COVID-19

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 21 additional confirmed deaths since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,469. The state announced more than 46,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 496,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The Indiana Broadcaster's Association provides the latest updates on coronavirus as it impacts Hoosiers.

During these trying times, we’ve been restricting the amount of guests we have in the Lakeshore studios. However recently, we’ve been lucky enough, with the proper precautions, to have Chef Nick Back in the studio. Chef Nick got a chance to talk on the phone to touch base with a few fooderies and alcohol establishments, and how they are dealing with Covid. 

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The state of Indiana is launching a public service campaign to urge Hoosiers to wear a mask when in public to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Indiana will largely press pause on its reopening plan instead of moving to the final phase this weekend.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 21 additional confirmed deaths since Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,448. The state announced more than 45,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 484,000 Hoosiers tested.

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CHESTERTON - The National Park Service made the announcement Monday that it's canceling it's Aviation Day program for 2020.  In addition, it is canceling all its major events through the fall.

Park Ranger and Public Information Officer Bruce Rowe for Indiana Dunes National Park explains.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 33 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 2,427. The state announced nearly 45,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 470,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 27 additional confirmed deaths since Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,377. The state announced nearly 43,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 426,000 Hoosiers tested.

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As Indiana’s economy reopens, many companies are ending the extra pay they offered essential workers during the shutdown, but one labor union is asking an Indiana-based poultry processor to bring hazard pay back.

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Indiana’s unemployment rate fell more than 5 percent in May according to data released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. However, the same report revised April’s rate upwards from what was already a record high. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 23 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 2,350. The state announced more than 42,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 412,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 39 additional confirmed deaths since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,304. The state announced more than 41,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 384,000 Hoosiers tested.

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As state officials work to figure out how to address tax revenue losses due to COVID-19, local governments are facing shortfalls of their own.

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The spread of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down in Indiana – that’s according to the latest results in a statewide study of the virus, led by the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 25 additional confirmed deaths since Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,265. The state announced more than 40,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 363,000 Hoosiers tested.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Gary Mayor Jerome Prince’s plans to sign an executive order this to establish a police reform commission that will propose meaningful changes to the city's police department, Indiana is moving into Phase 4 of Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan and Chris Nolte has a conversation with representatives from the Lake Area United Way as well as the American Red Cross about a request for Lake County residents to report flooding or sewage damage due to the recent storms.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 40 additional confirmed deaths since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,198. The state announced more than 38,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 327,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Indiana will enter the next stage of its reopening plan Friday, June 12, a couple days early.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 37 additional confirmed deaths since Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,158. The state announced more than 38,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 315,000 Hoosiers tested.

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School leaders and educators are still figuring out what the state's latest guidance on how to reopen buildings means for them. Many worry about how to pay for some of the changes, and whether or not all of them will be needed – or possible – in different parts of the state.

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Hoosiers whose jobs were affected by COVID-19 could get access to some help with utility costs.

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Today: Lake County residents affected by recent flooding or sewage damage due to recent storms are encouraged to fill out a Disaster Intake/Assessment Form. American Red Cross Executive Director Kristin Marlow-Kellerman along with Lake Area United Way Vice President, Community Impact Andrea Proulx Buinicki join us to tell us how the data collected will help FEMA assess the need for the county.  June marks the mid-way point of 2020 and there were a lot of unanticipated events that have impacted the economy.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 43 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 2,121. The state announced more than 37,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 304,000 Hoosiers tested.

TODAY ON OFF MIC Less than two weeks ago no one knew George Floyd’s name. Today the world knows it and America deals with another incident of a black man killed at the hands of police. Civil unrest in large cities and small towns has put the pandemic on the back burner. Raw emotions were on display at demonstrations this week here in Northwest Indiana. We talk to the winner of Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Indiana’s first congressional district race, and will there be any baseball this year?

During these trying times, we’ve been restricting the amount of guests we have in the Lakeshore studios. However recently, we’ve been lucky enough, with the proper precautions, to have Chef Nick Back in the studio. Chef Nick got a chance to talk on the phone to touch base with a few fooderies and alcohol establishments, and how they are dealing with Covid. 

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Today: “Times” reporter Dan Carden  joins us to talk about the stories he put out in print and online, including an update on primary elections. Julian Marsh, Executive Director of the Gary Housing Authority joins us to discuss the collaboration with FAITH Community Development Center to spearhead the COVID-19 Food Relief Initiative. The drive-up food giveaway will take place every Thursday in June.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 10 additional confirmed deaths Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 2,032. The state announced more than 35,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 278,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Indiana announced Wednesday it will test all nursing home staff for COVID-19 over the next month.

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The state says it will issue new guidance to nursing homes to allow family and friends to do in-person, outdoor visits with residents.

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