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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Misuse of drones won’t fly under new law

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS­— Before he even had a driver’s license, Blaine Fuhs had his own business, Fuhs Video. At 15 years old, Fuhs had aspirations to work for the then-up-and-coming […]

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Statehouse Market kicks off summer season

  By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Food truck season is upon us once again. Thursday marked opening day for the Statehouse Market, which runs every Thursday through Oct. 5. The Statehouse Market is an organization that looks to promote healthy eating habits while supporting local famers and businesses. The market is on its sixth […]

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Minors now required to wear helmets on ATVs

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that will now require minors to wear helmets while operating off-road vehicles like ATVs. House Bill 1200 will require everyone under the age of 18, both drivers and passengers, to wear a helmet. This law is also applied while operating on […]

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Animal rescue bill passes General Assembly

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Good Samaritans will soon have the go-ahead to rescue animals from locked, hot vehicles. But the catch is they’ll have to pay half the cost of a broken car window. House Bill 1085, which passed Friday, requires the person to reasonably believe that the animal is in true danger, […]

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