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Some parts of Indiana that have struggled with pollution are now meeting federal air quality standards. That’s according to three years of data from state and federal environmental agencies. Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency say that’s good news for people with asthma and other lung conditions. 

The Friday Pitch-In

Apr 24, 2020

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order was extended this week. We talk about changes made to the order, including a relaxed restriction on elective surgeries. And the state superintendent says students may continue e-learning through part of the summer.

The Friday Pitch-In

Apr 24, 2020

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order was extended this week. We talk about changes made to the order, including a relaxed restriction on elective surgeries. And the state superintendent says students may continue e-learning through part of the summer.

Leath Receives Full Honors At IMS Funeral

Apr 16, 2020
Screen shot of IMPD broadcast provided on YouTube

 

Usually, thousands of people pack Bankers Life Fieldhouse to honor an Indianapolis police officer killed in the line of duty. On Thursday hundreds of squad cars lined the oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Officer Breann Leath’s funeral.

She received full honors, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Leath was 24 years old and comes from a family of law enforcement professionals.  She is described as a dedicated public servant and a loving mother.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

 

For Hoosiers spending their days inside for a stay-at-home order, spending time outside can feel especially important —  but finding an activity that allows for social distancing is key. 

Birding can offer that balance. 

Every day around lunchtime, Roxie Easter heads out to her backyard in West Lafayette to look and listen for birds. 

 

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 34 additional deaths Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 173. The state announced 5,507 total confirmed cases, with more than 28,000 Hoosiers tested.

Updated 3/26/2020 5:09 pm

Ventilators are among the most important equipment hospitals need to treat a surge of COVID-19 patients. Companies such as General Motors are gearing up emergency production of the machines, which take over the labor of breathing for a patient with a serious case of the virus. 

A third person in Indiana has died from the novel coronavirus – a second Marion County resident. 

This year’s legislative session went by quickly. If you haven’t been paying attention to energy and environment issues that came up, here’s what you need to know.

Temple Israel

 

Places of worship across Greater Lafayette are suspending their traditional services after Governor Eric Holcomb banned gatherings of more than 250 people Thursday, including at churches.

The Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette cancelled Friday prayers, which general coordinator Zaim Khalid said attracts a larger weekly crowd. But to be safe, the center will also put a hold on daily prayers at the center. 

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