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Right now on Indiana Newsdesk:

As COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state remain near record levels, many hospitals are turning to the Indiana National Guard for help. Ahead, we visit one rural Indiana hospital that is facing staffing shortages because of the pandemic.

Rural childcare providers have not been immune to the effects of COVID-19, but they were already facing a number of issues before the virus hit. However, new partnerships are helping address some of the challenges.

And, with Russian troops amassed on the Ukraine border, we talk to an IU expert about what could be in store for the region.

Those stories and the latest news headlines from across the state, right now on Indiana Newsdesk.

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January 21, 2022

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Rural hospitals turning to National Guard, childcare challenges | Indiana Newsdesk

Rural hospitals are turning the Indiana National Guard for help. New partnerships are helping rural child care providers during the pandemic. And an IU expert fills us in on the latest situation on the Russian troops stationed on the Ukraine border.

January 21, 2022

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Fewer people and resources in rural areas mean the challenges many providers face, like maintaining adequate staffing, are more difficult to find solutions for.

Rural Hoosier communities rally as COVID-19 worsens child care crisis for parents, providers

Paige Schank is the chief financial officer for the Tell City Electric Department. This isn't her typical morning; today she's using vacation time to volunteer at the center where her two kids come for care.

January 21, 2022

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Life inside an Indiana hospital receiving help from the National Guard

Across the state, the story is similar. Isolation units are full of unvaccinated patients with COVID-19.

January 20, 2022

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Law bans pet shops from selling dogs and cats in Bloomington. Will their businesses fold?

Kidwell said she is unsure if her business will make up the lost revenue once the ordinance is in effect. 

January 19, 2022

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Hoosiers bet billions on sports in 2021

The wagering netted the state nearly $29 million in tax revenue, up from $13.2 million in tax revenue in 2020.

January 17, 2022

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Purdue project aims to make farms in the U.S. corn belt more resilient

Purdue University has kicked off a project to learn how best to diversify crops grown in the U.S. corn belt.

January 14, 2022

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Judicial expert on vaccine mandates, Elkhart's hot housing market | Indiana Newsdesk

We talk to a judicial expert about vaccine mandates for employees and court challenges to mandates. Indiana is setting records for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. And a booming RV business has helped make the housing market in Elkhart one of the hottest in the nation.

January 14, 2022

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'Why are you telling me how to run my business?' HB 1001 frustrates, confuses some employers

Under the bill, which is set for a House vote Tuesday, businesses are allowed to require employees to be vaccinated. But if they do so, they’d have to accept exemptions for four reasons.

January 14, 2022

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A third of Elkhart homes sell above asking price, rising wages could be to blame

Wages in Elkhart County were up 22 percent between the second quarters of 2020 and 2021. That’s compared to a 5.4 percent increase statewide.

January 12, 2022

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EPA clarifies coal ash rule, could lead to safer groundwater in Indiana

The EPA said utilities can’t allow closed coal ash ponds to come in contact with groundwater or rely on dilution in the water alone to control pollution.

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January 7, 2022

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Amid the pandemic, many rural churches are struggling to stay open

Lowered attendance and financial struggles in churches were exacerbated by the pandemic, leaving smaller congregations in a vulnerable position.

January 7, 2022

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Indiana reports 15K+ new confirmed COVID-19 cases. Experts say it’s omicron’s effect on state

The Indiana Department of Health added 15,277 new confirmed COVID-19 cases to the state’s total, pushing it beyond 1.3 million confirmed for the entire pandemic.

January 7, 2022

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Petitioners say they have enough signatures to block annexation.

Remonstration ends, petitioners say they have enough signatures to stop annexation

Monroe County Commissioners and residents against annexation marked the official conclusion of remonstration Thursday evening at the Monroe County Courthouse.

January 7, 2022

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Suicide rates are 6 times higher among farmers and COVID is making it even worse

Health officials say many farmers don’t take the time to acknowledge mental health until it is too late.

January 4, 2022

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Hunting, fishing, trapping license fees to go up this year

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is increasing hunting, fishing and trapping license fees this year.

