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Criminals use ransomware to target Hoosiers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cybercriminals are using a growing form of hacking to target Hoosiers and gain control of their computers and information. Just recently a not-for-profit healthcare facility fell victim to a ransomware attack, forcing it to transfer patients to a different hospital and reroute emergency responders to another facility. Ransomware attacks usually […]

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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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Sellout means Indy 500 will air live

Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be a monumental day in history. But Wednesday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials made it even more historical by making the decision to lift the 65-year TV blackout for Sunday’s race. This year’s running of the Indianapolis 500 will be telecast live in […]

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State releases primary voting numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Friday 38 percent of Indiana’s registered voters showed up at polling stations in the May 3 primary election. “When Hoosiers are excited about candidates, it drives turnout,” Lawson said in a statement. “When you compare the turnout numbers for this year and 2008, […]

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Campaign to curb sex trafficking during Memorial Weekend launches in Indy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With less than two weeks until the 100th running of the Indiaapolis 500, the state is taking steps to curb sex trafficking with an effort called Not Buying It. “Indiana’s Not Buying It shares the message that commercial sex is not harmless; it is serious, dangerous and leads to the […]

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Former Lt. Gov. Ellspermann named as Ivy Tech’s new president

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The board of Indiana’s community college system announced Wednesday the appointment of former Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann as Ivy Tech’s new president. Ellspermann, who resigned from Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s administration in March after a reported rift between them, was viewed as the top candidate to replace the school’s […]

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Department of Education adds to certified school safety personnel

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 450 new School Safety Specialists received certifications Monday from The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana School Safety Academy. “Every child in Indiana deserves to attend a school with a safe and secure learning environment,” Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a press release. […]

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Former L.S. Ayres employees to reunite at appreciation day

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been over 20 years since L.S. Ayres closed its doors, and the Indiana Historical Society is giving former employees the chance to reconnect. On Friday, May 20, Indiana Historical Society is holding an Ayres Appreciation Day at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center and is offering free […]

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New website designed to streamline starting a new business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State leaders have launched a business website in an effort to streamline the steps for starting a new business. Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson Monday launched INBiz, the first phase of the state’s business one-stop web portal. On INBiz, business owners will be able to complete […]

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Pence outlines progress in fighting drug abuse

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — As the U.S. House of Representatives considers how to address the opioid crisis, Gov. Mike Pence sent a letter to the Indiana Congressional Delegation charting the state’s progress in combatting drug abuse. A package of bills is under consideration in the U.S. House that would provide public safety and health […]

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