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Indiana, other states settle with alleged scam cancer groups

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller – along with attorneys general and state law enforcement partners from around the country – announced a settlement with four fundraising organizations accused of scamming millions of dollars from consumers. A federal complaint alleges that Cancer Funds of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support […]

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Indigo Girls, Big & Rich among Indiana State Fair free stage entertainers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair has released its free stage schedule for this summer, with performances from Big and Rich, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Indigo Girls. The shows will start on Aug. 7 and go through Aug. 23. The current line-up for the performances is: Aug. 7: Indigo Girls […]

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Rule the Road event to demonstrate safe driving techniques to teens

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Several organizations are teaming up to host a free event called Rule the Road – a program that puts a focus on improving teen driving skills. Certified emergency vehicle operators from local law enforcement agencies will teach the classes within a closed course. Teens will be exposed to some techniques […]

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Pence signs firefighter training bill into law

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has signed legislation meant to improve training for firefighters and other emergency personnel. House Bill 1182 establishes the Fire & Public Safety Academy Training System to offer advanced, voluntary training programs. “Better training for firefighters and emergency personnel equates to better service and safety for Hoosiers,” Pence […]

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Applications sought for domestic violence grants

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute announced on Wednesday it will be offering Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment and Services/Training/Officers/Prosecutors grants addressing violent crimes against women. The Indiana legislature created the fund in 1992 as a way to support various domestic violence issues, including abuse, neglect and exploitation of victims. The […]

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Free dentistry available Friday, Saturday at state fairgrounds

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Low-income families from across the state will have the chance to receive free dental care on Friday and Saturday. The Indiana Mission of Mercy is hosting a free dental clinic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Dr. Sue Germain, who is the event’s chairwoman, said more then 1,300 volunteers have […]

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Food organization will be first lady’s major grant recipient this year

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Feeding Indiana’s Hungry will be the second major grant recipient from first lady Karen Pence as part of her annual fundraising luncheon on Thursday. The Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation’s second annual fundraiser is modeled after the U.S First Lady’s Luncheon. The event will have similar features, including a […]

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Task force will study state tax court operations

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State judicial officials are creating a new task force to examine the overall operations of the Indiana Tax Court. The task force will be made up of seven members and will be chaired by Indiana Court of Appeals Judge James S. Kirsch. State Court Administration and the Indiana Judicial […]

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State finance board meetings go online

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The State Board of Finance meetings will now be live streamed on the web, State Auditor Suzanne Crouch announced Monday. The three member board – comprised of the governor, state auditor and treasurer – has the authority to transfer money among state funds, approve loans made by the state and […]

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Bill to give immunity for vehicle rescues heads to governor

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would give immunity to someone who breaks into a locked car to rescue a child who needs help. The bill is headed to Gov. Mike Pence to be signed into law. It does not extend civil immunity to someone who acts with negligence. […]

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