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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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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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