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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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BMV gives suspended drivers a break on fees

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Drivers with suspended licenses will get a break as part of a new state effort to get Hoosiers legal and driving again. Don Snemis, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, unveiled the new BMV Reinstatement Relief Program on Thursday. The program will allow suspended drivers to pay […]

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Four towns receive storm water grants

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Four Indiana communities will each receive $500,000 in grants through the state’s Stormwater Improvement Program to help alleviate problems from flooding. “Hoosiers in many communities have suffered from flooded property and sewer backups due to inadequate storm water improvement,” said Bill Davis, director of the Office of Community and […]

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Applications due Friday for IURC opening

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Friday will be the last day to apply for the opening on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. The commission works to find balance between the public and the cost of utilities. Applications for the position can be found online at http://www.in.gov/gov/2682.htm, by emailing boardsandcommissions@gov.in.gov, by calling 317-323-4567 or can […]

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West Nile virus found in Indiana mosquitoes

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State health officials confirmed the first signs of the West Nile virus after mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties tested positive for the virus. There have been no reported cases of the virus in Hoosiers, but officials expect the infected mosquitos can be found across the state. “It’s the […]

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Applications for Lugar Series due by Aug. 1

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The application deadline for the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is Aug. 1. This marks the 25th anniversary of the series, which seeks to train Republican women to be leaders in their communities by encouraging, mentoring, and preparing them for new levels of personal achievement and […]

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Governor announces career education grants

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced grant awards of a little more than $3 million dollars for new Innovative Career and Technical Education Curricula on Thursday. The grants – funded by the General Assembly – are designed to encourage new and collaborative career and technical training opportunities for Hoosier students. Several […]

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A few DNR campsites still available for holiday weekend

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- Available campsites are getting harder to find this holiday weekend. But the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said a few campsites are still available. Fireworks will be prohibited. Sites at Lincoln and Skakamak state parks are still available for those who prefer primitive or non-electric camping. For those who want […]

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Pence names university trustees

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence named trustees to boards at Purdue, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University and Vincennes University on Wednesday. At Purdue University: Gary Lehman – appointed for a three-year term – is from Tippecanoe County and serves at the chairman of the board for Oerlikon Fairfield. He is […]

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Fort Wayne and South Bend get cash to eliminate blight

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced Thursday that Fort Wayne and South Bend are recipients of more than $6.3 million to help eliminate blighted and abandoned homes in their communities through the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program. They were successful in the second of six rounds of funding that […]

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