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Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) Dec 17,2014 – Indiana University will begin offering in-state tuition rates to veterans (IU 将降低学费 吸引老兵)

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Indiana University will begin offering in-state tuition rates to qualifying veterans and family members starting with the Fall semester of 2015

Daily Local News- December 11, 2014

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The Bloomington City Council won’t vote on new regulations for food trucks until early next year. After weeks of debate about the rules, the Council voted December 10th to postpone a decision. Council member Andy Ruff was the first to suggest a delay;The Ellettsville Plan Commission is making progress on an ordinance targeting what officials called perpetual garage sales;Ellettsville is finally about to finish buying the land it needs to build a pedestrian trail downtown;

FEATURE
In the wake of national unrest regarding police action killings of unarmed black men, Bloomington Police Chief Mike Diekoff reached out to the local chapter of the NAACP and the Bloomington Commission on the Status of Black Males to talk to community leaders about strengthen communication between police and citizens. Today, we hear from Chief Diekoff about community engagement issues, for today’s
feature report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
This week on the Voices in the Street: “Torture: The U.S. Government’s
Controversial Interrogation Methods”

CREDITS
Anchors: Scott Weddle, Carolyn VandeWiele
You’ve been listening to the Daily Local News on WFHB,
supported by Smithville, your Indiana Communications Company at smithville DOT net,
and by Bloomingfoods Market and Deli, your locally-grown co-op grocery.
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access
Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Taylor Telford
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineer today was Jose Rodriguez
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News – December 10, 2014

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Last week, The Monroe County Election Board discussed problems with political yard signs in the lead up to the midterm election; Last week Ball State University economist Michael Hicks released an economic forecast for 2015; A new residence hall at IUPUI has been approved by the IU Board of Trustees; In its first-ever distribution of teacher performance grants, or bonuses, the State of Indiana has awarded $30 million in grants to high-performance teachers in more than 1,300 schools; The office of Governor Mike Pence announced in a press release today, December 9th, that a little more than $4.6 million in total federal grants has been paid so far to help local communities and the state of Indiana recover from the 2014 January fifth (5)-through-ninth (9) winter storm; Hoosiers who need help paying their energy bills this winter may be able to take advantage of a program sponsored by Duke Energy; The Monroe County Public Library has plans for opening a third branch

FEATURE
A case that had been scheduled for a hearing in front of the Indiana Supreme court this week could have large implications for offenders on probation state wide – WFHB news director Alycin Bektesh has the report.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
There are more rotten rumors and crafty con-games going around this time of year than are dream’t of in your imagination, Horatio, and here’s the lowdown on more of them…even if your name isn’t Horatio.

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Taylor Talford
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Emily Beck, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Our engineers today are Jim Lang, Adam Reichle and Matthew Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh

Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) Dec 10,2014 – Old National Bank Will Move (Old National Bank 将移动到布卢明顿市中心)

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Old National Bank is one major step closer to moving its downtown Bloomington branch. — Old National Bank 将移动到布卢明顿市中心

Daily Local News – December 9, 2014

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Old National Bank is one major step closer to moving its downtown Bloomington branch; A law prohibiting dead people from voting was responsible for delays in tallying election results last month; A new bicycle and pedestrian trail west of Bloomington could be facing a rough winter; A committee of former Red Cross Book Fair volunteers has completed its selection process for a NEW HOST for the popular book fair fund-raiser annually held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds; A public hearing will be held this Thursday by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce for citizens to comment on the Fullerton Pike Extension project; The long running dispute between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and State
Superintendent of Education Glenda Ritz seems to have switched battlegrounds.

INS AND OUTS OF MONEY
You’ll find plenty of people who are happy to advise you in matters of money–for a fee, of course. A better option might be taking advantage of free resources. Here’s WFHB’s weekly financial segment The Ins and Outs of Money.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Sophia Saliby, and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey and edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe
County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford,
Our board engineer and Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – December 8, 2014

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An Indiana law limiting abortion clinics was declared unconstitutional last week; On November 26th, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the allowable level of ground level ozone in the atmosphere; A law prohibiting dead people from voting was responsible for delays in tallying election results last month; Local realtors and other concerned citizens will have a chance to talk informally with Monroe County officials about a set of controversial new zoning laws.

FEATURE
WFHB News Director Alycin Bektesh was on hand during a demonstration on campus last week organized by the Black Student Union to call attention to racial injustice and police/citizens relations, and brings us today’s community report.

ACTIVATE!
Our weekly segment spotlighting people working for positive change in our community.

CREDITS
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy and Sophia Saliby
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Activate! is produced by Jennifer Whitaker, along with the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network
Our engineer is Chris Martin,
Manging Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – December 4, 2014

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Governor Mike Pence delivered his education agenda this morning, looking ahead to the start of the 2015 legislative long-session which he termed the “education session.” Pence stressed his support for vouchers and charter schools, boasting that in the four years since it was enacted, the Indiana school voucher program has become the largest in the country, serving nearly 30,000 students; But first, the Bloomington City Council is still struggling with how to regulate food trucks; A new coalition of business groups is launching a campaign in support of legislation to allow Sunday sales of packaged liquor in Indiana; Bloomington is celebrating Krampus Night this Saturday.

FEATURE
The Indiana University Black Student Union is hosting a “rally against injustice” this evening at Showalter fountain, just one day after protesters in New York City shut down the West Side Highway and disrupted the Rockefeller Center Lighting ceremony in reaction to a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Daniel Pataleo for the death of Eric Garner – the second high profile case involving the death of an unarmed black man due to police action to be decided this way. WFHB News Director spoke with Cornelius Wright, chair of the city of Bloomington commission on the status of Black males about the recent incidents, and what people in Bloomington can do to get engaged in the nationwide discussion about race and police use of force, for today’s community report.

