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Four Indiana Students Receive Governor’s STEM Team Honors

By Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Annie Ostojic already has an impressive resume: Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list, The Best Schools 50 Smartest Teens list, and holds patents for creating a microwave that saved energy and for creating a battery charger that takes indoor light and recycles it. All at the age of […]

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Disciplinary hearing set for Attorney General Hill

By Victoria Ratliff TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Attorney General Curtis Hill’s disciplinary hearing on accusations that he groped women at an end-of-session legislative party in 2018 has been tentatively scheduled for October. Hill, a first-term Republican, is facing the potential loss of his license to practice law following a complaint to the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. On […]

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Indiana broadband director named to national board

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana’s director of broadband opportunities has been named to the national Broadband Advisory Committee, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced this week. Scott Rudd was named to the committee by Ajit Pai, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, who has  reached out to individuals who work on broadband issues across the country […]

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Planned Parenthood hosts Statehouse rally against abortion bans

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Tiffany Brown hadn’t planned to speak at Tuesday’s Planned Parenthood abortion rally, but after listening to others she walked up the Statehouse stairs and faced the large crowd to tell the story of her abortion. Brown said she became pregnant after a man removed a condom during sex without her knowledge, […]

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Indiana sues the family of opioid maker Purdue Pharma

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The state’s attorney general’s office has sued members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma, the Connecticut-based maker of the painkiller OxyContin, accusing them of playing a key role in worsening Indiana’s opioid crisis. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Marion Superior Court accuses the Sackler family of intentionally understating the health risks […]

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New survey shows concern with employers’ ability to help addicted workers

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–A statewide survey shows that Indiana employers are underestimating the impact of substance abuse on their workplaces. A survey looking at substance abuse within Hoosier companies was compiled by Indiana Workforce Recovery, an initiative started by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Wellness Council of Indiana, and results were released […]

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Public defense spending in Indiana falls behind need

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a gold-and-black building at the heart of Indianapolis, Marion County’s chief public defender sits in a quiet conference room. Robert Hill, who has served in the county’s lead public defense office since 2008, said he first felt called to the “high tradition” of public defense after working as […]

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Law students and attorney note challenges to Indiana’s public defense system

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — West of the Indiana Statehouse, students at Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law often ponder their options for employment after law school. For law students Tiffany Wire-Costley, 36, and Macie Linn Ellis, 27, this often involves browsing local law bulletins and online job portals, where the two compare salary […]

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More tech jobs coming to Indianapolis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A tech company announced plans Tuesday to increase operations in central Indiana, with plans to create up to 75 high-wage jobs over the next four years. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett joined executives from MetaCX, a Software-as-a-Service startup organization and a new High Alpha Studio company, at the […]

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School safety training commences with focus on mental, social-emotional health

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As more than 1,000 stakeholders from education communities in Indiana visited Indianapolis for two days of advanced school safety training, the state’s top education leader said Monday schools need to focus as much on student mental health as they do on restricting access to school buildings. “It’s going to […]

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