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The Tippecanoe County Health Department issued an order Tuesday outlining new COVID-19 restrictions set to start if the county’s all-tests positivity rate equals or passes 10%. 

If that metric is met, indoor restaurant capacity will be lowered to 50%, and indoor bar capacity will drop to 25% -- both will require six-foot social distancing. Outdoor bar and restaurant seating will remain at 100% capacity, with six-foot social distancing. If used, tents will need two open sides. 

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Indiana lags behind other states when it comes to closing toxic coal ash ponds safely. That’s according to a new report by the Hoosier Environmental Council. 

Coal ash is a byproduct of burning coal. Exposure to it can cause cancer, damage your nervous system, and cause other health problems.

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The NCAA is considering moving all 67 March Madness games to Indianapolis. The organization hopes to consolidate venues to reduce risk during the pandemic.

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Indiana legislative leaders say liability protections around COVID-19 could be the first order of business when the General Assembly starts its new session.

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Over the past year there’s been a sizable increase in Indiana companies offering work based learning opportunities for high school and college students according to responses from almost 1,000 employers in an annual statewide survey.

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The Indiana Senate has a new member. A private Republican caucus chose Kyle Walker Sunday evening to replace Sen. Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis), who’s retiring after a 30-year career. 

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 277 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,660 – the largest reported in a single week since early May.

Indiana set another record for daily reported cases of COVID-19, with 8,451 reported Saturday. The state has reported more than 4,000 cases every day since Nov. 4 and more than 2,000 every day since Oct. 22.

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  Purdue was forced to shake off its share of rust after an unexpected week off, but was unsuccessful as No. 23 Northwestern defeated the Boilermakers, 27-20, at Ross-Ade Stadium Saturday night.

The Boilermakers (2-1) were off because last weekend’s opponent, Wisconsin, was unable to host because of COVID concerns.  Last week’s layoff affected the Boilermakers offense the most with just two rushing yards on the night and only four third down conversions in 17 tries.

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  Gov. Eric Holcomb signed his latest executive order, with new limited COVID-19 restrictions. The order, made public Friday, includes more details on enforcement and how counties will move through those restrictions.

Book Review: A Walk Around the Block

Nov 13, 2020

Walking has become the new fad in the COVID era. When people are stuck in their homes, the best thing they can do for themselves is go on a walk. If you need a book to make that walk more interesting, A Walk Around The Block might be the perfect book for you. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

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It took until 2020 for a Black lawmaker to become the leader of an Indiana state legislative caucus. The Indiana Senate Democrats last week elected Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) as minority leader.

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West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis and Tippecanoe County Health Department Officer Dr. Jeremy Adler released a letter Friday prohibiting Breakfast Club activities Saturday, ahead of Purdue’s home football game against Northwestern University.

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Indiana hospitalization rates due to COVID-19 reached their highest point on Thursday since the state began releasing that data. The Indiana Hospital Association, or IHA, says health care workers face a lot of uncertainties as case numbers continue to surge.

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With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in Indiana, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for the hardest-hit counties starting this weekend, including limits on K-12 school events.

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