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Firefly bill lights up committee hearing

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­– For Kayla Xu and her classmates at Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette, Say’s Firefly is more than an insect that glows in the dark. The firefly, native to Indiana, was a civics lesson like no other. The fifth grader has been on a four-year quest to have Say’s Firefly […]

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Mother makes plea to include disabled children in silver alert updates

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In 2016, Jennifer Dawson said her worst fears as a parent came true. The Brookston mother told lawmakers in a House Family, Children and Human Affairs Committee Tuesday that her then 15-year-old autistic son, Brock Dawson, wandered away from his Terre Haute residential care facility’s campus. For several days, […]

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Indiana native and ‘The Voice’ runner-up recognized

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All eyes of the Indiana House were on 16-year-old Addison Agen Thursday as she belted out her rendition of the National Anthem in her strong, clear voice. As she finished, House members rose to their feet giving the Fort Wayne native an enthusiastic ovation. Agen turned her dreams into […]

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Fourth grade lobbyist pushes for state bug

By John Ward TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fourth grader Kayla Xu has been lobbying for years to make the firefly Indiana’s state bug. On Tuesday, she got a little closer to her goal. As she sat in the Indiana House listening to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address, she heard the state’s highest elected […]

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IURC chairman is retiring to Florida

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The head of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has announced that he is retiring from public service, kicking off a search for his replacement. Jim Atterholt, chair of the IURC, informed Gov. Eric Holcomb of his decision on Monday and it takes effect Jan. 12. “Jim has dedicated much of […]

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Festival of Trees kicks off holiday season

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Festively decorated trees, all as different as snowflakes, are covering the halls of the Indiana Historical Society as they kick of the holiday season with the annual Festival of Trees. “It’s very magical, especially if you see it through the eyes of children,” said Tom Borman, the Historical Society’s […]

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Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

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Delph heading to Puerto Rico to serve with Army

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, will be sent to Puerto Rico Dec. 8 to assist with the recovery of the island from Hurricane Maria. Delph, a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, will be gone for a minimum of 31 days, so he is likely to miss the start of […]

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First Lady and friends adjust to life in political spotlight

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — She’s a jack of all trades — an artist, a firearms instructor, a cook. “She does everything,” Miriam Weaver said. “We’ve shot guns with her and then watched how great she is at entertaining and having people over and making sure everybody in the room is happy.” She looks […]

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Holcomb sends bikers out in style for charity ride

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When he has a chance to support his favorite cause, veterans, while doing his favorite activity, riding a motorcycle, Mike Clark is the first to attend. “I get to bring attention to and show support to POWs and veterans,” Clark, of Indianapolis, said. “And when I get a chance […]

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State employees honored for 35 plus years of service

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State employees from 38 different departments are being praised for their decades of hard work and dedication to the state. Gov. Eric Holcomb honored the employees who are celebrating 35, 40 and 45 years with the state during the Governor’s Long-Term Employee Reception at the Statehouse Wednesday. “This is […]

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