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Audit of all untested rape kits to start this fall

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate adopted a resolution on Wednesday that encourages the Indiana State Police audit of all untested sexual assault examination kits that exist across the state. Senate Resolution 55 looks to find out why there are sexual assault examination, or rape, kits that have DNA samples but have not […]

Airbnb bill back in limbo

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The fate of a short-term rentals bill hangs in the balance after legislators clashed over the legislation Wednesday. House Representatives voted on the measure, but progress was halted with a vote of 50-46. In order to pass, the bill would have needed just one more vote. If passed, House […]

Video: Secretary of State collects suits for Dress for Success

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Hoosiers warned to check insurance before severe weather strikes

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As weather warms up for the spring season, Hoosiers may want to double-check their insurance policies. Changing weather patterns in the spring and summer are more likely to cause severe weather, which can produce damage to your home. “We’re getting into the height of our severe weather season. April, […]

STEM schools recognized by state Department of Education

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education has recognized 10 schools across the state that have exemplary programs to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They are among 32 Indiana schools that have received STEM certifications, which means they have gone through a rigorous review process. Their programs demonstrate a […]

Commentary: Steve Goldsmith and simple wisdom

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Commentary: Steve Goldsmith and simple wisdom

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Steve Goldsmith says three words. “I was wrong.” He follows with another three. “They were right.” The former two-term mayor of Indianapolis and I are talking about historic preservation for an upcoming documentary. Goldsmith specifically is addressing clashes more than 20 years old over the development of Circle Centre […]

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Direct flights from Indy would boost economy, say business leaders

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Business leaders across the state are urging lawmakers to approve incentives for more direct international flights to Indianapolis, saying these flights will boost the region’s economy. In a letter to Sen. Luke Kenley, R-Noblesville, Hillenbrand, Eli Lilly, Cummins Inc. and 25 other Indiana businesses asked him in his role as […]