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Survey searches for government inefficiency

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State officials are working to identify burdensome or obsolete state reporting requirements to help improve the efficiency of local governments. “While many of these processes improve accountability and transparency at the local level, other requirements could be in desperate need of revision or outright repeal,” Rep. Doug Gutwein, R-Francesville, said […]

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3.8 million Hoosiers affected by Equifax breach

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Following a recent data breach, all Hoosiers are advised to check their credit score to ensure their personal information is safe. Equifax, a company that checks credit reports and scores, released Thursday that a data breach occurred between mid-May and July, causing 143 million Americans to have their information […]

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Car Free Day inspires eco-friendly transportation

By Makenna Mays TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Every day is Car Free Day for Michael Gatto, who rides his bike to work and runs at least five times a week. “Exercise and the environment, those are the main ones,” he said when explaining the reasons why he avoids using a car. More Hoosiers will be joining […]

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Free admission to Indiana museums Sept. 23

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANPOLIS – On Saturday, Sept. 23 Hoosiers can visit more than a dozen Indiana museums for free. Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by “Smithsonian” magazine encouraging the exploration of museums and celebrating the Smithsonian Institution. The participating museums will allow free entry to anyone with a ticket downloaded from […]

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ISTEP scores plateau in third year of harder test

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For the third year, state data shows roughly half of students passing ISTEP. Statewide, 51.5 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed both the English and math portions of the test. In 2016, 51.6 percent passed both portions. The 2017 test was the third year with the more rigorous […]

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Applications now open for scholarship encouraging teaching careers

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Meghan Yencer found out she had been awarded the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, she was filled with gratitude. “It is a lifted weight to know that you don’t have to be responsible for paying that amount of money to go to school,” said Yencer, a secondary English […]

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Navy Q&A yields insight into discovery of USS Indianapolis

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The USS Indianapolis sunk swiftly 72 years ago in the closing days of World War II, disappearing beneath the ocean in a mere 12 minutes. With the ship went all of its records, making it difficult to find the wreckage over the decades, said Dr. Richard Hulver, Naval History […]

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Pence’s official portrait displays faith and family

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In Vice President Mike Pence’s official governor’s portrait, he sits on his desk in an unbuttoned suit with a gentle smile. A family photo, a stack of books and a Bible sit in the background. “First off, let me just say, I do have more than one tie,” Pence […]

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Former Pence adviser to run for Rokita’s empty seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Army veteran and former Senior Advisor to former Gov. Mike Pence, Diego Morales, will run for the Congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita. Morales announced his campaign the day after Rokita entered the race for Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly’s hotly contested U.S. Senate seat. Morales was […]

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Democrat to challenge Bucshon in 8th District race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney William Tanoos announced his candidacy for Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. If he wins the Democratic primary, he will run against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep Larry Bucshon. Bucshon is in his fourth term serving the southwest and central west areas of Indiana including Evansville and Terre Haute. Tanoos, who works in […]

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