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Six More COVID Deaths in Western KY; None in SW Indiana

Six more COVID-19 related deaths have been tallied in western Kentucky, while none have been added in southwest Indiana.

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EVSC, Teachers Reach Tentative Deal

Oct 22, 2021
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The Evansville Vanderburgh school board is expected to consider a new teachers contract Monday evening. 

Convicted Murderer Sentenced to 65 Years

Oct 22, 2021
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An Evansville judge has sentenced a man convicted of murder to 65 years in prison. 

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An Evansville police department arrest affidavit reveals a bizarre and gruesome set of circumstances led to the deaths of two people Tuesday night on Evansville’s Southwest Side. 

Indiana News

Indiana fully vaccinated its first person against COVID-19 on Jan. 18. That marked the beginning of a meteoric decline in cases. But, with 3,713 new cases reported Thursday, the state recorded its highest number of new cases since the beginning of the vaccine rollout.

Indiana’s 2022 U.S. Senate race is starting to take shape. Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott is taking steps to join the campaign, seeking to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.).

IDOH: Contact Tracing Data Improperly Accessed, Risk “Low’ For 750K Affected

Aug 19, 2021

The Indiana Department of Health will notify nearly 750,000 Hoosiers that data from the state’s COVID-19 online contact tracing survey was improperly accessed. The data included name, address, email, date of birth and demographic information collected during contact tracing.

Regional Health News

Pamela Goodwin started the Indianapolis based nonprofit Women In Motion after she recognized she was at high risk for HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. She wants to help other women — in particular women of color — in the same situation.

Local school boards, school officials, teachers and parents are suddenly finding themselves on the frontlines in the battle to keep kids safe from contracting COVID-19 at school. 

Across the country and across the state, each school district is faced with important decisions on safety protocols:  masks or no masks? Vaccine mandates or not? What should the district do when infection occurs? 

As 25-year-old Torian Jones sorted out the fresh produce section at Cleo’s Bodega grocery store, he put the bad tomatoes in a small box. Part of his work as manager of inventory is to gather and take them for composting at a nearby farm.

Working at the grocery store makes Jones feel good because, “the store is part of the community; it’s a nonprofit and we are offering an important service.”

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

En este episodio, we visit the vaccine clinic at a church we talked about in our previous episode - and talk more about the importance of getting everyone informed acerca del virus y los cambios que continúan ocurriendo con la vacuna. 

Y tu, ¿Ya te pusiste la vacuna? 

Would you be comfortable at a doctor’s office if no one understood your culture or spoke your language?

Let us know your thoughts, tweet us!

¿QPM? S6 Ep. 6 Getting Latinos Involved

Jun 9, 2021

En este episodio, we visit the vaccine clinic at a church we talked about in our previous episode - and talk more about the importance of getting everyone informed acerca del virus y los cambios que continúan ocurriendo con la vacuna. 

  

Y tu, ¿Ya te pusiste la vacuna? 

Would you be comfortable at a doctor’s office if no one understood your culture or spoke your language?

Let us know your thoughts, tweet us!

Barbara Anguiano

En este episodio hablamos con Barbara Anguiano. Ella nos habla acerca de su experiencia y la de otros descubriendo la falta de información en Español acerca del COVID-19 para las comunidades hispanas en el medio oeste. 

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