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Indiana job growth strong in 2017

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Government officials, including Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, applauded Gov. Eric Holcomb’s agenda, which they said delivered job growth to the state. “I applaud the governor for bringing an aggressive and well-thought-out agenda to the table. The Senate continues […]

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Holcomb focuses on job training as he unveils 2018 agenda

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With 92,000 vacant jobs across Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb Wednesday rolled out a 2018 agenda that placed workforce development at the top. “This year we are going to be focused on people,” Holcomb said. “For Indiana to remain ranked No. 1 in 2017 and beyond, we have to make […]

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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that Fred Payne will be the next commissioner at the Department of Workforce Development. “Fred is the right pick to take our state’s workforce development agency to the next level,” Holcomb said in a statement. “His corporate experience at Honda has given him a clear […]

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U.S. Attorney General heard how Indy faith group fights violent crime

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up on the west side of Indianapolis, Darryl Jones could either be found on the streets getting into trouble or in jail. “Once upon a time, I was one of these kids, never doing the right things,” Jones said. “So I want to help.” Jones can still be […]

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I-65/I-465 bridge work nearing completion

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite cold weather and rain, construction on the I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 has been completed and is now open to traffic. “Weather always impacts construction whether we’re talking spring rains or now where we’re getting into the November rains,” said Nathan Riggs, media relations director for the Indiana […]

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Health Department leads push for diabetes awareness

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, which is why the Indiana State Department of Health is encouraging Hoosiers to take precautions against the deadly disease during November, National Diabetes Month. “Diabetes is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness, but there are ways you can prevent or delay […]

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Survey of educators shows support for cursive writing

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cursive writing may no longer be a skill of the past if state Sen. Jean Leising’s bill to mandate that dying art in Indiana schools gets a hearing in the House of Representatives. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, […]

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Program helps low-income Hoosiers keep warm this winter

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As chillier weather arrives, some Hoosiers have to make the decision between warming their homes or putting food on the table. “It’s often comes down to making that choice in the winter,” said Jessica Di Santo, director of communications for United Way of Central Indiana. But through the Low […]

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New Jersey governor speaks out against opioids

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As a presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walked into an event in New Hampshire where he met a family whose story would later make a difference for thousands of Americans nationwide. “They came to tell me they were touched by a video I put out against opioids […]

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Mother urges participation in Drug Take Back Day

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Holding a brown, cylinder bottle, Shadonna Mills walks into the Indiana Government Center eager to get rid of what’s inside. “Twenty-eight pills,” she said, shaking her head. “Twenty-eight pills and he only needed 13.” Mills’ son, Gerry, had his wisdom teeth removed — a surgery about 3.5 million people […]

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