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30 Laws in 30 Days: War memorials in disrepair to be impacted by new law

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The Cass County Memorial Center is a shell of what it once was. The building, built in the early 1860s as a mansion and turned into […]

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Walmart offers grants to nonprofit organizations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Walmart Foundation will accept grant applications from Hoosier nonprofit organizations for its State Giving Program beginning on Aug. 29. The foundation will award grants between $25,000 and $200,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations that help underserved populations. The grant will fund programs that focus on hunger relief and healthy eating, career […]

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Attorney General urges caution when donating to help Orlando victims

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be careful as they offer aid to Orlando victims—particularly when it comes to donating money. Early Sunday morning, a gunman entered a bar and opened fire killing and injuring more than four dozen people. The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting […]

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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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Indiana, other states settle with alleged scam cancer groups

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller – along with attorneys general and state law enforcement partners from around the country – announced a settlement with four fundraising organizations accused of scamming millions of dollars from consumers. A federal complaint alleges that Cancer Funds of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support […]

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Arc training hotel to be named after Carl Erskine, Steve Green

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A hospitality training institute for people with disabilities will open next January in Muncie with a new name. The Erskine Green Training Institute will provide vocational training for jobs in the hotel, food service and healthcare industries. The Arc of Indiana Foundation, a group that advocates for people with development […]