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Helpful tips to avoid charity scammers

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In the aftermath of local and national natural disasters, many Hoosiers are ready to help any way they can. Unfortunately, scammers prey on the good nature of individuals. “Americans have a very big heart, and they want to try to do something and scammers know that,” said Tim Maniscalo, […]

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Students pay the price for ISTEP calculator mix-up

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Sarah Jansen isn’t a fan of math and the thought of having to retake part of the math ISTEP in early December for a reason that isn’t her fault frustrates her. “I worked hard to prepare for the test. How was I supposed to know I wasn’t allowed to […]

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Families of fallen officers could continue to receive health insurance

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — While serving as a conservation officer for 30 years, Sen. Michael Crider saw friends die in the line of duty and immediately wondered what would happen to their families. “Early in my career, a DNR officer died in a plane crash at 27,” Crider said to the Interim Study […]

Hoosiers argue cold beer sales could harm minors

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Just days before he was supposed to move to Oklahoma for college, Brett Finbloom went to his buddy’s house for a goodbye party, but he didn’t return home. “Your son’s heart has stopped and the paramedics are working on him,” police said to Finbloom’s father, Norm Finbloom, on the […]

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Want to help Harvey and Irma victims? Donate blood

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Blood collection agencies across Indiana are calling on Hoosiers to donate blood to assist those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “We are encouraging eligible donors in parts of the country unaffected by the storm to give blood or platelets to ensure that there is sufficient blood supply,” said […]

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Alternative to formal guardianships proposed

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Advocates for the developmentally disabled want lawmakers to consider legislation creating an alternative to formal guardianships that would make it easier for the disabled to make their own decisions and function independently. An interim study committee chaired by Sen. Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, discussed the relatively new supported decision making […]

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Hoosiers help Hurricane Harvey victims

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Hurricane Harvey tears through Houston and the surrounding areas, Hoosiers 1,000 miles away are working to help those in need. From sending food care packages to helping people escape their flooded homes, some Hoosiers are helping in anyway they can. Harvey is said to be one of the […]

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Indiana implements new opioid prescription monitoring program to reduce addiction

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Spending summers poolside with his family at his Brownsburg home, and hanging out with friends on the weekends were some of Brandon George’s favorite activities growing up. But quickly, the carefree weekends came with consequences — consequences that could have cost him his life. George began drinking and using […]

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Indiana and Chinese province celebrate 30-year partnership

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana and the Chinese province of Zhejiang approach the 30th anniversary of their partnership, Gov. Eric Holcomb renewed the agreement with Zhejiang Party Secretary Che Jun, who traveled from China to mark the occasion. “They chose our state because of our great business climate, our balanced budgets, our […]

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Type 2 diabetes on the rise, solutions are elusive

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly a decade ago, Indiana State Rep. Vanessa Summers walked into her doctor’s office for a regular check up. She left as a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic.     “I didn’t get scared until I was there for three hours,” said the Indianapolis Democrat. “He was trying to […]