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South Central Indiana is facing several barriers to economic growth including a lack of high-skilled workers. We’ll discuss local officials’ plans to fill in the gaps and boost the region’s economy.

Educators are seeking ways to get parents more involved. We explain what’s holding students and their parents back.

And it’s been more than 25 years since an Indiana University professor made a major medical breakthrough.

These stories and a look at this week’s top headlines right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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