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

Medicaid Expansion

Last February, Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Washington meeting with Kathleen Sebelius, then-Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, to discuss his desire to administer any expansion of Medicaid to the state, as provided under the Affordable Care Act. While the majority of other states have decided to expand, Indiana has not, having received a federal waiver to …

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Daily Local News – April 23, 2014

Assessor Judy Sharp told the County Council that tax cases involving her office often get held up in the appeals system for years; The Bloomington Board of Public Works heard a presentation April 22nd about a pedestrian safety project on IU’s campus; President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neil have been announced as commencement …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Grants and Loans

People are often confused about the difference between grants and loans. Join Steve and Marc Tschida, Nonprofit Central Coordinator at Monroe County public Library to learn the difference.

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Earth Day 2014

First established in 1970, today marks the 44th annual Earth Day, and this weekend an organization called Earth Day Indiana will hold its 25th annual celebration of the planet. Summer Keown, the executive director of Earth Day Indiana, gives a history of the organization. Sponsors of this weekend’s event include some of Indiana’s top manufactures and biggest employers such as …

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The Strike Mic – Slut Walk 2014

This week on The Strike Mic: About two hundred people showed up yesterday to support this year’s Slut Walk, an annual event aimed to fight against those who shame, and sometimes blame, victims of rape and sexual assault. Tune in every Tuesday for a new edition of The Strike Mic, a weekly update from your friends and neighbors working to …

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Registration Closing in for Two Local Filmmaking Events

Two filmmaking events are coming to The Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington this October, and the registration deadline for both is next week. The first, called Bloomington Cycles, will feature a screening of the 1979 film Breaking Away. Executive Director Danielle McClelland explains the rest. Five days later The Buskirk will host The 2nd Annual Mix-Off: Bloomington’s Ultimate Bartender Showdown. McClelland …

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Richard Lugar Visits IU to Discuss Why “Ukraine Matters”

Richard Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and former United States Senator for Indiana, will give a talk tomorrow titled “Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action.” During his 36 years in the Senate Lugar concentrated on foreign policy, and Maria Bucur-Deckard, associate dean for the school …

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Daily Local News – April 22, 2014

Richard Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and former United States Senator for Indiana, will give a talk tomorrow titled “Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action.” ; Experts are planning to do an underwater study of Lake Lemon about ten miles northeast of Bloomington; Two filmmaking …

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Activate! – IU Health Bloomington Hospital: Delores and John Neuman

Delores and John Neuman talk about their experiences as long time volunteers with IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

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Indiana Gets High Grade for Transparency Website

Indiana received the highest grade in the country in a report on government transparency earlier this month. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave the state an A minus for its website that tracks government spending. The site is called the Indiana Transparency Portal. The high praise comes just a couple months after reports that state employees were manipulating the …

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