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Daily Local News – April 17, 2017


A program that provided afternoon snacks to Fairview Elementary School students has hit a roadblock; A 17-year-old from Mooresville is being tried as an adult for an incident which included an attempt to shoot a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy; A local property management company was the target of protest last week; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management Board has approved contracting with local firm Kessler Consulting for a feasibility study on a mixed waste processing facility; Open government advocates are urging Governor Eric Holcomb to veto a measure that would increase costs for accessing public records.

The Indiana General Assembly this year passed a bill aimed at reducing deaths from cervical cancer among Hoosier women. Representative Sharon Negele of Indianapolis authored the bill, which has now been signed into law.

In a press release last week, Rep. Negele said: “The disease is almost entirely preventable by receiving regular screenings, avoiding certain risk factors and getting vaccinated against HPV.”

Reporter Sarah Vaughan talks with the RN Program Manager at the Monroe County Public Health Clinic about the HPV vaccine in today’s WFHB community report.

Shay Upadhyay has been volunteering at WonderLab Museum since she was in the 7th grade, and has been a dedicated volunteer ever since. In her four years at WonderLab, Shay has donated over 600 hours of her time and talent, working in development, membership, and the volunteer department, the birthday program, outreach events, summer enrichment camps, and more! In recent years, Shay’s expanded her volunteerism to include service on the Monroe County Youth Council and the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Youth Council. On this week’s Activate! listen as Shay describes the impact that being a volunteer has had on her life and her community.

Anchors: Maria McKinley and Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Joe Crawford and Jerrod Dill; along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Sarah Vaughan.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Brooks; along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Board Engineer: Sarah Hetrick
DLN theme provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer: Joe Crawford

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