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Commentary: Of vulgarities, and what makes America great

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Commentary: Of vulgarities, and what makes America great

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The late Bill Hudnut, a four-term Republican mayor of Indianapolis, had a marvelous saying. “You don’t make yourself taller,” Hudnut used to say, “by cutting someone else down.” I’ve been thinking about Hudnut’s words in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s reported dismissal of other nations as “s***holes.” As […]

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Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut dies at 84, remembered for turning “India-No-Place” into “India-Show-Place”

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com CHEVY CHASE, Maryland — Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut passed away Saturday evening after years of battling throat cancer and congestive heart failure. “On behalf of our family, I would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. It was a real gift to Bill […]

Commentary: Bill Hudnut and the great heart that built a city

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Commentary: Bill Hudnut and the great heart that built a city

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s fitting, I suppose, that it was Bill Hudnut’s heart that gave out at the end. He asked an awful lot of that heart of his. He gave so freely of it, wearing it not just on his sleeve, but on his face, in his smile, on his back, […]

Commentary: Bill Hudnut’s valediction forbidding mourning

By William H. Hudnut III TheStatehouseFile.com One cannot choose how one finishes the race, only how one runs it. I would not have chosen a long, slow slide into complete heart failure, but I tried to cope with it with “gaiety, courage and a quiet mind,” to borrow from my mother who in turn was […]

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Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut recognized for contributions to tourism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III is being recognized for his long-standing contributions made to the tourism and business sectors of the Hoosier capital. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced Hudnut is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership […]

Commentary: Bill Hudnut and things that matter

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Commentary: Bill Hudnut and things that matter

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com CHEVY CHASE, Maryland – Bill Hudnut is in a mellow mood. We’re sitting in the sun room of his home in this Washington, D.C., suburb. It’s a lovely place, a 90-year-old house with a small pond stocked with fish at the side. In the afternoons, Hudnut says, he likes to sit […]

Commentary: Bill Hudnut and the power of community

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Commentary: Bill Hudnut and the power of community

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Long ago, as we chatted in the back of a van between stops in his doomed campaign to become Indiana secretary of state, then Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut called up a quote from memory. “The birth of a child,” Hudnut said in his inimitable full-throated voice, “is God’s vote […]

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Commentary: Joe Hogsett and lessons learned

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Joe Hogsett says there’s an experience that would teach most politicians something. Losing an election. “The sun still comes up,” the onetime Indiana secretary of state, former U.S. attorney and current Democratic candidate for mayor of Indianapolis says as we talk in a radio studio. Hogsett says the natural […]

Commentary: Bill Hudnut and Indianapolis, a love story

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Commentary: Bill Hudnut and Indianapolis, a love story

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bill Hudnut says he needs a haircut. The longest-serving mayor in the history of Indianapolis arches an impish eyebrow in the direction of my deforested scalp. “You see, John, I still need to visit a barber,” he says, eyes twinkling. The jest is vintage Hudnut – quick-witted, endearing and […]