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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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Historical Society exhibit chronicles Latino experience in Indiana

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A photograph hanging on the wall at the Indiana Historical Society showing a Latino man with two women has a special meaning for Nicole Martinez-Legrand. That photo, part of the historical society’s latest exhibit on Latino Experiences in Indiana, is of her family members who settled in Indiana in the early […]

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Holcomb makes appointments to various boards, commissions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced Monday several new appointments and reappointments to various boards, commissions and councils. The governor made one new appointment and three reappointments to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education: Coleen Gabhart from West Lafayette. Gabhart is a 2018 graduate of Ivy Tech who has transferred to Purdue […]

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Delph recognized for service during Hurricane Maria

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Delph recognized for service during Hurricane Maria

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS―State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, was recognized with the Army’s Joint Service Achievement Medal for the work he did in Puerto Rico last year during Hurricane Maria. Delph, a major in the Army Reserve, served on active duty last winter in Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief and recovery […]

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