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Puppies encourage Hoosiers to vote with ‘pawsitive’ campaigns

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers will vote for local, state and national officials Nov. 8, but starting now, you can vote for their favorite furry friend. The three pups, Hunter, Desiree and Truman, are being trained as service dogs and they’re also candidates in the Top Dog election. The election is a popularity […]

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Facebook reminder leads to increase in voter registrations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Facebook’s reminder to register to vote has led to a spike in Indiana registrations. Facebook launched the voter registration reminder Friday and since then 30,000 Hoosiers have signed up online. “Since Facebook launched its online campaign to remind Hoosiers to register to vote, we have seen substantially higher than normal […]

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Zoeller in Cuba to fight human, drug trafficking

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is in Cuba to discuss the fight against human trafficking and drug trafficking with his Cuban counterparts. Zoeller and several other state attorneys general departed Sunday and are scheduled to return Wednesday. Despite differences in the countries’ legal systems, Zoeller said the goal of the trip […]

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Covered bridge design to be Indiana’s next license plate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With more than 330,000 votes cast, Hoosiers have selected a covered bridge design to replace the outgoing bicentennial license plate. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles let Hoosiers choose from three designs. “Not only is this colorful design with a red bridge spanning a creek the top vote getter, it won […]

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U.S. Senate candidates to debate on Oct. 18

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The candidates running for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat will meet in a debate on Oct. 18, according to the Indiana Debate Commission. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. and broadcast live from a WFYI TV studio. Democrat Evan Bayh, Libertarian Lucy Brenton and Republican Todd Young […]

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New online tool lets parents find quality child care

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new website is designed to give families an easy way to find safe and affordable child care around Indiana. ChildCareFinder.IN.gov lets parents perform detailed searches including by location, type of provider or hours. The website also has an “on-my-route” search to find child care options on the way to work […]

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Indiana State Museum requests photos for Veterans Day mural

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum wants Hoosiers to submit photos of veterans and active military personnel for a special Veterans Day exhibit. The photographs will be used in a mural at the museum. They also will be posted on the museum’s Facebook page. “We hope to honor the men and women […]

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Voter registration fraud found in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Fraudulent voter registration applications have been found in Indiana, according to the secretary of state’s office. A group by the name of the Indiana Voter Registration Project is accused of turning in forged voter registration applications. The secretary of state’s office said the group altered the addresses of voters who […]

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Paul Ryan to campaign with Todd Young

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Another top Republican will join U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young on the campaign trail. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will travel to Fort Wayne Friday for a fundraiser. Nearly 100 people are expected to attend. On Monday, former President George W. Bush spoke at Young’s fundraisers in Elkhart and […]

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E-commerce company opens Plainfield fulfillment center

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An e-commerce company that sells a wide range items, including garden supplies, sporting goods and baby products, plans to create 75 new jobs at a new distribution center by 2021. VMInnovations has renovated a Plainfield fulfillment center and in July began filling orders for its website as well as different […]

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