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Preliminary data shows schools across Indiana reported nearly 1,900 total cases of COVID-19 among staff and students. 

Indiana officials unveiled the early numbers Wednesday, to preview the school COVID-19 data dashboard set to roll out publicly next week.

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The former president of the local Iron Workers Local 395 union in Portage, Indiana was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in a federal prison on Wednesday.


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: after months in Stage 4.5, Indiana will enter the final phase of its reopening plan. How will this impact communities across the state – and what does this mean for the financial future of struggling businesses? How can local governments work to keep people safe and keep the doors open?

Indiana Expands Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

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Indiana is expanding a small business COVID-19 relief program after it struggled to get many Hoosier businesses to apply.

The Small Business Restart Grant program uses $30 million from the federal CARES Act. But, since June, the state only sent about $1 million out.

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Hoosier voters will be able to go to court this fall to ask for polls to stay open longer if there are problems on Election Day.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department order restricting county bars, restaurants, and nightclubs could remain in effect as Indiana moves into Stage 5 of the state’s Back On Track reopening plan this weekend.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he’s lifting almost all of Indiana’s COVID-19 restrictions.

The state will move to its final reopening phase on Saturday, with one big caveat – the statewide mask-wearing order will remain in effect.

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The Cass County Council voted to approve bonds for a controversial zinc oxide manufacturing plant last week. Waelz Sustainable Products wants to locate the plant in the county after the project was rejected in Muncie.

More Unemployed Hoosiers Report Problems Being Fixed

Sep 23, 2020
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Indiana is making progress getting state unemployment benefits to those who qualify for it.

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U.S. Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) both say they'll vote for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee before the Nov. 3 election.


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