The Bloomington City Council has recommended the city provide emergency funding for its largest homeless shelter, the facility that has long been known as Martha’s House; This morning the city of Bloomington announced six winners of its annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Awards; Bloomington is ranked among the top 100 most livable American cities in a list released today by the website, Livability dot com; Indiana University’s enrollment numbers are strong again this year.
Earlier this month, the Monroe County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the County Health Department to set up a needle exchange program for intravenous drug users. The Commissioners passed a resolution in support of the department’s declaration of a health emergency in the community, due to the local Hepatitis C epidemic. The Department can now apply to the State Health Commissioner for permission to set up the program. WFHB Assistant News Director, David Murphy, spoke to the State Epidemiologist, Pam Pontones, who supervises exchanges in Indiana. He then spoke to Andrew Day, the supervisor of Insite, a Supervised Injection Site in Vancouver. Insite has provided health services to intravenous drug users in Vancouver since 2003. We begin with Murphy asking a question to Pontones.
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Anchors: Maria McKinley, Joe Crawford
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