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Ballard proposes pre-k funding, more cops to end violence

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced a three step program to try and curb the “recent trend of violence” that has hit the city, including a significant increase to the city’s preschool program. “We as society, can no longer keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results,” Ballard […]

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Pence sends letter to president on immigration crisis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing “profound concern” about what the governor called “the federal government’s mishandling” of unaccompanied children coming into the United States from Latin America. Pence’s letter came at a time when thousands of unaccompanied children are arriving in the United […]

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NCAA reaches concussion settlement

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A settlement agreement by the NCAA, made on Tuesday, will mean a $70 million fund that will diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes for concussion testing. These tests will be for participants of contact sports, such as football, soccer and ice hockey. Basketball players will also be […]

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Ivy Tech promotes two

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder announced on Tuesday the promotion of Jeff Fanter to the role of Senior Vice President for Student Experience, Communications and Marketing and Anne Valentine to the role of Vice President for Student Experience and Customer Service. Fanter, who has been with […]

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Judge upholds Indy smoking ban

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Marion County Superior Court issued a ruling late last week upholding Indianapolis’ smoking ban. Brianna Herndon, Indiana government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, released a statement in reaction to the ruling upholding the city’s 2012 smoking ordinance. On Friday, July 25, the Marion […]

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State to hear comments on proposed wetlands impact fee

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Three information sessions will be open to the public to learn about a proposed program that would let applicants pay a fee for unavoidable impacts to Indiana’s streams and wetlands. The permits must be submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the Indiana Department of Environmental Management […]

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State fair releases ‘flip book’ commemorating Coliseum history

By Allie Nash  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will have a new way to look at history with an online history book focused on one of the fair’s main attractions – The Coliseum. The theme of the 2014 Indiana State Fair is the “Year of the Coliseum” in celebration of renovations that were completed earlier this year. […]

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Woman protests dog treatment at Statehouse

  By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- A one person protest happened outside the Statehouse on Wednesday. Tamira Thayne stood outside the east steps with a chain around her neck that was connected to a dog house. She works with a Virginia-based nonprofit group, Dogs Deserve Better, trying to raise awareness about dogs that remained penned […]

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Lawmakers recommend two new specialty plates

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators recommended that the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles give specialty license plates to the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association and the 500 Festival to help the organizations raise money. The Roads and Transportation Interim Study Committee met on Tuesday to review what the two groups’ applications. Originally, the committee […]

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State to host training about teen sex assault and education

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials will host a regional training event Friday about teen dating violence and safety in schools. The event – titled “Teen Dating Violence/Sexual Assault: Creating a Safe Environment at School” – is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana School Safety Academy. It’s designed to […]

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