Gov. Eric Holcomb

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is appealing a judge’s ruling in his emergency powers lawsuit against the General Assembly.

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For weeks, hospitals across Indiana have endured a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Once again, the strain has revealed systemic flaws.

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Governor Eric Holcomb and Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan were both in attendance at a groundbreaking ceremony for a massive solar project Thursday.

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Purdue President Mitch Daniels, and officials with Saab gathered in West Lafayette Wednesday for the grand opening of a new manufacturing and research facility.

The Swedish-based aerospace company expects to bring 300 new jobs to the area by 2027.

The event felt at times like a rock concert: huge video projections of jets and waving American flags were paired with blaring guitar music. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said he’s evaluating all his options after a major loss in his legal battle with state lawmakers.

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Indiana Republican lawmakers scored a huge victory Thursday in their court battle with Gov. Eric Holcomb over emergency powers.

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Indiana’s 2021 redistricting process is officially over. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill creating new legislative districts into law Monday.

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Indiana’s official public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue for at least another month.

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Indiana State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) has died at the age of 63.

Fallen marine laid to rest in Logansport

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Cpl. Humberto Sanchez was laid to rest Tuesday in Logansport.

Humberto “Bert” Sanchez was one of 13 U.S. service members killed during a bombing attack in Afghanistan in August while helping with evacuation efforts at the Kabul airport. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the funeral.

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Indiana’s COVID-19 cases dip slightly following Labor Day weekend. Gov. Eric Holcomb says the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate is a “bridge too far.” And the Indiana Department of Health hires a company to help expand testing as demand continues to rise.

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It’s now up to Indiana courts to decide whether a new emergency powers law is unconstitutional. Attorneys for Gov. Eric Holcomb and the General Assembly faced off in court Friday to make their arguments.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb, Attorney General Todd Rokita and the General Assembly will square off in court again Friday, the latest hearing in an ongoing lawsuit over a new emergency powers law.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium, which the U.S. Supreme Court ended last month, was somewhat effective in keeping people in their homes. But the state’s moratorium, in place last year during the first few months of the pandemic, was far more effective.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest COVID-19 executive order requires hospitals to share new information, but does not reimpose any statewide restrictions during the current surge of cases.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Pence announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that the Defense Department (DOD) had approved Camp Atterbury near Edinburgh to temporarily house Afghan refugees.

The Republican from Columbus said he expected the camp to be ready to accept refugees in the next couple days, and that it should be able to hold 5,000 people.

READ MORE: Military Contractor Planning 1,000+ Bunk Beds Near Camp Atterbury

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Gov. Eric Holcomb didn’t shed any more light Tuesday on why he extended his latest COVID-19 executive order by just two days.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb is again extending a limited COVID-19 executive order related to health care workers. But instead of another month, it’s just for two days.

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The Indiana Supreme Court denied Attorney General Todd Rokita’s effort to halt a lawsuit between the governor and the General Assembly over emergency powers.

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The head of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus said Gov. Eric Holcomb is moving at a snail’s pace when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion. Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) gives Holcomb a near-failing grade for his performance so far.

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Indiana’s top state health officials say they have no plans to leave their posts any time soon.

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Indiana is gearing up to increase the availability of COVID-19 tests in response to significantly higher demand.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb said health is Indiana’s “Achilles’ heel” – and he’s creating a Public Health Commission to try to improve it. The commission will spend the next year developing recommendations meant to strengthen the state’s public health system.

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The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s emergency order, which required the state to continue to provide expanded federal unemployment benefits. However, the decision will likely not affect unemployed Hoosiers as those federal benefits run out.

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The Indiana Department of Health reports more than 300 COVID-19 cases early in the school year. The state surpasses 3 million fully vaccinated, as new cases surpass 3,000 in a day for the first time since January. Gov. Eric Holcomb maintains that he will not reimpose restrictions. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb remains clear – he will not reimpose any statewide COVID-19 restrictions. That’s as the state and country are in the midst of a new wave of worsening COVID-19 conditions.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday he has taken steps to identify and address equity and diversity issues within state government. That comes a full year after announcing many of those initiatives.

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Blackjack, roulette and other Class III games opened for play Thursday at South Bend’s Four Winds Casino. That’s after Indiana and Pokagon Band officials signed a historic gaming compact earlier this year. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t reimposing a mask wearing mandate in state government buildings despite new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance

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Gov. Eric Holcomb doesn’t reimpose statewide restrictions. Indiana Department of Health officials strongly urge masks in school, but aren’t requiring them. And a few local governments begin reinstating mask requirements.