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Daniels picks Madison County judge to fill opening on Appeals Court

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Madison Circuit Judge Rudolph Pyle to the Indiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth District on Tuesday. “His fellow citizens in Madison County have found him a fair and competent and energetic judge,” said Daniels. “He will display that throughout what I know […]

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Dickson ceremonially sworn in as chief justice

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Although he has been serving as the state’s top judge since May, Brent Dickson was ceremonially sworn as the chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court with a formal, public oath Monday morning. Gov. Mitch Daniels administered the oath to Dickson as the justice’s wife, Jan, held […]

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Shepard to lead study of legal education across the nation

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Former Chief Justice Randall Shepard recently left the Indiana Supreme Court, but that retirement has not meant he’s taking time off from other legal work. Shepard will now chair an American Bar Association task force charged with examining the state of legal education in the United States. […]

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Vincennes University extends president’s contract

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The longest-serving president among Indiana’s state public universities now has an extended contract. The Vincennes University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to keep President Dick Helton in the school’s top post through July 31, 2015. The board’s chairman, J.R. Gaylor, said trustees are pleased with Helton’s leadership. […]

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Q&A: New ACLU head Jane Henegar talks about the group and its mission

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana announced Wednesday that former Indianapolis Deputy Mayor Jane Henegar will now lead the organization. The ACLU of Indiana is an organization that works through the legislature and the courts to defend the civil liberties of Hoosiers. The group has worked […]

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Lugar casts 13,000th vote in U.S. Senate

Staff Report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, the longest serving senator in Indiana history, cast his 13,000th vote on Wednesday putting him in 10th place on the list of all time votes cast. Lugar is the 22ndmost senior senator in the history of the chamber but will be leaving Congress at […]

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Video & story: House Democrats to meet to pick new leader; Bauer says gathering illegal

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – House Minority Leader Pat Bauer, D-South Bend, said Wednesday that a Democratic caucus planned for Thursday is “illegitimate, ill-advised and untimely” and can’t lead to his ouster as the group’s leader because it wasn’t called by the caucus chair. Bauer also said efforts to change the group’s […]

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Commission names 10 semi-finalists for Indiana Supreme Court opening

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Half of the 10 semi-finalists for an opening on the all-male Indiana Supreme Court are women and six now serve as judges in Indiana’s trial and appellate courts. The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission picked the semi-finalists on Wednesday after it interviewed 22 applicants for the opening that […]

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State to honor black political trailblazers with sculptures

By Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Art Commission will be honoring black history and politics in Indiana with two new busts planned for display at the Indiana Statehouse. The two sculptures will represent James Hinton and Julia Carson, who both served in the Indiana General Assembly but during different time periods. […]

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Video: Healthy cooking with Cheri Daniels

Indiana’s first lady, Cheri Daniels, participated in a cooking demonstration Wednesday aimed at showing Hoosiers how to fix healthier meals. The event is part of a series sponsored by the Little Red Door Cancer Agency. Cooking with Indiana’s first lady Cheri Daniels from The Statehouse File on Vimeo.

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