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History project aims to preserve stories from our nation’s veterans

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly announced Monday that his office will host a Veterans History Project event to collect the stories of our nation’s heroes. The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the military by recording […]

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State Fair officials decide against outdoor temporary stages again this year

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Even with specific processes in place outlined by lawmakers, once again State Fair officials have decided against using outdoor temporary stages for concerts and performances. In 2012, the General Assembly crafted legislation setting guidelines and requirements for temporary outdoor stage structures. The goal was to ensure safety for staff, […]

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Video: Food truck Thursday at the Statehouse

Food truck Thursday at the Indiana Statehouse! from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. Every Thursday food trucks line Senate Ave. next to the Indiana Statehouse and government building to serve the people working a different lunch! Any Thursday you could choose from eight to 15 different trucks with a variety of styles. You may also like Committee talks […]

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Vincennes University will use $2 million to build coal mine replica

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Vincennes University will build a $2 million replica of a coal mine at its campus in Fort Branch that will be used for hands-on safety training for workers. The State Budget Committee approved the funding last week after lawmakers included the money in the current two-year budget. “The mine […]

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Bacon for life means lots of sizzle, plenty of calories and fat

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Six weeks after the Hoosier Lottery’s “Bringing Home The Bacon” scented, scratch-off ticket launched, no one has won the grand prize – a 20-year supply of bacon. There are four instant winners yet to claim their bacon – and a second chance supply up for grabs as well. So […]

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Video: Gov. Pence leads ride to honor fallen officers, survivors

Gov. Mike Pence leads Cops Cycling for Survivors ride. from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Pence creates a task force to address the state&#8… Commentary: Indiana should continue full funding o… Committee talks body cameras for Indiana law enfor… Pence extends sympathies to the family of IndyCar …

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Video: Zoo’s youngest sea lions work with trainers daily

The Indianapolis Zoo's newest sea lions. from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. You may also like Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut recognized for contr… Video: 2015 “Year of the Farmer” State… Free fishing, programs available this weekend Video & story: Odd pair on cross-country char…

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Program to promote Indiana ag products get officially underway

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials on Tuesday launched the Indiana Grown initiative, a program to promote Hoosier agricultural products that’s been under development and in limited use since the General Assembly authorized it last year. The program is meant to make it easier for Hoosiers to find and purchase products grown, produced and […]

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New law: Budget authorizes new state park lodge

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Potato Creek could be the first Indiana State Park in nearly 80 years to get a new inn. Gov. Mike Pence has proposed building a $25 million lodge to be called the Bicentennial Inn at the property in North Liberty. It will be named for Indiana’s 200th birthday coming […]

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Free fishing, programs available this weekend

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials are trying to get Hoosiers hooked on fishing. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will hold free-fishing weekend June 6 and 7 with many programs and locations to go fishing. Clint Kowalik, coordinator of the GoFishIN in the City program said, “It’s a good chance for the […]

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