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New area code, 10-digit dialing to take effect in Southern Indiana early next year

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Residents in Southern Indiana will be required to use 10-digit dialing – even for calls across town – starting Feb. 7, with a new area code implemented one month later. The new dialing requirements mean an area code must be used to place all calls. And the later change […]

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6 things to know about Indiana’s new scooter law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers who drive scooters and mopeds will face new restrictions and requirements starting Jan. 1 and state officials say licenses branches will be ready to accommodate them. The law requires moped drivers to be at least 15 years old. And it means those who don’t have a […]

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Winter natural gas prices are same or lower than last year

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers in Central and parts of Southern Indiana could be seeing flat or slightly lower heating bills than last winter according to projections released Tuesday by Vectren Energy and Citizens Energy Group. Both companies said that – when normalized for weather – prices for the five-month heating season should […]

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Officials raise stink about smelly toll road toilets

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The travel plaza restrooms located along the Indiana Toll Road stink. Literally. That’s according to Rep. David Niezgodski, D-South Bend, who alerted state transportation officials about the problem – and found they weren’t surprised. In fact, the state had already notified the company leasing the toll road that the […]

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State parks plan volunteer activities, free admissions day

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers can help clean up the state’s parks and reservoirs this Saturday and then come back for a free day on Sunday as part of a celebration of National Public Lands Day. The event is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. Those who want to participate can spend […]

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State says bankruptcy won’t affect toll road operations

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials will review any sale of the company that operates the Indiana Toll Road and reject a new owner that doesn’t measure up, a key state official told lawmakers Tuesday. Indiana Finance Authority Director Kendra York said her office is watching the bankruptcy case of ITR Concession Company LLC, […]

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State sponsors Outdoor Experience to let Hoosiers try sports, activities

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers who want to pick up a new outdoor hobby will now have the chance to at the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience this weekend at the Fort Harrison State Park. The outdoor experience – sponsored by the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation and the Department of Natural Resources – will […]

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Consumer counselor, IPL, city reach deal for car-sharing program

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state agency representing customers has struck a deal that could allow an electric car-sharing program to move forward, even though it would still mean higher rates for power customers. The deal between the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the city of Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Power & Light […]

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Zoeller wants to improve veteran benefits

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Several state lawmakers and military members joined Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Tuesday to discuss a legislative proposal on increasing consumer protections for military service members. As proposed, the Indiana Service Member Civil Relief Act would provide state remedies for violations of the federal Service Member’s Civil Relief Act […]

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