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Some COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Allowable capacity in restaurants, bars and music venues will increase March 1. Looking at data in Marion County, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine,...

COVID-19 one year later: Lasting effects and things we wish we knew then

Alicia Murray picked up a bag of Fritos recently, took a bite of one and thought the taste was off. It was disgusting, she...

Frederick Douglass Park to get new family center through city investment

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced proposed funding for a series of upgrades to city-county facilities, including $20 million that will go toward a new Family...

Access to telemedicine poses challenge for African Americans

After DorShann Lewis, a Black working mother in Fishers, had her baby late last year, she relied on virtual visits to see her doctor. “It...

Local residents search for help making utility payments

Ruth Johnson has been able to keep the lights on at the apartment she shares with her daughter on the north side of Indianapolis,...

Tackling infant and maternal mortality in the Indiana Legislature

Roughly 53 out of 100,000 Black Hoosier women die giving birth every year. Fourteen Black babies out of every 100,000 births died in 2019.   While...

Education must happen before vaccination

With COVID-19 limiting gatherings, the Westside Community Development Corp. had to get creative for a recent wellness event. So, it hosted a Health and Wealth...

County health department aims for herd immunity by end of June

Only 19% of Black people 70 and older in Marion County have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to...

Lack of medical school diversity could be making pandemic worse

Almost every discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic, from newspaper articles to academic papers to virtual town halls, includes some variation of the phrase: The...

Love yourself this Valentine’s Day by looking after your heart

Not only is February a month dedicated to the ones you love, but it is also a time to love yourself by looking after...

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