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New crisis intervention team could be example for Indiana law enforcement

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metro Police Department is launching a pilot program, designed to help assess the mental or behavioral state of individuals in a crisis, that could serve as a model for other communities across the state. A team, including a police officer, a paramedic and a clinician, will work to de-escalate situations […]

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Indiana’s one-stop online business portal hits milestone

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — INBiz, Indiana’s online portal for registering and managing business, has reached a new milestone of 200,000 active users as of July 31. INBiz helps new businesses get properly registered and help already existing businesses stay up-to-date. Business owners can handle a variety of state and local reporting requirements in one […]

Commentary: Trump’s team isn’t the big problem

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Commentary: Trump’s team isn’t the big problem

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may have the toughest job around. Somehow, Kelly must instill professionalism and discipline into a president and his staff who believe those qualities are for sissies. This will be no easy task. But it’s clearly necessary. Even Karl Rove – the […]

Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Our teens are tired. Nearly 8 in 10 Indiana high school students sleep less than the recommended eight hours on school nights. Yet adequate sleep is an integral part of healthy development and consequences of adolescent sleep deprivation are well-documented. Parents can take steps to ensure teens get the […]

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Hoosier leaders have mixed responses to failed Obamacare vote

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republicans in Congress are scrambling to regroup after a vote that would have repealed parts of the health care law failed to pass in the U.S. Senate early Friday morning.  The bill failed in a 51-49 vote with Indiana’s senators voting along party lines. Republican Sen. Todd Young voted […]

Commentary:  A third-rate reality TV show

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Commentary: A third-rate reality TV show

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, this is what a demolition derby without cars looks like. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is running the executive branch of the world’s oldest and most powerful republic as if it were a third-tier reality TV show. Senior administration officials – Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, […]

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Indiana fire marshal shuts down amusement ride after Ohio tragedy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s fire marshal has directed all Fire Ball amusement rides to be immediately taken out of service after a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. One person was killed and several others were injured at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday when the Fire Ball ride malfunctioned. Before the fire […]

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Holcomb appoints first ever secretary of career connections and talent

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – New position in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s cabinet is designed to connect Hoosiers with employers.  “We are also, very, well aware of this silver tsunami that is coming our way with so many baby boomers retiring over the next decade,” Holcomb said. “We have to be prepared to fill all […]

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Millions of dollars in unclaimed property waits to be reunited with Hoosiers

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has more than $460 million in unclaimed property and state officials say they could have money or items that belong to you. The Office of the Attorney General held the first “Indiana Unclaimed Day on Monument Circle” on Thursday and reunited Hoosiers with nearly $27,000. The unclaimed property […]

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Health officials investigate spike in whooping cough cases

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Hoosiers need to be wary of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, after an increase in cases across the state. In the first half of 2017, 136 cases of pertussis have been already confirmed in Indiana. That is more than twice the cases the state saw in the same period of […]

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