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Monroe County Council Begins 2018 Budget Requests

The Monroe County Council began its review of 2018 budget requests last week in the first of six budget hearings scheduled for September. How the county will spend its public safety tax dollars featured prominently in the council’s September 5th work session. Giving a budget overview, council member Geoff McKim said overall funding requests exceeded expected revenues. McKim said the …

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Inside the New Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy on IU Campus

Slightly fewer than one out of every five women at Indiana University Bloomington have reported being sexually assaulted. The new Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy is an Indiana University campus resource that aims to educate students about what constitutes sexual assault, and to provide resources for victims. While the center itself is new, Senior Director Leslie Fasone …

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Daily Local News – September 12, 2017

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb authorized the deployment of an Indiana Department of Homeland Security team to Florida, in response to Hurricane Irma; The remnants of Hurricane Irma are making their way across southern Indiana, northern Kentucky, and the Cincinnati area today and tomorrow; The Monroe County Council began its review of 2018 budget requests last week in the first …

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Bring It On! – September 11, 2017

Hosts William Hosea and Cornelius Wright talk with Honorable Lonnie Randolph, Minority Whip, representing Indiana’s Senate District 2.  Topics include public policies that will address the primary concerns of minority citizens in Indiana., such as, reducing crime, gun violence and domestic violence within our communities: and targeting assistance to address the needs of families struggling to obtain basic necessities such …

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Newly-Discovered Vonnegut Short Stories To Be Published

Five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories are being released, after their discovery at the Indiana University Lilly Library. Vonnegut, Indiana’s most famous modern writer, died in November, 2007. Dan Wakefield, co-editor of the Complete Stories and one of Vonnegut’s long-time friends, spoke with WFHB News Director Wes Martin about the author.

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Indiana Officials Suggest Protections After Equifax Data Breach

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is advising residents to take steps to protect themselves in the wake of the Equifax data breach. The breach is estimated to affect 143 million Americans nationwide, including an estimated 3.8 million Hoosiers. Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, announced last Thursday that a cyber breach compromised much of its consumers’ personal …

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Monroe County Gives Grants To 10 Local Drug Treatment Organizations

Monroe County Commissioners are distributing more than $55,000 in grants to ten local organizations for their work in drug treatment, prevention, and support services. The grants come through the Monroe County CARES Board, a coordinating council for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. The awards are given in three categories: treatment, justice, and prevention. Commissioner Amanda Barge announced …

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Daily Local News – September 11, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners distribute more than $55,000 in grants to ten local drug treatment, prevention and support organizations; Indiana officials tell Hoosiers how to protect themselves after the Equifax data breach; City of Bloomington Utilities will keep water account balances unclaimed for seven years. FEATURE Five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories, found in the Indiana University Lilly Library, will …

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Local Live – Kacie Swierk

Kacie is currently based in Bloomington, IN. She is a 22-year old musician, singer and songwriter. Her music is mixed between folk, roots, and blues. Kacie’s songs strive for authenticity in both lyricism and composition. Her debut album, “This is Water,” was released on June 10th. She describes her music as being, “Laid back, but powerful. Stripped down, but bold.” …

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Hola Bloomington – Setember 8, 2017

Locutores Carlos Bakota, Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Hernandez hablan de la situacion politica actual y como nos esta afectando. DACA. Hosts Carlos Bakota, Luise Fuentes-Rohwer, luis Hernandez talk about the current political situation and its’ affects. DACA.

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