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30 Laws in 30 Days: New hurdle for purchasing cold medicine

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.   INDIANAPOLIS – A trip to the pharmacy to pick up cold medicine won’t be the same come next month. Starting July 1, customers must have a relationship on […]

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Beware of “free” trips and other security advice for summer travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­ ­— Summer is finally here, which means flights are being booked and destinations are being decided on for family trips. In order to plan a safe and stress-free vacation, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office released tips to make sure fraud and criminal activity do not make the trip with you. […]

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DeLaney to introduce gun control legislation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis, wants to propose gun control legislation during the next General Assembly. “Indiana has very, very limited laws on gun safety, and in the case of James Wesley Howell, we utterly, utterly failed to enforce our very weak laws,” DeLaney said during a press conference Tuesday. […]

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Film featuring Hoosier victims aims to prevent fraudulent scams

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Genie Bowers, 75, of Linton, has five words to say to the man who left her and nearly 10,000 people across the state in ruins after a 2009 fraudulent scam. “Shame, shame, shame on you.” Bowers and her husband were victims of the Alanar scam, based out of Sullivan […]

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World Refugee Day gains attention following Pence’s legal battle

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In light of an international refugee crisis, a group of Hoosiers are taking steps to share the refugee experience. Debasree Dasgupta said it’s time for Americans to open their eyes on this year’s World Refugee Day. “It’s about creating awareness,” said Dasgupta, a University of Indianapolis Health Sciences professor. […]

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30 Laws: New standards could prevent drunk driving, save lives

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS — With new standards in place, Dan Towery hopes one cell-phone sized, $105 device has the potential to save more lives than ever before. “In 1999, my […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Impersonating a veteran to be a misdemeanor

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS ­­— Impersonating a veteran in order to receive a discount or any other benefit is soon to become a crime. “It is sad to know that […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Meth fires to be considered a crime

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – Currently in Indiana starting a meth-related fire is not a crime, but that’s about to change. Indiana repeatedly has ranked first in the nation for […]

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30 Laws: New fund fuels new life for sexual assault survivors

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Kelly Vates’ life mission day-in and day-out is to talk to as many people as possible about sexual assault. “I am a survivor of many […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Traffic tickets in apartment complex parking lots

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Starting July 1, law enforcement officers will be allowed to issue tickets in apartment complexes for traffic violations such as speeding, driving on the wrong […]

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