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School principals, Department of Education fight student journalist bill

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Language from a bill that would have protected the rights of student journalists has been inserted into another education bill working its way through the Statehouse. Previously known as House Bill 1130, the protections for students journalists bill would have prohibited public schools and school corporations from disciplining student […]

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Suicide awareness training bill passes to governor unanimously

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A bill requiring teachers and staff members who have regular contact with students to be trained in youth suicide and prevention awareness is headed to the governor. The latest version of House Bill 1430 combines its contents with Senate Bill 506, which creates more extensive suicide training requirements than […]

Commentary: Foreign policy by spasm

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Commentary: Foreign policy by spasm

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some years ago, I found myself seated next to then-U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, at a dinner. It was just a few weeks after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. President George W. Bush had declared “war” on terrorism. Our march toward war in Afghanistan and Iraq had […]