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Free admission Sunday to state parks, reservoirs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the summer travel season kicks off, the state officials will offer free admission to all Indiana state parks, reservoirs and forest recreation areas on Sunday. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with Visit Indiana, is offering free admission to kick off Visit Indiana Week. “With so much […]

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Nominations open for environmental excellence award

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Nominations are open for Hoosiers who positively impact the environment. “Indiana businesses have demonstrated that determination and ingenuity can benefit the environment while boosting the bottom line,” Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Carol S. Comer said in a statement. IDEM, the state agency that implements federal and state environmental regulations, […]

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Once in a lifetime chance to see famous Indiana landscape paintings

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —The Indiana Historical Society will give Hoosiers a chance to view the landscapes of Indiana through the brush of one of the state’s most iconic artists. “Indiana Impressions: The Art of T.C. Steele” exhibition is a part of the historical society’s celebration of the Indiana bicentennial. Art experts consider Steele […]

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Solar energy will soon light up southwest Indiana

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Duke Energy and the U.S. Navy will partner to make Indiana’s power supply more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Leaders from both organizations announced plans Wednesday for 70,000 solar panels to be built on a 145-acre plot of land at the southwest Indiana base, Naval Support Activity Crane. The panels […]

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Two companies to add more than 600 Hoosier jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Tuesday proved to be a big day in the Hoosier state as two companies announced plans to open facilities across Indiana. Knight Transportation and Indiana Composites will add nearly 650 new jobs to the state by 2021. Knight Transportation to open new center Knight Transportation will open a new Regional Operations Service […]

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Don’t call us Indianans! Senators send letter to government office

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Call us Hoosiers. That’s what Indiana’s U.S. Senators Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly are asking the Government Publishing Office. The style guide for the office currently uses the term “Indianan.” The Government Publishing Office is the federal government’s printing office. It is responsible for producing, publishing, distributing and preserving information […]

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Hoosiers artists tell the story of Indiana in bicentennial art show

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Museum wants visitors to see the story of Indiana art as it spans over last 200 years. More than 170 art pieces are on display in a chronological order at the museum in an exhibit called “200 Years of Indiana Art: A Culture Legacy.” The first 100 […]

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200 years later, the state’s first capital remains humble

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  CORYDON — Indianapolis, the country’s 14th largest city, has not always been the home of Indiana’s government affairs. Instead, the state of Indiana can trace its roots to a humble town in Southern Indiana. The Foundation of a State The year is 1816. It’s the middle of a hot, humid month of […]

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Spring storms can bring an influx of home improvement scams

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As the spring storms season approaches, Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to watch out for home improvement scammers. Zoeller said when storms damage someone’s property, the damage often needs to be repaired immediately to avoid further harm. Scammers may try to use the time crunch or discounts to […]

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The Indiana Obelisk to turn 14

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — To help Hoosiers remember a famous Indiana modern artist, this Saturday will mark the 14th anniversary of the Indiana Obelisk. The Indiana Obelisk is a 55-foot tall sculpture inside the Indiana State Museum, highlighting the word Indiana with vertically stacked blue and gold letters. The obelisk was designed by […]

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