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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.

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ELKHART — Crews continued their efforts to restore power after a winter ice storm caused extensive damage to equipment and disrupted service to more than 34,000 Indiana Michigan Power customers.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The COVID-19 pandemic will loom large over the Indiana Legislature's new session that starts Monday as lawmakers face the fallout from the disease that led to more than 7,000 deaths and economic distress across the state since the last session ended in March.

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BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Bald eagles have been removed from Indiana’s list of species deemed endangered or of special concern thanks to the bird’s successful comeback in the state following reintroduction efforts in the 1980s.

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Indiana set a single-day record of newly reported COVID-19 deaths following the Christmas holiday and a backlog of weekend reporting, state health officials said Tuesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s gross domestic product rose significantly in the third quarter as consumers and businesses adapted to the coronavirus pandemic, but the state’s economy has yet to regain the ground it lost to virus-related business disruptions, a federal report shows.

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Elkhart County remained in the highest-risk level of coronavirus spread Wednesday despite an improvement in some measures used to gauge the outbreak.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor and legislative leaders are lining up in favor of giving a legal shield to businesses from COVID-19 lawsuits when the General Assembly returns to action next month.

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GOSHEN — Indiana Republican Party Chairman Kyle Hupfer on Monday announced plans for a caucus of eligible precinct committee members to fill the upcoming vacancy in the office of House District 49.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s attorney general submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that it should reverse a federal appeals court’s ruling that allowed both members of same-sex couples in Indiana to be listed as parents on the birth certificates of their children.

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ELKHART — Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in October, moving closer to figures that could be considered normal.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers won't be taking quick action to undercut public health orders that Gov. Eric Holcomb has issued over the past nine months of the coronavirus pandemic, top Republican legislative leaders said Tuesday.

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ELKHART — State and county COVID-19 infections continued to mount Saturday as health officials took action to stem the spread of the coronavirus.  

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is continuing its record-setting increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and new infections, state health officials said Tuesday as the state once again surpassed 4,000 new cases and reported 63 more deaths.

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GOSHEN — Hospitals were treating the largest number of COVID-19 patients since the state began releasing public reports on coronavirus hospitalizations last spring, and local officials said resources were critically low.

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SOUTH BEND — University of Notre Dame students are subject to mandatory coronavirus testing with stricter penalties if they leave town before getting their test results after thousands of fans stormed the football field and threw parties to celebrate a double-overtime upset over Clemson.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials are renewing their call for retired health care workers to help relieve staff in Indiana's hospitals and long-term care facilities as the number of hospitalizations and new infections across the state continue to spike at record highs.

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Indiana set a single-day record of newly reported COVID-19 cases for the second straight day Thursday as the state surpassed 4,000 new cases for the first time and coronavirus hospitalizations surged to a new high, state health officials said.

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ELKHART — With the number of cases quickly growing and infection rates on the rise, local health officials deemed the spread of COVID-19 “out of control” and urged greater care in stemming the outbreak.