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Photo gallery: Statehouse becomes Habitat for Humanity construction zone

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Fair connects youth to mentorships, job opportunities

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Enthusiastic teens with smiles on their faces walked through Central Library in downtown Indianapolis as they explored the fourth annual Youth Opportunities Fair Monday. Developed by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat who represents much of Indianapolis, the fair is a chance for the young people to get their […]

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Bomb threat sends Indiana mom seeking help from Ivanka Trump

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Less than 48 hours is all it took for a mother-to-mother letter to gain nationwide attention. Concerned with the safety of her two-year-old son, Indianapolis mother Lindsay Hadley took to a pen and paper. In a one-page letter addressed to Theodore’s mom, best known as Ivanka Trump, daughter of […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Mike Bohacek, ready to represent

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS – As a freshman legislator, the main focus for Sen. Mike Bohacek, R-Michiana Shores is making sure his district’s needs and interests are being well represented in the Statehouse. Bohacek said many people in his district have an opioid abuse problem. He hopes to address that problem […]

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The Statehouse goes to the dogs — and cats

By Nicole Hernandez, Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After a long day of making tough decisions, researching legislation and working with constituents, there’s always one creature happy to see a lawmaker — their pet. From the new first dog to a chinchilla, get to know some of the Statehouse pets. Gov. Eric Holcomb The governor’s Schnauzer, […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Blake Doriot, from land surveyor to lawmaker

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — For Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Goshen, it is not uncommon for people to mispronounce his name. Doriot joked that his name is pronounced that his name is correctly pronounced like the Oreo cookie. After a few legislators talked to him, including previous senator of his district, Carlin […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Andy Zay, father and small-business owner

By Adrianna Pitrelli and Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Andy Zay, R-Huntington may be a freshman to the General Assembly, but is embracing the life of a legislator. His life revolves around three things. “At the […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Jack Sandlin, with a law enforcement background

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, may be a new face to the Indiana Senate, but he is a lifelong Hoosier with a background in law enforcement, fraud investigation and military service. […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Eddie Melton, focused on education and unemployment

By: Sarah Ramon and Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS ­­— Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, spends a lot of his time working in non-profit executive leadership when he’s not at […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. John Young, following in his family’s footsteps

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com This 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. John Young, R-Franklin, is planning on using his position at the Statehouse to give a voice to the voiceless. “It allows me to work […]

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