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Indiana DWD Will Collect Unemployment Overpayments From Tax Refunds

Some Hoosiers are finding out money from their income tax refunds are being taken by the Department of Workforce Development to pay off unemployment benefits they received by mistake. However, the department has suspended other types of collections during the public health emergency declared by the governor.

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'I Want To Be Here': Indiana Teachers Eager For COVID-19 Vaccine Under New Eligibility

President Joe Biden has opened up federal COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to K-12 teachers and child care workers, with many in Indiana already making plans to get their shot at federal pharmacy program sites .

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WATCH VIDEO: WVPE's Justin Hicks On Spring (Baseball, Grass vs. Snow & Supporting Public Radio)

WVPE's Justin Hicks has some thoughts on spring. He's excited the N.Y. Mets are in spring training (though he fears that may be the best part of their season.) He's thankful to see mostly grass instead of snow on the ground. And he's viewing spring as a time of renewal (yes, financial renewal) for WVPE listeners who rely on the station for news, information and entertainment. Check out his video for yourself. And then please consider a donation as a sustaining member by clicking here.

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The number of refugees has soared over the past four years, with more than 26 million refugees worldwide as of mid-2020, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

U.S. Capitol Police requested a 60-day extension for a portion of the National Guard troops currently in Washington, D.C., Thursday as the threat of a possible attack from militia groups looms over the city.

What newfound freedoms can people who have been vaccinated feel safe about? With only about 20% of U.S. adults vaccinated against COVID-19, experts explain why some restrictions remain in place.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, about coronavirus tests and the future of COVID-19 vaccines.

In March of 2020, a group of homeless and housing-insecure people broke into empty government-owned homes in a neighborhood of Los Angeles, and occupied them. They called themselves "Reclaimers."

In Mississippi, some residents still don't have running water after a winter storm weeks ago. It's another frustration as the governor lifts the mask mandate among limited COVID-19 vaccination supply.

The U.S. job market is starting to show signs of recovery. Though unemployment has been falling, around 4 million people had been unemployed for over six months in February.

As the world approaches a year since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the appeal of virtual happy hours and other ways of staying connected via screens has faded for many people.

Enter Canada Post, which is providing an alternate way for people to connect with those they're missing — one postcard at a time.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Elizabeth Holmes, writer and longtime royal watcher, about the fallout from Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Myanmar's military has used live ammunition to quell ongoing protests, which are trying to restore democratic rule, killing scores of protesters in recent days.

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