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Hoosier veteran finds community in local food initiative

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After returning from serving as a surgical nurse in the Air Force, veteran Sara Creech’s life didn’t get any easier. “I had a lot of problems with PTSD and reintegrating,” she said. “It was very isolating at that time.” Then after about five years at home, her husband died from […]

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Veterans, legislators join forces for special day

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For three years, retired U.S. Army Col. James Leonard has worked with Rep. John Bartlett, D-Indianapolis, to fill the Statehouse with Hoosier veterans for one day during the legislative session. “We’ve got about 48,000 veterans that reside in Indiana, and we’re about the fourth largest in terms of deployment […]

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument named National Historic Landmark

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Derek Slagle explored the Indiana Soldiers and Sailor Monument this week, he was undeterred by the cold temperatures as he snapped photographs. “The whole city revolves around it,” Slagle said, marveling at the structure that dominates the Indianapolis landscape. The monument has been the center of Indianapolis since […]

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State of the State: Holcomb lays out vision for first year

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —Gov. Eric Holcomb called for a pay raise for the Indiana State Police Tuesday at his first State of the State address, which got him a standing ovation from his audience of lawmakers, state officials, and friends and family. “One fundamental obligation of government is to take care of those […]

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Legislator’s trip abroad inspires security observations

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A few blocks from the place in Berlin where Rep. David Ober and his sister spent part of their Christmas holiday, a terrorist had rammed a truck into a scenic market killing and injuring dozens. But when Ober, R-Albion, visited the market just days after the attack, there were […]

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Tour guide brings life to Statehouse history

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A quiet group of high school volleyball players took in their surroundings as their tour guide, Jim Johnson, introduced a few facts about the historic Indiana Statehouse.   “There’s a lot of weddings here,” Johnson, 72, said. “Did you know you could get married here at the Statehouse?”  A […]

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Petition denouncing total abortion ban delievered

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Dozens of Hoosiers gathered at the Statehouse Wednesday with nearly 3,000 signatures on a petition denouncing Rep. Curt Nisly’s proposed total abortion ban. The Indiana Reproductive Justice Coalition, which represents 10 Indiana organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, delivered […]

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Shooting hoops with Holcomb at Hinkle

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – From Adams to Whitley, Allen to White — of the 92 counties in Indiana, the governor-elect has made a shot in every single one of them. As part of the inauguration weekend events, Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb invited Hoosiers to play basketball Sunday afternoon. “You can’t get any more Hoosier […]

Commentary: Gov. Pence Farewell Message to Hoosiers

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Commentary: Gov. Pence Farewell Message to Hoosiers

By Vice President-elect Mike Pence Special to TheStatehouseFile.com As my time serving as your governor comes to a close, I would like to share a few thoughts about the last four years and what we as Hoosiers have accomplished together. I am so proud of the people of Indiana. Hoosiers are known around America for being good […]

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Nearly 2,000 guests attend governor-elect’s inaugural ball

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana-themed decorations filled the grand ballroom at the JW Marriott Saturday to help kick off Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov.-elect Suzanne Crouch’s time in office.  Of the nearly 2,000 in attendance, some distinguished guests at the inaugural ball included former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, State GOP Chairman […]

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