VOICES IN THE STREET
The holidays are upon us, and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa this month, we all have our own unique family traditions. ‘Tis for joy and reflection, so we hit the streets of Bloomington to ask local residents about your favorite part of the holidays and your family traditions.

CREDITS
Anchors: Carolyn VandeWiele & Scott Weddle
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf and Jack Hanneck
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Alycin Bektesh
Voices in the Street was produced by Kelly Wherley,
Our engineers today are Jose Rodriguez and Jonathan Goethals
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Craford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

Daily Local News – December 3, 2014

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Secretary of State Connie Lawson released the official voter turnout report yesterday for the 2014 general election; Beginning in January, the City of Bloomington and Bloomington Meadows Hospital will establish a new suicide support group for teens and children in the community involving free ongoing monthly meetings for community youth affected by suicide; Researchers from Indiana University’s Center on Education and Lifelong Learning recently issued a policy brief from a comprehensive survey of current Indiana educators regarding their beliefs about teacher evaluations and their confidence in the evaluation process; Bloomington will host several national softball tournaments during the 2015 and 2016 seasons; Three IU professors have been awarded an National Institute of Health grant to study acetaminophen liver toxicity; Indiana University plans to shut down 10th Street on campus for almost four weeks over winter break.

FEATURE
Hoosiers may finally get to benefit from the expanded Medicaid coverage included as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as the ACA or Obamacare, that was passed into law back in March of 2010. Besides the well-known health insurance mandate, under which all residents were required to enroll in some kind of insurance program, with federal subsidies of insurance premium payments, there was another provision that got little attention: the expansion of Medicaid eligibility from people with incomes up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level to 138 percent. The federal plan offered to cover, initially, 100 percent of the cost of the expanded coverage for the first three years, and then gradually reduce its subsidy to 90 percent by 2020. State responses to the offer became subject to partisanship: states led by Democrats accepted the offer, and red states initially rejected it. Several Republican governed states have since come on board. However, Indiana is a hold-out, losing out on hundreds of million of dollars of federal transfers and up to half a million more residents covered by expanded Medicaid. In the meantime, the federal government has allowed Indiana to continue with the pre-ACA state delivered medicaid program under the Healthy Indiana Plan, which was established in 2008, and currently provides coverage to around 50,000 residents. Last year, Governor Pence’s office proposed a revised plan, dubbed HIP Two Point Oh, to deliver expanded Medicaid. However, negotiations with federal authorities bogged down over some of the state program provisions, which included premiums, co-pays, and yearly maximums for recipients, which have never been a part of Medicaid. In the meantime, the state has asked for and been given waivers from the federal government to allow it to continue with the old HIP program. The most recent extension agreement, announced in mid-November, would carry the program into 2015. The joint announcements from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the CMS, and Governor Pence’s office, on the extension, also mentioned that negotiations on Medicaid expansion are continuing. On Tuesday Daily Local News correspondent David Murphy spoke to Alex Slobosky, Chairperson of Cover Indiana, which has been campaigning for state acceptance of expanded Medicaid. He informed us that he had just come from a conference in Indianapolis, where representatives of the federal and state governments talked about the current state of healthcare insurance, including the impact of the ACA on Indiana, the recent agreement to extend the state HIP for another year, and ongoing negotiations on the expansion of Medicaid in Indiana. Mister Slobosky first talked about the extension of the old HIP program.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE!
The Holidays are a big time for both stores and scammers. Here’s a headsup on three of the con games that are going around right now.

CREDITS
Anchors: Kelly Wherley, Cathi Norton
Today’s headlines were written by Susan Northleaf, Anson Shupe, Cathi Norton, Sarah Panfil and Emily Beck along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish, with correspondent Anson Shupe
Our feature was produced by David Murphy
Our engineers today are Adam Reichle and Matthew Gwaltney
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes
Managing Producer is Joe Crafword

Daily Local News (每日地方新闻) Dec 3,2014 – The Monroe County Public Library (Monroe公共图书馆)

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The Monroe County Public Library has been awarded the Indiana Library Federation Programming Award –Monroe公共图书馆已经获得了印第安纳州图书馆联盟编程奖

Daily Local News – December 2, 2014

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana recently filed suit against The GEO Group, a Florida company that privately runs the New Castle (Indiana) Correctional Facility; The Environmental Protection Agency has recently been under fire from Indiana politicians and government agencies for its enforcement of new limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal and oil-fuel power plants; The Monroe County Public Library has been awarded the Indiana Library Federation Programming Award; The Monroe County Plan Commission held off on adopting new rules for rural areas at a meeting November 18th; The Bloomington Utilities Department is spending $38,000 to deal with energy issues at its headquarters on Miller Drive.

FEATURE
Kathleen Falk, the Regional Director for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services appointed by the Obama Administration in 2013, serves as the Midwest’s connection to the Affordable Care Act. She stopped through Bloomington today in an event hosted by Nancy Woolery, Health Projects coordinator for the City of Bloomington. Information about the open enrollment period here, in today’s community report.

CREDITS
Anchors: Casey Kuhn, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by David Murphy, Jack Hannek, Cathi Norton and Anson Shupe
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
The Ins and Outs of Money is produced by Ryan Stacey, edited by Dan Withered, in partnership with the Monroe County Public Library and The United Way of Monroe County.
Our engineer is Anna Legge
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Managing Producer is Joe Crawford
Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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