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Indiana and Chinese province celebrate 30-year partnership

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana and the Chinese province of Zhejiang approach the 30th anniversary of their partnership, Gov. Eric Holcomb renewed the agreement with Zhejiang Party Secretary Che Jun, who traveled from China to mark the occasion. “They chose our state because of our great business climate, our balanced budgets, our […]

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Type 2 diabetes on the rise, solutions are elusive

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly a decade ago, Indiana State Rep. Vanessa Summers walked into her doctor’s office for a regular check up. She left as a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic.     “I didn’t get scared until I was there for three hours,” said the Indianapolis Democrat. “He was trying to […]

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Navy Q&A yields insight into discovery of USS Indianapolis

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The USS Indianapolis sunk swiftly 72 years ago in the closing days of World War II, disappearing beneath the ocean in a mere 12 minutes. With the ship went all of its records, making it difficult to find the wreckage over the decades, said Dr. Richard Hulver, Naval History […]

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Crider announces run for Congress

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State Sen. Mike Crider, R-Greenfield, officially announced that he is a candidate for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Luke Messer. Messer, who currently holds the seat for Indiana’s 6th District, which stretches across 19 counties in Indiana from Muncie down to the […]

Commentary: Children, and the fleeing moments

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Commentary: Children, and the fleeing moments

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  DAVIDSON, North Carolina – Every step is a blur. My wife and I are moving our daughter, our first-born, into her college dormitory. The women in my life focus on unpacking and transforming this single room in an old building into a small home, while I devote my attention to tasks […]

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Small business owners say alcohol law reforms needed

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Many small business owners who sell alcohol say they struggle to interpret and operate under Indiana’s current alcohol laws. Doug Pendleton, who owns the Grapevine Cottage in Fishers and Zionsville, operates a gourmet food and wine shop. He said that he faces opposition from package liquor store owners who […]

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Keep gun license laws, police groups tell lawmakers

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana law enforcement officials are standing against a proposed measure that would eliminate the current handgun licensing process for Hoosier gun owners. Representatives from the Indiana State Police, the Indiana State Police Alliance and district departments asked lawmakers Tuesday to consider keeping the law in place at the first […]

Commentary: Tear down the relics of the Confederate past

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Commentary: Tear down the relics of the Confederate past

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com   I loved movies when I was a child, no doubt in part because when my dad didn’t want to see a film at our local theater my mom would take me. That’s how I ended up in a darkened theater watching “The Cardinal” and wondering when those lovely red […]

Commentary: A few thoughts on health care

Commentary: A few thoughts on health care

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  Although everyone is focused on Nazis and dead Confederate soldiers these days, the policy wonk of my brain is looking at health care reform. The U.S. Senate failed to come up with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. And while I have never been a big fan of Obamacare, I […]

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State Rep. Thomas Washburne departing General Assembly

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – After five years and a three-hour commute, state Rep. Thomas Washburne, R-Inglefield, is stepping away from politics after his term ends in 2018. Washburne said he is shifting his focus to his family, as living three hours away in the Evansville area has created its fair share of difficulties […]