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Coming up on Indiana Newsdesk, opioids kill more people each year than car accidents. Indiana University is putting $50 million towards an effort to combat addiction. Ahead a look at the goals of the initiative and how the university plans to achieve them.

We travel to a rural Indiana community where tourism is almost as valuable to the local economy as agriculture. Take a visit to Parke County as organizers prepare for the covered bridge festival and millions of visitors.

And why are dental students taking jewelry making classes?

Those stories plus the latest headlines from across the state Friday at 6 p.m. on Indiana Newsdesk.

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Covered Bridge Festival Helps Rural IN County Survive The Year

Two million people will flood Parke County for the largest covered bridge festival in the U.S. That’s a half million more than attend the Indianapolis 500.

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The 'Responding to the Addictions Crisis' initiative is part of the university’s bicentennial Grand Challenges Program.

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Watch ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Working Teens, Senior Food Insecurity

The teen balancing act between work and future careers. We take a look at food insecurity and seniors. And we talk with an expert about gun reform.

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More and more senior citizens are facing hunger, and unlike the rest of the population things have not improved for them since the great recession.

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