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Lakeshore Update

Each week "Lakeshore Update" brings you news, talk, and information that you might have missed, but need to know. "Lakeshore Update" is posted each Friday, and is good through Monday morning, just in time for Morning Edition, at 6 AM. You can stream episodes here and make Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM your home station.

Latest Episodes
  • The public is invited to attend a hearing to address concerns about a proposal to nearly double water rates, the Portage Council is one step closer to deciding what projects will receive ARPA funding and there's a new dual-admissions partnership to with PNW and Ivy Tech Community College.
  • Monday, April 3, 2022 is the last day to register for the primary election, Hoosiers over the age of 50 are now eligible for a second COVID booster shot and oh what bundles of joy are arriving just in time for spring at Humane Indiana!
  • The $168 million Indiana Homeowners Assistance Fund is new accepting applications for homeowners struggling to stay current on their mortgage, public schools will soon be able to hire professionals without teaching experience under a new law and Dr. Pierre Atlas has an update on the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
  • There’s a new contract agreement between NIPSCO and the United Steelworkers union, Governor Eric Holcomb signed a new bill to address consent in Indiana’s rape law and Franciscan Health is linking up with its school partners to reduce the shortage of nursing professionals.
  • Governor Eric Holcomb offers a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Indiana’s public health emergency is officially over and the Daughters of the American Revolution, based in Valparaiso are hosting a the “Indiana Vietnam Veteran’s Gift” event at the Valparaiso Public Library.
  • There’s a regional partisan debate regarding the Russian invasion into Ukraine, a Senate committee effectively gutted the ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill keeping the permit requirement in place, and NIPSCO president Michael Hooper shares information about energy assistance programs available to help struggling families.
  • Steel maker Cleveland-Cliffs is set to pay $3 million in settlement for spill on Lake Michigan, Family and Social Services Administration has a plan it says would make it easier for Hoosiers to age at home and Paper is a new digital tutoring platform available to help give every student help whenever or wherever they need it.
  • Former Congressman Pete Visclosky has officially taken the helm as chairman of the Gary-Chicago International Airport Authority, caring for COVID patients has taken a huge emotional toll on doctors and rising food prices are causing everyone to rethink their next visit to the grocery store.
  • Construction will begin soon on the South Shore Line West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects, the 2022 Indiana legislative session is at the halfway point and Micah Pollak, Ph.D. shares the latest COVID-19 data affecting northwest Indiana.
  • The Indiana Fraternal Order of Police are seeking an apology from a Town of Merrillville councilman, two northwest Indiana lawmakers voted in support of a bill that would protect young human trafficking victims, and there's a big event coming up to help get kids immunized to protect them from serious illnesses.