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30 Laws in 30 Days: Pawnshops allowed to accept additional firearms for loans

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 24th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – For years gun owners could secure a loan at a pawnshop with a long gun, such as a rifle or shotgun, but handguns were a different […]

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Video: Summer Food Service Program expands to parks

 

Indianapolis establishes sister city relationship with Onitsha, Nigeria

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis has established a new sister city relationship with Onitsha, Nigeria. Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Office of International and Latino Affairs announced the agreement Thursday and will commemorate the relationship with a ceremony Friday. Onitsha is the state’s ninth sister city but the first on the […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Families to receive diplomas for deceased high school seniors

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 23rd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Jerrold Parker was only weeks away from finishing his classes at Pike High School when he was murdered in Indianapolis on February 3, 2016. “It feels […]

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Hoosier politicians react to decision of insurance providers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two health insurance providers, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and MDwise, announced Wednesday they would not be offering health plans under the Affordable Care Act in Indiana for 2018. Wednesday marked the deadline for insurance companies to submit proposed rates to the Indiana Department of Insurance. “Today’s news again confirms […]

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30 laws in 30 days: State cleans up definition of pyramid scheme and toughens penalty

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — The state is beefing up the possible fine for an illegal pyramid scheme violation from the current fine of $500 to $10,000. The new law goes into […]

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30 laws in 30 days: Police presence could increase on hospital campuses

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals around the state could be beefing up security if they take advantage of a new state law. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, authored Senate Enacted Bill 112. […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Misuse of drones won’t fly under new law

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS­— Before he even had a driver’s license, Blaine Fuhs had his own business, Fuhs Video. At 15 years old, Fuhs had aspirations to work for the then-up-and-coming […]

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Hoosiers react to Comey’s testimony

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – About a month after former FBI Director James Comey’s firing, he testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “The American people deserve answers about Russia’s efforts to influence our election so those responsible can be held accountable, and we can take the necessary steps to better protect ourselves in […]

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Poll finds majority of Hoosiers support looser alcohol laws

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fight over Indiana’s alcohol laws continued Monday when the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association revealed results of a poll indicating most Hoosiers favor looser alcohol laws. Between May 8-11 pollster Fabrizio, Lee & Associates surveyed 600 Hoosiers. The survey asked people their opinions on various alcohol related topics such as […]

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