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State Health Commissioner Kris Box has for weeks been urging people in high-risk populations – those 65 and older or with underlying health conditions – to get tested for COVID-19.

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Child care is an essential service for many families, and some providers have been forced to close by the pandemic while others worry about what future demand will look like as businesses begin reopening their doors.

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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 48 additional confirmed deaths on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,764. The state announced nearly 30,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 203,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

MUNSTER - Indiana State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon is highly concerned about the future of womens' access to contraceptives.  She says women's health is being used as a political football and as a tool to enable President Trump to keep his promises to his
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Four Indianapolis residents have filed a lawsuit trying to get Attorney General Curtis Hill permanently ousted from his position.

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After six weeks of steep declines, the number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits in Indiana remained largely unchanged last week. That’s based on data released Thursday by the Department of Labor.

Hunting In Indiana Is Up During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has seen an increase in hunting licenses recently, likely due to “Stay-At-Home” orders and unemployment from COVID-19. It's the first time license sales have been up in several years. 

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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 Indiana can’t test every nursing home resident and employee by next week, as the White House recommends. 

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

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Thursday is the last day for Hoosiers to request a vote-by-mail ballot for this year's primary.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 38 additional confirmed deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,716. The state announced more than 29,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 195,000 Hoosiers tested.

GARY-An Indiana State Trooper clocked someone in a silver Chevrolet going 94 miles per hour on 80/94 Tuesday evening.  

Public Information Officer Sergeant Glen Fifield says the man was spotted at around 10:40 in the evening. An officer was able catch up to the vehicle, which was swerving and making unsafe lane movements.

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

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Indiana is moving forward early to the next stage of its plan to relax COVID-19 restrictions. Stage 3 of the governor’s “Back On Track” timeline will now begin Friday for all but three counties statewide.

That next stage – originally set to begin May 24 – allows gyms, fitness centers, community pools, campgrounds and tennis and basketball courts to open within social distancing restrictions and sanitation guidelines.

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Economists say the coronavirus pandemic has caused some farmers to rethink their planting season. Purdue University agricultural economists updated their 2020 economic outlook Friday during a webinar.

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Today: Kathy Shoaf is a former nurse and the owner of a travel agency catering to clients with special needs. She joins us to discuss the travel industry during the time of the coronavirus pandemic as well share her plans to help fulfill experiences of a lifetime for her clients.  We revisit a conversation with Bishop Robert McClory, the new bishop for the Diocese of Gary. He was ordained and installed earlier this year in a liturgy in Gary. And, we bring you another edition of Green Fleet Radio.  

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 57 additional confirmed deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,678. The state announced more than 28,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 189,000 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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Plans are in the works at the Valparaiso Parks Department to bring back adult and youth sports leagues.  They were canceled due to COVID-19.  The details of how the department is going to keep it safe are still being worked out but it's already been established that the traditional post-game handshake is canceled.

The "Times" reports there was a conference call scheduled Tuesday with park officials across the state to discuss how to safely proceed.

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

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Starting this week, families whose children receive free or reduced lunch at school will receive additional SNAP benefits, or food stamps. 

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The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says it’s disappointed the governor’s office has not decided to implement a work share program. It’s a common system in other states that lets workers keep jobs while accessing some unemployment benefits.

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Indiana expects to collect less money from the state lottery this fiscal year than it budgeted for. But the projected shortfall isn’t as bad as some state officials feared.

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Aaliyah Stewart, a 19 year old Merrillville teen is looking to build a youth center in her native Gary. She is the founder of ASW Foundation, an organization she started following the tragic murders of her two brothers Anthony White, Jr and James Anderson at ages 16 and 20 respectively. “Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte recently spoke with her about her goal to raise $50,000 to rehabilitate a building and open the center by this fall.

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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 14 additional confirmed deaths on Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,621. The state announced more than 28,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 184,000 Hoosiers tested.

NORTHWEST INDIANA - Access to contraceptives in Indiana could be up for grabs and State Representative Mara Candelaria Reardon, a Democrat from Munster, is worried.

Candelaria Reardon expressed concern after the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing arguments in Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania as a consolidated case.

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