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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 in larger school districts. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research released findings of a study showing that the size of a school corporation has […]

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Donnelly discusses 2018 Farm Bill with Hoosier farmers

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For small farmers like Jeff Hawkins, the current farm bill pending before Congress is designed to help larger farms and offers little to smaller farms like his own. Hawkins, a fifth generation farmer from North Manchester in Wabash County, operates a 99-acre farm that belonged to his grandparents. He raises cattle, […]

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Prepare for traffic if traveling south to see solar eclipse

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Department of Transportation officials are advising Hoosiers to be aware of increased traffic for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Approximately 200 million people live within a day’s drive of the nearest total eclipse path, which is why INDOT is expecting traffic congestion before and after the eclipse […]

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Navy drops anchor in Indianapolis

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Navy has come ashore to the Circle City this week, launching a week-long series of events aimed to educate Hoosiers about its mission. “Navy Week is an opportunity for us to bring sailors and our assets to the heartland of America,” said Capt. Tom Adkins, commanding officer […]

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State Fair kicks off 17 days of food and fun

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As the smell of corn dogs and caramel corn wafted through the air, the Indiana State Fair opened with its theme of “The Wonderful World of Food.” After record low attendance in 2016 because of heat and rain, Gov. Eric Holcomb said this year was going to be a record year. […]

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Holcomb says he leads by listening

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items, but he didn’t expect it to take him nearly two hours to return home, or to have such a great impact on the way he leads the Hoosier state. “Once you’re sworn in, there are […]

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INDOT employees reunite moose and boy

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Somewhere near the Indiana-Ohio border on State Road 8 Moosy, the beloved stuffed animal of 5-year-old Jayden Banks, took flight. While riding with his father, Nicholas Banks, on his way home from his grandmother’s house after an overnight stay with his sister, Jayden had his car window down. Moosy […]

Rules for notary public changing

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s notary laws are being brought into the 21st century, in line with the rest of the nation. The law signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb will take effect July 1, 2018 and will have an impact on the more than 90,000 notary publics statewide. Notary publics are authorized by the […]


30 Laws in 30 Days: Gas tax hike funding massive highway construction program

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 27th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be seeing more highway construction and better roads in the coming years, but they’ll also be seeing the price at the pump rise. Gov. […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Need a vaccine? Go to your local pharmacy

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Starting in July, Hoosiers will be able to go to their local pharmacy to receive vaccines for a wide range of conditions. Senate Enrolled Act […]