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Indiana School for the Blind leaves its mark on the state, nation

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of series tracking how money and resources in the state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget and other programs are spent. INDIANAPOLIS – High school senior Jadyn Rudd was born legally blind and was in second grade before her family learned she is deaf in her right […]

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Rising insulin prices force diabetic Hoosiers to make tough choices

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – For six years, Erin Roberts worked two jobs in order to afford the life-saving medication her son depended on for survival. “It was really hard,” she said. “I feel like I missed a lot of family life because I was working as a registered nurse, and so I would […]

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Indiana colleges hold line on tuition increase

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education has recommended that the state’s public universities and limit tuition increases to no more than 1.4 percent over next two years. Under state statute, the commission has the responsibility of recommending non-binding tuition and mandatory fee targets every two years for each of Indiana’s public […]

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Nominate a hard working senior citizen for the Golden Hoosier Award

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award, one of the highest honors given to Indiana senior citizens. The annual award began in 2008 and honors Indiana senior citizens who are the unsung heroes of their community. “What an honor it is to recognize senior Hoosiers […]

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Commentary: Todd Young on independent counsels and a senator’s duty

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen Todd Young, R-Indiana, says he hasn’t ruled out calling for a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. Young and I are talking by phone Friday morning, just three days after Trump fired off FBI Director James Comey. The […]

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Do Indiana laws criminalize HIV-positive Hoosiers?

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Travis Spoor sits in the Kosciusko County Jail, accused, again, of failing to tell his sexual partner that he is HIV-positive. The 37-year-old is facing malicious mischief charges in three counties for leaving his partners exposed to the disease without their knowledge. He faces up to two and a […]

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Train service to Chicago is growing

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers traveling to Chicago by train will have more and faster service as ridership and revenues continue to grow. Amtrak and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced a new schedule for service between Indianapolis and Chicago. The new schedule for the Hoosier State, which operates four days weekly, is also […]

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Concerts on the Canal return for summer series

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The popular summer Concerts on the Canal series returns to downtown Indianapolis Thursday nights with programs that cover a range of musical tastes from pop and rock to jazz and musical theater. The concerts will run from May 25 through July 27 and include a special Fourth of July concert […]

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Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana Democrats are questioning the president’s motives. “There are serious questions about the president’s decision to dismiss Director Comey while he was at the center of one of the most important FBI investigations in recent memory,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly […]

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New funding to inspire local producers through Indiana Grown

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series tracking how money in the state’s $32.3 billion two-year budget is spent.  INDIANAPOLIS — When his father began to suffer from serious medical problems later in life, Mark Boyer knew that something had to give.  “He had a heart attack, open-heart surgery, […]

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