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Libertarian candidate for governor Donald Rainwater

The latest on who can sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. What’s next after the city removed a homeless camp from a Bloomington park. And how the Libertarian Party is working to capitalize on last year’s momentum.

A photo of Angel, a therapy dog.

Therapists said she had eyes that looked into your soul.

A dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in a syringe.

IU Health South Central president Brian Shockney said they have vaccinated more than 12,000 people in Bloomington.

A headshot of IU law professor and wife of Mayor John Hamilton Dawn Johnsen.

Johnsen served on President Joe Biden's transition team as a member of the 29-person DOJ review team.

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the Indiana legislature had overstepped its jurisdiction in 2017, when it barred Bloomington from annexing any part of Monroe Country through 2022. 

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

Monroe County has administered more than 256,000 tests with a 3.8% seven-day positivity rate. This is the lowest positivity rate in the state.

Luis Vazquez holds a letter from the Department of Workforce Development saying he owes back over $10,000 in unemployment benefits.

Kristin Hoffman of Indiana Legal Services says, based on her interpretation, Indiana state law is supposed to keep collections at bay until unemployed workers can appeal their case in front of a judge. That’s not always happening. 

Birch Bayh Chicago 1968

The inauguration of President Joe Biden this week officially brought an end to the 2020 election saga. Former President Donald Trump’s wave of lawsuits over results put the Electoral College in the spotlight once again.

A promo photo for an NPR health forum.

A panel of experts from Harvard and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tackles questions about COVID-19 vaccination.

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The CDC prioritizes educators alongside first responders.

Libertarian candidate for governor Donald Rainwater

After Donald Rainwater's performance in the 2020 gubernatorial election, Indiana Libertarians are working to ensure that a vote for the party in 2020 wasn’t just an opportunity to chide the state government over coronavirus emergency mandates.

PFC Matthew Roecker.

Fellow soldiers, friends and family are remembering 18-year-old Matthew Roecker.

Bloomington city hall

Four new COVID-19 cases have been identified among City workers, according to a press release. 

Pfizer vaccine administration

“Despite being told that additional vaccine would be coming to states, we’ve since learned that there is no national stockpile," Indiana Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver said.

A photo of an elderly/senior person using a walker.

Indiana ranks as one of the worst states in the country for helping older people decide where they want to age – at home or in a nursing facility.

leg session

Join us this week as we talk with representatives about what we can expect from the 2021 legislative session.

Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine trial in northwest Indiana is looking for participants after a nearly month-long pause at the local research clinic.

The Johnson County Health Department and Johnson Memorial Hospital received 957 already thawed Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines late last week.

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A screenshot of the Monroe County Mutual Aid Facebook page.

After seeing swaths of new mutual aid societies emerge in March, community organizer Abby Ang created one in Bloomington, Indiana.

Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Senate confirmation hearing for his position as Biden's Secretary of Transportation, Jan. 21, 2021.

Speaking at his confirmation hearing with his husband sitting nearby, Buttigieg pointed to a “generational opportunity” to create new jobs, fight economic inequality and stem climate change.

A medical professional/doctor/nurse holds a COVID-19 test tube.

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) reported Thursday 3,733 new cases, pushing the state beyond the 600,000-case mark.

Lilly building in Indy

Residents and staff who got the drug had up to a 57% lower risk of getting COVID-19 compared to others at the same facility who got a placebo, the drugmaker said.

Pete Buttigieg at presidential announcement

Starting at 10 a.m. EST, Buttigieg will testify before the Senate in the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Transportation.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“I think it’s time to consider using more protective masks. Surgical masks, isolation masks, N-95s and things like that that are more protective. Maybe those are more important than they were before.”

A photo of the MLK rally at Mayor John Hamilton's house.

Recent events occurring in Seminary Park have become a major talking point amongst local officials, community organizations and residents over the last several weeks. 

COVID-19 testing.

After setting more than a dozen COVID-19 records between October and December, Indiana has started the new year with significantly lower cases and deaths than those record-setting months.

Former VP Mike Pence speaks at the Columbus Regional Airport after leaving Washington on Jan. 20, 2021.

Supporters greeted the former Indiana governor and his family when they landed at the Columbus Municipal Airport this afternoon just before 3 p.m.

Winter Warming Map

According to NASA, 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record globally. Though it was only the 14th the hottest year for Indiana, it marked the sixth year in a row that temperatures were above normal.

PPE diploma handout

Indiana's high school graduation rate held steady in 2020, according to new data from the State Department of Education.

Casino games

A longtime heavyweight in Indiana’s gambling industry is fighting state regulators' attempts to force him to give up his stakes in a Lake Michigan casino and a $300 million new casino project in Gary.

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Monroe County stayed orange as it has for the past couple of months but with the lowest positivity rate among all Hoosier counties.

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Joe Biden is giving his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. NPR reporters are annotating his speech live with fact checks and analysis.

Fences surrounding the Washington Monument ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are being sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States. Here's how to watch, listen and follow along with fact-checking of the inauguration and Biden's inaugural address:

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

Monroe County's COVID-19 positivity rate is the lowest in the state, vaccination roll-out is ongoing, and why the city continues to remove people experiencing homelessness from a city park.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to create a new, regional development initiative that he says will help the state’s economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brown County Music Center interior render

Opened in late 2019, the venue was already turning a profit and hosted several shows. However, the coronavirus— which has halted shows at the 2,000-seat venue since March, left officials little choice.

Beth Paretta will be the owner and manager of the new team Paretta Autosport that will work to bring women into all roles of the team.

This year’s Indy 500 will have a new female-owned team and driver competing in the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

Mike and Karen Pence

Vice President Mike Pence will be returning to his southern Indiana hometown Wednesday afternoon following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

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