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Daily Local News – May 19, 2016

5/19/16 The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last month that the court could not require state legislators to release email records, and today some Hoosiers are asking for the court to reconsider; Yesterday the Monroe County Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a final report on how to brand the westside TIF district, also referred to as the WEDA, or Westside …

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Voices in the Street – “Extra pay for Over time. Doubling the threshold for workers.”

Yesterday, President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay for worker earning $23,000 to almost $48,000. This move could potentially increase pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime before. The new rule will go into effect on December 1st, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors whether or not they …

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Lee Huss on the Emerald Ash Borer – EcoFeature – May 19, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy is interviewing Lee Huss, a local tree expert, about the emerald ash borer.

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EcoReport – May 19, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Norm Holy is interviewing Lee Huss, a local tree expert, about the emerald ash borer. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and …

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Daily Local News – May 18, 2016

Today President Obama doubled the salary threshold for overtime pay protections, potentially increasing pay for millions of Americans who hadn’t been getting paid for working overtime; City of Bloomington residents may see a 22% increase in their water and sewer rates starting next year. The proposed rate increase was presented to the Utilities Service Board on Monday; Indiana University released …

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Better Beware – Religious Scams

Any religion or belief system can be a tool for a con artist working an “affinity fraud.” Here’s a look at the subject, with a couple of unholy examples.

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Graduates Job Hunting, With Tattoos

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With the school year now over, many college students and graduates have embarked on journeys to score jobs or internships. One question that some students should be asking is whether a tattoo could be a professional liability. Jordan Morgan, a journalism student at IU, investigated the evolving opinions of tattoos in society and in the workplace.

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The Ins and Outs of Money – Your Voices: Joint Finances

As a followup to our recent segment on how couples handle household finances, we hit the street to get stories from real people.

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Indiana Joins Movement to Amend U.S. Constitution

As disdain and distrust of the U.S. federal government remains high, with a recent Gallup poll putting Congressional approval at a meager 13%, some state legislative bodies across the country are using a less well known means of passing constitutional amendments in order to circumvent Washington. Correspondent Joshua Fleck takes us inside the story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – May 17, 2016

In anticipation of the five year anniversary of the disappearance of Lauren Spierer, the Bloomington Police Department has released a statement saying “the case continues to be a priority for the investigators assigned and there is work being done on the case literally every day”; Work has resumed on I-69 Section 5 through Bloomington after contractual disputes halted construction earlier …

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