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Daily Local News – October 24, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill appeared on the television show ‘Fox and Friends’ this morning; Regulatory agencies approved Bloomington’s Cook Pharmica’s sale to New Jersey-based Catalent; The Richland-Bean Blossom School Board voted last night to close Stinesville Elementary School next year. FEATURE Bloomington’s Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter is now solely operated by Wheeler Mission. The winter shelter, which was hosted …

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Veteran Reporter David Shuster Talks Facts, Opinion, and Civility

Veteran journalist and Bloomington native David Shuster spoke about the role of journalism in promoting civility and fact-driven opinion during a fundraiser Saturday for the Center for Justice and Mediation. Shuster has worked for a wide variety of news outlets including CNN, Fox News, and Al Jazeera America. He currently is an anchor and managing editor for global news service …

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State Hires Law Firm To Handle Pence Email Requests

The state of Indiana has hired a private law firm to handle public requests for former Governor Mike Pence’s private email records. Governor Eric Holcomb’s office has received over 50 requests for information contained in two private AOL email accounts used by Pence when he was the state’s chief executive. The Associated Press is among several organizations that have filed …

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Daily Local News – October 23, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence attended his son’s wedding at Brown County State Park this weekend; The State of Indiana is hiring a private law firm to administer public requests for Vice President Mike Pence’s email records; Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed an executive order detailing steps to allocate funds from Indiana’s share of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation agreement; A 2017 …

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Daily Local News – October 19, 2017

Monroe County Commissioners are calling on the Richland Bean Blossom Community School Board to rethink closing Stinesville Elementary School; The Monroe County Commissioners also approved an ordinance creating an opioid awareness commission; The city Bloomington is replacing water mains across town, causing disruptions in water services; The City of Bloomington’s lawsuit against Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb will not be dismissed. …

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Daily Local News – October 18, 2017

Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is enjoying the success of system-wide efforts to improve its state ranking.   The City of Bloomington is assessing three downtown parking garages for  their soundness and long term viability.   Thirteen Indiana counties will receive art consultants, The National Association of Counties Director of Marketing and Communications Rex Van Zant says community members attended workshops …

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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 …

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Who Was Chekhov? “Three Sisters” at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre

In today’s Community Conversation we’ll hear a selection from a recent Arts Interchange conversation about Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters,” currently in production at IU’s Wells-Metz Theatre. Interchange host Doug Storm is joined in the WFHB studios by Abby Lee, who plays Masha Prozorov, the middle of the three sisters in the play, and by Greer Gerni, the production’s dramaturg. Greer …

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Ellettsville FD Now Answering Only Life-Threatening Calls

The Ellettsville Fire Department will now only respond to life-threatening calls. Ellettsville Fire Chief Mike Cornman says he needs to reduce  the number of calls his fire department responds to in order to stay within its budget and current staffing levels. Cornman’s remarks were made during the Ellettsville Town Council meeting last week. During the meeting, Cornman told the town …

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MCCSC Using Janitors, Maintenance Workers as Bus Drivers

The Monroe County Community School Corporation is using Janitors and Maintenance personnel as bus drivers. MCCSC Spokesman Andrew Clampitt says the school district faces a driver shortage, after bus service company Auxilio Services failed to fulfill the terms of its contract. He says the staff members go through “the same training and background checks as bus drivers.” Auxilio Services officially …

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