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Nut Club Cancels Fall Fest Over COVID Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed one of the Tri-State’s biggest events.

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TMS- Erik Beck

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Posey Schools Planning Return to Classrooms

5 hours ago
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Mt. Vernon and North Posey schools have released a reopening plan. 

Federal Money to Help Homeless Vets

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ECHO

Federal funding has been renewed to help homeless veterans in the Evansville area. 

Indiana News

The Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet says it’s expanding the state’s Next Level Jobs program with $37 million from the CARES Act. It’s a major part of the state’s strategy to help Hoosiers recover from pandemic-related job losses.

Go to school in person this fall or leave the country. That's the message Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is sending to international college students with a new policy announced Monday, and it's leaving students scrambling to figure out their options.

Career and technical education programs across Indiana were allowed to begin hands-on classes Monday so students could finish course requirements. It’s the first time students will take classes in a school since the pandemic began.

Regional Health News

COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HEALTH CARE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Though many people who have been seriously ill from COVID-19 are older or have underlying health conditions, it’s still unclear what causes certain people to get really sick. Aquarius Bunch was a healthy 27-year-old working at an assisted living facility in the Midwest when she got COVID-19. And she was pregnant.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDON DUNCAN

Brandon Duncan describes himself as fearless. So when he first heard news reports about the novel coronavirus, the 30-year-old wasn’t afraid for himself. 

“I’m like, how is this going to affect Danny?” he says.

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION

The Indiana Women’s Prison has taken hard measures to contain the coronavirus. Many inmates in the prison have spent long periods locked in their cells — which have no toilets, running water or air conditioning — with limited opportunities for relief. 

As temperatures rise over the summer months, advocates and those with loved ones inside certain housing units, known as the cottages, worry about the heat and long periods of confinement. They fear it could cause health problems for the inmates, and say that the treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. 

¿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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