Coronavirus, COVID-19

Get the latest on the global Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic as it impacts Northwest Indiana, the state, country, and globe. Bookmark this page as there will be several updates each day from Lakeshore Public Radio, IPB News, NPR, and the Associated Press.

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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.

Ivy Tech Community College

Today: Today: Noted Indiana economist-writer-speaker Morton Marcus is with us to talk about his recent "Eye on the Pie" columns that are published online and in print. Indiana University regional campuses and Ivy Tech Community College sign guaranteed admissions agreement. Ivy Tech Vice President of Academic Admissions, Dr. Russ Baker, joins us to talk about what that means for students across the state. And we revisit conversations about a teen advocate working to keep kids safe in Gary.

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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.

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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 nine additional confirmed deaths Monday, bringing the state’s total to 1,976. The state announced nearly 35,000 total confirmed cases, with nearly 266,000 Hoosiers tested.

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

NORTHWEST INDIANA - The Porter and LaPorte county fairs have been canceled because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fair manager Don Stoner told the "Times" the decision was made due to the risk involved and safety precautions that would have to be imposed.  He also doesn't believe with the social nature of the fair, being a time when friends get together, that social distancing would be possible.

The LaPorte County Fair, was scheduled for July 12-18 and is Indiana’s oldest county fair.

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The number of Hoosiers filing new applications for unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week, to 26,000. But since mid-March, over 700,000 workers have applied for unemployment.

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

Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on layoffs at the Blue Chip casino as well as White Lodging Services, more than a half-million registered Indiana voters plan to participate in Tuesday's primary election using a mail-in ballot — the highest number in state history, Brandon Smith reports Indiana will begin testing a new program next week that will allow some Hoosiers to use their SNAP benefits for grocery delivery and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Attorney Tony Walker about the free milk giveaway to Gary residents at the Genesis Convention Center… All of that,

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Dan Thystrup is the owner of Adventureglass and has been making paddle boats for about 25 years. They’re used in recreational parks all over the world.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 37 additional confirmed deaths Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 1,907. The state announced more than 33,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 242,000 Hoosiers tested.

Utilities Want to Recoup Losses During COVID From Customers

May 28, 2020

NORTHWEST INDIANA - NIPSCO and other investor-owned gas and electric utilities want to recoup revenue it lost during the COVID-19 pandemic from its customers.

The "Times" reports the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is going to review the utilities' request.

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John Suher Sr. has worked at Honeywell in South Bend for 23 years and is president of the UAW union for the plant. He told the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in a virtual press conference workers have been having "some major issues here with the company."

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

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The latest topics surrounding COVID-19 dominate this "Reporters' Roundtable." 

“Times” reporter joins us to talk about the stories he put out in print and online, including an update on the latest with massive layoffs at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City as well as White Lodging at its corporate headquarters in Merrillville. Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson talked to Karen Marlow-Kellemen, executive director of the Northwest Indiana Red Cross about a virtual version of its “Zero to Hero” program.

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