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FFA blue and gold dominates downtown Indy

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The streets of Indianapolis are running blue for the National Future Farmers of America Convention, which started Wednesday and will wrap up on Saturday. “We were given books to get signatures from every state,” said FFA member Tripp Johnson, whose signature blue and gold jacket was emblazoned with his […]

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Gen Con helps Hoosier turn hobby into business

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — When Gen Con starts Thursday, Tom Anders will be in a small booth surrounded by hundreds of dice and 3-D miniatures that he’s created with the opportunity to reach thousands of customers. Anders owns Impact! Miniatures, a business he runs out of his home in Fishers. Creating miniatures […]

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Record numbers expected at this year’s Gen Con

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – “The best four days in gaming” has returned to Indianapolis for the 14th time, and this year Gen Con expects to break records. “After 13 years of hosting Gen Con, it’s clear that Indy gets Gen Con and Gen Con gets Indy,” Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy, […]

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Racing to a victory: Indy sees tourism spike for 500

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When the green flag drops at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, there will be 350,000 race fans to witness the 100th running of the Indy 500. For Dillon Kaller, 24, it’s surreal to experience the Indy 500 festivities in person for the first time. Although Kaller is from […]

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Is RFRA in the rearview?

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — Despite the national attention surrounding the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act during last year’s the NCAA men’s Final Four, many visitors during this year’s women’s tournament felt comfortable in the city. Nearly 30,000 people came to Indianapolis for the tournament, including Steven Van Fleet who traveled from Connecticut to see […]

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Video: National NRA Convention opens in Indianapolis Friday

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