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Students pay the price for ISTEP calculator mix-up

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Sarah Jansen isn’t a fan of math and the thought of having to retake part of the math ISTEP in early December for a reason that isn’t her fault frustrates her. “I worked hard to prepare for the test. How was I supposed to know I wasn’t allowed to […]

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Families of fallen officers could continue to receive health insurance

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — While serving as a conservation officer for 30 years, Sen. Michael Crider saw friends die in the line of duty and immediately wondered what would happen to their families. “Early in my career, a DNR officer died in a plane crash at 27,” Crider said to the Interim Study […]

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Hoosiers argue cold beer sales could harm minors

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Just days before he was supposed to move to Oklahoma for college, Brett Finbloom went to his buddy’s house for a goodbye party, but he didn’t return home. “Your son’s heart has stopped and the paramedics are working on him,” police said to Finbloom’s father, Norm Finbloom, on the […]

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3.8 million Hoosiers affected by Equifax breach

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Following a recent data breach, all Hoosiers are advised to check their credit score to ensure their personal information is safe. Equifax, a company that checks credit reports and scores, released Thursday that a data breach occurred between mid-May and July, causing 143 million Americans to have their information […]

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Car Free Day inspires eco-friendly transportation

By Makenna Mays TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Every day is Car Free Day for Michael Gatto, who rides his bike to work and runs at least five times a week. “Exercise and the environment, those are the main ones,” he said when explaining the reasons why he avoids using a car. More Hoosiers will be joining […]

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Direct flight from Indy to Paris to boost business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a victory for Gov. Eric Holcomb and businesses leaders across the state, Indianapolis has secured its first year-round nonstop flight to Europe. Beginning May 24, 2018, Delta Air Lines will fly the from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The flight will be scheduled at […]

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Fallen firefighter ceremony highlights line-of-duty cancer risks

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Loran Johnston was the recipient of a red flower Wednesday — a symbol of the sacrifice her husband made in the line of duty as a firefighter. Joel Johnston, who served with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 16 years, was one of hundreds honored during the Indiana Fallen Firefighters […]

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ISTEP scores plateau in third year of harder test

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For the third year, state data shows roughly half of students passing ISTEP. Statewide, 51.5 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed both the English and math portions of the test. In 2016, 51.6 percent passed both portions. The 2017 test was the third year with the more rigorous […]

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Applications now open for scholarship encouraging teaching careers

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Meghan Yencer found out she had been awarded the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, she was filled with gratitude. “It is a lifted weight to know that you don’t have to be responsible for paying that amount of money to go to school,” said Yencer, a secondary English […]

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Goff joins Indiana Supreme Court as 110th justice

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up, Justice Christopher Goff didn’t have much, but he did have was lofty goals. “We are gathered to celebrate the fact that someone born to teenage parents, married the daughter of migrant workers and is from the rural part of the state has been selected to serve on […]

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