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Commentary: Guns and common sense

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Commentary: Guns and common sense

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rifle Association and its foot soldiers don’t let a little thing like a mass outpouring of grief cloud their vision or divert them from their mission. That’s why, just hours after the gun-related carnage in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which at least 59 people died and another […]

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School accountability grades see a minor increase in As

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 school accountability grades show a subtle improvement from the previous year In the grades released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Education, almost 25 percent of school improved one or more letter grades. Nearly 6 percent of schools improved their letter grades to an A. Overall, 62 percent […]

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The search for the food desert solution

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thousands of Hoosiers don’t have a way to go get healthy food, but lawmakers are working to bring healthy food to them instead. “We are really excited about hopefully bringing more food to more people living in urban and rural areas,” Sen. John Ruckelshaus, R-Indianapolis, said following Wednesday’s Interim […]

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Rally-goers say gerrymandering hurts democracy

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — For 30 years, Edna Parkinson has supported the Republican Party as a fiscal conservative who was pro-life and believed in limited government. Yet despite her staunch Republican background, Parkinson said she does not like seeing a large majority of right-leaning lawmakers in the House and Senate. “To me, not […]

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Upstart tech company to create more than 250 new jobs

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — A year ago Brent Oakley’s idea for a business was just taking shape. Now he expects to create 250 more tech jobs in central Indiana by 2020. Fuzic, founded in 2016 in Fishers, provides location-based businesses with a way to create music playlists and audio announcements with a […]

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Hoosier lawmakers offer condolences after Las Vegas shooting

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of the lives lost in the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Gov. Eric Holcomb has directed the flags to be lowered until sunset on Friday. More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 were injured during Jason Aldean’s show at a […]

Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

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Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe we need a wall. That’s what I find myself thinking in these sad hours after the tragedy in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, an act of carnage in which more than 50 people were killed and hundreds of others injured. I’m not talking about […]

Commentary: People kill people, but access to guns makes killing too easy

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Commentary: People kill people, but access to guns makes killing too easy

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  The National Rifle Association is absolutely right about one thing: Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. That gun sitting on a shelf, in a safe or in a case at your local gun shop isn’t any more dangerous than the baseball that sits in a corner at my home. Guns, […]