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Commentary: Battered women, battered honor

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Commentary: Battered women, battered honor

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No battered woman I ever interviewed has been happy, much less, eager to tell her story. I’ve talked with quite a few. I’ve reported on domestic violence for more than 30 years. No woman I’ve talked with about the abuse she suffered ever did so with glee. That’s because […]

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Updated voter website offers new features, access

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana voters will now have more access to features such as ballot previews and election night results with the newly updated IndianaVoters.com. Secretary of State Connie Lawson encouraged voters to use the website to see where and who they would be voting for. “An informed electorate is the key to […]

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Bill permitting guns on church school grounds passes out of Senate

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would permit a licensed gun owner to carry a firearm onto church property that also has a school. Current law bars guns on school property but Senate Bill 33 aims to change that, allowing the gun owner to carry the weapon when attending worship, […]

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By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  Don’t Just Govern, Do Something   As we go into the third week of the Indiana General Assembly, I’ve been hearing some folks lament that lawmakers aren’t tackling a “big thing” or that Gov. Eric Holcomb has not offered a “bold agenda.” In other words, people are complaining that there is […]

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Candidate filing for primary election begins Jan. 10

Staff Report The StatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — It’s that time of the year again—election season. On Wednesday, candidates may begin the application process for the 2018 primary election with the Secretary of State or Election Division. Filing to run for political office candidacy will remain open until 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Secretary of State Connie Lawson […]

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Commentary: This shouldn’t be about the politicians

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Commentary: This shouldn’t be about the politicians

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Not long before Congress voted on the tax reform, I talked, over the air, with two former Rexnord employees. Rexnord, you may recall, had a plant in Indiana that made metal bearings. The company closed the plant in June, costing 300 Hoosiers their jobs. Most of those jobs moved […]

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Senate Republicans file redistricting reform bill

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Two state Senate Republicans are introducing legislation to create a commission of lawmakers and the public to draw legislative district boundaries following the 2020 census. John Ruckelshaus, of Indianapolis, and Mike Bohacek, of Michiana Shores, said Monday that they are responding to strong demand from their constituents to create […]

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Commentary: This issue should reside in a trash heap

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Commentary: This issue should reside in a trash heap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s long march into idiocy continues. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, has decided that raising the issue of the residency of U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, will give him an edge in the mud-wrestling match the two have going on to become the next GOP candidate for Indiana’s U.S. […]

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Festival of Trees kicks off holiday season

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Festively decorated trees, all as different as snowflakes, are covering the halls of the Indiana Historical Society as they kick of the holiday season with the annual Festival of Trees. “It’s very magical, especially if you see it through the eyes of children,” said Tom Borman, the Historical Society’s […]

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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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