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Fetus Burial Rights Legislation to Take Effect in Fall

            A law passed by the Indiana legislature this year goes into effect this fall – requiring that medical personnel inform parents who have just experienced a miscarriage that they have a legal right to a burial. WFHB correspondent Sierra Gardner speaks with the author of the bill, and visits a local cemetery that offers …

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Daily Local News – August 7, 2014

Monroe County is expected to take a step tomorrow toward ending a legal battle over Interstate 69; Southwest INDOT has announced that paving is now underway for Section 4 of I-69 between Crane and Bloomington; A new study out of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis found doctors treat patients differently depending on race; The Indiana University Board of Trustees meets tomorrow, …

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Voices in the Street – Mideast Violence Spirals Out of Control

Recently, Israeli President, Benjamin Netanyahu said that the goal of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is to bring about “sustainable quiet” for the people of Israel by de-militarizing Gaza and Hamas. But Palestinian sympathizers argue that before any talk of demilitarization can commence, Israel must commit to the end of the Palestinian blockade and occupation. With spiraling violence marked by short-lived …

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EcoReport – Eyewitness Accounts: Logging at Yellowwood State Forest

In today’s EcoReport feature, two area residents who live adjacent to Yellowwood State Forest share their firsthand experiences of the impacts of logging on Indiana’s public lands.

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Daily Local News – August 6, 2014

Loretta Rush has been selected as Indiana’s next Chief Justice; The city of Bloomington on Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs is asking for nominations for the Latino Leader Award and Agency/Organization Award; Local husband and wife photographers Peggy and John Woodcock are the featured artists this month in Bloomington’s City Hall Showers Atrium; SafeWise has ranked Ellettsville as one …

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Local Live – Nate Johnson & The Keepers


Saxophonist and blues singer Nate Johnson brings in his band of seasoned musicians for a session of fun and funky blues jams. 1. Nate the Great 2. Down in the Valley (Otis Redding cover) 3. You’re So Unhappy 4. Not Gonna Take it Anymore 5. Bring it on Home (Sam Cooke cover) CREDITS Hosted by JR “Jar” Turner Engineered by …

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Daily Local News – August 5, 2014

Some companies may soon be exempt from Bloomington’s new regulations on chain businesses downtown; A study released today by a conservative think tank claims Governor Mike Pence’s Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 will damage the state’s economy; A majority of students at Indiana’s public universities are women, but most of those who govern the schools are men; The annual Forbes list …

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Activate! – Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

Crystal Ritter talks about her decade of experience as a volunteer with Lotus and the amazing sense of community that her commitment has brought to her life. Also, volunteer opportunities for Lotus and other organization around town. Links: Lotus Education & Arts Foundation Lotus Festival Volunteering Volunteer Opportunities Calendar

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Highlights from the Monroe County 4H Fair

MC Fair

The Monroe County Fair concluded this weekend, WFHB Correspondent Hondo Thompson was on location speaking to the vendors, attendees and organizers who come together for the annual celebration of summer in Monroe County, for today’s community report.

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Daily Local News – August 4, 2014

Work begins today on a new greenspace surrounding the Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center; A group of Indiana firefighters, police officers and emergency medical providers announced today that they have signed a legal brief in support of marriage equality in Indiana; Last Friday, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of …

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