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Four Indiana Students Receive Governor’s STEM Team Honors

By Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Annie Ostojic already has an impressive resume: Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Energy list, The Best Schools 50 Smartest Teens list, and holds patents for creating a microwave that saved energy and for creating a battery charger that takes indoor light and recycles it. All at the age of […]

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Hundreds gather at Statehouse to remember former Sen. Birch Bayh

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers said goodbye Wednesday to a senator, but also a father. Hundreds packed the Indiana Statehouse to say farewell to former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who died March 14 at age 91. His son Evan Bayh, who served as Indiana’s governor before following his father’s footsteps to the Senate, […]

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Holcomb, Hogsett, friends celebrate Richard Lugar’s life

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Huddled under a few tents outside on a rainy afternoon, public officials, friends, family and former staffers gathered to celebrate the life of Richard Lugar as a leader on the world stage who never forgot his Hoosier roots. Gov. Eric Holcomb, one of the politicians who paid tribute Lugar Monday, […]

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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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