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Daily Local News – August 25, 2014

The administration at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University has announced that this year’s incoming first year cohort is the largest and most diverse in its history; Another round of lawsuits is shaping up to determine the future of marriage equality in Indiana; The IU Health Proton Therapy Cancer Center will close its doors at the end of this year; The latest report from the Indiana department of workforce development shows that Indiana added nearly ten thousand private sector jobs in July, but the unemployment rate held steady at 5-point-9 percent compared to June, due to an increase in people entering the labor force; Monroe County is going primetime; County officials are hoping in the future, Sample Gates will be just one of several iconic locations in the area.

As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford was on the scene Saturday afternoon. He brings us this report.

Long time volunteers Carl Darnell and Erikka Vaughn talk about the rewards of mentoring students and building a learning community at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, here in Bloomington on the corner of 7th and Rogers. Also, more volunteer opportunities to work as a tutor or mentor with Monroe County students from the Volunteer Network.

Anchors: Maria McKinley, Doug Storm
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf and David Murphy
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Activate is produced by Jennifer Whitaker in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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