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Current person in role: Jar Turner (2015-present)

J460 Reports – Part One

Welcome to the annual WFHB series “J460 Reports” a partnership between the Indiana University School of Journalism and WFHB. During the spring semester of 2014, students in Professor Mike Conway’s Course Community Journalism pursued stories in the underreported subjects of health, homelessness, aging, and the environment. Reports From: Ally Tsimekles, Dani Aleksa, Daion Morton, Lindsey Wright, Olivia DeWeese, Neal Early, …

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Bloomington Beware! – Making Contact

Scammers get in touch with you in different ways, but they’re always after the same thing: your money. Here are three classic and timely examples.

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The Public Service of Charlotte Zietlow

Today, Charlotte Zietlow, former Bloomington City Council member, Monroe County Commissioner, and current President of the Board of Public Works, speaks with WFHB correspondent Michael G. Glab about her life in public service, for today’s WFHB feature report.

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Daily Local News – May 21, 2014

A set of proposed rules would leave exactly 47 locations in Monroe County where companies could legally build adult bookstores or strip clubs; Eleven international teachers are coming to IU’s campus this fall as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program; More than ninety percent of water utility customers use online payments, saving the city printing and mailing …

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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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