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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development provided updates Wednesday about how the federal CARES Act has changed unemployment insurance benefits.

DWD Chief of Staff Josh Richardson says the agency’s IT staff still need more time to build an electronic system to open up benefits for self-employed people and workers with limited work history.

Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks at a podium.

The governor will be accompanied by State Health Commissioner Kristina Box. Here's where to watch, follow and listen, starting at 2:30 p.m. EST:

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The agency also found there was no clear policy established by the district for school bus drivers to follow in determining when it was safe to signal students to cross a roadway.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, left, and U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) hold a video press conference to discuss expanded telehealth funding in the federal CARES Act.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Brendan Carr say telehealth services can soon be expanded with money from the third phase of federal COVID-19 relief.

Flags for General Motors and UAW fly on a flagpole.

GM is planning to start production of the ventilators in Kokomo next week, eventually hitting a rate of 10,000 per month.

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Here's are four things IU Legal Services' Stacee Williams says students who choose to move everything from their leased property and do not plan to return should do.

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There are now 60 Monroe County residents who have tested positive for the virus. Four hundred and nine total tests and zero deaths have been reported by the state in the county. 

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As of noon Monday, six people in three different Indiana Department of Corrections facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

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The Lilly Insulin Value Program covers most insulins made by the drug maker and is available to those with or without insurance.

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On Tuesday night, the Bloomington City Council approved a plan to allocate $2 million from the city’s food and beverage tax fund to help local businesses.

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IU Health is coordinating the availability, but rooms at IUPUI’s University Tower are also being offered to Eskenazi Health, the VA hospital, and the Marion County Health Department.

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Several restaurants have laid off many of their employees because of lost revenue from dine-in services.

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An MCCSC news release says the district's final day of instruction will now be Thursday, May 7. Originally, MCCSC's last day of school was scheduled for May 22.

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Indiana first awarded the local road funding grants in 2016. Larger counties, cities and towns must match 50 percent of the money the state sends, while smaller communities only have to come up with 25 percent.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an educational program aired on Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations.

A new initiative between the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations aims to connect educational shows and programs to the state's real academic standards.

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In the same way people who rent apartments are unlikely to invest in them, studies show farmers who rent land are less likely to do conservation practices. 

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The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District will restart recycling services this week under Governor Eric Holcomb’s extended stay-at-home order.

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The 34 new deaths reported Tuesday were the largest number the Indiana State Department of Health has reported to date in its daily pandemic updates, following 24 deaths the state agency reported last Friday.

A man adjusts the One America sign in downtown Indianapolis. It usually displays a pun, but the message shortly before the governor's address reads: "Although father apart, we're all in this together."

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced an extension of his “Stay-At-Home” order for Indiana Monday. While there are new restrictions across the state, there are a number of things you can do and businesses that can stay open. 

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The Harvest GP is set to run Saturday, Oct. 3, towards the end of the 2020 racing season.

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Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields on Sunday identified the man as Donald Francis.

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The Department of Workforce Development still has no deadline for when unemployment benefits, authorized by federal law, will reach self-employed Hoosiers.

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Indiana Farm Bureau members will have another health care option available to them for next year.

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Many Hoosiers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits will see a temporary increase in the amount they receive starting this month.

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The rural community’s lack of internet connectivity is a problem for Brown County Schools eLearning days.

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In addition to the 11 dead at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in Anderson, three workers there have been hospitalized, including two in critical condition,

Two Cummins employees work on a machine at the Seymour plant.

Companies across the U.S. are furloughing and firing workers in response to cuts in profits from the coronavirus pandemic. One Indiana-based company is taking pay cuts at all levels.

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Spencer Pride president Jonathan Balash cited the spread of the novel coronavirus as too dangerous to hold the festival in June and says they are hoping to reschedule for this fall.

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Tens of thousands of Hoosiers lost their jobs due to measures that help prevent COVID-19. The sheer amount and speed of layoffs are putting enormous strain on the unemployment insurance system.

The exterior of the Seminary Square Kroger in Bloomington.

Kroger will begin restricting the number of customers allowed in stores to half of the buildings’ total occupant capacity, according to a Monday news release from the company.

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Essential retail businesses – grocery stores, supermarkets, gas stations, hardware stores, pet stores – can stay open. But they must limit their customers to help observe social distancing guidelines.

Monroe County Airport Receives FAA Grant To Improve Taxiway

The Monroe County Airport will remain open during the coronavirus pandemic because the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) main concern is that airports stay safe and open to the public.

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Monroe County’s social distancing rating of A- last week was affected by Bloomington’s large student population and a lag in data, according Spencer Hays, the director of the Indiana Statistical Consulting Center at IU.

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Monday was supposed to be the voter registration deadline for Indiana’s primary election. But COVID-19 changed all that.

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With 536 new cases confirmed, the total number of Indiana residents known to have the coronavirus has risen to 4,944, the Indiana State Department of Health said.

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The coronavirus crisis has had a big impact on Indiana 211, the phone and text service that connects Hoosiers with resources was swamped last month with calls.

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