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Drug czar shares Holcomb’s drug crisis action plan

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Connor and Sean Ryans are just two of thousands of young people across the state who have suffered from an opioid addiction during their lifetime. But with the help of medical professionals and recovery program, the brothers, and sons of Rep. Cindy Ziemke, R-Batesville, are sober. “It’s not just […]

Indiana colleges hold line on tuition increase

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education has recommended that the state’s public universities and limit tuition increases to no more than 1.4 percent over next two years. Under state statute, the commission has the responsibility of recommending non-binding tuition and mandatory fee targets every two years for each of Indiana’s public […]

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Train service to Chicago is growing

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers traveling to Chicago by train will have more and faster service as ridership and revenues continue to grow. Amtrak and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced a new schedule for service between Indianapolis and Chicago. The new schedule for the Hoosier State, which operates four days weekly, is also […]

Concerts on the Canal return for summer series

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The popular summer Concerts on the Canal series returns to downtown Indianapolis Thursday nights with programs that cover a range of musical tastes from pop and rock to jazz and musical theater. The concerts will run from May 25 through July 27 and include a special Fourth of July concert […]

Indiana is number one in Midwest for business

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is ranked first in the Midwest for business the second year in a row by Chief Executive magazine. The magazine’s “Best & Worst States for Business” ranking is based on surveys of more than 500 CEOs and Indiana is ranked fifth in the nation according to Chief Executive. […]

State Supreme Court celebrates career of retiring colleague

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After 26 years of service on the state’s highest court, Robert Rucker officially retires as a Supreme Court justice later this week. The state Supreme Court chamber was filled with laughter as friends and colleagues shared stories about Rucker. They held a retirement ceremony Monday to celebrate his service […]

Deer hunters donate their harvests to feed hungry

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Deer hunters donated more than 65,000 pounds of venison in 2016-17 to feed Indiana’s hungry with the help of the Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund. The Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund provides grants to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Hunters and Farmers Feeding the Hungry, and the Dubois County Sportsmen Club to pay for […]

Students urged to bike to school

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier schools and parents are encouraged to help students walk or bike to school next Wednesday on National Bike to School Day. “When students incorporate physical activity into their commute to school, they arrive ready to learn,” Allan Henderson, program manager of the Health by Design’s Safe Routes to […]

Lawson running for second secretary of state term

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Thursday that she will run for a second term in 2018. During her first term, the office recovered more than $50 million from criminals who have scammed Hoosiers and worked to create voting centers across the state. Twenty-six counties have adopted the voting […]

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Hoosiers fear what changes to healthcare might bring

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — In the hours leading up to the vote in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Hoosiers were feeling unsure of what’s to come. Thursday, before Congress voted for the repeal of ACA, a handful of Hoosiers gathered at the Indiana Democratic Party headquarters to urge Indiana’s […]