December 31, 2021

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Scott County to be without needle exchange program for first time in 6 years

Six years ago, Scott County became the first place in the state to set up a needle exchange. At the time, drug users were sharing needles, and it led to the worst HIV outbreak in the state’s history.

December 31, 2021

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IU Public Health student Samantha Bettinger takes a sip of her tap water in the late summer when algae issues on Lake Monroe were causing taste and odor issues with the city of Bloomington's water.

More blue-green algae could drive up drinking water bills in Indiana's larger cities

As we get more warm weather and heavy rain events in Indiana, we could see more toxic algae blooms — making fish sick, closing public beaches, and polluting drinking water.

December 31, 2021

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Year In Review: Our top local news stories of 2021

The stories that dominated news cycles this year focused on the spread and vaccination of COVID-19, the United States Capitol attack, annexation, the new IU Health Bloomington Hospital, people experiencing homelessness, and more.

December 31, 2021

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COVID at record levels, Scott Co. needle exchange ends | Indiana Newsdesk

Cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19 are at record levels for 2021. The end of Scott County’s needle exchange program is prompting a new initiative. An increase in toxic algae blooms could mean higher water bills. And the year in review.

December 28, 2021

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Safe Haven Baby Box unveiled at Linton Fire Department

Greene County now has a place for mothers to legally surrender newborn babies they are unable or unwilling to care for.

December 23, 2021

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24/7 public restrooms now open at Fourth Street, Trade District garages

To Reverend Forrest Gilmore, having public restrooms open all night downtown is all about dignity.

December 17, 2021

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2,500 evacuees remain at Camp Atterbury, officials still aiming for January close

Last month, Gov. Eric Holcomb said he expected resettlement efforts to wrap up by the end of the year.

December 17, 2021

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Adopted Bloomington Annexation Areas

Annexation waiver law, Afghan refugees, supply chain woes | Indiana Newsdesk

A question about waivers means Bloomington’s annexation process could be decided by the courts. How businesses are finding creative ways to combat supply woes. And Indiana University’s role in aiding refugees at Camp Atterbury.

December 17, 2021

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Bloomington Salvation Army program expects to help 750 kids this season

The Salvation Army helps families with children every year during the holidays, filling bags with toys and clothes.

December 17, 2021

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Local businesses feel the pinch of supply chain issues

Supply chain issues are affecting industries ranging from tech, retail, and food. With production down and major ports backed up – small local businesses are adapting.

December 16, 2021

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An Indiana State Department of Health nurse participates in a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Merrillville High School, Merrillville, Indiana on April 8, 2020.

National Guard support teams can stay longer as COVID-19 surge cripples hospitals

Teams are currently stationed at more than 20 hospitals, and in some cases, units could be there into the new year. 

December 16, 2021

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Area 2 residents submit signatures at the county courthouse to petition annexation.

Petitioners say they can block annexation, but will it hold up in court?

Some residents say they already have the signatures needed to void annexation. But will remonstration hold up if the city ends up challenging recent waiver legislation in court?

December 10, 2021

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Faith, medicine and COVID-19: Why do religious vaccine exemptions exist?

Many employees are turning to religious exemptions as vaccine mandates become more common in workplaces. Exemptions are federally protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

December 10, 2021

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Omicron variant, farmer supply chain issues, high-speed internet | Indiana Newsdesk

Cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19 are at levels not seen since January. Farmers haven’t been immune to supply chain issues and inflation. And what Bloomington’s plan to cover 85-percent of the city with fiber optic cable means for you.

December 10, 2021

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Surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations threatens healthcare systems and the holidays

COVID-19 hospitalizations this week reached levels not seen since January, when vaccines were in extremely limited supply. 

December 9, 2021

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IMPD releases bodycam footage of Vauhxx Booker arrest

IMPD officers responded to calls the morning of Sept. 5 about a disturbance at Downtown Olly’s and were met by Booker, who was complaining that Olly’s staff was intoxicated, being aggressive and yelling rude and racist comments at him.

December 9, 2021

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Why has the cost of farm equipment skyrocketed? Blame Uncle Sam.

