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Exhibit explores how childhood toys teach science throughout years

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “See butterflies turn monsters, fingertips become maps and a waterdrop reveal a universe,” read a 1971 ad for Sears microscope sets displayed in a new Indiana State Museum exhibit. Science at Play allows visitors to explore the history of science kits and toys through a collection from the Chemical […]

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‘The Harley Shop’ takes a spin in the Indiana Historical Society

  By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For one Indianapolis family, Harley-Davidson is more than the name of a famed motorcycle brand. “We’ve made thousands of friends,” Bob Schulteti said. “Motorcycling, of course, is a thing much better understood now than it ever was. We’ve always known it from the beginning.” Schulteti, 84, is the […]

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Encountering part of Africa in southern Indiana

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  PAOLI, Ind. — Among the farms and hills of rural Orange County, visitors can get up close and personal with some of Africa’s giants. “I’ve had an interest in them for a long time,” Jerry Fuhs said as he stood near one of the elephants he works with. “I just went […]

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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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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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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 […]

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Gas tax hike starts in time for Fourth of July weekend

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than a million Hoosiers are expected to travel this Fourth of July weekend and those hitting the road will be paying more at the pump. Indiana’s gas tax will increase ten cents a gallon under House Enrolled Act 1002, which goes into effect Saturday. The tax will jump […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: BMV will soon collect emergency contact data

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be required to create and maintain an emergency contact database for Hoosiers, making it easier for law enforcement to […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Secrets of the legislature may be revealed in oral history project

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — If you wonder what happens behind the scenes as your state lawmaker is working on the budget, you just might get the chance to hear the […]

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