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Coroner Investigation Costs Increase Due To Opioid Deaths

The Monroe County Coroner is seeing an increase in costs associated with death investigations driven by the opioid epidemic. Taxpayers are footing the bill. Reporter Sarah Vaughan spoke with Coroner Joani Shields for today;s community report.

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Developer Tabbed for Convention Center Expansion

The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Commission has selected a developer for a proposed convention center expansion. Indianapolis-based Sun Development and Management Corporation outshone two competitors to gain the Commission’s favor. In the commission’s July 11th meeting, Commission member Patrick Stoffers explained why he felt Sun Development is the better choice. The 90-year-old convention center building is located at West …

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“Lot of Lessons” to Be Learned from I-69 Mistakes

State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes at this month’s State Budget Committee hearing, according to the Indiana Business Journal. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Luke Kenley said he believes “there are a lot of lessons” to be learned from how the state handled the project, especially from the failed partnership with a private developer for Section 5 …

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Daily Local News – July 17, 2017

Speck Mellencamp, son of singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with public intoxication and resisting law enforcement; State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes; The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Committee has selected a developer for the proposed convention center expansion; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District budget for 2018 may include a …

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Hola Bloomington-July 14, 2017

Noticias, leyes y politica con Carlos Bakota y Luis Hernandez. News, law, and politics with Carlos Bakora and Luis Hernandez.

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Kite Line: July 14, 2017- Mark Cook Reflects on Solidarity Across the Walls

We return for our final episode with Mark Cook, former political prisoner and member of the Black Panther Party and the George Jackson Brigade. After hearing some news and a request from a supporter of Indiana prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun, we hear from Mark Cook about the impact of outside solidarity. Not only did outside solidarity help Mark Cook get …

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Voices in the Street: “What should the minimum wage be in Bloomington and why?”

Minimum wage in Indiana is $7.25 per hour. The democratic party has introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. The cost of living index in Bloomington is 3% higher than in Indianapolis. We have asked your friends and neighbors what they would consider an appropriate minimum wage for Bloomington and why.

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Dan Canon

The son of a single mother, he dropped out of high school and played in a rock ’n roll band for ten years. Then he got serious about life and put himself through college and law school. In 2015 he argued before the United States Supreme Court for marriage equality and won the landmark case. Now, Dan Canon is running …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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Eco Feature: The Most Species of Hummingbirds in The World

Eco Report correspondent Bob Kissel visited Ecuador earlier this year for a two-week bird-watching tour. Kissel spoke with Tony Nunnery, a Mississippi native, who owns an ecological reserve boasting the most species of hummingbirds in the world.

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