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Gas tax plan generates back-and-forth debate in Senate

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When gas prices are down, cars snake around the block. When they’re up, they make their way from town to town just to save a few pennies. Indiana currently ranks in the middle of the pack in state gas prices nationally. But Scot Imus, executive director for the Indiana […]

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Legislators, state employees donate blood

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The regional chapter of the American Red Cross set up operations at the Statehouse Wednesday to collect blood donations from Indiana lawmakers, state employees and other volunteers. The blood drive drew a steady stream of donors, including Sen. Phil Boots, R-Crawfordsville. When asked how many times he has donated, […]

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Hoosier mom receives help from Habitat for Humanity, lawmakers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One single mother from Indianapolis never expected that the bones of a home would be built on the Statehouse lawn, by Hoosier lawmakers – just for her.   Eight years ago, Ebony Duffy applied for housing help through Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income families build […]

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Photo gallery: Statehouse becomes Habitat for Humanity construction zone

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Exhibit takes visitors inside natural disasters

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The moment you step into the Indiana State Museum’s new exhibit, you’re greeted by the sounds of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. “The Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters” exhibit uses interactive experiences to let visitors explore nature’s destructive forces. In one area, visitors can see what makes the ground shake. […]

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Indiana Historical Society brings to life forgotten Hoosier history

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A new exhibit being introduced at the Indiana Historical Society next week is recreating a forgotten part of Hoosier history. The story begins in 1943 when about 3,000 Italian prisoners of war were captured in North Africa and brought to the United States by ship. The prisoners were later transported […]

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Indiana State Museum program brings paper to life

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum’s latest exhibit explores the world of paper as it comes alive through the stroke of a paint brush, a pencil and other mediums. “Pulp: Works on Paper” features 26 Hoosier artists. Each of the featured artists’ works are completed on what most people know as […]

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Task force would develop plan to connect bike trails

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new bicycle task force could improve the quality of life for residents of Indiana while also bringing tourists and new businesses into the city, according to lawmakers. House Bill 1174 would create a task force to figure out how to connect existing bike trails. “Everybody can get out, […]

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Vinatieri kicks his way into Hoosier history

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb presented beloved Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri with the state’s highest civilian award Monday at the Statehouse. While Holcomb has awarded several Hoosiers the Sagamore of the Wabash, he said he knows that he will never award it to a more “clutch” teammate. During his presentation […]

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument named National Historic Landmark

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Derek Slagle explored the Indiana Soldiers and Sailor Monument this week, he was undeterred by the cold temperatures as he snapped photographs. “The whole city revolves around it,” Slagle said, marveling at the structure that dominates the Indianapolis landscape. The monument has been the center of Indianapolis since […]

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