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Lack of fresh food alarms legislator

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, is worried about the lack of availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in parts of Indiana. “People who live here and work here should be buying food from Indiana,” he said. “We want to make more fresh food available to people who don’t have the […]

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Governor’s debate inspires students to engage in politics

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Turning 18 years old brings with it many new freedoms with one of the most powerful being the ability to vote. However, many young adults don’t vote. Tuesday’s governor’s debate aimed to change that. Democrat John Gregg, Libertarian Rex Bell and Republican Eric Holcomb debate education issues at Lawrence […]

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Calm debate highlights similarities in governor’s race

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The first debate between the three candidates for governor ended up showing off the similarities between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell rather than the differences. As they spoke before an audience of students, teachers and administrators at Lawrence North High School Tuesday, the candidates were […]

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Zoeller in Cuba to fight human, drug trafficking

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is in Cuba to discuss the fight against human trafficking and drug trafficking with his Cuban counterparts. Zoeller and several other state attorneys general departed Sunday and are scheduled to return Wednesday. Despite differences in the countries’ legal systems, Zoeller said the goal of the trip […]

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Covered bridge design to be Indiana’s next license plate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With more than 330,000 votes cast, Hoosiers have selected a covered bridge design to replace the outgoing bicentennial license plate. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles let Hoosiers choose from three designs. “Not only is this colorful design with a red bridge spanning a creek the top vote getter, it won […]

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U.S. Senate candidates to debate on Oct. 18

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The candidates running for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat will meet in a debate on Oct. 18, according to the Indiana Debate Commission. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. and broadcast live from a WFYI TV studio. Democrat Evan Bayh, Libertarian Lucy Brenton and Republican Todd Young […]

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State superintendent candidate McCormick hesitant to support universal pre-K

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Despite the growing push for universal pre-K, Republican candidate for state superintendent of public instruction Jennifer McCormick is not ready to support the idea. McCormick, the current superintendent of Yorktown Community Schools, revealed her hesitancy to launch a universal pre-K program in her plan for the Indiana Department of […]

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Holcomb shares economic development plan with few funding details

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican candidate for governor Eric Holcomb announced his economic agenda Tuesday but offered few new ideas and little information about how he would fund it. Holcomb’s proposal includes building a fourth port on the Ohio River, a $1 billion innovation and entrepreneurship plan, and growing the Regional Cities Initiative […]

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New online tool lets parents find quality child care

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new website is designed to give families an easy way to find safe and affordable child care around Indiana. ChildCareFinder.IN.gov lets parents perform detailed searches including by location, type of provider or hours. The website also has an “on-my-route” search to find child care options on the way to work […]

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State asks parents, advocates to weigh in on new education law

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A school’s accountability grade is more than a letter on the page for Cesar Roman. For the Indianapolis parent of five children, that A or F is an indicator of the teacher-student-parent partnership and level of academic education a school has to offer. Roman addressed the A-F school accountability ratings at […]

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