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Bill would let pharmacists deny cold medicine purchases

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new bill could give pharmacists more discretion when Hoosiers buy cold medication. “What I’m trying to do is find a way to strike at meth labs, to reduce the number of meth labs in Indiana,” said Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, author of Senate Bill 80. “While allowing law […]

Legislators strut the Statehouse in tennis shoes

By Shayla Jones TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers wore their business suits, but kicked off their dress shoes for an important cause. The American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches sponsored Suits and Sneakers Day. Lawmakers wore tennis shoes to show their support for the fight against cancer. “I am happy to stand […]

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From pioneer days to today: Indiana art on display

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial by showcasing Indiana’s rich art history with the 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy exhibition. “Combining our resources with partners from across the state, affords us the opportunity to share the objects, events and personal stories […]

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New historical markers will preserve Indiana’s past

By Alexis Weidner TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Bureau will add eight new, historical state markers to the more than 500 that are already spread out across the state of Indiana. “We have seen a big increase in the number of people applying for markers,” said Casey Pfeiffer, the historical marker program manager for […]

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Gender issue bill would affect intersex children in custody of the state

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Edward Clere, R-New Albany, hopes his bill about consent for intersex children in state custody will open up a broader discussion on gender issues. “It’s not a familiar topic,” Clere said. “I’m hoping to spark interest in the issue here in Indiana.” House Bill 1242 would prevent intersex […]

Bicentennial exhibit honors artist who helped put Brown County on the map

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Museum of Art is celebrating the Indiana bicentennial with an exhibition showcasing the work of Gustave Baumann, a German-born artist who made his mark on Brown County’s art colony. “He’s an important member of the first generation of the Brown County art colony. He’s widely admired in Indiana, […]

Volunteers clean up streets in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and volunteers started their holiday weekend by lacing up their boots and putting on their gardening gloves to kick off the 5th annual Indiana Civil Rights Commission Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. “It’s very impressive,” David Mason, a volunteer, said. “I think this is the […]

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Confirmed case of avian flu in Dubois County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Southwest Indiana has a confirmed case of avian flu in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County. “Indiana is one of the largest poultry states in America, and I have directed all relevant agencies to bring the full resources of the state of Indiana to bear on containing and resolving […]

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Bill would remove straight ticket voting from your ballot

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators are considering getting rid of straight ticket voting. Senate Bill 391, authored by Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, would remove a voter’s option to vote for all candidates of the same political party or an independent ticket at one time in a general or municipal election. The one exception […]

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Report highlights ways to recruit and retain teachers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A newly released report on recruiting and retaining teachers highlights the need for mentorship, locally developed pay scales and professional development. “Every child in Indiana deserves to have high-quality educators in their classroom,” Ritz said in a statement Thursday. The final report of the Blue Ribbon Commission includes strategies to […]