Elections

Messer kicks off campaign with blues skies and barbecue

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com MORRISTOWN, Ind. — Republican U.S. Rep. Luke Messer launched his U.S. Senate campaign Saturday with a little bit…

Former Pence adviser to run for Rokita’s empty seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Army veteran and former Senior Advisor to former Gov. Mike Pence, Diego Morales, will run for the…

Democrat to challenge Bucshon in 8th District race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney William Tanoos announced his candidacy for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. If he wins the Democratic primary, he…

Long endorses Messer in 2018 Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long endorsed U.S. Rep. Luke Messer’s run for Indiana’s 2018 Senate seat.…

Issues

New database to track hate based-incidents and crimes

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A project has been launched to create a database to track hate crimes and hate-based incidents across Indiana. The…

Study committee is revisiting Indiana’s civil forfeiture laws

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana Senate committee is taking up the issue of when and how the government can…

Small school districts put students at a disadvantage, study says

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Students living in small Indiana school districts may be receiving fewer opportunities to succeed than those…

State funding training for high-growth jobs

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The state is looking for ways to re-train Hoosiers to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs with two…

People

Gen Con helps Hoosier turn hobby into business

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — When Gen Con starts Thursday, Tom Anders will be in a…

Pence’s official portrait displays faith and family

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In Vice President Mike Pence’s official governor’s portrait, he sits on his…

Navy drops anchor in Indianapolis

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Navy has come ashore to the Circle City this week,…

Quick reads

Pence’s official portrait displays faith and family

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In Vice President Mike Pence’s official governor’s portrait, he sits on his…

Former Pence adviser to run for Rokita’s empty seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Army veteran and former Senior Advisor to former Gov. Mike Pence, Diego Morales,…

Democrat to challenge Bucshon in 8th District race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney William Tanoos announced his candidacy for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. If he wins…

Nation

McLinn family champions national ‘Right to Try’ legislation

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­­­– Jordan McLinn is an eight-year-old boy with a disease with…

How Indiana’s senators voted on Tuesday’s health care motion

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate…

Senators look to fill USDA leadership roles

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s senators are accepting applications to fill two state-level leadership positions…

Commentary

Commentary: Those we carry with us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  THE KNOBS, Indiana – Memories and stories buzz around my head like…

Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s like watching a spinning top wobble on the edge…

Racism has only one side — hate

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Nothing says “hate crime” like the chilling events of last weekend in…

Video

Video: Program lets teens tell the stories of Indiana youth throughout time

Video: Elephants, giraffes have a special home in southern Indiana

Video: Summer Food Service Program expands to parks

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