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Internet of Things Lab to be a ‘place to create’


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Bill to allow DNA collection at time of arrest passes House

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow DNA samples to be collected upon a felony arrest passed the Indiana House with a 81-16 vote Tuesday. House Bill 1577, if passed into law, would allow for DNA samples to be taken from those who have been arrested, instead of waiting until they […]

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Southside Indianapolis in store for major road work

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Beginning March 6, the Indiana Department of Transportation is rebuilding six bridges on I-65 over I-465, which means that there will be variety of lane shifts and ramp closures as the work progresses. One Columbus resident, Michael Myers, drives I-65 to Indianapolis, a route that will take him directly […]

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Bill to allow domestic violence victims to carry without a license passes House

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to carry a gun temporarily without a license passed the Indiana House Tuesday. “This bill allows he or she to use a court order, protection order to use as their license to carry a hand gun for up to 60 […]

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Old growth forest legislation dies in committee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Activists who supported legislation protecting old growth trees in Indiana are saddened to hear it will not pass committee. Senate Bill 420 would have required the Department of Natural Resources to designate at least 10 percent of each state forest as an old growth forest. The bill also required […]

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Sanctuary bill passes committee over students’ objections

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — College students across the state gathered on their campuses in November to urge administrators to keep students’ citizenship information confidential from the government. Three months later, students gathered again. This time, they were at the Statehouse. Ball State University student Erika Espinoza is living in constant fear. She was […]

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Indiana’s first Internet of Things lab to open this summer

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is preparing for the future of flying cars and self-operating washing machines by investing in what tech gurus call “the Internet of Things.” The goal behind the Internet of Things is applying the Internet to everyday devices from wearable fitness bands to farm tractors. Devices that connect to […]

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Easier access to Cannabidiol advances to Senate

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would create easier access to Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil, passed the House unanimously Tuesday. House Bill 1148, authored by Rep. William Friend, R-Macy, would make parents of a child with epileptic seizures immune from prosecution or arrest if the CBD oil is being used […]

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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill passes out of committee again

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial bill regarding a possible reversal of a chemical abortion passed out of committee for the second time on Tuesday. House Bill 1128 would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides women information about a possible reversal of an abortion-inducing drug.  However, the reversal […]

Donnelly tries his hand at making truffles at Hoosier chocolatier


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