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Daily Local News – April 21, 2014

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The Indiana University Bloomington School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, has announced it will purchase renewable energy certificates to
offset its use of electricity from fossil fuels; The Indiana University Women’s Student Association is hosting a “Slut Walk” this evening, beginning at 6 pm in Dunn Meadow; A wild food workshop featuring garlic mustard is coming to the Paynetown State Recreation Area on Monroe Lake next week; A bankruptcy court auction for Indiana Limestone Company, which filed for bankruptcy protection in February, was called after the Chicago investment firm
Wynnchurch Capital conveyed interest in buying the company.

FEATURE
Indiana received the highest grade in the country in a report on government transparency earlier this month. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave the state an A minus for its website that tracks government spending. The site is called the Indiana Transparency Portal. The high praise comes just a couple months after reports that state employees were manipulating the same site to hide failed economic development efforts. Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with a local representative of the Public Interest Research Group about the report and the recent controversy for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

ACTIVATE!
Delores and John Neuman talk about their experiences as long time volunteers with IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

CREDITS
Anchors: Maria McKinley, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Chelsea Hardy, Alycin Bektesh, and Drew Daudelin.
Our feature was produced by Joe Crawford.
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker,
Our engineer today is Chris Martin,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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