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Get to know one of America’s youngest mayors: South Bend’s Pete Buttigieg

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Pete Buttigieg, 34, has done it all, but as the young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg continues to work toward one goal before the end of his term: achieving success. In an interview, Buttigieg gives all the details of what his time as a two-term mayor has entailed, […]

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Strawberry Festival on the circle supports local charities

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, Hoosiers flocked to Monument Circle for Christ Church Cathedral’s 51st Annual Strawberry Festival. “We like to come every year and just to get the kids out. It’s a nice day finally,” said Erica Culton. “Just to get them some good strawberries and fellowship with everyone out here.” The […]

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Bicentennial literary map honors Indiana writers

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many Hoosier writers have put Indiana on the map, so maybe it’s only fair that the Indiana State Library has decided to return the favor. The Indiana Literary map was created by Indiana State Library in partnership with several literary organizations to feature outstanding writers in the history of […]

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Hogsett remembers Robert Kennedy assassination on 48th anniversary

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The sound of singing birds paired with the shouts of children on the playground made Monday remarkable for Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. “It’s profoundly significant because, with the kids close by, I remember I was 12 years old on this day in 1968,” Hogsett said. The sun glistened on […]

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Senior citizens given high award for volunteer work

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Friday, 20 recipients, all age 65 or older, were honored for their volunteer work in their community with the 2016 Golden Hoosier Award. “I’m honored to receive the award, but I really just like to help people,” award winner Mary Brooks said. The award, which began in 2008, […]

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Flags ordered to half-staff for Memorial Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags will fly at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Gov. Mike Pence Friday ordered flags at state facilities across Indiana to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 30. According to a press release from the governor’s office, Pence also has asked businesses and […]

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State parks featured in plein air artist’s newest exhibit

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A local plein air artist is celebrating the state’s bicentennial and the centennial of the Indiana State Parks system by painting 24 state parks around the state. The Richmond Art Museum will display Rick Wilson’s art exhibition “The Nature of Art: Painted Parks” from May 22 to July 16. […]

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Hoosier graphic designer creates poster for Kasich campaign

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With the inspiration from John Kasich, a Hoosier graphic designer created a poster to support his campaign. The Kasich for America Poster, by Indianapolis graphic designer Lorena Lane, highlights Kasich’s quote “I will not take the low road to the highest office in the land” on the background of […]

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Q&A: Meet Denny Worman, running for the fifth time for state representative

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — For the fifth time, Republican Denny Worman is running for state representative of […]

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Q&A: Meet Scott Willis, running for Hamilton County Senate seat

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com   Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  CARMEL, Ind. — Scott Willis is challenging incumbent Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Carmel, in the May […]

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