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Campaign to curb sex trafficking during Memorial Weekend launches in Indy

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With less than two weeks until the 100th running of the Indiaapolis 500, the state is taking steps to curb sex trafficking with an effort called Not Buying It. “Indiana’s Not Buying It shares the message that commercial sex is not harmless; it is serious, dangerous and leads to the […]

Commentary: When the heart is an oval

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Commentary: When the heart is an oval

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Centuries of history sit around me. I’m in the Old Timers Room at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway talking for a radio show with famed track historian Donald Davidson, race announcer Paul Page and Ron McQueeney, the IMS’s chief photographer for 35 years. The Old Timers Room is just off […]

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Exception to Sunday alcohol sales ban could be made for Indy 500

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — This year race fans might be able to take home a keepsake bottle of alcohol from the Indianapolis 500. Legislation allowing Sunday carryout sales during the 100th running of the race is headed to the governor’s desk for approval. Tuesday the bill passed the House 89-6. Rep. Sean Eberhart, R-Shelbyville, […]

Commentary: Still the greatest spectacle in racing

Commentary: Still the greatest spectacle in racing

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com  ESPN Classic has been broadcasting old Indianapolis 500s this week. The other day I found myself watching the 1977 race. One of the broadcasters, Jim McKay I think, pointed out that an estimated 200,000 spectators attended Pole Day qualifying that year. This year an estimated 25,000 people attended Pole Day. There […]