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INDIANAPOLIS — Republican lawmakers set up a constitutional challenge to Indiana GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb over his office’s emergency powers a week before wrapping up this year’s regular legislative session.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Police scoured a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and interviewed scores of witnesses Friday in search of a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S., as family members of the eight victims spent agonizing hours waiting for word on their loved ones.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana educators called Thursday for a bigger school funding boost to help improve the state's lagging teacher pay, as new projections showed state tax collections are expected to bounce back stronger than expected from the pandemic recession.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials halted the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine around the state Tuesday after federal officials recommended a “pause” in its use to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed expansion of Indiana's private school voucher program would be scaled back under the new state budget plan from state Senate Republicans, while still boosting the program's spending by about 25%.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Indiana residents age 16 and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, state health officials said Wednesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Supporters of boosting Indiana’s cigarette tax expressed frustration Friday with a decision by state Senate Republicans to drop any increase from their state budget proposal being released next week.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is sticking by his decision to lift the statewide mask mandate next week amid concerns from health experts about more contagious coronavirus variants and a request from President Joe Biden for states to keep such rules in place.

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INDIANAPOLIS — State officials opened up COVID-19 vaccination eligibility on Monday to all Indiana residents 30 and older and announced a push to vaccinate up to 100,000 people in the state’s heavily populated north with a drive-thru clinic and mobile units.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Republican lawmakers remain resolute on their push for a big expansion of Indiana’s private school voucher program in the face of pushback from public school leaders across the state.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Another 20 Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, pushing the state’s pandemic toll to more than 13,000 deaths over the past year, state health officials said Friday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A day after Indiana’s governor announced plans to relax statewide precautions meant to stem coronavirus spread, the state’s top health official was cautioning Hoosiers that it’s still too early to return to “normal” life.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County’s unemployment rate was at 3.5 percent in January, up from 3.0 percent one year earlier, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday.

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ELKHART — Local members of the Indiana Senate and House touted their accomplishments and faced critical questions about school funding Friday during a Third House session, much as they did during a similar session more than a month ago.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents age 55 to 60 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, state health officials announced Tuesday as Indiana’s supply of shots continued to increase.

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 1 million Indiana residents have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than half of those individuals are now fully vaccinated, state health officials said Monday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers 60 to 64 are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, the Indiana Department of Health announced Tuesday, the latest expansion of the state’s vaccine rollout.

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OSCEOLA — State Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, is seeking to replace Secretary of State Connie Lawson, who announced last week that she is stepping down.

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than one-third of the proposed state funding hike for Indiana schools could go toward the state's private school voucher program under a Republican-backed plan that could boost the program's cost by nearly 50% over the next two years.

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INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana lawmakers debate dozens of bills addressing environmental matters, tensions are flaring over whether the state should adopt greener initiatives or step back current policy affecting water, energy and other resources.

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ELKHART — Education funding and prioritizing educators on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout were among topics discussed at the second Third House forum on Friday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly one-fifth of a proposed state funding hike for Indiana's schools would go toward expanding private school voucher and virtual school programs under a budget plan Republican legislators released Thursday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A House committee made significant changes Thursday to the way Indiana would spend proceeds from a proposal to hike the state’s cigarette tax for the first time in more than a decade and impose a new state tax on vaping liquids.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is nearing a year under the coronavirus public health emergency issued by Gov. Eric Holcomb as some of his fellow Republicans in the state Legislature aren’t letting up on attempts to rein in the authority he’s used to impose mask rules and restrictions on businesses a…

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ELKHART — A bill introduced in the Indiana General Assembly could allow individuals to provide cosmetology services without a state license, but some local cosmetologists are against the proposed legislation.

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INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana's Republican-dominated Legislature returned to session, nearly a dozen bills drafted by GOP legislators have sparked debate in the Statehouse over where to draw the line between public health and personal freedom.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A renewed call by Democrats for an increase to Indiana’s minimum wage isn’t winning over Republicans who control the Statehouse, with the governor saying his goal is to prepare workers for advancing beyond low-paying jobs.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will have a low-key start to his second term on Monday as the coronavirus pandemic that has dominated the past year continues looming over the state.

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ELKHART — The Indiana chapter of Common Cause, a non-partisan organization for fair and open elections, on Friday called for the resignation of multiple lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind.

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INDIANAPOLIS — High interest in COVID-19 vaccines has caused slowdowns to the state’s vaccine registration site and 211 system, but both systems are working. Hoosiers 80 and older who are now eligible are encouraged to continue to check the sites, state officials said Friday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are expediting two similar bills intended to ensure schools receive full funding for all students, regardless of whether they are receiving instruction virtually or in the classroom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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MICHIGAN CITY — State, local and federal officials were heralding a final piece of federal funding Thursday that will allow the start of a long-awaited expansion of the South Shore rail line, a decades-long priority for northwest Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Coronavirus vaccinations will start becoming available to Indiana residents 80 and older starting Friday as state health officials start expanding access to those shots.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb declined to say Tuesday whether he supported efforts by some fellow Republicans in Congress to challenge Joe Biden’s election victory over President Donald Trump.

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Indiana health officials reported 3,477 new coronavirus infections and 142 additional COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as the state began to see a slow increase of coronavirus-related hospitalizations following a previous series of spikes in December.