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COVID Deaths Climb in Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Daviess Counties

Coronavirus-related deaths have risen in both southwest Indiana and western Kentucky.

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Mt. Carmel Boy Missing

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Authorities are looking for a missing Mt. Carmel boy. 

TMS- Kristalyn Shefveland

Jul 31, 2020

David Speaks with  author Kristalyn Shefveland about some of Evansville's most famous restuarants from yesterday and today.  

UE Postpones Fall Classes to Aug. 26

Jul 31, 2020
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The University of Evansville has delayed the start of its fall semester. 

Indiana News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 69 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 2,775. The state announced nearly 68,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 769,000 Hoosiers tested.

Common Cause Indiana and the Indiana NAACP are suing Indiana in federal court over what they say is its “unjustifiably early” deadline to return absentee vote-by-mail ballots.

Prosecutor In Vauhxx Booker Case Recuses Herself

Jul 30, 2020

Monroe County prosecutor Erika Oliphant announced she will appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case against two white men charged with assaulting a black man earlier this month.

Regional Health News

As temperatures rise, Indiana lawmakers are calling for Governor Eric Holcomb to review the conditions at a women’s prison and intervene to protect inmates.

State Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Speedway) and State Sen. J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) spoke outside the Indiana Women’s Prison on Saturday to highlight safety concerns connected to the facility’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COURTESY OF JAMES UNZICKER, CHP OF IL

Maricel Mendoza is familiar with the work migrant and seasonal farmworkers do. Growing up, her family traveled from Texas to central Illinois every year for her parents’ jobs as contractors with a large seed company. 

“All of my parents’ siblings were migrants, my grandparents were migrants,” Mendoza says. “So it’s just something that was the norm for me.” 

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Ali Schroer was just out of college when she started her first teaching job, but her new insurance plan didn’t cover her allergy medication. 

"So this new allergist that I was seeing in Colorado had said, after several go arounds of me asking to take this medication, said, ‘Oh, well actually know that you can just get it online.”'

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? Season 5 Update

May 17, 2020
Daniel Knight

As the ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? team was preparing to produce Season 5, the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Under stay-at-home orders, the team decided to postpone Season 5 production and focus on finding ways to serve our community and the nation during this time.  ¿QPM?

 

Este es nuestro último episodio de la tempoarada, así que decidimos hablar acerca de la importancia del voto. Tu voto cuenta. Este año que viene mas personas de color van a ser elegibles para el voto que en años pasados. According to the Pew Research Center, the 2020 election will mark the first time that Hispanics will be the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the electorate. 

Judith Ruiz-Branch

Aqui una historia desde Chicago. Our collaborator Judith Ruiz-Branch talk about how although Chicago is a very liberal city with a diverse population that breeds inclusividad, there are still some Latino families, many undocumented, that have completely disconnected themselves from the current political landscape. Whether it’s due to disinterest or fear, there are many reasons why they choose to remain invisible, even in a city like Chicago. 

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