnant women, to be careful when traveling to countries where the…

People

Remembering Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s life of adventure & patriotism

By Max Bomber, Halie Solea TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Born November 7, 1917, former Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb lived a…

Flags at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing.…

Rogers’ final bill passes with applause: “There’s no one better”

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, presented her final bill before the Senate,…

Quick reads

Indiana Historical Society offers ancestry research workshops

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­­ – The Indiana Historical Society is offering two workshops in February that will…

Indiana organization honored for rapid response after disasters

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security will be honored with an award for…

Flags at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb’s passing.…

Nation

Indiana politicians respond to Obama’s last State of the Union

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS- President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address Tuesday sparked a…

Doritos, dogs & football: FC alum tries to conquer Super Bowl commercial contest

By Alysia Funderburg TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Franklin College graduate Travis Braun refuses to acknowledge defeat and…

County judge will attend the State of the Union as Donnelly’s guest

By Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When President Barack Obama gives his final State of the…

Commentary

Commentary: Gov. Pence and the backward k

By Michael Leppert http://www.contrariana.com Henry Chadwick, an English born historian and creator of baseball’s box score,…

Commentary: Take the LGBT issue local

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org No one should be surprised that the same body of lawmakers that…

Commentary: Equal rights and the grown-ups’ table

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If nothing else, by letting civil rights legislation die for…

Video

SOTs: ISTEP bill passes out of committee

ISTEP matters – bill would phase out the test by 2017 Rep. Robert Behning, R-Indianapolis “I…

SOTs: LGBT discussion

Melissa Klein /Baker from Oregon/Sued for refusing to make a wedding cake for gay couple “My…