Gov. Eric Holcomb is shutting down state government buildings in Indianapolis for most of next week. He said its out of an abundance of caution surrounding threats to other state capitols related to President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration and the recent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The director of Indiana Universitys Environmental Resilience Institute has been picked to serve under the Biden administration. Janet McCabe, also a professor at IUPUI's McKinney School of Law, has been nominated as deputy administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Capitol attack targeting lawmakers in Washington, D.C., has left people reeling including educators but people in the education field say there are several steps schools can take to address ongoing political unrest, while supporting the emotional needs of kids.
The Indiana Department of Health added 4,744 confirmed COVID-19 cases to the state's total Friday, raising it to 583,160. The new cases were recorded Jan. 14. It also added 42 COVID-19 deaths to the state's total, bringing it to 8,872. The deaths occurred between Jan. 12-14.
The Indianapolis Opera continues renovation plans for the Basile Opera Center, in a former Meridian-Kessler Greek Orthodox Church.