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U.S. Attorney General heard how Indy faith group fights violent crime

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up on the west side of Indianapolis, Darryl Jones could either be found on the streets getting into trouble or in jail. “Once upon a time, I was one of these kids, never doing the right things,” Jones said. “So I want to help.” Jones can still be […]

Commentary: The NFL’s Opportunity to Stand

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Commentary: The NFL’s Opportunity to Stand

By Attorney General Curtis Hill Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The right to protest doesn’t necessarily mean that the protest is right. While the NFL kneeling saga continues, it is becoming less clear what the kneeling is about. When it began last season, the kneeling was a protest against alleged police brutality and the incidence of blacks […]

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3.8 million Hoosiers affected by Equifax breach

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Following a recent data breach, all Hoosiers are advised to check their credit score to ensure their personal information is safe. Equifax, a company that checks credit reports and scores, released Thursday that a data breach occurred between mid-May and July, causing 143 million Americans to have their information […]

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Hoosiers help Hurricane Harvey victims

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Hurricane Harvey tears through Houston and the surrounding areas, Hoosiers 1,000 miles away are working to help those in need. From sending food care packages to helping people escape their flooded homes, some Hoosiers are helping in anyway they can. Harvey is said to be one of the […]

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Attorney general wants to cut crime by spreading coalition’s model

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to reduce crime across the state, Attorney General Curtis Hill is launching a program to help cities replicate a successful crime-reduction model. Hill is partnering the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based organization geared toward fighting crime. Members of the coalition take part in peace walks […]

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Rokita enters 2018 Senate race to ‘defeat the elite’

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Chants of “Joe must go” filled the air on the Statehouse lawn Wednesday morning when U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita announced his bid for Sen. Joe Donnelly’s hotly contested U.S. Senate seat. “Indiana needs a conservative senator who has our values,” Rokita said. “Indiana needs a senator who votes on […]

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Millions of dollars in unclaimed property waits to be reunited with Hoosiers

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana has more than $460 million in unclaimed property and state officials say they could have money or items that belong to you. The Office of the Attorney General held the first “Indiana Unclaimed Day on Monument Circle” on Thursday and reunited Hoosiers with nearly $27,000. The unclaimed property […]

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Attorney General advises to be on the lookout for IRS scams

Staff Report   TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers need to be on the lookout for potential scammers posing as the Internal Revenue Service. The Office of the Attorney General and the Consumer Protection Division said the office is still receiving complaints of IRS phone scams even after the conclusion of tax season. Potential scammers will pose as […]

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30 laws in 30 days: State cleans up definition of pyramid scheme and toughens penalty

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — The state is beefing up the possible fine for an illegal pyramid scheme violation from the current fine of $500 to $10,000. The new law goes into […]

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Rental home market attractive to scammers ahead of the Indy 500

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, many Hoosiers are preparing their homes for visitors and listing rooms for rent on sites such as Airbnb and Craigslist. But with the money-making opportunity comes a greater risk of becoming the victim of potential scams. Indiana Attorney General […]

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