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Environmentalists, Scientists Warn Yellowwood Logging May Harm Species

Some 299 acres of Yellowwood State Forest are on the table for selective logging. As WFHB Correspondent Alex Davis reports, environmental groups, scientists and researchers are warning that dozens of endangered species roost in Yellowwood’s back country. They’re bringing their pleas to stop the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plan to Governor Eric Holcomb.

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MCCSC Cancels Auxilio Bus Services Contract

Transportation services company Auxilio Services was delivered a public letter by the Monroe County Community School Corporation stating that its school bus contract will be canceled due to parent complaints, delays, and a shortage of drivers. The letter, sent to Auxilio late last week, stated the contract will be terminated on October 13th. The move by MCCSC officials comes after …

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State Reaches Settlement With Pharmaceutical, Novo Nordisk

Attorney General Curtis Hill has announced that Indiana has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk. The agreement settles accusations that the company failed to comply with Food and Drug Administration standards for their type II diabetes medication. The FDA required the insulin manufacturer to work to lessen the risk of a form of cancer caused by the medication …

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Daily Local News – September 18, 2017

Darryl Neher is the new Chief Executive Officer for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County; Indiana has reached a settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk for its medication, Victoza; The Monroe County Schools Corporation will cancel its contract with bus service provider Auxilio; The Lotus Education and Arts Foundation is raising funds for its new headquarters on South Rogers Street. …

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Daily Local News – September 14, 2017

Members of the Bloomington Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee reported improvements on Interstate 69 construction since INDOT took over the project; The construction of Interstate 69 is making it difficult for personnel at the Northern Monroe Fire Territory to respond to calls in the western and northern parts of Monroe County; The Monroe County Public Library is putting on a …

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Daily Local News, September 13, 2017

Illinois-based plastics company, Phoenix Closures Incorporated is poised to take over the former Otis Elevator property on South Curry Pike in Bloomington. The City of Bloomington Utilities Department will be replacing the city’s water delivery pipes over several years. Monroe County businesses may be subjected to audits for personal property under a new contract adopted by County Commissioners. FEATURE: The …

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Daily Local News – September 12, 2017

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb authorized the deployment of an Indiana Department of Homeland Security team to Florida, in response to Hurricane Irma; The remnants of Hurricane Irma are making their way across southern Indiana, northern Kentucky, and the Cincinnati area today and tomorrow; The Monroe County Council began its review of 2018 budget requests last week in the first …

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Newly-Discovered Vonnegut Short Stories To Be Published

Five previously unpublished Kurt Vonnegut short stories are being released, after their discovery at the Indiana University Lilly Library. Vonnegut, Indiana’s most famous modern writer, died in November, 2007. Dan Wakefield, co-editor of the Complete Stories and one of Vonnegut’s long-time friends, spoke with WFHB News Director Wes Martin about the author.

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Indiana Officials Suggest Protections After Equifax Data Breach

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is advising residents to take steps to protect themselves in the wake of the Equifax data breach. The breach is estimated to affect 143 million Americans nationwide, including an estimated 3.8 million Hoosiers. Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, announced last Thursday that a cyber breach compromised much of its consumers’ personal …

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Monroe County Gives Grants To 10 Local Drug Treatment Organizations

Monroe County Commissioners are distributing more than $55,000 in grants to ten local organizations for their work in drug treatment, prevention, and support services. The grants come through the Monroe County CARES Board, a coordinating council for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. The awards are given in three categories: treatment, justice, and prevention. Commissioner Amanda Barge announced …

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