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Survey of educators shows support for cursive writing

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cursive writing may no longer be a skill of the past if state Sen. Jean Leising’s bill to mandate that dying art in Indiana schools gets a hearing in the House of Representatives. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, […]

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Program helps low-income Hoosiers keep warm this winter

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As chillier weather arrives, some Hoosiers have to make the decision between warming their homes or putting food on the table. “It’s often comes down to making that choice in the winter,” said Jessica Di Santo, director of communications for United Way of Central Indiana. But through the Low […]

Commentary: Trump, as the walls start to close

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Commentary: Trump, as the walls start to close

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The dominoes have begun to fall. The news that two campaign aides for President Donald Trump had been indicted and that another had entered a guilty plea – along with an agreement to cooperate with investigators – had the feel of the first shots fired in what’s likely to […]

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New Jersey governor speaks out against opioids

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As a presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie walked into an event in New Hampshire where he met a family whose story would later make a difference for thousands of Americans nationwide. “They came to tell me they were touched by a video I put out against opioids […]

Commentary: What makes a pro a pro

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Commentary: What makes a pro a pro

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Forty years ago, I lost my amateur status. My local newspaper hired me to write weekend sports stories. I drove around Indiana in a 1974 Ford Maverick, traveling from one high school football or basketball game to another. I arrived at the field or court early, set out some […]

Commentary: Hissy fits and smoke screens aren’t a defense strategy

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Commentary: Hissy fits and smoke screens aren’t a defense strategy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – By now, Russian leader Vladimir Putin must be convinced we Americans are a nation of morons. The evidence that Putin sought to influence the 2016 presidential election is compelling. That fact ought to demand a strong response, one asserting our determination to conduct our own affairs. Instead, we have […]

Commentary: My cold beer conspiracy

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Commentary: My cold beer conspiracy

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Growing up as a kid on the south side of Chicago, you got a pretty good education when it comes to the street hustle, notably if you ever played the old shell game. That’s the game where you place a ball under one of three cups, move the cups around, and […]

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Mother urges participation in Drug Take Back Day

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Holding a brown, cylinder bottle, Shadonna Mills walks into the Indiana Government Center eager to get rid of what’s inside. “Twenty-eight pills,” she said, shaking her head. “Twenty-eight pills and he only needed 13.” Mills’ son, Gerry, had his wisdom teeth removed — a surgery about 3.5 million people […]

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FFA blue and gold dominates downtown Indy

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The streets of Indianapolis are running blue for the National Future Farmers of America Convention, which started Wednesday and will wrap up on Saturday. “We were given books to get signatures from every state,” said FFA member Tripp Johnson, whose signature blue and gold jacket was emblazoned with his […]

Video: National FFA Convention takes over Indy

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