Indiana

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Employees at the Ligonier Public Library got creative when brainstorming how to promote reading during the summer. 

Steve Burns / WFIU/WTIU News

Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Health confirmed its first death associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Indiana typically sees about 20 Hepatitis A cases a year. This year, however, there are 220 cases associated with the outbreak and over 100 hospitalizations, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Walmart announced plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne back in 2016. Now the big box retail chain is opening the doors to Indiana’s newest milk processing facility. 

Governor Eric Holcomb joined Walmart executives and the Allen County Board of Commissioners to announce the opening of the two hundred-fifty thousand square foot facility. 

Walmart U.S.A.’s executive Vice President of Food Charles Redfield greeted the crowd and said the facility will create about 300 new jobs once it’s at full capacity.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research announced their results for its Employment and Earnings Index and Poverty and Opportunity Index this week. States are graded on six areas and Indiana scored a “D+” in the reproductive rights category. 

by justgrimes via Flickr

Hoosiers have about a week to register to vote if they wish to participate in the upcoming May primary elections. The deadline to register or make changes to voter registration records is by the end of the day on April 9.

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