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Young and Yoder set date for debate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind., and his Democratic opponent, Shelli Yoder, have agreed to debate at Franklin College Oct. 23. The two candidates also plan to debate in Harrison County, but the date for that event has yet to be determined. Both campaigns said that it was important to them […]

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DCS chief James Payne resigns amid controversy

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Director of the Department of Child Services James Payne resigned Monday following accusations of violating department and state ethics. Payne is accused of being improperly involved and attempting to influence DCS decisions in a custody battle that involves his grandchildren. He is accused of stepping into the middle of […]

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Commentary: Let’s hear it for the folks who listen before making up their minds

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Let’s take a moment to examine, with affection, a species that’s dwindling in numbers and at times seems on the edge of extinction — undecided voters. In most national polls, the number of undecided voters has shrunk to such microscopic levels – 5 percent or less in some surveys […]

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Workforce development officials take issue with jobs numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Department of Labor statistics released numbers Friday that showed that the jobless rate in Indiana climbed slightly in August, despite the fact that the state added 7,200 private sector jobs during the month. The discrepancy prompted representatives from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to complain. “Yet another month […]

Analysis: Questions are the key to debates

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Analysis: Questions are the key to debates

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Do you have an issue you’ve been dying to ask one of the candidates for Senate or governor about? Maybe you want to know just what Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mike Pence means when he says that he would “support” community-based pre-school programs for low-income children. Or maybe you want […]

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Southern Indiana may get new phone numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers in the 812 area code will have a chance to comment on a request to add a new area code to southern and south-central Indiana. The telecommunications industry has asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission – IURC – for a new area code for the southern portion of […]

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Commentary: Education is a sound investment

By Jill Long Thompson TheStatehouseFile.com  Years ago, as a doctoral student at Indiana University, I often was challenged to find two nickels to rub together.  In those days, even though I was able to pay my bills on time, my financial statements looked pretty bleak.  I worked continuously throughout my master’s and doctoral programs, but […]

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Educators say they like graduation waivers

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Educators and education advocates testified Wednesday that they support a waiver system that allows students to graduate without passing End of Course Assessment tests. Supporters said that the waiver program provides flexibility to students who are competent in their courses, but may not be good at taking tests. “Everyone […]

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Poll shows support for Obama among young voters

By Ellie Price and Timothy Cox TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday showed strong support among young voters for President Obama. The poll found that 61 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 would like to see Obama get a second term, while 31 percent would rather see Republican candidate Mitt […]

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Commentary: Gregg and Pence have created a debate that counts

By John Krull The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS – Something strange has happened in the Indiana governor’s race. It now is about things that matter. Just a short time ago, the two major party candidates – Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence – seemed locked in a stultifying pattern. Pence, the frontrunner, acted as if […]