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No New COVID Deaths in Area; Vaccinations Slowing

No new COVID-19 related deaths are reported in the Evansville area, as vaccinations slow a bit.

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Donation Will Pay for Downtown Park Renovation

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CenterPoint Energy celebrated its official name change by announcing a million dollar donation to renovate park space at Fourth and Main in downtown Evansville.

UE Offering "Journey to Justice" Bus Trip

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The University of Evansville is inviting high school students on an eight-day civil rights bus tour. 

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You have an opportunity to learn more about a planned pedestrian bridge near Bosse High School. 

Indiana News

Indiana is sending doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to counties without it, in preparation for federal approval of that vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds.

The Indiana Department of Health will expand vaccine eligibility to 12- to 15-year-olds starting Thursday, pending recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Indiana Department of Health reported 66 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 13,003 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 7,000 new cases in the last week.

Regional Health News

After every mass violence incident, Barbara Thompson sees a pattern.

“You almost always hear that the people think that there was something wrong — that this person had a mental illness,” said Thompson, who is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Indiana. “And so it becomes something really difficult for people who are experiencing mental health conditions to feel like maybe they're being connected somehow to these tragic events.”

Myranda Tetzlaff is a 25-year-old who has two pit bull mixes named Bub and Goose. She takes them on long walks for exercise. But she recently caught herself backing out of a hike— because she was afraid of seeing other people on the trail.

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The Midwest is home to tens of thousands of immigrants — including refugees from countries like Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Iraq. And it’s been a challenge to provide information about COVID-19 and vaccines to those who don’t speak English.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

  

In season 6 we explore how Latinx in the Midwest are recovering from Covid-19 - en varias areas - like economic recovery, physical health, salud mental, education and unemployment.

¿QPM? Season 6 is here! ¡Escucha!

Apr 15, 2021
PAOLA MARIZÁN

Season 6 of ¿QPM? explores how Latinx in the Midwest are recovering from Covid-19 en muchas areas; including economic recovery, salud física y mental, education, unemployment, y mucho más.

The ¿QPM? team takes some time to reflect at the end of Season 5. They discuss how the episodes impacted them and how they’ve been getting through the year. Esperamos que las historias from this season have been a light during este tiempo difícil.

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