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Video: Zoo’s youngest sea lions work with trainers daily

The Indianapolis Zoo's newest sea lions. from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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Video & story: Odd pair on cross-country charity trek make pit stop in Indy

Man walks through Indianapolis with his goat from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Steve Wescott and his goat, Leeroy Brown, have been on a three-year journey across the United States to help raise money for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Wescott and the goat launched their journey May 2, 2012, and […]

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State shuts key interstate ramp from I-65 to I-70 for bridge work

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A temporary shutdown of the northbound Interstate 65 ramp to westbound Interstate 70 will begin Wednesday so workers can rehabilitate two ramp bridges that are more than 40 years old. The ramp will be closed for roughly two months. Construction will include repairing the ramp bridges over Morris and […]

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Story & video: National Guard opens new headquarters building in Indy

Indiana National Guard unveils new headquarters facility from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana National Guard is opening the doors to a new joint force headquarters in Indianapolis. The facility is meant to provide workspace to more than 900 civilian and military personnel. Adjutant General R. Martin Umbarger said that […]

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Letter to the editor: Repeal of common construction wage law unnecessary

March 31, 2015 To the Editor: The legislation to repeal our state’s common construction wage law (House Bill 1019) is unnecessary and shortsighted. If one were planning to build a house, the prudent course of due diligence would be to research possible home builders, while the primary decision factors would be quality of workmanship and […]

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IUPUI stadium overhaul would replace proposed soccer project

By Andi TenBarge TheStathouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee on Tuesday approved a $20 million proposal to renovate an IUPUI track stadium into a permanent home for the Indy Eleven soccer team. The plan replaces legislation backed by the minor league soccer team and passed by the House that would have helped fund a new […]

Guest column: Republicans aren’t fixing what ails schools

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Guest column: Republicans aren’t fixing what ails schools

By Rep Greg Porter State representative The ink had barely dried on the biennial state budget approved by the Indiana House Republican supermajority when it was discovered that the school funding formula that the budget supposedly had “fixed” hadn’t been fixed at all. It turns out that flawed data involving the free and reduced lunch […]

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House passes stadium bill; Long says not a priority for Senate

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The House approved a bill Wednesday to help fund a stadium for the Indy Eleven soccer team, but the leader of the Senate said the legislation will not be a priority for that chamber. “I think it’s a little difficult to talk about helping getting a soccer stadium built when […]

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Regulators nix cost recovery for BlueIndy electric car program

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied a petition from Indiana Power and Light, which sought to recover $12.3 million to install charging stations for electric vehicles as part of the BlueIndy electric vehicle project. The decision could put the controversial project in jeopardy. In a meeting on Wednesday, the […]

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