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Video: Elephants, giraffes have a special home in southern Indiana

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First five years of state’s road construction plan unveiled

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Patience will be a key virtue for Hoosiers on the road as the state rolls out an infrastructure plan designed to take place over the next 20 years.   Gov. Eric Holcomb, joined by INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness and other Statehouse leaders, uncovered the new program to improve Indiana’s roads […]

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Hoosier serviceman killed in military plane crash

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are mourning the death of Ryan Lohrey, an Indiana native Navy corpsman. Lohrey was one of 16 servicemen killed in a plane crash Monday. The tanker plane carrying the servicemen crashed in rural Mississippi. “Words cannot express the depth of sorrow I feel for his wife and two young […]

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Indiana blood supply remains low after holiday week

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana faces a critically low blood inventory due to a lack of donors during the week of the Fourth of July.  Less than a two-day supply is considered critical, and Indiana reached less than a half-day supply last week. Andrea Fagan, director of public relations and marketing for the […]

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Former Sen. Gard to chair alcohol revision commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former Sen. Beverly Gard will chair the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, which has been tasked with updating the state’s alcohol laws, many of which have not been changed since the end of Prohibition.  “Bev Gard is a nationally respected former state legislator who brings a wealth of experience in public […]

Thirteen-day bike ride continues cycle of support for law enforcement

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Dan Dudley is setting out on his bicycle to take a 1,000-mile journey to honor his brother. Every summer, dozens of police officers and law enforcement family members and friends ride around the perimeter of Indiana to raise funds and awareness of the sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement families. […]

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Top Republican Kenley to retire from Senate

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­­ — One of the most powerful leaders in the Indiana Statehouse is retiring after 25 years of public office. Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, will be step down from his seat on Sept. 30. “It’s been my privilege to serve the people of Senate District 20 at the Statehouse for the […]

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State expands treatment options in fight against drug epidemic

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com GREENWOOD, Ind. – Soon Hoosiers struggling with drug addiction will have more access to treatment. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is adding five opioid treatment centers, making a total of 19 in the state. These treatment centers will offer medication assisted treatment or “MAT,” which includes medication and counseling […]

Commentary: Investing in the Future: New Laws that Help Our Kids

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Commentary: Investing in the Future: New Laws that Help Our Kids

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com While this summer’s road construction is a visual reminder that Indiana adopted a landmark road funding bill in the recent legislative session, it’s also worth noting that state lawmakers passed a host of new bills that pave the way for stronger and safer Hoosier kids. Several of this year’s […]

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Protecting pets this Fourth of July

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Remi, a 7-year-old West Highland Terrier Poodle mix, is one of many dogs that will not enjoy the Fourth of July. “Remi has seen fireworks,” said Jessi Dickerson, Remi’s owner, “and it was not a pleasant experience for him.” Dickerson, a Greenwood resident, said Remi has incredibly high anxiety […]