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Commentary: The NFL’s Opportunity to Stand

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Commentary: The NFL’s Opportunity to Stand

By Attorney General Curtis Hill Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The right to protest doesn’t necessarily mean that the protest is right. While the NFL kneeling saga continues, it is becoming less clear what the kneeling is about. When it began last season, the kneeling was a protest against alleged police brutality and the incidence of blacks […]

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Sen. Doug Eckerty to leave the General Assembly

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Doug Eckerty will not seek reelection in 2018.   “Serving my constituents of Madison, Delaware and Henry counties for the past seven years has been both a rewarding and humbling experience,” Eckerty said in a statement. Eckerty will finish his term. In his announcement, the Yorktown Republican did not […]

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Historical Society brings Gettysburg to life

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fourth graders from Sycamore Elementary in Avon were ushered into the 1863-themed parlor and gathered at the feet of Mahala Beem, wife of David Beem, as she recounted one of the more notable letters she received from her husband, a soldier at the battle of Gettysburg. While the […]

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Commentary: We need government — and not just when disaster strikes

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Commentary: We need government — and not just when disaster strikes

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com For more than three decades we have lived with the mantra that “government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” Those lines came from President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address in 1981 and since then it has been fashionable to bash government, no matter where you […]

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State Fair kicks off 17 days of food and fun

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As the smell of corn dogs and caramel corn wafted through the air, the Indiana State Fair opened with its theme of “The Wonderful World of Food.” After record low attendance in 2016 because of heat and rain, Gov. Eric Holcomb said this year was going to be a record year. […]

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Commentary: Immigration reform plan crushes the American dream

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Commentary: Immigration reform plan crushes the American dream

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com I wonder what Stephen Miller and Donald Trump would have to say about my grandmother and her rag-tag immigrant family. Miller, a senior White House advisor, and Trump support a sweeping immigration reform plan that would slash the overall number of immigrants while welcoming those with money, skills and English-language […]

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Commentary: Put our teens to work – for their sake and ours

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Commentary: Put our teens to work – for their sake and ours

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Do you remember your first “real” job? What did that job teach you? For many of us, our early jobs built confidence, skills and the experience needed for future employment. Summer is when many young people seek part-time employment. If we want our children to become productive, contributing adults, […]

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Indianapolis small marketing business to add new jobs

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A marketing agency that focuses on helping small businesses grow is creating more jobs for Hoosiers. Well Done Marketing currently has 25 full-time employees in Indiana and plans to hire 10 more by 2021. The high-wage positions will include account executives, and public relations and digital specialists. Indiana has […]

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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Need a vaccine? Go to your local pharmacy

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Starting in July, Hoosiers will be able to go to their local pharmacy to receive vaccines for a wide range of conditions. Senate Enrolled Act […]

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