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Direct flight from Indy to Paris to boost business

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In a victory for Gov. Eric Holcomb and businesses leaders across the state, Indianapolis has secured its first year-round nonstop flight to Europe. Beginning May 24, 2018, Delta Air Lines will fly the from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The flight will be scheduled at […]

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Fallen firefighter ceremony highlights line-of-duty cancer risks

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Loran Johnston was the recipient of a red flower Wednesday — a symbol of the sacrifice her husband made in the line of duty as a firefighter. Joel Johnston, who served with the Indianapolis Fire Department for 16 years, was one of hundreds honored during the Indiana Fallen Firefighters […]

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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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Goff joins Indiana Supreme Court as 110th justice

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up, Justice Christopher Goff didn’t have much, but he did have was lofty goals. “We are gathered to celebrate the fact that someone born to teenage parents, married the daughter of migrant workers and is from the rural part of the state has been selected to serve on […]

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Ryan White’s school remembers his legacy on 30th anniversary

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com ARCADIA, Ind. — With security and the press surrounding him, Ryan White walked through the halls of Hamilton Heights High School for his first day of school there 30 years ago, feeling loved, welcomed and a sense of normality for the first time in years. “I’m just one of the kids, […]

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‘No correlation’ between early voting and voter turnout, secretary of state says

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As far as Secretary of State Connie Lawson is concerned, the candidates and the issues, not necessarily the number of early polling sites, drive voter turnout. Rather, she said to a group of lawmakers Wednesday at the Interim Study Committee on Elections, early voting benefits people who vote in […]

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Alternative to formal guardianships proposed

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Advocates for the developmentally disabled want lawmakers to consider legislation creating an alternative to formal guardianships that would make it easier for the disabled to make their own decisions and function independently. An interim study committee chaired by Sen. Rodric Bray, R-Martinsville, discussed the relatively new supported decision making […]

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Agriculture experts educate lawmakers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rebecca Schroeder made a two-and-a-half-hour trip to the Statehouse from her northeast Indiana home so her daughter can have a career in Indiana agriculture. “I want there to be opportunities for her in the future in Indiana so she doesn’t have to go to another state to follow her […]

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Hoosiers help Hurricane Harvey victims

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Hurricane Harvey tears through Houston and the surrounding areas, Hoosiers 1,000 miles away are working to help those in need. From sending food care packages to helping people escape their flooded homes, some Hoosiers are helping in anyway they can. Harvey is said to be one of the […]

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