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Daily Local News – April 3, 2017


Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, has announced his endorsement of Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court; A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion; Monroe County has created a fund to facilitate the seizure of property through a controversial process called civil asset forfeiture; Wages for working women continue to lag behind those of males doing the same work; Jobs within the solar industry are growing in Indiana according to a recent report by the Solar Foundation.

This week’s Activate! features Janet Schell, a volunteer with the Teacher’s Warehouse. The Teacher’s Warehouse accepts donated school supplies and books that teachers can then “shop” in order to stock their classrooms for their students. If the Teachers Warehouse is open for business, Janet is there with a smiling face to assist customers. When the Warehouse is closed, Janet is there singlehandedly organizing donations. Because of Janet’s hard work, 525 teachers and 7,000 students or more benefited last school year from the resources available at the Teacher’s Warehouse, and the impact will be even higher at the end of this school year.

Anchors: Doug Storm and Sarah Vaughan
Today’s headlines were written by Jerrod Dill, Dominick Jean and Joe Crawford; along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
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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