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Want to help Harvey and Irma victims? Donate blood

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Blood collection agencies across Indiana are calling on Hoosiers to donate blood to assist those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “We are encouraging eligible donors in parts of the country unaffected by the storm to give blood or platelets to ensure that there is sufficient blood supply,” said […]

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Indiana shelters help Texas animals after Hurricane Harvey

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When Deb Gizynski saw images of the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, she and her team immediately jumped into action. Bella’s House, a small animal rescue in Griffith that Gizynski founded, sent four volunteers to Texas. Equipped with leashes, blankets and food, the volunteers worked tirelessly for five days […]

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Free admission to Indiana museums Sept. 23

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – On Saturday, Sept. 23 Hoosiers can visit more than a dozen Indiana museums for free. Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by “Smithsonian” magazine encouraging the exploration of museums and celebrating the Smithsonian Institution. The participating museums will allow free entry to anyone with a ticket downloaded from […]

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Hoosiers help Hurricane Harvey victims

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Hurricane Harvey tears through Houston and the surrounding areas, Hoosiers 1,000 miles away are working to help those in need. From sending food care packages to helping people escape their flooded homes, some Hoosiers are helping in anyway they can. Harvey is said to be one of the […]

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Holcomb to lead new trade mission to Japan

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  Gov. Eric Holcomb, business leaders and economic development officials will travel overseas next month to Japan to encourage investment and trade. “The cultural and economic ties between Indiana and Japan are storied and strong,” Holcomb said in a statement. “With more than 280 Japanese businesses operating in Indiana today, the […]

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State Fair attendance up, but short of record

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  The 2017 Indiana State Fair themed “The Wonderful World of Food” drew more than 900,000 visitors. State Fair officials said the 906,732 fairgoers were a 24 percent increase from 2016. But it fell short of the all-time high of 978,000 fairgoers in 2013. “Celebrating ‘The Wonderful World of Food’ gave […]

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Want to fly after 2020? Get a new secure ID

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If you’re planning to fly in the U.S. after 2020, you might need to upgrade your driver’s license. Earlier this year, the federal government mandated that as of October 2020, people will be required to have secure identification, called Real ID, to board commercial airplanes, travel on Amtrak trains and enter […]

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State Fair officials hope for big turnout on final weekend

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With dry weather and some sunny skies expected for the weekend, officials are hoping for a big turnout in this final weekend of the Indiana State Fair. As another state fair wraps up, good weather and relatively mild temperatures are what separates this year’s event from the 2016 fair. […]

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Donnelly discusses 2018 Farm Bill with Hoosier farmers

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For small farmers like Jeff Hawkins, the current farm bill pending before Congress is designed to help larger farms and offers little to smaller farms like his own. Hawkins, a fifth generation farmer from North Manchester in Wabash County, operates a 99-acre farm that belonged to his grandparents. He raises cattle, […]

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Gen Con helps Hoosier turn hobby into business

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — When Gen Con starts Thursday, Tom Anders will be in a small booth surrounded by hundreds of dice and 3-D miniatures that he’s created with the opportunity to reach thousands of customers. Anders owns Impact! Miniatures, a business he runs out of his home in Fishers. Creating miniatures […]

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