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Q&A: Meet Rep. Jim Pressel, looking to increase vocational education in K-12 programs

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. INDIANAPOLIS – From a farm to the House, Rep. Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie, hopes to see improvements in infrastructure and vocational education in K-12 programs during his first term in office. After […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Dave Heine, farmer turned lawmaker

By Alexa Freeman TheStatehouseFile.com This story is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Dave Heine, R-Fort Wayne, has spent his entire life in northeast Indiana and is focused on making the area, as well as the […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Carey Hamilton, looking to focus on communities

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is a part of a question and answer series with newly elected members of the Indiana General Assembly.  INDIANAPOLIS – Newly-elected Rep. Carey Hamilton, D-Indianapolis, wants to invest her time in giving back to communities. Hamilton won her election despite getting a late start in the campaign process. She […]

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Legislator’s trip abroad inspires security observations

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A few blocks from the place in Berlin where Rep. David Ober and his sister spent part of their Christmas holiday, a terrorist had rammed a truck into a scenic market killing and injuring dozens. But when Ober, R-Albion, visited the market just days after the attack, there were […]

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Tour guide brings life to Statehouse history

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A quiet group of high school volleyball players took in their surroundings as their tour guide, Jim Johnson, introduced a few facts about the historic Indiana Statehouse.   “There’s a lot of weddings here,” Johnson, 72, said. “Did you know you could get married here at the Statehouse?”  A […]

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Holcomb’s Hanover roots celebrated by college’s choir at his inauguration

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Hanover College Choir sang their support for fellow Hanover Panther, Gov. Eric Holcomb, during his inauguration Monday. The choir performed the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds before the swearing-in ceremony for the state’s 51st governor.  Privately before the event, the choir […]

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Janet get your gun: Incoming first lady provides gun safety training

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  EDINBURGH, Ind. — First lady-designee Janet Holcomb started her husband’s inauguration weekend out with a bang. Janet Holcomb, a National Rifle Association certified shooting and safety training instructor, hosted a virtual weapon training experience with nearly 450 constituents Saturday. The purpose of the event was instruct Hoosiers on proper weapon training […]

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Pence serves homeless hot meals

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As he served trays filled with hot food and brightly decorated Christmas cookies Wednesday, Gov. Mike Pence chatted with homeless men during lunch at Wheeler Mission. “I see you on TV quite a bit,” a man said as he received his lunch from the vice president-elect. “Sorry about that,” […]

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Longtime state Sen. Larry Borst dies at 89

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime and influential former state senator Larry Borst has died at age 89, according to state leaders. “He was a voice of the Southside of Indianapolis, Greenwood and the entire State of Indiana in the Senate,” Indiana Republican Party Chairman Jeff Cardwell said in a statement. Borst played a significant […]

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Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut dies at 84, remembered for turning “India-No-Place” into “India-Show-Place”

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com CHEVY CHASE, Maryland — Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut passed away Saturday evening after years of battling throat cancer and congestive heart failure. “On behalf of our family, I would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. It was a real gift to Bill […]

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