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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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Navy drops anchor in Indianapolis

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Navy has come ashore to the Circle City this week, launching a week-long series of events aimed to educate Hoosiers about its mission. “Navy Week is an opportunity for us to bring sailors and our assets to the heartland of America,” said Capt. Tom Adkins, commanding officer […]

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State Fair kicks off 17 days of food and fun

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As the smell of corn dogs and caramel corn wafted through the air, the Indiana State Fair opened with its theme of “The Wonderful World of Food.” After record low attendance in 2016 because of heat and rain, Gov. Eric Holcomb said this year was going to be a record year. […]

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Holcomb says he leads by listening

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb ran to the grocery store to pick up a few items, but he didn’t expect it to take him nearly two hours to return home, or to have such a great impact on the way he leads the Hoosier state. “Once you’re sworn in, there are […]

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INDOT employees reunite moose and boy

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Somewhere near the Indiana-Ohio border on State Road 8 Moosy, the beloved stuffed animal of 5-year-old Jayden Banks, took flight. While riding with his father, Nicholas Banks, on his way home from his grandmother’s house after an overnight stay with his sister, Jayden had his car window down. Moosy […]

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Indiana fire marshal shuts down amusement ride after Ohio tragedy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. One person was killed and several others were injured at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Before the fire […]

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Millions of dollars in unclaimed property waits to be reunited with Hoosiers

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has more than $460 million in unclaimed property and state officials say they could have money or items that belong to you. The Office of the Attorney General held the first “Indiana Unclaimed Day on Monument Circle” on Thursday and reunited Hoosiers with nearly $27,000. The unclaimed property […]

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Program lets teens tell the stories of Indiana youth throughout time

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Surrounded by shelves and vials containing different medicines, Samuel Heldt demonstrates the 19th century pharmaceutical technology of a pill cutter and grinder. Heldt, who will be a senior at Carmel High School in the fall, is one of two students in the Youth Actor Program at the Indiana Historical […]

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