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Lawmakers hope ‘baby boxes’ will aid distressed mothers

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Distressed mothers soon could have the option of anonymously dropping off their newborns in box designed to shelter the child until help can arrive. “Often times the little children are in a basket wrapped in blankets on steps of a church or a local fire station. The mothers care […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Meth fires to be considered a crime

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – Currently in Indiana starting a meth-related fire is not a crime, but that’s about to change. Indiana repeatedly has ranked first in the nation for […]

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Bill aimed at increasing HPV vaccines defeated by House

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican-controlled House has killed a controversial measure that aimed to boost HPV vaccination rates in order to reduce the prevalence of cervical and other cancers in Indiana. Rep. Ed Clere on failed HPV vaccine bill Supporters say the bill – which did not require anyone to actually get […]

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Meet Rep. Martin Carbaugh, fulfilling a life-long goal.

By Darian Eswine TheStatehouseFile.com This story is part of a series of Q&As with newly elected members of the Indiana House and Senate. INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Martin Carbaugh, R-Fort Wayne, first gained interest in politics by discussing Talk Radio with his grandpa. That interest soon grew into a drive to be a lawmaker. Now that […]