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Indiana Dunes heading for a change in name only

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one step closer to being called Indiana Dunes National Park. “Designating the dunes as a national park would give the area the recognition it deserves, attracting more visitors and helping further grow the economy in northwest Indiana,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, said in […]

Commentary: Looking for those Lugar Republicans

Commentary: Looking for those Lugar Republicans

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Since we are now six months away from the May primary and a year away from the general election, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the U.S. Senate race.  I’ve spent the past few weeks talking to various sources around the state to get […]

Commentary: Tragedy, in the most human terms

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Commentary: Tragedy, in the most human terms

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Life would be much easier if tragedy fit itself into tidy packages. Unfortunately, tragedy often is every bit as complicated and messy as life and death are. That’s the situation regarding the death of Aaron Bailey, the unarmed black man who was shot by two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department […]

Commentary: Tax reform and a rigged system

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Commentary: Tax reform and a rigged system

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  While all eyes were on the Mueller indictments and the unfolding Trump-Russia scandal, Congress was quietly and steadily working on a plan that promises tax cuts, jobs and prosperity for all. You have probably heard all about it if you have spent more than 10 minutes watching television this fall. A […]

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I-65/I-465 bridge work nearing completion

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite cold weather and rain, construction on the I-65 ramp to westbound I-465 has been completed and is now open to traffic. “Weather always impacts construction whether we’re talking spring rains or now where we’re getting into the November rains,” said Nathan Riggs, media relations director for the Indiana […]

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Health Department leads push for diabetes awareness

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Every 21 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes, which is why the Indiana State Department of Health is encouraging Hoosiers to take precautions against the deadly disease during November, National Diabetes Month. “Diabetes is a serious and potentially life-threatening illness, but there are ways you can prevent or delay […]

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