COVID-19

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 26 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,508. The state announced more than 26,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 160,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Hoosiers By The Numbers

A little more than 30,000 Hoosiers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the economic impact of COVID-19 drags on. That adds to the quarter of a million people who continue to get unemployment benefits from the state.

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

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

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 38 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,482. The state announced more than 25,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 154,000 Hoosiers tested.

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An estimated 186,000 Hoosiers have or had COVID-19. That number is from initial results of a statewide study by the Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

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

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

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 33 additional confirmed deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,444. The state announced more than 25,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 150,000 Hoosiers tested.

Portland General Electric

Several gas and electric utilities in Indiana are seeking financial relief due to COVID-19. But consumer advocates worry this could make energy bills even higher for people who are currently struggling to pay bills during the crisis. 

Several gas and electric utilities in Indiana are seeking financial relief due to COVID-19. But consumer advocates worry this could make energy bills even higher for people who are currently struggling to pay bills during the crisis. 

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Farmer sentiment dropped for a second month in a row in April bringing the Ag Economy Barometer down to levels last seen in 2016. The coronavirus pandemic has caused Indiana livestock and crop farmers to face oversupply issues.

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

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State Health Commissioner Kris Box says information gathered by the state contact tracing call center remains private.

Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics

Indiana University Northwest, and the Center for Economic and Education and Research (CEER) at Indiana University Northwest, will host a free webinar exploring the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Micah Pollak, associate professor of economics at IU Northwest and director of CEER, has convened six panelists from a variety of areas to discuss the wide-ranging impact of the pandemic and the state’s response on the region.

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

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 32 additional confirmed deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,411. The state announced more than 24,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 146,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

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Schools are still learning what new Title IX regulations handed down from U.S. Department of Education last week mean for them as they continue dealing with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules revamp and clarify policies focused on when and how schools handle claims of sexual harassment or assault on campus. 

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Many workers concerned about their health as businesses reopen will lose their unemployment benefits when called back to work. There are exceptions, but they’ll be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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RJ Griffith, the founder of the organization Positive Vibes Only launched a #AGoodDayToColor coloring contest to keep kids engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest is free to enter and four winners will be chosen. Participants can submit entries through June 1, 2020. For a complete list of the details visit rjgriffith.com.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 51 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,379. The state announced more than 24,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 140,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box is reminding Hoosiers of the importance of following COVID-19 safety precautions as “Stay-At-Home” restrictions are lifted across the state.

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

GARY - Many Indiana counties are in the process of reopening but Lake County is one of three that is staying behind.  Also holding off is the city of Gary. 

Michael Gonzalez, Communications Director for the city of Gary says Mayor Jerome Prince has decided to push Gary's reopening out a little further to enable city administration to monitor the rate of new Coronavirus cases in the city.

Gonzalez says city operations will return on May 18th and businesses will be able to reopen also on May 18th under certain restrictions that are still to be released by the city.  

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

NORTHWEST INDIANA- Leaders in the travel and tourism industry in the Region are looking forward to Indiana's reopening.  Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talked with Spero Batistatos, President and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, about the reopening plan.

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

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Some fear the stress of social isolation, historic unemployment and health fears during the pandemic threatens our mental health. Dozens of national organizations raised concerns to Congress that the U.S. is unprepared to handle what may be a mental health crisis.

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A recent report from Gallup and Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation says workers with certifications have more stable and fulfilling jobs. Lumina says that insight could help inform the state’s re-employment services during the pandemic.

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Ford bringing back two shifts of workers to its the Chicago Assembly Plant as it starts resuming production, Tyson Foods meatpacking plant in Logansport has resumed limited operations, the Indianapolis police department provided updates following two fatal police involved shootings, Eric Weddle reports on the challenges special education students face by school building closures  and Chris Nolte has a conversation with US Congressman Pete Visclosky. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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