For farmers the situation is even more complicated. The cost of equipment has surged, yet demand remains sky high. 

December 9, 2021

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Bloomington high-speed internet agreement to improve digital equity

While no final contract has been signed, Meridiam agreed to invest $40 million in the project.

December 6, 2021

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Climate change to blame for Christmas tree shortage

Christmas tree shoppers may have fewer choices this year and expect to pay even more than what they have paid in previous years.

December 3, 2021

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What laws say about religious exemptions and how Indiana lawmakers could change them

A complicated mix of federal rules and newly proposed state laws leave many companies wondering how to keep workers safe while honoring religious rights.

December 3, 2021

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Bloomington hospital moving, I-69 ready to open through Martinsville | Indiana Newsdesk

Bloomington hospital is moving to its new IU Health facility on the bypass. Construction on I-69 has routed traffic through Martinsville for the last year boosting the downtown economy.

December 3, 2021

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Canopy of Lights returns to Bloomington square

People ages 1 to 92 gathered in the courthouse square last Friday to celebrate the “Canopy of Lights,” a tradition that began 35 years ago but was put on hold last year due to the pandemic.

December 3, 2021

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I-69 closure in Martinsville on track to open in January

Last January, the Indiana Department of Transportation began the final push in its I-69 Finish Line project – converting State Road 37 north of Martinsville into an interstate highway that will eventually connect with I-465 in Indianapolis.

December 2, 2021

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Banks won't fund some projects. Here's how a Bloomington nonprofit is helping.

An affordable housing project, public art, and a Spanish language preschool find secure and flexible funding with the help of CDFI Friendly Bloomington.

December 1, 2021

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IU Health Bloomington unveils new site ahead of Dec. 5 move

IU Health Bloomington officials unveiled the new Regional Academic Health Center on the east side of Bloomington Wednesday, in preparation for the facility opening Sunday. 

November 19, 2021

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Inflation, supply chain issues push Thanksgiving prices up

According to the Farm Bureau’s 2021 Thanksgiving survey, Hoosiers should expect to spend 12 percent more on their Thanksgiving meal, or about $53.58.

November 19, 2021

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Inflation, Controlled Burn Remediation, Sidewalk Construction | Indiana Newsdesk

The highest inflation in 30 years is hitting consumers in the pocket books, more on rising prices and the reasons behind it. Bloomington continues to clean up areas affected by a controlled burn. And a new method for prioritizing sidewalk construction.

November 18, 2021

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Hoosier culinary trails help bring business to restaurants during pandemic

Restaurants have struggled in the past two years because of the pandemic and staffing shortages. Indiana Foodways Alliance is helping with their marketing through 21 culinary trails.

November 17, 2021

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Cleanup crews work in the neighborhood next to a controlled burn by the city in early November.

59 houses have been remediated in area affected by South High Street controlled burn

As of Tuesday, 59 homes in the area affected by a controlled burn earlier this month on South High Street have been remediated, Bloomington Fire Chief Jason Moore said.

November 16, 2021

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Speakers at rally for Ta'Neasha Chappell demand answers, accountability

It’s been exactly four months since Ta’Neasha Chappell fell ill in her cell at the Jackson County Jail and died en route to the hospital.

November 12, 2021

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Controlled burn contamination, COVID religious exemption | Indiana Newsdesk

The aftermath of lead-tainted paint flakes and ash after a controlled burn. Using the religious exemption to avoid getting the COVID vaccine. And U.S. senator Mike Braun faces allegations of violating election laws.

November 12, 2021

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Public pianos across Bloomington give people an opportunity to play music

More than 10 pianos, painted and decorated by artists, have been placed in public across Bloomington through the B-Town Piano Project.

November 12, 2021

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Internal documents: 1 in 12 IU Health employees exempt from vaccine requirement, reveals statewide variation

Across Indiana, the chances of receiving an exemption depends more on one’s employer than the quality of the request.

November 11, 2021

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Braun faces campaign finance violation allegations over millions in loans

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) faces allegations that he violated federal election laws by accepting millions of dollars in improper loans during his 2018 Senate campaign.

