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Indiana State Fair honors long-time volunteers with lifetime passes

Haley Carney TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Mary Alice Collins has made a yearly appearance at the Indiana State Fair since 1955, competing with her baked goods and winning thousands of ribbons for her pies, cakes, breads, cookies, and so much more. In 2015, she suffered septic shock, losing all ten of her fingers and both of her legs. […]

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Erosion taking a toll at Indiana Dunes as beachfronts erode

By Lacey Watt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—From 2011 to 2018, Indiana’s beaches along Lake Michigan have shrunk to the point where overlooks and trails no longer lead to beaches, but only eroded land and high waters. That erosion is threatening one of Indiana’s most beautiful resources and biggest tourist attractions as the waters of Lake Michigan eat […]

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Statehouse fountain gets long awaited repairs

By Brandon Barger TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A long-dormant fountain in the plaza at the rear of the Indiana Statehouse will once again spring to life as repairs are currently underway for a mid-August return. The fountain was originally the centerpiece of the bicentennial plaza built by then-Gov. Mike Pence in 2016. The fountain includes jets that shoot […]

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Commentary: Honoring women in Indiana? Set it in stone

By Mary Beth Schneider TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—I’ve spent a lot of years in the Indiana Statehouse, but paid more attention to the living beings there than the stone replicas of Hoosiers past. Only recently did I notice that women and minorities are, to say the least, underrepresented. That’s true of today’s lawmakers, too. But only the […]