Darian Benson

Darian Benson is a reporter based at WFYI in Indianapolis. An Indy native, she is eager to report on public health in her hometown. Darian graduated with a journalism degree from Indiana Unviersity- Purdue University Indianapolis. Previously, she covered city and public policy for WFYI and statewide public health for Indiana Public Broadcasting. 

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Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence cast absentee ballots in Indianapolis Friday.

Regenstrief Institute

Researchers at Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute are asking people to help collect data on mask usage through a new web app.

In August, Robert Pettigrew was working a series of odd jobs. While washing the windows of a cellphone store he saw a sign, one that he believes the "good Lord" placed there for him.

"Facing eviction?" the sign read. "You could be eligible for up to $3,000 in rent assistance. Apply today."