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Bloomington Expected to Receive Grant Money from Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development

The city of Bloomington is expecting to receive $110,000 in grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development. Bloomington City Council member Susan Sandberg says while the grant allocations have not been approved yet, she expects the allocations to be distributed to five non-profit partners in the city. Sandberg said the agencies mentioned in the allocations have not …

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Indiana Given a D- for Reproductive Health and Rights

Indiana has been given a D minus for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. The Director of Public Policy for the Institute, Jennie Wetters, says too many residents do not have access to reproductive care and that sex education programs for youth are QUOTE “sorely lacking.” According to a press release from the Institute, 62 …

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Representative Lucas Proposes Bill to Prohibit Firearm Regulation and Backs Bill to Prohibit Government Issued Marriage Licenses

A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties. House Bill 1055 was proposed by Representative Jim Lucas, from Seymour. Indiana law currently grants universities the ability to ban or allow guns on campus. Indiana University and Purdue University both ban firearms. The bill would not allow individuals involved …

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Brittany Packnett Spoke Monday at Bloomington’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

On Monday night, the executive director of Teach for America in St. Louis, Brittany Packnett spoke to a full house at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Packnett was the keynote speaker at the city of Bloomington’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration. Packnett discussed struggles and protests in the St. Louis area, particularly those surrounded the killing of Michael Brown in …

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Bloomington-based Nonprofit Granted Money to Buy 700 Doses of an Overdose Antidote Drug

A Bloomington-based nonprofit organization has been granted money to buy about 700 doses of an overdose antidote drug. WFHB News Director Joe Crawford has more on that story.

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Voices in the Street – “Content of Character: Assessing Racial Equality in America”

This past Monday, we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is a central figure in non-violent opposition to racism and the fight for racial equality. Martin Luther King would’ve turned 87 years old Monday, and it’s been almost 50 years since he delivered his “I have a Dream” speech, so Voices in the …

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Daily Local News – January 21, 2016

The city of Bloomington is expecting to receive $110,000 in grants from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development; A bill in the Indiana Statehouse would prohibit state agencies including universities from regulating firearms and ammunition on their properties; Indiana has been given a D- for reproductive health and rights by the Population Institute in Washington DC. FEATURE A …

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EcoReport – January 21, 2016

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Stant of the Indiana Forest Alliance talks about the Division of Forestry’s sustainable forestry audits, and how Indiana legislators are proposing to set aside 10% of Indiana State forests to be old growth forests where logging and road building will not occur. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological …

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Indiana Legislators Propose Larger No-Growth Forest Areas

In today’s Eco-Report feature, Jeff Stant of the Indiana Forest Alliance talks about the Division of Forestry’s sustainable forestry audits, and how Indiana legislators are proposing to set aside 10% of Indiana State forests to be old growth forests where logging and road building will not occur.

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The Beech Tree

In today’s IN Nature segment, we look at the Beech Tree.

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