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GOP lawmakers want to make it tougher to change gender on driver’s license

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the vote count on the amendment. It is 9-4, not 5-4. By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — One day after a Republican lawmaker withdrew an amendment to change gender identification rules for Indiana motorists, a colleague succeeded in passing a separate proposal that accomplishes a similar […]

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Newly designed exhibit celebrates 30th anniversary of the Eiteljorg

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “I often ask if Mr. Eiteljorg would be happy, and I think he would.”  John Vanausdall has been president of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art for nearly 23 years, and on the museum’s 30th anniversary, he couldn’t help but think how the founder, Harrison Eiteljorg, […]

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Legislators feed the state

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Members of the Indiana House of Representative helped to feed hungry Hoosiers on Wednesday, filling backpacks with donated snacks and other food items that will be distributed to children in need. Wednesday’s effort was part of a partnership that state representatives formed in January with the Salvation Army, starting a […]

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Garrett, Shelbyville basketball great, deserves more acclaim

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Jackie Robinson of college basketball fought back against the racial slurs lobbed at him on the court from spectators and opponents the best way he knew how. “He’d just smile, turn around and score a couple more points,” said Don Chambers of William “Bill” Garrett as he reflected on the […]

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New tourism director takes over in January

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New tourism director takes over in January

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch has named an Orange County economic development leader to run Indiana’s Office of Tourism Development effective Jan. 14. Misty Weisensteiner bring her experience as the executive director of the Orange County Economic Development Partnership to the state’s tourism agency. While in the Orange County role, she initiated the […]

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Holiday season kicks off with songs, story and First Dog Henry

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The south atrium of the Statehouse echoed with holiday cheer Thursday as children from Western Wayne Elementary School, Central Christian Academy and James Whitcomb Riley School 43 helped kick off the holiday season. Students from the three schools joined Gov. Eric Holcomb, First Lady Janet Holcomb and First Dog Henry as […]

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Jobs initiative transforming Indianapolis neighborhood

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, toured a historically troubled Indianapolis neighborhood Monday to learn how residents’ lives are being transformed through initiatives that provide jobs and second chances. Brookside is a neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis that has, in the past, been an area of high crime […]

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Fifth Indy Do Day kicks off with high hopes of volunteer turnout

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Rotary Club of Indianapolis used the backdrop of Gleaners Food Bank Tuesday to kick off its annual campaign to get people to engage in volunteer activities to improve their communities. Indy Do Day, launched in 2013, is a three-day community service initiative with groups doing projects across Indianapolis. […]

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Bosma names new chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, announced his selection of Noelle Sykes to serve as chief counsel for Indiana House Republicans effective Oct. 11. “We are excited to welcome Noelle to our team as session preparations are already underway,” Bosma said in a news release. “With over 10 years of […]

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Indiana House leader seriously injured in motorcycle accident

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Indiana House leader seriously injured in motorcycle accident

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—State Rep. Tim Brown, R-Crawfordsville, has been hospitalized in northern Michigan following a motorcycle accident Tuesday morning. Brown was riding with Rep. Mike Speedy, R-Indianapolis, when he was involved in a collision with an SUV that pulled out in front of them, said House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, in a press release. […]

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