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Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut dies at 84, remembered for turning “India-No-Place” into “India-Show-Place”

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com CHEVY CHASE, Maryland — Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut passed away Saturday evening after years of battling throat cancer and congestive heart failure. “On behalf of our family, I would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. It was a real gift to Bill […]

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U.S. Conference of Mayors closes out with Libertarian Gary Johnson

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Thirteen minutes was all it took for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to deliver his campaign message Monday on why he thinks America’s mayors should stand with him this election season. Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico, accepted the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ invitation to speak at this year’s […]

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Get to know one of America’s youngest mayors: South Bend’s Pete Buttigieg

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Pete Buttigieg, 34, has done it all, but as the young mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg continues to work toward one goal before the end of his term: achieving success. In an interview, Buttigieg gives all the details of what his time as a two-term mayor has entailed, […]

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Former Indy Mayor Bill Hudnut recognized for contributions to tourism

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III is being recognized for his long-standing contributions made to the tourism and business sectors of the Hoosier capital. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced Hudnut is this year’s recipient of the 2015 Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership […]

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Hogsett to step down as US attorney; speculation begins about Indy mayoral run

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced his resignation from the post Monday after serving four years as prosecutor for the federal court’s Southern District of Indiana. “It has been an honor to serve in this office for the last four years because I have had the privilege to do so […]

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Analysis: Ballard earned his win

By John Krull The Statehouse File A year ago, Greg Ballard stood poised on the edge of defeat in the mayor’s race. The David Bissard case made it seem as if the police were out of control and managing law enforcement was an issue – in fact, perhaps the only specific issue – the Republican […]

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Poll: Ballard leads in Indy mayoral race

By Lauren Casey The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard led his Democratic challenger Melina Kennedy by double-digits roughly one week before Tuesday’s election. Ballard topped Kennedy 44 percent to 33 percent in a WISH-TV/Franklin College poll.  The Libertarian candidate, Chris Bowen, had 2 percent of the vote in the poll. About 400 […]