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Bloomington Beware! – Bad Numbers

Phony charges, in relatively small amounts, can show up on your credit card or telephone bills. Here’s the info on two current schemes, and a warning to check out everything, every time.

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10,000+ Hoosiers Petition Governor Pence for Medicaid Expansion

More than ten thousand signatures in support of Medicaid expansion in Indiana were delivered to the office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence today, timed to reach him before he heads to DC to negotiate Indiana’s treatment of Affordable Care Act funds from the federal government. WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh spoke with Rob Stone, the director of the local group …

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Daily Local News – February 19, 2014

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition will host a film screening and public discussion over the new film Dirty Wars tonight; Last Thursday an organization that promotes education around soil and water issues asked Monroe County for twenty-five thousand dollars a year; The Richland Bean Blossom School Board voted February 17th to extend a student field trip in hopes of saving …

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Immigrant Rights Demonstrators Address Todd Young

Today in Bloomington, activists rallied outside of Representative Todd Young’s Congressional office while Bill Regan read a letter to Young about workers and immigrants’ rights. Many activist groups were on location to show their support and sign the letter that was read by Regan. Activists Joe Varga, Monica Morales, Arturo Viruete, and Rudy Lopez were also at the rally. WFHB …

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Ins and Outs of Money – Kids and Finances, Part 1

It is never too early to start discussing dollars and cents with kids, especially considering debt often begins in their teens. Ashley and Sarah cover creative ways to engage your kids in learning about smart money choices for a variety of ages.

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Activate! – Foundation for the Monroe County Community Schools: Cyrilla Helmi

Cyrilla Helm of the Foundation for the Monroe County Community Schools talks about the foundation’s mission as well as upcoming volunteer programs and fundraising events, including Drop the Puck on March 1st, 2014.

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Questions Remain in Matlock Heights Neighborhood

This Wednesday the Bloomington City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to restrict future development in a neighborhood on the north side of the city. Many residents of the Matlock Heights neighborhood have asked for designation as a conservation district, which would probably keep out new student-oriented apartment complexes or certain commercial businesses. The process has been underway since …

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Daily Local News – February 17, 2014

Senate passes HJR3, Bloomington city staff recently discovered a long-standing restaurant building is located partly in land reserved for a public street, At a meeting February 9th, the Ellettsville Plan Commission discussed the potential for allowing town residents to raise chickens, The Chamber’s Franklin Initiative Educator of the Year Award Ceremony takes place this Wednesday, The Working Poor Families Project …

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Scientist Ralph Keeling Talks Climate Change

Climate change scientist Ralph Keeling visits Bloomington next week to give a presentation at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Working with climate change and atmospheric science since the 1980′s, Keeling has been at the forefront of modern climate change research. WFHB correspondent Casey Kuhn spoke with Keeling about the upcoming talk, his current research, and his take …

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Volunteer Connection – February 14, 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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