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Hoosiers urged to exercise caution when using fireworks

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Independence Day is traditionally one of the loudest holidays of the year across the nation but it can also be one of the most dangerous. “Hoosiers using fireworks this summer need to be both safe and legal when doing so,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson in a statement. […]

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Protecting pets this Fourth of July

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Remi, a 7-year-old West Highland Terrier Poodle mix, is one of many dogs that will not enjoy the Fourth of July. “Remi has seen fireworks,” said Jessi Dickerson, Remi’s owner, “and it was not a pleasant experience for him.” Dickerson, a Greenwood resident, said Remi has incredibly high anxiety […]

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Gas tax hike starts in time for Fourth of July weekend

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — More than a million Hoosiers are expected to travel this Fourth of July weekend and those hitting the road will be paying more at the pump. Indiana’s gas tax will increase ten cents a gallon under House Enrolled Act 1002, which goes into effect Saturday. The tax will jump […]

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INDOT warning weekend commuters to stay informed, plan for extra travel time

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy Fourth of July weekend due to lower gas prices and the holiday falling on a Monday this year. INDOT is urging drivers to stay informed of road conditions, plan for extra travel time and to drive safely. Construction projects throughout […]

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State urges Hoosiers to use safe practices when setting off fireworks

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— In advance of Fourth of July festivities, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is asking Hoosiers to use fireworks responsibly. “Having more knowledge on fireworks safety and taking smart precautions when handling fireworks can lead to safer celebrations,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson in a statement. “Fireworks make the […]

Commentary: The Fourth and our family quarrel for the ages

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Commentary: The Fourth and our family quarrel for the ages

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Somehow, it is fitting that we Americans are having, as we approach the Fourth of July holiday, another national discussion about our bedrock principles. Freedom. Equality. Justice. Like so many of our debates, this one resembles a family quarrel. And, like many family arguments, this one, in different forms, […]