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Commentary: When faith shook the world

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Commentary: When faith shook the world

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The conversation focuses on a moment in history that split half the world and set souls on fire. We’re talking about the Reformation, which will be 500 years old on Oct. 31. The Rev. Nathan Wilson, Father Rick Ginther, Robert Saler and I talk over the air about the […]

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One editor leaves, another comes in

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Indiana – A change is coming to TheStatehouseFile.com, the award-winning news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. Executive Editor Rachel Hoffmeyer will leave to take a position as Digital Communications Director for Gov. Eric Holcomb. Veteran and award-winning editor and reporter Janet Williams will become TheStatehouseFile.com’s next executive editor. Hoffmeyer’s […]

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Rising water costs tax Hoosiers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Water prices are steadily rising for Hoosiers because of over usage and old infrastructure, which causes leaks, water conservation advocates said Wednesday. “The impact is so significant because water is a basic necessity of life,” said Kerwin Olsen, executive director of the Citizens Action Coalition. “We need to figure […]

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Governor, first lady get flu shot

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled up his sleeve Tuesday to get his flu shots part of a gubernatorial tradition. “That wasn’t too bad,” Holcomb said after getting his shot. “Now let’s hope I don’t have to play basketball for a few days because my arm is for sure going to […]

Commentary: Real patriotism is respecting the sacrifices of those who serve

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Commentary: Real patriotism is respecting the sacrifices of those who serve

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Eighty-nine years ago this month in a hospital 300 miles from home a shell-shocked World War I veteran died. The man, only 35 years old, left behind a wife and four children, all under age 6. He wasn’t counted among the 53,000 American soldiers killed in the bloody conflict, but his […]

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State partners with nonprofit to boost internet access in Indiana schools

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is partnering with EducationSuperHighway, a nonprofit organization committed to removing roadblocks to internet access for schools, to give all Hoosier students high-speed internet in the classroom. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Dr. Jennifer McCormick, superintendent of public instruction, and Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway, gathered at Blue and Gold Academy […]

Commentary: Donald Trump and a lost gentleman’s art

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Commentary: Donald Trump and a lost gentleman’s art

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Elton John said it best. “Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” he sang several decades ago, but it still seems true. As the depressing saga of President Donald Trump’s pointless feud with the widow of a fallen solider and the congresswoman who is close to the soldier’s family […]

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Free help for filling out federal student aid paperwork

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Students can now apply for federal student aid, and the Student Financial Aid Association will be available to help with the process on College Goal Sunday. Financial aid professionals will offer free FAFSA filing assistance at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at 39 locations throughout the state starting. Volunteers will […]

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Indiana WIC launches mobile app to help clients

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new app has been launched for the Indiana Women, Infants and Children program that will make it easier for clients to access nutritious food and other health benefits. “We are excited to see that WIC clients within our seven-county pilot downloaded the app more than 1,000 times in the […]

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Lack of reliable internet leaves rural Hoosiers in the dark

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In southeastern Indiana in the middle of miles of cornfields is a long stretch of road that is home to students, laborers and farmers, but lacks one necessity of the 21st century – access to efficient internet service. “It’s very frustrating not having the internet because it limits what […]