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30 Laws in 30 Days: Indiana Housing First Program to provide homes for mentally ill, addicted people

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – Through salvaged bikes and acoustic guitar, Billy Young is starting to feel like his old self. “That’s who I was before everything happened,” he said. […]

Commentary: A day it rained

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Commentary: A day it rained

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It rained the day we wed. Twenty years ago, we planned to exchange our vows outside in a park. But the skies opened and an early summer rain fell, like a blessing, so we moved the ceremony to the tent where we had planned to have the reception. The […]

Commentary: Congress’ approach to health care is reckless

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Commentary: Congress’ approach to health care is reckless

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”  Congress and the president remind me of […]

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Hoosier author explores presidential campaign cycles in Indiana

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many probably don’t remember the presidential campaigns of southern segregationist, George Wallace. Fewer will remember that he drew numerous votes and support in his campaigns through Indiana in 1964, 1968 and 1972. “Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama” by Andrew Stoner delves into the influences […]

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Holcomb puts the best of the best STEM students on his team

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Holding their new blue and gold letter jackets, four top high school graduates stood with the governor as their jackets spelled out “STEM.” These students are a part of the Gov. Eric Holcomb’s first STEM team. They are the elite among Indiana’s students in science, technology, engineering and math. […]

Commentary: JFK, as he was

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Commentary: JFK, as he was

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some years ago, John F. Kennedy’s family had a wish. They wanted Americans to commemorate JFK’s birth rather than his death. It was an understandable desire. For them, John Kennedy wasn’t a statue or a figure in a museum. He was a husband, a father, a brother, an uncle. […]

Commentary: DeVos shows us what vouchers are

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Commentary: DeVos shows us what vouchers are

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just rendered a valuable public service. She lifted the curtain on school vouchers and made clear exactly what this system of using taxpayer funds to pay for private and religious schools is. It’s a way for some parents, particularly bigots, to get taxpayers to […]

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Making the difficult transition from home to assisted living easier

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com​ FRANKLIN, Ind. – Rick Mosbaugh has been a fan of the Pacers since he was young — back when they were in the American Basketball Association and before they built an arena. He watches all the Pacers games at Morning Pointe Assisted Living, where he is a resident. Mosbaugh was diagnosed […]

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Statehouse Market kicks off summer season

  By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Food truck season is upon us once again. Thursday marked opening day for the Statehouse Market, which runs every Thursday through Oct. 5. The Statehouse Market is an organization that looks to promote healthy eating habits while supporting local famers and businesses. The market is on its sixth […]

Video: Statehouse Market returns for 6th season

 

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