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Annual police bicycle ride kicks off days after Dallas tragedy

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Police officers from across the state laced up their shoes, buckled their helmets and pedaled toward Richmond, Indiana Monday morning for the 15th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors Bicycle Ride. The 13-day ride, which raises funds and awareness of sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement and their families, covers […]

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Names revealed for Bicentennial Torch Relay

  By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – “Shocked.” “Touched.” “Humbled.” Those were the words Kim Burkhart used to describe her reaction to the announcement that her son Travis Burkhart was one of the people chosen to serve as a torchbearer for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay on Wednesday. “This means so much to us,” Kim […]

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Bicentennial quilt is unveiled and on display

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —In honor of the Bicentennial celebration, First Lady Karen Pence unveiled a quilt Monday known as the “Migrations Over the Crossroads of America.” “We appreciate Hoosiers like Gloria who share their time, talent and treasures so generously to help us celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday,” Pence said. Quilter Gloria Klutzke was […]

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Get to know one of America’s youngest mayors: South Bend’s Pete Buttigieg

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Pete Buttigieg, 34, has done it all, but as the young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg continues to work toward one goal before the end of his term: achieving success. In an interview, Buttigieg gives all the details of what his time as a two-term mayor has entailed, […]

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Strawberry Festival on the circle supports local charities

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, Hoosiers flocked to Monument Circle for Christ Church Cathedral’s 51st Annual Strawberry Festival. “We like to come every year and just to get the kids out. It’s a nice day finally,” said Erica Culton. “Just to get them some good strawberries and fellowship with everyone out here.” The […]

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Bicentennial literary map honors Indiana writers

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many Hoosier writers have put Indiana on the map, so maybe it’s only fair that the Indiana State Library has decided to return the favor. The Indiana Literary map was created by Indiana State Library in partnership with several literary organizations to feature outstanding writers in the history of […]

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Photo gallery: Bicentennial postage stamp unveiled

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Bicentennial postage stamp unveiled

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­– In honor of Indiana’s 200th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative forever stamp on Tuesday. The stamp features a photograph of an Indiana cornfield at sunset that was taken by Hoosier native Michael Matti, a travel and adventure photographer. Matti never expected a photo he took four […]

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Hogsett remembers Robert Kennedy assassination on 48th anniversary

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The sound of singing birds paired with the shouts of children on the playground made Monday remarkable for Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “It’s profoundly significant because, with the kids close by, I remember I was 12 years old on this day in 1968,” Hogsett said. The sun glistened on […]

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Racing to a victory: Indy sees tourism spike for 500

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When the green flag drops at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, there will be 350,000 race fans to witness the 100th running of the Indy 500. For Dillon Kaller, 24, it’s surreal to experience the Indy 500 festivities in person for the first time. Although Kaller is from […]

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