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Bathroom bill opens new doors as it passes in the Senate

By Kirsten Nielsen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate passed legislation Thursday to ensure that people with medical conditions can use employee restrooms when public ones are not available. Senate Bill 137 passed with a vote of 34-15. Supporters of the bill say that having this assurance for people with diseases such as irritable bowel […]

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Indiana native and ‘The Voice’ runner-up recognized

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — All eyes of the Indiana House were on 16-year-old Addison Agen Thursday as she belted out her rendition of the National Anthem in her strong, clear voice. As she finished, House members rose to their feet giving the Fort Wayne native an enthusiastic ovation. Agen turned her dreams into […]

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Candidate filing for primary election begins Jan. 10

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — It’s that time of the year again—election season. On Wednesday, candidates may begin the application process for the 2018 primary election with the Secretary of State or Election Division. Filing to run for political office candidacy will remain open until 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Secretary of State Connie Lawson […]

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IURC seeks applicants for vacancy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A state committee is seeking applicants for the vacancy on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission created when Chair Jim Atterholt announced his retirement in mid-December. The IURC’s nominating committee is accepting applications through Friday, Jan. 12. Applications must be submitted to the office of Gov. Eric Holcomb by the close […]

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Republicans Senate candidates will hold first joint forum

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Republican candidates competing to run against Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly will make their joint first election-year public appearance on Jan. 13. Hundreds of grassroots Republican activists will meet in Indianapolis as part of a two-day training event for local Republican Party leaders, candidates and volunteers. Each U.S. senate candidate […]

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One editor leaves, another comes in

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Indiana – A change is coming to TheStatehouseFile.com, the award-winning news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. Executive Editor Rachel Hoffmeyer will leave to take a position as Digital Communications Director for Gov. Eric Holcomb. Veteran and award-winning editor and reporter Janet Williams will become TheStatehouseFile.com’s next executive editor. Hoffmeyer’s […]

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Governor, first lady get flu shot

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled up his sleeve Tuesday to get his flu shots part of a gubernatorial tradition. “That wasn’t too bad,” Holcomb said after getting his shot. “Now let’s hope I don’t have to play basketball for a few days because my arm is for sure going to […]

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Free help for filling out federal student aid paperwork

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Students can now apply for federal student aid, and the Student Financial Aid Association will be available to help with the process on College Goal Sunday. Financial aid professionals will offer free FAFSA filing assistance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at 39 locations throughout the state starting. Volunteers will […]

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Indiana WIC launches mobile app to help clients

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new app has been launched for the Indiana Women, Infants and Children program that will make it easier for clients to access nutritious food and other health benefits. “We are excited to see that WIC clients within our seven-county pilot downloaded the app more than 1,000 times in the […]

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Holcomb sends bikers out in style for charity ride

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When he has a chance to support his favorite cause, veterans, while doing his favorite activity, riding a motorcycle, Mike Clark is the first to attend. “I get to bring attention to and show support to POWs and veterans,” Clark, of Indianapolis, said. “And when I get a chance […]

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