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Air quality warning for Wednesday

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers in parts of the state are being encouraged to avoid or reduce exertion and heavy work outside Wednesday. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has issued an air quality action day in southwest, southeast and central Indiana for Wednesday. “Knozone Action Days are days when levels of ozone […]

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Wet May not expected to stop Memorial Day fun at Indiana State Parks

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite a soggy May, all DNR campgrounds and cabins at state parks, state reservoirs and state recreation areas are booked to capacity for the holiday weekend.  Across the state, eight state parks are experiencing closures of beaches and/or boat ramps because of recent heavy rainfall. According to Christie Sorrels, […]

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Fiercely debated solar bill passes through the House

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would eventually reduce the reimbursements solar panel users receive for the extra energy they generate passed the Indiana House Tuesday. Senate Bill 309, a controversial energy bill that addresses net metering, a billing mechanism that credits individuals who generate more solar power than they need back […]

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Both sides make sacrifices on solar energy bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers who invest in solar energy and big utilities that hold the energy industry’s reins will each have to make sacrifices with the version of the solar bill that passed out of a House committee Wednesday. Committee chairman, Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, said he found virtue on both sides […]

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Bill would restrict management of old growth forests

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A bill designed to protect older areas of state forests set off passionate debate between those who say forests need to be managed and those who argue they need to be left alone. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources on Monday heard Senate Bill 420, which requires the Department of […]

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Indiana Chamber submits list of repeal requests to Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — With a Hoosier connection to the White House, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is leveraging their Indiana ties. The chamber submitted a list of regulations they want repealed by President Donald Trump’s administration, because they argue they are “detrimental” to Hoosier businesses. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar […]

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Eagle Creek Park considering hosting fall managed hunt

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— As hunting season approaches, Eagle Creek Park officials in Indianapolis are considering a second controlled hunt to regulate the rising deer population. Indy Parks implemented a long-term plan known as the White-tailed Deer Management Plan for Eagle Creek Park, provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal there is to reduce […]

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Wet spring prepared the city for a dry August

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Despite rising temperatures and high humidity, the city is in good shape when it comes to the water supply thanks to a wet spring. According to Dan Considine, spokesperson with Citizens Energy Group, residents should not expect to see any kind of water restrictions, such as limitations on watering […]

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Stay safe and reduce costs as temps rise

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Higher temperatures across the state can lead to serious health complications and higher electric bills. While Hoosiers cannot control the weather, residents can take steps to stay safe and better manage electricity use and its cost. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief […]

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Indiana State Museum buzzing with new educational opportunity

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An audible buzz can now be heard around the Indiana State Museum. The beehive arrived in June of last year. Since then, the museum has even expanded honey beehive locations to state historic sites like Angel Mounds in Evansville and the Gene Stratton Porter Memorial site in Rome City. […]

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