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State Supreme Court celebrates career of retiring colleague

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — After 26 years of service on the state’s highest court, Robert Rucker officially retires as a Supreme Court justice later this week. The state Supreme Court chamber was filled with laughter as friends and colleagues shared stories about Rucker. They held a retirement ceremony Monday to celebrate his service […]

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Deer hunters donate their harvests to feed hungry

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Deer hunters donated more than 65,000 pounds of venison in 2016-17 to feed Indiana’s hungry with the help of the Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund. The Sportsmen’s Benevolence Fund provides grants to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, Hunters and Farmers Feeding the Hungry, and the Dubois County Sportsmen Club to pay for […]

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Rev your engines: Traveling exhibit brings auto history to Hoosiers

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s automobile history is hitting the road with a new traveling exhibit that displays the influence of the industry throughout the years. The Indiana Historical Society’s “Auto Indiana” goes beyond the Indy 500 and shares the history of some of the 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers such as Cord, […]

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How a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling strengthens gun shop protections

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When walking into Beech Grove Firearms on the city’s southeast side, barrels stand ready, pointing through the glass cases. The guns, attached to wood pegs so they lay upright and have handwritten price tags hanging off, are both powerful and somehow homey in numbers. The shop is standard, with […]

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Students urged to bike to school

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier schools and parents are encouraged to help students walk or bike to school next Wednesday on National Bike to School Day. “When students incorporate physical activity into their commute to school, they arrive ready to learn,” Allan Henderson, program manager of the Health by Design’s Safe Routes to […]

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Lawson running for second secretary of state term

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Thursday that she will run for a second term in 2018. During her first term, the office recovered more than $50 million from criminals who have scammed Hoosiers and worked to create voting centers across the state. Twenty-six counties have adopted the voting […]

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Hoosiers fear what changes to healthcare might bring

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — In the hours leading up to the vote in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Hoosiers were feeling unsure of what’s to come. Thursday, before Congress voted for the repeal of ACA, a handful of Hoosiers gathered at the Indiana Democratic Party headquarters to urge Indiana’s […]

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Lt. Gov. invites Hoosiers along on a statewide road trip

By Kayla Walker  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The lieutenant governor is packing for a road trip with the goal of showcasing Indiana’s best destinations and hopes you will join. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch along with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development will hit the road next week. They’re inviting Hoosiers along on this first-ever Road Rally […]

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Indy kicks off 500 festivities with mascot race

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – To start the greatest month in the city of Indianapolis, kids and adults gathered on Monument Circle to begin the countdown to the greatest spectacle in racing. “This has become, over the last few years, the official kick off for the month of May,” Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug […]

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Solar bill officially signed into law

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers looking to invest in solar panels will now receive significantly less money for the extra energy generated by their rooftop panels.. Senate Enrolled Act 309 landed on Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk last week after passing both the Senate and House. He signed the legislation into law Tuesday. “I support […]

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