November 11, 2021

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Here's how Bloomington is changing the way it prioritizes sidewalk projects

Instead of using only a request-based system to log improvement projects, the report suggests the city should prioritize all projects based on 10 different data lenses.

November 10, 2021

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Cleanup from South High Street controlled burn could cost city more than $100K

Cleaning up the lead-tainted fallout from last Friday’s controlled burn by the Bloomington Fire Department could cost the city more than $100,000.

November 9, 2021

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Infrastructure bill includes $47B to combat flooding, heat. What does it mean for Indiana?

About $47 billion in the federal infrastructure bill will go to make communities in the U.S. more resilient to things like flooding, drought, and extreme heat.

November 5, 2021

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Afghan evacuees resettling, FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccines for kids | Indiana Newsdesk

FDA approval for COVID-19 vaccines for kids, resettlement of Afghan evacuees, and why more power lines aren't buried in Bloomington.

November 5, 2021

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Indiana women's basketball team has sights set even higher this year

The Indiana women’s basketball team reached the Elite 8 for the first time in school history last season and were ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation.

November 5, 2021

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Indiana resettlement organizations already busy with Afghan evacuee cases

More than 50,000 Afghan evacuees are temporarily housed at U.S. military bases. Anywhere from 600 to 700 of them are expected to make Indiana their home.

November 4, 2021

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Rokita suing federal government over COVID-19 vaccination workplace rules

Attorney General Todd Rokita is suing the federal government to halt President Joe Biden’s workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

November 4, 2021

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City Limits Asks: Why aren't more power lines in Bloomington buried?

One Bloomington resident asked City Limits why so many power lines are above ground, as electrical lines become increasingly vulnerable to storms and outages. 

November 2, 2021

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Bloomington parks department unveils Goat Farm Park design

To preserve the park as a passive, natural space, the department is not adding lighting

November 2, 2021

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residents watch a controlled burn of a house on South High Street last Friday.

Fmr. AG Curtis Hill 'considering' future run for political office

Speaking at an event in Noblesville about race, education and COVID restrictions, Hill declined to specify a particular race he is eyeing. 

November 1, 2021

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Indiana's Peyton Hendershot reaches for the end zone against Maryland Saturday.

True freshman healthiest option at QB as Hoosiers look to snap losing skid

Reality is setting in for the Indiana football team. A fourth straight loss Saturday at Maryland has left the Hoosiers 2-6 overall and needing to win their final four games to qualify for a bowl game.

November 1, 2021

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Here's how one expert describes social emotional learning and its effect on students

As some parents and other activist groups campaign against the use of social emotional learning – or SEL – concepts in schools, experts say that’s contributing to the spread of misinformation. 

October 29, 2021

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Ellettsville Plant Emitting Chemical, Rebuilding Stinesville | Indiana Newsdesk

Our investigative report into the Ellettsville Cook plant emitting a cancer-causing chemical. Stinesville is selling vacant buildings for $1 to bring new life downtown. And what to expect as the Hoosiers head into Saturday’s gridiron matchup against Maryland.

October 29, 2021

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IU Football trying to salvage season at Maryland Saturday

A year after coming off a 7-2 season and major bowl appearance, Indiana University football is in jeopardy of missing the post season all together.

October 29, 2021

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With the lack of communication from state and federal environmental regulators, Ellettsville residents are still left with more questions about ethylene oxide and Cook than answers.

Cook plant emits cancer-causing chemical but state, federal regulators didn't notify residents

Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize medical equipment, spices, and other things — and is responsible for higher lifetime cancer risks near industrial facilities around the country.

October 29, 2021

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Stinesville hopes $1 building sale will bring business back

When the Monon Railroad expanded south, Stinesville became a boomtown, with its population eclipsing 1,000 people at one point.

October 29, 2021

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Bloomington nonprofit collects winter clothing donations for newly released inmates

Local nonprofit New Leaf, New Life will collect donations until Nov. 14.

