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Women Rally At Indiana Statehouse for Workplace, Wage Equality

Women gathered at the Indiana statehouse today to pressure lawmakers to support gender equality legislation. The rally highlighted wage discrimination and hostile work environments for pregnant women.

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Robbery Convict Back in Custody

Jan 23, 2020
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A felon on parole for robbery is back in custody after allegedly dropping a handgun during a traffic stop and fleeing from a sheriff's deputy. 

EFD: Garage Fire was Arson

Jan 23, 2020
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Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire on Evansville’s West Side. 

Oversized Load Damages Bridge

Jan 22, 2020
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A truck carrying an oversized load hit an Evansville bridge, closing a portion of Highway 41. 

Indiana News

Hoosier casinos can now offer bets on the Academy Awards after getting approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

That was made possible in last year’s sports wagering law.

More districts are hiring law enforcement to increase security in schools and can use state funding to do so, but lawmakers are debating what sort of training officers need before working around students. 

A bill passed by the Indiana House Tuesday would ban companies from mandatory microchipping of employees. Although it seems like science fiction, the practice is growing more common in Europe and Asia.

Regional Health News

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It’s open enrollment season for the health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. But many people who need to sign up may not know it. The Trump administration has made a number of moves to diminish the law, including cuts to marketing and outreach. That creates obstacles for groups that help people sign up. 

Across the U.S., more than 2,000 people have reported vaping-related lung illnesses, and 47 have died. Some vaping happens in schools, so they share the burden of bringing this crisis under control. Which raises the question: what should the consequences be for a student caught vaping?

Youth First

The City of Evansville has received federal help to battle the opioid epidemic among young people. 

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

 

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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This episode comes from outside the Midwest pero decidimos hacerlo because everything that happens at the US-Mexico border affects the entire country, incluyendo el medio oeste.

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