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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 […]

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Bomb threat sends Indiana mom seeking help from Ivanka Trump

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Less than 48 hours is all it took for a mother-to-mother letter to gain nationwide attention. Concerned with the safety of her two-year-old son, Indianapolis mother Lindsay Hadley took to a pen and paper. In a one-page letter addressed to Theodore’s mom, best known as Ivanka Trump, daughter of […]

Commentary: What goes around…..

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Commentary: What goes around…..

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a joke bouncing through political circles these days that goes like this: “A Democrat says to a Republican, ‘You warned me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton we’d have a president in office with questionable ties to foreign governments, a political culture consumed by one scandal after […]

Commentary: Forgive the religious in the name of God

Commentary: Forgive the religious in the name of God

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com That Thursday was surreal. After several last ditch efforts to convince the Indiana Senate that it should debate and vote on the issue of bias, or hate crimes, I was forced to accept that it isn’t going to happen. Not this year. Maybe not ever. Nationally, the number of hate crimes […]

Commentary: Trump vs. Trump, on the big stage

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Commentary: Trump vs. Trump, on the big stage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump Tuesday night engaged in a debate. With himself. The contradictions in both the president’s rhetoric and his approach to governing were there from the beginning of the speech. He started, somewhat oddly, by conflating the last day of Black History […]

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Bill could make investing in solar energy less desirable for Hoosiers

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS – Three years ago, Phil Teague made the decision to quit his job, relocate from California to Indiana, and build his own solar business in hopes that the state’s clean energy market might flourish. To his delight, it did. “The thought process was if we started in Indiana and became […]

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Q&A: Meet Sen. Mike Bohacek, ready to represent

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly–elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity.  INDIANAPOLIS – As a freshman legislator, the main focus for Sen. Mike Bohacek, R-Michiana Shores is making sure his district’s needs and interests are being well represented in the Statehouse. Bohacek said many people in his district have an opioid abuse problem. He hopes to address that problem […]