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EcoReport – August 27, 2015

In today’s Feature, Hugh MacMillan, from Food and Water Watch, discusses some of the problems his organization sees with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

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Clean Power Plan Critic

In today’s Feature, Hugh MacMillan, from Food and Water Watch, discusses some of the problems his organization sees with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.

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IN Nature -Ring-Necked Snake

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Better Beware! – College Scams 2

Students can be more vulnerable to rip-off artists than any other group. Here are some of the biggest reasons why, and the biggest traps to avoid.

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Local Residents Voice Opinions on Planned Parenthood Funding

Twenty-three local residents voiced their opinions before the Monroe County Council last night, as the Council considered whether to approve a $3,000 grant to Planned Parenthood. The local clinic requested the money to help pay for contraceptives, STD testing and medical examinations. Planned Parenthood has been under fire in recent weeks after an anti-abortion group released a series of heavily …

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Daily Local News – August 26, 2015

A student and a parent raised complaints last night about the start time for middle and high school students at local public schools; Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer says there has been a startling increase in heroin and opiate-related deaths in Monroe County; The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded the City of Bloomington a grant worth almost $10,000; Seasonal workers …

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Park Workers Receive Raises in 2016 Budget

Seasonal workers at local parks can expect a four percent increase in their hourly wages next year, while permanent staff can expect a two percent raise. These proposals were part of the 2016 budget request presented by the Director of the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Mick Renneisen. Renneisen spoke to the Bloomington Board of Park Commissioners yesterday.  He first …

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Heroin Use on the Rise in Monroe County

Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer says there has been a startling increase in heroin and opiate related deaths in Monroe County. Meyer was quoted in an article in the Herald-Times. Overdose deaths have surpassed even that of car accidents. Between the years of 2012 and 2014 the number of heroin overdoses that made it to the IU hospital increased from …

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MCCSC Board Fields Complaints About Start Times

A student and a parent raised complaints last night about the start time for middle and high school students at local public schools. The Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees heard first from the Senior Class President at Bloomington High School North, Adrian Thompson.  The school day at Middle and High Schools in the district begins at 7:40 …

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Standing Room Only – A Conversation with Music Critic Jessica Hopper

On August 4, 2015, The Friends of the Monroe County Library hosted music and culture critic Jessica Hopper  who read excerpts from her book titled “The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic” and took questions from the audience. Hopper is a senior editor at Pitchfork, a music webzine based in Chicago.

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