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Daily Local News – May 20, 2014

The Monroe County Election Board struggled with the complexities of election law May 16th as they decided whether to invalidate some ballots cast during the May 6th primary election; A report from the National Employment Law Project found that Indiana has the largest increase of poverty-level jobs across the last 3 years. FEATURE Under new rules recently adopted by the …

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No Degree? No Problem! Indiana Lifts Degree Requirement for Educators

Under new rules recently adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education, high schools in Indiana will now be able to hire people without formal training as a teacher or school administrator. These new rules are similar to those first proposed by Tony Bennett, former state superintendent of public education. During the last general election Bennett, a republican, lost to …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Maintain Your Money’s Buying Power

You may be saving money, but are you growing it? On this installment we talk about inflation and how it can eat away at your savings if you don’t find prudent ways to keep it growing.

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Daily Local News – May 19th, 2014

There will be a protest at the Chipotle Restaurant on Kirkwood Avenue Saturday, May 24th; The Monroe County Commission accepted a $119,000 state grant May 16th to pay for a program aimed at protecting endangered adults; Hoosiers are being reminded to ‘click it or ticket.’ Bloomington Police Department is increasing efforts to enforce proper seatbelts and restraints with Memorial Day …

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Governor Mike Pence Unveils New Health Care Plan

Last week Governor Mike Pence unveiled his plan for covering the 350,000 Hoosiers who have been ineligible for both Affordable Care Act coverage and the Healthy Indiana Plan during the past year as Pence has resisted adopting the ACA and accepting federal funding to provide health insurance to those in need. The Daily Local news ran reports from affordable insurance …

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Activate! – Sandy Myers & Don Westerhouse: Habitat for Humanity ReStore


Sandy Myers, volunteer coordinator for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Don Westerhouse, a ReStore volunteer, discuss the ReStore’s mission and put out the call for the community to Fill the Gap by volunteering with them this summer. Join the ReStore team at http://www.monroecountyhabitat.org/restore/storevolunteer.

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Daily Local News – May 16, 2014

A new study out of the University of California says Indiana could bring about $39 million to the state economy over three years by ending the ban on same-sex marriage; State regulators gave their blessing this week to a new $630 million power plant to be built near Martinsville; Governor Mike Pence will have a new chief of staff starting …

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Diversity and Graduation at Indiana University

For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, correspondent Drew Daudelin spoke with Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers, about on-time graduation rates and diversity issues at Indiana University and across the state.

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Hola Bloomington – May 16, 2014

Hostess Cristy Padilla and Maria Auxiliadora talk to Lillian Casillas  (director of La Casa) and Mario Garcilazo about the summer opportunities for youth. Also our segment of sports, “desde los pasillos…” and the events of the week.

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Volunteer Connection – May 16, 2014

A weekly snapshot of how people of all ages can match their time and talents to local needs. Each week Volunteer Connection brings you the “featured five” – five ways to get involved NOW! Volunteer Connection is a co-production of WFHB and the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network, working together to build an empowered, vibrant, and engaged community!

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