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On the rare occasion she leaves her room, Diane Evans uses a walker to gingerly navigate San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. Most days, the 74-year-old wears a multicolored head wrap, known as a gele, an extra-large T-shirt and plaid pajama pants.

Deprived of classes and shared meals at the senior center she calls home, she is alone most of the time, beset by numerous health problems and severe clinical depression.

Germany is extending its current coronavirus lockdown measures through mid-December, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced this week.

The country will remain under measures introduced in early November that include limits on private gatherings and it will keep bars, restaurants, and museums closed.

Residents will be given some leeway around the Christmas holiday. Members of one household can meet up with 10 people between Dec. 23 to Jan. 1. Children under 14 are exempt.

President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to name a second high-level climate position in the White House, a counterpart to his diplomatic climate envoy John Kerry, to ramp up action dramatically at home.

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State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said she’s very concerned about a spike in COVID-19 cases following Thanksgiving.

Box said it appears many people are ignoring the advice of public health experts to stay at home this holiday weekend and not gather with people outside their household.

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Tippecanoe County’s syringe exchange program was extended for two more years Wednesday.

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More than 10 percent of Hoosiers – more than 700,000 people – have been infected with COVID-19 at some point.

That’s according to the latest update from the Fairbanks School of Public Health’s statewide COVID-19 study.

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More Hoosiers voted in the 2020 general election than in any election in state history, crossing the 3 million-voter mark for the first time.


Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski will return to work in person next week after a COVID-19 diagnosis in mid-November.

According to a statement released Tuesday, Roswarski has “followed the necessary steps in his recovery process” -- including a 14-day isolation period -- and will be back at city hall on Monday, Nov. 30.

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The Indiana State Teachers Association is calling on the governor and schools to take more action as schools have reported more than 15,000 COVID-19 cases.

Stutzman Resigning From Indiana House, Blames Governor

Nov 24, 2020
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Rep. Christy Stutzman (R-Middlebury) announced Tuesday she is resigning her seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. And she’s blaming Gov. Eric Holcomb.

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Nearly 4 million Hoosiers could be eligible for money from credit bureau Equifax after a 2017 data breach – but they have until Dec. 16 to file a claim.

Equifax’s data breach – from May to July 2017 – exposed Hoosiers’ Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card information.

Manchester High School Student Sues Over T-Shirt

Nov 24, 2020
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The ACLU has sued the principal and assistant-principal of Manchester High School in federal court, alleging they violated the First Amendment rights of a Black student.

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Indiana casinos have a few new rules to follow after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest COVID-19 executive order.

The regulations, imposed by the Indiana Gaming Commission, apply to casinos in counties labeled orange or red on the state’s color-coded map that measures the risk of COVID-19 spread.


Thanksgiving Programming on WBAA

Thanksgiving will look different this year. But WBAA will still provide special programming to accompany your day, including the annual Turkey Confidential.

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