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Eiteljorg’s Indian Market and Festival draws artists from across U.S. and Canada

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—More than 100 Native American artists from the 50 tribes in the United States and Canada will gather at the Eiteljorg Museum this Saturday and Sunday to showcase their art work at the annual Indian Market and Festival for Native Americans.  “Visitors tell us that the Indian Market and Festival broaden […]

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Eiteljorg nods to Western film in new exhibit

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Take a walk through the world of Hollywood’s wild west in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s limited-time exhibit, “The Reel West.” Visitors can walk along a trail of Hollywood stars paying tribute to famous Western film and TV actors and see props and costumes belonging […]

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Therapy dogs lend a paw to those in need

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com BROOKVILLE, Ind.— Transforming your backyard into a dog rescue may seem farfetched to some, but for Dr. Michelle Roberts-Schneider it was another step to ensure her rescue animals enjoy a happy life and a second chance that includes helping others. “We’ve always taken in the dogs nobody else wants, or the […]

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INDOT halts road construction projects for holiday weekend

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Most highway maintenance and construction projects will be halted by the Indiana Department of Transportation so that holiday and Indianapolis 500 traffic will flow more smoothly this weekend. Whether traveling to the Indianapolis 500, vacationing or visiting family, INDOT encouraged drivers to plan extra travel time. INDOT directed contractors to […]

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Indiana Statehouse tour attracts thousands of visitors

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 60,000 visitors from 50 states and 95 countries were guided through the Indiana Statehouse by the tour office last year. And it’s not just the kids who are visiting on school field trips, even though they make up about two-thirds of the visitors each year.  “This has […]

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Holcomb is ringmaster of new State Fair promotion

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A marching, circus ringmaster is calling Hoosiers to the 2018 Indiana State Fair. In a new promotional video for the State Fair’s theme, “Step Right Up!”, Gov. Eric Holcomb enters the scene dressed as a classic ringmaster for a traveling circus. The theme, which usually relates to food, will […]

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Crane plays key role in U.S. national security

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly continues to bring defense leaders to see the work being done at the warfare division in Crane, Ind. Monday, the Indiana Democrat hosted Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat and ranking member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined Donnelly as they toured several labs […]

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Last Mile program gives women inmates a second chance

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Indiana inmate Virginia Hooten hopes The Last Mile program will be the doorway to possibilities for a better life. Last year, 24-year old Hooten was sentenced to a term of nine years in the Department of Correction, three of which include probation, after being convicted of dealing drugs. Now, she […]

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Hoosiers commemorate 50th anniversary of King assassination, Kennedy speech

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—For U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights pioneer, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Indianapolis holds 50-year-old memories that have made it difficult for him to return to. Lewis was one of many at the park when Robert F. Kennedy shared the news that Dr. Martin Luther King […]

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Governor expands disaster emergency declaration

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has declared four more counties as disaster areas following the heavy rains that triggered widespread flooding over the past week. In all, 26 counties are included in the disaster emergency declarations he has issued since the flooding started a week ago. The executive order the governor signed Friday […]

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