October 28, 2021

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Stranger Things, a TV show set in Indiana, comes to Hoosier hotel room

The suite opened Oct. 23 to guests. General Manager Corey Parton said people who have never been to Bloomington, or even to Indiana, have gone on social media to mention booking the room. 

October 22, 2021

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Petitioning annexation, Mid-States project, Cook Medical opening market | Indiana Newsdesk

Remonstration against Bloomington’s proposed annexation is open. Cook Medical is partnering with Goodwill to open a fresh food market. And a Bloomington restaurateur is keeping his son’s memory alive by sharing his music.

October 22, 2021

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“Let me go”: A father is keeping his son’s memory alive through his music

Ben died by suicide in the basement of his home at age 19. For the past 14 years, his father has been trying to spread his music.

October 22, 2021

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Southern Indiana residents concerned about Mid-States project

Planners are expected to move ahead with route selection for a new road connecting northern Kentucky with Indianapolis.

October 22, 2021

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Cook Medical helping to eliminate food deserts

The neighborhood around Arlington Avenue and 38th Street in Indianapolis used to be thriving with car dealerships, factories, and a bowling alley.

October 20, 2021

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Annexation remonstrance period underway; here's what you need to know

Van Buren Township Trustee Rita Barrow says she’s been busy helping residents who’ve been asking how they can fight annexation.

October 18, 2021

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Spencer Pride Festival returns after COVID cancelation, festival ordinance

Downtown Spencer was once again full of music, food and visitors for the 14th Spencer Pride Festival on Saturday. The annual event was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

October 15, 2021

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Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis poses during IU's Media Day.

National Guard deployed to hospitals, Student Athletes cashing in | Indiana Newsdesk

The national guard has been deployed to assist hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic. The inaugural Hoosier Fan Fest is scheduled for next month, but unlike in the past, Indiana’s basketball players will be able to cash in. And we visit with some of Camp Atterbury’s Afghan evacuees.

October 15, 2021

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Owen County pumpkin breaks state record for biggest pumpkin ever

The pumpkin’s seed was planted at the start of May, pollinated in June, and taken of the vine October. Then, it was transported to Cincinnati, Ohio for its weigh-in.

October 15, 2021

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Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis poses during IU's Media Day.

Resisting restrictions, Holcomb calls on National Guard to help hospitals

For weeks, hospitals across Indiana have endured a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Once again, the strain has revealed systemic flaws.

October 14, 2021

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Camp Atterbury says most eligible evacuees have been vaccinated against COVID

Camp officials recently completed a campaign to vaccinate over 6,100 evacuees against measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox.

October 12, 2021

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Owen County addresses financial woes in 2022 budget

The Owen County Council proposed a budget of $16.7 million, up a million dollars from the 2021 budget.

October 11, 2021

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Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis poses during IU's Media Day.

IU basketball players will cash in from new Hoosier Fan Fest event

Fans will have a chance to get up close and personal with the Indiana men’s basketball team, and they can thank the NCAA’s new Name, Image and Likeness rules.

October 8, 2021

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A park boundary sign outside the Hoosier National Forest.

New Legislative Districts, Hoosier National Forest Non-Native Trees | Indiana Newsdesk

New maps for Indiana’s legislative districts were signed into law by the governor. U.S. Forestry personnel are combing through the Hoosier National Forest looking for non-native trees. And an IU law school professor is investigating the search process for the new president.

October 8, 2021

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U.S. Forest Service Considering Logging Project In Hoosier National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is evaluating several patches of land within the Hoosier National Forest, to determine whether some of the trees need to be replaced.

October 6, 2021

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Law school prof questions presidential search process, payment to McRobbie

Steve Sanders also said in a long report posted Wednesday on social media that Whitten was not one of the finalists the search committee picked for the trustees to interview. 

October 5, 2021

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Child Support payments up in Monroe County, local prosecutor said it's part of national trend

The increase can be attributed, in part, to the federal government’s decision to collect part of the first stimulus check from people who owed money.

October 5, 2021

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Independent analyses say Indiana redistricting will produce little competition

Two independent analyses of Indiana’s redistricting maps say the districts drawn by Republicans are heavily skewed in favor of Republicans.

