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Holcomb off to fast start, pardons Keith Cooper, declares East Chicago lead emergency

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb marked his first month in office by pardoning a man who spent nearly a decade in prison for an armed robbery he did not commit. Holcomb on Thursday issued a pardon to Keith Cooper, of Elkhart, who was convicted of the robbery in 1997 and subsequently […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Earl Harris Jr., continuing the family tradition

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly-elected members of Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS – Continuing on the Harris political legacy, Sen. Earl Harris Jr., D-East Chicago, plans to spark economic development and education, not only in his hometown, […]

Commentary: It is raining in East Chicago

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Commentary: It is raining in East Chicago

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com I was introduced to the legacy of the late Warren Bennis this week. The innovative scholar on leadership has written that leaders are people who do the right thing, and managers are people who do things right. Mayors, governors and presidents need to be good at both. And one problem with […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for people to “come together in peace”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, issued a statement about the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on behalf of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus. The shooting late Wednesday evening claimed the lives of nine people partaking in a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. “We find […]