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Indiana to work with other states on aligning education, workforce needs

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of 14 states that will participate in a National Governor’s Association projected aimed at aligning education and workforce training systems to meet local economic needs. As part of the program, Indiana will receive grants and opportunities to further learn about issues from state colleagues and national experts. […]

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Local fire fighters receive grants

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The DNR Division of Forestry divvied out more than $194,000 in grants to rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 Indiana counties. The Volunteer Fire Assistance grants – made available through the USDA Forest Service – were provided to recipients that met requirements for population density, acres of public, […]

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License branches closed for Labor Day

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – License branches will be closed Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All license branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 2. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, visit mybmv.com.

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Veterans invited to share their stories for national project

INDIANAPOLIS – Veterans can have their stories memorialized as part of the Veterans History Project during an event Aug. 25 in Fishers. U.S. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, will host the program from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hamilton East Public Library. The Veterans History Project is […]

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State sends 5,000 books home with state fair attendees

INDIANAPOLIS – State education officials and the Indiana National Guard gave away more than 5,000 new and donated children’s book to Hoosier families through the course of the Indiana State Fair. The Department of Education hosted the giveaway in cooperation with the guard’s Books and Boots program. “Through the Hoosier Family of Readers, the department […]

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Rush to be sworn in Monday as Indiana’s Chief Justice

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – History will officially be made on Monday, as Indiana Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush will be formally sworn-in as Chief Justice of the state’s highest court. She is the first woman in the nearly 200 years of the court to hold the position. Current Chief Justice Brent Dickson – […]

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Ellspermann announces Stellar Communities program winners

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced Friday that the cities of Huntingburg and Wabash have been selected from a group of six finalist communities as Indiana’s Stellar Communities Designees for 2014. The Stellar Communities program provides sources of funding for various projects identified by the communities as key elements in […]

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Improvements to Corydon approved

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Budget Committee approved the release of nearly $1.1 million Thursday to be used for repairs and updates to the state’s original capitol and related buildings. The town square in Corydon – called Capitol Square – includes the state’s first capitol building, the first State Office Building, […]

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Grants available for groups to bring humanities to veterans

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The nonprofit Indiana Humanities is offering funding for new programs dedicated to serving veterans. Organizations and agencies providing – or interested in providing – humanities-based programming to veterans are encouraged to apply. The projects can be based on history, literature, language, philosophy, archaeology, law, ethics, comparative religion, and theory, […]

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55 honored for keeping farms in the family

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Fifty-five families received designations as Hoosier Homesteads during a presentation Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair. To receive the designation, a farm must have stayed in the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products […]

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