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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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Indiana pioneers crowdfunding community projects

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS ­— Wendy Blake wanted to make Greensburg a distinct city with its own identity. She and other residents wanted art and streetscape items like benches to make the community more inspiring. But they weren’t sure how they would fund it. “If there are things that we want,” she said, “we […]

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Navy divers bring the ocean to the state fair

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A small crowd of people, many of them children, gathered around a massive tank of water to see something not so familiar to the Hoosier state. The Navy Divers and their mobile dive tank have been posted up in the MetroPCS Family Fun Park at the Indiana State Fair […]

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Attorney general wants to cut crime by spreading coalition’s model

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to reduce crime across the state, Attorney General Curtis Hill is launching a program to help cities replicate a successful crime-reduction model. Hill is partnering the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based organization geared toward fighting crime. Members of the coalition take part in peace walks […]

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Students discover career possibilities on Indiana road trip

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Three college students are hitting the road in a bright green RV to interact with businesses across the state in hopes of finding their future. Dengke Wang, Shannon Newerth and Jaedyn Zavala will spend two weeks traveling 829 miles to interview employers and spotlight the state’s industries including health, […]

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Sonny Perdue talks about agriculture issues with Indiana farmers

By Abrahm Hurt and Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue discussed a new farm bill with a gathering of Indiana farmers that focused on getting fair prices for their produce. Perdue joined Gov. Eric Holcomb, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and U.S. Sen. Todd Young in a roundtable discussion at the […]

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Prepare for traffic if traveling south to see solar eclipse

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Department of Transportation officials are advising Hoosiers to be aware of increased traffic for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Approximately 200 million people live within a day’s drive of the nearest total eclipse path, which is why INDOT is expecting traffic congestion before and after the eclipse […]

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