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

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Indiana has its first confirmed case of a new condition known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

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The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is facing a class action lawsuit over who can get reimbursed for cleaning up leaking underground gas tanks through a state fund.

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Today:  Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate Woody Myers is a third-generation Hoosier, a physician, as well as the former Indiana State Health Commissioner. He recently announced that former State Representative Linda Lawson, who served Northwest Indiana in the legislature for 20 years, is his running mate. They join us to discuss their campaign ahead of the primary election.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 57 additional confirmed deaths over the weekend, bringing the state’s total to 1,607. The state announced more than 27,500 total confirmed cases, with more than 177,000 Hoosiers tested.

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The Indiana Economic Development Corporation says 10,000 packages of personal protective equipment have been delivered to small businesses in the state. 

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Dr. Woody Myers and former Rep. Linda Lawson are effusive in their praise for each other as they begin to campaign as the Indiana Democrats’ gubernatorial ticket.

Tradewinds

MERRILLVILLE - An organization that offers a variety of services for individuals with disabilities is looking for sewing machine operators to produce personal protective equipment for local healthcare workers and first responders.

Lynn Strohl, Director of Industries for Tradewinds in Merrillville says the idea to produce PPEs came from community need.

 Strohl says from one week Tradewinds went from idea, to prototype to actually getting gowns and masks to first responders and the community.  

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Christopher has been struggling with addiction since he was 14. He uses heroin, and he says things have been hard since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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The COVID-19 crisis disrupted life for everyone. But it's a unique challenge for those battling addiction. In-person meetings are often an essential part of the recovery process. Those in the recovery community are finding new ways to meet those needs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Employees from five casinos rallied in Indianapolis Friday, forming a “car caravan” around the Statehouse and Monument Circle. They urged lawmakers not to allow casinos to reopen until they’re given affordable health care and can ensure safety.

Racial Disparity Task Force To Meet On COVID-19

May 15, 2020
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A legislative task force will meet for the first time on May 18 to examine why COVID-19 is hitting African-American communities harder than the rest of the state.

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The Department of Workforce Development has paid out $1.4 billion in unemployment benefits since March, with about $440 million coming from the state. Meanwhile, the agency is still dealing with high call volumes and many unresolved claims.

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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 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.

GRIFFITH - The Griffith School Board announced a plan last month to close a local elementary school.  But many residents have concerns over the closure and have reached out to the Griffith Town Council for help.

Council President Rick Ryfa told the "Times" that the council has never been contacted more in 12 years on one particular topic.  The council is now enabling the citizens to be heard by the school board through the council.   

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Members of the Indiana 2020 Two-Way asked us how different places of worship and religious organizations are approaching reopening in-person services. To join, text “elections” to 73224.

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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A bill that would provide workplace accommodations for expectant mothers will not be part of lawmakers’ summer study session. In response, many policy groups across the state say they are disappointed with the legislature.

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

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Teacher compensation was shaping up to be a hot ticket policy item for lawmakers in 2021, after thousands of educators flooded the Statehouse six months ago to highlight teachers' and public schools' financial needs. 

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“Post-Tribune” reporters Meredith Colias-Pete and Carole Carlson share the latest in healthcare and education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Foster Success is an organization for that provides educational, financial and social support to foster care youth. President and CEO Dr. Maggie Stevens says education outcomes for foster youth are going in the wrong direction. We revisit a conversation with Indiana Gaming Insight - Political Insight editor Ed Feigenbaum sheds light on  questions regarding when the casino industry might reopen.

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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.

GARY- The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is now part of the UPS air network and air shipment operations are expected to begin later this year.

The "Times" reports the airport entered into an agreement with UPS on Wednesday.
It comes with 14,000 square feet of office space for UPS in the airport’s passenger terminal and a 150,000 square foot ramp with space to park two Airbus A300s.

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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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Indiana continues to see a decline in the percentage of high school graduates going to college. 

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Utility companies will soon be allowed to resume disconnections for unpaid bills. The state’s consumer advocate group is asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to continue protections for people unemployed due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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The Indiana Department of Education is rejecting the latest guidance from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about how to share emergency school funding with private schools, after it spurred pushback from education leaders at all levels. 

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

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