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Fair connects youth to mentorships, job opportunities

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Enthusiastic teens with smiles on their faces walked through Central Library in downtown Indianapolis as they explored the fourth annual Youth Opportunities Fair Monday. Developed by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat who represents much of Indianapolis, the fair is a chance for the young people to get their […]

Bill would streamline senior services

Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As Indiana General Assembly resumed work Monday, legislators tackled a bill to modernize a state senior citizen’s assistance program. The Senate Family and Children Services Committee discussed House Bill 1287 and the changes it would bring to the current system. The proposed legislation would shift the focus to identifying the […]

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$1 per pack tax hike on cigarettes opposed by convenience stores

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana convenience store owners say a proposed $1 tax hike on every pack of cigarettes would devastate their businesses. Members of the Indiana Grocery and Convenience Store Association, including President Joe Lackey, testified against the cigarette tax increase in a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Monday. The Senate Appropriations Committee […]

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Indianapolis mayor, first graders celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Mayor Joe Hogsett immersed himself in the world of Dr. Seuss as he read one of Seuss’ famous books and shared actual green eggs and ham with a first grade class Monday. Global Preparatory Academy celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday with Hogsett as he went to multiple classrooms and […]

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Video: Hogsett encourages first graders to read

Commentary: The most obvious lie in politics

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Commentary: The most obvious lie in politics

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – People sometimes ask me how I know when a politician is lying. Sometimes, the signs are specific to the individual. One elected official I know who, in all other circumstances, is a look-them-straight-in-the-eyes guy always averts his gaze when he’s about to fib. Another starts to stammer when it’s […]