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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 115 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 3,562 – the largest reported in a single week since the first week of June. 

A Trump administration official visiting Indiana this week met with Hoosier farmers discussing issues currently facing the agriculture community including trade and the coronavirus.

Researchers say extra money from the U.S. government helped many people rise out of poverty, even during the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. But now much of that stimulus is gone and poverty is rising again.

A senior Indiana budget official says the state is somewhat paralyzed by conflicting directives from the federal government over how it can spend COVID-19 relief dollars.

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) says he’ll be “disappointed” if the federal government provides any financial support for state and local government budgets in future COVID-19 relief packages.