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Daily Local News – October 17, 2017


Duke Energy is releasing records of its Indiana coal ash ponds after being threatened by legal actions from environmental groups; The US Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns in Hoosier National Forest; Democratic Party contenders for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District have released the results of the first quarter of fundraising efforts; This morning, the Lawrence County Commissioners decided to discontinue their Syringe Service Program.

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is perhaps the most widely known landmark in the state.
The fifteen mile string of sand dunes and marshes along the southern tip of Lake Michigan are an environmentally protected area, and comprise the fourth most plant diverse ecosystem in the country.
At the center of the 15,000 acre park is the aging State Park Pavilion.
As WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis reports, a controversial decision to renovate the Pavilion to include a rooftop bar and convention center is using federal funds to increase the structure’s footprint.

WFHB’s weekly community resources segment, Everyday People.

Anchors: Don Geyra and Erin Wager-Miller
Today’s headlines were written by Wes Martin and Jonah Chester
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alex Davis
Everyday People is produced by Courtney Stewart and Stacey Goffinet
Our engineer today is Megan Wade
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Wes Martin

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