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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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Cheri Daniels says family is ‘delighted’ governor will go to Purdue

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s first lady – Cheri Daniels – said Wednesday her family is “delighted” that Gov. Mitch Daniels will become the president of Purdue University when he leaves office after eight years at the Statehouse. “Probably 30 years ago, I can remember us saying: Wouldn’t it be fun […]

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State GOP leader pens book about Daniels’ two terms as governor

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – In the military, when there is a transition from one leader to another, the successor works to understand what lessons were learned so he or she can build off past accomplishments and struggles. A former member of the U.S. Navy, Indiana Republican Chairman Eric Holcomb said this […]

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Photo gallery: Mitch Daniels at Purdue University

  Purdue University trustees voted unanimously Thursday to make Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels the school’s next president. Here’s a gallery of photos from the day.

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Purdue board makes Mitch Daniels presidency official with unanimous vote

By Suzannah Couch The Statehouse File WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – As soon as he leaves the Statehouse, Gov. Mitch Daniels will take over as Purdue University’s 12th president. Get more on the story: Photo gallery: Mitch Daniels at Purdue University Story: Opponents, supporters use social media to express views on Daniels as Purdue president Speech: […]

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