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Daily Local News – April 13, 2016

Abortion rights activists are encouraging men to start taking part in a protest against Indiana’s HEA 1337—one of the nation’s most restrictive laws on a woman’s right to choose; The gender wage gap costs Hoosier women more than ten billion dollars a year, according to a new study from the National Partnership for Women and Families; The United Way of …

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Interchange – On Police Force

Critical Incident Response Team in training at the Public Safety Training Center on South Walnut. Photo courtesy of the Bloomington Police Dept.

Let’s start with this bit from Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone performed in Nazi occupied France in 1942. The stress here is not on individual men, but on the institutional role. They are the guards. They chew tobacco; one smells of garlic,another of beer; but they’re not a bad lot. They have wives they are afraid of, kids who are …

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News Director Joe Crawford Speaks with Former Congressman Baron Hill About His U.S. Senate Bid

Former congressman Baron Hill stopped through Bloomington last week as he continued his campaign for U.S. Senate. Hill is the only Democratic candidate on the ballot to replace Senator Dan Coats, a Republican who will retire at the end of this year. There are currently two Republican candidates for the seat. One is Representative Todd Young, who represents the 9th …

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The Ins and Outs of Money

Heading to the grocery store? Don’t forget your shopping list—and this list of tips for saving big at the supermarket.

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Daily Local News – April 12, 2016

A movement to unionize graduate student employees has been announced at Indiana University; Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Corman says a back-up ambulance is helping with an increase in emergency service calls; In other business, Council member Brian Mobley said he’s been receiving emails and phone calls from residents concerned about a water quality violation; The Department of Near Eastern Languages …

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Ellettsville Fire Department Acquires Back-Up Ambulance to Aid in Emergency Call Increase

Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Corman says a back-up ambulance is helping with an increase in emergency service calls. In his yearly report to the Ellettsville Town Council, Corman said his department received more than eleven hundred EMS calls in 2015, and 468 separate calls requiring an ambulance, which was a dramatic increase from previous years. The back up ambulance is …

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Bring It On – April 11, 2016

Bring It On’s William Hosea and Liz Mitchell welcome special guests IU Professor, Dr. Tyron Cooper, and the City of Bloomington’s Dan Niederman and Hannah Lehman from the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND).

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Activate! Hannah Center – Kathryn Sandefur

Hannah Center

Kathryn Sandefur discusses her involvement with the Hannah Center, which provides counseling, educational classes, material goods, and in some cases even housing for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The Hannah Center provides a wide range of support for women and men dealing with tough family-planning decisions, and volunteers like Kathryn are an integral part of delivering these important services. LINKS …

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Bloomington Utilities Names New Director

Former Monroe County Council president Vic Kelson has been named the new director of the City of Bloomington Utilities Department. Kelson is a professional engineer and a certified ground water professional, according to a statement from the city government. He served on the County Council from 2007 until 2013, when he resigned. At the time, he said he needed more …

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Monroe County Voter Registration Count Spikes – County Calls for More Poll Workers

There has been a spike in voter registration in Monroe County this year. Monroe County Election Supervisor Tree Martin says 2300 new voters have registered in Monroe County. Martin explained the logic behind the rise in registered voters, saying “This is the first time that you have the potential to have a female for president; this is the first time …

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