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INDIANAPOLIS — Sixty-six years ago Wednesday, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a White man on an Alabama bus. Her seemingly simple protest helped inspire many more to come during the Civil Rights Movement.

It is exciting to see 4-H continuing to promote Healthy Living. Exercise, eating wisely, and being surrounded by positive people are at the core of being a healthy person. These recipes are from my creative, fiery Mama. So many memories have been made around our table. Thanks, Mom. Thanks, 4…

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WASHINGTON — Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court in historic arguments Wednesday over the landmark ruling nearly 50 years ago that declared a nationwide right to end pregnancies and has forged one of the most enduring fault lines in American life and politics.

NEW ALBANY — Attorney Calvin A. Blank has joined the law firm of Lorch Naville Ward LLC, 506 State St. in New Albany, in the general practice of law.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will urge Americans to get vaccinated including booster shots as he seeks to quell concerns Monday over the new COVID-19 variant omicron, but he won’t immediately push for more restrictions to stop its spread, his chief medical adviser said.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he would extend the state’s public health emergency for another month amid a stalled legislative proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunization…

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INDIANA — In her new position as a dean at Hoosier Prairie Elementary, Amy Walker works with young children to talk about emotions and how to handle their feelings when they are sad, anxious or angry.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville bar owner was arrested Wednesday on several felony charges after a yearlong investigation by the Indiana State Police Special Investigations Section, Indiana Department of Revenue and the Indiana Excise Police.

Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year. For 2021, AAA has estimated that 48.3 million Americans will travel by automobile over the Thanksgiving holiday; an 8% increase over 2020.

The advice that public health officials and medical experts gave in 2020 regarding holiday gatherings was that because of COVID-19 they should be canceled or be virtual events. A lot has changed since then.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Local health departments have been seeing a steady flow of residents receiving COVID-19 vaccines in recent weeks as eligibility has expanded, including low-dose Pfizer vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 and adults receiving their booster shot.

The Ann Rogers Clark Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution met with Captain Nick Mobley of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for “Be Safe,” a program that focused on situational awareness for everyone. Regent Sheila Parsons introduced the speaker.

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