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Contest urges young people to steer clear of distracted driving

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The winners of Indiana’s “Drive Now, TXT L8R” campaign social media contest were announced Tuesday. “Drive Now, TXT L8R” is a social media contest that was started in 2014 following a spike in accidents related to texting and driving. The goal is to raise awareness of all forms of […]

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Numerous communities plan to participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers will be able to safely get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs this weekend. This Saturday is National Prescription Take-Back Day, which is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The program is designed to encourage people to dispose of old prescription drugs in a way that endangers neither […]

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Study reveals lack of data and underreporting make it difficult to stop sexual violence against minors

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new study reveals a shocking number of Hoosier minors will experience sexual assault before they turn 18 and Indiana isn’t equipped to curb the problem thanks to underreporting and a lack of data. “Previous studies have called for creating some process and some repository for aggregating this data […]

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Drivers can’t use phones in cars til they turn 21 under new law

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Every day, Marissa Osowski has a 30-minute commute to work. On her drive home, she used to fill that half hour talking on her cell phone to her friends or boyfriend. That made the commute feel a little shorter and less boring. Now, the 18-year-old’s daily phone call is […]

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Zoeller calls on FDA to protect youth from e-cigs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney General Greg Zoeller is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include and prohibit e-cigarettes under the Tobacco Control Act to protect youth from the addiction and adverse health effects of nicotine. This plea is a result of growing concern as more Hoosier youths have access to […]

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Summer job outlook seems good for teens

Summer employment presents unique opportunity for Hoosier teens from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With sunny skies and no classes, summer is the season many high school and college students look forward to the most. However, improvements in the economy could result in more Indiana teens taking advantage of new summer […]

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Video & story: Senate sends lifeline expansion to governor

Indiana lawmakers act to expand Lifeline Law from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate sent legislation to the governor Thursday that would expand the state’s Lifeline Law to give immunity to minors who are crime victims or witnesses even if they’ve been drinking. Senate Bill 227 is meant in part […]

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Video & story: Ban on teen tanning heads to governor

Indiana General Assembly votes to ban teens under 16 from tanning from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – New restrictions on teen tanning are one step from becoming law after legislation passed the Indiana Senate and moved to the governor on Thursday. Senate Bill 50, authored by Sen. Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, bans […]

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Video: House passes ban on teen tanning

Indiana House passes tanning ban from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.