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Indiana Earthskills Gathering Features Hands-on Workshops on Skill-Building

Ever wonder how to make moccasins, identify herbs to use for medicine, or learning other wilderness, earth-friendly skills? On the weekend of May 13-15, Indiana will have its first “Earthskills Gathering,” a family friendly event that features hands-on workshops on skill-building: making things by hand, learning about nature, camping, theatre, music, storytelling and theater. Monique Philpop, one of the event …

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Voters Will Decide Whether Property Owners Should Provide Support to the Brown County Career Resource Center

Brown County voters will decide on Tuesday whether property owners should provide support to the Brown County Career Resource Center and the school district’s general fund. Brown County taxpayers are in the final year of paying a 1-cent tax to support the career center. Officials say the referendum is needed to keep the career center open and help maintain the …

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Mapping the Firefly’s Genome

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissel interviews IU post-doc Megan Behringer about the status of Fireflies and her involvement with a project to map the genome of the Firefly.

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EcoReport – April 28, 2016

In today’s EcoReport feature, Bob Kissel interviews IU post-doc Megan Behringer about the status of Fireflies and her involvement with the Project to map the genome of the Firefly. 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 …

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Bloomingfoods Closing Elm Heights Store

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May as part of their consolidation process in the face of financial strain. Both the Elm Heights store and the commissary kitchen employ up to 50 workers, who are represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. While a …

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Better Beware! – Healthcare Fraudsters

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) affects everyone. And what a better population to target for scams then all the USA! The Indiana Department of Insurance is warning about high pressure telemarketers selling health insurance plans that are fraudulent. Learn how to recognize a fraudster.

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Bernie Sanders Supporters Speak Outside IU Auditorium

Bernie Sanders supporters waiting in line about 2 p.m. on April 27th outside the IU Auditorium. (Photo by Joe Crawford)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is set to speak at a rally this evening at the IU Auditorium. The doors opened at 5 o’clock and Sanders is supposed to begin speaking around 7. Sanders is the first presidential candidate to hold a rally in Bloomington this election season. His supporters began lining up outside the Auditorium early this morning. WFHB …

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2016

The Bloomingfoods board of directors announced today that the co-op will be closing down the Elm Heights location in May; The I-69 Development Partners Team have announced continued intermittent overnight closure of both northbound and southbound lanes on State Road 37; Earlier this month, a 28-year-old bald eagle was spotted for the first time since being rescued back in 1987; …

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Monroe County Emergency Dispatch Center additional funding

Monroe County residents may be paying an additional tax to fund the Monroe County Emergency Dispatch Center and other safety initiatives. A proposed ordinance to create the tax would eventually have to gain approval from the County Income Tax Council. The first stop for the proposed ordinance, though, is the Ellettsville Town Council. If the ordinance passes, it will next …

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Bloomington Mayor Hamilton announces new City Sustainability Initiatives

On Friday, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton made a speech at City Hall about two new sustainability initiatives from his office. The announcement came during an Earth Day celebration. First, ask the City Council to pass an ordinance requiring buildings of significant size to report energy usage each year to allow benchmarking. Other cities currently have such “notification” ordinances. Secondly, the …

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