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Video & story: First lady makes bees a focus of governor’s garden

Creating a buzz in Indianapolis from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In an attempt to raise awareness about the decline in bee populations, first lady Karen Pence unveiled a new hive Tuesday that has been installed in the governor’s residence garden. “A little more than 83 percent of our state’s land […]

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Video: Collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis

Collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Students win scholarships for anti-texting & driving social media posts

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Seventeen high school and college students were honored Friday after earning $5,000 scholarships for creative social media posts to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. “A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver,” said Lt. Gov. Sue […]

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Nice weather boosts attendance at state parks, other tourist spots

By Seth Morin and Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Warm sunny days following a particularly harsh winter have led to increased attendance at state parks, private campgrounds and other tourist destinations across Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports that attendance at state properties from January through June is up about 8 percent over […]

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Explore: Bikeshare, Cultural Trail offer fun

Explore: Pacers Bikeshare allows fun way to view the Indianapolis Cultural Trail on Vimeo. By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As a crow in a red and white striped bathing suit once said, “there’s more than corn in Indiana.” There are soy beans, for example.  However, I doubt he was talking about was not our […]

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Upland Brewing wins fourth consecutive Best of Show at state fair contest

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Upland Brewing Company swept this past weekend’s awards in the professional division at the Indiana State Fair Brewers’ Cup competition. The Bloomington-based brewery was named Indiana Brewery of the Year and Grand Champion Brewery of the Year. It also won Best of Show in the professional division for its […]

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Voting for state fair’s ‘Vocal Throwdown’ underway

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Voting for the second annual “Vocal Throwdown” at the Indiana State Fair is underway through July 20. Nearly 80 contestants from around the state have submitted videos. People can vote for their favorites in each of the two divisions at http://on.fb.me/1vBhMGH. The contest was open to any non-professional music […]

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Indiana House chamber gets a touch-up

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- The chamber of the Indiana House of Representatives is getting a summer makeover. Replacing the carpet and wiring are just two of many changes in the offing. House Republican Chief of Staff Lesley Crane said the carpeting had been there almost 20 years, with the cabling underneath needing to be […]

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Voters choose a new State Fair favorite taste treat

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Online voters selected the Fruit Twister Shake-up as the winning entry for this year’s State Fair “Signature Food.” Goodwin Family Products beat out four other finalists. Voters selected their favorite entry after viewing photos and reading comments from the six panelists who tasted the five dishes. The contest’s theme was […]

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5 places to celebrate the 4th of July

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If you’re ready for a change from your backyard barbeque or your hometown’s firework’s show, here is a list of five fun events in five different places in Indiana for your Independence Day festivities: Click to make the map larger. Pekin Fourth of July Celebration The small town New […]

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