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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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Navy divers bring the ocean to the state fair

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A small crowd of people, many of them children, gathered around a massive tank of water to see something not so familiar to the Hoosier state. The Navy Divers and their mobile dive tank have been posted up in the MetroPCS Family Fun Park at the Indiana State Fair […]

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Long endorses Messer in 2018 Senate race

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Senate President Pro Tem David Long endorsed U.S. Rep. Luke Messer’s run for Indiana’s 2018 Senate seat. Long picked Messer the day after U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita officially announced his campaign. In a statement, Long said he has known Messer for many years and was impressed by the work that […]

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Indiana fire marshal shuts down amusement ride after Ohio tragedy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. One person was killed and several others were injured at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Before the fire […]

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