Indiana

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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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The four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for attorney general made pitches to state party delegates Thursday in a virtual convention broadcast. The in-person convention was canceled this year due to COVID-19.

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Hoosiers protected under the DACA program and their advocates across the state are celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision to prevent the government from ending it. But their happiness is tempered by the lack of action towards permanent legal protection for the roughly 10,000 Indiana residents.

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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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Almost 100 workers in Indiana drove laps around the Statehouse as part of a national Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice. It’s sponsored by labor unions across the state and led by the AFL-CIO.

Weinzapfel Is Democrats' Nominee For Attorney General

Jun 18, 2020
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Former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel is the Indiana Democrats’ nominee for attorney general.

Vectren Plans To Go 60 Percent Renewable Energy By 2025

Jun 18, 2020
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In the next five years, the Indiana utility Vectren will make a huge shift toward renewable energy and away from coal. That’s according to the utility’s latest 20-year plan. 

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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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Indiana fiscal officials expect the state to fall between $3 to 4 billion short of its current two-year state budget.

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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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The state wants to know where recycling could use a boost in Indiana. The Department of Environmental Management plans to conduct a statewide recycling study. 

LAKE COUNTY -  The Lake County elections board has declared the results of the June 2nd primary now official.  It was an election held in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic creating extra challenges.

The "Times" reports the board, made up of five Democrats and five Republicans, met Thursday to decide whether to include in the final tally, any of more than 50 provisional and emergency paper ballots cast June 2.

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Indiana hopes to at least double its COVID-19 testing capacity in the next month through a new partnership between the state, Eli Lilly and the Indiana Hospital Association.

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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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Career and Technical Education programs across the state are preparing to offer in-person classes to high school students in July. It could be the first time students take classes in a school building since the pandemic began.

Indiana Casinos Get Green Light From State To Reopen

Jun 9, 2020
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Indiana’s casinos have been given the green light to reopen after COVID-19 shut them down for nearly three months.

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A survey of farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after dropping substantially the last two months. Most respondents are still concerned about profitability due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

How Racism, Health Disparities Harm Black Americans

Jun 4, 2020
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Demonstrations are flaring up across the country to protest the deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police. They’re also calling attention to broader inequalities. One of those areas—health disparities—kills Black Americans in massive numbers.

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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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Despite worries about COVID-19's impact on the economy, voters appear to be supporting funding proposals from school corporations across Indiana. Unofficial results show 16 out of the 18 school funding referendum measures passing. 

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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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More than a dozen school districts are seeking voter approval for referendum funding during today's primary election, and leaders and school officials say the pandemic has changed how they talk about their proposals.

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A total of 2,022 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, one month after Indiana began reopening businesses. State officials say their analysis of the data still supports reopening. 

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

Hoosiers shouldn’t expect full results the night of Indiana’s primary election like usual.

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

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