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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.

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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 Governor’s Workforce Cabinet is partnering with a non-profit to provide workers with information about the state’s Workforce Ready grants for job certifications. It’s the first step in a multi-agency job recovery plan the state is calling “Rapid Recovery For A Better Future.”

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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.

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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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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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The total revenue generated by the state in April is nearly 50 percent less than projected. The state’s budget director says, it’s hard to predict what might happen in May. 

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's latest guidance on emergency relief money for K-12 schools has education leaders puzzled. The U.S. Department of Education's recent directive means private schools will get a larger share of emergency aid funding – while low-income schools will get less.

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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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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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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 31 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,295. The state announced more than 22,500 total confirmed cases, with nearly 125,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Just under 44,000 Hoosiers filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week. While that number declines, the Department of Workforce Development is still struggling to handle high call volumes. 

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

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Because some businesses have shut down due to COVID-19, states in the central part of the country are using less energy. That likely means cleaner air from utilities. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 51 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,264. The state announced nearly 22,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 120,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he fully supports county and local governments delaying worship services in the state, following Marion and Monroe counties extending their “Stay-At-Home” orders. 

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The state’s COVID-19 testing partnership with OptumServe Health Services launched Wednesday at 20 sites across the state. 

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NORTHWEST INDIANA - Spero Batistatos, President and CEO of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, says Governor Eric Holcomb's plan to reopen Indiana is very clear and easily understood and his organization intends to follow that plan.  But he does wish casinos were addressed more in the plan.

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Closing schools during a pandemic is a complicated decision, but so is opening them back up to students and staff. And while the state has yet to decide when and how K-12 schools can bring people back to campuses, state leaders are looking at key considerations for next school year.

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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 62 additional confirmed deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,213. The state announced more than 21,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 115,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Many Indiana schools are waiting for answers even after Gov. Eric Holcomb rolled out his plan for reopening the state.

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