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Video: Summer Food Service Program expands to parks

 

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The Children’s Museum encourages kids to get moving

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Families can expect to see big changes coming to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – and the changes are intended to excite Hoosier kids about an active and healthy lifestyle. The Children’s Museum unveiled plans June 29 to build a $35 million outdoor and indoor sports experience. The 7.5 […]

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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 […]

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Video: Students chase fireflies to state capitol

 

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SOTs: Concussions

Micheal Duerson /Brother of former NFL player Dave Duerson [:20] “Going down to the 5th grade and monitoring these students is very important not only because it affects them academically or their ability to play on the field but in my case …it’s affecting me in my golden years.” Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson / Bill […]

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Rotunda lights up during annual tree lighting ceremony at Statehouse

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 300 students filled the Statehouse Friday to help with the annual tree lighting ceremony with Gov. Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence. “The experiences and memories we create year after year during this annual holiday tradition are ones which the governor and I have come to cherish,” […]

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ISDH: Johnson County does not have a cancer cluster

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN— State health officials told community members and local families of cancer victims gathered at Franklin Community High School Monday evening that the local water supply isn’t causing children to develop cancer. “The ISDH (Indiana State Department of Health) can confirm there is no pediatric cancer cluster in Johnson County,” Deputy […]

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First lady and others kick off month celebrating adoption

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to imagine wanting to bear children but not being able to. First Lady Karen Pence experienced this hardship firsthand. For a long time before having their children, the Pences were listed with an adoption agency. One day, Pence received a call about a young girl who was […]

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State allocates $3.5 million for services to pregnant women, new moms

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Monday the state has entered into a year-long contract with Real Alternatives to provide free pregnancy and parenting services. “After seeing the success of the Real Alternatives pilot program in northern Indiana, the importance of expanding the contract statewide became clear,” Pence said in a media […]

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Department of Education announces income guidelines for free and reduced lunch

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the school year ramps for students around the state, the Department of Education has announced the guidelines for free and reduced lunch. It’s part of the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs. Students whose families qualify under federal guidelines may receive free or reduced price meals […]

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