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Ritz: Clinton supports public education

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Superintendent for Public Instruction, Glenda Ritz, expects Hillary Clinton to change the educational conversation if the Democratic nominee is elected. Being a Democrat, Ritz said she will be supporting Clinton for the presidency and looks forward to the future of public education. “Well, I can tell you what’s it’s […]

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Life for Hoosier children improves in education, health

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — New data shows Indiana children are seeing improvements in health and education, but their economic well-being as well as family and community is decreasing. “There’s a lot of room for hopefulness in this year’s rankings and this data,” said Tami Silverman, president and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute. […]

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Gregg’s economic plan includes statewide pre-K, LGBT rights

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — John Gregg, Democratic candidate for governor, and runningmate Christina Hale shared their ideas in order to grow Indiana’s economy in a 35-point plan Monday. “The truth is Indiana’s economy is not doing as well as it could,” said Gregg. “and it’s not doing as nearly as well as it […]

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Children’s book about sharing wins Indiana early literacy award

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A children’s book about sharing, friendship and hats has won the second annual Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award. The Indiana State Library announced “Hooray for Hat!” written and illustrated by Brian Won as this year’s winner. “I am both thrilled and honored that ‘Hooray for Hat!’ received the Indiana […]

Commentary: Running, and maybe winning, ugly

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Commentary: Running, and maybe winning, ugly

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Now the fun begins. With Democrat John Gregg’s selection of Indiana Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, as his running mate, the rosters are set for this fall’s gubernatorial campaign. Gregg and Hale will be suiting up for the Democrats against the Republican incumbents, Gov. Mike Pence and Lt. Gov. Eric […]

Commentary: A teacher, a student and a place of refuge

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Commentary: A teacher, a student and a place of refuge

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When he was 9 years old, war came to Porkpa Tokpa’s front door. It was 1990. He lived then with his family in Liberia, which was then in the middle of the first of two civil wars that killed more than 500,000 people. Their house was right next to […]

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21st Century Scholars Program named after Bayh

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence has signed an executive order to change the name of the 21st Century Scholarship Program to honor former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh. The program will now be called the Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Program. Bayh, who served as the 46th governor of Indiana from 1989-1997, made […]

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Families drawn to hear Bill Clinton campaign

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters, including many families with small children, packed into a sweltering campaign office to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife. It was eight-year-old Reagan’s idea for her mom, Lynde Weiland, to drive them from Fishers and attend Tuesday’s event in Indianapolis. “We live […]

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Q&A: Meet Denny Worman, running for the fifth time for state representative

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — For the fifth time, Republican Denny Worman is running for state representative of […]

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Q&A: Meet Casey Cox, state representative running for re-election

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This story is a part of a question and answer series covering the Indiana primary. All candidates in this race have been invited to interview. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS — The House District 85 incumbent, Rep. Casey Cox, is running for re-election. Cox, […]

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