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Gov. Eric Holcomb insists Hoosiers are safe at polling places across the state amid the ongoing pandemic. That’s despite a record new number of COVID-19 cases, long lines at the polls and some county clerks who refuse to follow Holcomb’s mask-wearing order.

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Lincoln Elementary School received a donation of over a thousand masks from high-end local retailer Jophiel today for students and staff.

The masks were made by volunteers and staff at Jophiel, which has donated more than 7,000 masks to area schools. 

Lincoln principal Claire Paul says she was worried over the summer about how students would handle having to wear masks, but that they’ve done a great job with them.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is keeping his finger pressed on the pause button for Indiana’s reopening plan.

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Students who already gave up prom, graduation, and summer vacations are beginning their college experiences differently.

But that’s the least of worries for the health officials tasked with keeping them safe.

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Gob. Eric Holcomb anunció el Miércoles que Indiana se unirá a los estados adyacentes con el mandato obligatorio de máscaras empezando el Lunes 27 de Julio. El gobernador firmó la orden ejecutiva el Viernes. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb reversed course Friday – the executive order establishing a statewide mask mandate will include no criminal penalty.

That comes after significant pressure over the mandate from some Republican lawmakers and local law enforcement officials.

Holcomb emphasized in his announcement Wednesday that the order wouldn’t focus on enforcement.

“The mask police will not be patrolling Hoosier streets,” Holcomb said.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb says he’s confident he has the legal authority for his order requiring Hoosiers to wear masks in public.

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Congress continues to debate next steps on federal assistance for small businesses and individuals. An advocacy group says more needs to be done to help many Indiana shops survive.

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Attorney General Curtis Hill, in a non-binding opinion, says Gov. Eric Holcomb doesn’t have the authority to mandate Hoosiers wear masks in public or attach a criminal penalty to that order.

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Most Indiana students – and all adults – must wear masks at school as buildings prepare to reopen to in-person instruction.

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