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Statehouse Market kicks off summer season

  By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Food truck season is upon us once again. Thursday marked opening day for the Statehouse Market, which runs every Thursday through Oct. 5. The Statehouse Market is an organization that looks to promote healthy eating habits while supporting local famers and businesses. The market is on its sixth […]

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Summer study committee to take a closer look at alcohol laws

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Unworkable, unpredictable and unreasonable is how Speaker of the House Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, described Indiana’s alcohol laws Thursday in a legislative council meeting. The council met to discuss and approve the upcoming summer study committees. The committees meet to take an in-depth look at different topics that were discussed […]

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Stay safe and reduce costs as temps rise

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Higher temperatures across the state can lead to serious health complications and higher electric bills. While Hoosiers cannot control the weather, residents can take steps to stay safe and better manage electricity use and its cost. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief […]

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Pence announces disaster loans made available to 27 flood-damaged counties

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Residents in 27 counties will have an opportunity to apply for low-interest disaster loans to help them get back on their feet after flooding caused extensive damage in some parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Mike Pence announced Wednesday the loans were made available by the U.S. Small […]

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Habitat for Humanity raises the stakes for annual State Fair build

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Construction is underway at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on two brand new homes that will go to two families in need. Greater Indianapolis Habitat for Humanity had made it an annual event. They build qualified first time homeowners a brand new house but this year volunteers are kicking it […]

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Extreme summer temps call for extra precautions

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As temperatures this weekend climb into the 90s, the Division of Homeland Security is warning people to pay close attention to their health. Children, the elderly and people with chronic health conditions are especially at risk in unusually high temperatures. Homeland Security is reminding citizens that health emergencies can quickly […]

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Commentary: Those lazy – but not so hazy – summer days

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com It’s been a quiet week in Indiana. The weather was unseasonable cool for August. None of the humidity people have come to expect and loathe this time of year. Highs in the 70’s and low 80’s for almost two weeks, people didn’t know what to do. For most people, the cool […]

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GO: Eagle Creek ropes course provides high-flying thrills

GO: A high-ropes and zipline adventure in Indianapolis from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.   By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…guy on a zip line? Go Ape Location: Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Activities: High ropes and zip line course Website: goape.com/zip-line/indiana-eagle-creek-park Price: $55 for adults with 10 percent discounts for […]