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Sanders rallies for jobs, condemns violence at Indy event

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rain could not stop thousands of Hoosiers from kicking off their week with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, on Monument Circle. The former presidential candidate launched his multi-state “Pickup Tour” in Indianapolis Monday afternoon with a focus on jobs and the economy. Sanders is hosting the tour in conjunction […]

Commentary: How the other half lives – not

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Commentary: How the other half lives – not

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Apparently, it is hard and costly work being a champion of the little guy. USA Today reports that the Secret Service already has blown through most of the entire salary, overtime and expense budget it had allocated for protecting the president of the United States and his family. The […]

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Holcomb to lead new trade mission to Japan

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  Gov. Eric Holcomb, business leaders and economic development officials will travel overseas next month to Japan to encourage investment and trade. “The cultural and economic ties between Indiana and Japan are storied and strong,” Holcomb said in a statement. “With more than 280 Japanese businesses operating in Indiana today, the […]

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Donnelly announces re-election campaign in Anderson

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A passionate crowd of Democrats made their way to the United Auto Workers building in Anderson Monday where they cheered on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly as he announced his run for a second term. “The American tradition is to make sure that, as a nation, we give a chance […]

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State Fair attendance up, but short of record

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  The 2017 Indiana State Fair themed “The Wonderful World of Food” drew more than 900,000 visitors. State Fair officials said the 906,732 fairgoers were a 24 percent increase from 2016. But it fell short of the all-time high of 978,000 fairgoers in 2013. “Celebrating ‘The Wonderful World of Food’ gave […]

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Want to fly after 2020? Get a new secure ID

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If you’re planning to fly in the U.S. after 2020, you might need to upgrade your driver’s license. Earlier this year, the federal government mandated that as of October 2020, people will be required to have secure identification, called Real ID, to board commercial airplanes, travel on Amtrak trains and enter […]

Commentary: Those we carry with us

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Commentary: Those we carry with us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  THE KNOBS, Indiana – Memories and stories buzz around my head like flies. I stand in a cemetery tucked back in the hills between Salem and Scottsburg. The gravestones, a dozen rows deep, stretch the length of a football field. Many tilt with age. Some are more than 200 years old. […]

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New database to track hate based-incidents and crimes

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A project has been launched to create a database to track hate crimes and hate-based incidents across Indiana. The Central Indiana Alliance Against Hate announced the new Tracking Hate Database on Thursday morning at the inaugural Indiana Response to Hate Conference. The event, attended by around 200 people, focused on combatting and addressing […]

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State Fair officials hope for big turnout on final weekend

By Christian Sullivan  TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With dry weather and some sunny skies expected for the weekend, officials are hoping for a big turnout in this final weekend of the Indiana State Fair. As another state fair wraps up, good weather and relatively mild temperatures are what separates this year’s event from the 2016 fair. […]

Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

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Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s like watching a spinning top wobble on the edge of a table. The question isn’t whether it will fall, but how far, in what direction and how much damage will be done when it does. President Donald Trump’s response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstrate that […]