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Opioid epidemic gets $50 million treatment

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s opioid crisis has educators and lawmakers proposing cutting edge measures to the combat the growing problem. Indiana University is investing $50 million in a project to reduce addiction while Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, wants tougher criminal penalties. “We’re attacking this epidemic on all fronts,” said Gov. Eric Holcomb […]

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IKEA brings revenue, jobs to central Indiana

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — From comfy couches to colorful clocks, the country’s newest IKEA store offers thousands of items as well as a boost to central Indiana’s economy, bringing more jobs to the area and providing solar energy. “An average store generates $90 million revenue,” Richard Feinberg, professor of consumer science at […]

Commentary: Hypocrisy knows no boundaries

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Commentary: Hypocrisy knows no boundaries

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  It’s hard to imagine two people more different in politics and temperament than Tim Murphy and Harvey Weinstein. Murphy, the Republican congressman from Western Pennsylvania, carved himself a niche as a conservative anti-abortion Christian. As a member of the pro-life coalition in Congress he has voted consistently to limit access to […]

Video: IKEA lovers camp out before opening

Commentary: My opinion regarding opiods

Commentary: My opinion regarding opiods

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org A few years ago, my wife was involved in a major car accident. She was prescribed opioids to help her deal with the pain. Luckily, after years of being married to me, she knew how to deal with pain and instead sought alternative remedies because she did not want to take […]

Commentary: Behind the gates

Commentary: Behind the gates

By John Guy Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Howard died behind the gates— because of fear, the mindless apprehension causing Indianapolis neighborhoods to retain private security firms and developers to build million-dollar gate houses. Howard’s story is 80 percent true, 20 percent exaggeration. He lived in a south Florida high rise, near the top, the 18th floor. […]