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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a deeply divided nation and inherited a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

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FLOYD COUNTY — Last summer, as racial tensions increased and COVID-19 continued to blaze a deadly path across the nation, Floyd County Commissioners President Shawn Carruthers announced a plan to see a new mission statement approved covering all of the county’s operations and employees.

CLARK COUNTY — The River Ridge Development Authority took a step Tuesday toward what could be the first new contract for development of 2021 in the Clark County commerce park, and Executive Director Jerry Acy said the first few weeks of the year have already shown promise.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A renewed call by Democrats for an increase to Indiana’s minimum wage isn’t winning over Republicans who control the Statehouse, with the governor saying his goal is to prepare workers for advancing beyond low-paying jobs.

Did the year 2020 get you down? Has its effects flavored 2021 so much that it tastes bitter already? Whether limited in travel or quarantines in COVID, perhaps what your spirit needs is a reason to celebrate. Try on one or more of these national days and see if your spirit becomes lifted.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A total of 8,936 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 24 from the previous day, the Indiana Department of Health reported on Sunday. Among those deaths is another recorded in Clark County, which has had 130 fatal COVID-19 cases.

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VINCENNES (AP) — The one-time Indiana home of the nation’s ninth president is getting a $1.2 million restoration that will include sprucing up the more than 200-year-old mansion’s main floor with new windows and porches.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health on Saturday reported that 3,973 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 587,049 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous days dashboard.

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TERRE HAUTE (AP) — The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

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I’ll admit that we have been on quite a pizza obsession of late. Coming up with different combinations is just plain fun, and if done right, absolutely delicious. In today’s edition of BBQ My Way, I am going to share a pizza recipe that my son, Andrew, came up with, centered around a white h…

Meet the Magnificent Margo, a 2-year-old pit bull terrier mix who is looking to pull the ultimate disappearing act out of the shelter and into your home! Margo found herself at The New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter when her previous shelter needed to make some space. She’s sure to put a…

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INDIANA — The Indiana National Guard is preparing to activate more than 600 of its members to help support civil authorities for the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden in Washington, D.C.

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If you are looking for an easy, budget-friendly recipe for an on-the-go snack, homemade granola may be for you. With just a few ingredients and 30 minutes of your time, you can mix up this whole-grain recipe for less than 20 cents a serving.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Seventy-three of Indiana's 92 counties are now in the red zone for COVID-19 spread, the Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday, a record for the state's weekly reporting. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Several of the region’s key economic development and skills training officials called Tuesday for more racial diversity in the workplace, better understanding of the job market and increased partnerships.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Social service agencies were expected to meet this week to determine how to execute the annual Point in Time count of homeless individuals and families in Southern Indiana, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been identified in Indiana, according to a news release issued Monday by the Indiana Department of Health.

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During the opening days last week of an unusual session, Republicans and Democrats of the General Assembly released their priorities for 2021, many inspired by inequalities and shortcomings exposed by COVID-19.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing flags in the State of Indiana to be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health on Sunday reported that 5,127 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 563,653 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus.

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The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Southern Indiana saw COVID-19 cases rise by 243 in the two-county region of Clark and Floyd, according to the latest data released Saturday by the Indiana Department of Health.

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