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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 […]

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Job fair opens doors for unemployed, underemployed

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For some Hoosiers, job searches come easy. For others, that’s not always the case. For Maurice Nichols, 45, of Indianapolis, it’s the latter. “It’s been rough,” he said. “I don’t know. I’ve had interviews. I guess I don’t do the interviews right or something.”  Nichols, a truck driver for […]

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Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana Democrats are questioning the president’s motives. “There are serious questions about the president’s decision to dismiss Director Comey while he was at the center of one of the most important FBI investigations in recent memory,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly […]

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Fair connects youth to mentorships, job opportunities

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Enthusiastic teens with smiles on their faces walked through Central Library in downtown Indianapolis as they explored the fourth annual Youth Opportunities Fair Monday. Developed by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat who represents much of Indianapolis, the fair is a chance for the young people to get their […]

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Pence sworn in as vice president

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people filled the nation’s capital to witness the 58th Presidential Inauguration, including many Hoosiers. Sarah King, of Indianapolis, traveled to Washington, D.C. to be present for her fourth presidential inauguration. She said the atmosphere of inauguration day is why she plans to attend every four […]

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A look back at the Democratic National Convention

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Now that the conventions are over, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will battle for next three months for one prize — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As Clinton and her running mate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, hit the campaign trail in Pennsylvania next week, take a look […]

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Indiana delegates call for stricter security following DNC leaks

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — For several years, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, has stressed the importance of cybersecurity on a national level. Now, Carson is pushing more than ever for stricter security after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails were published on Wikileaks Friday. After leaked emails appeared to reveal Democratic party officials’ […]

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Carson joins House sit-in, demanding vote on gun control measures

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joined Democrats in Washington as they staged a sit-in to protest to push for movement on gun control. “My colleagues & I have had enough,” Carson posted on Twitter Wednesday. “We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun […]

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Indiana Democrats already moving on to November

By Sarah Ramon and Annie Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democrats were already looking to November as the May primary results rolled in Tuesday night. Dozens gathered to share food, laughs and celebration at the IBEW Local 481 for the Marion County Democratic Party Watch Party. “This event is to celebrate the victories of the […]

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Packed crowd rallies for Hillary Clinton victory in Indiana

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Dozens of voters had to be turned away from a packed political rally Sunday as the Democratic presidential front runner, Hillary Clinton, worked to stir up excitement before Tuesday’s primary. Chants such as “We believe she will win” and “It’s time for a woman in the White House” broke […]

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