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30 Laws in 30 Days: Victims to be notified of offender’s changed release date

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The state is aiming to keep victims out of the dark when it comes to the release date of their perpetrator. Sen. Randall Head, R-Logansport, and […]

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Hoosiers remember ‘The King’ on 40th anniversary of final performance

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Forty years ago, one 16-year-old girl stood among 18,000 other people in the presence of Elvis Presley at Market Square Arena – a day she remembers as one of the best days of her life. Just feet away from the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Jeanne Drews of Indianapolis […]

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Legislators hand over keys to Habitat for Humanity home

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eight years after becoming interested in a Habitat for Humanity house, Ebony Duffy and her 8-year-old daughter received the keys to their new home on Friday morning. “This house had a special beginning on the grounds of the Statehouse, but this outstanding young family is who will leave the […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Pawnshops allowed to accept additional firearms for loans

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 24th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – For years gun owners could secure a loan at a pawnshop with a long gun, such as a rifle or shotgun, but handguns were a different […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Families to receive diplomas for deceased high school seniors

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 23rd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Jerrold Parker was only weeks away from finishing his classes at Pike High School when he was murdered in Indianapolis on February 3, 2016. “It feels […]

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Hoosier politicians react to decision of insurance providers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two health insurance providers, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and MDwise, announced Wednesday they would not be offering health plans under the Affordable Care Act in Indiana for 2018. Wednesday marked the deadline for insurance companies to submit proposed rates to the Indiana Department of Insurance. “Today’s news again confirms […]

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30 laws in 30 days: State cleans up definition of pyramid scheme and toughens penalty

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — The state is beefing up the possible fine for an illegal pyramid scheme violation from the current fine of $500 to $10,000. The new law goes into […]

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30 laws in 30 days: Police presence could increase on hospital campuses

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals around the state could be beefing up security if they take advantage of a new state law. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, authored Senate Enacted Bill 112. […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Mental illness education program for law enforcement may expand

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Amy Brinkley thinks her brother’s death could have been prevented. Her 30-year-old brother Paul suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. In his mid-20s, Paul endured […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Ethnic course could be the start of a brighter future

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — This fall students at Indiana high schools will have the opportunity to take a class about ethnic and racial studies with the goal of educating youth […]

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