October 4, 2021

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Clay Co. Commissioners consider expanding jail to house federal inmates

The proposed expansion would add more than 250 beds, a majority of which would host ICE detainees. 

October 3, 2021

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Indiana head basketball coach Mike Woodson talks to the crowd during Hoosier Hysteria.

Woodson, Fans Mark Return To Assembly Hall With Hoosier Hysteria

It was a Hoosier homecoming for Indiana men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson Saturday – and for the several thousand fans who filed into Assembly Hall for the first time in more than a year and a half.

October 1, 2021

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A 'Now Hiring' sign hangs outside the Village Deli restaurant in Bloomington.

Labor Shortage, Administering Narcan | Indiana Newsdesk

A new program is helping to fight overdoses by training citizens how to administer Narcan. Technology is helping connect land owners and farmers. And labor shortages are hitting the restaurant industry.

October 1, 2021

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A 'Now Hiring' sign hangs outside the Village Deli restaurant in Bloomington.

Apps are disrupting a time-honored tradition for farmers: handshake agreements

Relationships between landowners and farmers have historically been kept private, but an app is helping democratize the sector.

October 1, 2021

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IU looks to expand program that trains Hoosiers to respond to overdose events

The program trains people how to administer the opioid antidote Naloxone and connects them to possible overdose events in their area.

October 1, 2021

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Ginseng dealers see less stable market during COVID-19 and dwindling harvesters

Indiana is in the height of ginseng harvest season, according to DNR officials.

September 29, 2021

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A 'Now Hiring' sign hangs outside the Village Deli restaurant in Bloomington.

Shortage Of Workers Taking A Toll On The Restaurant Industry

The pandemic has taken its toll on Bob Costello, who owns three Soma Coffeehouses, the Laughing Planet restaurant and the Village Deli.

September 28, 2021

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Indiana men's basketball coach Mike Woodson speaks to the media.

Woodson Brings Renewed Hope, Expectations To Indiana Basketball

You can forgive IU basketball fans for being overly enthusiastic about the start of a new season under a new coach. After all, it’s a fanbase hungry for a return to the glory years of IU basketball.

September 27, 2021

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A 'Now Hiring' sign hangs outside the Village Deli restaurant in Bloomington.

Middle Way House Begins Annual Fundraiser To Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

This past Saturday marked the beginning of the Middle Way House’s annual “Wrapped in Love” public art display.

September 24, 2021

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DNR Reminds Hunters About Tree Stand Safety As Accidents Climb Amid Pandemic Recreation

The number one cause of hunting accidents in Indiana isn’t mishandling firearms, it’s falling out of trees. Falling from a tree stand can mean broken bones, paralysis, or even death.

September 24, 2021

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Medical Choice Rally, Annexation Passes, Historical Lynching | Indiana Newsdesk

Hundreds of people gathered at the statehouse to protest the state’s COVID response. The family of a woman who died from poisoning at the Jackson County Jail is looking for answers. And annexation in Bloomington is moving forward.

September 24, 2021

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Camp Atterbury Volunteers Provide Supplies For Afghan Evacuees

About 6,600 Afghan evacuees currently reside at the camp. Individuals interested in volunteering can go to Team Rubicon’s website to complete the application process.

September 24, 2021

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A 2017 Vaccine Mandate Easily Became Law In Indiana. What Happened To The GOP Support?

The shift is significant within the state’s GOP establishment, which says its support of a mandate hinges on the government process by which it is passed.

September 24, 2021

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George Ward lynching article from the Terre Haute Evening Gazette

Facing Injustice: Terre Haute, Vigo County To Acknowledge Lynching History Sunday

In 1901, a lynch mob murdered a Black man named George Ward on the banks of the Wabash River. 120 years later, Terre Haute will dedicate a historical marker acknowledging Vigo County’s only known lynching – an event seen by many as the city and county’s darkest moment.

September 23, 2021

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Attorney: Jackson County Jail Inmate Poisoned

Ta’Neasha Chappell, 23, died July 16, after falling ill in the Jackson County jail in Brownstown.

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