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While the media fires burn

While the media fires burn

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When The Chicago Sun-Times announced a few days ago that it had laid off its entire staff of photographers, the news lit up my circle of friends and acquaintances. My colleagues in the news business sent me word of the Sun-Times’ bombshell via Facebook, Twitter and text messages. In […]

Hoosiers students will be able to count associate’s degree credits toward bachelor’s degree

Hoosiers students will be able to count associate’s degree credits toward bachelor’s degree

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Students will soon be able to count all of their credits from an associate’s degree toward a bachelor’s degree at a public university due to a new state law. Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, said Senate Enrolled Act 182 is extensive legislation that could impact tens of thousands of […]

Pence announces new health care shopping tool for state employees

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence encouraged state employees Tuesday to learn more about Castlight, the newest benefit for state medical enrollees. Pence told employees via email that Castlight “takes the mystery out of health care costs for state benefits holders like you and me.” Indiana is the first state in the nation […]

HIRE program helps 600 ex-offenders find jobs in first year

HIRE program helps 600 ex-offenders find jobs in first year

H.I.R.E. from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Within the first year of the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry program, more than 600 ex-offender s have obtained jobs after they were released from Indiana prisons. The Department of Workforce Development and the Department of Correction created the Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry program in […]

Pence and life sciences executives announce industry’s successes

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com GREENFIELD, Ind.– Gov. Mike Pence joined life sciences industry executives at Covance on Tuesday for the release of a report showing the impact of clinical studies and the growth of the industry in Indiana. The report, “Research in Your Backyard: Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials in Indiana and released by the Pharmaceutical Research […]

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Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold announces his campaign for state treasurer

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Wayne Seybold, mayor of Marion, Ind. and a former Olympian, announced his campaign for state treasurer Tuesday morning for the 2014 election cycle. Seybold, who has served as the mayor of Marion since 2003, said he plans to apply his knowledge about local government to the state treasurer position. […]

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News laws encourage students to graduate on time

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new state law requires students who have received a Frank O’Bannon grant or 21st century scholarship and who are entering college this fall to complete at least a full-time schedule to remain eligible for a scholarship. Under the current law, students have to be enrolled in a full-time […]

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to speak at Indiana Republican Party dinner

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Indiana Republican Party summer dinner. The dinner is going to be held on July 9. “Gov. Scott Walker is a nationally recognized reformer, a respected voice within our party and the only governor in U.S. history to defeat […]

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New app allows severely autistic children to communicate

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Stephen Beaudoin, a chemical engineering professor at Purdue University, tried for years to communicate with his son who was diagnosed with severe, non-verbal autism. But Beaudoin now credits the SPEAK all! iPad app developed at Purdue for improvement in his 11-year-old son’s communication. The mobile app, which can be […]

When opportunity knocks, it can be scary

When opportunity knocks, it can be scary

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The folks at Fox News had a squabble the other day. After an all-male panel of commentators – Lou Dobbs, Juan Williams, Erick Erickson and Doug Schoen – at the network reacted with horror to the results of a Pew study that showed that women are now the sole […]