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Tonight On ‘Indiana Newsdesk:’ Coal Mine Dispute & Teacher Housing

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The Bear Run coal mine in Sullivan County is the largest in the Eastern United States. Another mine wants to reopen in Southern Indiana, but a dispute has led to a standstill.

Coming up on Indiana Newsdesk:

A mine wants to reopen in Southern Indiana. But a dispute over where it would go has come to a standstill. Ahead, will residents and the mining company be able to reach a compromise, or is the state poised to get involved in the fight?

Affordable housing is one of the underlying issues contributing to Indiana’s teacher shortage. We look at a pilot project that encourages and helps teachers put down roots in their community.

And, it’s half time in the legislative session. Coming up our statehouse reporter joins us for the latest on what bills are dead and what still has the momentum to keep moving forward.

Those stories plus the latest news headlines, Friday at 6 on Indiana Newsdesk.

WTIU-TV | Friday 6 p.m. and Saturday 4 p.m.
WFYI-TV 3 | Friday 10:30 p.m.
WFYI-TV | Sunday 1 p.m.

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