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Daily Local News – July 20, 2017

White-tailed deer at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve are close to destroying the preserve to the point it may never recover; With ISTEP officially on its way out, the state is in market for a new standardized testing system. FEATURE WFHB News Director Joe Crawford took a chance on Big Talk three years ago. The idea for a weekly regular …

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Daily Local News – July 19, 2017

This week, Carrier Corp will lay off 300 of its Indianapolis furnace factory employees.    Members of the activist organization Hoosier Action were in Washington D.C. and marched on Republican lawmakers offices, where they staged protests against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called ‘Obamacare.’    Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain appeared before County Commissioners this morning, explaining …

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Daily Local News – July 18, 2017

Indiana’s Democratic Senator, Joseph Donnelly, is facing criticism from state and national GOP members over his brother’s California-based business; Richland Bean Blossom School Corporation is taking steps to promote a positive image of the school system through a new branding campaign; A new Indiana law could prevent so-called ‘water wars’ between Indiana and Kentucky, according to New Albany’s News and …

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Developer Tabbed for Convention Center Expansion

The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Commission has selected a developer for a proposed convention center expansion. Indianapolis-based Sun Development and Management Corporation outshone two competitors to gain the Commission’s favor. In the commission’s July 11th meeting, Commission member Patrick Stoffers explained why he felt Sun Development is the better choice. The 90-year-old convention center building is located at West …

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“Lot of Lessons” to Be Learned from I-69 Mistakes

State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes at this month’s State Budget Committee hearing, according to the Indiana Business Journal. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Luke Kenley said he believes “there are a lot of lessons” to be learned from how the state handled the project, especially from the failed partnership with a private developer for Section 5 …

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Daily Local News – July 17, 2017

Speck Mellencamp, son of singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with public intoxication and resisting law enforcement; State officials admitted the I-69 project has suffered from mistakes; The Monroe County Convention Center Advisory Committee has selected a developer for the proposed convention center expansion; The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District budget for 2018 may include a …

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Daily Local News – July 13, 2017

A new standing order from the state’s Health Commissioner will make a non-addictive drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, more widely available; Monroe County Commissioners approved funding for renovations to improve security at the Community Corrections building; Tomorrow is the pretrial hearing for the man accused of arson and theft to a Ellettsville daycare center. FEATURE The son of a …

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Better Beware: Snake Oil Claims Still With Us

W.C. Fields joked about scam artists and snake oil salesmen a century ago. We’re still being bombarded by ads for questionable products and outright fallacious claims even today.

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Martinsville, Morgan County Scramble To Provide Ambulance Service

When their sole ambulance provider unexpectedly pulled out of a service agreement, Martinsville and Morgan County were left scrambling to pick up the slack. Correspondent Jerrod Dill brings us a story about local government success.

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Supreme Court Lets Indiana Robocall Law Stand

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to review Indiana’s anti-robocall law. A lower court upheld the robocall ban in January and the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the case means the law will stay in place. The law prohibits companies from making pre-recorded calls to peoples’ phones without their consent. A company called Patriotic Veterans, Inc. had been seeking …

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