More than 18,000 unaccompanied minors were taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border in March, according to federal data. Many are fleeing dire situations in Mexico and Latin America. Some of the children may find foster homes in Indiana. 

Indiana House lawmakers debated a ban on so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports Monday.

The Indiana Department of Health reported 76 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 12,743 confirmed deaths. The state also reported nearly 7,800 new cases in the last week, the most reported in a single week since mid-February.

A bill prioritizing monument protection heads to the governor. A controversial elections measure dramatically scaled back. And legislation eliminating handgun licenses shot down in the Senate.

A House committee dramatically scaled back a controversial bill Thursday that would have imposed new voter identification requirements on absentee ballot applications.